Richard Sherman is a paradox of sorts. The 25-year-old Pro Bowl cornerback (defensive lineman) for the Seattle Seahawks grew up in a tough neighborhood where he and his brother managed to work hard, get good grades and escape poverty through determination and effort. Sherman made top grades in high school before going on to play [...]
A new Hollywood memoir is due to hit bookstore shelves soon. In some ways it is the same song, different stanza as so many tales of dashed Hollywood dreams that have come before – that of a young actor brimming with talent and promise who gets caught up in a cyclone of drugs, sex and [...]
Chris Kelly will likely forever be remembered for his pre-pubescent career as a rap star. As part of the duo Kris Kross, he and partner Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith had a No. 1 hit “Jump” that stayed there for two months in 1992. It’s hard to imagine that the kid ingrained in our minds as [...]
Police say Todd Harrell, better known as the bassist for the band 3 Doors Down, committed vehicular homicide on April 19. He smashed into a pickup truck, sending it hurtling down an embankment. The driver of the pickup truck wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, and was ejected from his seat—he was rushed to hospital but died. The band [...]
Rapper ‘Too Short’ Joins March’s List of Celebrities in Crisis Todd Anthony Shaw, better known as Too Short, a 46-year-old rapper, was arrested in late March in Hollywood on suspicion of drunken driving and drug possession. He was held on $10,000 bond as he faced at least one felony. Police reported that the rapper tried [...]
It has never required a stretch of the imagination to tie celebrities to addiction. While it can certainly become an unfair stereotype, for many, such as the famed Eric Clapton, it is a truth that developed early in stardom. Whether because of the expectations of a young rock-and-roll guitarist in the 60s or a mechanism [...]
What is it that is so alluring to so many about a celebrity in crisis? When celebrities are known to have a problem with addiction and destructive behaviors, we tend to do the total opposite of what these individuals need in order to turn their lives around. They are often not afforded their space and [...]
Redmond O’Neal has come a long way since he was arrested last year in Santa Monica after blazing through a red light. O’Neal recently completed a 12 month drug rehab program with the understanding that any slip-ups from here on out would result in prison time.
Anyone who has grown up in Gen X has a soft spot for Green Day. Songs like "Longview," "Welcome to Paradise," and "Basket Case," dominated the radio at the time and had young girls pining for the dark-haired lead singer with the black-lined eyes.
We often forget that Hollywood stars are just people, too. They have the same fears, insecurities, struggles and desire to be loved and accepted as everyone else. Though they may have access to resources and funds that the general population doesn’t, it may not be enough to compensate for living life under the microscope and [...]