Category: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Charlie Sheen out of the hospital, recovering from laughing too hard?

Charlie Sheen home from the hospital Charlie Sheen left the hospital Thursday night and plans to be back at work on "Two and a Half Men" on Tuesday, his publicist said Friday.

Sheen slipped out around 10 p.m., according to "Extra," which also cited a friend who said Sheen's abdominal pain was from a hernia that worsened when he was laughing too hard at the TV.

While watching his own show, perhaps? Not if you listen to a TMZ source who said Sheen was in his theater room offering his expert critiques of porn for hours before a 911 call was made -- reportedly by neighbor Dr. Paul Nassif, husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Malouf-Nassif.

(Nassif is the plastic surgeon who got involved after a drunken man allegedly got into it with "Housewives" Lisa Vanderpump and friends at the Polo Lounge on Christmas Eve.)

Porn actress Kacey Jordan gave TMZ a video interview alleging heavy drinking, a drug delivery, drug use and an epic porn collection. She said she eventually left the house because "I couldn't keep up" with the party.

Sheen has denied drugs were involved.

Sources close to the show told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that Warner Bros. Television execs are looking for an opportunity to send their $2-million-an-episode star to rehab.

"They are all afraid Charlie will end up dead," a talent rep told THR. "It is literally day by day."

Sound familiar? Back in November, Sheen's manager denied the actor had any plans to die after an alleged hookers-and-blow binge, and said he'd busted in on the bad boy while Sheen was eating a turkey sandwich and asking for the next "Men" script.

In late October, Sheen had what his camp called an "adverse allegic reaction" to prescription medication after being spotted quaffing wine with porn actresses at dinner in New York. He was hospitalized for a psych evaluation after his Plaza Hotel room was trashed and porn actress Capri Anderson called for help from his bathroom.

Sheen is the highest-paid actor on television, and "Two and an Half Men" is consistently among the highest-rated shows. Sheen has two daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards, and twin boys with estranged wife Brooke Mueller, the other party in a Christmas 2009 domestic violence incident that landed the actor in an Aspen, Colo., jail.

Though Richards was spotted at the hospital, Mueller wasn't. "I'm not going to the hospital," she told X17Online on Thursday. "Charlie's doing good."

Sheen filed for divorce from Mueller on Nov. 1. He made an unsteady, vulgar, surprise appearance at a taping of "Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza" in Las Vegas earlier this month.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo:  Charlie Sheen at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2007. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press



Montel Williams busted for drug pipe at airport security

Montel Williams busted with pot pipe Montel Williams was cited and fined for possesion of drug paraphernalia Tuesday after he was found carrying a marijuana pipe as he went through an airport security checkpoint in Wisconsin.

The former talk-show host, 54, was popped at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, the county sheriff's department said.

Williams, a medical marijuana proponent who supports use of the drug to relieve symptoms of conditions including multiple sclerosis, was released and continued his travel plans after paying a $484 fine, the sheriff's department said.

And here we thought it was expensive to get caught carrying an extra suitcase?

An MS sufferer himself, Williams was diagnosed with the chronic neurological condition — which in his case manifests in part as numbness in his feet, weakness in his left leg and balance problems — in 1999, after experiencing symptoms for 20 years.

He founded the Montel Williams MS Foundation in 2000 to help further research into the disease.


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— Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Montel Williams at the Daytime Emmy Awards in June. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.

Who's the Miley Cyrus bong video villain? Some say Anna Oliver [poll]


Every story needs a villain -- and in the story of the Miley Cyrus bong video, fans seem to think the villain is one Anna Oliver.

Oliver, a close friend of the "Hannah Montana" star, is allegedly the buddy who captured Miley's salvia-smoking ways for posterity -- and some Cyrus fans now blame her for the video going public. A female voice can be heard at the start of the recording saying, "I'm going to document the [heck] out of this."

TMZ, which first posted the video, reports that Oliver has deactivated her Twitter account and gone into hiding after a barrage of messages along the lines of, "What would you do if you met Anna Oliver? -- Probably kick her teeth in."

Oliver is also a friend of recently derailed Disney star Demi Lovato, who posted a Flickr picture of them together in February with the caption ""BESTIESSSSSS - @AnnaCOliver."

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Report: Salvia sales up after Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video

Miley-cyrus-white-dress In the wake of a video showing Miley Cyrus smoking a bong, sales of salvia divinorum jumped at some Los Angeles-area head shops, according to TMZ, which spoke to several of the legal outlets over the weekend.

Sources told the website Friday that the just-turned-18-year-old was not smoking pot, but rather the hallucinogenic salvia, which is legal to possess in California, though illegal to sell to minors.

The inexpensive herb, also known as "Magic Mint" or "Sally-D," can cause hallucinations "innocent and quaint" or "frightening and nauseating," according to WebMD.

Anthony Adams, the onetime state assemblyman who tried to get salvia classified as a controlled substance in 2007, told TMZ on Saturday that it was irresponsible of the "Hannah Montana" star to  experiment with the herb -- not to mention let a friend document it -- because it can make a person do "incredibly crazy things."

"Miley is a star," Adams said, "and young kids are going to emulate her behavior."

Looks like he was right: Some customers over the weekend were asking for "the stuff Miley was smoking," TMZ said.

See, she really is a role model.


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So that's Miley Cyrus bong-smoking salvia -- and what is salvia, exactly?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet for the 2010 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 21. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images

So that's Miley Cyrus bong-smoking salvia -- and what is salvia, exactly?

Salvia Miley Cyrus bong smoking A Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video reportedly showing her smoking salvia sparked up a lot of interest Friday -- and also raised the question, what is salvia? What are salvia's effects?

Literally, it was a question: "What the [gosh darn] is salvia?!," a friend of the Ministry asked. "And I thought I knew all controlled substances."

More properly known as Salvia divinorum, the herb is "an old psychedelic drug with new appeal," The Times' Health team reported in 2008, when the California legislature was deciding who should be able to buy the type of sage.

Currently, the herb is illegal in a number of states, but not regulated federally as a controlled substance. So the friend of the Ministry need not feel so bad.

Salvia effects From Health reporter Shari Roan's article:

Salvia divinorum is an inauspicious-looking member of the mint family and is one of many species of salvia, also known as sage, some of which are common garden plants in hot, dry climates. (Salvia divinorum itself is not a popular garden plant because it is not considered decorative.) Salvia divinorum contains a chemical, salvinorin A, that causes hallucinations. The dried leaves or concentrated extract, which is often sold as incense, are smoked or chewed and produce a high lasting from less than a minute to about a half-hour. Users report distorted senses, an out-of-body feeling and losing control over their body movements.

Some websites promoting salvia warn users to take the drug in the presence of a sober person who can help if a user loses body control or behaves erratically. Numerous users have placed clips on YouTube of themselves or others laughing hysterically or staggering around while high on salvia, such as one YouTube clip that has logged more than 240,000 views.

It's illegal in California to provide salvia divinorum to a minor, but legal for a minor to possess it. 

"Salvia is a drug of concern," a Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman told MTV News. "We are taking steps to look further into it, but for right now, it is not a schedule-one narcotic."

Click here to read about salvia in more detail -- including whether it's addictive, and whether it's like LSD, among other fascinating details.


Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video has dad Billy Ray 'so sad'

Miley Cyrus bong hit 'documented' -- but it was salvia, honest

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Salvia divinorum plants grown by Daniel Siebert of Malibu in 2001, left; the herb in a dried form, right. Credits: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times, left; Ricardo De Aratanha / Los Angeles Times, right

Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video has dad Billy Ray 'so sad'

Cyrus-familyMiley Cyrus' bong smoking video was finally enough to get dad Billy Ray Cyrus to criticize his daughter's behavior. Well, almost criticize it.

"Sorry guys. I had no idea," he said Friday on Twitter. "Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I'm so sad. There is much beyond my control right now."

He and Miley's mom, Tish, filed for divorce in October after 17 years of marriage.

Billy Ray, who costarred in "Hannah Montana" with Miley, has previously defended her in situations where her behavior raised eyebrows. For example, when she held a pole and danced at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, when she posed semi-nude for Vanity Fair, when she made racy videos for "Can't Be Tamed" and "Who Owns My Heart," and when video surfaced showing her grinding her butt into the crotch of fortysomething film producer Adam Shankman at the wrap party for her film "The Last Song."  (We didn't hear what he thought about the cleavage-baring maxi dress she wore to meet the queen.)

Miley turned 18 in November, and if -- as sources told TMZ -- she was smoking the hallucinogenic herb salvia divinorum at her L.A. pad and not marijuana, she wasn't breaking any laws. Still, it must be hard for a dad to see his little girl all grown up. 


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Tish, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2010, in Beverly Hills. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images


Miley Cyrus bong hit 'documented' -- but it was salvia, honest

Miley Cyrus bong hit of salvia Miley Cyrus has a new video out -- and in it she's smoking from a bong at her L.A.-area home five days after her 18th birthday in November. The herbaceous culprit? Allegedly not pot, but salvia, sources told TMZ.

More on salvia later.

In the video, taken by a friend who wanted to "document the [heck] out of this" and posted by TMZ, Cyrus goes from "having a little bit of a bad trip" to laughing her butt off to, well, acting pretty much like an idiot. You know that laugh? Yeah, there's that laugh.

"Is that a ... Liam lookalike or what?" she asks. "Is that my boyfriend?"

Um, no, Liam Hemsworth does not appear to have been in the house.

Keeping with the relaxed vibe, the Eagles' "Take It Easy" -- which we hear is a big hit with the kids these days? -- can be heard in the background.

Salvia divinorum, an herb with hallucinogenic properties, is legal to buy and possess in California, as is marijuana, for those with a prescription. (We'll have to get back to you on whether tobacco smoking is still legal in the Golden State, however. Depends on the city.)

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Oksana Grigorieva didn't tell doctor Mel Gibson hit Lucia, says pediatrician who says she saw no sign of injury

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel GibsonJust days after Mel Gibson was ordered by a family court judge to pay the back child support he owes Oksana Grigorieva, a sworn declaration has surfaced in which Lucia's pediatrician says she saw no injury on the child during an exam the day after an argument in which Grigorieva alleges Gibson hit them both.

Nor did Grigorieva mention any injury during the Jan. 7 visit, Dr. Linda Nussbaum said in a June 24 document published Friday by TMZ. A picture of an allegedly injured Lucia surfaced at the same time as recordings of the actor ranting at his ex-girlfriend; Team Mel maintains that photo was doctored.

"If I had observed any symptoms that indicated injury or abuse or if Ms. Grigorieva had raised the issue of injury or abuse, I would have certainly noted those details in my records," Nussbaum said. "I would have also reported any allegations of parental abuse to social services."

The judge on Wednesday ordered Gibson to pay three months' worth of child support that he'd been withholding until it was clarified whether $6,000 a month spent on Oksana's rent could be deducted from the $20,000-a-month payment. That was clarified to be a no, according to People.

Dad currently gets Lucia three days a week, with one overnight visit. Whether the baby is left with a nanny on the overnights was reportedly an issue at the Wednesday hearing.

Investigators are still looking into extortion allegations against Grigorieva but have given prosecutors their findings about domestic violence allegations leveled against Gibson.

In other Mel tidbits, he was photographed Thursday smoking a cigarette — and can you blame him, given that all this drama was allegedly transpiring when he was trying to quit back in January?


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For posts about the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth Gibson tapes, click the appropriate links.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson at an event March 4 in Los Angeles. The couple, whose child, Lucia, was born in November 2009, split up in April. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images.

Celebs who support Prop. 19: Everybody must get stoned?

Zach Galifianakis supports Prop. 19

What do Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg have in common? Support for Proposition 19, which if it gets a majority of votes in Tuesday's election would legalize marijuana for personal use in California.

Snoop Dogg supports Prop. 19 "Prop. 19? You know where I stand on that. Very high," the Dogg has said.

"I think it's absolutely time to at least see if it works, experiment," said comic David Cross, who voices Minion on the new DreamWorks animated flick "Megamind." "Let California be the experiment."

Sting, Danny Glover, Melissa Etheridge and of course Bill Maher and "Hangover" actor Zach Galifianakis are among the "yes" votes -- though of course there are two sides to the argument, even if you lean Libertarian.

Which other celebs support Prop. 19, and why? Click on the photo of Snoop at right to launch a detailed photo gallery of a dozen or more entertainers who don't fear the reefer. What their weed habits say about them is something you'll have to find out for yourself.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Top photo: Zach Galifianakis in New York City on Monday. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

Bottom photo: Snoop Dogg in Las Vegas on Oct. 15. Credit: David Becker / Getty Images

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Zach Galifianakis smokes a joint during Prop. 19 debate on Real Time With Bill Maher

After Zach Galifianakis appeared to sparkup a joint Friday during a Proposition 19 discussion on "Real Time With Bill Maher," panelist Margaret Hoover took a whiff and seemed to confirm the weed was real. However, Maher's publicist told website RumorFix on Monday that, nah, that kidder Zach was just pulling our leg. No bud here, honest!

We had been wondering why the host didn't partake, but it all makes sense now, right? Maher made the same point to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday when he too said it was just an illusion. Or maybe just cloves.

"Zach's crazy, he's not that crazy," Maher said of the "Due Date" star.

Prop. 19 — which through means we don't quite understand would legalize possession and cultivation of pot for personal use — has been running behind in the polls recently, even with supporters getting a million bucks at the last minute from George Soros. On Monday, supporters of legalizing marijuana via Prop. 19 were aiming to get out California's youth vote.

Watch the video below, and let us know what you think.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Zach Galifianakis at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills on Oct. 25, 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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