So here we are, guys. Jumping from one methed-out looking dude to another methed-out looking dude. However? At least this particular methed-out looking dude has enough style savvy to splurge on a sapphire-and-diamond encrusted engageroo that looks much like the late Princess Diana’s betrothal ring.
The only difference? Boyfriend did not go to Jared – it looks more like the Kay Jeweler Princess Diana twentieth anniversary commemorative composite ring to me. I mean, if he wanted to do it up TOTALLY classy, he should have gone for the Titantic-themed blue diamond stone necklace. If that doesn’t say love and class, man, what does?
Image courtesy of People
I was just reading up on Jodie Sweetin‘s engagement to some bro named Morty Coyle (dorkiest name ever) and I wanted to share with you this list of “facts” that People.com printed about the former meth head and child actor’s fiance:
1. He’s a musician – and more
Though often pegged simply as a Hollywood deejay, Coyle, 42, not only spins and mixes, but he’s also a musician. He got his start singing in a band called the Imposters, which regularly played the Viper Room and the Roxbury. Hollywood born-and-bred, Coyle’s now in a band called All Day Sucker, and he performs at regular Tuesday night jam sessions with The F.O.C.K.R.’s (Friends of Canter’s Kibitz Room) in L.A., where he proposed. It’s also how he met Sweetin nearly two years ago. “One night I went to see a mutual friend play and Morty and I started hanging out and later dated,” says Sweetin. “We sort of couldn’t help it. It was just right.”
2. He didn’t watch his future sweetie on Full House
While his now-fiancé was winning hearts on an ABC “TGIF”s sitcom, Coyle had other plans. “I was trying to sneak out of the house on Friday nights,” he jokes. “I was at a different age. Sometimes I forget that people grew up with her.” When Coyle catches a rerun now, though, he’s on his own. “Jodie cannot watch herself on television,” he says. “It’ll come on and I’ll go, ‘Hey, look at what you’re wearing!’ And she’ll walk by, like, ‘Ah, yeah.’ ” Read More
And pardon me if it’s insensitive, but it’s almost kind of like a ‘no duh’ moment, am I right? Anyone growing up in the eighties and nineties watching the myriad of corny shows like Full House, Charles in Charge, or Growing Pains knew that there was something off with Candace’s weight, much like there was with Tracey Gold on Growing Pains. She fluctuated almost every episode from full-faced, chubby-armed child, to lean and tall middle schooler, to heavy high schooler and then back to skinny-bodied lollipop-headed college student. And this was just during the filming of the show. If that’s not a big, flashing indicator of an eating disorder, apparently nothing is.
Candace, in light of her previous struggles, has penned a memoir, Reshaping It All, which documents her battle against bulimia and chronicles her life through (and after) the Full House period.
I always thought Candace C was the height of cute in the eighties, even if she did dress like a phosphorescent Day-Glo factory on fire. At the very least, she was better than Jodie Sweetin, and we all know how that crazy bitch turned out. Cameron’s new book is due out on Friday and I’m actually interested in reading it. Once it hits the library, anyway. I’m a big library fan.
I shouldn’t be mean. I’m really happy for her that she cleaned up her act and that she’s sober now and that she has the strength to put herself in the spotlight as an example of how to be sober and a mother (my dear friend Emily did the same thing last month in People magazine, and I was insanely proud of her and her courage). I just hate that she has a damn book out right now. I hate when any celebrity decides to “speak out” about a “difficult topic” because they have something to promote. And also I guess it kind of rubs me the wrong way that she’s been clean for like 11 months and all of a sudden she’s the end-all-be-all of sobriety, never to drink or smoke meth again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Just shut up and get a few years clean, Jodie, then come back to the spotlight and tell us how you did it. We’ll still care.
I’m just saying. Really, Jodie, I’m rootin’ for you here, but take a step back, stay out of the spotlight and get a few years of sobriety under your belt before you run around the talk show circuit telling everyone about how you were Relapse City for the past few years but this time you are sober forever for realsies and you can prove it because you’ll have a whole year sober in December. Just slow it down, hon. People will still want to read about Stephanie Tanner smoking meth in five years. By that time, you can probably co-release your drug-addiction book with Mary-Kate Olsen’s.
Molls told us yesterday about Jodie Sweetin’s new book “Unsweetined” in which she tells of getting drunk at Candace Cameron’s wedding. You may think the most obvious question is “Where were her parents?” but for me, it’s “Candace Cameron didn’t have a dry wedding?”
In the most recent and riveting release of information, Sweetin admits that she was drinking and doing coke when she was on her sobriety lecture tour. Yep, she was doing appearances and giving speeches touting the benefits of sobriety and getting paid for it. Preaching a clean life as a means to fund your habit — not good.
The relapse started one day, just a few months after my GMA spot, when I got a random phone call from a friend who I used with and who occasionally sold me drugs. I invited her to my place. I was in an apartment at the time. I knew it was a really bad idea to invite her over but I wanted to test myself, I guess. We hung out, played cards. I told her I hadn’t done meth in a while. One thing led to another and just like that, I was back.
She also talked about giving a speech at a university just a few minutes after getting high:
I was living a complete lie. But unfortunately, guilt doesn’t make you stop. I talked about growing up on television and about how great my life was now that I was sober… The little bit of coke that I had done before the speech wasn’t enough to make me forget how bad I felt for doing what I was doing. The guilt was eating away at me. I was struggling to keep it together, but no one realized that. I finished. They applauded. Standing ovation. Just how I liked it. And it was over.
Sweetin admits she returned to her room tired but made time for one more hit. “I was just so tired. Tired of lying. Tired of pretending to be someone that I wasn’t. I took a deep breath and walked out of the lecture hall. I went back to my hotel room and buried my face in my hands. I couldn’t keep doing this. It had to end.But not today. I wiped away the tears and finished the baggie of coke.
Can we all just agree that addiction sucks?
Oh. My. God. Jodie Sweetin is bananas. I don’t even know if I’m ready to get in to this with you guys right now, but it has to be done.
We all know by now that Jodie Sweetin suffered with meth addiction and generally went hella craycray for a minute after Full House was done taping. Then she cleaned up and hosted that Pants Off Dance Off show for a bit. Well, in addition to having a baby and a crazy estranged husband, it turns out that Jodie has been busy penning a memoir. A memoir that will likely be off the chain.
The book, Unsweetined (God, that title), delves in to all the madness that was really going on in Jodie’s life after the hit show she was on ended right before she started high school. Like a lot of young stars, Jodie eased her pain by hitting the bottle. The first time she ever got drunk? At her co-star Candace Cameron’s wedding back in 1994, before Full House even ended. Ahhhmazing and horrible at the same time. Who knew little Stephanie was a booze hound?
Jodie says that from there she started drinking all the time and eventually experimented with every drug out there until she finally got hooked on our nation’s drug of choice: crystal meth. “I wanted to prove that I wasn’t the girl from Full House, that I could get more trashed than everyone else.”
Wowza. This book is going to be the best thing ever.