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CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 12:52 AM
Drugs. Disease. It's a true Hollywood tragedy.

She rose to stardom in "American Pie," but now actress Natasha Lyonne is fighting for her life.

The New York Post broke the story that the missing actress had been found. Natasha, 26, is struggling to survive in New York City's Beth Israel Hospital intensive care.

Reportedly, Natasha is suffering from hepatitis C, a heart infection, a collapsed lung and is covered in track marks.

She's also undergoing methadone treatment – typically used to help heroin users.

"I read the article. I'm crying actually. It's terrible, you know. It's my little girl," Natasha's dad Aaron Braunstein told Access Hollywood. "It's a terrible tragedy, but she's going to get better. We're praying for her and she's a tough girl."

Aaron visited his daughter one week ago and he thinks she may have contracted the hepatitis C while shooting the movie "The Grey Zone."

"As we see in the paper, she's probably with the wrong crowd," he added. "The main thing, she picked up the liver thing in Bulgaria during 'The Grey Zone.'"

And Aaron is very upset about the article in the Post.

"There's a confidentiality between patient, doctor and hospital, so all of this is probably going to be a major lawsuit," he continued.

Natasha, who has also appeared in "Slums of Beverly Hills," "Detroit Rock City" and "Kate and Leopold," was arrested for drunk driving in 2001, but it was about two years later when her friend Michael Rappaport – who rented Natasha an apartment in his New York Brownstone – started receiving complaints about his tenant.

Natasha allegedly terrorized the neighbors and destroyed the property. Michael told his scathing story about evicting his friend to Jane magazine for their May issue.

"Natasha, who I used to think was so cool, had s*** on me and my property…I tried to help her, a lot of friends did," Rappaport told Jane. "But she screwed me. She can kiss my a**."

Needless to say, her father wasn't pleased with the situation.

"There's no crime in America to keep an apartment dirty," Aaron contends. "You're paying $5,000 a month, so Michael Rappaport used the judicial system to have my daughter break her lease."

The Post reports Natasha had been living on the streets since her eviction. But her dad argues she owns her own co-op.

At the end of the interview, Aaron had one final message for his ailing daughter.

"Natasha, we love you. We're praying for you, God

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 12:59 AM
I don't know about anyone else here but Natasha has been one of my fave actresses of the last 7/8 years.
Most of you know her from the Scary Movie and American Pie movies..but i have since really enjoyed her work in a string of Indie Films ( Party Monster, Max and Grace, Detroit Rock City,Slums of Beverly Hills, But I'm A Cheerleder and Die Mommie Die! You may also remember her for a funny guest starring role on WILL and GRACE as graces helper who EMULATES Karen ( hey, can u blame the girl).

I hope she gets better soon... :kiss: Natasha :hug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:00 AM
What films have u seen with NATASHA ...

Francis Hamper (2005) (pre-production) .... Nainie Naughton
Max and Grace (2005) .... Grace
Robots (2005) (voice) .... Loretta Geargrinder
... aka Robots: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
Blade: Trinity (2004) .... Sommerfield
Madhouse (2004) .... Alice
America Brown (2004) .... Vera
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) .... Edith Sussman
Party Monster (2003) .... Brooke
Night at the Golden Eagle (2002) .... Amber
ZigZag (2002) .... Jenna
Comic Book Villains (2002) (V) .... Judy
Kate & Leopold (2001) .... Darci
The Grey Zone (2001) .... Rosa
American Pie 2 (2001) .... Jessica
Scary Movie 2 (2001) .... Megan Voorhees
... aka Scarier Movie (UK)
Fast Sofa (2001) .... Tamara Jenson
Plan B (2001/I) .... Kaye
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV) .... Jeanne (segment "1972")
The Auteur Theory (1999) .... Rosemary Olson - Finalist
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) .... Megan Bloomfield
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) .... White Girl/Crystal Van Meuther
... aka Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby (USA: video box title)
Detroit Rock City (1999) .... Christine
American Pie (1999) .... Jessica
Rat Girl (1999)
When Autumn Leaves (1999)
Modern Vampires (1998) .... Rachel
... aka Revenant (UK: video title)
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) .... Vivian Abromowitz
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) .... Shelly Krippendorf
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) .... D.J. Berlin
Dennis the Menace (1993) .... Polly
... aka Dennis (UK)
A Man Called Sarge (1990) (as Natasha Leon) .... Arab Girl

"Pee-wee's Playhouse" (1986) TV Series .... Opal (1986-1987)
Heartburn (1986) (uncredited) .... Rachel's Niece


Notable TV Guest Appearances

"Grounded for Life" playing "Gretchen" in episode: "Relax" (episode # 2.16) 27 March 2002
"Howard Stern" playing "Herself" 24 August 2001
"Howard Stern" playing "Herself" 23 August 2001
"Night Visions" playing "Bethany Daniels" in episode: "If a Tree Falls..." (episode # 1.11) 9 August 2001
"Will & Grace" playing "Gillian" in episode: "Girl Trouble" (episode # 3.4) 26 October 2000

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:03 AM
OMG..i totally forgot that she played OPAL in Pee Wees Playhouse as a kid :p

BigB08822
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:05 AM
OMG, I had no idea. I hope she survives and gets her life back on track. I think shei s a very talented actress.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:07 AM
OMG, I had no idea. I hope she survives and gets her life back on track. I think shei s a very talented actress.

Yeah..me to...she was also suppose to be in DEVILS REJECTS but her part was given to another actress...i guess we now know why :sad:

Gett better soon NATASHA!! :hearts:

kiwifan
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:09 AM
To bad, she seems like one of the few "real" people in town. A few years ago she threatened to kick Paris Hilton's ass for hitting on her then boyfriend. :haha: The impressive part was she didn't deny it when asked about it later in interviews (rare in Hollywood).

Also in an interview with Howard Stern. She mocked Tara Reid (who was also part of the interview) for being a phony about the Liz Grubman incident. :cool:

She is wonderful in "Slums of Beverly Hills". If you haven't seen it, check it out :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 01:12 AM
To bad, she seems like one of the few "real" people in town. A few years ago she threatened to kick Paris Hilton's ass for hitting on her then boyfriend. :haha: The impressive part was she didn't deny it when asked about it later in interviews (rare in Hollywood).

Also in an interview with Howard Stern. She mocked Tara Reid (who was also part of the interview) for being a phony about the Liz Grubman incident. :cool:

She is wonderful in "Slums of Beverly Hills". If you haven't seen it, check it out :yeah:

:lol: Gotta love the girl if not just for the Paris Hilton death threat... ;) But yeah..SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS is one of her BEST films..But I'm A Cheerleader was also HILLARIOUS! ;) GET BETTER NATASHA! :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 04:24 AM
The troubled life of Natasha Lyonne has taken a tragic turn.

The American Pie actress is in intensive care at a New York City hospital with hepatitis C, a collapsed lung and a heart infection, according to Access Hollywood and the New York Post.

The 26-year-old actress, who hasn't been seen publicly since a judge issued a warrant for her arrest in April after she ducked a court hearing, is reportedly "fighting for her life" and "struggling to survive," per Access Hollywood.

"I'm crying actually. It's terrible, you know. It's my little girl," Lyonne's father Aaron Braunstein told the syndicated show Friday. "It's a terrible tragedy, but she's going to get better. We're praying for her, and she's a tough girl." Visit for more:

The Post reports that the actress is also receiving methadone treatment, which is typically used to combat heroin addiction.

It's not clear if Lyonne has been using the drug, but according to a Mayo Clinic report, the primary mode of transmission of hepatitis C is via contaminated blood--through needles shared by drug users or through blood transfusions. The disease can lead to potentially serious liver damage.


Braunstein, who told Access Hollywood he visited his daughter last week, says he thinks Lyonne may have picked up the virus while shooting a movie abroad three years ago.

"She's probably with the wrong crowd," he said. "The main thing, she picked up the liver thing in Bulgaria during [filming of] The Grey Zone."

Lyonne, whose credits also include Slums of Beverly Hills, Party Monster and last year's Blade: Trinity, has not had a publicist or Hollywood representation for the past several months, which have been a rough stretch for the actress.

She was charged in December with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing after she purportedly melted down on her New York neighbor, ripping a mirror off the woman's wall and threatening to sexually molest her dog.

Lyonne had been due in court Apr. 19 to answer the charges but left the courthouse early, prompting Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Abraham Clott to put out an arrest warrant.

The Post claims that Lyonne was subsequently evicted from her apartment and wound up living on the streets before turning up in the city's Bellevue Hospital. She was then transferred to Beth Israel Hospital, where she is currently admitted under a pseudonym, according to the Post. Neither hospital has confirmed Lyonne's patient status.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, her father disputed the report that Lyonne was homeless and suggested he might take legal action against the paper.

"There's a confidentiality between patient, doctor and hospital, so all of this is probably going to be a major lawsuit," he told the show.

Lyonne previously pleaded guilty in 2002 to a DUI charge in Miami. She was sentenced to six months' probation for the incident, which involved fleeing the scene of a car accident.

She last starred in the indie comedy Max & Grace, about a suicidal couple who break out of a mental institution. The film premiered at South by Southwest in Austin in March and has been making the rounds on the festival circuit but has not yet been picked up by a studio.

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Jarrett
Aug 20th, 2005, 07:11 AM
That was a very funny but also sad movie. Anyway, I hope she gets better. I have been on the lookout for her next movie for a while now.

@m@nd@
Aug 20th, 2005, 07:23 AM
hope she gets well soon

galadriel
Aug 20th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Get well soon :kiss:

shirley
Aug 20th, 2005, 11:48 AM
I hope she gets well soon

rightous
Aug 20th, 2005, 02:53 PM
kiwifan the slums of beverly hills was an extremely funny movie, and its very sad b/c she seems like the most screwed on and normal person of the new hollywood stars

Meesh
Aug 20th, 2005, 03:25 PM
How sad. I hope she gets better.

jenny161185
Aug 20th, 2005, 05:05 PM
who was she in American pie?

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 05:46 PM
who was she in American pie?

JESSICA :)

:Rawwb:
Aug 20th, 2005, 05:47 PM
But Im a cheerleader is such a great movie, hope she recovers and gets away from the drugs

Fantastic
Aug 20th, 2005, 05:59 PM
She's always had this underlying negative vibe about her. I guess now we know why.

Why did she end up going off the deep end anyway? Was it simply a case of having too much smoke blown up her ass or was she mentally unstable, depressed? I don't think there was so much pressure on her that it would drive her off the deep end. She wasn't paparazzi fodder and she wasn't a huge celebrity overshadowed by her own fame. She was an acclaimed actress who could get lots of work if she stayed focused. How did a seemingly normal girl like Natasha Lyonne end up the mess she reportedly is today?

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:02 PM
:kiss: That was a very funny but also sad movie. Anyway, I hope she gets better. I have been on the lookout for her next movie for a while now.

Well..NATASHA has atleast 2 movies that she has completed over the past 2 years that have been released. They have been shopped around at the Film Festivals without any studio picking up the release rights for them. :sad:
The one slight upside to this is that hername will be in the press and these films will get picked up for release..atleast for dvd.
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AMERICAN BROWN (2004)--A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives. CO starring KAREN BLACK :hearts: and michael rappaport :ras:
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MAX and GRACE (2005)--A suicidal comedy about two young lovers who get married and escape from a mental institution in search of new ways to die...and the white light. Co starring Lorraine Bracco and Rosanna Arquette
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:bounce:

Fantastic
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:04 PM
If she's had the Hepatitis C for that long and has been treating her body badly, then she probably won't have much longer to live, even if she recovers from the drugs.

Pamela Anderson is also a Hepatitis C sufferer but has lived a healthy lifestyle her entire life, apart from whenever she was seen about town at the clubs and bars with Tommy Lee back in the day. But Pamela never drank alcohol. She's doing okay because she's got a strong, healthy body and probably has another 15 years in her. Poor Natasha Lyonne is fighting for her life today and may never see tomorrow if the damage she has done to herself is as bad as was reported.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:04 PM
MAXandGRACE.COM is the website where u can see the TRAILER for this film. You can also download the poster and presskit for free... :D

controlfreak
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Good actress, I thought, but seemingly a pretty screwed-up person.


Meh.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 21st, 2005, 02:03 AM
The MAX and GRACE website will only work if u have DSL or CABLE modem...i found out the hard way..gotta get my cable m odem fixed monday :p

K-Dog
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:37 AM
If she's had the Hepatitis C for that long and has been treating her body badly, then she probably won't have much longer to live, even if she recovers from the drugs.

Pamela Anderson is also a Hepatitis C sufferer but has lived a healthy lifestyle her entire life, apart from whenever she was seen about town at the clubs and bars with Tommy Lee back in the day. But Pamela never drank alcohol. She's doing okay because she's got a strong, healthy body and probably has another 15 years in her. Poor Natasha Lyonne is fighting for her life today and may never see tomorrow if the damage she has done to herself is as bad as was reported.

Pam's only going to live until she's 53. Wow, didn't know her disease was this bad. Is she really going to die in 15 years no matter what she does?

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:40 AM
Pam's only going to live until she's 53. Wow, didn't know her disease was this bad. Is she really going to die in 15 years no matter what she does?

Well now i think the medication is allot better then when she was first diagnosed..so she should live a prolonged life.. :D :bounce:

njnetswill
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:48 AM
I'm not an expert, but can't Hep. C help cause major liver problems?

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 21st, 2005, 04:51 AM
I'm not an expert, but can't Hep. C help cause major liver problems?

If not medicated correctly..yes...hopefully she is now getting the correct medication :D :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:43 PM
LYONNE'S FATHER TO SUE HOSPITAL

The father of hospitalised actress NATASHA LYONNE is taking legal action against the Beth Israel Hospital after an employee leaked information about his daughter's critical condition.

The AMERICAN PIE star is reportedly fighting for her life in the New York City hospital's intensive care unit, after being diagnosed with hepatitis C, a heart infection and a collapsed lung.

According to the New York Daily News, her father AARON BRAUNSTEIN is planning to sue the hospital for $180 million (GBP100 million) after an article appeared in the New York Post detailing the 26-year-old actress' medical condition and alleged methadone therapy.

Braunstein says, "They broke the patient-doctor confidentiality rule. It's my child, my little girl. Why would someone do something like that?

"Be sure the hospital is going to be sued. Natasha's basically a very kind, sensitive person. A lot of the stuff you see there is camouflage. It was a persona, her character."

22/08/2005 17:16

Rocketta
Aug 22nd, 2005, 11:41 PM
hmmm, Beth Israel.....I think that's the hospital my dad died in. :(

Anyway, I hope she recovers...she has talent that's going to be wasted if she doesn't. :sad:

nikita771
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:03 AM
I loved her in But I'm a Cheerleader. I will definitely be praying for her recovery.

deja_entendu
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:08 AM
he's going to sue the hospital for 180 million? you fuckin idiot, maybe if your daughter wasn't a dope-head it might be different :rolleyes: and it's worth 180 million? greedy fuck :fiery: also, who sues the hell out of the hospital where your daughter is currently in ICU?? have you no common sense :tape:

i wish her the best of luck, however, i must say 'but im a cheer-leader' was one of the worst pieces of college campus power lesbian garbage i've ever seen, not to change the topic of the thread, but my god i cannot stand that other girl -- clea duvall or some similar stage name -- a big :yawn: to her

TF Chipmunk
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:11 AM
Ouch :sad: That's a very painful way to go :(

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:57 AM
I loved her in But I'm a Cheerleader. I will definitely be praying for her recovery. :hug:

Fantastic
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:08 PM
Well now i think the medication is allot better then when she was first diagnosed..so she should live a prolonged life.. :D :bounce:

Pamela has chosen not to undergo any course of medication for her Hep C. She is opting for the natural and herbal remedies, a healthy diet, exercise and fresh air. I read that she doesn't see her Hep C as a death sentence, but rather as an opportunity to start living her life and making the most of it with her kids.

Anyway, back to Natasha... sad, sad, sad...

Haute
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
I don't know if anyone knew this (or even knows of this singer lol), but Rufus Wainwright wrote his song "Natasha" about her and the problems she's had in her life.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 23rd, 2005, 07:04 PM
I don't know if anyone knew this (or even knows of this singer lol), but Rufus Wainwright wrote his song "Natasha" about her and the problems she's had in her life.

Yeah..i read about that aswell..get better soon NATASHA :kiss: