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

3/24/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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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

3/19/2019 8:41 AM PDT

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

3/19/2019 1:00 AM PDT
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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

3/8/2019 6:08 AM PST
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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

2/27/2019 7:33 AM PST

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

1/10/2019 10:59 AM PST
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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???

12/31/2018 4:06 PM PST

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.

Lil Xan Kicked Out Of Vacation Home ... After Leaving Rehab Facility

12/17/2018 4:58 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Xan is having a terrible go after leaving a rehab facility to continue treatment at home ... but his issues have nothing to do with a relapse. 

We've learned Xan is having tons of house trouble ... because he got kicked out of an Airbnb he rented in Palm Springs, this after a pipe burst and flooded the Redlands, CA home he just purchased

A rep for the Palm Springs PD tells TMZ ... Lil Xan and his friends were playing loud music outside their vacation rental -- a big no-no in town -- and cops responded at 11 AM Sunday after receiving multiple calls from pissed off neighbors. We're told no arrests were made, but cops cited Lil Xan and asked him to leave the property.  

Sources close to Xan tell us he had a friend record their interaction with cops because they felt threatened by an officer who kept gripping his holstered weapon during questioning. 

As for the damage inside the home Lil Xan just bought ... the rapper's girlfriend tells us the entire downstairs flooded, a hole had to be cut in a ceiling, and the chimney was ruined.

We're told Lil Xan is finishing his treatment at his L.A. home following the fiascos in Redlands and Palm Springs. 

Charlie Sheen Here's to My Sobriety!!!

12/11/2018 11:17 AM PST

Charlie Sheen says he's hit a milestone of sobriety -- and he's got a shiny AA coin to mark the occasion.  

The former "Two and a Half Men" star posted a photo Tuesday of a sobriety coin, given to members of Alcoholics Anonymous to mark their progress.

Presumably -- from the looks of the celebratory token -- Charlie appears to have been off booze for at least a year.

He captioned his post ... "so THIS happened yesterday! a fabulous moment, in my renewed journey. #TotallyFocused." 

Charlie has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for a long time, telling Dr. Oz in 2016 that he fell off the wagon after learning he'd been diagnosed with HIV in 2012. At the time, he said his most recent rehab stint was a "relief," and described himself as "focused, sober, hopeful." 

Unclear if Charlie relapsed since then -- we were told last year that he mostly stays away from alcohol as part of his new vegan health kick -- but it seems he's fully off the sauce now. 

Dennis Rodman I Fell Off the Wagon ... But I'm Fighting to Stay Sober

12/11/2018 12:50 AM PST
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The sober streak is over for Dennis Rodman -- the NBA star admits he fell off the wagon and had started drinking again ... but now says he's still focused on cutting booze out of his life. 

Rodman entered rehab after a DUI arrest back in January -- and has openly talked about the difficulties of going sober. 

He slipped up in the past 2 weeks and hit the bar scene in Newport Beach, CA -- but tells TMZ Sports it was a mistake and he's now going back to AA meetings in the hopes of staying sober. 

Rodman says he had stopped going to meetings because they got boring -- hey, at least he's honest. 

But, after he started drinking again, Rodman reached out to his agent, Darren Prince (who's also battled substance abuse but is now going on 10 years sober) and his AA sponsor and asked them for help. 

Rodman says he was ultimately convinced to go back to the meetings and already feels like he's making progress. 

"It's a long process and it's gonna take time to get over the hump," Rodman says. 

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

We spoke with Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, who tells us, "Dennis is the king of rebounds and he'll rebound from this too."

Lil Xan Checked Out of Rehab for a Day To Lock Down New House

12/10/2018 2:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Xan briefly left his rehab facility to prepare for his post-rehab living arrangements ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the rapper tell us ... Lil Xan left rehab Saturday in order to go sign papers for a new house he bought in his hometown of Redlands, CA. The new crib is where he'll set up shop once he's completed in-patient treatment. We're told he'll have round-the-clock staff monitoring him to keep him on the straight and narrow. 

Xan wasn't allowed to fly solo for the house mission ... we're told a nurse from the rehab center accompanied him. After signing the house documents, he headed back to rehab on Sunday.

Remember, he just checked himself in last weekend to begin treatment, and our sources say he'll be there about another week. After that, he'll shift to outpatient treatment at home. We're told his new place has a studio, so he'll be able to work on new music. His album "Be Safe" -- inspired by his hero, Mac Miller, is set to drop next month. 

Xan had told us in mid-November he was immediately heading to rehab -- but he didn't begin until December. His camp says a scheduling mix-up with the facility caused the delay.

Demi Lovato Sober Buddy Becomes Sober BF ... Dinner Date with Henry

12/9/2018 9:55 AM PST

Demi Lovato's got a lot to celebrate these days, not the least of which being her growing romance with Henry Levy.

The singer and the clothing designer hit up Nobu in Malibu Saturday night. Demi just got a Grammy nomination for her song with Christina Aguilera, "Fall in Line" -- and, by all accounts, she's healthy and continuing to recover from her nearly fatal overdose over the summer.

TMZ broke the story ... she and Henry started hanging out in early November. We got a shot of them at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills ... holding hands and having a great time.

At the time, sources told us they were mostly supporting each other in sobriety, but seems like it's now blossomed into a full-fledged relationship.

All good signs for Demi.

'ANTM' Alum Jael Strauss Lived Like a Saint in Recovery Efforts ... Before Stage 4 Cancer

12/5/2018 11:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Jael Strauss dedicated her life to helping people struggling with addiction before she lost her battle with cancer earlier this week.

An employee at Solstice Recovery Foundation near Austin, TX, who worked there with Jael, tells TMZ the ex-model was heavily involved in the rehab center's efforts -- volunteering to help folks, especially women, fight drug addiction. 

We're told Jael would often spearhead online fundraisers to provide scholarships to those needing treatment. She'd also share her own story of recovery as inspiration for patients.

Jael's kindness was reciprocated this past October shortly after she announced she'd been diagnosed with incurable, stage 4 breast cancer.

The Solstice employee tells us her friends quickly organized the "F**k Cancer-Love Like Jael" fundraiser for her, and raised around $8,000 for her treatment costs. 

During the fundraiser, people who donated $20-$50 could get free tattoos that said "F**k Cancer" or "Jael Love." We're told about 20 people got them.  

We broke the story ... Jael died in hospice Tuesday, just 2 months after being diagnosed with cancer. We're told she stopped chemotherapy around Halloween.

She was 34. RIP

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