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Good Help is Hard to Find

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Celebrities don’t always have it easy, you know. As is the case with Britney Spears, a competent assistant is a valuable commodity, especially one who won’t sell you out and will still pick up your dirty undies.

But picking up panties is one thing… picking up your drugs is another matter entirely. What’s a highly regarded actor to do when he can’t pay someone to pick up his drugs??? Especially when he has such a voracious appetite?

Given recent events, you’d think he’d know better… and while I can certainly sympathise with a serious addict, how can you sympathise with someone who would rather compromise an employee than risk getting caught?

At least own your own sh*t, you know?

But it’s all about the image isn’t it? He is an acclaimed artist, who is involved and informed and aware, idolised by some for his impish good looks – a selfish junkie isn’t usually what comes to mind. Those in the industry however have surely seen him openly spread his blow all over the dinner table, at any given party, and put half of it into his brain. So brazen is he that he used to carry his stash on his body while travelling, tucked into a coat pocket, cavalierly going through security.

Over the last three months or so however he’s suddenly become a lot more paranoid. And so the task of transporting his happy across borders has rested on his personal assistants. It took her three carries before she finally put her foot down and refused. And got fired for it. The girl who took her place made it only once before quitting herself.

He’s still looking for a replacement.

Substance abuse is one thing. Allowing someone else to take the fall for your addiction is another. Selfish prick.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 at 8:04:01 AM

Update (9/2/08):
denial 1: Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, George Clooney & Elijah Wood
denial 2: Sean Penn, Colin Farrell & Sean Combs (P Diddy)
denial 3: Jack Nicholson, Toby Maguire, Sean Penn & Jake Gyllenhaal
denial 4: Christian Bale & Jude Law
denial 5: James Franco
clue
denial 6: John Cusack
denial 7: Justin Timberlake
denial 8: Josh Hartnett & Sting
denial 9: Jonathan Rhys Myers
denial 10: Jamie Foxx
reveal


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