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Jamie Sangouthai's Shocking Cause Of Death Revealed!

6/18/2015 12:03pm EDT
Lamar Odom's BFF's Death Cause: Jamie Sangouthai Died Of Flesh-E
Jamie Sangouthai’s cause of death has been determined, and it’s not from a drug overdose, as many suspected.

Days after the shocking news surfaced that Lamar Odom’s best friend died, the cause and manner of death have been determined by a Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sangouthai, a fixture on reality TV show, Khloe and Lamar, passed away from a deadly combination: a bacterial skin infection called necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly referred to as flesh-eating bacteria, coupled with IV drug use.

An autopsy report revealed that Odom’s close friend died shortly after going to the...
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Police Arrest 'Full House' Star In California

6/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
John Stamos
Police arrested John Stamos in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday for driving under the influence.

Authorities received reports about a vehicle being driven erratically. Beverly Hills police stopped the "Full House" star's car and determined that he needed medical attention, so they took him to a nearby hospital.

Stamos was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and released into the care of the hospital. He is due in court on Sept. 11.

The actor will be starring in a reboot of "Full House" next year called "Fuller House." It is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016.

He has also...
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'RHOBH' Housewife Given The Boot

6/4/2015 10:40am EDT
Kim Richards Cut From 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Sea
When "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" returns to TV next fall, Kim Richards won't be there. It's just been confirmed (via E! News) that Kim has been given the boot off of "RHOBH" for the show's upcoming sixth season.

Bravo isn't commenting on the matter (and officially, the network hasn't made any major casting decisions), but this much we know: Kim won't be a regular on the show's sixth season. Maybe a cameo in an episode or two, but that's it.

This all started in April, when Kim got drunk and locked herself in a hotel bathroom in Beverly Hills. Weeks later, she checked herself int...
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Former 'Buffy' Star Checks Into Rehab

6/2/2015 8:53am EDT
Nicholas Brendon
Following a string of arrests, former "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon has checked into rehab. The actor entered a facility in California on Monday.

A statement on his Facebook page reads, "Earlier today, with the support of his professional team, his friends, and his family, Nicky entered a rehabilitation facility in California to treat his depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse problems. He's taking the steps necessary to better his health and give himself, and his fans, the gift of a healthy lifestyle.

"He has been aware of his problems for some time - and with ea...
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When Demi Lovato Was Spiraling Out Of Control, This Guy Stepped In To Save Her

5/28/2015 9:06am EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato announced earlier this week that she and Nick Jonas were forming the label Safehouse Records through a partnership with Island and Hollywood Records. Lovato has since credited her longtime manager Phil McIntyre for putting her on the path to sobriety and enabling her to get to where she is today.

She said in a press release, "I've worked closely with both Nick and Phil for years and we share the same point of view when it comes to making music. It's incredibly exciting to be part of this new company where I’m in control of all aspects of my career. I can't wait to share what we...
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Was This 'Real Housewife' Drunk At Her Daughter's Wedding?

5/27/2015 6:04pm EDT
Kim Richards
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has reportedly fallen off the wagon.

The reality star, who entered rehab to deal with alcohol abuse issues last month, attended her daughter's wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, over the weekend, where witnesses say she was either drunk or had been using drugs.

Following the reality star's meltdown, her sober coach quit and immediately returned to the U.S., and daughter Brooke is no longer speaking with her because she cursed out the groom's family and said some awful things to her daughter, according to TMZ.com.

But in a video posted on...
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Kathy Hilton Reacts To Sister Kim Richards' Stint In Rehab

5/20/2015 8:31am EDT
Kathy Hilton Is 'Very Proud' Of Sister Kim Richards For Going To
"The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards entered rehab last month, and sister Kathy Hilton has got her back.

"She's great. She's doing really, really well," Hilton told reporters at the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 2nd Annual Super Saturday event in Los Angeles.

"I'm very proud of her," Hilton said, according to People. "She decided on her own to go."

In April, Richards was arrested for a drunken outburst at a Beverly Hills hotel. She was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, along with trespassing and battery for lashing out at a police officer.

She c...
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Tom Hardy Says He's 'F---ing Lucky To Be Here' Following Drug Addiction

5/15/2015 8:31am EDT
'Mad Max' Star Tom Hardy On Drug Addiction: 'I Would Have Sold M
Tom Hardy doesn't mince words when he talks about his battle with drug addiction. The actor is currently sober but struggled deeply in the past, reported Yahoo! New Zealand: "I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, 'You go down that road, Tom, you won't come back. That's it. All you need to know.'
And that message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f***ing lucky to be here, to be honest."

At his lowest point, Hardy would have done anything to score a fix."I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack," he confessed.

Hardy, who stars in this weeke...
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Rob Lowe Marks A Major Milestone

5/12/2015 8:34am EDT
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe celebrated 25 years of sobriety on Sunday. The former "West Wing" and "Parks and Recreation" star marked the milestone on Twitter, writing:

To those struggling with addiction, there is true, real hope. 25 years ago today, I found recovery; and a life of promise. #Grateful

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) May 10, 2015

He also thanked his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, of 24 years: "To @Sheryllowe61 and all the beautiful, dedicated, supportive and loving mothers out there: thank you and bless you. #LOVE."

The anniversary of his sobriety fell on Mother's Day.

Lowe, now 51, was known in his yo...
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'Walking Dead' Star Seth Gilliam Arrested

5/5/2015 3:15pm EDT
Walking Dead Actor Seth Gilliam Charged With DUI And Marijuana P
Actor Seth Gilliam, who plays the morally conflicted Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead, was arrested last weekend and charged with DUI and possesion of marijuana.

Gilliam was arrested Sunday in Peachtree City, Georgia after an officer pulled him over speeding just after 2 a.m. Giliam was reportedly going 107 mph in a 55 mph zone. The details were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The officer in the police report claimed he smelled alcohol and asked Gilliam if he had been drinking. Gilliam responded that he had consumed three beers and a shot. His blood alcohol level was registere...
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