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Book review: Actress Selma Blair bares soul in captivating memoir

"Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up" by Selma Blair (Alfred A. Knopf) Most people probably know Selma Blair from her memorable roles in late '90s/early '00s hit films such as "Cruel Intentions," "Legally Blonde" and "Hellboy." Perhaps others are familiar with her work as a model, gracing the covers...
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Selma Blair details how her late dad’s girlfriend allegedly attempted to derail her career

Selma Blair claims her late father’s girlfriend attempted to derail her career with nasty letters claiming she was a drug addict. The actress reveals in her memoir “Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up” that she first went into rehab at age 22. While there, she was prescribed a drug called Trexan — ostensibly to curb a desire to drink — but it came with terrible side effects, leaving her “rageful” and “agitated.” One day during a panic attack, she accosted a nurse. “The doctors discontinued the Trexan. Poof, I was normal,” she writes. “My rage vanished. What I didn’t know at...
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Selma Blair explains trap she set for person who launched ‘smear campaign’ against her

Selma Blair has claimed that her late father’s girlfriend tried to ruin her career by writing letters with false claims about her “violence and addiction”.In her new memoir, Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, the Cruel Intentions star wrote that when she went into rehab at the age of 22 for alcoholism, she was prescribed a drug called Trexan that made her feel “rageful”.At one point, during a panic attack, she accosted a nurse, leading her to be taken off the drug. Unbeknownst to Blair, her father, attorney Elliot Beitner, had witnessed the incident. She has now claimed...
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Selma Blair Was 'Fired From Job' After Dad's Girlfriend Told People She’s An Addict

Selma Blair lost out on a lot of opportunities after her late father's girlfriend sent out anonymous letters claiming Blair was a drug addict. The actress shared in her memoir, “Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up,” that she first went into rehab at age 22. There, she was given a drug called Trexan — to curb a desire to drink — but it caused terrible side effects and left her feeling “rageful” and “agitated.” One day during a panic attack, she accosted a nurse, according to Page Six.
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Selma Blair: ‘I bit Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane and Kate Moss’

Selma Blair has quite the set of chompers. The actress, 49, reveals in her memoir “Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up” that she sank her teeth into several celebs, the first one being Sienna Miller. One night after her divorce from Ahmet Zappa in 2006, Blair writes that she was at the Chateau Marmont when she saw Miller and introduced herself. “I couldn‘t begrudge her for any part she was winning over me,” Blair writes. “So, I grabbed her arm and bit it, playfully, as if it were an apple. Even as I held her forearm in my mouth I was aghast...
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Writing Mean Baby Gave Selma Blair a Kinder Take On Her Past

Before she announced her multiple sclerosis diagnosis on Instagram in October 2018—just two months after receiving the news herself—Selma Blair’s doctors had urged her not to go public. At the time, Blair was working on the science fiction Netflix show called Another Life and she wanted to write a post publicly acknowledging the wardrobe designers for being so accommodating of her symptoms on set. “Everyone has something,” the team supportingly reminded her anytime she fell into a fit of tears—one of the many effects of MS. But her doctors advised against opening up on social media, warning her that revealing her diagnosis could also mean that she would no longer get work. “You’re an actress. Your body, your voice—it’s all you have,” Blair remembers being told.
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Selma Blair reveals why she used to bite celebrities, from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller

Selma Blair has revealed how she used to bite various celebrities, including Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, and Kate Moss, when feeling “overwhelmed” in “social situations”. The 49-year-old actor discussed how Miller was one of the first celebrities she bit, in her newest book, Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, Page Six reports. According to Blair, the night after she divorced musician Ahmet Zappa in 2006, she introduced herself to Miller at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.“I couldn‘t begrudge her for any part, she was winning over me,” Blair wrote. “So, I grabbed her arm and bit it, playfully,...
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Selma Blair on living with MS: ‘My doctors urged me not to go public. They worried I wouldn’t get work’

That thing you didn’t know about. It had been there all along. The pieces started falling into place. I’d suffered from symptoms that would come and go ever since childhood. Fevers, urinary tract infections, nerve pain and numbness, depression. Symptoms I tried to dull with alcohol, but the effect was temporary. Symptoms that only grew stronger over time. Around 2008, I began to lose feeling in my legs in a way I never had before. They started to give up, inexplicably. I’d been riding again, which I loved. One day, I was walking down a hill with my horse when, out of nowhere, I fell. The ground just slipped out from under me.
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