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Etheridge Opens Up About 'Nightmare' of Son's Addiction

Beckett Cypher died of an overdose at 21

(Newser) - Eight months after the death of 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher from an opioid overdose, "it feels like two weeks," Melissa Etheridge says. "I miss him. It's something that you have to grow with every day." In an interview with People , the singer discusses Beckett's...

Melissa Etheridge on Son's Death: 'You Can't Die and Give Up'

Singer talks to 'Rolling Stone' about 21-year-old Beckett Cypher succumbing to opioid addiction

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge continues to mourn the loss of her 21-year-son, Beckett Cypher, who died in May due to an opioid addiction, and in a new Rolling Stone video interview, the 59-year-old singer reveals it's still "a struggle." "You want to help your child," she tells...

David Crosby: 'Not True' I Was Just a Donor

Musician tweets after death of biological son, who was raised by Melissa Etheridge

(Newser) - The death of Melissa Etheridge's 21-year-old son to an opioid addiction has put the focus on David Crosby, too. The musician was the biological father of Beckett Cypher, though he has so far remained relatively quiet over the death, save for a few tweeted responses, per Yahoo Entertainment . The...

Melissa Etheridge's Son Dead at 21
Melissa Etheridge's
Son Dead at 21

Melissa Etheridge's Son Dead at 21

Beckett Cypher lost to opioid addiction, singer announces

(Newser) - Tragedy struck Melissa Etheridge's family Wednesday: The singer lost her son. "Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction," she tweeted . "My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to...

Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren Busted at Border

Summer arrests just now being reported

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge and Todd Rundgren were both recently busted by US Customs and Border Patrol for alleged drug possession at the US-Canada border, TMZ reports. The summer arrests (Etheridge was detained while returning to the US on Aug. 17; Rundgren was arrested Sept. 9) are just now being reported. Both...

Melissa Etheridge Marries Longtime Love

Rocker ties knot with Linda Wallem

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge waded back into marital waters yesterday, marrying partner and Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem in a Montecito, Califo., ceremony that took place just two days after the couple turned 53, reports People . "A gorgeous, perfect, beautiful day to get married," tweeted the rocker, whose four kids...

10 Ugliest Celeb Breakups
 10 Ugliest Celeb Breakups 

10 Ugliest Celeb Breakups

YouTube and cross-dressing and tell-alls, oh my!

(Newser) - Admit it: You kind of love when a Hollywood split gets ugly. Well you're in luck, because Radar has rounded up 30 of the nastiest celebrity breakups ever :
  • Mary Harvey accused Steve Harvey of cheating on her ... on YouTube. A judge finally ordered her to take the videos down.

Etheridge: Jolie's Double Mastectomy Not 'Brave'

She calls it the 'fearful choice,' Brad Pitt responds

(Newser) - When Angelina Jolie revealed her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy, celebrities fell all over themselves in their rush to call her courageous—but not Melissa Etheridge. In an interview with the Washington Blade last week that apparently just got noticed by the celebrity media, Etheridge—a breast cancer...

16 Crazy Hollywood Custody Fights

From drunk cheeseburger-eating to bizarre affairs, accusations

(Newser) - There's nothing like a celebrity custody dispute to make Thanksgiving morning interesting in Hollywood. Radar rounds up 16 of the nastiest:
  • Who can forget the time David Hasselhoff was filmed, drunk, eating a cheeseburger off his floor, causing him to temporarily lose custody of his daughters? During his custody

Etheridge Ex Defends Burning Son—Via Poem

Tammy Lynn Michaels explains the accident

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge's battle with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels is grinding on, and it's still nasty : TMZ reported earlier this week that Michaels is unhappy with the $23,000 per month in support she gets from Etheridge, and filed to have that amount increased. Etheridge fired back with legal...

Etheridge's New Girlfriend: Her 'Best Man'

And her ex-wife is not happy about it

(Newser) - You may have heard that Melissa Etheridge, who split from wife Tammy last year, has a new girlfriend. What you may not know: That girlfriend was also Etheridge’s “best man” when she wed Tammy in 2003. Etheridge and Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem have been best friends for...

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys
 Gals Who Zero In 
 on Famous Guys 
...and vice versa

Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys

Oksana isn't the only one who got notorious this way

(Newser) - Before she became a household name thanks to her troubled relationship with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva had another baby with another famous guy: Timothy Dalton. She’s one of those Hollywood women who “use a series of famous partners as stepping-stones to their own notoriety,” writes Ben Widdicombe...

Melissa Left Us Destitute: Tammy

 Left Us 
she wants kids, money

Melissa Left Us Destitute: Tammy

Custody battle heats up; Michaels wants spousal support

(Newser) - The Melissa Etheridge-Tammy Lynn Michaels breakup is getting nasty. Michaels’ lawyer accuses Etheridge of leaving his client with $4 to her name, and says Etheridge hasn’t given her ex or their twins any money since the split. Etheridge’s lawyer, however, tells TMZ “Melissa is paying all of...

Melissa, Tammy Etheridge Split
 Melissa, Tammy Etheridge Split 

Melissa, Tammy Etheridge Split

Partners have been together 9 years, have two kids

(Newser) - First Larry, then's not a good week for celebrity couples. After nine years and two children together, Melissa and Tammy Etheridge have split. “Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated,” Melissa’s rep tells People . The couple exchanged vows in...

Kate to Shoot Talk Show Pilot

Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, Jon and Kate Plus 8 star gets to work

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin is cashing in on her fame—or infamy—as quickly as possible. She and co-host Paula Deen are shooting the pilot of their proposed talk show this weekend, Radar reports. The show, based on popular website Mom Logic, will be a mash-up of advice, health and beauty tips,...

Etheridge: Warren's No Monster
 No Monster 


Etheridge: Warren's No Monster

Iconic lesbian sticks up for pastor called homophobic

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge is Rick Warren’s new best friend. She met with the pastor last week, after finding out they were set to perform at the same event, and discovered he's not, as expected, a "hate spouting, money grabbing, bad hair televangelist," one of those guys who has...

Etheridge's Wife Defends Warren
 Etheridge's Wife 
 Defends Warren 

Etheridge's Wife Defends Warren

Tammy Lynn Michaels extends olive branch to controversial evangelist

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge's significant other goes to bat for right-wing pastor Rick Warren, calling him "the man the media has made our latest 'HE HATES YOU!' target." In fact, he doesn't hate gays, Tammy Lynn Michaels writes on her Hollywood Farm Girl blog. Melissa, who recently met him,...

Pastor Warren: Some of My Best Friends Are Gay

But has compared gay marriage to incest, polygamy, child abuse

(Newser) - Pastor Rick Warren "loves gays and straights," he said yesterday, in response to the uproar  his invitation to Barack Obama's inaugural invocation sparked among gay rights groups. In a speech to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Warren emphasized that he has "many gay friends" and has "...

Etheridge, Girlfriend to Wed
 Etheridge, Girlfriend to Wed

Etheridge, Girlfriend to Wed

(Newser) - Melissa Etheridge will wed her longtime girlfriend, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, and they have a deadline: before next month's vote in California on amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. “We have four children and we’re trying to find the right time,” the rocker told Extra...

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