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Rapper 2 Chainz charged with drug possession in Los Angeles

This Aug. 31, 2013 file photo shows 2 Chainz performing at the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, Pa. Los Angeles prosecutors charged rapper 2 Chainz with felony codeine possession on March 25, 2014, after his arrest last year at Los Angeles International Airport when authorities say he was found with drugs in his checked baggage. The Grammy-nominated rapper is due to be arraigned on the charge on Tuesday April 8, 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Prosecutors have charged Grammy-nominated rapper 2 Chainz with felony drug possession after his arrest last year at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Teen actor, 3 others arrested for smoking marijuana in music fest

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Some 7107 International Music Festival revellers may have enjoyed too much, forgetting that smoking marijuana or weed is still illegal in the Philippines.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims

In a Jan. 19, 2014, photo Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote" was found dead Sunday in his apartment in New York with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm.  AP

Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March.

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Bieber’s friend charged with drug possession

Los Angeles County Sheriff's leave "The Oaks of Calabasas" property, where the residence of the pop star, Justin Bieber was searched by police in Calabasas, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014. Detectives searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor's home, an official said Tuesday. Roughly a dozen investigators searched the home and arrested one member of the singer's entourage on suspicion of cocaine possession. AP

Prosecutors have charged Justin Bieber’s friend Lil Za with two counts of drug possession after detectives found him with ecstasy and oxycodone in the singer’s California mansion this month.

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NYC music fest canceled after 2 drug-linked deaths

Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii poses for a portrait, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in New York. AP

The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo was canceled Sunday after the deaths of two attendees and the hospitalizations of several others, apparently linked to drugs.

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Fox: ‘Glee’ Monteith tribute to address addiction

Cory Monteith. AP Photo

Cory Monteith’s addiction-related death will be addressed in the “Glee” episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, a Fox executive said Thursday.

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Angry Seal apologizes for Twitter ‘rant’

Seal. AFP FILE PHOTO/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

British singer Seal apologized Wednesday for a series of stinging tweets in which he said he “can’t wait to go home”, switching instead to profess his love for Australia.

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NYPD investigating actress Bynes allegations

In this June 5, 2011 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Movie Awards, in Los Angeles. Internal Affairs officers on Saturday, May 25, 2013 were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was arrested for heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment Thursday night. AP

Investigators on Saturday were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was arrested for heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment Thursday night.

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Gifted actor’s tardiness blamed on drugs

MAXENE Magalona is Disney-bound.

Talented Actor was once considered the most promising discovery in his batch. He crossed over from bit roles to mainstream stardom quite effortlessly.   However, TA squandered his good fortune, got hooked on drugs and became much too difficult to handle.   TA was a constant cause of delay on the set. Soon enough, the [...]

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Mexican opera singer charged with drug trafficking

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An up-and-coming Mexican opera singer is being charged with drug trafficking after he caught driving a car stuffed with methamphetamine in San Diego County.

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No more parties, no more ‘cheers’ for Baron

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“Acting is my favorite drug,” quipped controversial actor Baron Geisler, who underwent rehab to lick his alcohol dependence. After enrolling in the 12-step rehabilitation program at Penuel Home, a spiritual retreat house in San Juan, Baron said he came out feeling good, more knowledgeable and “having more control over my alcohol problem.” The 28-year-old actor [...]

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2 former ‘Starstruck’ contestants nabbed in drug buy-bust operation

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Two former participants of a popular talent search show on television were arrested in a buy-bust operation in a subdivision in Antipolo City Wednesday night, Philippine National Police spokesman Agrimero Cruz said Thursday.

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