When asked if he has advice for Justin Bieber, Leif Garrett might consider saying something like, ‘As a drug abuser, alcoholic, and ex-con for the past thirty years, I’m the last person to be giving anybody advice.” But, instead, he went with this.
“Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you.”
I can’t help but feeling Leif is describing his own life, like just this past week. Leif also advised people to feed their pets vegan friendly diets and urged the Muslim Brotherhood to lay down their rebel arms in Egypt and seek a political solution. Once you tell an addict that their opinion matters, you can’t put that genie back in the bottle.
Photo credit: Getty Images, and, yeah, that is a teenaged Nicolette Sheridan
Ian Halperin is a well known Hollywood reporter who routinely reports things that are either categorically untrue or already well known to anyone who pays attention. But he’s also had New York Times bestsellers and his Michael Jackson book was well reviewed by respected sources.
Point being, he was on Opie and Anthony this morning talking about Leif Garrett (if you don’t know who that is just imagine Robert Pattinson, but 30 years ago and with feathered hair), who was arrested again just Monday for possession of heroin. Halperin says Garrett now works as a male prostitute who has sex with female fans for $5000 a session. And Halperin ads that there are several other former teen stars who do the same thing.
This seems incredibly hard to believe, and it’s almost certainly bullshit, but just because I don’t believe it doesn’t mean it’s not true. For example I sometimes can’t believe how sexy I am, but look. Here I am. Bein all sexy.