Demi Lovato is furious at the producers of "X Factor," grousing that she was blindsided by a skit that mocked her addiction ... TMZ has learned.
Mario Lopez introduced a skit which showed clips of Demi drinking what looked like booze, acting annoying and off center.
Demi is extremely upset because addiction has turned her life upside down. It got so bad, she was living in a sober house for more than a year just to avoid temptation.
You can see her reaction on the show ... at one point it appears she says "That's f**ked up."
Demi's already said she's leaving the show, but now it's pretty clear ... for her it couldn't be soon enough.
We contacted reps for the show ... so far no word back.
I'll NEVER Bury the Hatchet
with Peter Hitchens
12/20/2013 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Matthew Perry is engaged in a war with a British journalist ... a war that has no end in sight -- and it's all over how the U.K. treats drug and alcohol addicts.
Perry was at LAX yesterday when we brought up his fiery exchange with Peter Hitchens on BBC's "Newsnight" ... in which Hitchens (who believes in stronger punishments for drug users) argued that addiction is nothing more than a "fantasy."
During the show, Hitchens went off on Perry and another guest ... saying, "Well you two believe in this fantasy of addiction, a complete fantasy, in which people lose all power over themselves and become victims of this terrible, frightening disease after which they cannot stop taking drugs. If you really believe that then you would presumably think that the best thing would be they never ever come in contact with those drugs."
Perry was furious ... calling his comments "ludicrous" and explaining, “I'm a drug addict. I'm a person that, if I have a drink, I can't stop. And so it would be following your ideology that I'm choosing to do that.”
Now that a few days have passed and the two have had a chance to cool down, we asked Perry if there was a chance they could ever be friends.
Perry made it clear ... Hitchens shouldn't ever expect a Christmas card.
He'll Leave Lockdown Rehab
For Toy Drive
12/19/2013 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown will spend Sunday on tragically-hip Melrose Ave. in L.A. ... curious indeed, since he's supposedly in lockdown rehab. But we've learned, the rehab joint gave him a day pass.
Chris won't be shopping in stores that sell overpriced, vintage gadgets. He's a featured celeb at the XMAS toy drive, where people come with unwrapped toys for underprivileged kids.
We're told Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran will be front and center to mingle with everyone.
As for why Chris got a pass ... 2 reasons. It's a worthy event, and we're told the rehab folks actually think it will be good for Chris' treatment -- to show how satisfying it is to participate in non-violent activities.
Judge REVOKES Probation
12/16/2013 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is in trouble ... again. The judge in the Rihanna beating case has just REVOKED his probation because of the fresh assault charges filed in Washington D.C.
Brown was in court for a progress hearing. The judge felt the criminal complaint in D.C. is enough proof that Chris did NOT obey all laws ... which he's required to do while on probation
The judge did not remand Chris into custody, because hizzoner was impressed by Chris' progress in his anger management rehab. The judge will hold a hearing on the matter in February, and it's possible he could sentence Chris to time in the pokey.
The judge also ordered Chris NOT to use medical marijuana for the time being.
TMZ broke the story ... Brown was popped in Oct. for felony assault -- later reduced to a misdemeanor -- and the L.A. County Probation Dept. launched an investigation.
We just got hold of the progress report (above) -- filed with the court -- from Chris' anger management program. According to the document, Brown participates in a weekly boot camp and successfully completed a 12-hour ropes course "to enhance team-building skills and trust."
The clinical team says Chris has been making progress and has new psychotropic drugs that seem to be working. He's been taken off medical marijuana. The team says his ability to "emotionally regulate himself" has markedly improved.
I'm Way Too Famous
For Malibu Rehab
12/12/2013 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef has been moved from a fancy Malibu rehab facility because the media just can't get enough of him.
Keef's lawyer tells us the rapper is no longer at Promises ... he's been moved to another rehab facility in Southern California because of the "overwhelming media attention" he was getting in Malibu.
We're told Keef -- aka Keith Cozart -- still has about 60 days of court-ordered treatment to go ... as he deals with his weed issues.
Attorney Leah Starkman says since Chief won't be home for Christmas ... home will come to him .... arrangements are being made to fly his family out from Chicago.
In a Better Place
12/12/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Good news dog lovers -- Amanda Bynes' canine (the one she accidentally soaked in gasoline back in July while setting a neighbor's driveway on fire) has been placed in a new home ... far, far away from Amanda and flammables.
Sources close to the Bynes family tell us, Sherbert was taken away from Amanda after she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold in the summer.
While she was in rehab, we're told Amanda's parents cared for Sherbert ... but have since given him away to a family friend because Sherbert didn't get along with the Bynes family's other dogs.
Sad for Amanda ... as we reported, the actress desperately loved the dog and begged to see Sherbert while she was getting inpatient treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Safe to say, lil Sherb survived some dark days -- here's that video of Amanda rushing to a nearby liquor store to clean him after the near-charring.
CHECKS INTO Rehab
12/10/2013 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Shankman -- the guy who directed "Hairspray" and several eps of "Glee" -- has reportedly checked into rehab.
Shankman's rep told US Weekly ... "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
The rep did not say WHY the 49-year-old is in rehab.
Seems Shankman is following his friend Zac Efron's lead -- as we previously reported, Zac sought treatment TWICE earlier this year for cocaine.
Shankman was also tight with "Glee" star Cory Monteith ... who died back in July after struggling with substance abuse.
Secret Weapon In Demi Lovato's Addiction Battle
12/10/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez went to rehab ... but NOT for herself.
Selena showed up to provide moral support for her good friend, Demi Lovato ... who has successfully been fighting her addictions for two years.
Demi -- who actually lived in a sober living home for more than a year -- showed up to speak to a recovery group ... something she rarely does, and Selena came along for the ride to support her.
We're told ... Demi spoke to the group for an hour ... telling a pretty inspiring personal survival story.
The "X Factor" judge has publicly acknowledged struggling with anorexia, bulimia and cutting ... stories she recalled in vivid detail. Demi went on to say she wanted to surround herself with positive influences, which is why she chose to live in the facility for an extended period and why she values Selena as a friend.
Props to Selena ... and Demi.
Life After Rehab
Enrolls In Fashion School
12/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is wasting no time trying to rebuild her life after rehab ... and plans to hit the books at a private design school because she wants to become a fashion designer, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Amanda tell us she's enrolled as a student at FIDM -- the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising -- registering under an alias for 2 classes at the Orange County campus.
As we reported ... Amanda was sprung from rehab in Malibu last week and released to her parents' care. She was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
We're told ... the people close to Amanda believe school will help ease her back into society by giving her some sort of structure for her life. She's taking a light class load -- by design -- and will be escorted to and from her classes.
We're also told ... the treatment that began in rehab will continue during the school year ... Amanda will juggle her classes with 4-times-a-week therapy sessions.
Fit to Walk the Dog
After Leaving Rehab
12/5/2013 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes is coherent and accepting compliments from the paparazzi again ... and sounds better than she has in more than a year.
Bynes took the family dogs for a walk with her parents today ... after she was sprung from a Malibu rehab facility earlier this week. She'd been getting treatment there for mental illness since September.
We asked Amanda all sorts of questions ... but there was only one topic she really wanted to discuss. Check out the video.
Worth noting: the dog Bynes almost torched in a driveway fire in July ... was not on the walk.
Home for the Holidays
After Release from Treatment Center
12/5/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes has been sprung from the Malibu rehab facility where she'd been getting inpatient treatment for her mental illness.
As TMZ first reported ... Amanda's meds and counseling had stabilized her condition -- bipolar disorder and schizophrenia -- to the point where doctors felt she could be released to her mother's supervision.
According to the attorney for Amanda's mom -- the actress is now at her mother's house, and will still be receiving outpatient treatment.
Bynes had been at The Canyon treatment center since September ... following her stay at UCLA psych ward.
Amanda still has to deal with a DUI charge. As we told you, a judge has ruled her competent to stand trial ... though a plea bargain seems likely.
Josh Brolin & Diane Lane
Gimme My Name Back!
12/2/2013 10:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are officially divorced ... this according to court documents obtained by TMZ ... and it's clear, Diane is looking to get her old identity back.
Lane -- who recently appeared in "Man of Steel" -- initially filed the divorce docs back in February, seeking to end the marriage that began in 2004. Lane had cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split.
The docs, filed November 27 in L.A. County Superior Court, show that Diane and Josh have some sort of private financial arrangement ... and she's checked the box to NOT seek spousal support outside of their arrangement.
Diane -- who legally went by Diane Lane Brolin -- also restored her last name to just Diane Lane.
Child support won't be an issue -- 'cause the couple has no children together.
As for Brolin, the "No Country for Old Men" actor is currently in rehab after several drunken incidents last month. He recently told TMZ he's swearing off booze for good.
Chris Brown in Rehab
Take My Phone & Internet
But Let Me Keep My Weed!!!
11/27/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown surrendered his phone and the Internet while in rehab for anger management, TMZ has learned -- but he didn't give up his weed without a fight.
When Chris enrolled in his court-ordered rehab joint after last week's progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case ... he asked the rehab staff if he could bring his weed along.
Chris told staff the Mary Jane was prescribed by a doctor for a medical condition -- depression -- but the staff rejected his request. We're told Chris kicked up a stink, claiming pot makes him calm, but the staff was unbending.
As we reported, the judge in the case ordered Brown to enroll in a live-in anger management facility for 90 days following his previous stint in anger rehab, when he was booted after just two weeks ... ironically because he flew into a violent rage.
Hopefully the no-weed rule won't exacerbate Chris's anger problems. They won't like him when he's angry.