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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

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

Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on Rehab Stay for Alcohol Addiction, Completes 40 Day Treatment

Ben Affleck has broken his silence on his recent stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” the 46-year-old actor posted on Instagram. “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to [...] Ben Affleck has broken his silence on his recent stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” the 46-year-old actor posted on Instagram. “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.” “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family,” he continued. “So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.” The statement concludes with, “With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 4th, 2018

Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on Rehab for Alcohol Addiction, Completes 40 Day Stay

Ben Affleck has broken his silence on his recent stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” the 46-year-old actor posted on Instagram. “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to [...] Ben Affleck has broken his silence on his recent stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” the 46-year-old actor posted on Instagram. “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.” “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family,” he continued. “So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.” The statement concludes with, “With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 4th, 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

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

Ben Affleck Returns to Rehab for the Third Time After Intervention by Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck has checked into rehab to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction, following an intervention by his former wife Jennifer Garner. Affleck, 46, who has long struggled with alcohol […] More The post Ben Affleck Returns to Rehab for the Third Time After Intervention by Jennifer Garner appeared first on Socialite Life. Ben Affleck has checked into rehab to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction, following an intervention by his former wife Jennifer Garner. Affleck, 46, who has long struggled with alcohol addiction, has earlier been to rehab in 2001 and 2017. At around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Garner arrived at Affleck’s home in Pacific Palisades with her bodyguard and staged an intervention for her ex-husband who fell back into alcohol addiction following his breakup with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, reported E! News. Sources told US Weekly that Affleck admitted he needed help, left the house in Garner’s car and the pair headed towards a treatment facility in Malibu. The news of Affleck’s possible fall off the wagon broke Monday when he was spotted receiving what appeared to be a delivery of alcohol, including Pacifico beer and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch whiskey. The 22-year-old Playboy Playmate Shauna Sexton had reportedly spent the previous night at Affleck’s home. Ben better realize how lucky he is to have Garner is his life and what she’s doing for him and really for her kids. The post Ben Affleck Returns to Rehab for the Third Time After Intervention by Jennifer Garner appeared first on Socialite Life......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzAug 23rd, 2018

Meet Instagram Hottie Matt Cook

It has been tough, but we’ve spent all week long scouring the depths of Instagram to bring you this week’s Instahottie — Matt Cook! You may recognize Matt from the […] More It has been tough, but we’ve spent all week long scouring the depths of Instagram to bring you this week’s Instahottie — Matt Cook! You may recognize Matt from the TV show, If Loving You Is Wrong, or you may recognize Matt from his abs! View this post on Instagram It ain’t even fun no more, I’m jaded. It’s just a game I just play it to play it A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Sep 25, 2018 at 1:55pm PDT View this post on Instagram Ready A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Sep 12, 2018 at 3:19pm PDT View this post on Instagram What SUPERHERO do I remind you of? Or should I play next in a movie (The cool thing is I only eat plants #veganism) A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Aug 14, 2018 at 1:27pm PDT View this post on Instagram I just want to wish myself a happy birthday ! Thankful for another year. Life is tough, and you have to be appreciative for every moment. Every second, memory and year you get !!! Leo Szn is here finally ! And if you love me , you could wish me a Happy Birthday also !!! August 2 A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Aug 2, 2018 at 12:00pm PDT View this post on Instagram World Peace from yours truly A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Jul 18, 2018 at 3:29pm PDT View this post on Instagram Midnight Smiles Film Camera ~ I miss Everything that was once real in the 90’s Thanks @pojo A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Jul 9, 2018 at 4:00pm PDT View this post on Instagram Bad Boys Get the Girl Everytime Nice Guys Never even Finish the Race A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on May 23, 2018 at 6:49pm PDT View this post on Instagram She’s said: She ready to give it all away, just don’t tell nobody tmw. I said : Deal ! Shot by the great @rickdaynyc A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on May 21, 2018 at 11:20am PDT View this post on Instagram I’m Back A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Apr 30, 2018 at 8:29pm PDT View this post on Instagram I turn my real life into a dream life , I turn my dream life into a fantasy, I turn my fantasy into reality… A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Apr 19, 2018 at 9:25pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt Cook (@mattcook_) on Nov 26, 2017 at 10:48pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzSep 26th, 2018

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

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

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

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Past Sex Addiction

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her struggle with addiction, specifically, past addictions to sex and alcohol. “My sort of addictions jump. They jump around. When I was younger, I definitely think I had a sex addiction of some kind, yes, that everything could be fixed by sex. You know what I’m saying?” Jada said [...] Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her struggle with addiction, specifically, past addictions to sex and alcohol. “My sort of addictions jump. They jump around. When I was younger, I definitely think I had a sex addiction of some kind, yes, that everything could be fixed by sex. You know what I’m saying?” Jada said during her newest Red Table Talk episode. Jada also recalled a time later, when she had an issue with alcohol. “I remember reaching a rock bottom that time I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle. And I was like, ‘Now hold up. You’re in the this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem,’” she continued. Jada added, “So I went cold turkey. That’s the thing about me: I can go cold turkey. I am a binger, and I always have to watch myself and I can just get obsessed with things. It’s not what you’re doing but how you’re with it. Why you’re doing it. It’s the behavior that’s attached to it because if you want to have a lot of sex, that’s great, but why are you having all that sex? That’s what you’ve got to look at.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 9th, 2018

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

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

Mel B Reveals She's Going to Rehab for Alcohol and Sex Addiction - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment TonightMel B Reveals She's Going to Rehab for Alcohol and Sex AddictionEntertainment TonightMel B revealed that she's decided to check herself into a facility next month to help her cope with alcohol and sex addiction. “I have made the decision to go into a proper therapy [program] in the next few weeks, but it has to be in the UK because I ...Mel B Headed To Rehab For PTSD, Alcohol Issues & Sex Addiction After Messy DivorceHollywood LifeMel B to enter rehab after PTSD diagnosis: 'I am at a crisis point'MetroMel B to enter rehab clinic to battle booze and sex addictions after 'incredibly difficult six months'The Sunall 82 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 26th, 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