Brigitte Nielsen says there is "no cause for alarm" after shocking pictures emerged over the weekend of her drinking vodka in a park.
However the star, who has openly battled an addiction to alcohol, wants her fans and friends to know she appreciates their concern. "I would like to thank all my fans as well as my friends from the Hollywood community for the heartwarming calls and emails about those unfortunate and dramatic pictures. Looking at the pictures I can understand the level of worrying, but I can assure everyone that there is no cause for alarm. I have been on the road working non-stop for such a long time, fulfilling my professional commitments, shooting shows around the world with all the pressure that comes with it," she said.
The 49-year-old actress was pictured over the weekend drinking directly from a bottle of Popov vodka and also from an unlabeled mini bottle. She chain smoked cigarettes and later stumbled to the grass where she appeared to pass out.
"That combined with major health issues in my family drove me to the unfortunate circumstances that you can see on the pictures. At that moment in time, I felt like I needed a moment to myself, in a park. The vodka came about as a desperate move to try to release some pressure and is under no circumstances an indication of how I lead my life on a day to day basis," she said.
Brigitte Nielsen fell asleep in a Los Angeles park after going on a drinking binge on Saturday.
The Danish actress - who has previously entered rehab in 2007 for alcohol issues - swigged from a vodka bottle and chain smoked cigarettes while sitting alone on a park bench, before appearing to take a nap. The 49-year-old star also appeared to vomit before using mouthwash to freshen her breath before walking back to her house in Hollywood.
"It was sad to see her brought so low. She needs help," an onlooker said.
Speaking previously about her battle with booze, Brigitte - who was previously married to Sylvester Stallone and is currently with Mattia Dessi, her fifth husband - said alcohol turned her into an "ugly" person. "Booze turned me into a bad mum, an ugly, depressed woman and a complete loser. I heard voices in my head telling me to drink. I even drank just to pick up the phone because I felt such self-loathing and embarrassment," she said.
Justin Bieber won't get drunk because he likes being in control. The 18-year-old singer admits he has experimented with alcohol but would never drink to excess.
"For me, it's like I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I've had a beer, like, before... But I never get out of control," he said.
Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, believes the "Boyfriend" hitmaker's caution stems from his desire not to damage his career. Talking about the star's remarks, he told GQ, "He knows that I hold him to a high standard... He doesn't want to blow it."
Justin - who is dating Selena Gomez - also admitted he struggles to trust people after having bad experiences in the past: "I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can't trust anyone in this business. That's what's sad. You can't trust anybody. I learned the hard way."
Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death was so violent it is unknown if it was caused by the car crash or the subsequent fire.
The autopsy result for the actor and Zachary Hartwell - who was also killed when Ryan's Porsche flew over a barrier and into a tree on Route 332 yesterday - were both dead when officers arrived on the scene, and according to TMZ.com the Chester County Coroner has confirmed it is impossible to determine how they died.
Toxicology results will determine the role alcohol played in the accident but will not be revealed for at least four weeks, but he did post pictures hours before the accident of him enjoying himself in a bar. Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks, has paid tribute to the star, noting the Jackass "brotherhood" would not be the same as a result of his passing.
"We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn - a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same."
As if she didn't have a care in the world, Lindsay Lohan is back on the party scene despite the a looming court date and continued parole stipulations over her head. This time, however, it would seem that even gravity has a problem with the actress.
Lohan exited a New York bar Wednesday night, only to find her hands and knees meeting the pavement.
True to her nature, Lohan was quick to take to the internet to defend her innocence.
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Alleged jewel thief and multiple rehab-goer Lindsay Lohan -- whom we’re told made movies, once upon a time -- was spotted club-hopping in New York City this week. The
actress celebrity visited two different establishments, but according to eyewitnesses she didn’t have an alcoholic drop to drink.
Lohan told reporters that she was out with a friend, a club owner, and that she “did not drink.”
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According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan and her roommates in the satellite house of the Betty Ford Clinic threw a party, and that some of the roomies were “drinking heavily.”
Staffers busted up the get-together, and now the girls, Lohan included, have moved back into the main facility.
Nothing indicates that Linds was drinking during the party.
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UPDATE: Sheen has been released from the hospital.
Should Betty Ford start making room for Charlie Sheen?
Early Tuesday morning, New York police officers responded to The Plaza Hotel after receiving a call about an “intoxicated male.” Upon arriving, they reportedly found a “drunk and naked” Sheen trashing his hotel room.
The Two and Half Men star, who completed a stint in rehab just two months ago, had been spending time in the city with ex-wife Denise Richards – who was staying in a different hotel room – and their two daughters, Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.
According to reports, Charlie returned to his room late last night with an unidentified woman after a night of partying. When he discovered that his cell phone and wallet were missing, he went into a rage and destroyed furniture in his room.
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-Jessica Simpson’s new boyfriend, Eric Johnson, reportedly dropped out of his college business program to spend more time with her. It appears she’s finally met her intellectual equal.
-Actor Chris Klein - who was formally charged with drunk driving - has voluntarily chosen to extend his stay in rehab. He is scheduled for a court appearance on August 23.
-Money Talks star Chris Tucker is having problems in the cash flow department. The actor apparently owes the IRS over $11 million in back taxes.
-Maybe Tucker should back into the acting game? That’s what Amanda Bynes plans on doing. One month after deciding to quit acting, the 24-year-old announced she’s “unretired.” No one has yet announced that they cared.
Talk about kind deeds—Lady Gaga picked up a bar tab for an entire Birmingham pub.
The “Alejandro” singer - who is currently back in the UK for the second time on her Monster Ball tour - went to The Prince of Wales pub on Wednesday, and treated locals to a round of drinks and left a huge tip at the bar. A source inside the pub told The Sun, “Everyone was stunned when this striking blonde came in. Most of the blokes had no idea who she was at first. She sat at the bar with a pal for two hours, downing spirits and scribbling notes. She told the locals how much she was enjoying having a drink on a day off because she can’t handle drinking before a show. She signed autographs for staff and left a huge tip - a few hundred pounds.”
The 24-year-old took to Twitter to talk about her time in the pub and confessed she was writing a new song there: “In a Pub in England, ruining bar napkins with lyrics and memories. Dreams are never weak like we are, drunk or sober.(sic)”
Recently Lady Gaga confessed she had written a brand new song while in Liverpool. Writing on her fan site Gagadaily.com, she said, “I’ve already written the first single for the new album and I promise you, that this album is the greatest of my career. It is the anthem for our generation. I wrote for you because of you, when I was in Liverpool, I wrote the greatest music I’ve ever written.”
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