Thursday, June 14, 2012

From ABC News: Children of the Famous: Cameron Douglas got 5 year sentence  (Above, Mugshot)

In 2010, Cameron Douglas, the only son of actor Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to selling bulk quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine at Manhattan's upscale Hotel Gansevoort in 2009. His father, the Oscar-winning actor, pleaded for his son to get less jail time and ultimately got his wish. In a five-page letter to the judge, Michael Douglas wrote that his son had been in and out of rehab since he was 13, and Douglas blamed his family's history of addiction as well as his own fame and that of his father Kirk Douglas for his son's difficulty in finding his own way. He added, "Cameron grew up a single child in a bad marriage."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

John Lennon and the Beatles wrote a song for Brian Epstein.  It was called "Baby You're a Rich Fag Jew.  That was the exact title.  But they changed it to "Baby You're a Rich Man Too.  I don't know if this was written before or after Brian Epstein's death.  John took it very hard.  But it was his way to turn cynical about everything, especially through a song.

According to one book, Brian Epstein was in the hospital for a rest.  He was very depressed.  Maybe because the Beatles were breaking up and made few appearances.  One day a friend walked in with a huge bouquet of flowers.  Brian looked at it and read its card.  It was from John Lennon.  It read, "You know I love you.  I really do."  Epstein started sobbing uncontrollably.  He may have needed medication, but he was in the hospital to detox.  And I believe the song "You Better Hide Your Love Away" (1965) --was in fact a song John wrote about Brian Epstein.