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Bam Margera Sentenced in DUI Case

4/26/2018 11:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bam Margera just avoided jail time in his DUI case ... instead getting probation, AA meetings and some fines and fees.

We broke the story, Bam was pulled over by the CHP back in January for being on his phone while driving. Cops detected a strong scent of alcohol on the "Jackass" star, he took a breathalyzer and failed and was eventually charged with two counts of DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell us he was hit with 3 years probation, has to attend an alcohol program, pay fines and fees, go to AA meetings and go through a "live in" program.

Margera checked himself into rehab shortly after the arrest.

DMX Ordered to Pay Uncle Sam Millions ... In Tax Evasion Case

4/2/2018 1:54 PM PDT

DMX got bad news from the judge in his tax evasion case ... he's going to be a lot lighter in the wallet -- like more than $2 mil lighter.

X will have to fork over $2.3 million in restitution to Uncle Sam. The judge is allowing him to pay in monthly installments of 10% of his gross monthly income started 2 months after he gets sprung from the big house.

And, speaking of the big house, the judge is recommending that the rapper serve his 1 year at the Danbury Federal Correctional Facility ... the prison that became the inspiration for "Orange is the New Black."  It's also where Teresa Giudice served her time.

One more thing ... DMX must participate in an outpatient substance abuse program and an outpatient mental health program.

Terrell Owens Aldon Smith Is Running Outta Chances

3/6/2018 11:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Aldon Smith's latest slew of off-field incidents might spell the end of his NFL career -- so says Terrell Owens.

FYI, Smith recently checked into rehab to fight an alleged alcohol addiction ... on the heels of a DV incident with his fiancee and DUI hit-and-run case. 

So when we got T.O. out on Beverly Blvd ... he dished out some cold hard truth for Aldon, one former 49ers star to another. 

"I don't know how many more chances one can get," Terrell told TMZ Sports, before adding, "Hey, that's not my problem."

T.O. had nicer things to say about NFL Combine stud Shaquem Griffin ... and Kobe for winning an Oscar.

Aldon Smith 'Drinking Every Day' Friends Concerned He'll Die

3/6/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Aldon Smith's alcohol problem got so bad, he was drinking every single day ... and people close to the embattled NFL star are concerned he'll drink himself to death if he continues down this road. 

"I'm worried for him. I'm worried for his safety," one source close to Smith tells TMZ Sports.

"He's an alcoholic. It's not about football anymore. We're hoping this is rock bottom for him."

We broke the story ... Aldon checked into a rehab facility on Sunday after a domestic violence incident with his fiancee ... the latest in a string of alcohol-related incidents that includes two DUI arrests. 

Smith's fiancee previously told us Aldon contacted her father after the domestic violence incident (he's a doctor) and asked for help. They felt the best move was to go to rehab. 

Smith's former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio believes Aldon's NFL suspension stemming from a DUI hasn't helped -- the isolation from his team has only made his situation worse.  

"Never liked 'league rules' that eliminate the ability of teams to offer Aldon and others in his situation the structure they so desperately need."

Raiders lineman Donald Penn made the same points back in March when he told us Smith would benefit from being around teammates who care about him. 

Hall of Famer Tim Brown had also suggested the team hold intervention-type meetings with the struggling star after another drunken run in with police.

Aldon Smith Goes to Rehab Victim Worried for NFL Star's Life

3/5/2018 6:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

12:10 PM PT -- The Raiders just announced they released Aldon Smith.

Aldon Smith has checked into rehab -- and the people who helped him get there are the parents of the alleged domestic violence victim ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The embattled NFL star was involved in a domestic violence incident Saturday night. When cops arrived, Smith had left the scene and cops were trying to locate him.

Now, we spoke with Smith's fiancee who confirms she is the alleged victim in the incident -- but says the most important thing to her is that Smith gets help for his substance abuse problem.

"I can tell you this ... Aldon called my parents and asked them to take him to rehab," the woman tells us.

"He complied. They went and got him. I was not there. My family took him and had him checked in."

"I wish the BEST for Aldon. And I'm scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation but I can tell you I love him and so happy he turned to my family who considers him family and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs."

Dennis Rodman Leaves Rehab Begins 'Long-Term Treatment'

1/24/2018 11:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

After completing a week at an inpatient rehab center in Jersey, Dennis Rodman is out ... but swears to continue working on his sobriety. 

Rodman had checked in to the Turning Point treatment center following his DUI arrest earlier this month. Now, his rep Darren Prince says he's moving to a nearby outpatient center operated by Turning Point before continuing his long-term treatment in California. 

"He’s been working with psychotherapists as well as in group recovery classes," Prince says ... adding, "[Rodman] has finally been accountable for his behavior from alcohol over the years."

Rodman also commented ... saying, "The doctors and nurses at Turning Point were really cool and made me feel comfortable and understand how I got myself into this position and what I need to do to stay on this path."

DMX Here's What God Can Do for You And Here's a Shot, Too!!!

1/23/2018 9:53 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is in rehab for substance abuse, but apparently those substances don't include alcohol ... based on this video of the rapper preaching ... in a Chili's bar!!

X was at the airport bar and grill Monday night in St. Louis when he started breaking down what the man upstairs has done for him in times of need. He'd been in town for a concert with E-40, but obviously still had some words of wisdom to share before leaving town.

Eyewitnesses tell us the rapper was buying everyone shots, and had some booze himself. His lawyer, Murray Richman, tells TMZ he's surprised because X is supposed to be traveling with his sober coach.

As we reported ... X has been given the green light to travel quite a bit as he completes his rehab. He's set to keep his shows going this week in NYC.

Dennis Rodman Enters Rehab After DUI Arrest

1/17/2018 2:24 PM PST
Breaking News

Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab ... again ... in the wake of a drunk driving arrest, his rep confirms. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rodman was busted in Newport Beach, CA over the weekend -- after cops say he was swerving all over the road and blasting loud music while intoxicated. 

We talked to Rodman's rep, Darren Prince -- who says The Worm has entered Turning Point Rehabilitation Center in Paterson, New Jersey to deal with his alcohol issues. 

Rodman has been to rehab before -- once in 2014 ... and he was also featured on 'Celebrity Rehab' with Dr. Drew back in 2010. 

Steve-O I'm Rooting for Bam ... But Rehab's Just a Start!!!

1/14/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Steve-O's glad his old friend Bam Margera has checked into rehab, but as an expert on the topic ... he knows Bam's got a long way to go in beating his addiction.

We got a studious-looking Steve-O out grocery shopping in L.A.'s Franklin Village this week and asked him about his former "Jackass" co-star's recent struggles with alcoholism ... and he offered some rather blunt and earnest advice.

The gist -- Bam's got to surrender ... and stick to the steps of sobriety.

Steve-O says he hasn't spoken with Bam in a few months -- so definitely not since his DUI arrest -- but it's clear he's concerned and wishing him the best.

As we reported ... Bam agreed to go to a California rehab facility Friday, and we're told he's committed to getting control of his life for his family.

Steve-O's been sober for nearly a decade after getting clean in 2008 ... so listen up, Bam.

Bam Margera Will Check Into Rehab After TV Commitments

1/9/2018 12:30 PM PST
Exclusive Details

Bam Margera's going to knock out a couple entertainment gigs in L.A., and then start trying to get a handle on his life ... TMZ has learned.

Bam's mom, April Margera, tells us ... the plan is for him to head to a California rehab facility Friday, after he fulfills the commitment he made to shoot a TV show on Wednesday and Thursday.

April says she and Bam's father researched rehab centers to help their son pick the right one. Bam's wife, Nicole, is also lending a hand, but we're told Johnny Schillereff -- Bam's pal and CEO of Element Skateboards -- has taken the reins in getting him help.

We're told "Dr. Phil" reached out to Margera Monday after we broke the news friends and fam were trying to get Bam help, but he turned it down.

Bam's mom tells us there's no timetable for his rehab stint -- they'll just see how he responds.

After his DUI arrest, we're told the first thing Bam said was he wants to be there for his wife and their newborn son, Phoenix.

Artie Lange Jetting to Rehab ... After Pleading Guilty

12/15/2017 9:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

9:53 AM PT -- The Essex County Prosecutor's Office tells us Artie pled guilty to possession of 81 small bags of heroin worth $300-$500. In exchange, prosecutor's dismissed a possession of cocaine charge.

Artie Lange's life is at stake ... and that's why friends are getting him on a private jet to rehab after appearing in court Friday.

Artie's attorney, Frank Arleo, tells TMZ ... Artie pled guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance at a hearing in Essex County court in Newark, NJ. TMZ broke the story ... Artie was busted after missing a court date about his May drug arrest.

Artie is headed to an in-patient drug rehab program at an undisclosed location. Artie's set to be released from jail in a matter of hours and he'll hop on a private jet paid for by 2 comedian friends, who are rallying to save Artie's life.

The comedian's scheduled to be sentenced February 23. 

Harvey Weinstein Undercover Drinks Gets 'Starr' Treatment

11/16/2017 11:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Weinstein's camp tells us the women came to the meeting to deliver info about an anger management program they're urging him to enter. We're told the trio was waiting to meet with Weinstein's rehab sponsor.Here's Harvey Weinstein -- or maybe a Blues Brother, or a long-lost member of Run DMC -- wining and dining 2 blondes in the desert. 

TMZ obtained the photo, taken last Saturday night at a restaurant in Carefree, AZ ... just outside Phoenix. A witness says Weinstein was at the table waiting for the ladies when they arrived, and he'd pre-ordered 2 glasses of white wine for them. He drank what appeared to be water.

The women appeared captivated by Weinstein's conversation -- but we're told both of them arrived with small portfolios, and it seemed more business-like. They all left together, exiting off the patio instead of walking through the restaurant.

The leather jacket, fedora and shades are, arguably, an upgrade over the wigged out getup he was rocking earlier this month at a different Phoenix-area eatery.

Best of all, we're told he signed his tab with the alias "Nick Starr." You can take the guy outta Hollywood, but ya can't ... 

Matt Damon & George Clooney Weinstein Was an A**hole! But We Never Witnessed Him Preying on Women

10/23/2017 7:32 AM PDT

Harvey Weinstein was proudly a bully and a womanizer -- but kept his sexual preying on women secret from his inner circle ... according to Matt Damon and George Clooney.

Matt spoke out about the Weinstein scandal Monday on 'GMA,' and said he'd never seen Harvey assault anyone, but was aware of the Gwyneth Paltrow incident. Still, he says he only saw Weinstein treat Gwyneth "incredibly respectfully."

George said it was beyond infuriating that Weinstein was silencing women, but thinks the scandal will finally shut down the infamous casting couch ... IF Hollywood reacts the right way.

Weinstein ended a one-week rehab treatment program. As for second chances -- Clooney and Damon don't sound too open to the idea.

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