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Comments of the week: drug charges and smack talk

September 3, 2010 |  3:11 pm


Sure, sure. The Emmys were Sunday. And we all could have weighed in on, say, "Mad Men's" Rich Sommer and Michael Gladis' pick-up tips or if the Emmys should go 3-D. But isn't it more fun to concentrate on the scandals?

This week in celebrity drug-charges news, people got way opinionated about Paris Hilton's and boyfriend Cy Waits' weekend arrest in Vegas (she for suspicion of possession of cocaine, he for DUI) after police smelled marijuana coming from their car -- even debating the merits of her "oh, this isn't mine" alibi and offering little sympathy when a spokesperson for Las Vegas' Wynn and Encore hotels fired Waits from his job as managing partner of the properties' nightclubs and banned Hilton from staying at those hotels. Oh no, where will the hotel heiress possibly stay next time she's in town?

Consider that arrest brouhaha just a build up for this next big one: T.I. and his recently wedded wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested on suspicion of felony drug possession on Wednesday night in West Hollywood. Theirs wasn't as obvious an arrest as for a cloud of Mary Jane coming from an automobile -- they got busted for allegedly making an illegal U-turn. The rapper is going back to Atlanta to talk with his probation officer.

Meanwhile, in celebrity feuds, lots of people did not take kindly to Black Crowes singer and former Kate Hudson spouse Chris Robinson insulting bright young music wunderkind Taylor Swift's talents. And, sorry Michael Lohan, people want to read Lindsay's rehab diary about as much as they want to see Demi Moore or Lisa Rinna's bikini Twitpics.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photos, from left: Paris Hilton's booking photo from August 2010, credit: AFP / Getty Images; Rapper T.I. in 2007, credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images; Chris Robinson, credit: Associated Press.