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Zac Efron: Weight Was Lifted After Addiction Confession

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Drugs, Drunk, Features

Zac EfronZac Efron feels a "weight" has been lifted after he spoke out about his battle with drugs and alcohol last month.

The 26-year-old hunk, who sought treatment for addiction twice last year, is glad he opened up about his personal struggles because it was a relief to lift the lid on his secret. "It was a weight off my chest. It was great. It was a fantastic time. It was a rough year," he told the Today show.

The actor is currently starring alongside Seth Rogen in the comedy Bad Neighbors and he's happy he's finally getting his career back on track following a difficult year: "It's kind of funny -- Bad Neighbors is such a great icing on the cake for all of this. I was able to kind of channel all of that and put it back into this movie. I feel great. I feel really blessed to be here working with this group of guys. I couldn't be better right now. I'm really excited."

Meanwhile, Zac admitted last month he felt humiliated when his "mistakes" were made public. "I was drinking a lot, way too much. It's never one specific thing. I mean, you're in your twenties, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know? Everything is thrown at you. I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did. But it was an interesting journey, to say the least," he previously said.


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Amanda Bynes’ Lawyer Dispels Schizophrenia Rumors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Meltdowns, Rumors

Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes doesn't have schizophrenia.

The troubled actress, who completed psychiatric treatment in December following a series of public outbursts, has asked her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, to shoot down rumors claiming she suffers from the mental disorder.

"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private. However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it," Arminak said, speaking to People.

The attorney also claims the 28-year-old star, who chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her apartment in New York City last May, has never abused drugs or alcohol and she quit cannabis nine months ago. "She's devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She's never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months," he explained.

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Ke$ha “Feeling Healthy” after Rehab Stint

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KeshaKe$ha has left rehab and is feeling "healthy."

The "Timber" hitmaker has finished her treatment for an eating disorder at the Timberline Knolls clinic near Chicago and claims she's "happy" to be working on new music.

She took to Twitter last night to update her fans on her progress, writing, "Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music, I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me [sic]." She later added, "Life is beautiful. I'm so blessed to have u all [sic]."

The 27-year-old singer recently postponed her upcoming Warrior world tour, which would see her perform in Hammond, Indiana, on March 15 and Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 13, following doctor's orders to overcome her issues before focusing on her career again. "I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need to follow my doctor's advice and get my health back on track ... I couldn't have done this without you all. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever on the next tour," she previously said.


Chris Brown Diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Meltdowns

Chris BrownChris Brown has been ordered to stay in a Miami rehab for another two months.

Doctors at the facility blame the musician's behavior on his previously undiagnosed PTSD and bipolar disorder, but they do claim that he is making improvements and becoming less impulsive.

Despite a report in which Brown said he "is happy with the program," he reportedly didn't look too happy to hear that his stay would be extended. A probation officer wrote to the court that Brown has indeed showed progressing and "[responding] well to treatment," but he additionally pointed out that the positive changes in his behavior "[have] occurred only recently."

Brown had been placed in rehab back in November after his was charged with a misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C. - a direct violation of his probation for his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Amanda Bynes Enrolls at FIDM Following Mental Health Treatment

Amanda Bynes at FIDMAmanda Bynes has enrolled in at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

The troubled actress has reportedly become confident, makes presentations to her class and interacts freely with her classmates since studying at the prestigious university based in Orange County, California.

Amanda's studious attitude comes after she completed psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December. Sources close the 27-year-old star told TMZ.com that her treatment is going well, and she is in the process of removing a number of inappropriate tattoos in addition to giving up smoking marijuana.

Amanda is also said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina" on Twitter, which is claimed to show her resurgence of right and wrong.

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Judge Praises Amanda Bynes’ Mom

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Meltdowns, Rumors

Amanda Bynes and her momAmanda Bynes' mother has been praised for helping her to turn her life around.

Lynn Bynes became The Easy A actress's temporary conservator, giving her control of the star's personal and financial affairs, last July just days after Amanda, who was discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, was sectioned for her erratic behavior when she set a fire in a neighbor's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

And the judge overseeing Lynn's conservator duties in Oxnard credited her for Amanda's amazing progress in court on Tuesday, according to TMZ.com, saying, "Good job, Mrs. Bynes. Well done."

A source recently revealed that Amanda's parents are thrilled that her life is more stable but don't think she is ready to move out of their home just yet, even though she is eager to get her own place.


Amanda Bynes Wants to Move Out

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Rumors

Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes' parents are thrilled with her progress.

The Easy A actress, who was discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December after being sectioned for her erratic behavior, is reportedly "very happy" to have re-established a relationship with her mother, Lynn, and father, Rick Bynes, but is eager to move out of their home in Thousand Oaks, California soon even though she is doing really well.

"Amanda is responding very well to the medication she is taking for schizophrenia. Rick and Lynn are absolutely thrilled with the progress she has made in such a short amount of time. She continues to see doctors several times a week," a source said.

The 27-year-old star, who previously expressed a desire to start her own clothing line, recently began taking a fashion design course in Orange County and is really enjoying the experience.

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Lady Gaga Battled Depression Last Year

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Lady GagaLady Gaga battled severe depression late last year.

The "Applause" hitmaker admitted she had a very stressful 2013, during which she cancelled her tour to have hip surgery, parted ways with her long-term manager, Troy Carter, and received mixed reviews for her latest album ARTPOP, but is now in a much better place.

"I went through a rough time last year. I felt very taken advantage of by people I trusted. I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn't even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn't feel like fighting anymore. I didn't feel like standing up for myself one more time -- to one more person who lied to me," the 27-year-old star told the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I really felt like I was dying -- my light completely out."

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Knew Drugs Would Kill Him

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Drugs, Obituaries

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman admitted his drug habit was going to kill him just weeks before his death.

The Capote actor - who was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose at his home on Sunday - reportedly told friends in December that he was struggling to stay clean from the narcotic for more than few days and even returned to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to get support to stay sober.

According to gossip website TMZ, the actor was drinking heavily and looked "disheveled and dirty" in the weeks before his death and when asked how bad his problem was, he replied, "If I don't stop I know I'm gonna die."

It was reported yesterday that police found 50 packets of heroin and 20 used hypodermic needles in the actor's New York home. Many of the bags were stamped with "Ace of Spades" or "Ace of Hearts," which users say is heroin cut with a powerful pain reliever called fentanyl.

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Amanda Bynes Advised Against Fashion School

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Style, Meltdowns, Rumors

Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes has been advised against attending fashion school.

The troubled actress was only discharged from treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last week, but is said to have signed for classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California, which psychiatrists have advised against.

"Amanda was told by her doctors that going to fashion school, so soon after being released... [is] an absolutely terrible idea for her to do at this time - it's almost setting her up for failure. There will be pressure on Amanda as far as school work, deadlines, and it's unlikely she will be able to succeed. The fashion school she is enrolled in is in Orange County, almost two hours from her parents' house, and she still doesn't have a valid driver's license," a source said.

Amanda is back living with her parents, Rick and Lynn - who has been granted conservatorship of her daughter - but the source thinks she should take returning to her studies more slowly.

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