Marina Abramovic Saved Lady Gaga from a Lifetime of Weed Addiction

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Lady Gaga recently revealed that after her debilitating hip surgery, she smoked a ton of weed to numb the pain. She says she was smoking “15 joints a day,” until friend Marina Abramovic told her she had a problem and helped her severely cut back, via a weeks-long art fast at Abramovic’s house. (Which, admittedly, sounds kind of amazing.)

“It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip,” she said. “I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting onstage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was.”
She decided to quit the drug on the insistence of her friend, the ever-convincing performance artist Marina Abramovic, who recently gotJay Zto rap “Picasso Baby” forsix hours and Gaga tostrip nakedfor an artistic short film. “She said, ‘OK, you’re coming to my house. No television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art,'” Gaga said. “I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks, I didn’t smoke at all. And now I smoke a little bit at night, just, you know, for fun – but not to cope. That’s the difference. Marina was the only person who could get me to do that, and it was not intended to be rehab.”

I mean, I don’t personally smoke pot (BECAUSE OF THE NIGHT TERRORS), but I think it’s vitally important for the general public to remember that, on top of its recreational uses, weed is a fucking great medicine. Can we stop stigmatizing weed and acting like it possesses even a fraction of the life-ruining power that alcohol does? I’m totally happy for Gaga—she should do whatever she needs to feel healthy and in control of her body—but children, please remember that Marina Abramovic is not actually a doctor and art is not actually food. [RollingStone]

Justin Bieber has been charged with vandalism for spray-painting “Free Breezy something on a wall in Bogota Rio de Janeiro. It will have no effect on his life whatsoever.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, police received a complaint about the impressionable pop star and his friends spray painting the wall of the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. The “Boyfriend” singer, who was in town to perform, reportedly had left the property by the time authorities arrived. Later that day, Brazil’s biggest news outlet posted photos on its website of Bieber, in artistic action. (In Brazil, defacing buildings is a crime that could lead to a fine and up to one year in jail.)
Local authorities then opened an investigation involving three days of testimony from the photographers who caught him spray painting, local officers and even Bieber’s security personnel. Bieber, however, will avoid time behind bars: He will pay a fine — although that cost has yet to be determined.

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Brooke Mueller‘s brother Scott has been granted temporary guardianship of Brooke’s children with Charlie Sheen. They will live with Scott in Brooke’s house.

The feud between the actor and Brooke Mueller, the mother of his 4-year-old twin boys,Bob and Max, has been increasingly heating up— Sheen recently threw shade at his ex on Twitter and questioned whether she’s fit to be a mom—however, a judge reportedly granted temporary guardianship to her brother, Scott Mueller, and ruled that the children will live in their mother’s house.
The shift in guardianship comes after their former caretaker, Sheen’s ex Denise Richards, informed the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services that the boys are misbehaving in ways that she blames Mueller for and that she no longer wants them to stay with her.

Everything about this is awful. [E!]

  • Christina Aguilera “looks skinnier than ever.” Fucking barf, you guys. [Us]
  • Nick Lachey is super jazzed to be 40. [People]
  • Tori Spelling says she would nerver erver sell her sex tape. [ContactMusic]
  • Robert Pattinson and his new girlfriend like each other. [E!]
  • Gerard Butler says he used to weep and cry and thrash and sob when he was a wee 15-year-old laddie, because he thought he could never make it in Hollywood. But then he did! [JustJared]
  • Malin Akerman can’t wait to get home and glug this wine Friday night amirite ladies. [People]
  • Alicia Keys drops bomshell: Star reveals that she never had a son, it’s just been a ham in a onesie this whole time. [E!]
  • Science fact: This song contains the fewest nouns of any extant piece of music.

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