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Posted at 7:56 AM ET, 08/ 2/2007

Morning Mix: Nicole Richie Says She Took Vicodin for Pain

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Nicole Richie says she took Vicodin for pain... Whoopi Goldberg to join "The View" in September... Paris Hilton launching line of shoes... Chris O'Donnell and wife expecting fifth child... Melanie Brown seeking child support from Eddie Murphy... Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx to co-star in comedy... Meanwhile, the D.C.-area Chappelle sightings continue... Bobby Brown still thinks Osama bin Laden is after him... R. Kelly to be tried on child pornography charges... Rod Stewart's son sued over club spat... Rapper DMX fined for failing to promote line of dog clothes... Lindsay Lohan's mom sued for fraud.

Rumor Mill: Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal rekindle romance... Jessica Simpson's latest movie going straight to DVD... Trouble in Brangelina-land?... Former keyboardist accuses Marilyn Manson of squandering band earnings on Nazi memorabilia.

Say What?
"I ordered a Hummer hybrid." -- Paris Hilton, who possibly thinks "hybrid" means gas-guzzling ozone killer.

"Only white people and older black people say 'bling' now. If a white person uses slang too early, then that makes them look like a wigger. But if black people use slang too late, then it makes them look like a wigger." -- Kanye West, the new William Safire

By Liz Kelly  | August 2, 2007; 7:56 AM ET
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if the *n* word has been buried, i think the term 'w*****' should also go. double standard.

Posted by: methinks | August 2, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I'd check that Paris item...it wouldn't surprise me if some custom builder in LA is adapting the hybrid hardware from General Motors' pickups into the H2, which really is just a Tahoe in a fugly party dress. Paris could very well know exactly what she's talking about, for once.

Posted by: 23112 | August 2, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Can anyone say with certainty that a hummer hybrid doesn't exist? I googled the phrase and found comments on the Us magazine site and other message boards saying Hummer already offers the H2H model (H2 Hybrid). However, I don't see anything on www.hummer.com. I know it seems illogical to think there is a Hummer Hybrid, but before I put this great quote as my signature, I want to be sure!

Posted by: rockville | August 2, 2007 9:11 AM | Report abuse

the brangelina link appears to be broken..

Posted by: methinks | August 2, 2007 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Maybe a "hybrid" Hummer refers to the adaptations they make to it in order to be street legal. Remember, their original intended purpose was for military patrols, not LA rush hour. For example, they have to be much narrower than the original Humvee, correct?

Posted by: tamerlane | August 2, 2007 9:37 AM | Report abuse

And someone who puts their name on other people's songss called a plagiarist.

Posted by: ep | August 2, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

And someone who puts their name on other people's songs is called a plagiarist.

Posted by: ep | August 2, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

I agree w/methinks.

Posted by: Sharon | August 2, 2007 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I wanna say that I read somewhere about a hummer that ran on water...it was the onyl way you could get a factory-fresh blue one. Someone back me up?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 9:56 AM | Report abuse

"Bling" was always such a stupid word. It was espcially stupid and dumb when you would hear it on the news, etc.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 9:58 AM | Report abuse

the Brangelina thing was credible, slightly, until you get to the reason they were arguing. Yeah, right.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 10:03 AM | Report abuse

the Brangelina thing was credible, slightly, until you get to the reason they were arguing. Yeah, right.

Posted by: | August 2, 2007 10:03 AM

Thankfully neither are on Hillary's side!!

Posted by: WDC | August 2, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

My guess is Paris ordered this Hybrid Hummer from the same person that is selling her the Brooklyn Bridge.

By the way, did anyone see the Daily Show the other night when they did a story on the Earth-something concert? There was a shot of a Prius parked next to a Hummer...classic.

Posted by: st.louis | August 2, 2007 10:13 AM | Report abuse

i cringe whenever i hear an older person of any race, or anyone who is not black or hispanic use bling or any term people of color have coined. i also hate it when non people of color try to use those terms when speaking to me in an effort to either appear "down" or as if standard english escapes me.

i never liked the w***** term. that also should be abolished as well. we can't have it both ways.

if paris wants to buy a hummer hybrid or not then so be it. i'm sick of preachy environmentalist forgetting that this is america.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

-Please explain to me why a dog would need a bomber jacket, and also why would any company want DMX to endorse their products? He is paranoid crack-head who is sometimes a rapper, actor, and imaginary FBI agent.

-I saw the Nicole Richie interview this morning and she and Joel looked very responsible and mature. I not sure how long that look will last.

Posted by: Lisa1 | August 2, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

why, oh, why do i find myself rooting for nicole richie?? maybe b/c i'm pregnant, but i really want her to clean up her act, have a healthy baby, and raise it right (i.e. do the opposite of whatever brit brit is doing!!). unfortunately, i don't think nicole has any good role models. where is her mother??

as for the brangelina supposed break up? come ON!! i'm a true-blue solid dem, and even i can't get worked up about any of the candidates right now. they are all super peachy at this point.

Posted by: wats | August 2, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Words are words; if I want to say "bling" I will no matter what color I am.

Thankfully, I don't want to use that word. I just wonder though if I did use that word and was called a "wigger" would I be able to sue for hate speech or harassment.


I also wish that R.Kelly could believe he could fly to the state Penn where Big Bubba is waiting on him. How it can take five years to prosecute someone who is having sex with a 13 year old is beyond me.

Posted by: Irish girl | August 2, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Did Nicole Richie really say she was taking Vicodin for menstrual cramps? Can't wait to see what she takes when she is in labor!

Posted by: JAH | August 2, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Isn't 'wigger' as passe as 'bling' . . . and as passe as Kanye West??

Posted by: Adam | August 2, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

And if Kanye West says anything, it makes him look like a d**k.

Posted by: arlington | August 2, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Vicodin for menstral cramps, really? That's some very strong stuff. I want to see the doctor's note.

Since being shoved off the money train I would think everyone would be after Bobby Brown. The baby mamas, repo men, dealers, lawyers, IRS, etc....

Everytime I think Kanye can't possibly top himself he manages to do just that. This is the same man who referred to some women as mutts. Shut up Kanye just shut up!

Posted by: petal | August 2, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

If someone [may be liz....:)] could check info on the Governator...he had received a lot of flack for his fleet of Hummers, so he invested in Hybrid Hummers or something like that...I don't care that environmentalism has become the latest fad, there are certainly worse fads, like anorexia and purse dogs

Posted by: hummer | August 2, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

The Paris Hilton shoes article has a link to a REAL story: Mexico has dropped the charges against the Dog (statute of limitations ran out)

Posted by: soso | August 2, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

According to a Hybrid spokesman, quoted in several Australian newspapers in June, they are about 10 years away from developing a hybrid hummer. But they are coming out with a smaller, more environmentally friendly model (H4) around 2009.

Posted by: D.C. | August 2, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I worked at a Starbucks in a small midwest town, and this chick came in with her Chihuahua in her pink purse. Those of us behind the counter were sort of knocked off balance: it was a food establishment, dogs are pretty much a no-no. But Starbucks has a really strong "customer is always right" policy. So we didn't know what to do, we just kind of stared at her and she got her latte and left - I know its not that unusual in DC, NY, LA, etc but it was a totally surreal experience for those of us in smalltown USA.

Posted by: barista | August 2, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

joel madden is a giant next to NR

No way she takes the drugs for cramps - i'm suprised her skinny body would ever be able to get pregnant at all.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Maybe when Paris ordered a Hummer, she wasn't talking about a car?

The world is safe from this loser 40-something trying to sound hip, since I had to read several comments before I realized "wigger" had nothing to do with wearing wigs.

Posted by: Cubeland, MD | August 2, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait for the day when the press will stop quoting Kanye West.

Posted by: NYC | August 2, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Nicole Ritchie taking meds for menstrual cramps???

It's a proven fact that women with no low or no body fat don't have menstrual cycles...

I would have believed it if she said she had a headache...no food = headache/tummy ache/death...at least for me anyway

Posted by: bean sprout | August 2, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Paris is buying that Hummer as a model for her new shoe line because that would be the only thing her huge feet could fit into!!

Some news for the Perez Hilton fans, Perez is going to be hosting Hot99.5 Lil Black Dress Party on Aug. 17, along w/the Madden brothers from Good Charlotte!

http://www.hot995.com/pages/srs_lbd.html

Wonder if Nicole will show?

Posted by: Bored @ work | August 2, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Nicole Richie took Vicodin for menstrual cramps. Oh. Yeah. Okay.

Posted by: Disbelief | August 2, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

it is NOT a proven fact that women with low, or no, bodyfat don't get their periods. what a moron you are!!! yes, SOME women may get amenorrhea, but certainly not ALL. lots of tiny, skinny women get pregnant.

Posted by: wats | August 2, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

You know, i used to dig Perez Hilton...but he has gotten way too coopted by the subjects he covers. He is totally in Paris Hilton's back pocket....and Posh's, too. He'll dog a celebrity until that celeb kisses his ass, then he's their lapdog. I'm over him. He has no integrity.

Posted by: wdc | August 2, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

it is NOT a proven fact that women with low, or no, bodyfat don't get their periods. what a moron you are!!!

Wow touch a nerve. Many women who have an eating disorder have a hard time getting pregnant.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so Osama bin Laden's hitlist now looks like this?
1.America- the great satan
2.Europe- the godless
3.all non-muslims and infidels
4.That pesky Bobby Brown- who continues to block any chances of me getting Whitney to marry me

Posted by: plamar1031 | August 2, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a thin woman. I have 15% body fat, naturally. I weigh 109 at 5'5". I cannot keep weight on. I eat healthy and regular meals (vegetarian). I run marathons. I lift weights. I get regular periods. I have three children.
Before you make "known fact" statements, please check your facts or your wording. Some women who are TOO THIN, meaning unnaturally so, do stop menstruating, yes, but it is very rare. It is also a well-established fact that OBESE, and even slightly overweight, women run a far higher risk of problem pregnancies, miscarriages, and infertility than normally thin women. (obesity also affects sperm quality in men) It is not a challenging concept--if you are not at normal, healthy weight (meaning, what you would be with adequate calories and exercise for your body type), you are going to have problems getting pregnant. Obviously, Nicole got pregnant, so by definition she was not too thin to do so.

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN MD | August 2, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh, so there's a ban on the N word, but we're still using wigger? That's lovely...

Posted by: JR | August 2, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"it is NOT a proven fact that women with low, or no, bodyfat don't get their periods. what a moron you are!!! yes, SOME women may get amenorrhea, but certainly not ALL. lots of tiny, skinny women get pregnant."

Wow wats...chill out! Just poking fun at the celebs. I'm a very very petite woman myself and I'm not regular like my other female counterparts. AND I managed to get pregnant. So this is from experience...I might have exxagerated a little when I said NR couldn't have a cycle, I'm just saying its possible she might not have one ...geez...lighten up!

btw, it is a fact...why do you think female athletes with little body fat don't have cycles... and I never said "all women". Thank you and goodbye

Posted by: bean sprout | August 2, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

actually, "female athletes" do not stop mentruation unless they also practice inadequate nutrion or disordered eating. That is a myth that will not die.
Prevalence:
Studies reveal exercise induced amenorrhea in 1 to 44% of athletes. Most frequently seen in ballet dancers and long distance runners. Up to 44% of ballet dancers have been found to be amenorrheic.

Theories:
Pathophysiologic mechanisms responsible for exercise induced amenorrhea are generally related to lack of adequate nutriton and not to the exercise itself.

critical fat hypothesis: During puberty menses first occurs when body fat content rises beyond 17% and menses will cease if it subsequently falls below 12%. However, menses will resume in amenorrheic ballet dancers after injury in the absence of any significant change in weight or body fat. Amenorrhea returns when their training resumes.

energy drain: Low caloric input and high caloric expenditure results in endocrine abnormalities manifest as menstrual disturbances. Studies have found decreased caloric intake and a lower metabolic rate in amenorrheic athletes compared to those with normal menses. However, some have postulate that the lower resting metabolic rate is just the body's adaptive response in attempt to maintain weight and conserve energy thereby restoring a more normal energy balance.

eating disorders: Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have been seen in athletes. These conditions have been associated with amenorrhea. In these patients nutritional and psychological factors must be considered.

physical & psychological stress: associated changes seen in several neurohormones such as dopamine and opioids (the body's own "morphine-like" painkillers, may relate to exercise addiction or joggers high) have been shown to interfere with normal hypothalamic function. b-endorphin, one of the opioids, is known to be elevated in the circulation immediately after exercise. It has also been noted to be chronically elevated at rest in competitive swimmers who have trained for two or more years. Psychological stress as seen with strenuous exercise training is associated with an increase in cortisol (an adrenal stress hormone). In the amenorrheic athlete, the adrenal gland may be secreting cortisol at near maximum levels even at rest. The cause of excessive cortisol secretion or how it affects hypothalamic function are as yet unknown.

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN mD | August 2, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow...maybe I should keep my jokes to myself. Clearly OBGYN and wats don't think I'm funny. Guess everyone else can poke fun at NR but as soon as I say something about her menstrual cramps its a big freakin deal...lighten up. Please. It's just a blog.

Congrats to NR.

Posted by: bean sprout | August 2, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

looks like somebody's medical degree came in handy. Didn't know it was that serious

Lets have some fun!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Paris was talking about an SUV, which makes me wonder what act this new euphemism actually involves. Guess I better go check Urbandictionary.com

Posted by: Mean Spirited | August 2, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Really, people. Is the fact that the Hummer hybrid actually exists to point of that story about Paris Hilton? The point of the story is that Paris Hilton is an idiot. Now she'll be an idiot driving a Hummer hybrid. She should have a chauffeur and not drive at all, frankly.

Posted by: L L | August 2, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I merely take issue with people spreading misinformation about diet and nutrition. I see enough seriously disordered women and girls in my practice (as well as obese women seeking fertility treatments, which drives me mad) that I want to prevent misstatements being taken as fact. And IMHO, Nicole Ritchie DID look too thin. She has gotten better, but was looking horrible and I am surprised she conceived and has not miscarried, too!

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN MD | August 2, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

(as well as obese women seeking fertility treatments, which drives me mad)

Very rude, glad you are not my doctor. Skinny people-okay to be parents. Fat people-drive a doctor mad. If skinny people are skinny by birth, don't you think there are some fat people who as well.

And, since when does a doctor have time to blog?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

doctors have days off--I work 3 days a week and am home with my three children the other days during the summer. And what bothers me is obese women--50-100 lbs oveer weight--whom come in seeking $10000s worth of fertility treatments, paid for by insurance, when they could very likely get pregnant if they lost even 30 lbs of that via diet and exercise. That seems an abuse of the system. I feel the same way about underweight women and tell them to gain. You are the type of patient that makes it impossible for doctors to raise diet and nutrition with their overweight patients.

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN | August 2, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

You are the type of patient that makes it impossible for doctors to raise diet and nutrition with their overweight patients.


I am, wow, I didn't know I was overweight or underweight, but thanks for making the assumption that I am the root of all your issues. I am pregnant and have had no problems. I just think it is rude for a doctor to say that overweight women drive her crazy. Where is your compassion for people who may have issues?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I apologize--your attitude, not you personally. My point does not arise from a lack of compassion, but out of frustrutation that people in this country have come to believe that pills and potions will do for them what they cannot do themselves through simple actions, and I cannot raise this with patients these days because the oversensitity and denial surrounding weight issues (too fat and too thin) has reached ridiculous level.

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN | August 2, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Folks, this isn't the On Balance blog, this is Celebritology...Good lord.

Posted by: Rolling eyes... | August 2, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Chris O'Donnell and his wife don't have fertility issues! whew!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

oh geez...did I spearhead this convo...sorry liz. Rolling eyes is right, this isn't "On Balance."

This sounds so very corny...and just a little unconvincing...but seriously can't we all just get along?

Posted by: bean sprout | August 2, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree about getting along, and thought I was being very civil and fair. And yeah, what's in the water at the O'Donnell household??

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN | August 2, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

You are the type of patient that makes it impossible for doctors to raise diet and nutrition with their overweight patients.

Yeah, you were really civil.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

please re-read my postings. I apologized and noted the poor phrasing. I meant this is the type of attitude.

Posted by: Maryland OBGYN | August 2, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I apologize--your attitude, not you personally.

Huh? A person's attitude is them personally.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I apologize--your attitude, not you personally.

Huh? A person's attitude is them personally.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I apologize--your attitude, not you personally.

Huh? A person's attitude is them personally.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Ladies, ladies...

Posted by: Margo | August 2, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

CHICK FIGHT

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the Maryland OB/GYN M.D.(and how people spend their time is 100% their business ... )

Our culture is far too hypersensitive in general. Toughen up and learn to deal with life and people, and have a thick enough skin so that you really can live the old adage "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." After all, that's what we're dealing with here ... words. No one's being deliberately rude, yet there's ruffled feathers galore.

Coupla books some folks might find useful:
"What You Think of Me is None of My Business"
"Intuitive Eating" (a wonderful book that deals with why we eat what we eat/the emotional stuff behind eating or not eating)

As for doctors, is not their primary responsibility in their profession to address their patients' health? Seriously. Isn't that in the Hippocratic Oath somewhere ... ? (First, do no harm ... ) Giving fertility drugs to an unhealthy woman is harmful.

Posted by: Point/Counterpoint | August 2, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Way to harsh the mellow that is usually the Celebritology comments.

I have a fancy medical degree too, and if I want to chat with my fellow professionals about real issues, now I know that the first place I go is to Liz Kelly's Celebritology column!

Would everyone who is taking his or herself and her degree just a little too seriously please go away now?

Posted by: Cubeland, MD | August 2, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

You know....I came to this site for a laugh and instead am feeling mad. It is hard enough for couples to get pregnant under the most perfect of conditions w/o sanctimonious "doctor" types putting in their arrogant two cents. If you "hate treating obese women" so much, send them elsewhere. Oh, I forgot, an obese woman's money probably works the same as a skinny ones. I am a top athelete, within the "perfect" range of weight, w/o any med issues and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year w/o success. Tyring to get pregnant is an emotional rollercoaster. Save your arrogant and unhelpful comments for another site. Let me enjoy my celebrity trash. It is up to you to remove yourself from situations you hate. If you really are a doctor, don't take on patients that you feel such a negative countertransference for. By the way, my guess is you might be really fat and not so cute?

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