Steve Coogan is a villain:
And his friends are placing the blame squarely on Wilson’s newfound best buddy, British actor Steve Coogan, with whom he starred in several films, according to exclusive interviews in US Weekly magazine.
“I went through it with Steve,” Coogan’s former girlfriend, rocker Courtney Love, told US.
“I was just out of rehab, and he was right there with the drugs. I tried to warn Owen. I tried to warn his friends. I hope from the bottom of my heart that Owen stays the hell away from that guy.”
Wilson’s addiction was so severe, his pal Woody Harrelson tried to stage an intervention at his home in Maui.
“Owen went to Maui, Hawaii, to kick his habit,” a longtime Wilson pal told the mag. “He was like a baby on that couch.”
The friend said that heroin was the first thing that came to mind when Wilson and Hudson split and he suddenly “disappeared off the face of the earth.”
“I thought, briefly, he might be back on heroin, but we all really felt he’d kicked that ages ago,” his friend said.
Jennifer Aniston hits the beach.
Elle drives Owen Wilson to suicide. I am 100 percent positive Molly will have more on this.
We are criminally obsessed with this article.
“From Brighton Beach to Santa Monica” — The Clientele (mp3)
“Advance Cassette” — Spoon (mp3)
Obligatory Page Six Amy Winehouse item:
THE saga of Amy Winehouse just gets sadder and sadder. The troubled pop star’s father-in-law is asking fans to stop buying her CDs and urging MTV not to give her a Video Music Award until she goes back into rehab to cure her booze and drug demons. “This isn’t a personal affront against her, but we shouldn’t be condoning her addiction by rewarding her,” Giles Fielder-Civil told BBC Radio. He added his son, Blake, needs help, too: “They’re a very close couple, and if one dies through substance abuse, the other may commit suicide.”
The new show from the creator of the O.C. is set in my new neighborhood. Gossip Girl looks like it’s going to be all kinds of fun, with a Kristen Bell voice-over.
Fugazi versus some other band I haven’t heard of, the full breakdown.
I have been waiting so long for the right indie-gospel quartet to sweep me off my feet.
Centro-matic in Nashville.
Trying to be someone else.
Denis Johnson’s new book looks good.
Zach Schomburg is doing a workshop in Seattle, so check that out if you live in Seattle, go Mariners.
The diaper-free movement is endlessly fascinating to us:
Isis Arnesen, 33, of Boston, has a 14-week-old daughter, Lucia, who is diaper-free. She said it can be awkward to explain the process to people, such as when she helped Lucia relieve herself in a sink at a public restroom.
“Sometimes I don’t know what’s gonna happen and it doesn’t work, and sometimes I feel a little embarrassed,” Arnesen said. “It makes her happy though, right? She smiles, she’s happy.”
Molly found this while looking for emotionally constipated.
Michael Gordon on Iraq.
The Happy Mondays were pivotal.
You are quite probably his everything. (Coast is Clear)
If you’re into photography, check out a camera in the crowd.
Little Italy’s makeover?
Molly sent along this hilarious post, which describes us in probably every way. I shall never abandon the editorial ‘we’ even though it is not really editorial any more.
The perfect graphic equalizer setting for iTunes.
This was funny:
A knife-wielding robber wanted $4 – and not a penny more – so he refused a $10 bill and ordered his victim to get change, Westchester police said yesterday.
The bizarre robbery took place Friday in Greenburgh when James Mitchell, 48, confronted an 18-year-old youth who had just come out of a store and demanded money, said Capt. Joseph DeCarlo.
When the teen claimed all he had was $10, the suspect said he wanted only $4, according to DeCarlo.
“He tells the kid to go into the pizza parlor and get change,” DeCarlo said. “Then the kid comes out, he takes his $4 and he leaves.”
It “really is an odd case, but it is a robbery,” DeCarlo said.
BLOGS WE ARE INSIDE OF AT THE MOMENT
We are trying to learn Italian, this helps.
Not a blog, but we await Allison Carter’s Particle Series, the first effort from P.S. Books, with baited breath.
He’s a whore.
This is absolutely criminal apparel.
PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING
Molly scissored to victory.