Celebrity News 04-28-11

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Steven Tyler says he did drugs
with Perry in 2008

NEW YORK — Steven Tyler says he wasn’t the only Aerosmith member who was abusing drugs in recent years.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tyler says he and Joe Perry did drugs together in 2008 after years of sobriety. Aerosmith had been working on a new album, which never developed.
Tyler says Perry was so impaired by snorting prescription pills, he couldn’t even play his instrument. Tyler says he was no better — he couldn’t sing.
Perry declined to comment to Rolling Stone and didn’t return a request for comment from The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Tyler is now a judge on “American Idol.” He’s releasing an autobiography, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” next month.
The 63-year-old rocker says he’s sober now.

Pattinson: Former vampire joins the circus

BERLIN — “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson says the highlight of his role in the movie “Water for Elephants” was co-starring with Tai the elephant, but if he could be a circus animal it would be a bear, like the cinnamon roll-fed, vegetarian bear on set.
Pattinson told reporters on Wednesday that “I like the idea of sitting around all day, being a bear and then eating pastries.”
The 24-year-old actor joined Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz and director Francis Lawrence in Berlin to present his latest movie, based on a 2006 best-seller about a traveling circus in the 1930s. The film opened last week the U.S.

NYC checks into report of P. Diddy police escort

NEW YORK — New York City police say a sergeant allowed a police escort for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for one city block after a concert.
The police department says the assistance was unauthorized and is under investigation.
Police say the Friday night escort was requested by the hip-hop star’s dry cleaner, who asked several officers before the sergeant agreed.
One police van escorted Combs from the Hammerstein Ballroom to just near the entrance for the Lincoln Tunnel. The department says claims that several officers escorted Combs to New Jersey are false.

The Associated Press