Arts Montana Fights Meth, Whitney Courts Death
ABC News has the story on Montana’s fierce new anti-meth campaign, one of whose ads appears above. (Who says romance is dead?) Financed via a $5.6 million donation from software billionaire and part-time Montana resident Thomas Seibel, the campaign has grown in the biggest advertiser in the state, with the Montana Meth Project’s ads popping up on billboards, newspapers, radio, and TV. According to the MMP, meth use among Montana’s youth is dramatically higher than the national average, hence the full court press with the strategically grisly ads, which are focussed on preventing kids from trying meth even once. (To see more of the MMP’s inspired anti-meth horror shows, go here.)
Speaking of horror shows: Tabloids in both the U.S. and U.K. are going nuts over the allegedly filthy drug habits of Whitney Houston, thanks to “shocking revelations” provided by Bobby Brown’s sister.
The downfall of Whitney is apparent to all who watched Being Bobby Brown, the Bravo reality series during which Whitney and husband Bobby routinely behaved like the type of crackheads you cross the street to avoid getting panhandled by. Still, Tina Brown’s allegedly eyewitness details about Whitney’s habits—all-day-every-day crack smoking, living in squalor, compulsive masturbation, and hideous hygiene—suggest a dissolution unparalleled in the world of modern pop music. Let the Billie Holiday comparisons begin. (Although it must be said that Whitney Houston’s talent is but a speck compared to the mountain of Billie Holiday’s. Still, there will be several fascinating books written about the driven self-destruction of Whitney Houston, and here’s hoping she survives to read them—or write ‘em.)