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Coke Shame: Barenaked Ladies Band Member Arrested!

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Remember that 90's band Barenaked Ladies?

Their singer, Steven J. Page, was arrested in central New York on Friday and was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

The controlled substance is reportedly cocaine.

Cops supposedly saw Page and a 25-year old woman through a glass door sitting in front of a mound of coke on a table and busted them.

Officers were patrolling the neighborhood of 311 East Genesee Street when they spotted a car that was parked across a driveway with the door open. Police stopped and checked the vehicle, which was unoccupied. The officers then checked the house and surrounding neighborhood to find the owner and if see there was any problem. Police checking the apartment building at 311 Genesee Street saw a man and a woman through a glass door sitting at a kitchen table. The officers noticed something suspicious looking on the table, and the people inside quickly covered the table with a towel when they saw police at the door.

The Barenaked Ladies' manager said, "We’re confident Steven will be exonerated of the charges. In the meantime it’s business as usual.”

Stay away from drugs and you'll stay away from jail, kids!

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95 comments to “Coke Shame: Barenaked Ladies Band Member Arrested!”

  1. BryGu says – reply to this


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    Canadians GO HOME!!!!

  2. 1ST says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!! MOTHER FUCKERS!!!! I BET IM NOT, JUST WHEN I THINK I AM SOME BITCH NAMED LEAH BEAT ME TO IT…. BITCH!!!!!

  3. Tophr says – reply to this


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    Too bad.

  4. lilla says – reply to this


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    First and coke must be the drug of choice!!!!

  5. Preet says – reply to this


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    First!

  6. M :) says – reply to this


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    oh,I hope he gets out of it.It's the band who sings The Big Bang Theory intro.

  7. ret says – reply to this


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    1st

  8. Preet says – reply to this


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    Damn, so close

  9. sam says – reply to this


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    first

  10. good2 says – reply to this


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    hehe

  11. 1ST says – reply to this


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    Re: BryGu – WHY IN THE FUCK DID YOU COMMENT FIRST?? I WANNA BE FIRST GOTDAMMIT!!!! UGGGGGHHHHH—- FUCKER!!!! WAAAA, IM SO FUCKIN PISSED OFF!!!!

  12. erica says – reply to this


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    I love Steven Page and the BareNaked Ladies. And they are still relevent with new cds and cruises all the time. Fight the power Steven!

  13. fuzib says – reply to this


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    since when can cops just look into your window and arrest you for what you are doing in the privacy of your own home? i think they would have needed a search warrant for this. not that i condone drug use… but come on… this sounds really illegal on the cops behalf.

  14. Julia says – reply to this


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    12th

  15. jojo says – reply to this


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    the chinese chicken peris i want u in my ass

  16. OMG says – reply to this


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    I was there…drinking V8!

  17. veeje says – reply to this


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    I LOVE 12 and 13!!

  18. Emily says – reply to this


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    Canadians, go home!!!??? HAHA! And yet another reason why the rest of the world dosen't like arrogant AMERICANS!!!!

  19. sarah says – reply to this


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    Shut up BryGu. Doing drugs has nothing to do with where you come from. A lot of musicians are on something anyways, and that's too bad.

  20. Sal says – reply to this


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    Steven Page is a loser! Prosecute him to the full extent of US law; pathetic Canadian courts would slap him on the wrist.

  21. cutie says – reply to this


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    PUT THEIR BEHINDS IN JAIL LIKE YOU DO BLACK FOLKS… NO REHAB .. NO PROBATION.. SEND THEIR BUTTS TO JAIL! THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS RACIST! AND THEN YOU WONDER WHY SO MANY BLACK MEN ARE IN JAIL,,, THE ONLY WAY WHITE GO IS FOR MURDER! BUNCH OF UNFAIR CRAP! THATS WHY THE WPRLD IS SO EFFED UP ITS SO RACIST AND UNFAIR TO BLACKS AND HISPANICS!

  22. culln says – reply to this


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    hey, they suck anyway. and he needs cocaine to sing those songs. he sings soooooo fast. and bad

  23. Missy says – reply to this


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    Bad timing with their kids album just being released and all.

  24. Peg says – reply to this


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    BNL is awsome and I am devistated.

  25. Cait says – reply to this


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    he was in the 'cuse. wonder why?

  26. Erica says – reply to this


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    Re: culln – its Ed that sings the fast songs…..give me a break people - -



  27. 27

    not you too Steven!!
    for shame.

  28. Chica says – reply to this


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    wow, gonna suck to market and promote the new album of kids songs now!

  29. erica says – reply to this


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    Re: cutie – calm down cutie! you probably dont know who this guy is and you think he should go to jail? The coke was in someone elses house. You dont know the circumstances behind it. Oh-and white people do go to jail, just like black people. Iggnorance is not attractive.



  30. 30

    That little coke sprite stickin stash all around to prank people.

    Page: Whoa, whatawe got here?

    Whore: Dunno, Stevie. Be that baking soda? Ya gonna give me a clit tug later?

    Page: Gonna clean my nose of that fish smell first (snort).

  31. isis says – reply to this


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    Or in this case, don't be an idiot and buy some drapes or shades and uhh USE them!

  32. 4:20 says – reply to this


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    If they are stupid enough to bring attention to themselves by leaving a car door open and then sitting IN FRONT OF A GLASS DOOR WITH DRUGS then those 2 idiots deserve to be arrested. Natural Selection, baby. Rule #1 when dealing with illegals - COVER YOUR ASS!

  33. sofia says – reply to this


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    that pisses me off—I just bought their children's cd for my kiddos. Glad my money went to good use……

  34. Lee says – reply to this


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    We have enough drugs in this country without importing more drug addicts here. His band is stupid anyway, piece of Canadian trash.

  35. metal says – reply to this


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    Fuckin A!!!!! I didn't know he had it in him.
    Name a rock star who HASN'T done drugs.
    Music & drugs go together like… Amy Winehouse & drugs.

  36. heatc says – reply to this


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    He was probably hanging out with Carmelo Anthony
    with Eliot Spitzer and his women in the corner
    and they were all enjoying the fact that for once there is no snow on the ground in Syracuse.

  37. if says – reply to this


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    if i had a million dollars i,d turn into a coke snorting asshole

  38. Endor says – reply to this


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    You know you've hit the skids when you're spending your time doing drugs in Syracuse.

    Wasn't this the same douchenozzle who dumped his wife for some chick he met on the internet.

    As they say in Canada, "WHAT A LOSER, EH?"

  39. Orang says – reply to this


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    Well, at least the Manlius NY police are onto things. If it had been the old Town of Clay "keystone" cops, they probably would have thought it was powdered sugar and moved on. Syracuse.com said he came to town for things often. Whazzup with that? Never heard of them playing regularly here.

  40. Jenn says – reply to this


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    Re: Emily
    We're only arrogant cuz we're the best, bitch. Suck it!!!!!!!!!

  41. SexyS says – reply to this


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    What's really sad is that they've crossed over into making music for kids now. Their most recent album was specifically geared toward children. They've been pimping themselves like crazy on the Canadian channel (Kids CBC) - most of their fans these days are under the age of 10. Sad, sad, sad. Way to set an example, guys.

  42. angel says – reply to this


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    he was in the 'cuse because he was doing drugs because there's really not much else to do here.. represent~!! haha

  43. Isa says – reply to this


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    yooo props to FAYETTEVILLE new york, what the hell was he doing here anyway…?

  44. lulup says – reply to this


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    i am a canadian and fuck all of you that have something bad to say about canada…at least we do not have a war crazy leader and spend more money on war than we do education and health care combined. hope your immigration requests all fail when the shit comes down in the US and you want to move to the BEST COUNTRY EVER!!!

    that aside, steven page is a fat fuck and i hope he fries!!!

  45. TOONY says – reply to this


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    I cannot believe this guy is still doing coke-it's been like over 10 years that he's had this "problem" and he's still alive? BIGGER MYSTERY-WHY IS HE STILL SO FUCKING FAT?

  46. mimi says – reply to this


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    Re: cutie
    Oh yeah, there are NO white people in jail for years due to drug convictions.
    Get your head out of your black victimization and think, dumbass.



  47. 47

    That's such a shame…

  48. Jenni says – reply to this


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    I am just devastated….BNL are my favorite band! How shocking :(

  49. goats says – reply to this


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    "A mound of Coke? they found a capsule you fugly dough boy. I love how you quoted the report and left that omission out. Here's the official line you fat piece of waste

    Bleyle said the arrest occurred at about 2 a.m. Friday after patrolling police noticed a suspicious car with its driver's side door left open and found a man and woman in a nearby apartment with a white capsule in front of them. Bleyle said the pair were later found to be in possession of cocaine.

    Not a mound like you mention.

  50. dub1 says – reply to this


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    Just saw steven page whoring himself to a movie theatre chain doing an ad before 'HellBoy II'; he looked and acted stoned, and couldn't answer quickly, as if he had to have everything translated into an invisible earphone, and his classic stoner recipe was pouring a jar of caramel sauce over popcorn.
    So I wouldn't have been surprised by 'a mound of marijuana'. Gateway!

  51. Kim says – reply to this


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    Sadness. I love BNL. I hope it was just… well, not what it looks like. And they need to TOUR!

  52. ms_sn says – reply to this


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    dude, I heard about this last Friday morning. We know the cop involved by proxy. I don't know any of this for actual fact, but according to what I heard, they parked a car badly on a lawn, and the cop went to the owner's house to check it out because he thought it might be stolen and abandoned. They were completely stupid and allowed the cop into the house. They threw a washcloth over a calcium pill that you apparently use to cut the bad stuff with (I'm not a druggie, so this could be wrong!). He supposedly left his wife and family for this chick in central NY who he met on either facebook or myspace. I can't tell you how icky it is, I used to love barenaked ladies.

  53. yo says – reply to this


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    i love all this amazingness about syracuse going on. the fonz and now this guy. lovesss it. perez come to syracuse!!



  54. 54

    BNL's RULE!! Give him a chance to explain! America loves BNL!!

  55. Amy says – reply to this


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    I LOVE BNL. I remember him having drug and/ or alcohol problems in the past but I thought those days were over. 9 years ago I saw their show in Washington DC and I saw he & his wife strolling their child around the area. They looked happy and I was happy for him. A lot can happen in 9 years. I feel sorry for his kids. I hope Ed isn't on drugs!!!

  56. jenbu says – reply to this


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    drugs are bad.

  57. jenbu says – reply to this


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    drugs are bad.

  58. lyssa says – reply to this


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    whoo! there is some exciting shit going down in syracuse! first the fonz, now someone from the BNL is coming here to get high!

  59. Joe says – reply to this


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    LOL i live in syracuse where he got arrested.

  60. Wiffa says – reply to this


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    Re: lulup
    The best country ever? Get a grip! Obviously you've only ever lived in Canada…dellusions of grandeur.
    Oh, by the way…free (read: nothing "good" is free) health care does NOT make a country great.
    Steven Page deserves jail time.

  61. Rhino says – reply to this


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    If I had a million dollars..
    I'd do dope…..

    Wow dude. Dumb

  62. Shelb says – reply to this


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    I think everyone needs to chill out. We have heard this story through the grapevine and the story has changed a thousand times. I'm not saying he did or didn't do it but don't condem someone from a story you have heard from a friend of a friend. Also, all of this I hate Canada, I hate black people crap has got to stop. Are you kidding me?!

  63. timin says – reply to this


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    For christ sake it's just a little coke. Pull your selves together. I'm sure a lot of you posters on here have dabbled here and there. Don't be so goddamn dramatic

  64. Cuse says – reply to this


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    I live in the town where this happened… the town is kind of an upscale suburb of Syracuse. Needless to say, things like this don't often happen here. And, this guy was an idiot by leaving his car running, with the passenger side door open, parked over the sidewalk… he practically invited the cops to the door. the cops really don't have that much to do here… there's hardly any crime besides dui's and shit. This is just weird that it happened here… hopefully he'll have his trial here and I can go and be one of Perez's sources!! haha i am lame

  65. Dange says – reply to this


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    Wow I guess nobody gives a shit about their civil liberties. This is a clear violation. They had no probable cause and this is something going on in the privacy of their own house that HAD NO CAUSE to investigate. Nobody was in immediate danger. They were doing something illegal however, there was no fighting, nothing. The cops peeped in through a glass door and witnessed this. So if you are doing something in your house its somehow okay now for the police to peep in? Do you realize how long you would even have to be there to know something was illegal going on? They could have been eating a bowl of cereal. They could have been doing a MILLION things including joking around making fun of someone etc.

    This… is dangerous grounds and the charges need to be thrown out in order to preserve the sanctity of WHAT THE USA IS!!!! YOU ALL are acting like you want the old Russian days to exist here! Get off Bushes dick and realize what the fuck you are actually wishing for!

  66. Kinn says – reply to this


    66

    Modern day Playboy is "Reality Bedroom" By Pierce Cruise

  67. Joe says – reply to this


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    Cuse says – reply to this 65I live in the town where this happened… the town is kind of an upscale suburb of Syracuse. Needless to say, things like this don't often happen here. And, this guy was an idiot by leaving his car running, with the passenger side door open, parked over the sidewalk… he practically invited the cops to the door. the cops really don't have that much to do here… there's hardly any crime besides dui's and shit. This is just weird that it happened here… hopefully he'll have his trial here and I can go and be one of Perez's sources!! haha i am lame

    cops in manlius are nasty too!!!

  68. lisa says – reply to this


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    sucks they just came out with a kid's album!

  69. bb says – reply to this


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    Re: Lee – Go kill yourself

  70. lulup says – reply to this


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    Re: Wiffa – well, i have lived in italy, france, thailand, and even in the US when i lived in chicago for 3 years . . . canada is the best country ever, and you clearly have issues with reading comprehension; i said that the US spends more on war than anything else including health care and education combined…when you have lived in a country that provides health care and superior education let me know. our children do not speak in ebonics and there is no such thing as "we can't afford to see the doctor". . . nice try. go kiss your flag and ride the proud eagle to safety when the US makes it's move on iran at the same time as your economy falls on it's ass!!!

  71. marc says – reply to this


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    The powder boy forgot to clean his nose before going grocery shopping. The NDP party in Canada ( Mr. Layton and Olivia ) will help him get out of this mess - again !!!

  72. onesm says – reply to this


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    Holy mother of disappointments! Steven Page is such a smart man and a father too! Stupid git.

    Signed,

    Disappointed Canadian and BNL Fan

  73. Bobbi says – reply to this


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    Yeah Steven Page!! Damn, makes me want to go home and listen to some Bare Naked Ladies… while doing coke ;)

  74. Kayla says – reply to this


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    I always knew this guy was awkward yet cool. I performed with him when I was younger at a show before =]

  75. north says – reply to this


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    Re: Wiffa – STOP! - your embarrassing yourself - (evidently) you don't even know it - quit with the Canada trashing… 'If I had a million dollars' I'd bet it all that you know and love some American citizens with deep relations in Canada. And if you can't admitt that the U.S. is in dire need of a direction change then I feel truly sorry for you. Four more years of the crap this administration has put the U.S. (and the world) through over the last eight would effectively destroy one of the best places in the world… North America!

  76. cuse says – reply to this


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  77. Cuse says – reply to this


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    Re: cuse – In today's syracuse newspaper there were some new deets… first off… steven page was seeing a girl that lived in this place… they got in a fight and she left. it was HER car that was left with the door open and that prompted the police to knock on the door.
    say what you will about civil liberties, and i agree with most of what youguys have had to say… but reallly?? its ok to blow coke right by an open window when you have some sort of domestic dicturbance going on at 2 in the morning?? all they would have had to do was pull the car in past the sidewalk, and that's not that difficult. in this town, likei said before, the cops don't have much to do… and because they're funded by outrageously high taxes, they're all over the place. and they're dicks on top of that. so… i think s.page could have been a little more discreet eh??
    p.s. canadians are cool(-er than most americans) and brygu should just go into exile in siberia if he's such a hater. no one will miss him
    p.p.s. trial's on thursday here

  78. cuse says – reply to this


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    perez come to the cuse and cover the trial… we can hang and i'll hook u up with some sick nug

  79. l.fee says – reply to this


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    Honestly, they are amazing and the band does a lot for SO many charities. BNL =

  80. can says – reply to this


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    Here's the thing. IF you want Canadians to go home, so goodbye to the most popular BANDS, COMEDIANS, and ACTORS working the USA!

  81. attor says – reply to this


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    I love how the idiots on this site blather on about what the law is while having no idea what they're talking about. Please read a book. If a cop sees something in plain view from someplace they're allowed to be, it is not a violation of your rights.

  82. Kay says – reply to this


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    Their music isn't geared towards kids… Only their last album. They are a fantastic band.
    I'm sad, I hope they get through this and continue their work!



  83. 83

    Re: Wiffa – YOUR A FUCKTARD! AMERICAN EGOTISTICAL FUCK! YOU HAVE MORE AMERICAN CELEBS IN REHAB THAN WE DO! YOUR GOVERNMENT WAS PART OF THE COKE TRADE AND PROBABLY STILL IS!



  84. 84

    Re: BryGu – FUCKTARD! TAKE OFF HOSER!

  85. Kbrun says – reply to this


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    omgosh! I so totally love this band and now like I dunno what Ima do when I listen to their songs. i'm so disapointed

  86. veron says – reply to this


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    Meh. Coke is everywhere at this level of the business, you naive farts.
    Why not publish stories on those that DON'T do coke? Now THAT's news.

  87. veron says – reply to this


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    Re: can
    you are so right. the most powerful people in hollywood are canadian, conquering quietly. most americans are really unsophisticated.

  88. Toron says – reply to this


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    WTF????? American's don't do coke????
    Self Rightous Much!!!

  89. Jonel says – reply to this


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    I am so sad to hear this, I have been a fan of the BNL's since their Album Enid (Enid just happens to be my middle name lol)! Anways, you know the worlds in the crapper when a wholesome(ish) band from the Great White North has a member who gets caugh with nose candy! What a hoser!!!

  90. CNY L says – reply to this


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    This story made our front page…hahaha…TOOOO FUNNY!!! Apparently he has a girlfriend here, they got in a big fight over her hitting on another guy, and her friend calmed him down. GF took his car, so he was stuck. Thus, they made enough of a scene for the cops to come and catch him and her friend with coke.



  91. 91

    P-nasty, when did you jump on the "drug SHAME" headline bandwagon? I thought only cheezy tabloids printed huge headlines with "HER SECRET DRUG SHAME"… oh wait…

  92. forme says – reply to this


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    Re: Dange – It was a glass door! How could the police not help but to look in! And they were the logical choice people to ask about the crazily parked car.

  93. The M says – reply to this


    93

    It only took you a week to get this…hella of a job.

    Now please, please, please, will you just FUCK OFF AND DIE!

  94. Annem says – reply to this


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    FREE STEVEN PAGE !!!

    Those cops broke the law !
    All evidence should be thrown out, or snorted imediately!

  95. Noodl says – reply to this


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    Re: TOONY

    omg….this is why pages like this shouldn't exist!. I searched the net for information regarding it and came cross this worthless piece of shit.