Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No Sleep Till Brooklyn...Cemetery

Is it time for us to re-reconsider The Anna Nicole Smith Corollary? The ANS (Anna Nicole Smith) Corollary states that when a star's life is spiraling out of control, s/he is often as safe a pick as an elderly selection.

The question to further examine is “why does this happen?” Off the cuff – we would have assumed it was due to public pressures, drugs usage, partying, Paris Hilton, etc. But one LA Times contributor, Gayle Greene, suggests that it may stem from something much more basic: Insomnia. Is it possible that these celebrities are drugging themselves to death in an eternal battle against the Sand Man?

Let’s start with the founder of The ANS Corollary, Anna Nicole Smith. Greene suggests that she may have been X’d in a search for Z’s:

Anna Nicole Smith? Chloral hydrate, again. She told friends she'd built up a tolerance to it; she would have needed more to get the same effect. She was obviously mixing it with other medications -- there were four benzodiazepines in her bloodstream: Valium, Serax, Ativan and Klonopin, in addition to an antihistamine and a GABA agonist -- all of which can be taken for sleep. (emphasis ours)
Other potential sleep victims, suggested by Greene:
  • Heath Ledger
  • Elvis Presley
  • Judy Garland
  • Marilyn Monroe (the grandmother of The ANS Corollary-?)

If Greene is right, and her theory is at least interesting enough to keep us awake, may we suggest a few other candidates to watch out for:
  • KISS – they want to rock and roll all night. Insomnia?
  • Tyler Durden- Need I remind you?
  • New York City – The city that never sleeps. Never???
  • And of course…

Jessie Spano. Maybe this is all a case of celebrities getting so excited, that they get so scared.

[LA Times]

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