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Archives for July, 2011


Weekend Reading: Stevie Nicks On Finding Inspiration

Honestly, who doesn't love Stevie Nicks?

In a recent Riff City interview, the award-winning songstress opens up to Jessica Pilot about her latest album In Your Dreams, working with former flame and Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham*, and why quitting touring would be a "nightmare" for her (she's been doing it since 1975!), even though it's tiresome.

Nicks also talks about how she finds her inspiration for writing:
So you can be inspired by anything So you...
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Share Your Story: Enter The 2011 Facing Us Video Contest

The Facing Us Video Contest 2011 is well underway, once again giving you the chance to become a celebrity in your own right!

Whether you have a flair for song, poetry, or acting, if you can find a way to tell your story of mental illness and recovery with it, you can enter the Facing Us Video Contest.

Since 2007, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has provided consumers with a chance to tell their stories...
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Amy Winehouse Death: Maybe Not Shocking, But Still Tragic

(UPDATE: 10/26/2011: Coroner Suzanne Greenaway has ruled Winehouse's death "accidental alcohol poisoning." "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death.")

(UPDATE: 8/9/2011: Memorial Matters now has an Amy Winehouse memorial for fans and loved ones. Also, Amy's parents, Mitch and Janice Winehouse, are moving forward with the Amy Winehouse Foundation and will receive a bit of financial assistance from the proceeds brought in by Amy's...
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Weekend Reading: Katy Perry Says No Psychological Pain Here!

to her body, that is.

Here's a just-for-fun Weekend Reading for you: For its Summer Double Issue, Rolling Stone interviewed pop star Katy Perry, and, among other things (politics, money, and aliens), the "Teenage Dream" singer talked about her physical endowments.

Specifically, her well-known chest (that's right - the one that got her and Sesame Street in trouble with parents), and the fact that she resorted to taping it down until she was 19...
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5 Support Resources For Loved Ones Of Addicts

When actor Daniel Baldwin filed for divorce from his wife former British supermodel wife, Joanne Smith, he cited Smith's problems with substance abuse as the reason for the couple's split - and the restraining order he obtained against her just one day before filing for divorce.

Baldwin, who had been married to Smith for nearly four years, is no stranger to problems with alcohol and drug addiction. The actor has battled his own problems with...
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Open Letter To Harry Potter Creator, J.K. Rowling

Dear Rowling,

Nearly two decades ago, you finished the manuscript for the first book in a series that I - staying true to my nature - snubbed (hey, I have issues with hype - I can't help it!) until one day, several years later during my junior year of college, my Children's Literature professor forced me to do more than breeze by the Harry Potter section at my local bookstore.

I actually had to stop...
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Glen Campbell Announces New Album, Tour, And Alzheimer’s

If you received an Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis, what's the one thing you'd want to accomplish before the disease completely took over your mind?

Well, if you're anything like country singer Glen Campbell, you'd want to create one more piece of art, one more compilation of something you love.

Shortly after publicly announcing his Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis (which Campbell received roughly six months ago), he also announced Ghost on the Canvas, his new and final album.

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Suicide Attempt Reports: When The Media Jumps The Gun

I have an idea. Let's not assume every single person who overdoses on drugs is trying to kill himself.

We can even take it a step further and, oh, I don't know, avoid reporting such suicide attempts as news, too.

Late last month, the ridiculously hot (sorry) Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, From Paris With Love) was rushed to Central London hospital after being found slumped over on his floor. Paramedics were called, but it...
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Liv Tyler On Dad, Steven: “I Know His Mind So Well”

In addition to talking about her experiences with motherhood, the odd phase her six-year-old son Milo went through during which he was against music (odd, because - well, look who we're talking about! But at least he's obsessed with Queen now), and her intense new move, The Ledge, Liv Tyler recently talked with late night talk show host Conan O'Brien about her father's new autobiography.

See what Steven Tyler promises with his autobiography, Does the...
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True Blood’s Anna Paquin Is Not The Jealous Type

Seems like "Sookeh" isn't the only female True Blood actor Stephen Moyer gets to sink his teeth into!

Moyer, who plays vamp Bill Compton in the HBO hit series True Blood, is in-real-life married to Anna Paquin, the actress who also happens to play Sookie Stackhouse, Compton's human love interest on the show.

Let's just get that straight, shall we? Moyer and Paquin: Married in real life. Compton and Stackhouse? On-screen romance.


Now that we're caught up, apparently...
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