Celebrity gossip is a fickle mistress. She likes to hide or twist the truth, and she’s good at it, too. Remember when we were learning of the divorce of Heidi Klum and Seal? That story changed every which way, and that story is still going on today (they’re both still wearing their wedding rings – what does it all mean?!). It’s hard to get things straight sometimes, and that’s what’s been happening with Demi Moore here lately.
On January 23, Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital and her rep said that she was taking some time to “seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion.” The idea was that she was going straight to rehab. Last week, the word was that she was was receiving some “spiritual counseling.” But now, thankfully, we’re back to rehab. Let’s just hope this one’s true:
It appears Demi Moore has taken her “spiritual counseling” to the next level.
E! News has learned exclusively that the Margin Call star has checked into the ultra-posh Cirque Lodge addiction treatment center in Sundance, Utah.
A source tells E! News Moore entered the facility the week following her now infamous Jan. 23 hospitalization, after she suffered seizure-like symptoms during a party at her home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles.
“She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people,” the rehab source said, adding that the 49-year-old actress is being treated for both an eating disorder and addiction issues.
Specializing in “individualized addiction treatment,” Cirque Lodge has a reputation for catering to a celebrity clientele, reportedly including the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Eva Mendes and Mary-Kate Olsen.
So how did Moore check into the rehab facility without the media catching wind of it?
We’ve learned that in the days after her hospitalization, Moore gathered her belongings from her home and was whisked off to the mountain retreat in Utah for treatment.
“It became clear to her that her way of coping with her stress was not working and she needed more help,” the source continued.
As we previously reported, Moore had been consulting with an intuitive healer and psychic medium.
Despite speculation that her exes Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher visited Moore at home earlier this week, Moore spent the entire week in Utah.
When reached by E! News, Demi Moore’s rep had no comment.
If Demi Moore has been spending her time going to teenagers’ parties and having seizures from smoking sketchy ass drugs, then there is absolutely no other place she needs to be on this earth than rehab. I sincerely hope this report is true, and that Demi is getting treatment that doesn’t come from a psychic.
February 5, 2012 at 9:00 am by Emily
If you guessed Demi Moore, then congratulations, you are correct! That means that you have eyeballs that can see things and a brain that can recognize them! I’m so proud of you for both of those things!
But yeah, you guys remember Miley Cyrus‘ penis party. That’s not even a question, it’s a statement, because there is no way you could forget that shindig. It featured Miley chugging on the biggest alcoholic beverage and making a porn face at cake that was shaped like male genitalia. That isn’t something you forget. Well, I guess you wouldn’t forget it unless you have a habit of doing whip-its. Lame.
Just 9 days before her whip-it induced medical emergency … Demi Moore partied under the radar at Miley Cyrus’ BF’s birthday bash in L.A. … you know, the one with the penis cake … more evidence that Demi was desperately clinging on to her fading youth.
Multiple sources who were at Club Icon on January 14 tell us … Demi was hanging out with her daughter Rumer and some young friends … mostly kickin’ it in the VIP section.
We’re told Demi was drinking Red Bull all night … a drink she’s been obsessively sucking down for years. We’re told she left with Rumer sometime after midnight.
A few days later, Demi was seen clubbing with Rumer around Hollywood … and on January 23rd, she was hospitalized after inhaling nitrous oxide in the form of whip-its, a drug that’s super popular with high school kids.
People familiar with the situation tell us … it’s not hard to connect the dots. The woman who became famous for what people thought was eternal youth became a believer in the illusion, and it manifested itself in various ways — partying with her daughter and her 20-something friends, obsessing over her body image, and finally using drugs that appeal to people more than half her age.
So is it safe to assume that these kids were doing whip-its and smoking K2 and having fun with bath salts? Because that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s also the most ridiculous thing my boyfriend has ever heard, because ever since I mentioned that Demi Moore probably smoked K2 and then had a seizure and went to the hospital, he keeps bringing it up. A couple of nights ago we were going to sleep, and he started giggling, and when I asked him what was funny, he just said “Demi Moore smoked K2, that’s ridiculous.” And it is.
I know one dude who has smoked K2, and he’s a teenager. The first person that comes to mind when I think of whip-its is Steve-O. When I think of bath salts, I think of the people I went to high school with who broadcast their drama all over Facebook and call their ex-spouses endearing names like “bath salt snorting piece of shit.” Do you get the theme here? Demi Moore’s drugs of choice are the drugs of choice of boys who are either teenagers, jackasses, or rednecks. Something’s not right there.
Oh well. At least now I have probable reason to believe that Miley Cyrus has done whip-its. Could you even imagine?
February 3, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
“I think it’s a stupid thing. I think it’s stupid for anyone, whether they’re celebrated or not, I don’t believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that’s my opinion. What’s happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not just about people here, it’s about everybody. There won’t be any version of privacy. So it’s going to be a tricky thing.”
You said it, George. It is stupid – no matter who it is – and that’s the exact point I made last week when I, you know, said the same thing. There’s a fine line between what can be considered public knowledge and what’s not, and I think that 911 calls (since they can be, I suppose, considered private health information) kind of cross the line into “stuff not suitable for public consumption,” much like social security numbers, banking information, dental history; whatever.
Naturally, this would be a good segueway to discuss Demi, since discussing her and speculating about her state of mind and body is, you know, a horse of an entirely different colored in comparison to releasing their 911 calls to the public, duh. According to sources, Demi’s not in rehab, but in “spiritual counseling.” Because that’s going to do a lot for her anorexia problem, isn’t it? From what I gather about “spiritual counseling,” some of it relies heavily on detoxing the body (from, you know, everything including food) and I’m not quite sure Demi should be purging anything but drugs from her system these days. She can’t afford to fast, folks. From E! Online:
While rumors have surfaced suggesting she’s already entered a residential rehab facility (with Utah’s Cirque Lodge among the most speculated upon), sources tell E! News that as of last week, at least, Moore was not enrolled in such a program. Her exact whereabouts are uncertain, as she has yet to surface in public since her dramatic hospitalization, though as of Sunday she was not yet back at her Beverly Hills home.
However, sources close to the Striptease star tell E! News that Moore has been receiving some sort of “spiritual counseling.”
That’s cute how they put the ‘Striptease star’ comment in there. I mean, come on. Who really remembers Demi from Striptease? If we’re talking about girlfriend in a positive light here (which, honestly, I guess we should be trying at the very least), we should be referring to her as ‘the Ghost star’ or the ‘One Crazy Summer’ star, or hell, even the ‘G.I. Jane’ star, just without the backhanded, underlying gastrointestinal reference.
I hope Demi gets better, because I think she’s in a much better place than, say, people like Lindsay Lohan are. I think she’s had it pretty rough, and with regard to her perception of self-worth, I think she’s got a lot of work to do on making herself better. I think Demi, as opposed to people like, say, Lindsay Lohan, wants to get well. But I think that she’s got to get over this Ashton thing and move on as quickly and efficiently as possible, because it’s only going to drag her down more.
I guess laying off the drugs would probably help, too, though, huh?
January 31, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Here is something I did not know: Demi Moore was originally slated to play Gloria Steinem in the bio-pic Lovelace.
This shocked me because—I’m sorry if this is rude, but—wasn’t Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle the last thing anyone saw Demi in? And even that was stunt casting. Does Demi really even act anymore?
And it’s all so sad because, like, Demi Moore really was the most talented person to come out of St. Elmo’s Fire, you guys. But the one-two punch of Striptease and G.I. Jane was a bit too much for any career, I guess.
So I kinda didn’t realize Demi Moore was even in the acting biz until today, when everyone started reporting that Demi Moore had been replaced. REPLACED! In the Lovelace movie!
Oof, this doesn’t look good, you guys.
Initial reports claimed that Mary-Louise Parker had won the role of Gloria Steinem.
Wrong! Now we know the truth: Sarah Jessica Parker is going to play the coveted part of Gloria Steinem. SARAH JESSICA PARKER HAS REPLACED DEMI MOORE.
Contrary to earlier reports, Sarah Jessica Parker will be replacing Demi Moore in Lovelace rather than Mary Louise Parker, which Us Weekly reported earlier.
Sarah will be playing the part of Gloria Steinem while Demi focuses on her recovery. Any Sex and the City fan out there should appreciate that this means there will be a Carrie and Mr. Big reunion on the big screen!
Chris Noth has already been cast in the film.
This is terrible! I don’t know how to feel about all this!
Also—and I know this isn’t exactly an age-appropriate casting call, but here goes anyway—I think we should give the role of Gloria Steinem to Jennifer Aniston, just because Jen called Steinem “the sexiest woman of all time.”
January 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Jenn
So, I said yesterday that the 911 call featuring Demi‘s rescuers would be sent out to the ‘net for all of the public’s listening pleasure, and it has been. I haven’t listened to it. And if you want to listen to it, it’s out there, but you’re not going to find it here – at least from me – because like I said, I think it’s weird. Morbid might be a better word. Like, that one website, Rotten.com? God do I hate that website. There’s such bizarre stuff on there, and I think certain things are better left unheard or unseen (nudie photos, now that’s something entirely different. We’re all nude under our clothes, let’s just get on with it, OK? I mean really. Show me what you’re working with).
So, right. Back to Demi. People‘s got the scoop, saying that the friend who phoned in the emergency call claimed that Demi smoked something “similar to incense,” but not pot, and that was the catalyst to the earlier-mentioned seizure. So what was it? I don’t know. Your guess is as good as mine. This story’s gotten so messed up and retold and convoluted that I’m going to be completely ridiculous and say ‘bath salts’. One thing that I did read, however, was that the woman on the phone was often heard during the call referring to another woman by the name of ‘Ru’. Um, would that possibly be Rumer Willis we’re talking about? Demi’s twenty-three year-old daughter? I’m thinking so.
And isn’t that just great. Demi’s oldest daughter was probably present for her mom’s idiocy. Because really, what else was it? It might have been a different story if Demi had just collapsed and maybe seized because of exhaustion and not eating and stress and what not, but she collapsed and seized because …
January 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
The Demi Moore 911 tape will not be very revealing, because we’ve learned there’s gonna be a lot of redacted information … including the drugs she was using just before the emergency.
Law enforcement sources tell us … The L.A. City Attorney is recommending that all references to drugs in the 911 conversation between the dispatcher and one of Demi’s friends should be erased before being released to the public. The recommendation is based on patient privacy.
TMZ broke the story … paramedics on scene were told Demi had been doing whip-its … inhaling nitrous oxide immediately before she fell into semi-consciousness and had seizure-like symptoms.
OK, cool. Right? I don’t know what’s quite cooler: that Demi Moore was doing whip-its (even in my younger and stupider days, I didn’t f-ck with that dangerous stuff, but hey – that’s just me), or the fact that the 911 tape is going to be released.
If you’re confused about what I actually mean by “cool,” neither of those two things are cool. No, the fact that someone would release a 911 tape from an emergency definitely is as messed up as Demi’s immature, way-to-set-the-example-MOM ways of huffing substances that ought not to be huffed. I mean, honestly. A released 911 tape? What the hell for? I know we run a celebrity gossip site, and you’d think that something like that would be right at home here, or on other similar sites, but I really (honestly) don’t see a market for it. I don’t know. I feel it’s like running death photos or something. Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe I’m not. I guess it depends on whether or not you agree.
Also, I know that it’s a perfectly legal thing to do, air 911 audio tapes. But it doesn’t make it right. As TMZ stated, and according to the LA Times, all of the medical condition information will be redacted, thus filling the tape with a bunch of blank-outs:
“Generally speaking, it’s our recommendation to withhold release of any medical condition or ingested substance related to an incident,” said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, which has reviewed the 911 and and made recommendations to city agencies on which sections to cut.
Mateljan said federal privacy laws strictly regulate what medical information public agencies and hospitals can release about patients. That includes health information and any medications the patient might have taken.
But still. The point remains, why bother? I realize there’s a fine line between what’s appropriate and what’s not when it comes to airing out all of the soiled, dirty-assed laundry of celebrities, but for me, 911 tapes are just cutting it way low. I’m just saying. I know we don’t get a whole lot of “serious” going on over here, and your regularly-scheduled snark is just another hour away, but damn.