This is really sad to hear.
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Tom Sizemore — originally of Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down fame — was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly beating up his girlfriend, according to TMZ.
Authorities say LAPD received several 911 calls this morning after a woman was heard screaming, and when cops arrived to the scene Tom's GF said the 54-year-old struck her in the head and face after an argument turned physical. We hear she denied medical treatment. Sad.
As a result, Tom was taken into custody for domestic violence, and hasn't been released yet as far as we know.
This isn't the actor's first run in with the law, or with this particular crime as in 2003 he was sentenced six months in jail for hitting his ex Heidi Fleiss.
The Celebrity Rehab alum has even written a book about falling down the wrong rabbit hole in Hollywood.
Such a shame to hear about this happening at all, and especially again.
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Lamar Odom has had a newsworthy past few days.
As we told you yesterday, the troubled athlete was removed (twice) from a Delta flight after getting drunk in the airport lounge and vomiting in the cabin before take-off. His estranged wife Khloé Kardashian responded by lashing out at a fan who questioned her and L.O.'s tumultuous relationship.
As more information comes to light, we learn not only was the 36-year-old seen leaving an El Lay strip club just before heading to LAX on Monday… but he also eventually did make his way to NYC despite the vomiting incident, only to be spotted at another gentleman's club in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Certainly you understand this is all very concerning considering Lamar is fresh off recovery from that nearly fatal overdose back in October.
So here's what we know:
E! News reports the former Lakers player spent roughly 90 minutes at 4Play Gentleman's Club in Los Angeles — where he spent $2,000 on drinks and lap dances — just hours before the plane incident on Monday night.
Later, despite being removed from the cross-country flight, Odom popped up in NYC on Tuesday where he was seen at Sports in Effect Inc. in Queens reportedly "well-managed and put together."
Turns out, according to Us Weekly, the father-of-three was headed to the Big Apple to surprise his son Lamar Jr. for his birthday:
"Lamar left his apartment [on Monday] after buying a plane ticket to NYC to go see his son and surprise his son for his birthday [on Tuesday]. Because the plane didn't leave until that evening, Lamar drove to a bar in Santa Monica and started drinking there … It's really sad. He was doing so well in his [rehab] program."
Odom is reportedly staying at his aunt's house during the visit, where his kids L.J. and Destiny came to visit on Tuesday to try to "talk some sense into him" as reports of the airplane incident surfaced.
Later, he swung by a local basketball court to show some neighborhood love.
Only a few months ago, Demi Lovato celebrated four years of sobriety.
What a milestone!
But in the July issue of American Way, the magazine for American Airlines, the songstress surprisingly opened up and revisited her battle with drug abuse and bulimia.
Demi recounted self-medicating with alcohol, cocaine, and OxyCotin, revealing:
"I lived fast and I was going to die young. I didn't think I would make it to 21."
It was in 2010 the then 18-year-old famously entered rehab after punching a backup dancer while on tour with The Jonas Brothers.
Diagnosed with bulimia and bipolar disorder, the Cool For The Summer singer remembered:
"So now I'm in rehab. And I thought, 'Oh great, now the world thinks I'm just another stereotype.'"
While her symptoms were under control, her struggle with addiction never left. She continued:
That was fast!
As we told you on Wednesday, Columbus Short was sentenced 30 days in prison after he violated his probation terms stemming from a former assault case.
Well, turns out, the former Scandal star has been released from behind bars after serving just six days!
The actor told the outlet:
"I'm feeling grateful for the learning lesson and I'm fully accountable for my mistakes. I'm ready to get to work and never go back to that place. God is good."
His progress report hearing is scheduled for June 28.
Although he says he's learned his lesson this time, we guess only time will tell!
Here's to a successful recovery.
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Say it ain't so!
As you may know, the former Los Angeles Lakers player was seen drinking with some friends at a bar the night before spending Easter with the Kardashians, and then was spotted drinking AGAIN a few weeks later!
But apparently Lamar is still in trouble as TMZ reports that sources close to the 36-year-old say
Demi Lovato doesn't have a filter.
So, it's no surprise the pop princess sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her past struggle with drugs, alcohol, addiction, and mental illness.
The brunette beauty opened up about how substance abuse affected her attitude, saying:
"Prior to getting sober, I was one of those people who was like, I don't give a f*ck, whatever. And I used that as an excuse to do whatever I wanted. I was a nightmare to work with."
The 23-year-old even went on to use some pretty harsh words to describe her old behavior, admitting she was:
Wow. This is powerful.
"I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to. I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with pain killers. Kill it. Make it stop.
Too many of our fellow humans, famous, infamous, and not famous at all, have sought the same relief. The symbolism of James Taylor's Fire and Rain,an anthem of addiction, seems more poignant as now it is a purple rain, another loss to drug addiction."
The Scream Queens star — who has been in recovery from her addiction for 17 years — continued: