DUIs, Substance Abuse & Rehab

'Scandal's' Columbus Short Calls Weekend Arrest A 'Misunderstanding'

July 8th, 2014 2:30pm EDT
'Scandal's' Columbus Short Calls Weekend Arrest A 'Misunderstand
Columbus Short was arrested for public intoxication over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but the actor insists he was sober and the incident was a "misunderstanding."

He told "Access Hollywood": "I was with a group of people that were eating. I went to the bathroom. I came back, and there was an altercation ensuing when I came back. And me being, ‘Whoa, let’s break it up,’ it’s as a misunderstanding, and I guess cops thoughts I was someone involved in the situation. And then they grabbed me up, and by the time I was on the ground … I apologized to the officers later, [but] I said some ...
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How The Mighty Have Fallen: The Downfall Of Shia La Beouf

July 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
How The Mighty Have Fallen: The Downfall Of Shia La Beouf
Once one of the most promising actors of his generation, likened to Tom Hanks, Shia La Beouf has ridden to the heights of Hollywood fame and today, to its lowest points. How could a young man who once had it all, have fallen so far, so fast? With La Beouf now entering rehab and hopefully moving on to a more positive phase of his life, a timeline of events that led him to this point in his life reads like a road map of excess and issues. Starting from 2007 until today, La Beouf seems to be interested more in making a name for himself as a disturbed young man rather then the promising young a...
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Robin Wiliams Enters Rehab

July 1st, 2014 10:00pm EDT
Robin Wiliams Enters Rehab
Robin Williams, who has spent decades battling addiction problems, has entered rehab again. The actor checked into the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota to maintain his sobriety.

The actor/comedian's rep told TMZ.com: "After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud."

Williams last went to rehab in 2006 for alcoholism. He was addicted to cocaine in the 70s and 80s.

The actor most recently starred in the CBS series "The Crazy Ones" opposite Sarah Michelle Gell...
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Arrested For Cocaine Possession

June 30th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Arrested For Cocaine Possession
Robert Downey, Jr.'s son Indio is seemingly following the same destructive path as his father. Robert had plenty of trouble in the past with drugs and alcohol, and his son Indio appears to be battling a similar demon.

Indio Downey, 20, was arrested on Sunday afternoon for possession of cocaine. Downey was a passenger in a car that was driving in West Hollywood when police officers drove next to the vehicle and noticed the passenger smoking a pipe. A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pulled the car over and searched it.

Cocaine was allegedly found on Indio, and he ...
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Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint

May 28th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint
While on tour in Peru, One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoked a marijuana joint on the way to a gig and video taped their antics.

The Dailymail.co.uk obtained the 5-minute video of the stars being taken to Peru's Estadio Nacional in Lima on April 27. It shows Tomlinson, 22, holding the camera. He says: "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days. What do you think, Zayn, about that kind of content?" Malik, 21, responds, "Very controversial."

In the video, Tomlinson references an "illegal substance" and "Mary Jane," another name for marijuana, while also saying ...
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10 Celebrities Who Secretly Went To Rehab

May 24th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
10 Celebrities Who Secretly Went To Rehab
Actor Zac Efron battled a cocaine addiction and dabbled with party drug Molly, prompting him to seek professional help in March 2013. He was treated for several weeks. He reportedly relapsed while filming the comedy Neighbors and headed back into rehab as soon as the movie was finished.

He told The Hollywood Reporter in April: "I was drinking a lot, way too much. It's never one specific thing. I mean, you're in your 20s, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know?

"Everything is thrown at you. I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did. But it was an interest...
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Sum 41 Star Deryck Whibley Posts Pics From Hospital Bed After Nearly Dying From Alcoholism

May 18th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Sum 41 Star Deryck Whibley Posts Pics From Hospital Bed After Ne
Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley has revealed to fans that he spent a month in the hospital after nearly dying from consuming too much alcohol.

On Friday, the Canadian rocker, 34, posted several photos of himself in a hospital bed. A few close-ups reveal large cuts and bruises on his arms, presumably from where doctors had taken his blood and inserted IVs.

The singer/guitarist explained on his website that years of alcohol abuse resulted in major damage to his liver and kidneys.

He wrote, "I've been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my tr...
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Jennifer Lawrence Puked At Madonna's Oscars Party

May 1st, 2014 11:00am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Apparently Jennifer Lawrence had a little too much to drink following the Academy Awards earlier this year. The actress reportedly vomited in front of Miley Cyrus during an after party at the March event.

Lawrence was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work on "American Hustle" and lost out to "12 Years A Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o. She reportedly admitted on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on an episode that will air May 21 that she and her best friend, Laura Simpson, got wasted at Madonna's post-Oscars bash.

An audience member told Us Weekly magazine: "Jen said she was so drun...
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Billy Joel Got Sick On Heroin

April 29th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Billy Joel Got Sick On Heroin
During a Town Hall event moderated by Howard Stern on Monday, singer Billy Joel discussed his one-time experience taking heroin. He said the drug inspired him to write the song "Scandanavian Skies" from his 1982 album "The Nylon Curtain."

"This was back in the late '70s I think. We were in Amsterdam, and there was all this stuff going on, so I said 'Let me see what this is like.' It got me so high I didn't know how to deal with it. You just get way out, just go to another place, and you're into the blues. All you want to hear is the blues. You start drooling, and you get sick," he explaine...
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8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

April 17th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

David Cassidy

Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...
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