Stars + Steriods = Bad News!

Monday, January 14, 2008

And no we aren't talking about baseball players! Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean and filmmaker Tyler Perry are among thousands whose names have surfaced in a burgeoning steroid probe currently under way in New York. The newspaper cited medical records and testimony from several unidentified witnesses stating that Blige, Fiddy and others, in a bid to appear young and fit, received shipments of prescribed human growth hormone at hotels, production studios, health clubs and private residences, even sometimes using fictitious names.

The Times Union reports the pharmacy sent supplies of the human growth hormone Jentropin and the anabolic steroid Oxandrolone to the 37-year-old Blige at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Las Vegas MGM Grand and Clay Gym. Some shipments were sent to the ''Growing Pains'' singer under the name of Marlo Stanfield, which happens to be the moniker of the drug lord in HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire. As for Fiddy, the report says the rap superstar received a supply of steroids mailed to his Connecticut mansion in July 2006 under the name Michael Jordan. He also allegedly received packages at his house in Los Angeles.

Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Mosley, is alleged to have obtained HGH and anabolic steroids between October 2005 and September 2006 at his Miami residence. Perry—the playwright, actor and director of box-office hits like Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Why Did I Get Married? and executive producer of the TBS comedy series House of Payne—purportedly had steroids shipped in his name to his Atlanta-based offices in 2005 and 2006.

Reps for 50 Cent, Timbaland and Perry could not be immediately reached for comment, but a publicist for Blige smacked down the report.

"Mary J. Blige has never taken any performance-enhancing illegal steroids," spokeswoman Karynne Tencer said in a statement. It is very unfortunate if these entertainers did do steroids because this could really hurt their careers.