This morning, I'm on my way to work and spending too much time trying to find some music -- it's really impossible, isn't it -- when I get lucky and it's Diana Ross & the Supremes doing "You Can't Hurry Love." So I leave it on the station and start doing my best sing-along vocal, am in a good mood and some ridiculous gossip from LA comes on the radio (I don't listen to the oldies station normally) and he reels off this gossip including "Goldie Hawn is an alcoholic."
I think, "Oh no!" Because how can you not love Goldie Hawn. She's brought so much laughter into our lives.
So I'm picturing Goldie in her Malibu home, drinking and drinking and drinking, all alone (sort of like Diana Ross before Diana got help) and thinking, "I hope she gets the help she needs."
Then tonight, I remember that story, I go online.
It's ABC News. Goldie was in London. She was at a party. She partied all night. Good for her. And when she was leaving at four in the morning, she was a little tipsy.
Was she driving?
No. She was getting into a limo.
So why the hell are gossips trying to say she has an alcohol problem?
If I'm on vaction, I'm going to drink and I'm going to have fun.
Why can't Goldie do the same?
Why does her having some fun at a party with friends have to, "She's got a problem!"
There's a photo of her that's supposed to make us shocked.
She's leaving a party at 4 in the morning. She's obviously been dancing at the party (look at her hair but didn't we already know she was a dancer). She's a little tipsy and there are the press.
SO she grins.
What's wrong with that?
They would love to have her throwing her hands in front of the camera and have those photos to sell. Instead, she just grins. Which, by the way, is what Jack Nicholson does with the paparzi.
So she went to a party with some friends, had some fun, got into her limo and went back tot he hotel. I really don't see why anyone has to cluck over her behavior.
Good for Goldie. I hope she had a great time. Few deserve it more.
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