Celebrity Roundup: February 24, 2012

By Sam Lansky 02/24/12

Kim and Khloe Kardashian's QuickTrim diet drug is under fire, Lindsay Lohan is tipped to host SNL, and comedian Lewis Black snaps at Nancy Grace over Whitney Houston's death.

Have the Kardashians been entirely honest with
QuickTrim customers?
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The Kardashians (Kim and Khloe in particular) have long promoted the over-the-counter diet drug QuickTrim. But the drug has now come under fire, with New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher filing a class-action lawsuit against QuickTrim’s parent company for misleading consumers with their promotion and marketing. An email to QuickTrim customers from the company explains, “The active ingredient in QuickTrim weight loss products is a large dose of caffeine… The FDA has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.”

Shifty Shellshock, best known for his stint in one-hit-wonder post-grunge band Crazy Town and his later appearances on both Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine after police found him fighting with his girlfriend at a Ross store in Los Angeles. Sounds like a pretty grim bottom.

Don’t call it a comeback, but embattled starlet Lindsay Lohan has been tipped to host Saturday Night Live on March 3, accompanied by musical guest Jack White. Expect lots of skits about legal troubles, bisexual drama and substance abuse. (Just a guess.)

Model and actress Jennifer Gimenez is well-known for her appearances on shows like Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, but the surprising catalyst to her six years of sobriety? None other than her longtime friend, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, who called rehabs on Gimenez’s behalf. Maybe Brandi should have been in charge of Kim Richards’ treatment, too.

Whitney Houston’s recent passing may have sparked considerable dialogue about the perils of drug addiction and its open secrecy in Hollywood circles, but one party who is thoroughly unamused is perpetually livid comedian Lewis Black. On Nancy Grace’s suggestion that Houston may have been the victim of foul play, he remarked, “Of course! She was pushed underwater! It’s the only possible explanation for someone dying after years of drug addiction!"

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Sam Lansky is the West Coast Editor at TIME. He has written for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Grantland, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, OutBillboard and more. He is also the author of The Gilded Razor. You can find Sam on Linkedin and Twitter.