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6 Celebrities Describe Their Own Struggles with Heroin

6 Celebrities Describe Their Own Struggles with Heroin

Originally posted 02/09/2014 02:30PM

While Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death is the most recent to make headlines, heroin claimed the lives of many beloved artists, including Cory Monteith, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix and Chris Farley.  

Other stars – from Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie to Samuel L. Jackson – have admitted to dabbling if not struggling with the drug. And many have offered chilling personal accounts of their heroin use.  

Here are six celebrities who have shared their experiences with the dangerous drug over the years:  

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18 Legendary Artists with Fewer Grammys Than Lorde | Lorde

UpdatePosted 01/27/2014 05:00PM

18 Legendary Artists with Fewer Grammys Than Lorde

Originally posted 01/27/2014 01:00PM

When Lorde won two awards (song of the year and best pop solo performance) at the 2014 Grammys, she didn't just become the third-youngest winner in the ceremony's history. Barely a year into her career, the 17-year-old Kiwi also surpassed dozens of industry legends in the great list of Grammy winners in the sky.

Whether they've only won one Grammy, or are still waiting for their first golden gramophone entirely, here are some of the musical superstars who have taken home fewer Grammys than Lorde. (A note: We're only counting competition Grammys. Lifetime achievement awards don't count, nor do inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame.)

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Portraits of Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and More Rock Stars If They'd Lived to a Ripe Old Age

Portraits of Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and More Rock Stars If They'd Lived to a Ripe Old Age

Originally posted 11/19/2013 02:00PM

What would Kurt Cobain look like today? How about Jimi Hendrix? That was the question Sachs Media Group recently asked of photo restoration and manipulation company PhoJoe: The end result is this series of hypothetically-aged portraits of deceased musicians. Enjoy the twinge of nostalgia, then tell us – what do you speculate each of these musicians would be doing right now? Elvis PresleyElvis Presely in the Rocker Heaven Series Photo by: Courtesy Sachs Media GroupIn 2013, Elvis Presley presides over the largest musician-owned eatery chain in the United States, an all-you-can-eat buffet called Hunks & Hunks O' Burnin' Love. Kenny Rogers cries himself to sleep every night, lamenting Kenny Roger's Roasters perennial #2 slot. Also, in this alternate universe, Lisa Marie never married Michael Jackson.

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Natalie Portman Teams with Matrix Creators | Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Teams with Matrix Creators

Originally posted 01/05/2005 09:00AM

CAST: Closer Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman is in final discussions to star in a new film by producer Joel Silver and Matrix filmmakers the Wachowski brothers, "V Is for Vendetta," based on Alan Moore's graphic WWII novel, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Wachowskis will produce and write the script, which will be directed by their longtime first assistant director James McTeigue. Meantime, Portman celebrates the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith by appearing on the latest cover of Vanity Fair, alongside her costars and creator George Lucas. ... On the small screen, American Pie star Alyson Hannigan is set to join Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ed O'Neill on ABC's upcoming comedy series In the Game, set on a TV sports show. Hannigan, who costarred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will play Hewitt's character's best friend.

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