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Chevy Chase Checks Into Rehab

Rep says it's time for recovery 'tuneup'

(Newser) - Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota for treatment for an alcohol problem. Chase's publicist said Monday that Chase is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center for what she calls a "tuneup" in his recovery, the AP reports. Chase has had struggles with substances during his... More »

Citing Prince's Death, Chaka Khan Goes to Rehab

Says she's addicted to same drug that killed the icon

(Newser) - Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Kahn says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help. In a statement released to the AP on Sunday, the 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said... More »

Josh Duggar Now in Rehab

His parents announce the move in wake of his cheating confession

(Newser) - Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Their announcement today on the 19 Kids and Counting family's website... More »

How Slim Shady Got Slim Again

The rapper takes to exercise like he did drugs

(Newser) - In 2007, when Eminem overdosed on prescription pills, he wound up in rehab and clocked in at 230 pounds. (He's 5-foot-8.) "I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas," the 42-year-old Detroit native tells Men's Journal in an exclusive interview... More »

Ireland Baldwin Goes to Rehab

Maybe that 'thoughtless pig' voicemail finally got to her...?

(Newser) - According to the gossip mill , Ireland Baldwin was forced into rehab for "nonstop partying." According to Ireland Baldwin, she checked herself into rehab "to just get away for a little bit," she tweeted last night. "I'm not much a party cat but I... More »

Science Better for Alcoholics Than Faith-Based AA

Gabrielle Glaser says some alcohol abusers can even learn to drink in moderation

(Newser) - Trying to beat addiction through a faith-based 12-step program—Alcoholics Anonymous being the best known of the bunch—typically means you can never take a sip of alcohol again. But Gabrielle Glaser writes for the Atlantic that AA was founded 80 years ago , "when knowledge of the brain was... More »

Jon Hamm Completes Alcohol Rehab

He seeks help ahead of final 'Mad Men' season debut

(Newser) - Jon Hamm, who stars as hard-drinking Don Draper in Mad Men, has taken steps to deal with issues of his own. He has completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol addiction at what TMZ calls a "high-end facility" in Connecticut, just ahead of the April 5 debut of the... More »

Liza Minnelli Goes to Rehab

Is making 'excellent progress,' her rep says

(Newser) - Liza Minnelli has checked herself into rehab and is making "excellent progress," her representative says. "Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years, and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so," Minnelli spokesman Scott Gorenstein said last night. "She is... More »

Michael Phelps Heads to Rehab

Swimmer taking 'some time away to attend a program'

(Newser) - Tweeting that " the past few days have been extremely difficult ," Michael Phelps says it's time " to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself." The move comes in the wake of Phelps' arrest on... More »

20/20 Anchor Back in Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas once again getting treatment for alcohol dependency

(Newser) - ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas checked herself back into rehab for alcohol dependency while on vacation. In a statement, the 20/20 co-anchor wrote that overcoming the disease is an "incredibly difficult process. I feel I have let myself, my co-workers, and most importantly my family down and for that I... More »

Hollywood Mourns Williams

63-year-old actor died yesterday morning of an apparent suicide

(Newser) - Hollywood was quick to react to the news of Robin Williams' death , with Danny DeVito tweeting only the word "heartbroken," and John Krasinski calling Williams "the kindest hearted man," according to the Hollywood Reporter . Pink, who says she only met him once, described it as "... More »

Portia Went to Rehab Over 'Ugly' Ellen Fight: Insider

Things got pretty bad between de Rossi, DeGeneres: source

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi always seem like such a lovely couple—but things are apparently very different behind closed doors. A source tells In Touch that de Rossi did a secret 30-day stint in rehab in May—and, as per the Contra Costa Times , it was trouble with... More »

Rob Ford: Rehab Is Great, Like Redskins Camp

Location of said rehab remains mysterious

(Newser) - Alleged border incidents aside, Rob Ford is in rehab somewhere, and it is awesome. That's the gist of the interview Ford gave the Toronto Sun today. "I feel great. Rehab is amazing," the Toronto mayor said. "It reminds me of football camp. Kind of like the... More »

Rob Ford Had Run-in With ... Bieber

Ford flew to Chicago yesterday for rehab

(Newser) - They tried to make him go to rehab—and he finally said yes. In what his allies, his critics, and his siblings say is a long overdue move, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has taken a leave of absence to seek help with his substance abuse problems. He flew to Chicago,... More »

After DWI Charge, Colts' Irsay Heads to Rehab

Multiple prescription drugs found during traffic stop

(Newser) - The family of Colts owner Jim Irsay said today that he has placed himself in a treatment facility after police found multiple prescription drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The 54-year-old Irsay, who acknowledged a painkiller dependency more than a decade ago, faces preliminary charges of misdemeanor driving... More »

Why Chris Brown Got Booted From Rehab

Judge orders R&B singer to stay in jail for a month

(Newser) - Chris Brown was kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility last week, and TMZ says it knows why. First off, he violated a rule specifically imposed on him because he assaulted Rihanna: to keep at least two feet away from all women (he touched a woman's hands and elbows).... More »

Chris Brown Jailed After He's Booted From Rehab

That puts him in violation of his probation

(Newser) - It's hard to keep track of Chris Brown's legal run-ins since his assault of Rihanna in 2009, but this part's easy: He is now in jail, reports CNN . Brown was taken into custody yesterday after a Malibu rehab facility kicked him out, putting him in violation of... More »

Tori Spelling's Hubby Heads to Rehab

Feel free to guess what Dean McDermott's issue is, because he's not saying

(Newser) - It's not an altogether unfamiliar Hollywood storyline: First Tori Spelling's husband was rumored to have engaged in bad behavior ( specifically, cheating ). Next stop, rehab. Dean McDermott has entered treatment for (the somewhat vague) "health and personal issues." In a statement to People , the 47-year-old... More »

'Overwhelmed' Rodman Hits Rehab

Basketball player seeks help after drunken meltdown on CNN

(Newser) - America's diplomat in chief to North Korea is out of commission for a while: Dennis Rodman, most recently known for cozying up to murderous baby-faced dictators and drunkenly melting down on CNN , has checked into rehab for alcoholism. He'll spend 30 days at a facility in New Jersey.... More »

Trace Adkins Back in Rehab After Insane Bar Brawl

...with a Trace Adkins impersonator singing karaoke on a cruise ship

(Newser) - Trace Adkins' 12 years of sobriety ended not with a whimper, but with a drunken bar brawl ... with a Trace Adkins impersonator at karaoke night on a cruise ship. Yes, really. The country star was headlining a country-music-themed cruise, which was headed from Miami to Jamaica, when he got into... More »

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