Sunday, April 28, 2013

Anne Hathaway: Toking a Victory Lap?

Anne Hathaway in Havoc (2005)
UPDATE 4/20/2017 - Hathaway, instead of pleading the 5th, calls herself "not a little" pothead—and doesn't quite realize it's legal—on "Watch What Happens Live." 

According to various celeb sites, Anne Hathaway is the second 2013 Oscar winner (after Jennifer Lawrence) who is taking a toking victory lap.

The National Enquirer has reportedly announced that its May 6 print edition will contain photos of Hathaway and husband Adam Schulman smoking pot. While the Enquirer found friends who lamented Hathaway's partying proclivities and blamed them on Schulman, other sites are supportive. opined, "More than likely, she and her husband were just chilling out, and someone managed to get pictures of them smoking pot. Anne is still young, and she has her whole career ahead of her. Much like Jennifer Lawrence, if this report is accurate, it's unlikely it will affect her or generate any backlash." We've come a long way, baby.

Hathaway toked onscreen in 2005's Havoc (pictured)where she plays a fancy LA girl taking a walk on the wild side. (And yes, you can see her boobs in the film too.)

Schulman played a bumbling police officer in a 2007 TV "Dukes of Hazzard" prequel with Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse. Many will remember the ending of the 2005 Dukes movie in which the bad guys and dignitaries spent the last scene in Jesse's smoky trailer. Willie just turned 80, and many birthday tributes included mentions of his love for pot and its role in his longevity. (By contrast, the hard-drinking George Jones just died at 81.) Justin Bieber seems to have gotten the message: pot (and a taser) were found on his tour bus in Sweden.

In other Enquirer news, it's reported that John Boehner's daughter is giving him something to really cry about: she's marrying a pothead. It's not unheard of for Republican daughters to marry into marijuana: William LeBlond, the first husband of Dorothy Bush (Shrub's sister), was arrested in 1989 for drunken driving and marijuana possession.

According to the Los Angeles Free Press (9/5/1969) then-Vice President Spiro Agnew's daughter Elinor Kimberly Agnew was arrested for marijuana in June 1969 after being caught at a pot party with classmates at the National Cathedral School in DC. As part of his campaign against films and music that promoted the "drug culture," Agnew pressured the FCC to ban Brewer and Shipley's "One Toke Over the Line" (but not before it was sung on Lawrence Welk's show). Apparently he was also able to use his clout to squelch the story about his daughter. Another political daughter, Teresa McGovern, didn't fare as well.

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