Tawny Kitaen News
April 18, 2002 8:07 PM   Subscribe

The good news is that Tawny Kitaen, star of "The Perils Of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak" looks like she's about to become single. The Bad news is she may have a problem.
posted by swell (12 comments total)
I'll say! that must be one depressing headache.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:10 PM on April 18, 2002

"are you with me Dr. Wu?"

wait... was that Wu or Vu.. is Tom Vu out of confinement???
posted by ssdecontrol at 8:13 PM on April 18, 2002

David Coverdale must be glad that he is no longer married to her.
posted by riffola at 8:13 PM on April 18, 2002

Here I go again on my own
Walking down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone
But I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time
Here I go again
posted by sharksandwich at 8:34 PM on April 18, 2002

Why isn't The Perils Of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak available on VHS or DVD? It contains some of the greatest dialogue ever written!

In THE JUNGLE- it starts to RAIN. The MAN gets excited.

Man: Take off your shirts!
Girls: No!
Man: Would you rather die of thirst?

The GIRLS take off their SHIRTS.

Brilliant stuff.
posted by dogwelder at 8:40 PM on April 18, 2002

[OT] Ms. Kitaen clearly has a problem, but so does John R. Bruce, the pharmacist who is deposed on the first page. "The majority of these drugs are antidepressant drugs that are habit forming at best, and addictive at worse." No, they aren't. In fact, almost none of them are antidepressant drugs. The most addictive/habit forming ones are narcotics such as oxycodone and hydrocodone (Vicodin), but even they aren't the majority of the prescriptions. Benzodiazapines such as Klonapin, Valium, Ativan, Xanax, and Dalmane seem to be the most frequently prescribed drug class, and are indeed habit-forming, but not nearly as problematic as the narcotics. Benzodiazpines are anti-anxiety drugs, not antidepressants. Most of the rest aren't habit-forming at all: they're a mix of anti-psychotics (e.g. Risperdal), non-habituating sleeping pills (e.g. Ambien), anti-epilepsy/neuromodulators (Topamax, Neurontin), quite a few different antibitiotics, asthma meds, and other odd stuff. There are a few anti-depressants (amitriptyline, trazodone, Serzone), but they aren't habituating.

Ms. Kitaen is over-medicating herself. This list looks like the work of someone who thinks that every problem she has can be solved by a pill. But the pharmacist was clearly hired by her husband's lawyer to make her look as bad as possible, and he isn't reluctant to lie to do it.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 8:59 PM on April 18, 2002

Yeah I noticed that too. She is taking Serzone though, an anti-depressant.
posted by skallas at 9:43 PM on April 18, 2002

Whoops, I see you already caught that.
posted by skallas at 9:44 PM on April 18, 2002

I used to interview Chuck Finley pretty regularly when I covered the Angels 10 years ago. He was always such an easygoing guy, fun to be around, even when he didn't pitch well. Hard to imagine him getting clawed and kicked by a whacked-out stoner. Go figure.
posted by planetkyoto at 12:40 AM on April 19, 2002

But the pharmacist was clearly hired by her husband's lawyer to make her look as bad as possible, and he isn't reluctant to lie to do it.

(Disclaimer: Divorce is ugly; my parents got divorced when I was a small child.) But if the pharmacist's lying, then there are a *HUGE* number of doctors cited as issuing the prescriptions. There's ten pages of prescriptions over a two year period, and all of them should be verifiable.
posted by swell at 4:06 AM on April 19, 2002

swell: No, no, I'm not questioning the accuracy of the list of prescriptions. But the pharmacist is lying when he says that the majority of the prescriptions are for antidepressants (it isn't), and that antidepressants are habituating or addicting (they aren't).
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:08 AM on April 19, 2002

Slithy and Skallas, I'm worried about you guys. Are you pushers or addicts?
posted by pekar wood at 6:38 AM on April 21, 2002

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