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For three days last summer, as the August heat rose across Los Angeles, Lisa Adams saw nothing in her right eye but black. What she felt was pain: her swollen forehead, pressed down on the ... More >>
Suspected Aurora massacre shooter James Holmes took Vicodin before the attack and was also a marijuana smoker, according to reports posted over the weekend.
The 24-year-old from San Diego who was in L.A. as a summer camp counselor in 2008 took 100 mg of Vicodin about 2-and-a-half hours before Frida ... More >>
â€‹Last week, the L.A. Weekly published a story about Josh Macciello, who attracted substantial media attention with a bogus $2.2 billion bid for the Dodgers.As the story documented, Macciello falsely claimed in interviews to have "billions of dollars" worth of gold mines. By his own admission to us ... More >>
By Sheila Dichoso
Carmageddon is coming! We thought we'd remind you again about the three-day 405 shutdown. The media warns that chaos will ensue, so stay at home and smoke weed or something.
The San Diego freeway is notoriously loathed. Because of its congestion, we put up with way too ma ... More >>
The FDA doesn't feel Heidi Montag's painFirst Four Loko, now the very pills we were using to numb the pain? This is an outrage of the highest order.
The FDA's newest beef is with acetaminophen, or paracetamol, that delightful ingredient most famously found in Vicodin. Apparently the feds don ... More >>
A West Hollywood psychiatrist and a man suspected to be an accomplice were arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly running a "pill mill" that helped customers obtain drug prescriptions without proper consultations, federal authorities announced. The alleged ring was uncovered when someone pu ... More >>
Corey Haim.Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday that an investigation revealed actor Corey Haim went doctor shopping and obtained 533 prescription doses in the month before his death, including more than 195 tablets of Valium, 194 tablets of Soma, 149 tablets of Vicodin and 15 tablets of ... More >>
Corey Haim.State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown will appear on the Dr Phil show Wednesday to talk about prescription-drug crime and the link he made recently between a pill ring and the death of actor Corey Haim, according to a statement from Brown's office.
Brown a ... More >>
A suspect was arrested in connection with a prescription drug ring that was tied to the death of actor Corey Haim, a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Jerry Brown confirmed. The spokeswoman would not reveal the suspect's name or any other details about the pending case, however.
Haim di ... More >>
There are some amazing sentences in Ozzy Osbourne's new autobiography, I Am Ozzy. In fact, the book starts off with a classic disclaimer:
Other people's memories of the stuff in this book might not be the same as mine. I ain't gonna argue with 'em. Over the past forty years I've been loaded ... More >>
Porn star Marilyn Chambers, whose body was found in her mobile home in Canyon Country last month, died of natural causes, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Porn Actress/Ivory Snow Girl: Marilyn Chambers
Chambers, whose real name was Marilyn Ann Taylor, was discovered by her daughter ... More >>
Last night I posted a "SXSW Notes from the Road" update courtesy of rappers Yak Ballz and Kosha Dillz who are keeping me updated on their SXSW experience via e-mail. Today Dillz sent in this SXSW snapshot of him walking down what appears to be 6th Street with a boa constrictor around his neck. Yes, ... More >>
New York guitarist Tom Verlaine possesses one of the strongest and most identifiable tones in rock, with a no-bullshit, clean, Coltrane-esque appreciation of sound and space. He builds solos like an architect designs buildings, line by line, measure by measure. The founding member of New York art ... More >>