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On Friday, the world lost a great talent. Mac Miller passed away at 26 of an apparent drug overdose.
Police seem confident that Miller died of an overdose, but when they searched his home for drugs, they found almost nothing.
They believe that someone or several someone’s cleaned Miller’s home, removing all evidence of drug use, before they had a chance to investigate.
According to TMZ‘s law enforcement sources, Mac Miller’s home was swept for drugs, which were all removed in the immediate aftermath of Miller’s passing.
Police believe this for three reasons.
One, police were unable to find any drugs in the home of a man who is believed to have died from an overdose — a man who is known for substance abuse problems.
Two, police have apparently spoken to a number of people who were in Miller’s orbit, which apparently made them more certain that his home was “tidied.”
Three, they very reasonably have a hard time imagining that Miller removed all drugs from his home before his alleged overdose.
Not only did the police search fail to find drugs (for the most part), they also didn’t turn up any pill bottles or drug paraphernalia.
(Plenty of homes of people with no substance abuse problems have old pill bottles lying around at the back of a cabinet somewhere, so that’s definitely odd)
Apparently police did find a “tiny” amount of white powder.
It’s unknown who may have cleaned Miller’s home for him, though people were at his house on Thursday night as well as on Friday when someone called 9-1-1.
Police report that no one has said that they saw Miller alive after Thursday night.
It is entirely possible that someone thought that they were doing Miller or his loved ones a favor by scrubbing his house clean of evidence of his drug use.
For all that we know, he may have asked a friend to do just this if he ever overdosed.
Worst case scenario, however, he appears to have overdosed because of some flaw with the drugs in his possession, and someone took everything so that his death could not be traced to them.
We hope not, but that is precisely the reason that law enforcement needs to be able to look at all of the evidence when someone dies.
You might think that you’re doing someone a favor, but you may just leave their grieving loved ones with more questions and less closure.
Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home at around noon on Friday, September 7.
A friend called 9-1-1, asking for immediate assistance for a patient in cardiac arrest.
Tragically, Miller was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical responders. He had been scheduled for a video shoot later that very day.
Miller’s history of substance abuse was no secret. Earlier this year, Mac Miller’s DUI hit-and-run resulted in his arrest.
Years ago, Miller opened up about his substance abuse issues through music, admitting to an addiction to a combination of promethazine and codeine known as “purple drank.”
Mac Miller’s death is absolutely tragic. Unfortunately, the narrative that immediately followed his passing has also been heartbreaking.
Suggesting that she should never have broken up with him, or at least not found happiness when she moved on, people actually sought to fault his ex.
In reality, Miller’s substance abuse problem was a huge factor in Ariana’s decision to break up with him in the first place.
The right narrative is that it’s tragic for such a talented young man to die at 26.
Addiction is almost certainly to blame.
We hope that investigators, even working without all of the evidence that they might like, will be able to provide closure to Miller’s family, friends, and fans.
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Money can't buy you class. Fortunately, money can buy you a second stint in rehab in case you fall off the wagon.
That second scenario is exactly what happened to The Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps.
Now, she's revealing exactly how much she drank in one night when she unfortunately relapsed. And the details may shock you.
Luann sat down with noted talk show villain Megyn Kelly to reveal exactly what prompted her return to rehab.
Like most people who abuse any kind of substance, she was self-medicating. In this case, to cope with a very unpleasant instance of the past haunting her.
See, her ex-husband Alexandre de Lesseps was suing her, accusing her of stealing from their children. And she found out about it in the worst way.
"I found out about this whole story," Luann told Megyn. "That I was getting sued, in the press."
"That was devastating," Luann explained. "I felt betrayed, I felt so hurt by that. I had my heart set on that house, my heart. I was devastated and I lost it."
Luann told Megyn and also E! about how she coped with that heartbreak by drinking.
You can see her say this in the video that we've included.
"When I fell off the wagon," Luann says. "I mean, I think I had two watermelon martinis."
That doesn't sound like much at all — but she was only just beginning.
"I had at least two bottles of rosé," Luann reveals. "And I got into a six-pack of beer in one night."
Despite all of that, Luann enjoyed herself at the time: "I mean, and I was still dancing in the kitchen in a bikini."
Luann knows that alcohol has a devastating impact on her health, her mental state, and even on her looks.
"At this point, I feel like I’m almost allergic to alcohol," Luann told Megyn.
Luann feels this way "ecause I can’t be like most normal people and have a glass or two of wine."
"I’m like, I’ll drink the whole bottle and then I’m looking, where can I get another bottle?"
Drinking a bottle at a time on its own isn't necessarily a warning sign, but feeling like they then need more? That's not healthy.
"It just doesn’t work for me," Luann says of cutting herself off. "I’m just not wired that way."
Luann also spoke about how her life has been transformed by her sobriety.
"I have this whole new life now," Luann gushes.
This is why, even if she enjoys drinking when she does it, she wants to leave it as part of the past.
“I go to AA meetings, and I follow up my treatment now that I’m back from rehab," Luann says. "I take it very seriously."
It's good that she takes it seriously. Luann was arrested for kicking a police officer last year. That could have ruined her whole life.
Now, what Luann had to drink would leave some people passed out and sick.
Others could drink it without any memory loss or a hangover. Why? Because people's bodies are different.
What makes drinking dangerous for Luann isn't the amount, but the fact that she cannot stop. As she says, she can't just have two drinks.
This is not uncommon in addictive behaviors. There are people who can gamble and stop, and there are others who lose control.
That Luann realizes this about herself and treats alcohol as an allergy and is so honest and direct about confronting this tells us that she will hopefully be alright.
Big Brother Season 20 may have had a slow start, but the drama and controversy is starting to kick off.
We picked up with the HOH competition, and Angie was out for blood. She was mad at the fact that Brett lied about the hinky vote on her daughter’s birthday.
Angie could not help but say she was targeting Brett. But things did not go her way, and she was actually first out of the competition.
She cheered when Brett fell soon after, and if anything, it painted a target on her back. It came down to Tyler and Sam, and Tyler wanted to make a deal because he did not want everyone thinking they were working together.
You know, Tyler has been controlling the vote for several weeks, and it’s hilarious that nobody has figured out he’s playing all sides of the house.
Sam won the HOH and quickly laid down the law with her fellow houseguests. She said she wanted the room to herself, and that nobody would be up there with her.
She then went on to say that she had already made her mind up who she was nominating and that she would not be holding meetings.
It was a ballsy move but proved that Sam wanted a break from all of the scheming.
After that, Rockstar went forward with her plan to get back at Brett. She chased him down with pots and pans and chanted about them working in an alliance together.
The rest of the house laughed, but it was evident they were getting tired of all the screaming after it went on, and on.
Kaitlyn then turned to Faysal for attention, and he did not want to give her time of day. He was worried that he was being played by two people close to him because the votes never go the way they are supposed to.
Kaitlyn burst into tears for being put on blast, and Faisyal opened up about his lack of trust in many people in the house because he’s being played.
The life coach subsequently concluded that Sam must have been the one to flip the two votes with her power, and everyone in her alliance seemingly got on board with it.
Before we got to the nominations, there was a flashback as we got to see a heated argument between JC and Bayliegh.
Bayliegh wanted to know whether JC is a dwarf. “I’m just a short guy,” he responded, but Bayliegh then asked if there was a difference between “a midget and a dwarf.”
JC then went into detail about how the word “midget” was offensive to him, and compared it to the N word. But the issue for Bayliegh was that JC said the full word.
It resulted in a big bust-up with Bayliegh leaving the situation. JC later managed to talk her around, and they bonded over the things that happened to them growing up.
At the nomination ceremony, Sam nominated Haleigh and Kaitlyn for eviction, saying that the way they pursue the younger men in the house is “the opposite of female empowerment.”
Sam backed up her claim in the diary room, saying that she was tired of women taking “the easy way.”
What are your thoughts on this episode?
Hit the comments below.
Big Brother continues Wednesday on CBS!
Kim Kardashian and her famous sisters have been making headlines for years.
This is what happens when you star in a sex tape… give birth to many babies… and annoying shill for every product one can.
But Kim Kardashian and her famous sisters have also been making headlines for years for stories that are less factual than the examples listed above.
That is, the Kardashians and Jenners have been at the center of more rumors, innuendo and straight-up conspiracies than any family in recent memory.
Scroll down for a list of these sorts of stories that have actually made the rounds:
1. Khloe is O.J. Simpson’s Daughter!
2. The Kris Humphries/Kim Wedding Was a Hoax
3. Kylie Was Kim’s Surrogate!
4. Kim Was Replaced by a Lookalike in the Family’s Calvin Klein Ads
5. Blac Chyna Got Knocked Up by Rob Kardashian on Purpose!
6. Same for Tyga!
Bachelor in Paradise?
More like… No Longer a Paradise Because I Just Asked the Woman of My Dreams to Marry Me! In Paradise!
Indeed, while this reality show title would be way too long and would make very little sense in nearly every context, it would apply perfectly at the moment to Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon.
According to People Magazine (and the revealing photo below), Haibon popped the biggest question of his life to Iaconetti on Sunday.
And he did it in a way that was simultaneously romantic, public and very much planned ahead of time:
He proposed while filming Bachelor in Paradise Season 5.
In an image released by ABC, Haibon Haibon got down on one knee on the beach, opened up his ring case and allegedly stunned his bride-to-be, who reacted by placing her hands on her chest and throwing her head back in excitement.
Back in 2015, loyal fans of this reality series may recall, Iaconetti was devastated to be turned down by Haibon after seemingly getting close to him on Season 2 of this same series.
But the stars remained close and Haibon eventually came to the same realization Ashley had before him:
They were soulmates!
“I never felt like it was over between us after Paradise, which is why I said we’re still going to be friends,” Jared said during a YouTube video of the couple’s love story, which they titled “The Story of Us.”
“Like, it just didn’t feel over,” he added in this lengthy and often-mocked piece of footage.
Haibon also admitted in this video that Ashley dating some other dude is what gave him the “kick in the ass” he needed to see what was in front of him this entire time.
Watch the video here:
“Bachelor Nation hasn’t seen so many of the important details that make up our story,” the couple says in this video, adding:
“[We] thought there was no better way to explain to the people who have followed our love lives for over three years than by filming our own episode of The Story of Us.”
Back during their first run on Bachelor in Paradise, there was chatter that Haibon and Iaconetti had sex, which would have been the first time for the latter enjoying such an experience.
It might explain what has drawn Ashley to Jared with such intensity over the years if this rumor is accurate.
“There’s just this undeniable, magnetic force between the two of us that just is indescribable,” Haibon told People Magazine at the annual Nylon Young Hollywood Party last mont, adding at the time:
And then there was this from Iaconetti, said to Bachelor alum Ben Higgins during iHeartRadio’s The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast:
“”He is my person. He is my soul mate.”
What else ise there to say?
Congrats to the very, very happy couple!
Forgive the rather obvious pun, but…
… Jazz Jennings is rather jazzed about her upcoming surgery.
(We’re very sorry, but the terrible play on words was just sitting right there, you know?)
The TLC reality star, who anchors a series titled “I Am Jazz,” used her personal YouTube account late last week to preview a rather giant procedure currently scheduled for June 26.
It will officially, technically, medically turn her from a male to a female.
“I am so looking forward to it. I have been ready for this my entire life,” the transgender 17-year says in her video, speaking, of course, about gender reassignment.
This has been a major theme on her aforementioned series, which debuted in July of 2015.
In this same video, Jennings explains that she has decided to be open about the surgery in hopes that it will educate people both inside and outside of the transgender community.
And she’s very explicit in talking about what it will entail.
“I’m gonna have new genitalia,” she says. “Like penis to vagina! That’s some serious sh-t, y’all! I can’t believe I’m gonna have a vagina!”
Jennings has long been an advocate in the LGBT community.
She has found herself in the headlines over the past few months because Derick Dillard, who appeared on Counting On but who has since been fired by TLC, has often mocked and slammed Jennings for the way she lives her life.
“I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child,” Dillard randomly said last fall, adding at the time:
“It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
Jennings never invited this sort of critique and is certainly not interested in Dillard’s pity.
She’s living her best life, thank you very much!
“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” Dillard previously said, piling on an entire community of people by adding:
“‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”
But, hey, if Jazz can take the high road and basically ignore Dillard throughout this nonsense, so can we.
We’ll just focus on her latest video and the surgery about which she can’t stop talking.
“I have been looking forward [to the surgery] forever,” Jazz told us. “Even at a young age, I knew.”
She also says she’s excited for the procedure – but, as you might expect, also a bit frightened.
“Because I started the [testosterone] blockers so early that I never went through puberty…basically the blockers block testosterone in my body so I don’t develop as a male and get a beard, a mustache, a deep voice,” Jennings says.
“That’s why I’ve been able to be so feminine. Because of that, it caused me to be so suppressed that I didn’t have growth in ‘that’ region.”
In conclusion, Jazz goes over what’s about to happen in pretty fascinating detail, even if it may gross out some folks out there:
“Because there was a lack of tissue [down there] they didn’t have enough material to construct the entire vagina, so they’re using a special procedure where they extract my peritoneal lining.
“It’s regenerative, so it will regrow and what not.
“They take that out laparoscopically through my belly button or whatever. They use that and harvest that and use that to make the vaginal canal.
“It’s better because it looks like real vagina tissue and it feels more like real vagina tissue.”
We wish Jazz Jennings the best of luck.