Mindy McCready is going back to rehab after trying to do herself in with her favorite swiggable and pharmaceutical -- vodka and Ambien -- and we hear Dr. Phil's inserting himself in the whole she-bang.
TMZ has learned the troubled McCready went off the deep end late last week after getting dumped by her boyfriend and collapsed while on the phone with her mother. She downed a bottle of vods and pills in what we're told was a "suicide attempt."
She's headed to Arizona for treatment, and a source says that was all Phil's idea. We're told he's taken Mindy under his wing as a "personal project." As for whether or not she'll be on the show, time will tell.
We contacted Phil -- so far, no answer. Mindy's peeps had no comment.
We often criticize stars for not wearing makeup, but in this case, we take it back! Clearly these celebs need to leave the painting to the painters.
What Were They Thinking?!
Naming your child some ridiculous name is all the rage for celebrities these days. But seriously guys, how's that gonna look on a booking photo 20 years from now? You gotta think ahead!
Sophie Monk Faces the Cold Without Benji
Benji Madden was once engaged to Aussie actress Sophie Monk. Now he dates Paris Hilton.
These pics of Sophie in Malibu on Monday are a perky reminder: He chose poorly.
How'd He Get Her?!
Some things in life just don't make sense. Like how the following frogs hooked up with these princesses! Some guys really do have all the luck.
Candy to Ed McMahon: I'm Losing My House Too
Even Candy Spelling is feeling the housing crunch -- she's scaling back from the infamous Spelling mansion to a paltry 16,500 square foot penthouse.
Spelling just dropped $47 million (!!!) of her late husband's money on a two-floor condo that is a third of the size of her 56,500 square foot Holmby Hills estate. The apartment is located on the 41st and 42nd floors of the brand new Century building and won't be ready until 2009 -- around the time Tori gives birth to her fifth rugrat.
Candy is giving up her notorious gift wrapping room, 3,500 square foot closet and bowling alley and making do with the condo's two fireplaces, dining room for 25, staff quarters, massage room, rose garden and private swimming pool.
These are tough times, people!
Cash, Money, Moms: Why Bale Was Busted
Sources tells TMZ Christian Bale has had a long-standing difficult relationship with his mom and Bale's camp believes the motivation for the whole assault charge may be $$$.
We're told when Christian's mom and dad divorced nearly two decades ago, his mom forced him to choose between the two. Christian picked his dad, and father and son moved out to L.A. in 1992, where his dad became his manager.
Somehow Bale's relationship with the mom has been "bitter" ever since. Bale has told friends his mother was extremely jealous of both his and his dad's success.
Last Sunday, Bale let his mom and sis into his hotel suite, though it was by no means an olive branch. As we first reported, there was physical contact, but somewhere in between a push and a brush. No one fell and no one was hurt.
Christian's camp thinks this could be nothing more than a shakedown. We're told some newspapers and mags have already been throwing around "insane" amounts of money for the story, so mom and sis could score big.
But our sources say the cops are starting to see the whole thing Christian's way, and the charges could disappear faster than Batman.