Celebrity Roundup: February 10, 2012
Lemonheads' Evan Dando tweets cocaine snap, Demi Moore keeps us guessing on her treatment, and Celeb Rehab's Gary Busey files for bankruptcy.
Evan Dando, lead singer of the ‘90s rock band Lemonheads, exhibited questionable judgment when he tweeted out a picture showing him and a lady friend relaxing in a hotel room in Phoenix with a litany of indulgences—lines of cocaine on the coffee table (chopped up with a MetroCard, no less), an array of candy, cocktail on the table and cigarette in hand. Sugar and blow—it’s apparently still the rock star way.
Amidst numerous reports that Demi Moore has checked herself into the swanky Utah rehab Cirque Lodge—which also treated Lindsay Lohan and Eva Mendes—other sources say that Moore isn’t at Cirque Lodge after all. Moore hasn’t been seen since her January 23 hospitalization. Maybe she sought treatment somewhere where Lindsay Lohan hasn’t been institutionalized—if such a facility exists.
Actor Gary Busey, who appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the state of California, stating that he has less than $50,000 in assets and between $500,000 and $1 million in liabilities. His rep explained: “Gary Busey's filing is the final chapter in a process that began a few years ago of jettisoning the litter of past unfortunate choices, associations, events and circumstances that visited themselves upon this great American icon."
When Dougie Poynter of the British pop-rock boy band McFly went to rehab for alcoholism last year, returning to his bandmates was a seamless transition, Poynter explains — because they turned to teetotalism to support him. “None of the boys really drink now to help me out,” he says, although he also admits that “the novelty [of not drinking] has kind of worn off.” If only other bands abided by the same code of solidarity.
Teen pop star Demi Lovato has been the subject of much speculation, with reports of rehab visits and continued drug use. But in a new interview, she sticks to the script with vague and evasive language about “self-medicating” and “numbing the pain.” As for that rumored cocaine addiction? “It’s really difficult not to be in a place where you don’t fall into the temptation,” she says. Enough said.