Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong is entering rehab.
The Green Day singer is set to undergo treatment for substance abuse, a spokesperson for the group has confirmed. The band has also postponed several upcoming promotional appearances.
"Green Day wants to apologize to those they offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. The band regretfully must postpone some of their upcoming promotional appearances," the Grammy award-winning singer's representative told TMZ.
The group's front man had a very public meltdown on stage in Las Vegas over the weekend, where the group was performing at the star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival. The 40-year-old singer was videotaped screaming profanities and slamming Justin Bieber during the band's performance at the annual three-day festival before violently smashing his guitar on-stage, complaining their performance had been cut short.
Slash has defended Lindsay Lohan following her latest arrest.
The Liz & Dick actress was arrested just after midnight on Wednesday for fleeing the scene of an accident in New York when her car allegedly hit a pedestrian and after it was revealed she had been at a Slash concert before the incident, he took to Twitter to defend her. "The situation last night w/Lindsey was a lame paparazzi stunt. She didn't do anything. it's being blown out of proportion (sic)," the musician wrote.
Lindsay's alleged victim, Jose Rodriquez, claims she was "slurring" her words after the collision outside the city's Dream Hotel. "I saw this car come real quick and hit me. I was in so much pain. I fell to the side. When she got out of the car, I asked, 'Why did you do that?' She said, 'You have to get out of the way.' She told me I have to move. She was slurring. She smelled like alcohol real bad," Jose said.
Denzel Washington thinks that Whitney Houston's death is an "example to keep it together."
The 57-year-old actor believes his friend - who was found dead in the bathtub in her Beverly Hills hotel room in February - didn't realize the terrible toll her addiction to cocaine and crack had taken on her and should be a warning to all actors and musicians not to be seduced by the dark side of fame.
"Whitney was such a sweet, sweet girl and really just a humble girl. It's more of an example to me or the rest of us to keep it together. I was listening to her song 'I Look to You.' It's prophetic. Maybe I'm speaking out of line. Maybe she thought she could have one. And then the next thing you know, her body was betraying her. She didn't know that her body was aging quickly. She couldn't take it. Your body can only take so much. Some people survive [Hollywood and fame], and some people don't."
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora says his daughter was his motivation to get sober. The rock icon has admitted that 15-year-old Ava - his child with ex-wife Heather Locklear - was a "big part" of his decision to go to rehab to be treated for alcoholism for a second time last year.
"She (Ava) was like an angel to me, man ... that was the catalyst for me actually getting sober," he told Classic Rock. The 53-year-old musician continued, "Luckily I wasn't that guy who lost his band, his family, his house and his job. I wasn't a victim."
His first spell in rehab was in 2007, after the death of his father Adam and amidst the breakdown of his marriage to actress Heather. Richie blames being in a rock band for his substance abuse problems, which included heavy drinking and eventually a reliance on painkillers.
"I was in a rock 'n' roll band! Drinking was a badge of honor," he explained.
Michael Madsen has been released from hospital.
The 54-year-old actor was taken to a medical facility after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) on Wednesday, but has now been released, and his attorney Perry Wander says his prescription medication could be what caused him to appear drunk at the wheel.
"Michael has been on prescription medication that easily could have made him look to be under the influence and caused him to fail the sobriety test," Perry said.
Madsen had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, after his arrest on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. He has been charged with a misdemeanor DUI and bail set at $15,000 and his Pontiac GTO automobile has been impounded.
Joe Simpson has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence (DUI).
The showbiz patriarch - father of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson - claimed in a Los Angeles court room today he was not driving after drinking alcohol last month, despite blowing .12 on the breathalyzer, .04 higher than the legal limit. According to TMZ.com, Joe is due back in court in October.
Joe - who is also a manager to both of his daughters - was stopped by officers on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, at around 10pm on August 4 and the police thought he was intoxicated so arrested him. He was booked and spent the rest of the night in a cell. He was released at 9:41am the following day and did not have to post bail. He was later charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
If convicted on both counts, he could face a year in jail, but because it was his first offense he is more likely to face a $1,000 fine and 36 months probation.
Michael Madsen was taken to hospital following his arrest.
The Kill Bill actor was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Malibu, California on Wednesday after police found him to be twice the legal limit but rather than go straight to jail, Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told RadarOnline he was taken to a nearby hospital. Michael - who had a blood alcohol level of .20, with the limit set at .08 - underwent a medical evaluation at the facility.
The gossip website also reported an empty beer bottle was found on the passenger seat of his car, which has since been impounded.
Michael was arrested in March on felony charges of child endangerment with cruelty to a child after an argument with one of his sons at his Malibu home. Mug shot pictures of the star - who shares the house with his wife Deanna and their three sons - showed him looking disheveled and Sheriff's Deputy Peter Gomez confirmed, "He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol." However, the case was not taken any further due to insufficient evidence.
Jenna Jameson won't face jail time following her arrest for driving under the influence.
The former porn actress pleaded guilty yesterday to one charge of DUI following an incident in which she crashed her car into a lamppost in Orange County, California, on May 25 but won't spend any time behind bars according to gossip website TMZ.com.
She was arrested following the incident when she was asked to take a field sobriety test and failed it by showing signs of intoxication. Prosecutors in Orange County say tests showed her blood-alcohol level was .05 percent above the legal state limit.
Jenna originally pleaded not guilty to the charge and another of driving without a valid license, but the second count was dropped due to her guilty plea.
Bobby Brown is recovering well in rehab.
The 43-year-old singer entered an undisclosed facility last week and his lawyer has now revealed he agreed to seek help as part of a deal struck following his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in March.
"'Mr. Brown takes his agreement very seriously and admitted himself three weeks after concluding his honeymoon in Mexico during a break from the New Edition tour. Bobby is doing well and receiving services that comply with his agreement with the State of California," his attorney Christopher Brown said in a statement.
Bobby's new wife Alicia Etheredge said she and the singer's children - three-year-old Cassius from their relationship, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina with late ex-wife Whitney Houston, and Landon, 23, La'Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, with previous partners - are "proud" of him for seeking help.
Joe Simpson has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
The showbiz patriarch - who is the father-and-manager of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson - was arrested on August 4 in California and the Los Angeles City Attorney has now filed two misdemeanor counts of DUI against him, which carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison. If convicted of both counts, Joe - who blew .12 on a breathalyzer test, .04 higher than the legal limit - could also face up to 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine.
Joe's case is scheduled to go before a judge later this month.
Joe was stopped by officers on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, at around 10pm on August 4 and the police thought he was intoxicated so arrested him. He was booked and spent the rest of the night in a cell. He was released at 9:41am the following day and did not have to post bail.
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