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Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Admits He Was Mixing Meds & Booze Before Arrest, But Now He Plans To Do Something About It!

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Well, here's what led to his wild behavior.

Everyone was wondering why former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon was recently arrested, and now we have answers.

We told you he was arrested in Idaho for "malicious injury to a property," and that seems to have stemmed from his mixing of prescription medication and alcohol.

[ Photos: Celebs Who've Been Arrested & You May Not Have Known! ]

Before the arrest while he was in town for Tree City Comic Con, he appeared intoxicated, got disorderly with officers, and broke some items at a hotel.

And now he has admitted to his problem:

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Killed By Massive Overdose Of MULTIPLE Drugs, According To Coroner's Report

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After nearly four weeks, Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death has finally been confirmed.

It's even worse than expected.

The NYC medical examiner's office lists the cause of death as "acute mixed drug intoxication."

Philip's heroin addiction was well-known, but the coroner also found cocaine, benzodiazepines (an anti-anxiety medication), and amphetamines in his system.

The mix of heroin and cocaine, commonly referred to as a speedball, can be incredibly dangerous. John Belushi and Chris Farley also died with both drugs in their systems.

This lethal cocktail is officially what took Philip from us — and we all know he is still greatly missed.

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Alex O'Loughlin Checks Into Rehab For Addiction To Prescription Pain Medication

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First Gerard Butler, and now him?

What is going on?

Hawaii Five-0's Alex O'Loughlin has reportedly been forced to take a hiatus from the CBS series to undergo treatment for an addiction to prescription pain medication, which stems from a recent injury!

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Leslie Carter's Autopsy Comes Back Inconclusive, A Toxicology Report Is Next…

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We're saddened to report that the Carter family will have to wait a bit longer to get closure.

Yesterday, we were heartbroken to learn that Nick and Aaron Carter's sister Leslie Carter passed away at the age of 25.

Then earlier today, we heard that Leslie has been battling an addiction to prescription medication, and that she had moved to Upstate New York in an effort to beat it.

Now, we've learned the upsetting news that Leslie's autopsy was inconclusive, and they'll have to perform a toxicology report due to the fact that there were no visible signs of trauma.

Here's what Coroner Richard Mackowiak had to say about it:

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Leslie Carter Was Battling An Addiction To Prescription Medication

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This just makes it all the more tragic.

Although the autopsy on Leslie Carter has yet to determine the cause of her sudden death, sources close to the family have revealed that the sister of Nick and Aaron Carter was battling an addiction to prescription medication, and had moved from Canada to Upstate New York in an attempt to beat it.

While the family members she was staying with had tried to make the environment as safe and sober for her as possible, they left her alone for an hour to run some errands, and when they returned, she was unconscious.

Heartbreaking. Especially to think she was trying to get herself help.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this impossibly difficult time.

May Leslie R.I.P.

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