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Leif Garrett To Justin Bieber: 'Every Scum Bag Wants A Piece Of You'

August 21st, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Leif Garrett
Former seventies teen superstar Leif Garrett has offered international pop icon Justin Bieber a little advice - "Don't believe the hype."

The 51-year-old singer tells FoxNews.com he has been watching Bieber's career take off and, like many fans and critics alike, he's concerned by his latest antics that seem to suggest the youngster is making some bad decisions.

The notorious moments include allegedly spitting at a DJ, urinating in a restaurant mop bucket and driving his sports cars at high speed around his neighborhood in California. Bieber has also been showing up late to concerts and ...
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Leif Garrett Claims 'Celebrity Rehab' Pushed Him To Use Drugs

January 5th, 2011 8:19am EST
Leif Garrett
Troubled 70's pop star Leif Garrett has prompted a war of words between himself and the producers of VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab" after accusing them of accelerating his 2010 drug relapse for dramatic effect.

The singer, who has been battling drug abuse for years, checked into the latest season of Celebrity Rehab in a bid to kick his habit, but in a new Los Angeles Times interview, Garrett claims producers encouraged him to relapse in a bid to boost ratings.

He says, "(The producers) asked to get some footage of me using, and I said, 'I haven't been using'. They said, 'We really hav...
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Leif Garrett: 'No One Said No'

October 20th, 2010 6:16pm EDT
Leif Garrett
Fallen pop star Leif Garrett blames his early fame on his decades-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction - because he had easy access to illegal substances as a teen celebrity.

The 48 year old began his career at the age of five and eventually became a teen addict - at 17, he crashed his car while high on alcohol and Quaaludes, leaving a friend paralyzed. However, the singer is adamant he could have avoided the pitfalls of fame if he had been properly supervised as a young star on the road.

He tells Good Morning America, "My mom didn't understand, you know. It was partially her fau...
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Eric Roberts In 'Celebrity Rehab' For Marijuana Addiction

August 4th, 2010 2:35pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Actor Eric Roberts has conquered his longtime addiction to marijuana with the help of TV's Dr. Drew Pinsky after checking into rehab for the medic's reality show.

The Hollywood star, who is Julia Roberts' brother and the father of teen actress Emma Roberts, recently joined the cast of the new season of Celebrity Rehab, where Pinsky attempts to help his high-profile patients battle their drug and alcohol demons once and for all. Details of Roberts' addiction problem were never fully disclosed, although his publicist Chuck Jones told WENN, "It's not for anything serious. He's not hooked on...
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Eric Roberts Checks Into Rehab

July 24th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Eric Roberts checks into rehab
Julia Roberts' brother Eric has checked into rehab - and his treatment will be televised.

The actor, who is actress Emma Roberts' father, has joined the cast of the new season of reality TV show Celebrity Rehab, where celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky will attempt to help the star battle his substance abuse demons once and for all.

The details of the actor's addiction problem are hazy, but his publicist Chuck Jones tells WENN, "It's not for anything serious. He's not hooked on prescription meds or hard drugs or anything like that."

A spokesman for Roberts' new film Rock Slyde says, "It...
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Tila Tequila's New Hairstyle Is Better Than Her New Single

July 21st, 2010 10:00pm EDT
Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila posed for photographs outside of Vendon night club in London on Monday after performing her new single "I Love My DJ" aka "I $#@%ed The DJ." What do you think of her new bob hairstyle? We can't exactly say we're fans of it, but it's gotta be better than her music! (You can find the song on YouTube - it's NSFW).

The reality TV star will not be appearing on the upcoming season of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" despite rumors she was the first one to sign up. However, Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel, Jeremy London and Leif Garrett are among those checking in.

Producers of t...
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'Celebrity Rehab' To Feature Rachel Uchitel, Jeremy London & Other Headline Makers

July 20th, 2010 8:14am EDT
Jeremy London
Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel will be in good company when she checks into TV show "Celebrity Rehab" later this week - the facility will be full of recent headline makers.

Joining her on the reality TV show, hosted by celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, will be Jeremy London, Jason Wahler and former teen idol Leif Garrett.

Actor London recently hit the news when he reported he'd been kidnapped and forced to buy drugs and alcohol for a gang of youths in Palm Desert, California; reality TV bad boy Wahler was arrested and booked for misdemeanor battery in June after allegedly ...
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Justin Bieber: Is This Kid Here To Stay?

March 22nd, 2010 10:16am EDT
Justin Bieber: Is This Kid Here To Stay
March Madness is in the air, and so is Bieber Fever. While college basketball fans are pumping their fists and jumping in joy as their Final Four picks advance to the next round of the NCAA tournament, Justin Bieber fans, mostly teenage girls, will be rushing to the mall and trampling each other in the process to buy his second album "My World 2.0" on March 23. This new album, which features big name artists like Ludacris and Sean Kingston, will prove to music critics that this young phenomenon is the real deal and the success of his first album wasn't a fluke.

But Justin doesn't have much...
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Leif Garrett Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Drug Charge

February 24th, 2010 2:27pm EST
Leif Garrett
Former teen star Leif Garrett has pleaded not guilty to a felony count of heroin possession following his arrest in Los Angeles earlier this month.

The singer/actor, who shot to fame at the age of 15 with his 1970s single I Was Made For Dancin', was searched by cops at a subway station after he was spotted reportedly shaking and sweating.

Garrett was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after allegedly confessing to having black tar heroin in his shoe. He was charged with the felony and subsequently released on $10,000 bail. The 48 year old appeared in...
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'Behind the Music' Returns to VH1 - What Are Your Favorite Episodes?

April 9th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Behind the Music
Last month, VH1 announced plans to revive its iconic series, "Behind the Music," this summer. The network has ordered 10 new episodes which will focus mainly on newer artists, including Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver.

This news got me thinking about my favorite installments from the series, so I'd like to submit this list of the Top 10 BTM episodes for your approval and/or ridicule. As always, a list like this is entirely subjective and will, hopefully, spark some spirited discussion.

10. Heart

This episode may not have the classic "rock bott...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

September 9th, 2008 10:10am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most inspiring and witty remarks were made on the latest stories on Hollywood’s latest Pervert, Lance Armstrong and his sexual prowess, and Tom Cruise and his latest beard, as well as a Story about something no one wants to see John C. Reilly in the buff.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and kind observations made about former teen heartthrob Leif Garret, Bespectacled actress Tina Fey h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to Ozzy Osbourne offspring Jack Osbourne (1985), Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Gretchen Mol (1973), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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