Ben Affleck Back At Work After Sobriety Setback ... Guy's Gotta Eat ... & Smoke


Ben Affleck is trying to get past falling off the wagon by moving forward with work ... even if he looks a little worse for wear.

Ben was spotted Tuesday with a script in hand in New Orleans as he prepared to begin shooting his new film, "Deep Water." Unclear if Ben's disheveled look -- messy hair, scraggly beard, wearing sweats and a stained t-shirt -- was part of his role. It's worth noting ... he's supposed to play Vic Van Allen, an attractive husband.

Anyway ... it's the first time we've seen Ben on the set since he relapsed nearly 2 weeks ago. As we've reported ... Ben was spotted leaving a Halloween party and clearly had trouble walking. He damn near fell before catching himself on an SUV.


Ben later acknowledged he stumbled in his effort to maintain sobriety. After leaving that party ... Ben hit up a casino. And, while he pocketed $1,500 in winnings in just 12 minutes of gambling, Ben could barely stand and nearly fell out of his chair. The next day, he said he vowed to get back on the straight and narrow.

By the way ... Ben's new flick is an erotic thriller -- think "Fatal Attraction" meets "Indecent Proposal." He was filming with costar and movie wife Ana de Armas.

Bam Margera Rehab's Going Great ... Got a Visit From 'Jackass' Buds!!!


Bam Margera says he got some very special visitors at the rehab facility where he's getting treatment -- namely, a show of support from Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville!!!

We got Bam leaving Antonio's on Melrose Friday, and he said he'd just finished having lunch with one of his rehab sponsors. Don't worry ... we're told he washed down his Mexican food with a Sprite.

Bam told our guy treatment is going great, thanks in part, to all the support he's getting from his "Jackass" costars. He says they recently paid him a visit down in Orange County.

It's good to see Bam looking healthy ... as we reported, he landed in the hospital shortly after beginning his third stint this month in rehab -- but he assured fans he would be just fine. Bam said he had edema, swelling in the body caused by blood vessels leaking fluid into tissue.

Bam did tell us he's totally down to make more 'Jackass' movies once he's healthy again -- but he says there is one slight holdup outside of his issues.

Bam Margera Hospitalized to Treat Body Swelling ... Back in Rehab Already

Bam Margera landed in the hospital shortly after starting his third stint in rehab ... but he's assured fans he'll be just fine.

The "Jackass" star was hospitalized Wednesday to treat what he says is edema ... swelling in the body caused by blood vessels leaking fluid into the tissue. Bam wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post that he was in the hospital for only a few hours to treat "either reaction to new medicine or detoxing from i guess a bit of alchohol [sic]." Bam's already back in rehab.

TMZ broke the story ... sources close to Bam told us he put himself back on the road to recovery last week when he voluntarily entered a new rehab facility. He had been at an L.A. bar the night before checking into rehab. He had recently bailed on a treatment facility ... the second time he's done so this month.

As we first reported ... bizarre behavior at an airport, an intense session with Dr. Phil and a confrontation with cops really had Bam's family worried sick. Seems staying on the straight and narrow is now really his main objective.

Bam Margera I'm Going Back to Rehab ... After Another Relapse


Bam Margera is putting himself back on the road to recovery -- on the heels of leaving rehab yet again, and ending up in a bar ... we've learned he's about to give rehab another shot.

Sources close to Bam tell TMZ ... he's voluntarily entering a new rehab facility on Thursday, knowing full well he needs help. We're told he intends to try to stay sober.

He was at a Los Angeles bar Wednesday night sipping on an ice cold mug of beer. He had just recently bailed on a treatment facility -- the second time he's done so this month.

So now, he's making attempt number 3, and we're told Bam's big stumbling block in treatment has been wanting his cell phone with him at all times, so he can communicate with his son. The last facility took his phone, which he didn't take well.

Our sources say Bam's checking into a different facility this time, and he's hoping they'll let him keep his phone.


TMZ broke the story ... Bam had an intense session with Dr. Phil a little over 2 weeks ago when he was urged to complete a 60 to 90-day treatment program. He entered, but left after a few days.


That's when he got arrested last week following some bizarre behavior at a L.A.'s Luxe Hotel. Hours after his arrest, he was admitted back to rehab -- but it didn't stick.

As he takes a third swing at treatment, we're told he still has Dr. Phil's full support.

Bam Margera Back in Rehab After L.A. Arrest


Bam Margera was readmitted into a rehab facility just hours after his bizarre arrest at an L.A. hotel -- TMZ has learned -- and this time around he'll have to follow some serious guidelines.

Sources close to Bam tell us ... immediately after he was released from police custody, he was readmitted to rehab. The facility is demanding a commitment from him, along with various rules he must follow during his treatment. We're told he's agreed to all conditions.

Bam was first admitted to rehab last week after he publicly reached out to Dr. Phil and begged for help. The two did a sit-down interview and he was supposed to enter a 60-90 day program ... but he lasted less than a week.

TMZ broke the story ... Bam was arrested in L.A. early Wednesday morning at a Sunset Strip hotel. Cops say they were called to the hotel after Bam got into it with other hotel guests, and refused to leave the property.


This video shows the craziness surrounding the arrest. You hear an officer telling Bam, "This is not a f**king reality TV show. I know you're fresh out of rehab, so let's get your s**t together." Bam had been spinning a weird tale for bar patrons -- that he'd been hired by one of their wives to catch someone at the bar cheating on her.

We've spoken to family sources who tell us they're worried sick over Bam's health and safety ... telling us they believe he's off his bipolar meds, which is exacerbating his bizarre behavior.

Dr. Phil told us hours before Bam was readmitted to rehab, "I hope he can resume treatment. My attitude is NEVER surrender to the disease. It is a tug of war and you just can't ever drop your end of the rope."

Charlie Sheen on Brooke Mueller 'She's Right Where She Needs to Be' After Checking Into Rehab


Charlie Sheen says he hopes his ex, Brooke Mueller, gets the help she needs ... cause it doesn't look like she's having any fun.

Charlie was out Thursday in Bev Hills when a photog asked him about Brooke's latest battle with addiction, and as it turns out -- he'd just gotten off a phone call about that very subject. Charlie said someone had told him about his ex-wife reportedly checking into a trauma center to seek professional help for substance abuse.

The news comes after a years-old video started circulating reportedly showing a woman identified as Brooke doing crystal meth. She reportedly also tried to score drugs last month in the Hamptons.

Charlie -- who has 10-year-old twin boys with Brooke -- said the kids are doing great. The boys, Bob and Max, are reportedly staying with Brooke's parents while she's in rehab.

Sounds like Charlie, who now looks like the picture of good health, hasn't spoken directly to Brooke.

However, he says if she reaches out he'll gladly lend a helping hand.

Mama June Honey Boo Boo Won't Move Back 'Til Geno's Gone Gone Gone


Mama June may have moved back into her home, but that doesn't mean her famous daughter is following behind anytime soon ... quite the opposite, actually.

Sources close to Mama June's family tell TMZ ... 13-year-old Alana -- AKA Honey Boo Boo -- adamantly refuses to move back in with her troubled mother, as long as she's got her BF, Geno, hanging off her hip.

We're told Geno being in the picture is a straight-up nonstarter for Alana. She wants MJ to ditch Geno ... and get herself into rehab.


There's grave reason for concern. TMZ broke the story ... Geno was so wasted behind the wheel a few days back, he crashed into Mama June's home and couldn't even walk. He collapsed on the ground and Mama June needed help from a neighbor to drag Geno inside.

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HBB begged her mom to straighten out her life a while back, tearfully pointing out that she's currently living with her older sister, Pumpkin ... and not by choice but by necessity. It's pretty obvious she wants to be with her mom, but not in a chaotic, unstable and dangerous environment.

And, there's this ... we're told if push comes to shove and nothing changes, Pumpkin will go to court and fight to gain custody of her little sister. Our sources say so far, June hasn't expressed interest in getting her daughter back.

Tough situation, for sure.

Kit Harington Making Time for Fitness ... During 'Wellness' Stint

Kit Harington is finding healthy ways to release stress -- getting in a workout down the street from his stay at a "wellness center" ... aka rehab.

The "Game of Thrones" star was walking out of a gym Friday in the Connecticut neighborhood where he's been taking what his people call a mental health retreat ... at a luxury facility.

Kit, who played Jon snow on the extremely popular HBO series, was rocking jeans and a button down on his way out of the gym. His female companion appears to be someone connected to the facility -- maybe a sponsor ... she's been seen with him around town in late April.

As we reported ... Kit's reportedly getting treatment for exhaustion, stress and alcohol abuse at a facility that's believed to cost about $120,000 per month. As you can see, he's allowed to leave the facility from time to time.

We're told Kit spent about 90 minutes at the gym ... plenty of time to get in a killer workout.

Kit Harington Rep Says NOT in Rehab ... It's a 'Wellness Retreat'

3:34 PM PT -- Kit's reps got back to us, and say he "has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues."

They say he's NOT there for "rehab," and emphasize the words, "wellness retreat."

Kit Harington was hit hard by "Game of Thrones" coming to an end -- so hard, he checked himself into a rehab center for stress and alcohol before the final episode aired.

The actor, who famously played Jon Snow on 'Thrones,' entered a luxury Connecticut facility for a mental health retreat weeks before the May 19 finale ... according to the NY Post, which first reported his rehab stay.

Kit's been getting treatment for stress, exhaustion and alcohol abuse. The Post says his wife -- fellow 'GoT' star Rose Leslie -- has been very supportive of the decision to get professional help.

The rehab facility is believed to cost over $120,000 per month ... no word yet on when Harington will be released.

As you know, 'GoT' wrapped its highly-anticipated 8th final season earlier this month. Reviews of the whole season were extremely mixed, at best, and downright awful at worst. It still got HUGE ratings, though.

Video of Kit reacting to the final script in the 'GoT' behind-the-scenes documentary as he read the fate of his character and Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen went viral ... because he broke down in tears.

Clearly, he wasn't just being dramatic. He has since said he needed therapy after learning how the show ends for his character.

Kit's also been very open about how much the show's worldwide attention has impacted his life. He told Variety the "darkest" point was when Jon Snow was killed ... but later came back to life.

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Paris Jackson 180 From Suicide Scare ... On The Right Track to Recovery


Paris Jackson is in a much better head space since her suicide scare ... spending time with friends, family and taking advice from people who genuinely care about her.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital last week after she attempted suicide by cutting her wrists. She was released from the hospital a few hours later after allegedly telling doctors she'd seek treatment at another facility ... but that never happened.

Those close to Paris had originally pushed rehab on the 20-year-old -- but she refused -- and has taken her well-being into her own hands.

Family sources tell us Paris is trying to improve her mental and physical health, and open to listening to the folks she trusts. Our sources say Paris is eating better, exercising and working on psychological issues.

Paris will turn 21 in just over a week, and organizing the party has kept her busy. We're told Paris has also been in regular communication with her younger brothers ... and is proud Blanket is gearing up for college. Macaulay Culkin -- who had an unbreakable bond with Michael Jackson -- has also been a big support.


We got Paris out in L.A. Tuesday night with her boyfriend outside Largo comedy club ... and she assured us she was doing fine.

Our sources say Paris has a long way to go ... but the self-motivation, positive attitude and taking advice from others is a big step in the right direction.

Wendy Williams I'm Living in a Sober House ... Don't Let My Glam Fool You

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Wendy Williams just made a very personal revelation -- she's now getting round-the-clock help to deal with addiction issues.

She made a very emotional announcement Tuesday on her talk show ... revealing she's currently living in a sober house somewhere in the Tri-State Area -- of NY, NJ & CT -- and has been for some time now. Wendy teared up quite a bit as her audience listened intently.

Wendy talked about battling cocaine addiction in the past, but never sought treatment to stay clean ... until now, that is. She didn't specifically say what substance she's addicted to now. Wendy added she has a 24-hour sobriety coach, and spoke lovingly about the "brothers and sisters" in addiction with whom she's living now.

She took an extended leave from her show back in mid-January and didn't return until a couple of weeks ago. As you know ... she also told viewers last year she was suffering from Graves' disease before taking a 3-week hiatus.

Paris Jackson Rejecting Rehab ... Post Suicide Scare


Paris Jackson is being encouraged by people very close to her to go to rehab, but she's resisting.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... those close to Paris suggested rehab after what law enforcement says was a suicide attempt over the weekend, landing her in the hospital. We're told the attempted suicide shows some serious underlying problems ... they say Paris is dealing with all sorts of emotional issues as well as substance abuse issues.

Our sources say Paris' team had help ready to spring into action Sunday, but she refused.

TMZ broke the story ... Paris slit her wrists and was rushed to a hospital early Saturday morning, where she was placed on a temporary 5150 hold. We're told she's been distraught ever since "Leaving Neverland" began airing.

As to why Paris was released just hours after she was hospitalized, our sources say she told the hospital that had admitted her that her lawyers were taking her to UCLA Medical Center, and the hospital let her go with the attorneys, but she never ended up at UCLA.

Paris is almost 21 -- she's an adult, and therefore the decision to check into rehab is hers and hers alone.

Bam Margera Rips 'F**king P***y' Manager & 'Ho' Wife ... Bails on Comedy Gig


3/8 -- It's a little clearer now why Bam canceled that 7 PM show, and why he was agitated when he showed up.


Bam posted a video blasting his wife, Nikki, for bolting in their car with his credit cards. He said he couldn't check in to his hotel prior to the show because of his "street ho" wife. His words.

No word yet if Nikki and Bam ever reconnected Thursday night.

Bam Margera is unloading on his manager in shocking new footage obtained by TMZ ... screaming obscenities and threatening violence at a comedy club in New York.

Folks at the West Side Comedy Club tell TMZ ... Bam's team asked the venue to cancel the 7 PM set, but were still hopeful about the 10 PM gig. But when Bam showed up at 8 PM and the place was empty the former "Jackass" star started ripping his manager a new one.

Ya gotta see the video ... Bam is PISSED, and he calls his manager a "f***ing p***y" before threatening to smash his face.

We're told Bam appeared intoxicated upon arrival, and even though they tried to explain that the audience wouldn't start showing up until 9 for a 10 PM show, he was seething.

After beefing with his manager, we're told Bam stormed out of the venue and flipped off the parking attendants as he climbed into a waiting car.

As you know ... Bam's been in and out of rehab for alcohol abuse.

The comedy club scrapped both of Bam's sets, which are part of his tour through New York and Connecticut.

Originally Published -- 3/7/2019 6:23 PM PT

Ben Affleck Hugs It Out with Parking Lady ... After Jen Advice & Tickets


Ben Affleck's setting a shining example of how to not let a parking ticket -- or two -- ruin your day ... even when the meter woman is also dishing marriage advice and backhanded compliments.

The ex-Caped Crusader got in a little trouble Tuesday as he was leaving a Starbucks in Brentwood -- he already had a ticket on his windshield for an expired meter, and was in the process of getting another one for expired tags on his classic Chevy Chevelle SS.

Ben didn't let it get him down, though. He and the parking enforcement officer chatted it up about cars while she was writing him up, and to show there were no hard feelings at all ... he got a hug out of her before he left.

That's when she hit Affleck with a "You look better in person," and voiced her opinion on his relationship history ... he took it all in stride.

At least it sounds like she likes his post-rehab look.

Bam Margera I'm Worried He's Gonna Die ... Says 'Jackass' Pal Novak


Bam Margera insists he doesn't need professional help when it comes to booze, but one of his closest friends believes Bam's very life is at stake after he prematurely left rehab.

'Jackass' star Brandon Novak -- who used to appear on the stunt show with Bam -- tells us he is deeply concerned after Bam checked himself out of a Bay Area rehab facility this week. He explained his decision to leave on social media.

According to Bam's lengthy journal entry, he says he realized he didn't need to be in rehab a few days into his latest treatment, his third time. Bam says he bailed because he didn't need any detox or medication to kick his alcohol cravings.

Not only that, but Bam said he was sitting around doing nothing in rehab and feels unproductive. Plus, he says he was missing out on important business opportunities, and needed to leave to make money and keep his mind occupied.

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Well, Brandon doesn't think it's that simple. He tells us he and some of Bam's closest family members and friends staged an intervention late last year because they were genuinely concerned about Bam's drinking ... and wanted him to kick the habit once and for all.

Even worse, Brandon says he believes Bam could end up killing himself if he doesn't get clean. He tells us, "enable an addict, bury an addict." FWIW, Brandon is fully sober now after struggling with addiction through much of his adult life.

Bam says he's with loved ones at the moment, but Brandon says he's unaware of his whereabouts.

Bam Margera I'm Going Back To Rehab ... Third Time's The Charm???

Bam Margera apparently already has a New Year's resolution in mind ... because he says he's going to back to rehab for a third time.

The "Jackass" star announced his plans to go to alcohol rehab in an Instagram post on New Year's Eve ... he captioned the photo, "Off to alcohol rehab for the 3rd time. I am hoping the term 3rd time is a charm is true."

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You'll recall ... Bam fell off the wagon back in August, when he cracked open a cold beer after saying he was robbed at gunpoint in Cartagena, Colombia during a super sketchy cab ride. At the time, Bam was 7 months sober.

This will mark the second straight January that Bam is in rehab. We broke the story ... Bam checked into rehab in January 2018, only days after his DUI arrest in Los Angeles.