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Jim Sheridan admires how Colin Farrell turned his life around. The Seven Psychopaths actor checked into rehab in 2006 after his partying got out of control and director and close friend Jim admits Colin was on course to become the "next mess up" before he got clean.
Speaking at the eighth annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film party at Lost producer J.J Abrams' Bad Robot Productions in Santa Monica on Thursday, Jim told BANG Showbiz, "Colin is impressive, not just as an actor but as a person. We all know he had his ups and downs and there was a time when he was going to be the next mess up but he left it all behind him and became a great lad."
Jim also believes it is the 36-year-old actor's likeability that has helped him bounce back and says everyone can relate to his problems. "In Ireland we admire Daniel Day Lewis and respect Liam Neeson but somewhere inside us we love Colin, because we're just waiting for him to f**k up you know. We're just waiting for him to fall in the s**t and be like us. 'Talent and good looks help when you're trying to make it in the entertainment industry, Colin has them in spades. Deep down he is such a great guy and it comes across on screen, he has that charisma that just comes across. The first time he was ever on screen he was a star. You see it."
Josh Brolin has been arrested for public intoxication.
The Men In Black 3 star was partying with friends in Santa Monica on New Year's Day, but the celebrations ended when he was booked by cops just before midnight and released at 7:14 the following morning.
Friends insisted he merely "ended up having too much fun."
A source told gossip website TMZ he was not given a citation for the arrest, which means he won't face any charges.
Lindsay Lohan has allegedly admitted she needs professional help.
The troubled actress - who is facing a possible eight months in jail after her probation was revoked last week because she lied about being behind the wheel during a car crash in June - has reportedly told friends that she knows her life has spun out of control again and believes professional therapy will help her get her life back on track.
A source close to the "inconsolable" 26-year-old actress told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay has been repeatedly calling her lawyer Shawn Holley in tears in recent days and has admitted she has hit rock bottom again. But the Liz & Dick star is said to still believe her bad group of friends are to blame for her constant legal troubles and have led to her run-ins with "opportunists" seeking to provoke her and profit from it.
Michael Madsen has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI).
The Reservoir Dogs actor was arrested in Malibu in September after being stopped for driving erratically and subsequently blowing a .20 on a breathalyzer test - more than twice the legal limit - and last Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney filed two misdemeanor counts against him, one for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and another for driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, gossip website TMZ reports.
The case is scheduled to go before the court later this month, but Michael's attorney - who previously declared the breathalyzer test "flawed" - said, "We intend to vigorously defend the charges."
If convicted, the 55-year-old actor could face up to two years in jail but as he has no previous DUI convictions, it is unlikely he would serve any time in prison.
Brooke Mueller has been rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose.
The former wife of Charlie Sheen - who has twins Bob and Max, three, with the Anger Management star - was reportedly taken from her home in Tarzana, Los Angeles to a nearby hospital on Friday morning. According to gossip website TMZ, Brooke is now "conscious and responsive," but those around her are "deeply concerned" as they claim she has been taking drugs for the past few weeks.
In June, Charlie urged Brooke to check herself into rehab after he became concerned about her. Brooke - who has struggled with substance abuse issues in the past - reportedly appeared "out of it" when she paid a visit to her ex-husband.
A source close to Brooke said at the time, she "partied for four days straight ... and ultimately fell off the wagon." The insider added, "Brooke's family is hoping that she finally understands the consequences of her actions. That is, she risks losing all of her rights to the children if she doesn't get clean - once and for all."
Lindsay Lohan refuses to return to rehab.
The Liz & Dick star - who was charged with assaulting fortune teller Tiffany Mitchell in a New York nightclub last week and also for lying to police about being behind the wheel of a car accident in June - has reportedly told her friends who are trying to force her to seek help that she doesn't need to return to a treatment facility for the sixth time.
Sources close to the 26-year-old troubled starlet told gossip website TMZ.com that the actress simply doesn't believe she has a problem with alcohol despite reports she has been drinking up to two litres of vodka a day recently because she is so stressed about her legal problems and the poor reviews for her performance in the TV movie about Elizabeth Taylor.
Lindsay has allegedly told her friends that the fact she recently completed filming three movies proves that she doesn't have a drinking problem.
Lindsay Lohan has described her relationship with Samantha Ronson as "toxic." The couple split up three years ago and although Lindsay says they are now friends again, she doesn't think they were ever really right for each other even though she deeply loved the DJ.
"I need to love myself first before I could be with anyone else, and I was going through a lot. Two toxic people cannot be together. End of story. We're friends now. That's how it started so I think that's how it was meant to be," she said.
While the pair are now on good terms, Lindsay admits the separation left her heartbroken: "I was bold enough to say, 'Yeah, I like a girl. And?' That put her in a situation where she was being attacked every day. That's not fair. And what am I left with? Heartbreak. That was three years ago. It was my last serious relationship."
The Liz & Dick star also says she blames "sycophants and bad influences for her troubles."
Joe Simpson has been found guilty of driving under the influence back in August and has been sentenced.
Despite his efforts to plead no contest, Jessica's and Ashlee's father will serve three years of probation and attend an alcohol-education class.
Simpson was stopped in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles in August when officers believed him to be intoxicated and made an arrest, later causing the 54 year old to spend the night in a jail cell.
The father of two is currently in the middle of divorcing his wife Tina of 35 years, amid rumors that he's gay; Simpson has subsequently denied the rumors.
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Sam Worthington has been charged with disorderly conduct.
The Avatar star was arrested on Saturday for allegedly fighting and had to be subdued with pepper spray. A police source told gossip website TMZ.com that the actor got into a violent argument outside The Vortex bar in Atlanta, Georgia, over the weekend after he was refused entry for being intoxicated and failing to produce any ID.
According to the official report, an eyewitness told police officers that the 36-year-old actor, who is currently in Atlanta filming his new movie Ten alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, became disorderly and allegedly pushed the club's doorman twice before he was pepper sprayed and restrained by security staff at the bar.
The incident is said to have been captured in full by the bar's security cameras and Sam was put in handcuffs until police arrived at the scene and arrested him.
Brandon Flowers never wants to get drunk again. The Killers frontman - who is a practicing Mormon - doesn't really enjoy drinking alcohol and has no desire to get intoxicated in the future, despite booze being so prevalent in rock 'n' roll.
"I have been drunk. I haven't drank in five or six years. And I will probably never be drunk again," he said.
Brandon - who was born and lives in Las Vegas - also doesn't drink coffee as it's against the rules of Mormonism, which is a form of Christianity. "There's no doctrine about not drinking Coca-Cola. Coffee is still frowned upon. It's the caffeine. I think people become reliant on coffee. And that can't necessarily be a good thing," he said in an interview with The Guardian.
The 31-year-old musician - who has three children, Ammon, Gunner, and Henry, with his wife Tana - is strict with almost everything that he puts into his body and he has the same breakfast every day as he finds being in a routine comforting: "I have the same thing every day. I find it comforting. I have a banana, but I can never eat the whole banana. And I'll drink a couple of Actimels (healthy yogurt drink). And some kind of cereal with almond milk. And then after that I have a Coke."
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