Bathtub Tragedy

I was never a huge Whitney fan, but nobody can debate the beauty and power of her voice.  Also beyond debate is that she deserved a better ending than the one she found, alone in a bathtub, while ‘friends’ were partying a few floors away.  Xanax and other benzodiazepines, combined with alcohol, are suspected of contributing to her death.


Fonda and a Kardashian
Grief-Stricken Friends

In fact, my primary reaction to reading about her death has been disgust over the way things play out in star circles– similar to how they played out after the death of Michael Jackson.  We have the parade of the business confidants– Simon, the Idol/X-Factor guy, saying that he could tell something was amiss.  Producers who say she looked great the last time they met.  Friends who say they tried to reach out.  Even Jesse Jackson somehow got his picture taken as part of the tragedy.
The picture that summarizes that world best shows Jane Fonda and one of the Kardashians (I don’t know one from the other) taking a break from grief to pose for a photo.
Hollywood, as I think about it, is the perfect setting for addiction– a place where everyone is acting and pretending, where relationships are fake but ‘useful,’ where rage occasionally makes headlines but bad behavior is mostly ignored.
I would LOVE to be a part of it.  But I wouldn’t last five minutes.

Health Blogger Award

To the right of this post you will see the ‘vote for SuboxDoc’ link for the ‘top health blogger award’ at Wellsphere.  I thought the ‘contest’ was over, but today I received an e-mail saying that I was in 30th place, and to keep trying…  so c’mon folks, click on me!!
What do I win, you ask?  I don’t even know.  I don’t think there are any prizes, actually. I looked all around on the site, and all I could find was that winners get ‘announced’.  That’s all I need– more ‘recognition’!  That doesn’t help me– I have kids in college, after all!
Does anyone know about any contests that pay off in cold hard cash?!
In the meantime, please give me a click– maybe some celebrity will consider this a worthy cause and give me a ticket to the Academy Awards or something.  By the way– all you Hollywood addicts– I have always wanted to go to the Academy Awards…