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Darryl Strawberry Khloe Is Saving Lamar's Life ... I Should Know

10/23/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1022_darryl-strawberry_lamar_khloe_gettyDarryl Strawberry says Khloe Kardashian's decision to call off the divorce from Lamar Odom didn't just save their marriage ... but maybe Lamar's life ... because LO desperately needs her love and support to get back on his feet.

Strawberry knows what he's talking about -- he not only battled drug addiction during the height of his MLB career (he's now sober) but also runs a treatment center for recovering addicts.

So, when we asked him about the Odom situation, he stressed that Khloe is CRUCIAL to his recovery.

"Lamar stands a much better chance with her by his side. When you stand and confront your problems as man and wife, it makes you stronger. It did for me."

"Most people aren't going to care, so many people walk away. But if they face all these things together I hope that with the help of God he can get his life back in order."

FYI -- Strawberry met his current wife Tracy at a Narcotics Anonymous convention in 2003 and they have since written a book called, "The Imperfect Marriage," to help people in broken relationships.

In fact, Darryl says he wants to offer up his expertise to Lamar and Khloe -- "If they need anything, we're here with prayers and support."

Blake Shelton Furious Over 'Rehab' Cover Sues Magazine for Millions

10/19/2015 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1019-blake-shelton-TMZ-01Blake Shelton has just declared war on In Touch -- suing the magazine over a cover insinuating he checked into rehab after his split from Miranda Lambert ... and he's looking for MILLIONS. 

Shelton's beef is over a September 28th cover that featured a picture of Blake along with the headline, "Rehab for Blake ... He Finally Hits Rock Bottom."

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In his lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by Shelton's attorney Larry Stein, Shelton says he's NOT in rehab and has no plans to go to rehab -- and he wants to set the record straight by suing In Touch's parent company, Bauer Media. 

In fact, Blake calls BS on several specific lines from the article, including:

-- "Blake has hit rock bottom" 
--  "His friends are terrified that he could end up dead at this rate"
-- "Blake's drinking and womanizing are what helped torpedo his 4-year marriage"
-- Mr. Shelton was "caught" by Ms. Lambert with "a bunch of naked women" in their home 
-- "His close friends have talked about an intervention"

Blake wants AT LEAST $2 MILLION to make things right. 

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Scott Disick Checks into Rehab ... For His Kids

10/14/2015 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1012-scott-disick-tmz-01Scott Disick is back in rehab ... partly in hopes of winning a victory in his child custody battle. 

Sources connected to Disick tell us he checked in last weekend to a facility in Malibu, and has not only admitted he has a problem ... but cut ties with some of his usual party pals.

We're told Disick took the leap because of his kids -- he's gunning for unsupervised visits. He's told friends Kourtney Kardashian won't let him have unsupervised visitation until she knows he's clean. Us Weekly first reported Scott's effort to get clean. 

Disick made an abbreviated run at rehab earlier this year when he went to a center in Costa Rica that used hallucinogenic plants for treatment. He lasted a week before bailing.

Scott's decision to enter rehab came, coincidentally, just as Lamar Odom was going off the rails in Nevada. 

CC Sabathia I'm Going to Rehab ... Issues with Alcohol

10/5/2015 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1005-cc-sabathia-GETTY-01NY Yankees superstar CC Sabathia has just announced he's checking into rehab for issues with alcohol. 

The 2007 Cy Young award winning pitcher just issued a statement saying, "Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease."

"I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series. It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player."

Sabathia says he has the full support of the Yankees organization and expects to return to the team next season and continue "playing the game that brings me so much happiness."

Sabathia reportedly made $23 million this season. 

The announcement comes months after TMZ Sports broke the story that Sabathia was involved in a street brawl outside of a nightclub in Toronto following a Yankees game. Sabathia had to be held back from hecklers who were saying the Yankees suck. 

Chet Hanks I Was Wrong to Fight for 'N-Word' ... It Was the Cocaine Talking

10/1/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Hanks' son is waving the white flag in his crusade to use the n-word ... admitting he was off the rails due to drug addiction and the pressure of being Tom's kid.

A few months ago Chet Hanks -- who raps under the name Chet Haze -- ranted about his right to say the n-word whenever and wherever he wanted ... but now says, "It's not my place to speak on it and I'm genuinely sorry for the people that I offended."

The reason for his about face ... rehab. Chet says he's been getting treatment for cocaine addiction that got so bad his nose was clogged. He adds that being Tom Hanks' son isn't all silver spoons. In fact, he thinks that's part of the reason he got so screwed up.

NBA's Ty Lawson I Didn't Need Rehab ... But I Did Learn Stuff

9/30/2015 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0930-ty-lawson-tmz-01Houston Rockets star Ty Lawson says he does NOT believe he's an alcoholic ... despite 2 DUI arrests this year ... saying he just made "two dumb mistakes" and didn't really need to go to rehab. 

Lawson just opened up about his stint at Cliffside Malibu, where he was ordered to complete a 30 day program stemming from his January DUI in Colorado, telling Yahoo Sports the experience was "eye-opening," but not completely necessary.

"I still honestly don’t think I would’ve had to go in there if it wasn’t court ordered. I just made two dumb mistakes. But I did take things from the [rehabilitation facility]."

As for what he learned, Lawson says ... he learned "what triggers are" and "what forces someone to drink."

Lawson says being around people at the facility who had bottomed out from booze gave him a new perspective on the dangers of drinking -- "I didn't think alcoholism got that bad. But it does."

"There were people who were pushed into [the rehab facility] by family, and then me, who was court ordered. Just to see that it can get that bad, that you can die. You may not see that as a person until you’re already there."

Lawson has a busy month ahead of him -- he's due in court in L.A. stemming from his July DUI on October 9th ... and his Colorado DUI case goes back in front of the judge on October 16th. 

Josh Duggar Checks Into Rehab

8/26/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0826-josh-duggar-instagram-01Josh Duggar checked into a rehab facility yesterday in the wake of his confession he was using the Ashley Madison website to cheat on his wife.

The Duggar family says it's a "long-term treatment center" ... but does not say what kind of treatment he's getting. While Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, have rarely admonished him ... they're directly ripping him now, saying ... "His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

They added Josh's wife, Anna, is also getting counseling for her "heart and future" -- and they're praying Josh comes to "complete repentance and sincere change."

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John Stamos Out of Rehab I'm Only Into Punch Now

7/24/2015 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-john-stamos-out-of-rehab-TWITTER-01John Stamos is still a fighter after completing a sting in rehab for substance abuse.

John spent 30-days in a live-in facility after his DUI arrest in Bev Hills last month. As we reported, we were told he had substance abuse issues that developed over a substantial period of time.

Stamos was so messed up when he was arrested he was rushed to the hospital.

It looks like rehab did him good. Welcome back, John.

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Kim Richards Done With Rehab! ... Takes Off Overnight

7/14/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0713-kim-richards-tmz-01Kim Richards made it a full month in rehab, and then bolted out of the joint in the middle of the night ... TMZ has learned, and the timing could be directly tied to her family.

Sources say Kim packed her bags, and left the Malibu facility over the weekend -- fleeing under the cover of darkness. Although she lasted more than 30 days ... we're told she'd had enough because she wasn't getting along with the staff, including the doctors.

The timing is interesting, since her whole family was across the pond for Nicky Hilton's wedding in London. As we first reported ... her sis Kyle is taking a tough love approach.

Things had been going well for Kim in treatment. She was all smiles when immediate family members came to visit her on July 4th weekend. 

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'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon Back in Rehab After Bloody Window Smashing Incident

7/13/2015 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0710_Nicholas-Brendon_tmz"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon has checked himself back into rehab after a bizarre incident where cops found him bleeding in an alley. 

According to law enforcement sources ... Brendon got into an argument on July 3 with a woman at her apartment, smashed a window with his bare hands ... and then bolted. Firefighters responded and found Brendon in an alley, bleeding from the hands.

0710_THE-BROKEN-WINDOW_subBrendon was transported to a hospital, but did not get arrested.  He checked himself into rehab 3 days later.

This latest incident and trip to rehab comes on the heels of several bizarre incidents involving Brendon -- including two arrests this year at comic book conventions.

John Stamos Substance Abuse Issues Built Over Time

7/11/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0711-john-stamos-TMZ-02John Stamos has been in rehab for more than 2 weeks now ... TMZ has learned.

Stamos checked into a residential treatment facility on June 24, according to our sources. That was 12 days after his DUI bust in Beverly Hills.

Sources tell TMZ ... Stamos' issues are not a recent development. We're told he's getting treatment for a substance abuse problem that "developed over a period of time."

You'll recall ... when Stamos was arrested, the officers felt he was in dire need of medical attention and rushed him to a hospital. He was released the next day.

John Stamos Checks Into Rehab

7/10/2015 5:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0710_john_stamos_tmzJohn Stamos is in rehab ... five weeks after he was arrested for DUI.

The 51-year-old actor is in a residential program for substance abuse. TMZ broke the story ... Stamos got busted in Beverly Hills on June 12.

Cops cuffed the former "Full House" star on the scene, but then rushed him to a hospital for treatment ... believing he was suffering from a serious medical condition.

People first reported Stamos' rehab stint.

He's scheduled to be in court for the DUI in September.

Kim Richards Forced to Ditch Her House … Before Rehab Return

6/8/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Returning to rehab was Kim Richards' best option because she's fallen on hard times, financially ... and had to pack up and leave her house. 

After Kim's disaster of a Mexican vacay ... we're told she returned to the house she rents in the Valley -- featured on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- merely to box her belongings and put them in storage. Our sources say she could no longer foot the bill, especially with her 'RHOBH' gig so up in the air. 

Kim checked back into rehab earlier this week, and will remain there for the next 30-60 days. 

When she gets out ... there’s talk she’ll rent something smaller, like a condo, on LA’s west side. 

On the bright side of things ... Kim’s rental house was a magnet for bad luck. At least 3 people were attacked by her dog Kingsley there, and of course, there's the whole relapse thing

Change could be good.

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