Kesha is money ... well actually not anymore, because she's dropped the $ from her name.
Sources connected to the singer tell TMZ ... she wants a fresh start after her 60 days in rehab for an eating disorder, and the moniker she uses in her name reminds her of her "old self."
So from now on, it's simply Kesha.
We're told she's spending a lot of time with a therapist who will continue what she calls a work in progress.
Kesha is also following the advice she got in rehab -- get rid of the negative people in her life who contributed to the problems in her life that led to the eating disorder.
Everyone's a work in progress, so congrats Kesha for being self-aware.
Eating Disorder Survivor
3/7/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ke$ha wants everyone to know ... she's still standing after her stint in rehab for her eating disorder.
The singer looks good after her 60 days of intensive therapy.
Ke$ha arrived at LAX and certainly looked happy. She says she's working on music again and feels great.
Ke$ha originally was supposed to spend 30 days in rehab, but she stayed twice as long ... on her own accord.
Prior to entering the facility , she had dumped a ton of weight and looked painfully thin.
Justin's Ass-Kissing Won't Work
3/5/2014 8:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez isn't falling for Justin Bieber's old tricks anymore ... she's exercising her rehab knowledge and slamming the door shut on any future relationship.
Sources close to Selena tell us ... Selena scoffed at Biebs' Instagram photo of her at an Oscars party with the caption, "Most elegant princess in the world." Sorry J.B. ... we're told she laughed out loud when she saw it, saying it was stupid and childish.
Selena's party line ... she went to rehab to get over Justin and it worked. The reality ... she went to rehab for booze and weed. Good luck, Selena.
I'm Not Mad at Rihanna
For Banging Drake Again
3/4/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is all good with Drake doing the midnight jockey ride with Rihanna -- even though she caused MAJOR BEEF between them for years.
Sources close to Chris tell TMZ ... the singer is copacetic over the duo rekindling their romance. Chris has his mind on his money ... focusing on making a comeback.
You'll recall ... all the quien es mas macho over Rihanna triggered an all-out war at WIP nightclub in NYC back in 2012 ... when the Brown/Drake posses got into a bottle throwing fight.
TMZ broke the story ... doctors at the rehab facility where he just finished a 90-day stint have diagnosed the singer with bipolar disorder.
Maybe the meds are working.
Anger Triggered By Bipolar Disorder
2/28/2014 11:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ... and that's why he has had such anger issues ... this according to new court docs.
Chris was in court today for a progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case. Documents were filed by the facility where Chris just completed 90 days of anger management therapy. In fact, Chris stayed longer, just completing 95 days.
In the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- an official from the rehab facility wrote that ... in addition to his diagnosis ... Chris was self-medicating inappropriately.
The facility writes, "Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD." They never explain the cause of the PTSD. The letter also says Chris was diagnosed with Bipolar II.
The letter says Chris is on meds for the bipolar and other conditions.
Chris has learned various relaxation exercises, according to the letter, and he's tested negative for drugs, including weed, during his stay.
The facility says he's doing really well. It says he gets up at 5 AM and works hard. They say he's been especially good with community service, saying, "Mr. Brown's attitude has been beyond exemplary in regard to his community service responsibilities."
Honored By Ex-Felons
He's One Of Us Now
2/26/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown was just honored for his good works in the community ... by a group of ex-felons.
Chris was given the "Second Chance At Loving Life Award" by 2ndCall -- an organization that works with ex-cons and "others who society disregards" by helping them with anger management and self-esteem issues.
Leaders of the group tell TMZ ... so much negative attention is focused on Chris' hijinks ... they wanted to celebrate his good deeds -- like the time he donated 1,000 pairs of kicks to poor kids.
2ndCall says if it's able to help convicted murderers win a second chance ... then surely Chris deserves another shot, too ... and says it hopes to partner with him on more charitable projects.
Anger Management Grad
Pursues Music Career
2/23/2014 7:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown finally threw something that didn't get him in trouble ... his cap, because he's graduated from an exclusive anger management rehab school in Malibu ... and he's back to making music.
Brown was at Universal City Walk shooting a music video over the weekend.
Chris has completed his 90 days of live-in rehab, after the judge in the Rihanna beating case ordered him to attend ... or else.
You'll recall ... Chris entered a rehab facility on his own, shortly after getting arrested for assaulting a dude in D.C., but he was booted out after going into a rage and throwing a rock through his mom's car window.
Climb every mountain, Chris.
Out of Rehab and Chi-Town ...
2/20/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef is out of rehab and knows exactly what he needs to get his life back on track ... some high-grade California sunshine.
Keef's attorney tells TMZ, Chief completed his rehab stint in Orange County, CA -- where he was working on his weed addiction -- and immediately flew back to Chicago to visit his daughter, but he's not staying long.
We're told Keef is planning to move to L.A. ... where he can work on new music in his recording studio. The last thing holding him back in Chi-town is a progress hearing in court Feb. 28.
Why the sudden infatuation with Cali? Well, medical marijuana is legal ... but he went to rehab. So that can't be it.
Arrested for DUI
... Her Pit Bull Goes to Pokey Too
2/19/2014 8:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bree freed her pup Petey after she got out of jail. We're told she had to pay $100 to get him out of Animal Control custody.
Bree Walker, a famous 80s news anchor and reporter ... was busted for DUI in Orange County, CA -- and her poor dog was also taken into custody ... TMZ has learned.
Anaheim police arrested Walker around 12:30 AM Wednesday after she was initially pulled over for running a red light.
Police smelled booze ... put her through a field sobriety test -- which they say she failed -- and 61-year-old Walker was taken to jail.
Law enforcement sources tell us Walker's pit bull Petey was in the car with her, but since Bree lives in L.A. County ... no one was available to pickup the dog. We're told animal control took custody of Petey.
Walker -- who was once married to famed sportscaster Jim Lampley -- was booked for misdemeanor DUI, and released a few hours later ... aka once she sobered up.
Unclear at this point if she sprung Petey yet.
Walker worked local news in New York, L.A., and San Diego -- and did a stint in rehab for booze a few years ago.
Born with a congenital condition called syndactylism -- a fusing of fingers and/or toes -- Walker was also a famous advocate for the disabled.
Back to Boozing
After Rehab Stint
2/17/2014 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez is hitting the bottle hard after bailing from rehab just weeks ago.
Selena proudly re-embraced alcohol by posting this happy hour selfie on Instagram. We've confirmed there's booze beneath that whipped cream.
TMZ previously reported ... Selena checked into The Meadows last month to rid herself of alcohol, weed and Ambien ... and Justin Bieber. She bailed 2 weeks into the 45-day program to go to Sundance and then said she was cured so she didn't need to return.
Selena's rep claims she's got no problems handling her liquor. But when you're calling your cocktails "dessert before dinner" ... you may want to think about the next 12 steps.
Judge Praises Mom for Job Well Done
2/11/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes has made progress by leaps and bounds, and today the judge in her conservatorship case credited her mother for the shocking progress.
TMZ broke the story ... Lynn Bynes became Amanda's conservator during her darkest hours -- after she started a fire in a neighbor's driveway and soaked her dog in gasoline. TMZ first reported doctors later diagnosed her with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Today Lynn and Rick Bynes appeared in Oxnard court ... to sort out Lynn's duties as conservator.
The judge made it short and sweet, saying, "Good job, Mrs. Bynes. Well done."
Amanda is now living at her parent's home and is attending fashion design classes in the O.C.
Thanks Loyal Fans for Rehab Support
WITH WINE PHOTO!
2/11/2014 9:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
CHEERS! Selena Gomez wants her fans to know she appreciates all the support she received during her rehab stint -- where she went for alcohol abuse -- and she's showing her love ... with a glass of wine.
TMZ broke the story ... Gomez bailed early on rehab -- where she also sought treatment for pot and Rx Ambien -- just 14 days into a 6-week program ... in order to attend the Sundance Film Festival.
Much to the rehab facility's dismay, Selena decided not to return to treatment because -- as she told her people -- she felt as though she was cured.
Now she's thanking her fans for all their love on Instagram -- with the most ironic photo ever -- writing, "I've done everything I could to the best of my ability. Thank you for the unconditional love and cyber hugs. You inspire me."
The pic -- showing Selena holding a glass of wine of all things -- was snapped about 6 months ago while she was on a boat, so it's not like she's fallen off the wagon ... it's just a hilarious picture to post given the circumstances.
Wife Files for Divorce
2/11/2014 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
David Cassidy's wife will file for divorce this morning ... ending their 23-year marriage ... TMZ has learned.
Sue Cassidy is not saying whether the decision to divorce has anything to do with David's ongoing and often losing battle with alcohol ... but she tells TMZ, "I'm glad David is getting the help he needs and I am confident he will come back better and stronger than ever."
David was arrested last month in L.A. for DUI and is currently in rehab. This is his 3rd DUI arrest.
The couple has been together for 28 years and have a son, Beau, 23.
Sue says the decision to divorce isn't coming out of the blue, saying, "This has been looming for some time." But she adds, "I am truly heartbroken that our marriage is ending."
We're told the couple has been living separately for 4 months.