"Dance Moms" instructor Abby Lee Miller so frightened her students ... one pint-sized dancer needed a shrink ... so the mom claims in a new lawsuit.
Kelly Hyland claims Miller made her daughter Paige so nervous during rehearsals ... the girl started suffering panic attacks to the point she couldn't breathe.
Hyland says in the lawsuit producers made it even worse by shoving cameras in Paige's face during her anxiety attacks. She says the whole thing was so traumatic, Paige had to go to a psychiatrist.
Hyland claims Miller tormented her, too ... calling her an alcoholic stage mom ... and insulting her with 8 bottles of tequila as an XMAS present.
We reached out to Miller about the lawsuit ... but all she did was brag about her new book.
Lisa Robin Kelly
Rehab Center Killed My Wife
... Claims Husband
6/10/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"That 70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly was killed by lousy treatment and an incompetent staff at the rehab center where she was found dead ... according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the late actress' husband.
Robert Gilliam is suing Pax House in Altadena, CA claiming Kelly's "treatment and care were improperly administered" ... and that she was neglected for "an unreasonable amount of time" by workers who weren't fit for the job.
TMZ broke the story ... Kelly died Aug. 15, three days after she was admitted to Pax House. The coroner ruled it an accidental death from multiple drug intoxication -- but never identified which specific drugs were in her system.
Gilliam claims in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Kelly was last seen alive by Pax workers sometime during the night of Aug. 14 ... and it wasn't until several hours later that she was discovered dead in her room.
He says his wife's death has caused him loss of love, affection, comfort ... and financial support.
Amanda & Lindsay
Rehabtresses Emerge ...
5/29/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's Amanda Bynes (left) looking healthy and fit leaving Cardio Barre in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday ... and Lindsay Lohan (right) exiting Chiltern Firehouse in London.
Don't do drugs.
Would You Like Chicken or Fish?
5/19/2014 5:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian -- brother of the bride-to-be -- was spotted at LAX Sunday as he and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan began to make their way to France for Kim's big wedding.
Despite reports ... we're told Rob has not been at "fat camp" or any other form of rehab ... rather he's been working out frequently with a big name trainer to battle his weight problem.
Either way ... he's going to have to alter his tuxedo a bit from Kim's last wedding.
5/12/2014 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Major had to be rushed from her Florida rehab facility to a local hospital after suffering a seizure ... TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, the episode went down early Monday morning. We're told Michael Lohan's baby mama had a seizure and complained of chest pains and was taken to JFK Medical Center near West Palm Beach.
Major was ordered back to rehab by a judge earlier this year following a DUI arrest.
She had a similar incident in 2011 when she was also taken to the hospital from rehab after suffering a seizure.
2:04 PM PT -- We're told Kate has been admitted to the hospital for treatment for an erratic heartbeat.
Don't Question My Sobriety
Or I'll Kick You to the Curb
3/30/2014 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Zac Efron doesn't have any problems with drugs ... at least that's what Zac Efron thinks, according to his friends -- who say anyone telling him otherwise is quickly 86'ed.
TMZ has learned the actor's friends are scared to broach the subject of Zac's sobriety ... because not only will they be ignored -- but they say anyone who makes an attempt is cut from Efron's life.
We're told Zac refuses to believe he's on a destructive path ... and one of his friends tells us they think he could become the next Cory Monteith if he doesn't get help.
As we previously reported ... Zac's friends say he never went to a real rehab facility last year. Instead, they say he received private therapy at a friends house.
Daughter to Live With Her Mom
IF She Goes to Rehab
3/30/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's mom will back off her demand to become guardian of Paul's 15-year-old daughter, even though that's what he said he wanted in his will ... but ONLY if Meadow's mom goes to rehab.
Paul's mom Cheryl Walker went to court this week ... ready to do battle with Rebecca Soteros. Rebecca has a serious drinking problem, with 2 DUIs under her belt. Her drinking is why Meadow moved from Hawaii 3 years ago to live with her dad in L.A.
We've learned Rebecca and Cheryl came face-to-face and Rebecca grudgingly told Cheryl she would go to rehab immediately. Cheryl then promised she would drop her bid for guardianship if Rebecca successfully completed the program and agreed to drug testing afterward.
We're told Rebecca said being with Meadow was the most important thing to her, and she knew there would be an ugly court fight if she didn't comply with Cheryl's demands. So Rebecca started a detox program Friday, and will enter full-time rehab in a week.
In the meantime Meadow is staying with the Walker family.
Wife Files for Divorce
3/26/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lady don't love this country boy -- Trace Adkins' wife has filed for divorce ... after nearly 17 years of marriage.
Rhonda Adkins filed the docs in Tennessee, citing "irreconcilable differences."
According to the docs, the couple was married in 1997 and separated on Monday. They have three daughters (aged 16, 12, and 9). Rhonda wants primary residential custody as well as child support. She also wants alimony.
And this is interesting ... she wants to be named the sole beneficiary of Trace's life insurance policy.
It's unclear if the divorce is related to Trace's alcohol issues -- as we reported, the singer enrolled in rehab earlier this year after getting into a drunken fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator while on board a country music cruise.
Ordered Into Rehab After DUI Plea
3/24/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Cassidy's ass just got spanked by the legal system after pleading no contest to DUI -- the judge ordered him to enroll in a 90-day live-in rehab facility for alcohol abuse.
TMZ broke the story ... Cassidy was busted for DUI in L.A. back in January -- his third DUI arrest since 2010.
In addition to rehab, Cassidy was also sentenced to 60 months probation. He must also complete a 9-month alcohol program.
We were previously told Cassidy had enrolled in rehab last month. It's unclear if the judge will give him credit for his previous stint.
Cassidy had originally faced up to a year in jail -- so he should consider this a victory. Even if his wife still wants to divorce him.+
5:07 PM PT -- Cassidy's rep tells TMZ, the singer had already been enrolled in an inpatient rehab facility at the time of his sentencing today and the judge will be giving him credit for the 102 days he's served. We're told Cassidy will be transitioning into a monitored outpatient program (with a sober coach) early next month. The rep says, "David is very committed to his sobriety."
She's a Lady
Passes Up Chance to Rip Chris Brown
3/20/2014 6:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our photog gave Karrueche Tran plenty of chances to rip her ex Chris Brown to shreds last night ... but she took the high road each time.
We got Karrueche walking into 1 OAK in West Hollywood where our guy peppered her with questions -- asking her about jail, his alleged cheating, his new modeling agency -- all designed to get her to trash CB ... but she did not take the bait. Not once.
As TMZ first reported, Tran broke things off with Brown before word got out he'd hooked up with a girl at rehab.
I Dumped Chris Brown
Because He's a Man Whore
3/19/2014 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Karrueche Tran didn't dump Chris Brown because of the girl he allegedly banged in rehab -- sources close to the model tell TMZ ... she dropped the hammer on their relationship because he refused to stop texting his army of jump offs.
There's been speculation that Karrueche pulled the plug when she found out he had hooked up with another girl in his facility at the beginning of March -- but we're told the break-up preceded that ... We're told Karrueche ended things after she visited Chris in rehab the month before.
Sources tell us ... Karrueche saw Chris' phone during her visit -- and it was filled with inappropriate texts from other girls. It was the last straw. We're told Karrueche was especially pissed because she'd been nothing but supportive to Chris throughout his ordeal, even going to court with him.
We're told Karrueche wasn't even aware Chris had allegedly been getting down with girls in rehab until long after the break-up.
Checks Into Treatment Facility
... After DUI Arrest
3/18/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay checked into a "highly-respected health care facility" ... one day after he was arrested for DUI and drug possession in Indiana.
A rep for the Colts tells TMZ Sports, "Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on."
The Colts did not go into detail on the nature of the "challenges" Irsay faces ... but the 54-year-old has previously acknowledged his issues with substance abuse.
The Colts rep adds ... "Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community."
As we previously reported, Irsay was pulled over late Sunday night for traffic violations -- and during the stop, officers determined he was intoxicated ... though police have not said if he was drunk or high.
Cops did say Irsay was in possession of various prescription drugs -- but the pills didn't match the prescription bottles.
Story developing ...
And So Do I
3/18/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown will stink to holy hell ... because he's only allowed one shower every two days.
According to our sources, Brown -- who will sit in jail until April 23 -- is in solitary confinement 23 hours a day ... which means he won't have a cellmate to disgust with his vile odor.
We're told Brown is allowed to work out in his cell and can read library books.
Brown was hauled back to jail after getting thrown out of a rehab facility in Malibu. The judge wants him behind bars until the D.C. assault case runs its course in mid-April. And, if he's convicted, Chris could be transferred to prison for violation probation in the Rihanna case.