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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46; Police Suspect Drug Overdose


(UPDATE 2/5/14: Four individuals have been arrested in relation to Hoffman's drug overdose, according to The New York Daily News and CNN. Authorities found more than 350 bags of heroin in three different apartments. (Upon further investigation, 70 bags of heroin were found in Hoffman's apartment. Currently, police aren't certain whether those four individuals sold the heroin to Hoffman or if they're part of a larger...
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Celebrities

The Face of Mental Illness: Celebrity Edition


Ooooh, I woudn't want to be in Brian Williams's shoes right now.

Of course, there'd be a lot of room, given he seems to have shoved BOTH his feet in his mouth last Thursday.

During what's probably been the most stigmatizing statement I've heard all year, Williams announced that Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who held three women captive for a decade, was "arguably the face of mental illness."

Let's paint that picture again, just for...
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Alcohol

Drug Abuse and Alcoholism: Painting the Face of Addiction


(UPDATE July 16, 2013: Cory Monteith's official cause of death was a drug overdose of heroin and alcohol, according to the British Columbia Coroners Service.)

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Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the Emmy award-winning musical comedy-drama Glee, was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room over the weekend.

Some news sources have reported drug overdose as the suspected cause of death, but thus far police have confirmed only that they...
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Celebrities

Why Using Bert & Ernie to Celebrate Marriage Equality Doesn’t Make Sense


DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a post about anyone's beliefs, opinions, ideas, thoughts, or otherwise on homosexuality or same-sex marriage. This is a post about how some media outlets--in this specific case, The New Yorker--are celebrating marriage equality. Understand upfront that comments that are hateful and offensive to anyone will not be published.

So, The New Yorker released its July 8-15, 2013 cover this morning, "Moment of Joy."

"Moment of Joy" depicts Bert and Ernie, two Sesame Street...
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Everyday Folk

When Bullying Hits Home: The Dax Catalano Story


We're making big strides in the anti-bullying movement, and - like it or not - we have some celebrities and entertainment media to thank for some of the progress.

From Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation to all the famous names who've contributed to the It Gets Better Project, musicians and actors alike are speaking out to raise awareness and provide resources.

Artists are contributing with actual movies and music, too: The Bully...
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