Chris Brown just got confined for 90 days ... but not in jail ... in rehab.
Brown and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, were just in court for a progress report in the Rihanna beating case. TMZ broke the story ... the Probation Dept. notified the judge that Brown flew into yet another violent rage while he was in a Malibu rehab joint for anger management, and was thrown out of the facility after only 2 weeks. The Probation Dept. recommended live-in anger management rehab.
The judge agreed with Probation, and ordered Brown to check into a facility for 90 days, and the facility must be in L.A. County and approved by Probation.
The judge is letting Chris juggle his criminal cases and will let him fly to D.C. for court hearings on his criminal assault case.
Brown must also submit to drug testing at the rehab facility. He must also take any prescriptions recommended by the rehab place.
The judge also wants a report on the D.C. incident ... something that could result in Chris getting his probation yanked in the Rihanna case ... which could then result in prison time.
Drugs & Booze & Rehab
In 'Eastbound & Down' Cameo
11/18/2013 7:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
**SPOILER ALERT ( ... there, you've been warned) **
Lindsay Lohan went to Promises rehab center during her big time cameo on HBO's "Eastbound & Down" last night ... only this time, LiLo wasn't the one who needed the help, for once.
We broke the story ... Lohan shot her cameo months ago and was sworn to silence, since her role was a big part of the series finale of the show.
But last night, as we all said goodbye to Kenny Powers ... Lindsay (who played his adult daughter roughly 20 years in the future) waited for her dear old junkie dad as he emerged from the Promises rehab center ... the same place Lindsay sought treatment in real life in 2007.
It didn't really work for Lindsay ... she ended up going back to another rehab center in 2013.
As for Kenny -- hasta la vista, Flama Blanca.
I'm Close to Re-Signing With Clippers
11/17/2013 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom just confirmed to TMZ ... discussions are underway for a return to the team he loved -- the L.A. Clippers.
We got Lamar at LAX about an hour ago ... and he made it clear something is going on between him and the team.
Coach Doc Rivers said he met with Lamar Friday to have a chit chat and there is a buzz that serious negotiations are underway.
Lamar certainly wants back because we know he's been seriously training for the last month ... and as far as we know he's drug free.
'I've Always Had God'
11/15/2013 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown hit up a fancy restaurant Thursday night to celebrate his exit from anger management rehab ... and he made it clear -- he was not in search of God.
Brown was leaving Aventine in Hollywood at around midnight when a guy with an awesome beard ran interference for him.
Chris was mum on selling his house and moving West to the 'Bu.
He was more expressive when it came to GF Karrueche, who got a little something on the cheek courtesy of Chris.
OUT OF REHAB
On Community Service Beat
11/14/2013 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is out of rehab ... because he has something more pressing ... community service.
TMZ first reported ... Brown checked into a Malibu rehab facility for anger management 16 days ago ... after a street brawl in Washington D.C. in which he allegedly punched a guy in the face.
At the time ... we were told Brown could be in rehab for up to 3 months -- sources told us "The rehab facility has been told to take him [Brown] apart and put him back together."
Now ... a little more than two weeks after entering the program ... Brown has checked out.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ his client needed to get out of the facility to start the community service he's required to perform in the Rihanna case. As you may recall, the judge would not accept the hours Chris claimed he had done, and made him do it all over again.
Geragos would not say if rehab did the trick, but did tell us Chris will continue in outpatient therapy.
Bruce and Lamar
Best Buds In Malibu
11/12/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom has a savior ... and it turns out it's the other guy in the Kardashian house who left the Klan ... Bruce Jenner.
Sources connected to both Bruce and Lamar tell TMZ ... Lamar has been spending a lot of time with Bruce at his new home in Malibu. They spend hours together during which Bruce counsels Lamar on various life issues, including how to stay clean and whose company he should and shouldn't be keeping.
Bruce is telling confidantes Lamar is CLEAN -- free of drugs and alcohol.
We're told Bruce feels he's a positive influence on Lamar and can make a huge difference in his life. Bruce has told friends he loves Lamar and thinks he's a "good soul."
As Bruce told one friend, "Everybody's got s**t in their life and they need to learn how to deal with it. Lamar didn't deal with his very well."
Bruce is also telling friends ... Lamar is working out constantly and has not given up on his dream to return to the NBA.
And Bruce is saying ... it doesn't matter that Khloe is pulling the plug on her marriage ... he will stay close to Lamar because he genuinely cares for him.
... For Now
11/11/2013 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef is done being a pot-smoking reckless driver who carries around tons of cash ... at least that's what he says.
Keef was cruising out of LAX Saturday night -- and heading to an undisclosed rehab facility -- when he told us about the big life changes he's making.
C.K. clearly wants it to be known he's making changes ... but with Keef constantly flaunting his weed habit on Instagram ... and 3 positive drug tests for marijuana -- we gotta ask ...
Outta Jail and Headed for Cali Rehab ...Maybe
11/8/2013 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef’s a free man again ... sorta ... TMZ has learned he's been released from jail in Chicago and is supposed to check into rehab in California for his weed problems.
As TMZ reported … the 18-year-old rapper had been on probation for speeding ... but landed back in court this week after testing positive for marijuana on three random drug tests.
A Chicago judge ordered Keef to rehab ... 'cause he clearly can't stop smoking bud. But ... there's still the matter of his community service ... which he'll begin serving in Chicago after he finishes his stint at the California facility.
Keef's lawyer tells us... Chief left jail around 2:15 P.M. CST today … and his lawyer tells us he’ll arrive in LA either tomorrow or Sunday.
'See Y'all Later'
I'm Going Back to Jail
11/7/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
8:50 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Keef has failed 3 random drug tests ... and each time tested positive for marijuana. We're told Keef was sentenced yesterday to a drug rehab facility ... but he's currently being held in the Cook County jail until he can be transferred to the rehab center.
Chief Keef is headed back to jail ... and proudly blasted the news out to the world after a judge slapped him with a 90 day sentence.
Keef, aka Keith Cozart, tweeted ... "Judge Putting me Back in jail See y'all later."
A Chicago judge sent Keef to a jail rehab facility because he reportedly failed a random drug test.
As we previously reported ... the 18-year-old rapper gets tested as part of his probation for a speeding ticket -- cops clocked him doing 110 mph in a 55, back in May.
This is Chief's second F on a drug test -- just last month he got 20 days in jail, but was released 11 days early due to jail overcrowding.
For Alcohol Abuse
11/6/2013 2:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
“20/20” co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas has been MIA for weeks ... and now we know why -- she's been in rehab for alcohol abuse.
Vargas checked into rehab a couple weeks ago -- according to the NY Daily News -- and will remain in treatment for a few weeks more. She'll return to "20/20" when she's released from the rehab facility.
Vargas released a statement saying she suffers from addiction, claiming, "I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming."
She adds, "Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time."
ABC says it fully supports her and looks forward to welcoming Vargas back.
I Got Two Words
For Amanda Bynes
11/6/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has a two-word message for his former co-star Amanda Bynes ... and he tells TMZ, he wants to deliver it personally just as soon as she's allowed to have visitors.
Bell -- who co-starred with Bynes on "The Amanda Show" from 1999 to 2001 -- was at LAX when he stopped to talk about Amanda ... and our story that she would be released from rehab -- and back with her family -- by Christmas.
Drake says he reached out to his good friend a while ago ... and "as soon as she's allowed to make contact again I'd like to make sure she's alright."
As for the two-word message, it's some pretty good advice. Watch the clip.
Agrees to Anger Management
11/5/2013 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom just dodged a bullet -- he will NOT be prosecuted for damaging a photog's gear ... provided he keeps his nose clean and gets help with his anger issues.
TMZ has learned ... Lamar went to the L.A. City Attorney's Office Monday for an office hearing, along with his lawyer, Shawn Holley. A hearing officer told Lamar he would NOT be prosecuted for vandalism, provided that he pay for the damaged equipment. He was also told if he broke the law within a year's time from when the incident happened ... criminal charges would be filed.
Sources connected with Lamar tell TMZ ... he also agreed to get anger management counseling.
I'll Be Home For Christmas
11/5/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes will be home in her own bed by Christmas ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with her treatment tell TMZ ... Amanda's meds and psychological counseling have sufficiently stabilized her so her doctors will let her leave the Malibu rehab facility where she's been held since September.
As TMZ first reported ... Amanda was released from the UCLA psych ward and went to the rehab facility because the psych ward was freaking her out and preventing her from improving.
Doctors will release Amanda to her mom, who will then take her to the family house and provide supervision. The move will take place sometime next month.
We're told -- aside from the fact that the meds and therapy appear to be working -- doctors are concerned that Amanda is going stir crazy. She's not allowed to go outside because paparazzi are hanging out at the facility and the staff is worried if Amanda is around other patients and pictures are taken, it will compromise the others.
Calls to Amanda's parents' attorney, Tamar Arminak, were not returned.