This week marked the one-year anniversary of former Kardashian husband Lamar Odom’s overdose kontretemps at a Nevada whorehouse. As you know, former NBA player Lamar (probably having experienced an epiphany along the lines of “my wife only married me because her family are professional fame whores and they kollect famous penises of color like some people collect coins from the Franklin Mint),” mired himself in leased vagine and hard drugs and nearly died at the Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada. Well, the owner of the Love Ranch, Dennis Hof, has discovered that the merest whiff of a Kardashian in your life (think burning pool innertubes and formaldehyde) brings ruin and devastation. His house in Reno burned down and he thinks the Kardashians kursed him!
Four months ago, TMZ reported that Lamar Odom was drinking again. His friends were concerned, and with good reason; less than a year ago, he had a major wake-up call in the form of almost dying at a Nevada brothel. However, sources claimed that Lamar wasn’t worried and was confident he could handle his drinking. Obviously Lamar was wrong, because TMZ says he was kicked off a flight yesterday for being a drunk mess.
It’s been almost 8 months since Lamar Odom was found unconscious with all kinds of drugs floating around in his system at a Nevada brothel. Since then, Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband has walked a slow road to recovery that ended with a triumphant return to the fame whore koven at Kanye West’s fashion show/album launch in February. A month later, he was seen strolling into church with the Kardashians on Easter Sunday.
Then things started to roll back downhill a bit. It turned out that Lamar had spent the night before Easter Sunday at a bar getting his drink on. And now TMZ is saying that he could have gone back to crack. Multiple sources close to Lamar tell TMZ that Lamar has been acting weird recently, and not because he got second-hand woozy from all the toxic butt injection residue from the divorce papers Khloe sent him. They think he’s back to boozing and drugging. So a group of his friends decided to swing by his house and try to convince him to go to rehab. They allegedly found drug stuff, like roaches, baggies, and crack pipes. Yes, “pipes” – as in, more than one.
Lamar’s addiction is what killed his marriage the first time back in 2013.
As for that mini-intervention, TMZ’s sources say Lamar laughed it off and told them he doesn’t think he needs help. “Duh, I could have told you that” scoffed Khloe, who already tried to extend her “Khloe Saves Lamar” storyline by trying to get Lamar into rehab back in March. Lamar’s friends are legitimately worried; they say Lamar thinks he’s “invincible.” Lamar, no! That contract Kris Jenner made you sign in exchange for your soul only guarantees invincibility so long as you’re still a profitable character for them. It becomes null and void once they decide you’re no longer on-brand.
If this back on crack story is true and he won’t take the advice from his friends to go to rehab, then I at least hope Lamar is visited by the ghost of Whitney Houston’s 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer this evening. “Let’s get one thing straight, Lam Lam – crack is wack.”
The last time we checked in on the addict-saving efforts of the Florence Nightingale-for-ratings of the Kardashian family, Khloe Kardashian, she was trying to get her husband-in-the-technical-sense Lamar Odom into rehab after he started boozing again.
Khloe now might be giving up on her dream of the KUWTK kameras catching her blowing a good-luck kiss to Lamar through the rehab gates. Khloe went onto Instagram yesterday and poured her heart out about this rehab drama with Lamar. Either the test audiences at E! weren’t responding to the Khloe Saves Lamar…Again storyline or she’s too busy finding ways to insert herself into Rob Kardashian’s messy engagement plot, because it sounds like she’s done with Lamar’s rescue.
And no, not for falling under the crack-like spell of the Kardashians again and returning to the inner pimp circle. That’s not an addiction recognized by the medical community (yet). We recently found out that Lamar Odom was caught boozing at a bar only a few hours before the Kardashian family’s annual Easter Sunday church parking lot photo op. Sources told TMZ that Lamar pregamed before church to show Khloe Kardashian that he’s healthy enough to be drinking again. Well, TMZ says that Khloe isn’t buying it, and she wants to get his possibly-relapsing ass into rehab. Khaptain Save-A-Ho-For-Ratings to the rescue!
Sources close to Khloe (so basically Khloe trying to look productive on the set of Kocktails with Who Kares) claim that Khloe is doing everything she can to get Lamar into treatment before shit goes off the rails and we get a repeat performance of 2013 Lam Lam. Lamar is apparently OK with physical rehab, but he refuses to go to the kind where you sit in a circle and acknowledge your demons while clutching a mug of coffee with both hands. Sources say Khloe offered up an outpatient program, and Lamar still wasn’t having it.
A source tells TMZ that Lamar’s family, including his two kids, are backing Khloe up on her rehab request. They’re not confident Lamar can do the casual alcohol thing because addiction problems run in their family.
While Khloe is dedicated to Lamar’s recover, she’s apparently not that dedicated. Khloe has reportedly told friends and family that there will come a time where she stops trying to “save” Lamar. You know, when she gets a call from the network telling her that the “Khloe Saves Lamar” story line is no longer doing well with KUWTK audiences. But if Khloe isn’t saving Lamar, what will her character do? I guess they could always give her a multi-season story arch about finally seeing a white penis.
Personally, I’d need all the booze I could get my hands if I knew there was a chance I’d be seen in public with the Kartrashians. I’m not saying it’s right, I’m just saying I understand.
TMZ says that Lamar Odom, seen above with what is still technically his wife, Khloe Kardashian, prepared for the Kardashian Family’s annual Easter Sunday pap stroll by going to a bar. According to staff, Lamar showed up at an Irish pub shortly before midnight on Saturday night with two friends, ordered three drinks, and left around 1am on Sunday. Unless the Kardashians go to some special mid-afternoon Easter service that caters to those who need at least 7 hours of makeup and hair work before they praise the risen spirit, that would place Lamar’s trip to the bar roughly 9 hours before he strolled into church.
TMZ has some pictures of Lamar at the bar, and as you can see, he’s wearing the same hoodie he wore to church later that morning.
Drinking before church is practically a requirement for some (raises hand). But since it’s barely been six months since Lamar was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, drinking before anything might not be so great of an idea.
And it might not have been a one-time thing to help him mentally prepare himself in the event Satan’s succubi step into God’s house and burst into flames. Sources tell TMZ that Lamar thinks he’s healthy enough to be casually drinking with friends, and that one of the reasons he went to church that morning was to prove to Khloe that he can function after a night of boozing. They also claim that Khloe is super bummed out that Lamar is falling back into his old ways. To show you that she’s really bummed out, Khloe hopped on Twitter earlier today and tweeted: “I hate this feeling…. Helpless.” Then Kris Jenner patted her on the head and praised her for finding a way to get a lil’ attention from all of this.