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Jada Pinkett Smith had no idea her mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones overdosed on drugs in the past, but she hopes her mom's honesty will benefit others dealing with similar addictions.

Adrienne, 66, has been sober for 30 years, but during Wednesday's episode of Jada's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, "Coping With Addiction During Covid-19," she told her daughter and granddaughter, Willow Smith, about her multiple past overdoses.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jada confessed she "didn't have knowledge" of what her mom was going to say, explaining: "The great thing about Gam (Adrienne), and one of the reasons why I wanted to have this episode, is she's in her 30th year of sobriety and she has so much information to offer to those who are struggling right now.

"She just has some really veteran, useful tips in regards to how to stay clean, how to stay connected, and what to do. It's like I always tell people, 'Never judge the journey you've been on because once you get through on the other side, you're gonna have so much to offer other people who are going through it as you once had'."

Meanwhile, Jada, 48, who has been sober herself for more than 20 years after previously battling alcoholism, said that like many people, she is "dealing with old fear patterns" while quarantining.

"I haven't had a drink in a long time but those psychological patterns that once would make me drink or make me look for solace outside myself are creeping back in," she confessed. "These times are so uncertain... For me, I just had to deepen some of my spiritual practices and deepen my faith."

The star added: "All those concepts and ideas that got us to a place of sobriety are the places we need to return to and hold onto even more fiercely than we have before."

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addictions and you need help, call the national drug help hotline today at 1-844-289-0879.

Source: WENN.com

Chris Brown

Loyal reader Bird informed me that troubled singer Chris Brown released a new song this morning, titled "I Can't Win", in which he laments about being with a girl who's in love with a bottle. I'm not one to put much stock in song lyrics, but in this case, I wonder who he's talking about?

    Why you angry all the time?
    Why you don't wanna ride for me?
    Girl we used to make love
    When you called I would follow
    Now the only thing you love is a bottle

Listen to the song and read the lyrics after the break.

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Elle Duncan

Former V-103 jock Elle Duncan was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police say that Duncan, an 11 Alive traffic reporter, threw back one too many drinks after leaving a Hawks playoff game. Apparently, Duncan didn't learn anything from former anchor woman Amanda Davis, who is awaiting trial on a November 2012 DUI charge. Davis, 56, was forced to retire after 26 years at Fox 5.

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Amanda Davis Announces Her Retirement As expected, disgraced local news anchor Amanda Davis announced her retirement from Fox 5 after more than 26 years at the station.

According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, made the announcement in a special statement that aired on Fox 5 during the 10 p.m. newscast on Thursday.

Davis had not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way car crash.

According to Ho, the station aired tributes to Davis from retired Channel 2 Action News anchor Monica Pearson, former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andy Young and V-103 morning host Ryan Cameron.

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Amanda Davis Arrest Despite a petition calling for her termination, Fox 5 plans to put news anchor Amanda Davis back on the air at 10 p.m. Thursday to give a "special statement" about her most recent DUI arrest.

According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, has not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way crash.

Davis has declined all interview requests since November, according to Ho. There is speculation that she may be announcing her retirement from Fox 5.

The former beat reporter has been with WAGA-TV since 1986 when it was a CBS affiliate.

Davis was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue around 12:20 a.m. November 11, when she crashed head on into a southbound vehicle.

The other driver was taken to Grady hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained front end damage. Davis was charged with DUI, failure to maintain her lane and reckless driving. It was Davis' 2nd DUI arrest.

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