Richie Supa Among Favorites for 2009 Prism Awards

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Musician/Songwriter, Richie Supa, may be best known for his work with Aerosmith and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, but lately he’s been in the spotlight for his work with the popular new Social Networking website “In The Rooms.”

The 2009 Prism Awards will air on FX in September, but the actual awards show takes place on Thursday, April 23rd in Beverly Hills, California. Richie Supa is just one of the nominees for the music aspect of the Prism Awards which also includes categories in movies and television (all subject matter within the Prism Awards deals with substance abuse, recovery and/or mental health).

If you want to hear the 2009 Prism Award Nominated song by Richie Supa, “In The Rooms,” download it at www.InTheRooms.com. Want to get to know the Real Richie Supa? You can check out his In The Rooms profile at www.InTheRooms.com/RichieSupa. Joining InTheRooms.com is always anonymous, safe and free.

To read more about the 13th annual Prism Awards and to get a complete list of categories and nominees, check them out online at www.PrismAwards.com.

Ted Casablanca’s Addiction Mania: E Online is Hardly News

Here at 12 Steppin, we know that addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people world wide. However, we also know there is always time to mix fun with facts and there are certainly times when we will show the lighter side of the addiction world as it pertains to outrageous celebrity stories, television shows and more.

But there comes a point when news sources, online or otherwise, must answer to the credibility given to them. And maybe this is a problem with Google News rather than EOnline.com, but even in a humble blog like ours, we would certainly demand more effort in our posts than the last installation of Ted Casablanca’s “The Awful Truth” (which we think should be renamed, “The Awful Blog”).

The “article” titled “Addiction Mania! Which Celebrity Needs Help the Most?” not only lacks the effort to compose more than three sentences for the post, but it also appears in Google News, posing as a real news article. In fact, the post does little more than call Lindsay Lohan a lesbian; big news.

Read Ted Casablanca’s “Awful Blog” HERE.

Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart Killed in Car Accident

Angels Rookie Pitcher, Nick Adenhart, was killed in a car accident earlier this morning. Nick Adenhart, 22, was one of the top prospects for the Angels and was killed just after midnight in Fullerton, California. Reports say that a minivan ran a red light and crashed into Nick Adenhart’s car.

Adenhart had just finished throwing six scoreless innings against the A’s the day before. There is suspicion that alcohol was involved in the hit and run crash that took Adenhart’s life.

Joba Chamberlain commented on Nick Adenhart’s tragic death, saying, “It sounds like he was just driving home after the game, and now he’s not coming to the ballpark the next day. You can’t take anything for granted, ever.” Joba Chamberlain is currently in the spotlight for DUI charges.

Although details are still sketchy, the alleged hit and run suspect who was driving the mini van which struck Nick Adenhart’s vehicle is now in custody.

New Season of Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab to Feature Sex Addicts

With the recent success VH-1’s new reality series, “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House”, rumors are now circulating that the new season of “Celebrity Rehab” will focus on helping “celebrity” sex addicts.

TMZ.com reported that the list of rehabbers will include 2 porn stars, a former beauty queen, a gay film director, a playmate and one of the cast members from a previous “Celebrity Rehab”.

There is still very little information available about the new season except that Dr. Drew Pinsky will still be the counselor/host of the show which began filming earlier this week.

DUI Video of New York Yankees Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Hits the Internet

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TheSmokingGun.com posted a police video earlier this week that shows New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain being pulled over for DUI late last year. In the video, the 23-year-old Joba Chamberlain bad mouths Bronx Bomber Hall of Famer Yogi Berra

Check out Joba Chamberlain’s Nebraska State arrest information here. In the report, you can see that Joba Chamberlain was charged with DUI, having an open container, and speeding. Chamberlain was first pulled over for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.

Click Here to check out the original article and watch the video of Joba Chamberlain’s DUI arrest and field sobriety test from TheSmokingGun.com.

Farrah Fawcett’s Son, Redmond O’Neal, Jailed for Narcotics

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Unfortunately, Farrah Fawcett has been all over the news lately because of her deteriorating health. However, Fawcett’s son, Redmond O’Neal, is also in the news after police say they found him carrying narcotics near a jail in Castaic, California.

Redmond was driving with a friend to see an inmate at the Pitchess Detention Center South in California. Redmond admitted to being in possession of narcotics when they were pulled aside at a routine check point on the way to the jail.

Redmond is now being held on $25,000 bail pending a hearing later today. He was charged with possession of narcotics and bringing narcotics to a jail.

Farrah Fawcett, who has been in the spotlight lately due to her poor condition as a result from her 3-year battle with cancer, has not commented on her son. Remond O’Neil and his father, Ryan O’Neil, were both arrested in a drug bust in 2008.

Anthony Kiedis to be Recognized at Annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert

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Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder and front man, Anthony Kiedis, will be honored on Friday, May 8, at the 5th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. This year’s MusiCares MAP Fund concert will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will recognize Kiedis by presenting him with the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award for his work and commitment in helping recovering addicts.

Iggy Pop will be among the acts performing at the benefit concert. The MusiCares MAP Fund provides people in the area of Music with a way to receive help with addiction and ways to get sober, regardless of their financial situation. This year’s benefit concert will be hosted by comedian and author, Greg Behrendt. All proceeds from the concert will go to the MusiCares MAP Fund.

Besides Iggy Pop, other acts that will be performing at the event include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Forrest, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers and more. The night will also feature a special performance by DJ AM during the dinner.

For general admission ticket information for the 5th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, contact Wynnie Wynn at 310-392-3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Out of respect for the clients, the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.

President Barack Obama Addresses Marijuana Legalization

In a test run of Barack Obama’s new “Open for Questions” virtual town hall meeting,  the president addressed the issue of legalizing marijuana. Several thousands questions were uploaded to the White House website for the first “Open for Questions” virtual town hall meeting and over 3,606,000 people voted for the questions they wanted president Obama to address during the meeting.

Barack Obama briefly commented on whether or not legalizing marijuana would help the economy or helpl create jobs. Here is just a short part of the transcript from Barack Obama’s first virtual town hall meeting:

THE PRESIDENT: “Three point five million people voted. I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy – (laughter) – and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience – (laughter) – but I just want – I don’t want people to think that – this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy – (laughter) – to grow our economy. (Applause.)”

The Ana Nicole Smith Drug Conspiracy

Will it ever end? Even during the time of her hit reality television show on E, Anna Nicole Smith was surrounded by rumors of illicit and prescription drug abuse. Her reputation was fueled by her erratic behavior, slurred speech and often dazed look.

Now, after an investigation that took over two years and involved Attorney General Jerry Brown, insurance officials, medical officials and the Drug Enforcement Administration, evidence is revealing that the behavior towards prescription drugs in the celebrity world is just as troubling and comparable to the illicit drug situation in poor neighborhoods.

Anna Nicole Smith died of an overdose of prescription drugs in 2007, at the age of 39. Howard K. Stern, psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and gerontologist Sandeep Kapoor have all been charge with several counts in relation to Anna Nicole Smith’s death, including conspiracy to provide an addict with medication.

Sober House Hospital and Dr. Drew Under Fire for Unexplained Deaths

Check out this video from Fox News on Dr. Drew Pinsky and the recent Sober House scandal. There have been 3 deaths reported within 5 months at the hospital where Dr Drew Pinsky hold the position of co-medical director.

The report features Arline Clyburn and Larry Grassini who both lost children at the hospital. The parents stated that their children were attracted to the facility because of its affiliation with the popular “Sober House”.

Do you think Dr. Drew is responsible for the deaths at the hospital? Geraldo states at the end of the report that these sorts of reality shows (obviously referring to Sober House and Celebrity Rehab) have consequences. Should innocent victims who seek treatment be consequences of rehabilitation facilities that get national recognition through reality shows? Make sure to leave your comments.

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