Amber Valletta comes clean: I’m a raging addict

07/11/2014 4:01 PM

07/11/2014 4:03 PM

Amber Valletta isn’t playing the blame game. The model-actress ( Hitch, Revenge, Transporter 2) talked candidly in a video for and takes full responsibility for her addiction to drugs and alcohol. In the clip, Valletta says she started young, sniffing markers while growing up in Oklahoma, then graduated to the hard stuff when she began posing for magazines. Even though she has been sober for 25 years, the self proclaimed raging addict still has moments when she wants to “distract herself” because she’s “uncomfortable being a human being.” The 40-year-old mother of one, who is married to volleyball player Chip McCaw, credits looking inward constantly to stay healthy.

Model behavior

Janice Dickinson is really mending the fences, so to speak. The ‘80s supermodel has decided to end her long running feud with former America’s Next Top Model castmate Tyra Banks, whom she once called “soulless.” Dickinson, 59, told Us Weekly she regrets making that statement, uttered not in “a sober mindset” and was upset about being fired from the show. Janice is getting married shortly to Dr. Robert “Rocky” Gerner and wanst to be a better person inside and out. She recently appeared on E!’s Botched, redoing her 30-year-old breast implants.

More tragedy

We are starting to think Glee is cursed. Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of one of the show’s stars Becca Tobin, was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel room. Police say they were called to the Hotel Monaco just after 1 p.m. Thursday and that a man was pronounced dead minutes later. The city medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death. There were no signs of foul play. Almost a year ago, Cory Monteith died of an accidental alcohol and drug overdose in a Canadian hotel.

What a match

Fashion queen Tory Burch has found her king. Page Six reports the socialite turned designer is getting serious with Pierre-Yves Roussel, the CEO of LVMH Fashion Group. Burch is going to have to brush up on her French as Roussel is based in Paris. The twice divorced Pennsylvanian, 48, last dated music exec Lyor Cohen.

Tough love

Don’t cry for Pam Anderson yet. A reconciliation could be in the works between her and her estranged husband, world class poker player Rick Salomon. Though the ex Baywatch babe filed for divorce from her husband of six months last week, reports the move was to get Salomon to stop partying and gambling so extensively. The 47-year-old busty blonde married Paris Hilton’s ex (remember his sex tape One Night in Paris?) in 2007, but got an annulment after two months. She remarried him in January.

Speed demon

A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested Jan. 9 on Long Island’s Meadowbrook Parkway. Police say the rapper and reality TV star was speeding and driving without a license, a felony. He also was charged with marijuana possession as a violation. He has pleaded not guilty. His overworked attorney, Indji Bessim, has sought for several months to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors.

About Madeleine Marr

Madeleine Marr


Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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