Chris Brown was thrown out of the Malibu rehab facility Friday for violating 3 internal rules ... including a special rule imposed specifically on him -- STAY AT LEAST 2 FEET FROM THE WOMEN.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the rehab facility imposed the 2-foot rule because of the Rihanna case -- specifically, that he beat her. The people who run the facility imposed the highly unusual rule, and we're told Chris violated it by touching elbows and hands with a woman.
As for the 2 other violations, we're told Chris left the facility last week on an authorized outing, but when he returned he was told to submit to a random drug test and he refused. Our sources say he later took the test and the results were negative, but the initial refusal was a violation of rules.
And the third violation ... the facility claims Chris made a mockery of rehab during a group session with some harsh comments.
Our sources say Chris was also in some sort of sexual encounter with a woman at the facility at the beginning of the month, but for some reason that is not part of the basis for booting him.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested Friday because he violated the order of the judge in the Rihanna case ... the judge required him to stay in rehab for anger management until mid-April, when his Washington D.C. assault case ran its course.
He's currently being held in jail without bail. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, will appear in court Monday with Brown in an attempt to get him freed. We're guessing Geragos will ask for house arrest until the D.C. trial.
Arrested for DUI
3/17/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef really does hate being sober -- TMZ has learned, the rapper was popped for DUI ... less than two weeks after he left rehab for weed.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Keef was pulled over in Highland Park, IL early in the AM on March 5th for having expired tags on his 2010 Jeep Cherokee. When officers approached the vehicle, we're told it reeked of pot and, according to our sources, Keef openly admitted to smoking before driving.
We're told police administered a field sobriety test and Keef choked. He was placed under arrest at the scene. In addition to DUI, Keef was also charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for having no proof of insurance.
The rapper was subsequently released after posting $300 bail.
It's crazy for several reasons -- Keef had just left court-ordered rehab for weed addiction in February ... and three days after his arrest, he posted a pic of himself smoking weed on Instagram.
I'm Going to Rehab!
3/17/2014 12:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bree Walker is making a return -- not to local news -- but to rehab ... telling TMZ she's going to seek help.
As TMZ previously reported, the former local news icon was busted for DUI in Orange County, CA last month. Police say she failed a field sobriety test and when she was hauled off to jail, cops had to take her pit bull (who was in the car with her at the time) to Animal Control. She freed him after she posted bail.
Last night outside Mr. Chow, Walker was tight-lipped about the arrest, but did tell our photog, "I'm on my way to rehab, baby."
Walker previously did a stint in rehab back in 2007.
In Jail for the Long Haul
3/15/2014 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown will probably spend the next month behind bars, and possibly a lot longer.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested and jailed Friday after getting thrown out of the Malibu rehab facility where he's been living for nearly 4 months, per judge's order. The judge in the Rihanna case ordered Chris to stay at the rehab joint until April 28, when his D.C. assault case goes to trial. But Chris broke the rules, was booted, and Sheriff's deputies hauled him to jail.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, will appear in court Monday, trying to convince the judge to cut Brown a break and let him either go to another rehab facility or go on house arrest pending the D.C. trial. That will be an uphill battle, given that this is the second rehab facility that booted Brown.
The D.C. trial is set for April 17. Geragos has a pretty strong defense -- there are problems with the prosecution's case. But if Chris is found guilty, he could end up in PRISON for breaking the law while on probation in the Rihanna case.
The stakes are high. Brown has a lot to think about behind bars.
After Being Thrown Out of Rehab ... Again
3/14/2014 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is on his way to jail right now, because he violated a judge's order by getting booted from the rehab facility where he's been living for nearly 4 months ... TMZ has learned.
The judge in the Rihanna beating case ordered Chris to live in the Malibu rehab facility for 90 days to get anger management therapy, and he completed the stint earlier this month. BUT ... at the last court hearing, the judge modified things and ordered Chris to stay in the facility while the Washington D.C. assault case ran its course.
The deal was this ... if Chris left rehab, he would go directly to jail.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Brown was thrown out of the rehab facility this morning, for violating "internal rules." We do not know precisely what Chris did, but we're told it did not involve violence or drugs.
Sources tell TMZ ... Chris was caught having "an inappropriate relationship" with a female worker at the beginning of the month, but that is NOT why he was thrown out today.
As you recall, Chris was previously thrown out of a different facility for throwing a rock at his mom's car window.
Chris was picked up by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies this afternoon and is now in jail ...being held with no bail.
Justin and Selena
After Dirty Depo
3/11/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now we know why Justin Bieber went nuclear Friday during his deposition when the opposing lawyer asked about Selena Gomez ... he was clearly still hot for her, as evidenced by their pretty steamy dance session later that day.
TMZ broke the story ... Justin met up with Selena in McAllen, Texas Friday at a dance studio where they spent a couple of hours.
It's interesting ... Selena's people keep insisting she went to rehab to get over Justin Bieber, and not for drugs or alcohol. After Friday's depo, it's not clear which is the most toxic.
Hey Judge, Thanks for Rehab
Let's Smoke a Joint!
3/8/2014 12:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Looks like Chief Keef learned tons in rehab ... just weeks after completing his court-ordered stint, the rapper posted a smoked out selfie.
C.K. posted the pic on Instagram Friday night with caption the "At Home" ... showing off his hair in fancy pigtails.
You'll recall ... Keef was released from jail back in December but a judge ordered him to rehab for failing 3 drug tests while on probation.
Keef might consider ... the judge was already pissed off at him.
Note to Keef: Google "Red Flag, Bull."
I Don't Need $ Anymore
3/7/2014 2:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.