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AJ McLean Aaron Carter Needs My Help ... I'm Calling Him Today!!!

9/25/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

AJ McLean thinks he's the guy who can take Aaron Carter under his wing and help him get back on the road to recovery ... because he had to do it himself 3 times.

We got the Backstreet Boys singer out at The Commons at Calabasas Friday ... he tells us he's reaching out to Aaron right away because he's worried and hopes to talk some sense into him.

AJ says Aaron's like a little brother and he knows exactly what he's going through ... and he's going to try his best to save him. As for Aaron's real brother, Nick ... AJ suggests he's frustrated with the whole situation because once again -- he knows from experience.

As we've reported ... family members have been worried about Aaron for weeks now, and cops rushed to his house Thursday after getting a call he was under the influence of something.

Aaron Carter Background Check Flagged During Gun Purchase Attempt

9/24/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter's plan to buy a gun got thwarted by a computer.

As we reported ... a 911 caller told cops Aaron tried to buy a gun but got turned down. We spoke to the manager at the Florida gun shop, who says the singer was automatically denied after his background check got flagged. It's unclear what triggered the alarm. 

The staff also noticed Aaron's odd behavior -- he was jumpy, bragging about himself and hitting on girls at the shop. The manager said he appeared unhinged. 

As we reported ... cops rushed to Aaron's house 3 times in a 24-hour span earlier this month after someone called fearing he'd relapse or hurt himself. Cops rushed to his house again Friday, and he finally decided to enter rehab.

Aaron Carter On His Way to Rehab

9/22/2017 2:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter is finally giving in and checking into rehab, TMZ has learned, the day after police rushed to his home to do a welfare check.

TMZ broke the story ... cops in Florida responded when someone reported Aaron seemed high on something during a FaceTime conversation. Aaron's rep tells us, "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible," adding Aaron's grateful for the support and love from his fans.

We're told Aaron went back and forth for a while, but finally agreed to get help.

As we reported, Aaron taped an episode of 'Doctors' last month, but fled the studio at the first mention of him going into rehab. Family members have also been concerned he's relapsing.

As of now he's agreeing to check into a program, but as one source put it ... his decision "changes every hour."

Oscar De La Hoya On Lingerie Pics: 'Bad Time In My Life'

9/7/2017 8:17 AM PDT
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Oscar De La Hoya is addressing those infamous lingerie photos that have followed him around for years -- saying they were taken at a "bad time in my life" ... but he's a better person now.

The boxing legend was asked about the shots during an interview with "The Breakfast Club" -- when Charlamagne Tha God (of course) wanted to know the real story behind the pics of Oscar dressed up in fishnets. 

"Just a bad time in my life," Oscar said ... "That's it."

Oscar didn't expand on why it was a bad time -- but noted the pics were taken 10 years ago ... before his 3 stints in rehab for substance abuse.

De La Hoya was asked if the pics have hurt his career as a boxing promoter -- but he shot that down saying he's only gotten "better" in his personal and professional life since the photos were taken. 

"In America, you have the opportunity to rise and shine and get better and be better ... and that's exactly what I've done."

Lamar Odom Eyeing BIG3 Comeback ... Says College Coach

8/10/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom's seriously considering a basketball comeback ... and his sights are set on Ice Cube's BIG3 league -- so says a man who's been tight with L.O. since college.

TMZ Sports spoke with Lamar's Rhode Island coach, Jim Harrick -- who says he just talked to Odom the other day -- and says the basketball star is pumped about the idea of joining Cube's 3-on-3 league. 

It's actually a change of heart for Odom -- who previously told Harrick he wanted to hang up his sneakers for good ... "but this 3-on-3 has got him excited!"

Coach says Odom still has a ways to go health-wise ... but "if he can get in shape, he can play with anybody." 

Odom says he's sober now -- and vows to stay clean for his family. 

DMX Checks into Rehab

4/28/2017 3:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is getting help at a rehab facility ... TMZ has learned ... on the heels of postponing concert dates.

Sources connected with DMX tell us he checked himself in Thursday night at a treatment center in Southern California. We're told X went voluntarily, but his manager, Pat Gallo, and ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, had encouraged the move.

The rapper has been to rehab before while battling substance abuse issues for years.

As we first reported, X had to cancel 3 shows this week due to what his rep called a "medical emergency." We're told he flew to Cali to get help because he felt he was "moving to a dark place" and wanted to make sure he stayed on the right path.

Sources at DMX's show in Brooklyn last week tell us he was drinking heavily beforehand.

In a statement, Gallo apologized to X's fans for the postponed shows, and says, "It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer."

He added, "We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support."

Ben Affleck Jennifer's Got My Back

3/15/2017 9:47 AM PDT

Ben Affleck's support system is right in front of him ... literally.

Ben and Jennifer Garner were out Wednesday in Santa Monica just 1 day after Ben announced he completed rehab.

As we reported, their divorce is still full steam ahead ... but they are serious co-parents who not only get along ... they still support each other.

Ben Affleck Completes Rehab

3/14/2017 3:29 PM PDT
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Ben Affleck announced he's just completed a stint in rehab.

Sources tell us he was at a facility almost immediately after the Oscars 2 weeks ago. 

Ben says he took it upon himself to get help because he had renewed problems with alcohol abuse. A source familiar with the situation says the problem has been going on "a long time."

It's not Ben's first time in rehab. He went to Promises in Malibu back in 2001 for alcohol abuse.

There have been reports he was reconciling with Jennifer Garner and she was dropping the divorce, but our sources say that is not true.  

Ben says, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I've set out to do."

WWE's Sunny I Tried To Save Chyna Right Before She Died

2/4/2017 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE legend Tammy Sytch says she has "tremendous guilt feelings" about the death of her good friend, Chyna ... admitting she failed to get her the help she needed when she saw Chyna struggling.

Sytch -- aka Sunny -- was on her way to court-ordered rehab this week when she told us Chyna's death has been on her mind for months. The two were very close and would FaceTime every night.

The Hall of Famer says she recognized Chyna was going down a bad path and tried to convince her to go to rehab -- but she refused, and died while Sytch was seeking treatment for herself.

Obviously, Chyna's death isn't Tammy's fault ... but Sytch says she wishes she could've gotten her friend to see the light. Chyna passed away in April after overdosing on Rx pills and booze.

As for Tammy ... her next stop is another stint in rehab to combat her ongoing alcohol issues -- and she says she's receiving the full support of the WWE.

WWE Hall of Famer Released from Prison ... Going to Rehab

2/3/2017 11:09 AM PST
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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch -- aka "Sunny" -- has been released from prison and is currently on her way back to a rehab center ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 44-year-old wrestling legend was locked up back in September for violating her probation stemming from a DUI case. 

She was released Friday and paroled to go to a rehab center. We spoke with Sytch via text messages and she confirmed she's on the way. 

Sytch has struggled with substance abuse over the years -- and was arrested for DUI 3 times in 2015

She insists she wants to get and stay clean and turn her life around. 

[H/T ProWrestlingSheet

Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... Vows to Get Her Back

1/17/2017 11:41 AM PST
Breaking News

Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back.

Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I want my wife back."

"Khloe is important to me," Lamar said ... "She's been through all of this with me and she stood right by my side so I just wanna repay her."

The issue, of course, is that Khloe not only filed for divorce ... and got it finalized ... she's already moved on to another NBA star, Tristan Thompson.

Still, Odom says he has a message for Khloe and the other family members he cares about.

"I just want to tell them I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy ... that in my addiction I didn't know who I was ... so I couldn't take care of myself. I damn sure couldn't take care of anybody else."

Lamar Odom: 'I Was Basically Committing Suicide' ... Before Rehab

1/17/2017 11:24 AM PST
Breaking News

Lamar Odom says he was in a "dark place" before his 2015 drug overdose in Nevada ... and admits his addiction was so bad he was "basically committing suicide." 

Odom opened up about his past on "The Doctors" ... saying, "I wasn't in a good place mentally before that incident happened." 

He even referenced Khloe Kardashian.

"My wife at the time ... we were going through some things and I was in a dark place."

The show tracked Odom's journey through a 30 day stint at rehab -- where he addressed his demons head on.

Before the stint, Odom was asked if he was ashamed of some of the choices he's made. 

"Hell yeah. They were despicable. I was basically committing suicide."

Odom says he "conquered" the treatment and insists he's a changed man ... saying, "I want to get high off of life now."

Lamar Odom Checking Out of Rehab ... 'Doing Much Better'

1/5/2017 9:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom has completed a 35 day stint in rehab and will be heading back to his home in L.A. today ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Lamar initially checked into the San Diego treatment facility last month as a preventative measure fearing the anniversary of his son's death in 2006 would drive him back to drugs.

He was also struggling with the recent finalization of his divorce from Khloe Kardashian

Sources close to Lamar tell us he's doing much better now after "successfully completing the program" and looks forward to getting on with his life back in Los Angeles.

Here's hoping he finds a clean bill of health in 2017.

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