Boxer Oscar de la Hoya has checked himself into a rehab facility, and in fact he has already been there for a few weeks, according to his reps. Â The move has been seen as a precautionary measure, as de la Hoya was not yet completely out of control but didn’t want things to get to that point.
According to friends, alcohol and cocaine abuse had lead to some infidelity issues, and when it came down to choosing between drugs and his marriage, de la Hoya chose his marriage, and went into rehab. Â He is expected to stay in the inpatient facility where he’s at for a minimum of several months, until he deals with all the issues he’s having resisting temptations of all kinds.
Rehab veteran Kelly Osbourne did some heavy partying this weekend, bar-hopping with friends and drinking more than her share of beer and tequila. Â Kelly, as we all know, has an embarrassing history with drugs and alcohol, and has spent quite a lot of time in and out of rehab, allegedly to try to get control of her problem.
So to see her out drinking heavily like it’s no big deal is saddening. Â It’s very reminiscent of Lindsay Lohan‘s old pattern: treat rehab as a fun vacation and then just go right back to partying afterward. Â Maybe Lindsay can give Kelly some tips on how to stay sober for good.
After broken heart and a very public mid-life crisis involving lots of partying and lots of different girls, actor David Arquette has checked himself into rehab. Â He admitted to Howard Stern in a December interview that he’d been drinking a lot to deal with the separation from his wife, actress Courteney Cox, and that when he drinks he turns into “a maniac.”
Arquette also told Stern that he believed he was heading toward a nervous breakdown, and that things weren’t looking too good for him. Â Word has it that Arquette checked into rehab in a last-ditch effort to impress his wife into thinking that he can still be a responsible husband and father. Â It will be interesting to see if she takes him back after all this.
Oh, don’t MESS with Tommy-Girl! Especially if you are a PSYCHIATRIST, Tommy’s most hated profession. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who leads Celebrity Rehab and is the holder of an actual degree (unlike Tommy OR some OTHER celebrity shrinks), speaks to Playboy this month and mentions Tommy. Dr. Drew says:
A lot of people in the public eye who behave strangely have mental illness we can learn from, and much of it is based on childhood trauma, without a doubt. Take a guy like Tom Cruise. Why would somebody be drawn into a cultish kind of environment like Scientology? To me, that’s a function of a very deep emptiness and suggests serious neglect in childhood – maybe some abuse, but mostly neglect.
Of course, Tommy pulled out big gun attorney Bert Fields to do his talking. Bert fired back that Dr. Drew was an “unqualified television performer who is obviously just looking for notoriety,” adding, “The last time we heard garbage like this was from Joseph Goebbels.” Um, isn’t Tommy playing the Nazi in his upcoming movie Valkyrie? I’m just sayin.
I don’t think Dr. Drew needs more notoriety. He’s more than just a TV performer, and Celebrity Rehab is one reality show that actually has some merit- it helps people rather than eliminating, banishing, or voting them off the island.
Methinks Tommy is a wee bit sensitive. He’s admitted that his father was abusive, but the real bee in his bonnet is the dig against Scientology. Tommy can’t STAND any of that. He’s “clear”, an “operating thetan” and is WAY smarter than any of us.
Those who don’t believe in Xenu and volcanoes erupting little thetans all over us aren’t the crazy ones. But Dr. Drew might wanna watch his back a bit- Scientologists have a history of making people disappear! Good thing he’s well known! Gawker has the infamous indoctrination video-check it out for yourself!