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Madonna Threatens to Cancel Concert If Fans Smoke

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You don’t want to light up around Madonna.

The singer scolded her fans for smoking cigarettes during her sound check at a concert in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, and threatened to cancel the show if they didn’t put them out.  The incident was caught on video.

“If you’re going to smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show,” Madonna is heard saying in the video.

The crowd at the outdoor venue screamed “No.”

“You don’t care about me, I don’t care about you,” the 54-year-old singer said. “Are we going to play that game? I’m not kidding. I can’t sing if you smoke. ¿Entiendes?”

“You’re looking right at me while you’re smoking cigarettes like I’m a stupid f**king idiot,” she said.

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Do "Weeds" Stars Dig Weed?

D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Showtime hit Weeds is going up in smoke. The series premiere this Sunday, July 1, will mark the show’s eighth and final season.

“Weeds” had its dramedy debut in 2005, helping to boost the careers of actors Hunter Parrish and Alexander Gould, along with its leading lady, Mary-Louise Parker. The show established itself as an outstanding comedy and earned Parker a Best Actress Golden Globe for her role as the marijuana-selling mom, Nancy Botwin.

With the show going into its last season, we were curious where its stars stood on the controversial topic of toking up or keeping clean.

Here is what they’ve said:

Mary-Louise Parker:  Mary-Louise Parker didn’t try pot until she was 45, according to Vanity Fair. And even then, she claims she didn’t smoke it; she licked a pot-laced lollipop once to cure her nausea when she was sick.  But Parker claims the lollipop experiment left her unimpressed.

“My entire life, I never wanted anything to do with marijuana. So when I was sick, I was like, ‘What the hell?’ I was actually kind of excited about it. I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m 45 and I’m having my first pot experience!’

Hunter Parrish: 
Hunter Parrish says he has indeed tried pot. But it was only after his stint in the lead role of  the Broadway musical Spring Awakening ended, leaving him in what he calls a “very dark place” in his life.

He told the New York Post, “I have smoked. I’m not a fan. I like to be in control. It’s something that makes me feel out of control.”

Kevin Nealon:  Kevin Nealon claims to not partake in pot.

Nealon spoke with the Santa Barbara Independent about his awkward encounters with fans who refuse to believe he’s not the pot-smoking accountant he portrays on the show.  He said, “When I tell them that I, Kevin Nealon, do not personally smoke marijuana, they usually wink and say, ‘That’s cool, man. Neither do we, you know, if anyone’s asking.’”

Justin Kirk:  Justin Kirk doesn’t hide the fact he’s no stranger to the pot world.

The 36-year-old actor laughs, telling Scripps News, “I guess you could say that marijuana is paying my rent these days,” referring to his pot-selling character, Andy Botwin. “Used to be a time when pot used to take away from my rent.”

Elizabeth Perkins:  Elizabeth Perkins openly says she is 100 percent  pro-legalization.

Perkins cleared the air with Zap2it saying, “I think it is crazy that it is illegal, and I think it is crazy that people are in jail once they get busted with small amounts of marijuana. I am so pro-legalized marijuana because I just don’t see it as that dangerous of a narcotic. I don’t think that means high school students should be able to do bong hits whenever they want to. I do think (adults) should be able to do what they want in the privacy of their own home with an herb that grows in the backyard.”

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Madonna ‘Not Happy’ About Daughter Smoking

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Madonna may be totally in control of her career, but she doesn’t have that same control over her teenage daughter.  Last month, a picture of 15-year-old Lourdes smoking a cigarette popped up in the press, and in an interview that aired Wednesday night on NBC’s Rock Center, the superstar mom reveals her less-than-thrilled reaction.

Interviewer Harry Smith said that when he saw the photo, he asked himself, “How did Madonna react to that?”  “She wasn’t happy,” Madonna replied.  When Smith asked if Madonna is a “tough mom,” she admitted, “I think I am but honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be, maybe, tougher. It’s hard, every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking, I’m not very fond of.  For anyone.”

When Smith pointed out that a recent video of Madonna shows her smoking a cigarette, she acted annoyed and said, “I don’t smoke! That’s just an accessory, Harry!  There’s a difference!”  Then she laughed and said Lourdes “smoked that cigarette before I did that video!  So she didn’t get that from me, ok?”

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Miley Cyrus Seen Smoking a Bong in New Video

Photo Courtesy - TMZ [dot] com(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus’ image continues to get less wholesome. has obtained a video of the Hannah Montana star inhaling from a bong.  The website claims the video was shot during a party at Cyrus' house in Los Angeles on Nov. 28 -- five days after she turned 18.

In the video, Cyrus inhales and then announces she's having a "bad trip" before discussing how someone near her resembles her ex-boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.  She then has a laughing fit and goes on to mumble while continuing to giggle.

A source claims the bong was filled a natural herb known as salvia, which, according to TMZ, "has psychedelic qualities."  It is legal to possess salvia in California.

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