Demi Moore embarrassed by her OD “because she’s such a private person”

I wanted to add an “ORLY?” at the end of the part about how Demi is a “private person” but I thought that you could easily fill that in, given what we know about Demi “twitter addict” Moore. Demi’s people have released an unofficial statement to People Magazine, meant to be some kind of damage control after her overdose on “over the counter” but dangerous drugs like Whip-its and K2 Spice. We’ve also heard how she’s addicted to Adderall, downing Red Bull and coming on inappropriately to very young guys. Now comes the inevitable response, and it’s weak:

Having lived in the spotlight for more than three decades, Demi Moore has long crafted her image as a polished, glamorous star.

Privately, however, the 49-year-old actress had been unraveling in the months since her November split from husband Ashton Kutcher.

As she seeks treatment in the wake of her hospitalization on Jan. 23, Moore is struggling with the public nature of her breakdown.

“Ego-wise, this is the worst thing that could happen to Demi, because she’s such a private person,” a source close to the actress’ circle tells PEOPLE. “She’s embarrassed.”

But Kabbalah, the form of Jewish mysticism that Moore has long studied, instructs that adversity can ultimately prove beneficial, according to an insider.

Moore’s troubles “can be an opportunity, a blessing, and not a curse,” says the insider. “The right intervention happened in her life. From a spiritual sense, it is a gift. She has a real opportunity to grow from it. She has to take responsibility for her life.”

[From People]

There are a lot of laughable lines in this story. I’ll just add some additional details to People’s quotes. My quotes are the ones that aren’t in italics.
Demi Moore has long crafted her image as a polished, glamorous star” by having her publicist leak details about how “sexy” she is when she dances on tables.

Ego-wise, this is the worst thing that could happen to Demi, because she’s such a private person…” which is why she tweets photos of herself in a bikini and regularly sent public love notes to her husband.

But Kabbalah, the form of Jewish mysticism that Moore has long studied, instructs that adversity can ultimately prove beneficial, according to an insider. ” So they’re probably teaching Demi that she can move on from this, and that everything happened for reason. Given what I’ve heard about Kaballah, and knowing Demi’s celebrity status, I doubt they’re going to question her or bring awareness to the fact that she’s an addict who’s been starving herself. They give lip service to taking responsibility for her actions, but she’s not in rehab and is just doing what she always does in a crisis.

Despite occasionally running stories from Demi’s publicist, People Magazine seems to feel the same way a lot of us do. They mildly call out Demi, yet again, on their cover. They say that her obsession with staying young led to her breakdown. The title of this story on their website is surprisingly harsh, for People, “Inside Demi Moore’s Dangerous Desperation to ‘Stay Young and Skinny‘”

But as the actress approaches her 50th birthday – and her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, 33, began to crumble – several sources tell PEOPLE in this week’s cover story that the 49-year-old star battled deep feelings of insecurity. In fact, sources say the star was barely eating and partying wildly before her drug-fueled breakdown.

“As Demi got older, she convinced herself that she needed to stay young and skinny to remain attractive to her husband,” says a source who knows the former couple.

Continues the source: “She needed reassurance all the time that she was hot and sexy.”

Another source says that Moore, who is now seeking treatment following her Jan. 23 hospitalization, “was always fixated on being young. And the only thing that tied her to that, as she got older, was her marriage to a younger guy and hanging around young people.”

[From People]

We knew this, but when People says it they take it to a whole ‘nother level – that sector of the public who doesn’t pay as much attention to celebrities as we do. Demi and her aging crisis are now a major talking point.

A lot of outlets are wondering whether Demi Moore’s 911 call should have been made public. I think that it’s not an issue of whether Demi’s 911 call should be public, it’s an issue of whether any 911 call should be public. It seems invasive and unnecessary. We’re hearing people and their loved ones at their most vulnerable moments, sometimes right before they die. I hate 911 calls and would prefer to never hear another one in my life.

Demi Moore is shown on 5-4-11 and 9-26-11. Credit Diane Cohen and RAM/Fame Pictures

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  1. Dawn says:

    Embarrassed because she is so private…is that a joke? I believe she is embarrassed but not because she is so private but because a kernel of truth is out now. She is not the mature, well adjusted mother of three she has tried to project to the world. She is just the opposite in my opinion. She is a youth obsessed mess who needs to grow up and stop all the nonsense like twittering yourself in a bikini. Grow up Demi, stop party with your daughters and embrace the big 5-0. It so much better than the alternative which is death.

  2. two_seconds_ago says:

    Really? Was she also a ‘private person’ when she was posting half-naked pictures of herself on Twitter?

  3. Asli says:

    What is with this ‘private person’-bullsh*t celebrities keep talking about? No, you’re not a private person. If you were a private person you wouldn’t be FAMOUS would you?

    And in Demi’s case. One word: Twitter.

    Celebs need to realize that if they want to have a private life like normal people do. Then they shouldn’t be famous. There are lost of ways to act, sing, perform or whatever and stay out of the public eye. Like Broadway. Broadway stars aren’t in the media constantly. They are well-known but not hounded by paparazzi. But that’s not what they want. Eventually, I’ve noticed, all celebs turn out to be attention-whores.

    • Photo JoJo says:

      Totally agree as well. I’m so sick of stars complaining that they don’t have any privacy and all they want is to act. Please. If that’s all you want, join a community theater group in some small town and NOT get paid millions for being recognizable. Otherwise, please STFU.

  4. Seagulls says:

    I agree about the 911 calls. Those always make me choked up, thinking about the terror that these people were feeling. And it feels like I’m intruding, even though I’m just watching the news.

    • mln76 says:

      I agree and I’ll add that in cases where a person is famous they probably think 20 times before they call. So there is a higher likelihood of death.

    • tripmom says:

      I completely agree about the 911 calls. I think making them public is unnecessary and obscene and I NEVER listen to them. I never click on the links to them online and if they’re on tv I change the channel.

  5. Marjalane says:

    Whenever I hear about Demi’s “Hot table dancing”, I think of Demi dancing like Elaine Benes on that concert stage. That was bad. really, really bad.

  6. whatthehell456 says:

    I had a really good comment for this, it went along the lines of steps she has to take to get better, but then I realized that I really don’t care what happens to Demi…Pull your sh*t together woman, put on your big girl panties and take control of your life back. STOP WHINING.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Embarrased? Sure. Private? No. I think it’s possible to be private and famous, but Demi clearly had no interest in that.

    I agree about the 911 calls too. I don’t know why they’re made public, unless it’s part of a criminal investigation or something.

    • brin says:

      co-sign with you on both points.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      All high profile story 911 calls are made public. Any case the news deems interesting. Whether its a famous person, a 3 year old knowing how to call 911 or a car gone wild (a Lexus in San Diego started the whole recall thing a few years back) a home invasion or some other scarier than average crime.

      If she’s embarrassed, it means she is somewhat lucid. This is a good thing.

  8. atlantapug says:

    Well, you said everything I was going to say…..

    Tweeting, dancing on tables, love messages, marrying high profile men, pimping out your kids for press…..

    None of these indicate the workings of a “Private Person”

    Demi is the new desparate.

  9. dorothy says:

    She’s embarrassed that people know she’s an insecure woman that is handling being alone by doing drugs. Put your big girl pants on and move on.

  10. Laurie M. says:

    Yes – she likes to do her whip-its in private.

  11. kay says:

    911 calls, autopsy pictures/reports, police/arrest reports/ mug shots, divorce papers, custody battles, those Mel Gibson tapes… what else have I missed?

    None of it should be public knowledge. Something went wrong somewhere, when that type of knowledge became part of the public domain.

    • podzol says:

      One of the worse is the pic floating somewhere on the internet of a deceased John Candy clutching rosary beads. I really wish I could unsee it, and it’s like hitting the bottom of the sadness/pity well. I never listen to those types of tape for that very reason … the distress is too much to handle and you really do feel like an intruding voyeur in the first place.

      • Roma says:

        I think it may have been Chris Farley with the beads? I can’t remember and quite frankly it’s not something I would like to google, but I remember it as being Chris.

      • podzol says:

        @Roma: Oh yes, Chris Farley, you’re right! See, I usually would have double-checked it with Google before posting, but didn’t want to venture anywhere near those pictures again.

  12. mel says:

    I hate 911 calls…hers never should of been released. Also…she was a private person when she lived in Idaho…then she married that douche bag Ashton and it all went south….I respect the fact that she took a step back to raise her girls in private – I hate the fact that she got sucked back into the hollywood game…

    • Jayna says:

      She had that younger (not as young as Ashton) yoga instructor boyfriend, who was private. Maybe that’s one of the reasons she moved there. He was good for her back then. I was surprised to read one of her daughters in an interview saying she never liked living in Idaho. Maybe it was Rumer who didn’t like it. I can’t remember.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Wasn’t she in Idaho before the Yoga guy? Didn’t she meet him up there when she and Bruce broke up?

    • Eyespy says:

      Disappearing to Idaho was also a great cover for having hundreds of thousands of dollars in plastic surgery. She emerged a few years later for the “Charlie’s Angel’s” remake and claims of no surgery ever. And btw, one of their employees filed a sexual harassment case against her and a LOT of $$$$ went into making him look a fool. Willis/Moore have a lot of bucks to make any info disappear.

  13. willow says:

    As the mother of three daughters, I am sooooooooooo tired of women like her who spend $$$ to enhance their physical appearance and then promote how “young” and “hot” they look. Don’t you think it’s time for you to GROW UP, Demi? What an atrocious role model for her girls and women in general. I’m so over these people. Honestly. As someone who had to make a 911 call after finding my mother near death, I think it’s obscene that these calls are made public. No one should have to hear another person’s fear, agony or grief.

  14. Sapphire says:

    This women invited the press into her private life back in the day when she was married to Willis and hasn’t stopped since.

  15. Jayna says:

    Private person? LOL That’s rich. Letting Ashton tweet her bottom while bending over in a bikini. Tweeting herself in a bikini or half nude in her bathroom ad nauseum. When he cheated, posted a photo of her laying on her bed saying I see through you, or some nonsense. When has she been private? Oh, that’s right, her drug use. That has been private. I agree.

    But I do think as far as 911 calls like that, it’s awful they are released. Some people might not call because of such a practice and thus risk their life.

  16. gab says:

    I strongly agree about the 911 tapes. Whenever they are played on the news they hype it so much. It’s so grossly wrong to make this sort of thing public.

  17. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    It would be interesting for Demi moore and Heather locklear to do a made for tv movie.

  18. mln76 says:

    How delusional is this woman?

  19. Kimbob says:

    Oh, I totally agree w/everyone about pubishing 911 calls. Why is that? Is it because of “right to access public records?” Well, as @mln76 pointed out, it does not increase the likelihood that someone will reach for that phone in a crisis.

    Actually, not long ago I had to listen to a 911 call IN COURT that I had made because an ex-boyfriend of mine had drank, was drunk, & started beating on my door and windows while holding his finger down on my doorbell button. My doorbell is like those “buzzer types,” not the “ding-dong type,” so as long as he held his finger on the button, the doorbell kept going “bbuuzzzzz,” & not stopping. He managed to break a window while doing this, as well. That’s when I called 911. I was BEGGING for them to hurry up & dispatch the police to my house.

    The police showed up in like, 3 minutes..thank God. And my ex didn’t stop all that until the cops pulled up…it was AWFUL. Even the judge was like, “I’ve heard enough.” The judge, of course, found my idiot ex guilty. Anyway, I’ve never listened to 911 calls..not because of my experience, but rather they are TERRIFYING MOMENTS in people’s lives. There is no vicarious pleasure in listening to such.

    Oh, BTW…bullshit Demi on your publicist’s statement. You should’ve just gone radio silent on this one. It stands to reason we all do know you’re embarrassed. Just get REAL HELP!

  20. Cathy says:

    Yeah right, private my big fat ass. I agree the 911 tapes should of never been released. But she knowingly and willingly gave up her privacy the minute her and douche wipe started twittering all over the place.

  21. jc126 says:

    I don’t like hearing 911 calls either, but I can see the principle behind making them public; what if the dispatcher or somebody on that side was negligent or some such? It’s a tool for public information. But no need to release it in this case, just some press people pushing and getting the recording.

    I think her behavior is gross, getting high with her daughter there. And being 49 and acting like a teenager in the first place. I absolutely hate getting older, but acting the way she does is far worse.

  22. horizonte says:

    um, she should be embarrassed to have OD’d in front of her young daughter, nevermind if she’s “private”. please!

  23. Heather M (Heather) says:

    This is a woman who broke boundaries, and I really respected her. She seemed the exact opposite of how she’s now being portrayed …ie posing nude & pregnant–shocking & groundbreaking at the time, feminist film roles– GI Jane & Disclosure, arguing that her Ghost character be a “strong woman,” having kids in a natural childbirth & taping it bc she was so proud & confident, then moving to Idaho at the peak of her career to raise her kids, which wasn’t exactly feminist but was certainly ballsy… I can’t believe that all of that was so perfectly crafted & some must have been at least partially who she “was.” it is just so depressing b/c she was my ideal when it came to aging like a bad ass.

    Demi, young men don’t make you look hot (the opposite, actually). You gaining weight & confidence and getting your crap together makes you look hot.

    So much potential & she just needs to step away from Hollywood & re group.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I think all of this goes back to her relationship with her alkie/skanky mom. It’s like Courtney Love but slightly less gross.

  24. Jezi says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Demi soon gets diagnosed as bipolar. She seems extremely manic right now and that will soon be followed by a depressive state. If she isn’t in one already. She’s also a complete narcissist. She needs to stop partying, get some psychological help and rehab or this is just the beginning of her downward spiral.

  25. Bobby the K says:

    Another advantage of youth is that you can live in the illusion that you can have it both ways.
    After awhile, there’s a clash. You can want to be and claim to be a private person, and also have a deep unyielding need for attention.
    But it’s just a game, and you can’t always control the ball.

  26. Sara says:

    Why don’t women over 30 understand that trying to be skinny makes you actually appear older instead of younger? There is a huge difference in being naturally thin and trying really hard to be thin. You can see that in the face and it is not pretty. Demi and Angelina are great examples of the latter.

  27. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t listen to 911 calls that are released; I wouldn’t want anyone listening to mine.

  28. layla says:

    Private or not … this IS embarrasing.
    That is fact.

  29. skuddles says:

    Ha ha, LOVE that you used the bikini twit pics here! Perfecto!! 😀

  30. LeeLoo says:

    Yeah, that is a personal and veunerable time. I don’t think 911 calls should ever be released again for anyone. I thought releasing the 911 call was crossing the line and unnecessary.

  31. jwoolman says:

    Real 911 calls for real emergencies are not really need-to-know for the public. But one 911 call worth being public was Lindsay Lohan’s fakeroonie 911 call she made from Betty Ford while desperately trying to avoid alcohol testing after she missed curfew. 

    She starts out claiming that there was a person she didn’t know in her house who was freaking her out. Then she reveals she knew the person was a tech (and much later off the phone was claiming that tech “had it in for her” for a long time, meaning Linds knew darned well exactly who she was). The tech got on an extension to give the address etc and Linds pulled the phone away roughly enough to cause documented injury (for which the tech is joining the long list of people trying to sue Linds). 

    The tech came off pretty well on the 911 call, considering her job was just to administer a breathalyzer test on request by the supervisor who caught the three drunkies (on the call, you can hear Lindsay trying to keep the other two from talking to the tech or cooperating with the test). The police who came were so annoyed with Linds that they tried to get the DA to bring her up on charges, but witnesses had mysteriously shut up by then. But it was a good thing for that 911 call to be public, since Lindsay and Co. were trashing the tech in public and trying to get her fired long before the tech (figuring she would be fired anyway) took the TMZ bait to share her copy of the incident report. TMZ found out about it, of course, only because 911 calls and reports are public record (the tech didn’t approach them or any other tabloid site).

  32. JuJuBee says:

    I think a lot of women confuse feeling youthful with looking youthful. Just because you have a flat stomach and can fit into junior size clothing, does not make you young!Demi looks like a fu**ing moron in those bikini pics. The stench of desperation seeps through the computer. Demi has a charmed life, because money gives her access to a better life. Yet she chooses to regress as opposed to rocking her 50 years. What a waste.

  33. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    Fame is a choice for any celebrity, like Demi, who has it. If it was all about the “craft”, and privacy they’d be doing community theater, or singing in the church choir. No one goes around banging on doors forcing people to become famous.

    It’s well documented how difficult it is to make it in the big time fame game, and it has NOTHING to do with privacy, actually it’s the opposite, you need to give everything to the media machine.

    It’s only become worse and more difficult thanks to social media, as people like Tila Tequila are getting their own shows based on their willingness to put it all out there on MYSPACE of all places. I don’t care if it’s Mtv, or VH1 it’s still free media exposure, and even if it’s for just the moment they are consuming the attention of at least some of the media hungry public and outshining someone.

    Demi of all people should have no business with the likes of Twitter. It only exposed the heretofore unknown fact that she’s just as much of an attention whore as any 16yo out there.

    This whole carefully cultivated “image” that took her years to build was crushed by Demi’s own actions such as posting pics of herself in a bikini. These are not Vogue photo-shoot proofs, they are the same cellphone pics taken in bathrooms all across the US by teenage girls desperate for attention. What did she expect, respect?

    I can believe she’s private about stuff that’s embarrassing, who isn’t? But at the end of the day it’s still her responsibility to protect her own image, and she blew it.

    Constantly putting yourself out there will get you attention, but you’ll never control what TYPE of attention you get. The bad comes with the good, and she’s smart enough to know that, and she’s also far from the only celebrity who’s done this. Media has always been a double edged sword, and it does cut deep when it turns negative.

  34. Palermo says:

    This is right up there with the Kardashians wanting their privacy, after we’ve seen them get enemas and their vajajays waxed. Give me a break

  35. Deeana says:

    Hey, there are plenty, PLENTY, of actors, both young and old, who never or RARELY appear in a magazine or on a website. And they work all the time!

  36. Jin says:

    Demi Moore a private person? She’s been as a big a media whore and opportunist as Madonna since the 90s, always pulling some media stunt and obsessed with getting everyone to see her as a hot woman. She’s vain and now that she’s aging, she’s going crazy. Gloria Swanson syndrome.

    The actors are truly public wouldn’t be showing up to the opening of an envelope or pulling the media stunts she does.

  37. Sara says:

    This is a cautionary tale of what happens when a person bases their self esteem solely on their physical appearance.

    She’s getting older and now she probably feels like she has nothing and is desperately clinging to only identity she’s ever had.

    I wish women would learn at an early age that they need to be well rounded people with interests outside of what they look like. You can stay thin but you can’t stay young and a lot of beauty is based on youth. I see Madonna making the same mistake.

  38. Francesca says:

    I think they should get their wish about yearning for privacy.I will pen a screen play about that.. Let all celeb be treated like anyone magazine talk media blogs about them.. and no photographer shows up on their award shows. nothing nada.If all of them are completely ignored I wonder what folks like the Kimberly K would do.

  39. TriedTru says:

    Isn’t anyone else disgusted that all of these reports seem to blame her addiction on her “unravelling relationship with her husband”? How about just owning the fact she has a problem. This isn’t his fault if she’s an addict – she would be one with or without him; without or without a marriage dissolving; and with or without age issues. That’s what an addict is. Stop blaming it on other things.

    I hope for her children’s sake she pulls herself together and gets help. Even more so, I hope for her DAUGHTERS sake that she bucks up, shows some strength, beats her addictions and demons, and demonstrates how damn strong a woman can be – with or without a man.

  40. bohemelilene says:

    She should be embarrassed…has she thought of the example she’s setting for her daughters? The eating disorder, youth obsession, the drugs and whatever else she’s using…all this over Ashton Kutcher?!? She’s made herself look sooooo desperate.

    Hope she gets real help soon so she can stop making a very public and cringe-worthy specatcle of herself.