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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."

What Would Paris Do? Sue MTV Over Sketchy Sketch?

Could art be misrepresenting life for Paris Hilton? Her lawyers are threatening to sue MTV over a comedy sketch in which she's portrayed giving a stripper-ific dance to a cop who's pulled her over for DUI.

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

John Travolta was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland on Monday while flying his private jet from Germany to New York. The actor's Boeing 707 experienced "technical difficulties" mid-flight and had to stop at Shannon Airport. According to WENN, Travolta was unhurt but "shaken" by the incident, and the "Wild Hogs" star, who had been in Germany to promote his film, had to borrow another plane to make the flight home, and leave his ride in Ireland to get fixed. Eight years ago, Travolta's plane lost an engine and had to emergency-land in Boston.

Party Favors: Leo on Broadway? ... Cynthia Nixon, Trash-Diver ... "Laguna Beach's" Heidi Montag Gets Implants

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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Correction: Heidi Montag is NOT from Laguna Beach. You, in a way, stated her as being from the show...but, in fact, it is THE HILLS.

2729 days ago


For anti-drug campaigns, they just need to put that photo of Keith Richards up with a subtitle, "you will end up like THIS if you do drugs", that'll surely scare the crap out of any kid thinking about doing them.

2729 days ago

GOD 1    

rock on keith !!! it's only rock and roll.

2729 days ago


paris needs to get over herself. does she know how many people she would have to sue if she went after everyone that made fun of her??? maybe if she acted like a lady and stopped presenting herself as a hoe she wouldnt have those problems.

heidi with implants....people already think she's a typical dumb blonde now she goes and adds implants?!?! *shaking head* poor thing

2729 days ago

He's Boring now    

That TMZ picture of Richards is not current...he has mustache now and looks even older and worse.

Please just Fade Away Keith, you had your 15 years of Fame and more. I bet you cant even get a hard on now man so quit with the arm candy, its not very convincing...For God's sake man you are a senior citizen, grandfather and one toe step from the Grave. You are not a rock and roll god anymore so quit acting like one.

2729 days ago


I saw the news story about Keith snorting his dad all over the news today. The story got out faster and further than his retracting it. I don't know which reflects more poorly on our society -- that the news published it or that people believed it. Almost half the people on the poll believed he snorted his dad and nearly all the news channels did report it. Argh!!!

2729 days ago


Keith Richards looks like Freddy Krueger in this picture..Scarry

2729 days ago


I am amazed how much Keith Richards looks like John Travolta...or vice versa. Each could portray the other in a TV movie about their remarkably similar lives. Richards snorts his old man...Travolta just snorts religion. All you scriptwriters out there...let's get on this one! They both really need the cash,,,one for lyposuction & the other for plastic surgery. You figure out who needs what!

2728 days ago


Keith Richards looks like he's a walking dead man. WFT Keith get some Plastic Surgery or something. You scard me and I don't even know who you are, but guess you are famous.

2728 days ago
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