Written by: Anthony Pope
Hello, World—Anthony here once again wrapping up everything that happened in Pop Culture last week just in case your brain was still in summer mode.
Kicking things off this week, the interview that everyone, or at least I, was waiting for finally arrived on Sunday.
Troubled actress and perpetual magnet for chaos, Lindsay Lohan, sat with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her 90-day court-ordered rehab and where she’s at in her recovery. Surprisingly, girlfriend didn’t hold back.
Among other things, Lohan admitted to being addicted to alcohol, cocaine and the increasingly popular Adderall. She also said she was “in a better place” and that “things are different,” which caused me to give her a side-eye being that the interview was taped only four days after she completed rehab.
While Oprah may not have grilled Lohan as some would’ve preferred, at least she got the actress to open up and take accountability for her actions, something that she has never done. Here’s hoping our favorite ginger can lay off the bottle and get it together.
While we are on the topic of Oprah, it’s apparent that the old saying is true: Everything Lady O touches really turns to gold. The former talk-show queen’s new movie, “The Butler,” came in at number one at the box office last weekend.
The star-studded film took in an estimated $25 million dollars Friday through Sunday. Some are beginning to speculate the film could sweep next year’s Oscar ceremony with Winfrey earning a nomination for her role.
While Oprah’s star is on the rise, sadly, another has dimmed. Actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday morning.
Producers for TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles” became worried after Young didn’t show up to film an episode of the show that morning.
According to sources, the former “Famous Jett Jackson” star died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. No suicide note was found at the scene.
Several celebrities reached out via social media to send their condolences to Young’s family. He was 29 years old.
While one side of Twitter was in mourning, the other side was tuned into the drama that was boiling over between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton.
While no reason was given to why the former “besties” are no longer friends, it is evident by their tweets that the parties want nothing to do with each other.
Hilton tweeted that Katy Perry’s new single, “Roar,” was better than Gaga’s newest effort “Applause.” Gaga responded by accusing Hilton of stalking her followed by a tweet that stated Hilton sent her a picture of herself in a wheelchair with Madonna pointing a gun at her head.
So much shade was thrown you’d think the whole thing was taking place in the jungle.
That’s going to do it for Pop Addict this week. Be sure to check back next week for full coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards as well as what some of your favorite celebs are up to.