So far in 2018, the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, the Temptations' Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Art Neville, Avicii, John Perry Barlow, Edwin Hawkins and numerous other musicians have passed away.
Howard Stern discusses his one and only acid trip with David Letterman on Netflix: "This is what schizophrenics I imagine must experience. You can't tell reality from this fantasy world and it's scary. It scared me."
Anthony Bourdain's dark impulses apparently caught up with him in France, where he reportedly committed suicide on June 8.
One by one, disgraced entertainment executives and actors are losing their gigs. The latest, Roseanne Barr, had her top-rated TV show canceled by ABC after a series of mean tweets on May 28-29.
The issue of reparations for African Americans and other minorities targeted by the War on Drugs has reached a boiling point following Cynthia Nixon's comments at the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally on May 5. On "Real Time with Bill Maher," Killer Mike agreed with Nixon.
At the end of a conversation with Woody Harrelson, the actor turned the tables on host Ellen Degeneres and asked if she uses marijuana. "I don't smoke," Degeneres quickly replied. "I don't like it. I don't enjoy it. I don't understand how people can function on it."
In 2013, Oprah Winfrey told Andy Cohen that she last smoked marijuana in 1982, but her friend Gayle King dished to Ellen Degeneres on May 9 that "Oprah has smoked a little marijuana too," which most likely means since 1982.
Back in March 2017, it was reported that Woody Harrelson had stopped smoking pot. In July, he danced around the question with Stephen Colbert, but in October he admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that his canna-fast started in March 2016. Now, thanks to Willie Nelson, Harrelson's inhaling again.