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The stunning model revealed that she first became addicted to morphine when she was little, after she was involved in a car accident and took morphine to alleviate the pain of her awful injuries. She now thinks that her early reliance on the strong and lethal painkiller is what led to her later addiction to cocaine, the battle with which almost ruined her life over a period of ten years. The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate told Reveal: Morphine was a huge part of my life. If I was upset or in pain or in any type of emotional distress, Id inject myself with it. I think that was a pattern that continued with drugs. Sophie was injured horrifically in a hit and run accident and suffered with many complications to a serious wound on her leg and foot. Eventually the problem did get brought under control but withdrawal for Sophie was horrendous and she thinks the substance abuse issues kicked off from this period in her life. Anderton continued: The withdrawal symptoms when I came off morphine were awful. I had cold sweats and was in agony. It wasnt until two weeks later that I started feeling well again. As a teenager Sophie stopped using morphine, however she tried almost everything else from ecstasy to poppers over that period until she moved onto hard drugs at the age of 17. She added: I didnt like anything until I was 17 and tried cocaine. That was my version of morphine and I was addicted to it for 10 years. Sophies modelling career suffered massively because of her drug addiction, she spent millions on sustaining her habit and ended up estranged from many friends and members of her family.

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24, 2013 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS X xxxxy xxxxxxy Few people get to meet a U.S. president. Dule Hill has met four one fake and three real ones. And now hes gotten to strut his stuff in front of a sitting one. The actor and dancer, who played a personal presidential aide on The West Wing, got a chance to perform a song for hundreds of world leaders, including President Barack Obama, on Monday night during a reception for U.N. leaders. Hill and cast members of the upcoming Broadway musical After Midnight, a musical celebrating Duke Ellingtons years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem, sang a few numbers at the Waldorf Astoria, a swanky Park Avenue hotel. Hill sang Ive Got the World on a String, and other cast members sang the songs Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Creole Love Call. I really enjoyed it, Hill said afterward. I never thought this would ever happen. If youd have told me I was going to sing in front of all these dignitaries a month ago I would have laughed. Its just Hills latest close encounter with a commander in chief: He met Jimmy Carter at a Democratic National Convention a few years ago and has met Bill Clinton many times, even watching his last State of the Union from the White House. And Hill was, of course, a close associate of Josiah Bartlet, the president played by Martin Sheen on The West Wing. X xxxxy xxxxxxy Paul McCartney doesnt really need the publicity, but when he desires it he sure can make a dent. On Monday he and his band shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard to perform a handful of songs for a lucky few thousand as part of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Many in the crowd had been waiting much of the day for a chance to catch the ex-Beatle in action.

Thats the problem facing adult entertainment companies as Internet porn is available for no more than the cost of an online connection. From earning as much as $15 billion a year in the mid-2000s, the industry has shriveled to between $5 and $10 billion today, according to various estimates. But one form of adult entertainment consumers will still apparently pay for is the celebrity sex tape. In fact, one adult industry insider tells FOX411 that the celebrity sex tape is basically keeping adult entertainment companies, including industry leader Vivid, afloat. The source maintains that savvy women like Farrah Abraham, Myla Sinanaji, and Sydney Leathers are giving their 15 minutes of fame to adult companies to make professional pornos for big paydays, and the porn companies are scrambling to find more trashy stars like them to boost their bottom lines. Vivid only makes money from celeb tapes.A porn video generates no income.Celebrity tapes sell, the source told FOX411. They are finding women celebrities to make sex tapes.It was not a romantic relationship that Farrah had with James Deen.It was set up.(Reality star) Tila Tequila was staged with lighting with her girlfriends in Las Vegas. The founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, acknowledged the landscape of the porn industry has changed, and that D-list celebs now mean big money. I think that were dealing with several issues.The one that most people talk about is the amount of free content on the Internet and how to deal with that.What weve chosen to do is work with free sites.One of the things that we did decide to do is work with celebrity sex tapes, he said. What we did is we leased a celebrity sex tape with Farrah Abraham and we took a five minute clip and put it onto one of the three sites.And as a result of that, they had 12 million views of that five-minute clip within the first 10 days.We surrounded that clip with links back to Vivid.com, and then those people came to Vivid.com to watch the movie, which equated to $500,000 in sales. But Hirsch would not go so far as to say Vivid relies on celebrity sex tape income to stay afloat. The one thing about celebrity sex tapes is they dont fall into any sort of schedule. Sometimes its two or three in a row and then not any for a year.So it depends if were able to find some or not, he said. This year weve been lucky with Farrah and Sydney.Ultimately they are not a huge part of our business, but its what helps to drive our brand, and gets the name out there, and drives traffic to all of the Vivid properties. He does, however, acknowledge pursuing young women in the news.Absolutely.Yes, yes, yes.Were very proactive, Hirsch said.

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Actress Fran Drescher is 56. Country singer Marty Stuart is 55. Actress Crystal Bernard (Wings) is 52. Actor Eric Stoltz is 52. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 51. Country singer Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry is 50. Singer Trey Anastasio of Phish is 49. Bassist Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls is 49. Actress Monica Bellucci (The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix Reloaded) is 49. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm) is 44. Actor Tony Hale (Arrested Development) is 43. Actress Jenna Elfman is 42. Actor Ashley Hamilton is 39. Actress Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five) is 31.

21. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were seen locking arms during an early evening stroll through the East Village of New York on Sept. 21. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Lauren Conrad posed while kicking off the #ClosetLoveAffair Pinterest sweepstakes with Downy in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 20. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Lea Michele left the Meche Salon after getting her hair done in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 19. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Eva Mendes returned to her hotel after a morning out in New York City on Sept. 19. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake posed together at the world premiere of Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency’s film “Runner Runner” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sept. 18 in Las Vegas, Nev. Celebrity Photos: September 2013 Blake Lively attended Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy on Sept. 18.