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Celebrity Roundup: April 20, 2012

Rihanna gives MTV attitude over her marijuana use, Lindsay Lohan gets booze thrown in her face, and another Real Housewife's drinking goes too far.


Taylor Armstrong could be in trouble.
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By Sam Lansky


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Pop singer Rihanna has demonstrated remarkably little discretion when it comes to tweeting pictures of herself smoking marijuana to her 17 million Twitter followers — so when MTV tweeted, “Yikes! @Rihanna’s marijuana photos from Coachella spark controversy,” with a link to a story about Rihanna’s drug usage, Rihanna was quick to respond, “Yikes…. @rihanna ran out of fucks to give.” MTV’s response to the Barbadian superstar? “Well played,” they tweeted.

A new wrinkle in the ongoing saga of Lindsay Lohan’s Nightclub Fights: Lindsay and her father, Michael Lohan, were just casually enjoying an alcohol-free evening at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood on Wednesday night, when Lindsay somehow got into an altercation with a woman who hurled a drink in Lindsay’s face. Does that count as a relapse?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills earned headlines for the drug-addled behavior of castmate Kim Richards—but now another Housewife is coming under fire for her substance abuse: Taylor Armstrong. RadarOnline reports that after Taylor’s husband, Russell, committed suicide late last year, Taylor turned to alcohol to deal with her grief—and her drinking has escalated to the point where friends want her to go to rehab.

A California medical marijuana dispensary came under fire this week for selling a strain of cannabis sativa known as “Whitney Houston”—alongside another strain known as “Charlie Sheen.” When reporters followed up, though, the drugs were quickly removed from the dispensary’s online menu. Maybe the proprietors at 45 Cap Elite Herbal Center realized what they were doing was in poor taste—or, just as likely, the good stuff just sold out.

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