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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Billie Joe Armstrong heads to rehab; Fiona Apple speaks about arrest

A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .


Billie Joe Armstrong at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, during a non-yelling moment. (Andrew Swartz - AP)

Hey, some stuff happened that doesn’t have to do with the Emmy Awards. For starters, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is reportedly heading to rehab on the heels of a profanity-filled tirade at the iHeartRadio Festival over the weekend in which he reminded us all that he is “not [expletive] Justin Bieber.” The rant occurred after Usher’s performance carved out 20 minutes of Green Day’s stage time and Armstrong flipped out when he was warned that the band had just one minute left to perform. Armstrong later issued an apology. He is seeking treatment for unspecified substance abuse. Green Day also has canceled all upcoming promotional appearances even though their new CD, “¡Uno!,” releases Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Speaking of stage tirades, Fiona Apple had some fascinating things to say about her recent pot possession arrest during a Friday night gig in Houston. “Most of the people were very nice to me,” she said of her experience with the Hudspeth County jail in Texas. “There are four of you out there . . . and I want you to know I heard everything you did . . . I wrote it all down with your names and everything you did and said, stupidly thinking that I couldn’t hear or see you. I then ripped the paper up, but not before I encoded it and — I got two lock boxes. We’ll call them ‘holding cell one’ and ‘holding cell two.’ In ‘holding cell one’ is the encoded version of the [expletive] that you did that I know was inappropriate and probably illegal. In ‘holding cell two’ is the decoder. I’m the only one who holds the key, and you and I will be intimate forever because I will hold that secret forever.” This quote, coincidentally, is also the title of Fiona Apple’s next CD. (YouTube via MTV)

FYI: Natalie Portman is a blonde now. (People)

Lindsay Lohan apparently may sue the guy who recently accused her of hitting him with her Porsche and also claimed she was drunk at the time. (TMZ)

Kanye West is now reportedly attempting to stop two sex tapes, allegedly ripped from his computer, from being sold to media outlets. Neither sex tape features current girlfriend Kim Kardashian. I mean, Kardashian in a sex tape? That would just be preposterous. (TMZ)

Joey and Pacey talked to each other after Joey divorced Tom Cruise . (Us Weekly)

Rumor: Colin Firth may star in “The King’s Speech 2.” Which sounds hard to believe for several reasons. (Digital Spy)

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Tags:  Morning Mix, Billie Joe Armstrong, Fiona Apple, Natalie Portman, Lindsay Lohan

 
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