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By 02.23.09

I liked him better on “Jackass”

JD Fortune, the lead singer of INXS after winning the “Rock Star” reality show in 2005, is now unemployed and homeless in his native Canada after the band fired him in a Hong Kong airport.   He apparently had a little too much of the “Devil Inside.”  By which I mean “cocaine.”

“I was in an airport at Hong Kong and literally got a handshake. They said, ‘Thank you very much’,” Fortune told Canada’s Entertainment Tonight… I don’t know where I am going, from sofa to sofa, from night to night. I am trying to get through my life.”

Fortune – real name Jason Dean Bennison – said his departure could have had something to do with his cocaine use.  “It got as bad as it needed to be for me to numb out the fact that I knew this was going to come to a screeching halt,” he said.

Man, what a terrible twist of fate… is what I would say if I had any sympathy left today.  Turns out I can’t feel sorry for people who throw away fame and Estella Warren in order to live a cliché.  Like, he realizes this is the exact plot of the movie Rock Star with Mark Wahlberg, right?  Um, no, I didn’t see it.  And certainly not in the theater when it came out.  Why, did you?


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