Demi Moore leaves 'Lovelace,' faces a swirl of rumors
Demi Moore, who was reportedly rushed to a hospital after a 911 call Monday night, has pulled out of the movie "Lovelace," according to a source close to the production, even as stories and rumors swirled about what led to her decision to seek professional assistance for what her rep on Tuesday called "exhaustion" and "her overall health."
Moore was to have played Gloria Steinem in the film, about "Deep Throat" actress Linda Lovelace. A replacement has not been announced.
The bigger situation could be serious: Though the allegations are unconfirmed, TMZ cited a source who said Moore had a reaction Monday night to "whip-its" -- a type of nitrous oxide inhalant -- and a Radar Online source said that in addition to substance abuse issues, the actress was being treated for anorexia.
The night before she entered treatment, the 49-year-old actress was reportedly at Beacher's Madhouse at the Hollywood Roosevelt, flirting with men including 27-year-old "90120" actor Ryan Rottman. "She found ways to touch him all night, and at one point when he was in front of her, she was grinding on his butt," an onlooker told People.
She "ordered about a dozen Red Bulls" at Beacher's on Monday night, Us Weekly reported.
Juxtapose that with another report from Beacher's, which had her "table dancing while three guys sat there watching" on Jan. 11, according to another Us source.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, estranged husband Ashton Kutcher was "roughing it," he said, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kutcher and @mrskutcher had crossed paths at a pre-Golden Globes event, but Moore seemed unfazed by the encounter.
Moore's rep had no further comment for The Times on Wednesday beyond the statement issued Tuesday: "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."
Here's hoping Moore has a rehab experience as positive as that of another Demi -- Demi Lovato, who came home from Illinois with a much better outlook on life after two months of inpatient care for eating disorders, cutting and bipolar disorder.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Demi Moore at the "Margin Call" premiere in New York in October. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press