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Archives for February, 2013


‘Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo On Privacy, Parenthood, and Celebrity Charity

We've talked about the stress Karen Gravano endured growing up as the daughter of one of the most notorious mobsters of modern times and Renee Graziano's battles with addiction, but what's going on with some of the other ladies of VH1's hit reality show Mob Wives?

Well, Drita D'Avanzo, one of the original Mob Wives, recently sat down with OK! Magazine to talk about her good and, well, less-than-good...
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Country Music Singer Mindy McCready Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Unfortunately, we're starting the week off with some sad news, folks.

Mindy McCready, the country music singer perhaps most popular for the 90s female empowerment anthem "Guys Do It All The Time," was found dead yesterday of an apparent suicide.

A statement from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas claims the 37-year-old suffered what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Bipolar Disorder

Weekend Watching: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Getting Chummy With Oscar?

UPDATE: 2/25/2013: The Oscars winners are in, and although Silver Linings Playbook didn't fare as well as some people predicted (Peter Travers not included), the lovely, though not very graceful, Jennifer Lawrence did leave with the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations Jennifer!

UPDATE: 2/24/2013: I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend, and I loved it. Dr....
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Charities & Organizations

Give the Gift of Mental Health This Valentine’s Day!

Happy Tuesday, readers!

What? Tuesday?

That's right, you officially have about 48 hours until Valentine's Day.

(Cue dramatic drum roll.)

Now, I know some of you don't care for Valentine's Day.

It was created by Hallmark! There's too much pressure! Why should we spend just one day showing each other how we feel?!

Fine. I agree with all that most of the time, too.

However, for those of you who do celebrate Valentine's Day, I'd like to veer off...
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Addiction Rehabilitation Centers

Twitter Chat: The Fix Tackles Drug Policy in America

The Fix, an excellent (in my opinion) website about addiction and recovery that often tackles celebrity substance abuse issues is teaming up with the national nonprofit addiction treatment organization Phoenix House later this afternoon to talk about something that's been on all our mind's since Colorado and Washington pretty much told the world, "Yeah, we do what we want" and legalized pot.

Drug policy. Specifically, legalizing...
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Country Music Star Randy Travis On the Road to Sobriety!

Let's start this week off with some good celebrity news, shall we?

Your favorite country music legend and mine (well, definitely mine, and yours if you know what's up) Randy Travis is officially on the road to sobriety!

If you remember, 2012 wasn't that great a year for Travis.

Back in August, the "Forever and Ever Amen" singer crashed his car and wandered around naked on a Texas highway, leading...
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Weekend Reading: Country Star Tim McGraw Trades Whiskey for Weights!

Guess who has two thumbs, a new album coming out, and has been sober for about five years now?

That's right, "Live Like You Were Dying" crooner Tim McGraw!

According to a recent interview with People magazine, McGraw credits his family - especially his three daughters - for his decision to give up the booze in favor of a healthier lifestyle:

I felt quitting was something I needed...
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