Jada Pinkett Smith says she used ecstasy, weed and alcohol to cope with depression

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her past drug and alcohol abuse to cope with her depression and said she struggled with suicidal thoughts when she achieved success early in her career. In Monday’s episode of "Red Table Talk," Smith addressed mental health and spoke about rapper Mac Miller, who died of an accidental drug … Continue reading “Jada Pinkett Smith says she used ecstasy, weed and alcohol to cope with depression”

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her past drug and alcohol abuse to cope with her depression and said she struggled with suicidal thoughts when she achieved success early in her career.

In Monday’s episode of "Red Table Talk," Smith addressed mental health and spoke about rapper Mac Miller, who died of an accidental drug overdose in September. The actress said she could relate to Miller’s struggles because she also dealt with issues in the past.


"When I looked at [Miller's] circumstances I felt for him because I knew that could have been me, easily. I was the same way. In my depression, using ecstasy, drinking a whole lot, you know, and smoking a bunch of weed and trying to just find some peace in my mind," Smith said.

"It's like, I knew [what] I was doing — I was doing ecstasy because I wanted to party," she added. "I was doing ecstasy, weed and a bottle of Courvoisier because I wanted to get lit. I wasn't making the connection, and I knew … I knew I was on the course of addiction. I was very clear about it."

Smith also revealed she had a "complete emotional collapse" when she was around 20 years old that led to suicidal thoughts.


"I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn't the answer," the "Girls Trip" star said. “It wasn’t what was going to make everything okay. [It] actually made this worse. I was extremely suicidal, I had a complete emotional collapse."

Smith has been open about her past struggles with depression. She said in June there was a period where considered taking her own life.

Smith was joined by her daughter, Willow Smith, and rapper Kid Cudi, who also spoke about his own experience with his mental health, for the episode.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Miley Cyrus reveals NSFW fact about Liam Hemsworth’s anatomy

Miley Cyrus revealed details about Liam Hemsworth's anatomy that isn’t necessarily Internet-friendly.

The pop star responded to SourPsycho's Instagram post on Sunday of a meme about five characteristics all men don't have at the same time.

"No man has all five: Good d—k game, empathy, a height above 5'9, no h—s, common sense."

Cyrus begged to differ, commenting on the post: "Mine does! Don't give up!"

Lili Reinhart, who is dating Cole Sprouse, also chimed in on the meme by saying she too, has "found one."


The "Wrecking Ball" singer reconnected with Hemsworth in 2016 more than two years after they broke off their engagement. Cyrus also revealed on "The Howard Stern Show" last week that her fiancé was "awarded" for saving the animals on their Malibu ranch during the deadly Woolsey Fire that also burned down their home.

"Liam, I've never loved him more for this," Cyrus told Howard Stern. "I call him my survival partner now. He thinks it's not romantic, but I learned that it is. It is why you pair up with someone, for survival. He was so incredible — he got all the animals out in his truck. He put two pigs in crates, which I tell you is so hard."

"He got a lot of action for saving the animals," she added.

Cyrus also made headlines on Saturday when she wore a silver jacket open and with no shirt underneath during her performance on "Saturday Night Live." The jacket miraculously stayed in place, avoiding an unwanted nip slip while she sang.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Fans beg Kim Zolciak to lay off the lip injections

Fans are begging Kim Zolciak to lay off the lip fillers.

The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" alum posted a selfie Sunday flaunting an extremely puffy pout, leaving followers horrified at the lengths to which she's gone to alter her appearance.

"You …. look like mrs potato head," one commenter wrote.

"You can’t buy natural beauty no matter how hard she tries. She looks like a 50 year old botched old lady," another commented.

Another claimed that the "Don't Be Tardy" star made Kylie Jenner — also famous for her artificially large lips — look like a natural beauty by comparison.


Some defended Zolciak from critics, with one user writing, "I think what people need to realise [sic] is that this is @kimzolciakbiermann body, she chooses what she wants to have done. It's no one else's business to comment, critique or shame her for what she chooses. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone who has negative comments needs to mind their business."

Zolciak, 40, previously demurred questions about potential plastic surgery, telling Entertainment Tonight that she simply would never have had the time to get work done, but admitted, "I've been doing my lips … I've been getting Botox since I was very, very young for migraines initially, and now it's the obvious reason. I got my boobs done."

Zolciak also said she got a tummy-tuck along with a hernia operation, as well as skin-tightening, but that she can't get plastic surgery for at least a year because she's on blood thinners following a stroke.

Fire marshal claims FDNY rigged probe into deadly blaze to protect Edward Norton: report

The fire marshal who led the investigation into a Harlem building blaze that took the life of a firefighter claims the probe was rigged to protect the production company of actor Edward Norton, who was filming in the building.

Fire Marshal Scott Specht, who was lead investigator in the March 22 fire, filed a notice of claim Dec. 13 against the city, Chief Fire Marshal Thomas Kane, his deputy, John David “JD” Lynn, and Assistant Fire Commissioner Carlos Velez.

It alleges Specht was pulled from the probe and harassed by his bosses for reporting the alleged cover-up to the Department of Investigation.


“My client wants one thing and one thing only — a full and fair investigation into the death of Firefighter Michael Davidson,” Specht’s lawyer, Peter Gleason, told The Post on Monday.

The lawyer said he believes the investigation should be handed off to the feds.

The blaze that killed the 37-year-old father of four broke out at 773 St. Nicholas Ave., where Norton was shooting “Motherless Brooklyn,” starring Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe and Alec Baldwin.

Edward Norton (Getty)

Gleason on Monday wrote a letter to President Trump asking the Department of Justice to investigate the blaze because “it appears the City of New York is attempting to conceal any culpability on the part of the movie production company.”

The FDNY in May said the deadly fire was caused by a boiler that triggered flammable materials.

Specht refused to sign off on that ruling, and his claim says “there is no doubt in” his “professional opinion [that the] movie production company was the precipitating cause of the conflagration that caused the death of Firefighter Davidson.”


The FDNY disputed Specht’s claim, saying in a statement that “a team of nine veteran fire marshals with decades of experience determined unanimously that heat from the boiler ventilation flue pipe ignited nearby combustible materials and caused the fire that took the life of Firefighter Davidson. Any additional investigations will come to the same conclusion.”

Messages left with the Law Department and a lawyer for Norton were not immediately returned.

Blac Chyna taking Kardashians, Jenners to court in 2020

Blac Chyna will go head-to-head against the Kardashian family in court in 2020, her lawyer, Walter Mosley, announced on Monday.

"February 3, 2020 … We’re going to court … White v. Kardashian et al. #staytuned #blacchyna," Mosely wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of him with Chyna, 30.

After Instagram users responded with negative comments, Mosley clapped back at one who had replied, "Shame in the both of u. Signed: Karma."


"Just doing my job here. There is no shame in being a lawyer," Mosley responded.

This prompted the user to try and further attack Mosley. "There are children involved," the user wrote. "Shame on you for partaking in her mess. And making a scene of it all. Posting this on IG. Is for clout. So please miss me with your terrible lawyer talk."

"You do realize Kylie and Rob sued Chyna first … refused to serve her through her lawyer and instead did a public serving to embarrass her," Mosley replied. "Just make sure you’re ‘keeping up'. This is just a counter suit … so let's talk about the kids why don’t we."

Blac has a 2-year-old daughter, Dream, from her rocky relationship with Rob Kardashian.


During their time together, the couple starred in an E! reality series, Rob and Chyna, and in October 2017, Blac filed a lawsuit against Rob, as well as Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, claiming they hurt her career by canceling the series.

According to Chyna's lawsuit, the "Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show ['Rob & Chyna']" as a form of "revenge" for leaving her relationship with Rob. The suit also alleged that Rob verbally and physically assaulted Blac.


Rob has denied the assault allegations, and in December 2017, the Kardashian family's attorneys filed a demurrer, which challenged the basis of Blac's lawsuit and asked for a dismissal of her case.

Last month, Blac’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, claimed victory after writing on Twitter that the court had "rejected the Kardashian family's request to strike Chyna's entire lawsuit."


However, at the time the Kardashians' attorney, Shawn Holley, told ET that the reality television clan had “successfully chipped away at Ms. White’s outlandish claims since her lawsuit was filed, culminating in today’s hearing — a hearing at which the Court invited counsel for the Kardashians to seek attorney fees against the Bloom Firm for their failure to support Ms. White’s spurious allegations with actual evidence."

Meanwhile, a source recently told ET that Rob was turning his life around, and has made his health and Dream a priority while living at one of Kylie's houses.

Bethenny Frankel reveals near-death experience triggered by ‘rare fish allergy’

Bethenny Frankel revealed Monday she had a near-death experience over the weekend triggered by a rare fish allergy.

The "Real Housewives of New York City" star wrote on Twitter that she was rushed to the hospital Sunday because of a "rare fish allergy" triggered by the soup she was eating. She said after ingesting some of the liquid, she began to feel some itching and was "unconscious for 15 mins."

She was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, where she spent two days in the intensive care unit with "BP of 60/40," which is a dangerously low blood pressure that could cause shock or a stroke.

"I couldn't talk, see, thought I had a stroke & dying & told if [I was sent to the hospital] 5 mins later I'd be dead," the reality star tweeted.


Frankel said emergency responders and an EpiPen saved her life and she vowed to always have the medical device with her.

The 48-year-old later tweeted that her "next project" is to provide improvements to the Massachusetts hospital such as new mattresses because "they have no budget for TVs and comfortable beds 🙁 for really sick people."

A fan also asked Frankel to help schools and organizations get free EpiPens to children, which she responded: "I am all over this. I've heard about it and this will be a mission of mine."

Fans previously learned about Frankel’s fish allergy when she suffered an allergic reaction during a trip to Cartagena, Colombia that was shown on the "Real Housewives of New York City." In that incident, Frankel was also drinking soup when she felt some itching in her throat.

"Is there fish in that soup?" Frankel asked others at the dinner table. "I'm itching. My throat is itching. I thought it was chicken, f—k."

"It's the worst feeling, your throat gets itchy, you feel like you’re going to throw up," Frankel said about the allergic reaction. "It's like poison inside you."

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Emily Hampshire’s ex wanted to buy her breast implants for Christmas

There are some bad gifts, and then there's the gift "Schitt's Creek" actress Emily Hampshire didn't get.

When asked the worst gift she’d ever received, Hampshire told Page Six, "Well I didn't get it, but this guy once offered to get me a boob job for Christmas."

Luckily, it sounds like whoever the unnamed guy is, he is out of her life for good.

On a brighter note, Hampshire says the best gift she ever received was a sixth grade graduation gift to see "Les Misérables."

"At the time I didn't want to go. I wanted to stay at Nick Bilatto's pool party obvs," she said. "But 10 minutes in, I felt like I'd left the earth and it changed the course of my life."

The 37-year-old actress added, "More recently though, and similarly, being taken to see 'Hamilton' for my birthday was up there."

The "Schitt's Creek" holiday special premieres Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pop TV.

This story originally appeared on Page Six.

Joy Behar says she ‘wasted’ her 20s, didn’t feel like part of feminist movement

Joy Behar said this week that she "wasted [her] 20s."

The "View" host and comedian attended a performance of "Gloria: A Life" — the off-Broadway show about Gloria Steinem — and joined in with a section of the show in which the audience is invited to share their own stories.

Behar told her fellow theatergoers that she "wasted my 20s, married a man, had a baby, moved to Exit 60 on Long Island," and didn't find her voice until she saw a comedian on TV and realized she was jealous.

We're told Behar added that she "didn't feel part of the feminist movement at the time, but that the feminist movement was part of her."

This story originally appeared on Page Six.

Sophia Bush opens up about sharing assault story: ‘I will always tell the truth’

Sophia Bush opened up about sharing her experience of being assaulted in a room full of men and why she’s dedicated in speaking out against “abusive behavior” despite the impact it could have on her career.

Bush penned a lengthy Instagram post Friday about being an advocate for the #MeToo movement and incidents she’s endured throughout her acting career. She posted a poem by Nayyirah Waheed and screenshots of past tweets and Instagram captions speaking about her experiences and supporting other women telling their stories.

“I will always tell, and have always told, the truth. Even when my voice shakes,” Bush wrote in her Instagram caption. “…If you have chosen not to listen to the frank, clear conversations I’ve had on the topic over the last year, that’s on you. Your lack of attention — to me and to ALL of the women who tell their stories into the void — doesn’t mean that we haven’t been screaming all along.”

The actress vowed to continue to speak out about her experiences.

“The grace with which I’ve chosen to handle this, the deep learning I’ve done in the wake of my experience (shout out to the magnificent folks at @onsiteworkshops) that I take as sacred, and a responsibility to offer other women?” she wrote. “Do not forget that my ‘titanium spine,’ as my sister @hilarieburton calls it, was forged in fire. I am not a woman that you will ever reduce. Not one iota. None of us are.”

Bush previously talked about working in toxic environments while she was on “One Tree Hill” and “Chicago P.D.” Speaking on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert,” Bush said she was once assaulted in a room full of men who refused to help her while working on the NBC drama.

"You start to lose your way when someone assaults you in a room full of people and everyone literally looks away, looks at the floor, looks at the ceiling — and you're the one woman in the room and every man who's twice your size doesn't do something. You go, 'Oh that wasn’t worth defending? I'm not worth defending?'" Bush said earlier this month.

Bush also talked about her time filming “One Tree Hill” with Mark Schwahn, who was accused last December of sexual harassment by more than 40 women.


The actress said her situation on the "One Tree Hill" set was different from the experience she endured on "Chicago P.D."

"Our experience on 'One Tree Hill' was unpleasant, but our boss who was a bad dude lived in L.A.," Bush said. "Eighty percent of the time we were on set loving our experience and each other and then he would come to town and it'd be like, 'Watch out for f—ing Handsy-McHandsy over there.' There was a lot that was inappropriate but it wasn't all the time … it wasn't the same."

"One was like, a guy who we're like, 'Oh God, he's back.' And one was a consistent onslaught barrage of abusive behavior," she said about the difference between working on "One Tree Hill" and "Chicago P.D."

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Jada Pinkett Smith says she was suicidal when she became famous

Jada Pinkett Smith felt suicidal when she first became successful in Hollywood.

"I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn't the answer," the actress revealed on her "Red Table Talk" series (per The Independent). "It wasn't what was going to make everything okay … [and it] actually made things worse," she  said. "I was extremely suicidal, I had a complete emotional collapse."

"It's like when you just don't have control over emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control. I don't even think at that particular time I understood what I was going through," she explained.

Pinkett Smith's sharing of her experiences comes after she recently comforted comedian Pete Davidson, who posted what many interpreted as a suicidal cry for help on Instagram on Saturday.


The "Gotham" star previously spoke about the importance of mental health following the suicide deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

"One thing I’ve learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise. We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body. With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often. In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit," she wrote on Instagram in June.


She added, "What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on… either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health. Mental health is a daily practice for me. It's a practice of deep self-love."