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Richards: I Didn't Really Snort My Father!

4/4/2007 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So maybe Keith Richards isn't as hardcore as we thought he was.

Just hours after the Internet lit up with his claim that he'd snorted the ashes of his own father mixed with cocaine, his manager told MTV News that, sadly, it wasn't true. According to Jane Rose in an e-mail message, Richard's dad-ingesting comment was, "Said in jest ... Can't believe anyone took [it] seriously."

Yesterday, Richards added to his own self-medicating legend by telling NME, "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared ... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

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The celebutante played herself in a sketch comedy show produced by her friend Nick Cannon, says Page Six, in which she sells "What Would Paris Do" bracelets, for a new MTV show called "ShortCircuitz." But then the action shifts to a "real-life" situation in which a blonde bimbette (not Paris) in a miniskirt gets pulled over for drunk driving, checks her WWPD bracelet, and proceeds to treat one of the cops as though he were a stripper pole.

The sketch was filmed on Jan. 4, but then, on Feb. 27, Paris got popped for driving with a suspended license. Whatever the case, the sketch is being cut from the show.

Travolta Makes Emergency Landing in Ireland


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Could Leonardo DiCaprio be coming to Broadway to star in the David Rabe play "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel," a role first played by Al Pacino three decades ago, as FOX News reports. A rep for DiCaprio says it's not true. ... Apparently, things have gotten tough after "Sex and the City." Cynthia Nixon was spotted, says Ben Widdicombe of the New York Daily News, snapping a Ziploc bag out of the trash to put her son's half-eaten snack in. Cynthia was nice enough to take a picture with the previous owner of the baggie. ... Us magazine reports that Lauren Conrad's "Laguna Beach" sidekick Heidi Montag is busting out of her second-banana role – literally – because she just had a breast augmentation in Beverly Hills. It's said she's wanted the boob job for years, but finally went under the knife.

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He's Boring now    

Hey Barbirino: YOu be the one telling us to slow down on the CO2 emissions and here you are flying big ass personal jets all over the world to promote your latest film opening in Europe...why not just take commercial man like the rest of us? They also take better care of their Engines than apparently you do. And uh it wasnt like you were on a Mercy mission with Cargo of food and clothing, as you were for Katrina so your hobby is just one big enivormental waste now sir, whose only purpose is to line your already overstuffed pockets with money.

Jerk

2676 days ago
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Michelle    

I don't believe Keith Richards---he didn't expect the public outcry and now he is trying to take it back. He's disgusting. He gave too many details, specifics, for it to have just been a joke said in jest. He looks like he has snorted everything that passes by his face.

2676 days ago
18.

melixabunker    

Heidi Montag made 2 appearances on "Laguna Beach". She is Lauren Conrad's "sidekick" on MTV's "THE HILLS"

Heidi will definately look funny with her new implants..she is a tiny girl!

2676 days ago
19.

Karen    

Ugh! Is there a more disgusting poor excuse for a human being? Keith Richards makes Freddy Krueger look handsome.

2676 days ago
20.

Me    

I believe Keith did what he did.

That said, if his manager wants to now backpedal and say she can't believe anyone would take it seriously, perhaps she needs to take a closer look at the person she manages. Why WOULDN'T we take his comments seriously?

2676 days ago
21.

cleveland1    

KEITH RICHARDS IS TRYING TO BACK PEDDLE HIS WAY OUT OF THIS ONE, BUT WHO REALL Y CARES. AND I AM SO SICK OF NEWS ABOUT PARIS HILTON. THIS CHICK NEEDS TO GO CRAWL UNDER A ROCK SOMEWHERE ON ANOTHER PLANET!!!

2676 days ago
22.

Amy    

Do I sound sick or does snorting his father's ashes a cool idea?? LOL!! I know he says it's not true but funny.

2676 days ago
23.

Kristen    

Tim - how can you complain about him writing ONLY $15,000? At least he gave something. He may be a millionaire, but you don't know how much he really has, or what the upkeep is on his house, assets, etc. I didn't see any other celebs walking up donating millions of dollars to those who were put out here in Florida. You probably wouldn't have been happy even if he had donated $1 million. You need to be thankful for what he DID do and stop complaining about how he's a "cheap ass."

2676 days ago
24.

Kay    

Paris Hilton is a waste of time and space. Someone is suffocating because Paris is using up their air.. Shes worthless. Just goes to show that money can't buy everything ie morals, looks, class...

2676 days ago
25.

Huh?    

OMG, Richards looks like the Crypt Keeper!!! But I love the STONES!!!!

2676 days ago
26.

Andrew831    

is that keith richards or freddy kreuger?

2676 days ago
27.

Seriously    

Keith looks like the poster child for drugs. Yuck.
John Travolta should keep out of the skies before we hear how
he crashed into a mountain.

2676 days ago
28.

Seriously    

Isn't Cynthia Nixon playing for the other team now?
I guess she just realized she's gay after having 2 kids?

2676 days ago
29.

Tim    

Sorry Kristen..But that is how I feel, and I would have felt better if he gave a million...He is just like all the other "Stars" they think that little offering is enough, he does have exspences I'm sure,but come on..he has several jets, cars ,nice house's..he is not hurting at all..The problem I have is he made such a big thing of his opening being right there in His City...Then to only give 15K is an insult..he spends more than that on fuel for his jet..his watch probably costs that much,I'm sorry but I would like to think that if all the "Stars" could remember that we all support all of there creativity,and they would not have what they have if we did not put such importance on being entertained...They have a big majority of our money, it is not asking too much for them to do there part and not just a token ..What percentage of Just his last film do You think 15k is...Not Much

2676 days ago
30.

nataska    

Keith richards always looks high. Im sure for good reason.
Leonardo Dicaprio, if he does broadway, hes going to go just fine becasue he is an exceptional actor. Love him.

2676 days ago
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