01:40 PM EDT 08/26/2014
Originally posted 08/22/2014 06:00PM
When Pat O'Brien set out to write the story of his "big life" – his star-studded career in TV, the drinking that destroyed it and the four rehab trips it took to get sober – he wanted to be truthful. Brutally so.
"Most people try to sugar coat what happened and make their books a 'love me more' and 'here's what's next,' " the former CBS Sports, Access Hollywood and Insider broadcaster tells PEOPLE of his new memoir, I'll Be Right Back After This.
"I've had such a big life and I almost died. Recovery has taught me to be honest about it."
Originally posted 08/21/2014 05:40PM
Despite the recent revelation that Elizabeth Vargas returned to rehab this week to battle alcohol addiction, a source says the ABC News anchor, 51, and singer-songwriter husband Marc Cohn parted ways months before this relapse.
Originally posted 08/20/2014 02:00PM
It's a doubly difficult time for ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas.
Originally posted 08/17/2014 09:45PM
ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.
Originally posted 08/14/2014 05:15PM
While a cheating scandal and sex addiction landed her eight-year marriage on the rocks, Tori Spelling appears hopeful that she and husband Dean McDermott are mending their relationship.
Originally posted 08/12/2014 01:45PM
Robin Williams could do it all: make an audience helpless with laughter, move them to tears, astound filmmakers with take after take of improvised comic genius.
Originally posted 07/15/2014 02:25PM
Two years after he filmed the final season of MTV's smash hit Jersey Shore, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is moving on with his life – but it wasn't so easy.
"When I had gotten out of Jersey Shore, I had a year to settle down and find out who I was, and I wasn't in the best shape," Sorrentino tells PEOPLE. "I had to rebuild myself inside and out."
That included gaining control of an addiction to prescription medication, drugs and alcohol, with a trip to rehab in 2012.
Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:15PM
After battling alcohol abuse, singer and actor Frank Stallone entered rehab at the Betty Ford Center over the weekend, his manager reveals to PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 08:00PM
Shia LaBeouf is being treated for alcohol addiction after getting arrested at a Broadway show last week for acting disorderly and being verbally abusive, PEOPLE confirms.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 03:10PM
Robin Williams is back in rehab, but not because he fell off the wagon – he's sober and wants to make sure he stays that way.
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