It’s a rehab exodus! It all began with Lindsay Lohan‘s return to the land of the free, followed by Demi Lovato‘s exit, and now David Arquette has been released from rehab as well.
David had checked himself in to deal with “alcohol and other issues” post his marriage dissolving with Courteney Cox. His spokesperson says he’s back on track now, telling UsMagazine, “He has completed treatment and has left the facility.” A source added, “He is very committed to his sobriety and [is] a changed person because of his experience. He realizes now how out of control things got and doesn’t want that to happen again.” We hope so too, because David had become a complete loose cannon crying about Courteney, partying like it was going out of style and sleeping with Hollywood’s sloppy seconds (hi, Jasmine Waltz). We wish him luck.
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Put on your brass knuckles and hide your back-up dancers! Apparently Demi Lovato is out of rehab. According to a source close to her family, Lovato has “completed her prescribed treatment and an outpatient program near the treatment facility. For now, she is getting back to her regular routine and spending time with her family and close friends.” Earlier this month Lovato was spotted enjoying day trips out of her rehab facility and around Illinois. Now, according to TMZ, Demi will continue treatment while back in L.A. We’re glad to hear she’s back home, as long as she doesn’t take rehab recommendations from La Lohan.
In treatment since November, Lovato was recovering from the “emotional and physical issues” that lead her to sock back-up dancer Alex Welch while on the Jonas Brothers world tour. “I want to make sure my fans know how thankful I am for all their love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for standing beside me through it all,” Lovato wrote on Facebook after getting nominated for a People’s Choice Award. Congratulations to Lovato for conquering her demons; hopefully she can take a long break before heading right back into the mouse race.
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This is one way of popping up on the collective radar. Aaron Carter has checked into a rehab center in South California, reportedly, “to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with.” The news came to E! by way of a source who revealed, “He was struggling recently and needed this.” The last time Aaron was in the news was while he was on Dancing With The Stars.
Carter’s manager Johnny Wright confirmed the story and gave a little background on the situation saying, “Aaron, understanding the challenges and hard work it would take to get himself back to the top, requested to take some time before we started to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with. Therefore he has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needsÃ‚Â that will help him on the music journey he’s about to take…”
Carter seems upbeat and positive while getting treatment posting messages on his Twitter account like, “The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.” We’re still not sure exactly what those issues are, but if he’s having a hard enough time to voluntarily check into rehab, we wish him luck in sorting them out.
Every time we think Michael Lohan has outdone himself in the terrible parenting category, he goes ahead and takes it to another level. After today’s scandalous reports about Lindsay Lohan paying off rehab accuser Dawn Holland, it turns out that father Michael Lohan agreed to pay Holland $25,000, and is blabbing about every detail. “Dawn has had her attorney meet with me, negotiate with me and even propose a ‘deal’ with me, her lawyer and Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Holly (Chapman) and while I agreed to Dawn Holland’s initial ‘number’, to procure financial stability due to getting fired, she got greedy and took it to another level,” Lohan admits. Michael must have been pretty impressed to have finally met his slimy match.
Michael still somehow believes that it’s Holland who is going to be injured by this exchange, not his actress daughter. “I believe that the courts and public will see, that this is a woman, who motives and intentions (sic), to set Lindsay up, so she could have financial gain,” Lohan explains. Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer denies she was involved in the sordid exchange. “I have never entered into any agreement with Ms. Holland or with any representative of Ms. Holland– on Ms. Lohan’s behalf or otherwise– for money to be paid to Ms. Holland, either directly or indirectly,” Shawn Chapman claims. We still don’t know if Lindsay knew about all these back-room deals, though once she finds out her father was involved, we doubt she’ll be surprised.
What a wonderful thing it would be to not have a shameless bone in your body. He probably thinks he’s quite a rockstar, this Charlie Sheen character, who trashes hotel rooms and gets it on with porn stars and hookers. He’s got a new party posse now—a trio of porn stars who he’s living it up with in Las Vegas.Ã‚Â 23Ã‚Â years old porn princess Bree Olson is one of Charlie’s girls, and considered to be his main squeeze-of the-moment.
The question is…has everyone lost track of his crazy rehab-no rehab-maybe rehab rigmarole? We have. Having said that, this little escapade probably wasn’t the best idea. TMZ reports of photos of Charlie knocking back shots at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. He was apparently slamming Grey Goose shots repeatedly along with a lady friend (probably one of his trashy triad) and bitching about how the big guys at Two and a Half Men want him in rehab. Because, he clearly doesn’t have a problem right? 2010 and the years before have totally proved just how responsible and sober Charlie is.
Despite the fact that she’s still in rehab, Demi Lovato’s career is doing better than most people’s, a success the singer credits to her support from fans. After winning at the PeopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choice Awards last week for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and a guest spot on GreyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Anatomy, Lovato thanked her fans via Facebook.Ã‚Â “I wish to thank all the friends and fans who voted for me for the People’s Choice Awards and the Hot Hits Hottest Teen Stars of 2010. I want to make sure my fans know how thankful I am for all their love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for standing beside me through it all,” Lovato wrote. That is so sweet for Demi to write a thank-you message, though to be fair we imagine she has a lot of time on her hands right now.
Not that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all group therapy and no play for Lovato in rehab, as rumors that Demi has been spotted out in Illinois suggest the singer is able to take good behavior trips as her treatment continues. “Yea just was at target and Demi Levato was thereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ We asked to take pics but she said noÃ¢â‚¬Â¦,” a surprised fan tweeted last Friday. No word yet on whether Lovato will be released to shoot Sunny With A Chance Of, which begins filming the week of January 30. “Everybody is really excited that Demi is still resting, taking time to relax, so I applaud her in that regard. When we start filming again, I’m sure everything will be back to normal,” says Sunny castmate Brandon Mychal Smith. Given that Demi went into rehab and actually stayed there (unlike many celebs we know), we have no doubt it will.
In a move that seems like it will almost certainly do more harm than good, former Betty Ford employee Dawn Holland issued a statement defending Lohan against accusations that Lindsay violated her parole during an altercation with Holland, even attempting to clarify that it was Lindsay who called 911 rather than the rehab technician herself. We don’t know if a vote of support from someone who violated patient confidentiality laws to gossip about Lindsay is necessarily something Lohan wants or needs. We guess it’s the thought that counts?
The statement, issued through Holland’s lawyer Keith Davidson, reads: “It is important to note that it was Ms. Lohan, and not Ms. Holland who called 911 on December 12th. Had Ms. Lohan not called 911 – this incident never would’ve been public knowledge, let alone criminally investigated. Ms Holland has long held that recovery is not always a pretty process and the workings of a recovery center have never been for the faint of heart. As a recovering addict herself, Ms. Holland is proud of Lindsay for making the always difficult voyage toward recovery. Had the interaction between these two ladies occurred in front of a police officer anywhere in this Country, no probation would’ve been violated, no arrests would’ve been made and certainly no criminal charges would have been filed. The recent reports of criminality and probation violations are much adieu about nothing.” What kind of police officers does Keith Davidson think are patrolling our streets? We’ve seen Cops; we imagine they would have pried the two shrieking women apart at least.
One claim that the statement doesn’t address is Holland’s assertion that Lindsay was visibly wasted during the altercation. In a statement today, Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley denied claims that Lohan drank or took drugs at all while in treatment. “I had numerous conversations with Betty Ford counselors and doctors over the course of Lindsay’s treatment there and it was never suggested by anyone that she ever drank or used drugs. Her discharge letter from the facility is totally consistent with that,” Chapman Holley claims. We honestly don’t know who to believe at this point: the lawyer being paid to defend Lindsay or the clinic employee who was paid to blab about her.
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Now that so many celebrities are getting media-savvy, it’s sort of refreshing to hear about Kelly Osbourne’s ex-fiance, drug use and weight loss all within one interview! While talking with British Cosmo, Osbourne let slip a little TMI about her ex of sixth months Luke Worrall, target of Kelly’s Twitter melt-down and purported man-slut. “I think we need to spend time working on ourselves, but it doesn’t erase the fact that I’m head over heels in love with him Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I haven’t been with anyone since Luke,” Kelly revealed. She like a lady Kanye!
Osbourne also gabs about painful gossip regarding her weight, packed on after a trip to rehab. “When you’re a fat girl in Hollywood, it’s not fun. You never get looked at the way skinny girls do. I covered it up with my humor, but suddenly I found myself unfunny and hated what I saw.” By fat, Kelly means still 20 pounds thinner than the rest of America, but we digress. “I replaced drugs with food. I was emotionally eating and hated the way I looked, but I couldn’t mask my self-loathing with pills anymore.” Osbourne eventually found the cure-all that is Dancing With The Stars and is looking slimmer and feeling healthier than ever.
But in case you’re wondering if Kelly will tweet the deets immediately if anything personal or icky happens, don’t worry. Just yesterday Osbourne took to Twitter to exclaim, “Not sure weather I am going to throw up out my ass or mouth right now on bathroom floor dying!!!” We feel the same way, Kelly. The exact same way.
Yesterday, when news of Lindsay Lohan‘s release from rehab was confirmed, we joked that her first order of business would be drunk-Tweeting Samantha Ronson. Well, what was supposed to be a joke is actually just a drop in the dysfunctional, star-crossed lover bucket: LiLo has moved in right next door to Ronson.
TMZ has photos of the Venice, CA building Ronson lives in, which is directly next door to the one where Lindsay just set up house. Meanwhile, a source tells Us Magazine that Sam “was shaking her head and looking disgusted” during the move-in. “She kept saying, ‘I didn’t plan it this way.’” We can imagine—Lindsay is especially fragile right now, and there’s no relationship more delicate than that of exes. Generally speaking, it’s best to let time heal old wounds, especially if they include accusations of cheating, public Twitter fights, and even physical violence. It seems like the perfect storm of destruction, doesn’t it?
Take a look back at the (formerly?) estranged couple in the gallery below.
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Get your baby buggies off the road and hid your collagen, everyone.Ã‚Â Lindsay Lohan’s out of rehab!Ã‚Â All day it’s been, will she or won’t she? Lindsay Lohan and the Betty Ford Clinic are turning into the Ross and Rachel of the new millennium. Luckily for the curious, Dina Lohan officially confirmed her daughter’s release, saying “It’s a great day.” Ah yes, those 24 hours before Lindsay has to go right back in are always the best.
On New Year’s Day Lindsay tweeted some sobering stuff, possibly with her release in mind: “Today is the first day of the rest of my life. The future depends on what we do in the present.’ -Mahatma Gandhi… One step at a time…” To be fair, Gandhi probably wouldn’t immediately go on a shopping spree for fresh leggings or start drunk-tweeting Sam Ronson. However, since all us boring people get a fresh start with the new year, we guess Lindsay deserves one too. So good luck, Lohan! To everyone else: we weren’t joking about that collagen thing.