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Archives for May, 2010


Would You Wear Your Mental Illness On A T-Shirt?

It seems like every time we turn around, actress-turned-advocate Glenn Close is making headlines for her work with mental health advocacy. If she's not working with Bring Change 2 Mind, the mental health foundation she helped launch, she's chowing down with folks at auctions or having her genome mapped with hopes of moving science forward.

Don't misunderstand - this is a good thing.

But when I saw the cover for the Spring 2010 edition...
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Monjack's Publicist Shares Widespread Suicide Misconception

During some very rare downtime this morning, I was able to relax with a cup of joe and catch a few minutes of The Today Show. The segment was about Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy's widower who was found dead Sunday night by the same lady who found Murphy dead just five month's ago: Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy.

More than that he died, the segment was about how he died, which, of course, none of us know yet. Lots of folks are...
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Megan Fox and 'Transformers 3' (Michael Bay?) Part Ways

Those of you who are excited about seeing Megan Fox as Leila in the Jonah Hex previews out right now won't be as excited once the previews for Transformers 3 start airing.

That's because the actress has been dropped from the movie - or, decided not to play in it - depending on which source you believe.

According to People, a rep for Fox claims "it was her decision not to return" and "she wishes the franchise the best," but...
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Chato B. Stewart Draws Up His List of Mental Health Heroes

Recognize that chick to the right?

Probably not, unless you know me personally (or follow me on Twitter or Facebook), because I don't think I've ever posted a picture of myself here at Celebrity Psychings, 's me!

Of course, the name might've tipped you off :)

Anyway, as part of his annual Mental Health Awareness Month Cartoon-A-Thon (this is his first year at Psych Central, where he blogs Mental Health Humor) my good friend and the...
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Eminem: "Time to Put My Life Back Together Right Now"

Great news for all you Eminem fans - and, of course, Eminem himself.

According to Paul Grein's Chart Watch blog over at Y! Music, "Not Afraid," the first single off Em's upcoming album Recovery, debuted in the Hot 100 at #1. It's only the second rap song to ever do so - 1997's tribute to Biggie Smalls, "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, and 112, being the first.

That in itself was a pretty big slot to fill.

'Course, that's nothing too new...
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15 Extreme Celebrity Stalker Cases

His former American Idol co-worker Paula Abdul didn't make it on the list (I'm assuming because her situation involved a suicide rather than a murder attempt), but Ryan Seacrest -- along with stars like Madonna, Mick Jagger, 50 Cent, and Jewel - made PopCrunch's recent 15 of the Most Bizarre Celebrity Murder Attempts, and I'm kind of surprised I never heard about it.

I mean, when a highly trained member of the US...
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Joey Pants’ Mental Health Advocacy Gains More Publicity

If you've spent any amount of time pilfering around here at Celebrity Psychings, you're probably already somewhat familiar with the mental health advocacy work of Joe Pantoliano.

After spending years dealing with and learning to manage his own mental health issues, the actor-turned-advocate launched No Kidding, Me Too! (nkm2), a public charity designed to "remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease through education and the breaking down of societal barriers," and has toured...
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