Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…

 I guess winning Vh1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” last year wasn’t enough 15 [comeback] minutes for former “Brady Bunch” star, Maureen McCormick.  She just launched a new tell-all, “Here’s the Story” and although it has some juicy revelations (her drug addiction, using sex for said drugs, failed attempts at furthering her career due to said drugs), I still think the Florence Henderson/Barry Williams affair takes the cake when it comes to “Brady Bunch” scandals.  Honestly, a 1970s childhood actress with a past drug problem?  Heard it all before (Tatum, Mackenzie) …and not really news given all of the Hollywood kids who have been in and out of rehab the past few years.  But the idea of Cougar Florence Henderson in her mom turtleneck and innocent Barry Williams in his bell bottom jeans, getting busy??  Oh, yeah! 

Anyway, getting back to Marcia, here is a link to an online Q&A she had with MSNBC today, and they also have video from her  Today Show interview:… but in case you are actually working and don’t have much time to slack, here is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: You write that “Life after Marcia Brady was a whirlwind of experimentation and searching that evolved into a grim spiral of avoidance, denial, and self-destruction.” What were some of the challenges you faced?

A: I hit rock bottom when I was doing “The Brady Brides.” I was supposed to be at the studio, screen testing to pick the guy that would play my husband. At this time, I had been up for three days doing coke and was playing solitaire in my closet. My agent had to go to the sixth floor, climb into my place, tear off my clothes and get me in the shower. He said, “You have to get to Paramount right now, and you have a problem.” I couldn’t hide anymore. Everyone knew — the producers knew, everyone at Paramount knew, the guys testing to play my husband knew. It was the first time I had to face that I really had a problem.


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