Tyler: Rehab was for dependency on medication
NEW YORK - Steven Tyler sought the 'safe environment' of rehab last month to recover from more than just surgery - the Aerosmith frontman now says was fighting a dependency on pain and sleep medication.
'To have your feet done, to have your leg done, you have to be on narcotics,' Tyler told The Associated Press on Friday. 'You have to be on sleep aids at night. I don't know about Joe (Perry) but I was off and running and I didn't like the me that was me.'
Tyler released a statement in late May saying he checked into a rehab facility in search of a 'safe environment' to recover from several foot surgeries and physical therapy. Tyler said the procedures were to correct longtime foot injuries resulting from his physical performances as the singer for the blues-rock band.
Report: 'Kill Bill' star engaged
LOS ANGELES - Uma Thurman, star of the 'Kill Bill' thrillers and 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend,' will marry financier Arpad 'Arki' Busson, according to a report Friday in the New York Daily News.
Stephen Huvane, the publicist for Thurman, did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages from The Associated Press on Friday.
The pair apparently began dating last summer after attending a private dinner together in Milan, Italy. Busson surprised Thurman with the ring this week in London, where the couple attended the 90th birthday party for Nelson Mandela, according to the Daily News.
Troyer sex tape gets shut down
LOS ANGELES - Verne Troyer successfully shut down the distribution of a sex tape featuring the 'Austin Powers' actor and a former girlfriend - for now.
The celebrity Web site TMZ posted a 25-second snipped of the video Wednesday, but pulled the clips down Friday evening after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order requested by Troyer's attorneys.
The ruling also prevents any attempt by a porn distributor from taking orders for the full 50-minute video, and keeps TMZ from broadcasting any more clips.