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Matt Cardle Reveals Battles With Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Matt Cardle Reveals Battles With Drug And Alcohol Addiction.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMar 13th, 2018

Matt Cardle Reveals Battles With Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Matt Cardle Reveals Battles With Drug And Alcohol Addiction.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMar 13th, 2018

Fergie Gets Real About Just How Bad Her Crystal Meth Addiction Was — Says She "Was Hallucinating On A Daily Basis"

Fergie's crystal meth addiction was a very real and incredibly scary experience for the hitmaker. For an interview with British publication iNews, the You Already Know singer candidly opened up about her past addiction struggles and revealed the physical toll the drug usage took on her body. Related: Alcohol & Ecstasy Present In Chester's Autopsy Report In regards [...] Fergie's crystal meth addiction was a very real and incredibly scary experience for the hitmaker. For an interview with British publication iNews, the You Already Know singer candidly opened up about her past addiction struggles and revealed the physical toll the drug usage took on her body. Related: Alcohol & Ecstasy Present In Chester's Autopsy Report In regards to the drug abuse, the A-lister shared: "I was [suffering from] chemically-induced psychosis and dementia. I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things. I'd just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or bunny." Intense stuff. To make matters worse, due to her drug usage, the California native regularly thought she was being followed by the CIA, FBI, and a SWAT team. During one of her lowest moments, the mother of one ended up at a church in a delusional fog. The powerhouse recalled: "They tried to kick me out, because I was moving down the aisles in this crazy way, as I thought there was an infrared camera in the church trying to check for my body. I bolted past the altar into a hallway and two people were chasing me. I remember thinking: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team's out there, I was right all along. But if they're not out there, then it's the drugs making me see things and I'm going to end up in an institution. And if it really is the drugs, I don't want to live my life like this any more, anyway.' I walked out of the church; obviously there was no SWAT team, it was just me in a parking lot. It was a freeing moment." And while Fergie's rock bottom was certainly daunting, the 42-year-old walked away having learned a lot about herself. She continued: "The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun… until it wasn't. But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that's my strength, my faith, my hope for something better." This isn't the first time the former Black Eyed Peas member has discussed her crystal meth addiction. In fact, the industry vet hopes her story will help others. Regardless, fans began speculating about the state of Fergie's health when she shockingly crashed the stage at a gala where Tom Ford was being honored. Not to mention, the chart topper split from husband Josh Duhamel earlier this year. Although the songstress acted oddly, her rep assured those concerned that Fergie is "happy and healthy." Phew. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 7th, 2017

Dr. Phil Responds To Accusations Of Show Staff Giving Known Addicts Drugs & Alcohol

As a former psychologist once said, "There are some sick people in this world." And according to Thursday's shocking report from STAT and The Boston Globe, Dr. Phil staff may be some of them. In the article, multiple former guests suffering from addiction say show staff, including producers, encouraged or aided them in finding drugs before taping. [...] As a former psychologist once said, "There are some sick people in this world." And according to Thursday's shocking report from STAT and The Boston Globe, Dr. Phil staff may be some of them. In the article, multiple former guests suffering from addiction say show staff, including producers, encouraged or aided them in finding drugs before taping. Survivor winner Todd Herzog (above) says he was left a full bottle of vodka in the green room. Related: Andrew Garfield Candidly Discusses His Relationship With Drugs While the show was given multiple opportunities to defend its actions in the article, clearly they didn't like how they came off. So on Friday morning, Dr. Phil McGraw and company released a public statement condemning the "tabloid-style story: "Hello: There is an unsubstantiated, tabloid-style story recently published about the show's handling of two or three guests over the last 16 years. We thought a clarifying statement might be timely. Here it is below — and from all of us at "Dr. Phil," have a safe and Happy New Year! December 29, 2017 STATEMENT FROM THE DR. PHIL SHOW The STAT article does not fairly or accurately describe the methods of the Dr. Phil show or its mission to educate millions of viewers about drug and alcohol addiction. The show does not give drugs or alcohol to its guests and any suggestions to the contrary are errant nonsense. For the past 16 years, the Dr. Phil show has provided valuable information to viewers by telling compelling stories about people who are fighting the battle to overcome alcohol and drug addiction. Unfortunately, addicts often lash out at the very people who are trying the hardest to help them break the cycle of addiction. Although terribly unfortunate, this is an understandable part of the behavior of addicts on their journey to recovery. This will not deter the Dr. Phil show from its commitment to educate and inform the public about the worsening epidemic of addiction." What do YOU think of this new denial? [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 29th, 2017

Matt Cardle Live At Hammersmith Apollo, London

Although X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle may be overshadowed by 3rd place boyband One Direction, this definitely doesn’t seem to stop him doing what he does best – blasting out the ballads! I didn’t really know what to expect, but as I watched Matt sing his heart out, performing every track from his most recent hit album […] The post Matt Cardle Live At Hammersmith Apollo, London appeared first on Entertainmentwise......»»

Category: topSource: dailystabAug 1st, 2017

12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles!

On the 6th day of Perezmas, pop culture gave to us… 6 messy custody battles! When celebrity parents get divorced, we can expect a draaaawwwwwn out legal fight over who gets the kiddos — and these disputes usually lead to the airing out of some VVV dirty laundry. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's custody war, for example, [...] On the 6th day of Perezmas, pop culture gave to us... 6 messy custody battles! When celebrity parents get divorced, we can expect a draaaawwwwwn out legal fight over who gets the kiddos -- and these disputes usually lead to the airing out of some VVV dirty laundry. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's custody war, for example, has been so intense it rolled over into 2017. The couple may have taken their contentious battle out of the headlines, but they have still yet to reach a permanent agreement. Of course, the late Brangelina isn't the only power couple to duke it out with all the intensity of that Mr. & Mrs. Smith domestic fight scene -- see more of 2017's messiest celeb custody battles (below)! CLICK HERE to view "12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles" CLICK HERE to view "12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles" CLICK HERE to view "12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles" CLICK HERE to view "12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles" CLICK HERE to view "12 Days Of Perezmas: 6 Messy Custody Battles" [Image via 20th Century Fox.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 20th, 2017

Ryan Edwards" Pregnant Wife Is Allegedly In "Denial" About The Teen Mom OG Star"s "Very Serious" Issues

It sounds like Ryan Edwards' wife has turned a blind eye to his addiction struggles. According to a recent report, a pregnant Mackenzie Standifer is in total "denial" about the Teen Mom OG star's drug issues. As you surely know, Mrs. Edwards defended the MTV vet after he was arrested last month on a petition to [...] It sounds like Ryan Edwards' wife has turned a blind eye to his addiction struggles. According to a recent report, a pregnant Mackenzie Standifer is in total "denial" about the Teen Mom OG star's drug issues. As you surely know, Mrs. Edwards defended the MTV vet after he was arrested last month on a petition to revoke warrant. Following the highly publicized arrest, Mackenzie shared that "everything is fine" and claimed the recent jail stint was a part of a previous legal case. Related: Spencer & Heidi KILLED The Hills Reunion! Well, it appears that not EVERYONE is convinced that Ryan is "fine," especially since Edwards' ex and baby momma Maci Bookout filed for two orders of protection against him. To make matters worse, an insider has claimed that Ryan's pregnant lady is completely unaware at how bad the situation is. The tipster spilled to Us Weekly: "Mackenzie is in complete abject denial about Ryan's drug addiction and issues surrounding how very, very serious it truly is. Mackenzie only wants to focus on having his baby and seems to be hoping that this will help him to be inspired to live a clean and sober life." Oof. We have a feeling the reality TV personality is going to need some serious help. The source added: "Ryan denies the seriousness of the drug addiction, like any addict will do, and Mackenzie chooses to believe him." How sad. In case you forgot, Ryan entered rehab in May 2017, after he was caught on camera dosing off while driving en route to his wedding. Reportedly, a big portion of the recently filmed TMOG reunion is about Edwards' sobriety. It's said that those who commented on the situation are truly afraid that Edwards will die due to his drug problem. The confidant explained: "There was real concern for Ryan's sobriety at the reunion and he was urged to get further treatment by close to the show off-camera, but refused. There is a genuine and real fear that Ryan could die because of his drug addiction." Man, oh man. Hopefully, Ryan and Mackenzie have wake up calls sooner than later... because it sounds like they both need one! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 4th, 2018

Gambling and Some Interesting Celebrity Breaks

Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture... Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture wasn’t so beneficial as the super hit 2013 movie ‘Runner, Runner’ and is rumored to have been to a rehab center to come outside or quit the habit of gambling. His interest towards gambling is natural as he won the CA State Poker Championship in 2004. He is also fond of the game blackjack. We are not sure of the financials, but Ben was exposed to quite some mental pressure due to gambling. 6. Ray Romano Ray is an actor, stand-up comedian, and is known for the popular TV show, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ He has also received an Emmy award for his role in the hit TV show. He has given his voice for Manny in the ‘Ice Age’ movies. The 60-year-old actor was one of the first actors who began receiving huge paychecks for TV shows. In 2009, he went on to produce a show called ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ The show had a character named ‘Joe’ who was a gambling addict and he tried his best to stay away from it as much as possible. It was a surprise to note that the character of Joe was based on Ray himself, which was something the actor later admitted. Ray still participates in several poker events, but he now knows about his limited skill sets and hopefully is only doing so for fun or as a leisure activity. He isn’t going to casinos now and prefers online poker and similar gambling in smaller amounts. As revealed in the TV series based on Ray himself, he used to seek help from different people anonymously when the gambling debt took over his financial peace. 7. Joe Francis Joe Francis the ever so controversial film producer named for many controversies and publicities. The businessman had been accused by several actresses for casting couch and inappropriate behavior. He is best known for the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ series. Wynn Hotels and others have filed a legal suit against him for unpaid gambling debts. Allegedly or surprisingly, the debt of over $2 million Wynn was given a discount of about 30 percent. 8. John McCain John is a sort of political celebrity in the United States as a senior senator in the state of Arizona. At over 80 years of age, John was a Republican candidate in the 2008 elections against Barack Obama. However, from sources and close friends, it was learned that John had at a time in his life been very addicted to gambling. A stretch of eight hours of gambling and ten hours of poker all are in shame where John had stretched for over 14-16 hours on the table. The extent to which he was attached to gambling was worrying and it certainly affected his choices during his senior senator regime. 9. Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen has given us many entrepreneurs or trading goals by his role in the very famous movie ‘Wall Street.’ With a bucket of hit films and tremendous fan following, Charlie is one of the most controversial actors that the industry has ever known. He has recently surfaced for non-payment of taxes. He owes over $5 million in taxes which is a huge problem, especially for such a celebrity. He is also known for various other controversies that include drugs, alcohol, women, etc. Now coming to his gambling updates, he is known to be a huge gambling addict as revealed by his former spouse during his divorce case. Charlie was in contact with a bookie even while transporting his wife to the hospital while she was pregnant before the birth of his daughter. Clearly, gambling had gained the highest priority in his life over the welcoming of his own daughter and this certainly weakened his personal family ties. Also, the report exposed that Charlie in his peak lost over $200,000 every week — all thanks to gambling. This surfaced in 2006 and about eight years later, Charlie told his fans and the media that he has overcome gambling and doesn’t do it anymore. But controversies still follow him with tax evasion and non-payment and we hope he loses all of his bad habits soon. 10. Charles Barkley Another basketball player who has lost huge in gambling is Charles Barkley. After retirement, Charlies is working as an analyst in the NBA tournament. The 55-year-old also had been struggling due to gambling. Charles confessed to having lost about $30 million because of his gambling addiction. He also took counseling and then a break for two years from gambling but is a very difficult addiction, he is back to gambling now. Now he admits to gambling in casinos but in a much more controlled, monitored, and restricted manner. You never know, you might have new news story surfacing about a new gambling debt from Charles, as gambling is a galloping enterprise and you are always playing with trouble. Let’s Learn from Celebrities and Let’s Go Gambling Big celebrities have been in huge gambling troubles and it is certainly worthy to learn from their experiences and be as distant as possible from gambling activities. We have seen many stories and there are very few people who have made a fortune from gambling. Most importantly, we must make sure it never becomes a habit and addiction. Addiction to any activity can be very harmful and these celebrities have already experienced these issues. If people at such heights are not spared by a gambling addiction, it is very difficult for us to remain sheltered. So, to end the celebrity gambling league, gambling occasionally isn’t bad, but making it a source of income, or a habit or addiction should be avoided. [Photo Credit: Pixabay].....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 3rd, 2018

Bachelor Alum Britt Nilsson Details How She Battled Bulimia While Starring On The Dating Show

Britt Nilsson is speaking out. The Bachelor nation alum may've seemed like a dream girl when she appeared on Chris Soules‘ season of the dating competition, but in reality, the brunette stunner was hiding some pretty serious problems. The reality TV starlet — who also competed against Kaitlyn Bristowe for The Bachelorette season 11 lead spot [...] Britt Nilsson is speaking out. The Bachelor nation alum may've seemed like a dream girl when she appeared on Chris Soules‘ season of the dating competition, but in reality, the brunette stunner was hiding some pretty serious problems. The reality TV starlet -- who also competed against Kaitlyn Bristowe for The Bachelorette season 11 lead spot -- has recently addressed her past issues with addiction for a series of videos on YouTube. Related: Jenelle Evans Gets Real About Almost Dying Per Britt's admission, the 30-year-old revealed that she's battled everything from drug and alcohol addiction to bulimia. Apparently, Britt has struggled with binge eating disorder ever since she was young and that condition eventually developed into bulimia while in college. Nilsson confessed: "I had a lot of shame, and that just kicked it up. All addictions are pretty related to shame and pain avoidance, in my experience. The years after college were really dark years. I was binging all day, throwing up. I was hiding it because I was so ashamed — I was just mortified with myself. I would spend my days eating food in secret, throwing up in garbage bags in my car, throwing up in dumpsters, throwing up behind bushes, in the shower...This was going on for years. And I didn't tell anyone because I just thought it was too shameful." Sadly, being on The Bachelor caused Britt to relapse as she explained: "For me, having tons of food everywhere … it just became too much. I had pain and anxiety, I felt insecure, I didn't feel pretty enough, I didn't know what was going on, I missed my family. I was totally terrified that it was going to be caught on a mic and that millions of people were going to know that I just couldn't control myself. It was really, really hard for me, and it just kept going and going." Out of fear that she'd become a plot point, Britt did everything in her power to conceal her eating disorder. She continued: "You're mic-ed 24/7. I would take my mic off and try to hide it under towels so they wouldn't hear me throw up, because then that was going to be on the show and that was going to be a plot line. How horrible would that be, to be the girl who has an eating disorder, who can't stop eating and throwing up? I mean, I had broken blood vessels. I would throw up until I was bleeding out of my nose. I just couldn't stop, and that's kind of been a theme in my life." To make matters worse, bulimia was just one of Britt's many mental health problems as she's also dealt with alcohol and drug addiction. Soules' castoff relayed: "I'm an alcoholic. Meaning not that I was drinking a bottle of wine by myself in the bathtub, or waking up and taking shots, but my personality, for better or worse, is a personality where little is good, all is best, and more, more, more. … That's just something that I've had to navigate throughout my entire life. Alcohol has been part of my life off and on, but whenever it is a part of my life I try to control it and I can't. I also was addicted to drugs in college — I used to be addicted to cocaine. I used to smoke weed every single day in college. I would be high giving presentations. I basically didn't know how to live without drugs." Thankfully, Britt is doing much better these days as she hasn't consumed alcohol in the last year AND has vowed to "never throw up again." Miz Nilsson also has an incredible support system in her fiancé Jeremy Byrne, whom she credits as the one who helped her get through her eating disorder issues. Awwww. We honestly couldn't be prouder of Britt for opening up about such a tough, personal topic. Be sure to watch her first admission video for yourself (below). [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 27th, 2017

Celebrate International Beer Day With These Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!

Some people don't need an excuse to drink themselves into oblivion — but here's one for you anyway: it's International Beer Day! This momentous festival encourages beer drinkers worldwide to down a glass, pint, or — fuck it — keg to celebrate that holy beverage. Not a fan of the hoppy stuff? Then live vicariously through these [...] Some people don't need an excuse to drink themselves into oblivion -- but here's one for you anyway: it's International Beer Day! This momentous festival encourages beer drinkers worldwide to down a glass, pint, or -- fuck it -- keg to celebrate that holy beverage. Not a fan of the hoppy stuff? Then live vicariously through these legendary drinkers who made history by breaking world alcohol records! See the world records for fastest beer chug, highest recorded blood alcohol content, and more (below). CLICK HERE to view "10 Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!" CLICK HERE to view "10 Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!" CLICK HERE to view "10 Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!" CLICK HERE to view "10 Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!" CLICK HERE to view "10 Unbelievable Alcohol World Records!".....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 4th, 2017

Mel C reveals her shock over Matt Cardle"s rehab stint

Mel C reveals her shock over Matt Cardle"s rehab stint.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMay 7th, 2018

Kanye West Spent $85K On A Photo Of Whitney Houston"s Drug-Filled Bathroom For Pusha T"s Album Cover

On Wednesday, Pusha T revealed in an interview that Kanye West paid $85,000 for his DAYTONA album cover, a 2006 pic of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom. The picture was secretly taken by Houston's family member as the deceased singer struggled with drug addiction. The room allegedly contains a crack-smoking pipe, spoons, white powder, and alcohol. Related: Kim [...] On Wednesday, Pusha T revealed in an interview that Kanye West paid $85,000 for his DAYTONA album cover, a 2006 pic of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom. The picture was secretly taken by Houston's family member as the deceased singer struggled with drug addiction. The room allegedly contains a crack-smoking pipe, spoons, white powder, and alcohol. Related: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: Through The Years! On Thursday, a day before its release, Kim Kardashian's husband -- who produced the new LP -- shared the image on Twitter. As seen here: album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw pic.twitter.com/M1UPvax5fa — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018 While appearing on The Angie Martinez Show, Pusha T said Yeezy changed the album art (to what it is now) at the very last minute. Although Pusha T was content with the original cover, Kanye was insistent on Houston's image, and offered to pay the licensing fee. The former Clipse group member revealed: "One a.m., my phone rings. No caller ID. [He says,] 'Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork. And I like this other artwork. And this other artwork is 85 grand.'... I said, 'Hey, I don't want to pay for that and I wasn't even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked, it's here, it's ready.'... [West told him,] 'No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. Imma pay for that.' I say, 'You my man! You my man!'" Despite his initial surprise, Pusha T eventually warmed up to Kanye's idea: "I love it, I actually do love it. [But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it." The National Enquirer published the contentious image in 2006. It is unclear if Kanye paid the publication, or Houston's sister-in-law Tina Brown. Listen to the interview around the 1:00 mark (below): [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 24th, 2018

Matt Cardle ate Tramadol "for fun"

Matt Cardle ate Tramadol "for fun".....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicMar 12th, 2018

Matt Cardle returns to Sony for fourth album

Matt Cardle returns to Sony for fourth album.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicNov 7th, 2017

Matt Cardle opens up about Ed Sheeran lawsuit

Matt Cardle has distanced himself from the lawsuit where Ed Sheeran is being sued........»»

Category: celebSource: hellomagazineJun 12th, 2016

Jennifer Garner & Casey Affleck Helped Ben Affleck Check Into Rehab During His Struggle With Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck's loved ones helped him get a handle on his addiction to alcohol. According to Us Weekly, the actor turned to his ex Jennifer Garner and brother Casey Affleck after realizing he was "spiraling" and "unhappy" before entering rehab months ago. The insider told the mag: "Ben reached a breaking point. He knew he was spiraling and [...] Ben Affleck's loved ones helped him get a handle on his addiction to alcohol. According to Us Weekly, the actor turned to his ex Jennifer Garner and brother Casey Affleck after realizing he was "spiraling" and "unhappy" before entering rehab months ago. The insider told the mag: "Ben reached a breaking point. He knew he was spiraling and was unhappy." Related: Ben Is Donating Residuals From His Harvey Weinstein Films Before things got worse, the 44-year-old confided in the mother of his three children: "Ben told her everything that was going on with his life. He was devastated but knew he had to change." Along with Casey (who is sober), Garner found a rehab facility in northern Los Angeles: "After everything they've been through, she is going to continue to be there for him when he needs her, no matter what the circumstances." Another source added of Jen's loyalty: "From the smoking to drinking and gambling, Jen has always been the person who can get through to him. She keeps Ben in line as much as she can ... No one ever told her she needs to stick around to help Ben, but she always will. They are both good parents and good people." The big step to get help came after a specific incident where Ben could feel himself slipping back into his old habits: "There wasn't a specific instance that made him check into a facility. It was more of a prevention. People in his life knew he needed a treatment that was more serious than what he was currently getting." Now, he's in "a great headspace": "He has learned that dealing with his addiction is an ongoing battle. He understands he cannot just wake up one morning and say, ‘OK, we're all done.' Treatment is like a job." The Justice League star is now participating in an outpatient program to help keep him on the straight and narrow: "He knows he can't get through this all alone. His slip-ups have affected his loved ones, but the good thing is that he's making strides toward recovery. Friends and family have never seen Ben so proactive and serious about wanting to get better. Ben will do whatever it takes to be a great ­parent." We're hoping he sticks with it! [Image via Ivan Nikolov/Guillermo Proano/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017

Ben Affleck Still Seeking Treatment For His Alcohol Addiction

Ben Affleck is taking his recovery seriously! On Wednesday, the A-lister was spotted arriving at an outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles, seven months from when decided to enter rehab for his alcohol addiction. Related: Ben Walks Away From Netflix Project To Focus On "Wellness & Family" A source told Us Weekly: "Ben looked so happy. He was in [...] Ben Affleck is taking his recovery seriously! On Wednesday, the A-lister was spotted arriving at an outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles, seven months from when decided to enter rehab for his alcohol addiction. Related: Ben Walks Away From Netflix Project To Focus On "Wellness & Family" A source told Us Weekly: "Ben looked so happy. He was in such a good mood and looked refreshed." After it was last reported the actor was spotted buying alcohol with his girlfriend back at the end of July, it sounds like Ben is at least making healthy choices now. Keep it up! [Image via Apega/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 5th, 2017

Sex, Drugs, & Rock & Roll: Demi Lovato"s 7 Most REVEALING Moments From Simply Complicated!

Nobody said being a pop star would be easy… On Tuesday, Demi Lovato premiered her new documentary Simply Complicated, and the 78-minute film explores everything from the singer's drug and alcohol addiction, to her bisexuality. Related: Demi Lovato Recalls Being Banned From Seeing Her Sister At only 25, the musician has lived quite a life, and in her [...] Nobody said being a pop star would be easy... On Tuesday, Demi Lovato premiered her new documentary Simply Complicated, and the 78-minute film explores everything from the singer's drug and alcohol addiction, to her bisexuality. Related: Demi Lovato Recalls Being Banned From Seeing Her Sister At only 25, the musician has lived quite a life, and in her new flick, she bares it all for her fans. Ch-ch-check out the full clip (below): Here are the 7 most revealing moments from Simply Complicated: 1. Demi First Did Cocaine When She Was 17 And 'Loved It' She reveals: "My first time doing coke I was 17, working on the Disney Channel and I was with a couple friends. I was scared because my mom always told me your heart could just burst if you do it but I did it anyways and I loved it." 2. The Jonas Brothers Helped Her Get Sober According to Demi's manager John Taylor: "It was actually the Jonas Brothers waving the flag, and saw Demi veering in a different direction." Nick Jonas -- who makes a cameo -- said: "While we were on tour Demi and Joe [Jonas]'s relationship had become really complicated so I was playing the bridge... It became really good you know between she and I for a while and growing closer than we've ever been. I remember thinking in my head I felt a bit of pride about it, like selfishly maybe I was helping her back to being the Demi we know and love. She's not going to do anything crazy, she'll be fine and then this episode happened." The "episode" is when... 3. Demi Attacked Her Dancer For Outing Her Adderall Usage Lovato recalls: "I was in Colombia, on the Camp Rock 2 tour and I invited a bunch of people to dinner. I paid for all the alcohol, someone ended up getting weed, I was on Adderall and we had trashed the hotel... The hotel was threatening us, they went to some of the dancers and asked what happened. And I think they told on me for using Adderall. Someone told Kevin Jonas Sr., Phil [her manager] and my dad... I was very upset, now it was out I was on Adderall. The next day I was in a lot of trouble, I remember going to Kevin Sr. and saying, 'Listen, I want to thank whoever told on me because I know they were just worried about me and I just want to know who told you'... I manipulated him into telling me who it was and he said it was Shorty. When he said Shorty, I remember thinking, I'm about to beat this bitch up. She had already boarded the plane, I just went up to her and it was like a blur."' After the attack, she remembers: "Everyone was freaking out. I just remember sitting down, texting my mom I'm sorry. and I slept the whole day. I just came to the breaking point." 4. She Still Loves Ex Wilmer Valderrama Although they announced their break up in June 2016, Demi says: "I've never loved anybody like I loved Wilmer and I still love him... I met him on Jan. 11, 2010. I thought ‘I have to have him,' but I was only 17 and he was like, 'Get away from me'... When I turned 18 we started dating. I think it was love at first sight, we connected on a level that I've never connected with anybody before, he was just my rock, my everything."' She adds: "I think my heart is always with Wilmer, I think it was with Wilmer, I think it is with Wilmer, I think it will be. Because you don't share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa. I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to meet anybody that compares to him but I'm trying to keep an open heart and open mind when it comes to that." 5. Lovato Still Struggles With An Eating Disorder After breaking up with the That '70s Show alum, the singer admits she purged to deal with her emotions. "When I was in a relationship with Wilmer I went three years without purging and when we broke up that's one of the first things I did... The less I have to think about food, the easier it is to go about having a normal life and I don't want to let anybody down so when I do have moments when I slip up, I feel very ashamed. What started the relapse was missing Wilmer. And when I feel lonely my heart feels hungry and I end up binging." She confesses "food is still the biggest challenge in my life." 6. Yes, She Likes Both Men AND Women "I am on a dating app with both men and girls... I am open to human connection so whether that's through a male or female, it doesn't matter to me... I do like athletes, there is something sexy about someone putting in all of their physical strength into their passion." 7. Demi Lived In A Sober Living Home While She Was A Judge On The X-Factor Her manager recalls: "While she was a judge, she's living in a sober apartment with roommates... She's having to do chores. She has no cell phone. She's completely and totally submitted to the process of recovery." [Image via Demi Lovato/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 17th, 2017

Russell Brand Confesses All About Battling Sex, Drugs, & Katy Perry — Read His Candid Interview!

Russell Brand has come a long way since his days of battling addiction. While he'll never forget the downward spiral of his younger years, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor doesn't like to think about his drug abusing past. In a candid new interview with Us Weekly, the comedian said reliving his encounters with heroin — which began [...] Russell Brand has come a long way since his days of battling addiction. While he'll never forget the downward spiral of his younger years, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor doesn't like to think about his drug abusing past. In a candid new interview with Us Weekly, the comedian said reliving his encounters with heroin -- which began at just 19 years old -- is too dangerous to dwell on. Related: American Idol Expands Budget Thanks To Katy Perry's Paycheck! The father-of-one, who is 14 years sober, confessed: "I can't think about it too much because I start to miss it. If you're in pain, psychological pain, you feel like you have a knot in your tummy. If pain is a fist, heroin dives into it, opens it up and relaxes you. It feels so beautiful. It feels like a cuddle, like comfort, like being in your mother's arms. It's so sweet and perfect." But the euphoric sensation doesn't last long. After getting hooked on the drug, Brand said his world was starting to unravel -- he was already "smoking too much, drinking too much, doing cocaine, taking quite a lot of acid and looking at too much porn." Soon, the comedian was all alone, with nothing in his life except the drugs he was addicted to. He explained: "There were terrible, terrible moments of loneliness in a flat where all I had were drugs. That was all I needed. I had a job at MTV. It went. I had a radio show. It went. Everything was going. My friends left me. Girlfriends left me. It was very scary." Yet the cycle continued. The 42-year-old said that heroin was the only thing holding his life together for a period of four years, until his then-manager and friend Chip Sommers stepped in to help. Related: PartyNextDoor Arrested On Drug Possession Charges After years of "getting into trouble with the police for shoplifting and public disturbances," Brand's friend intervened before it was too late. He added: "Chip Sommers said, ‘If you keep doing this, within six months, you'll be in prison, a lunatic asylum or dead.' In retrospect, he was right. I was six months away from a lot more trouble. I got out before I got too desperate." But drugs weren't the only vice overpowering the performer. Brand admitted that getting clean from heroin brought out another insatiable vice -- sex addiction: "The situation got out of hand when I was clean. If you don't deal with the source, the condition will migrate and morph and attach to something else." Thankfully, the Brit got his addictions under control by enlisting in a 12-step program with a community of mentors to help guide him. Related: Aaron Carter Leaves Rehab After Just Two Weeks Now, happily married with a one-year-old daughter, Brand hopes to help others struggling with his own book Recovery: Freedom for Our Addictions. Ch-ch-check out more of Brand's interview (below) on the struggles to his recovery, his marriage to Katy Perry, being a father, and more! On the biggest hurdles of recovery: "Recognizing you have a problem and being willing to change your perspective. Most people don't think that they have a problem. We've been trained to live in pain. To get up, work all the time, be in s--t relationships. The biggest challenge is going, ‘Hold on a minute, I don't want to do that. I'm not going to.' And it's not about being a selfish person. It's about listening to your feelings and responding to your feelings." On his biggest vices: "Drugs then sex then caring too much about other people's opinion of me. Drugs are just the obvious one. If someone is a crack addict or a heroin addict, they get into problems real quickly. But if you're obsessed with what other people think about you or you're obsessed with social media, it consumes your life." On hitting rock bottom: "Rock bottom, I believe, is the point where you say, ‘I can't do this anymore' and you start going upward. I had terrible moments of self harm. I was doing a stand up show in Scotland. On stage, I broke a bottle and cut myself. Then, I got into a fight with security and was thrown through the door. I had to get stitches in my leg and the doctors said if the cut had been one inch to the left, they would have had to amputate my leg from the knee because it would have done major arterial damage. There is still a scar there to remind me." On how he's changed since being married to Katy: "I've changed a lot in the last five years. I don't compare my relationships now to previous relationships out of respect to my present wife and to Katy Perry. I think I'm an easier person to be with now. I'm also in a very different situation. I'm dependent on my wife. In relationships, there is always going to be a level of dependency. But I try not to project my problems onto other people and perhaps I've not always been like that. " On how fatherhood has affected him: "It has made me recognize that what I want and what I need is not important. It's what she wants and what she needs. That's a good thing because I can be a very self-obsessed guy." On the birth of his daughter: "She was so beautiful. She came out perfect. It was like a drug in that it changed my consciousness in a way that I could not have anticipated. By the time I held her, I felt like an animal in a cave. I felt such strong feelings of protectiveness and love that I didn't know what to do. I didn't want anyone near her. The feelings were extremely intense and to be honest they haven't really gone away." [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 6th, 2017

Matt Lauer Is Surprisingly Supportive Of Hoda Kotb Amid Major Today Promotion!

Matt Lauer has officially supported NBC News' decision to tap Hoda Kotb as his permanent replacement. Well, it's the least he could do after he inflicted scandal onto the whole Today family with his controversial ousting. You know we're right. Related: Savannah & Hoda Reflect Matt Lauer's Firing! In case you forgot, following Matt's firing for "inappropriate sexual [...] Matt Lauer has officially supported NBC News' decision to tap Hoda Kotb as his permanent replacement. Well, it's the least he could do after he inflicted scandal onto the whole Today family with his controversial ousting. You know we're right. Related: Savannah & Hoda Reflect Matt Lauer's Firing! In case you forgot, following Matt's firing for "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace, Kotb was pulled from the 10 o'clock hour in order to create a temporary fix. But the position is no longer a temporary one, as the seasoned TV personality will join Savannah Guthrie permanently at 7 a.m. from now on. (Don't worry, Hoda will still be sippin' wine with Kathie Lee Gifford later in the day.) In regards to how Lauer reacted to Hoda's promotion, the 53-year-old spilled to E! News: "He was sweet this morning. Certain texts popped up, and there was one from Matt: 'Congratulations!' And he said some nice words." Way to take the high road, bud. Perhaps this is evidence that Matt really has Z-E-R-O interest in returning to TV?? Regardless, for now, the disgraced newsman is clearly trying to be a better person. Kotb continued: "It meant the world to me to hear from him. It was really nice." Lauer has yet to publicly congratulate Hoda on her new job role, but we doubt that'll ever happen as he's laying low these days. A move we support, and hope he continues. Savannah also expressed Matt's delight at Hoda nabbing the co-anchor spot. She added: "Matt is really focused on his family, and I think that's where his heart is and that's where it should be. We've kept in touch and we've all been reaching out, and, you know...I don't think there's anyone who would be more thrilled than Matt to see Hoda in this role. He adores Hoda and he knows how good she is and so I know that to be true." As for herself, Guthrie has labeled Kotb being named her partner a "dream." Savannah concluded: "The job can be intense, and you want a partner who has your back... The fact that we are two women seems just right with where our culture is." Hear! Hear! We're so excited to see these ladies running the show. Snaps all around!! [Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 2nd, 2018

Chris Rock Comes Clean About Porn Addiction

All of the elderly comedians from yesteryear are being treated like an Oprah audience on Netflix. You get a special! You get a special! Everyone gets a special! Millennials are finally allowed the opportunity to see big names past their prime deliver lukewarm punchlines to pass the time. The latest on the list to pop […] The post Chris Rock Comes Clean About Porn Addiction appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. All of the elderly comedians from yesteryear are being treated like an Oprah audience on Netflix. You get a special! You get a special! Everyone gets a special! Millennials are finally allowed the opportunity to see big names past their prime deliver lukewarm punchlines to pass the time. The latest on the list to pop up on your “New on Netflix” notifications is Chris Rock and his Tamborine stand up special. For the most part it’s the typical black struggle in America, Trump is Lucifer, and I’m a comedian raising kids so let me tell you about their quirky behaviors I find funny. A far cry from his best work but I’d look the other way when it came to my legacy too if Netflix was cutting a check for a few million. What was a surprise was his addiction to porn. Hopefully his jokes don’t lead to people self-diagnosing an imaginary addiction and the government starting a war on porn. “What happens when you watch too much porn is you get desensitized,” he continues. “When you start watching porn, any porn’ll do. ‘Ah, they’re naked. Woo-hoo.’ Then, later on, you’re all fucked-up. And you need is a perfect porn cocktail to get you off. I was so fucked-up, I need an Asian girl with a black girl’s ass that speaks Spanish just to get my dick to move an inch. I’m a lot better now.” I can almost empathize with what he’s saying. But it’s not porn that’s addictive, it’s just the natural evolution of interest after assimilation. I’d be more weirded out by an adult that’s still watching the same soft core porn that everyone has seen on HBO when they were 14. Porn isn’t the problem. A proposed Virginia house bill already wants to put porn behind a $20 paywall and use human trafficking as their excuse for the madness. The small percentage of Svetlanas kidnapped from the Czech Republic and forced to do porn won’t see any of that money. I never want to drive past a delegalize porn rally all because Chris Rock inspired a nation to admit their addiction. Photo Credit: Instagram / Getty Images  The post Chris Rock Comes Clean About Porn Addiction appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 15th, 2018