It’s been a hard week for Demi Moore. After being rushed to the hospital last Monday, Moore’s dirty laundry has been very publicly airing on the lines of the Hollywood gossip machine. The latest bit of dirt to be dug up is the 911 phone call made prior to Moore’s hospitalization. A friend told paramedics that the actress had been doing whip-its — nitrous oxide, a favorite pastime among the young and the tasteless — and was smoking something that was apparently “not marijuana” which led to her seizures.
Initially, all references to the whip-its were redacted, on the recommendation of the LA City Attorney who feared the revelation would be an invasion of privacy. But it being the age of status updates, there’s no such thing as privacy. Just ask George Clooney.
Last night on the SAG Awards red carpet, Clooney — who minces everything but words — called the decision to release Demi’s 911 tape “stupid”:
“I think it’s a stupid thing. I think it’s stupid for anyone, whether they’re celebrated or not, I don’t believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that’s my opinion. What’s happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not just about people here, it’s about everybody. There won’t be any version of privacy. So it’s going to be a tricky thing.”
Demi Moore has a well-documented history with substance abuse, having had a tough childhood and coming of age in Hollywood during the coked-up 80s. Her recent split with human sped bump Ashton Kutcher has brought to light her troubles with one source telling noted gossip rag In Touch, ”Demi is a complete mess… The last year of her life has been a downward spiral, and she’s being urged to face her demons…it’s a misconception that she was ever 100 percent sober. She’s been drinking for years.”
Well, clearly Demi needs some help. How drunk do you have to be to think marrying Kelso would be a good idea? [TMZ]