Celebrity Roundup: March 2, 2012

By Sam Lansky 03/02/12

Kim Kardashian mocks Demi Moore's whip-its habit, Tatum O'Neal's in rehab for pain management—not cocaine, and coke almost ruined stylist Brad Goreski's life.

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Relations between celebutante Kim Kardashian and actress Demi Moore have been tense ever since a 2008 Twitter feud (seriously). But Moore’s recent scandal hasn’t garnered her any sympathy with Kamp Kardashian: at Elton John’s post-Academy Awards party last Sunday, Kardashian reportedly requested that the DJ spin Devo’s song “Whip It,” to be played, she said, “in Demi’s honor.” The story rings false to us, though; is Kim really that clever?

If you tuned into any talk show this week, you probably saw Lindsay Lohan plugging tomorrow night’s Saturday Night Live, which the troubled starlet will be hosting. But in her weeklong press tour, where she spoke separately to Matt Lauer and Jimmy Fallon about how eager she is to get back to work and how she’s refocused her priorities, details of her alleged sobriety remain nebulous; in fact, Jane Velez Mitchell took Lohan to task for her cagey response to questions about her sobriety date.

Earlier this week, RadarOnline reported that Tatum O’Neal, who has struggled with addiction for much of her adult life (including a much-publicized 2008 arrest for cocaine possession), has returned to rehab following a cocaine relapse. But O’Neal’s attorney tells GossipCop that the coke story is false; instead, he says, O’Neal “had back surgery and went to a treatment facility to supervise her use of painkillers prescribed by her doctor until she no longer needs any pain medication.”

Brad Goreski, celebrity stylist and star of Bravo series It’s a Brad, Brad World, may be the dapperest guy on TV, but in his new book, Born to Be Brad, he explains that things weren’t always so bright. In college, he says, he drank too much and used pot, ecstasy, and cocaine, so much so that he says he’s fortunate not to be dead. “I didn’t recognize myself,” he writes. And not because his bowtie was askew.

Celebrity Rehab vet Rodney King was arrested for a DUI last summer in Riverside County, but he’s getting off with just a slap on the wrist; he was sentenced this week to 20 days of house arrest and a 9-month alcohol education program. Should that fail to stick, well, there’s always Celebrity Rehab Season 6.

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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.

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