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Friday
Jun292012

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.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov292011

Miley Cyrus' Rep Says 'Stoner' Comment Was Just a Joke

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus was just showing a sense of humor when she claimed she was a "stoner" at her 19th birthday party in Hollywood last week, according to her rep.

Upon receiving a cake featuring the image of reggae singer and well-known marijuana smoker Bob Marley, Cyrus told her friends, "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake.  You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed."

Video of Cyrus' comments were posted online over the weekend by The Daily.

So has Cyrus really become a pothead?  Not at all, says her rep.

In a statement obtained by People magazine, the rep says, "This is so ridiculous.  The cake was a joke, and Miley was being sarcastic."

Cyrus' pal Kelly Osbourne, who presented the cake to her at the party, has also claimed it was all a joke.

Last year, Cyrus came under fire after a video of her smoking the legal herb salvia from a bong was leaked.  Osbourne referenced that video at Cyrus' recent birthday party, saying, "I thought salvia was your problem, Miley."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Nov282011

Miley Cyrus Suggests She's a 'Stoner' in Birthday Video

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(LOS ANGELES) -- When a video emerged last year of Miley Cyrus apparently smoking from a bong, the teen star said she was smoking legal salvia, not marijuana.

Now, the former Hannah Montana star has another video to spin.  It was shot at the singer's 19th birthday party in Hollywood last week.

In the video, Miley is presented with a cake emblazoned with the image of Bob Marley by her friend Kelly Osbourne.

Miley responds by telling the crowd -- which, according to The Daily, included her parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus -- "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake.  You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed."

"I thought salvia was your problem, Miley," jokes Osbourne.

The video began making the rounds on Sunday after it was posted by The Daily.

Kelly immediately jumped to the singer's defense on Twitter, writing, "let me make something very clear after @MileyCyrus salvia incident we started calling her bob miley as a JOKE! the cake was also...A JOKE! it makes me sick that @MileyCyrus so called 'friends' would sell her out and lead people 2 believe she is someone that she is not!"

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