There’s been not-so-blind items about how an actor went off to get treatment with help from a solid influence in his life. I read those blind items in a Bawsten accent and the scent of vape vapor wafted off of them, so they were obviously about Ben Affleck. Today, those blind items probably got their obvious answer when Ben said on Facebook that he spent some time in rehab to deal with an addiction to booze. It’s not the first time that Ben dried out and got help in rehab. Ben got treatment for booze abuse in 2001 at the celebrity rehab place of the early-aughts, Promises in Malibu. In his Facebook message, Ben also thanked his co-parent Jennifer Garner for supporting him.
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.
TMZ ‘s source says that Ben checked into rehab shortly after he presented with Matt Damon at the Oscars on February 26. But who knows? Ben could’ve left rehab for the day to present at the Oscars. The last time he was papped with Jennifer Garner was in early February.
Well, I guess this means that those “Ben and Jen are trying to save their marriage” rumors are totally back on after they were denied. If Ben and Jennifer are really trying to work it out, then I have a feeling she will soon give him a special gift for completing rehab. Jennifer will take Ben to a luxurious spa that just so happens to specialize in a treatment called hardcore laser tattoo removal.
Back in November, Brooke Mueller caused everyone in her life to read Yelp reviews for rehab facilities after she caused a cracked out scene at a bar and was seen wandering barefoot around Salt Lake City, Utah. A witness also claimed at the time that Brooke was beating her boys at a car wash. Brooke had just completed a rehab stay in Utah and decided to live there with her and Charlie Sheen’s 7-year-old twins, Bob and Max.
After Brooke lost it at a bar and car wash in Salt Lake City, she underwent a psychiatric evaluation, which turned into another rehab visit. Bob and Max were placed with Brooke’s family. After two months, Brooke’s family has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that she’s out of rehab. I’m half expecting (okay, more than half) every bar and car wash in the greater Salt Lake City area to start nailing two-by-fours over their doors and windows after hearing that Brooke is on the loose again. But it sounds like she might be in a good place for now. Her mother Moira Fiore said this to ET yesterday:
“I’m really proud of how well Brooke is doing after her treatment plan and being a full-time mom again. She’s very committed to being the best mom and staying healthy.”
If Brooke wants to avoid another “Utah November” – if you will – she needs more than a sober coach. She needs someone who can teach her how to sober-mom. You know, Denise Richards seems to have her shit together, mom-wise. Why doesn’t Brooke move in with Denise? Denise already has experience helping Brooke out with her kids. And whenever shit gets too stressful and Brooke starts itching to take her shoes off, Denise can distract her by laughing about how small their child support checks from Charlie are now.
More than a year after Lamar Odom was found in a very sad situation in a Nevada brothel (a brothel that now reportedly needs an exorcist to rid the property of evil whore spirits), Lamar has checked into rehab.
At the end of August, Selena Gomez announced that she was cancelling the remainder of the dates on her Revival Tour and was taking some time off to deal with the side effects of lupus. Selena was diagnosed back in 2014, and her lupus was triggering anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Selena didn’t get into specifics about where she was going to spend her time off. Now People and UsWeekly are both reporting that part of her time off will be spent in rehab.
Last night, Kid Cudi – the rapper you might associate with accusing Kanye West and Drake of getting the smart kids to do their homework – posted a long note to Facebook that began with him telling everyone that he was “ashamed” and “living a lie.” I immediately assumed I was about to read Kid’s confession that he’s actually a 56-year-old man and would now be going by Middle-Aged Cudi. I should have known it was going to be far heavier than that. Kid Cudi was “ashamed” to admit that he was fighting a deep, dark battle with depression and that he was currently checked into rehab.
If you’re wondering why Chevy Chase is working some black padded strap business in the picture above, it’s actually part of a sling that is holding up a busted arm. An arm that I’m not even going to guess how it got busted, but if that headline is any clue, then I think I might have a couple ideas.