"Authorities are trying to crack down on one of the worst-kept secrets in
Hollywood: underage stars partying hard at trendy clubs on the Sunset Strip and
Doormen at Hollywood hot spots have been lifting the
velvet rope for teen stars for years. Two decades ago, Drew Barrymore became
tabloid fodder after being spotted drinking at Hollywood clubs when she was 13
These days, there’s no hiding the illicit behavior, thanks to the
aggressive tactics of Hollywood’s ever-expanding paparazzi corps, who document
celebrities through every nightclub-hopping step."
While it is true that the clubs should not be letting these under age stars into their clubs and letting them drink, I don't know you can blame them for what happened. Things like this don't only happen to drinkers who are underage, you are not going to stop alcoholism and its effects by shutting off the tap to younger drinkers. The other reason that I don't think the clubs can be blamed, is that if they do (and they might) shut them out of the clubs they will drink some where else. I am not suggesting that they should be allowed to drink in public and make a mockery of the drinking laws. It should just be pointed out that this step alone won't change to pattern of young stars drinking in Hollywood - only the location.