09:28 PM EDT 12/03/2013
Originally posted 12/02/2013 09:00AM
Being a child star means growing up fast, but for Demi Lovato, being her family's breadwinner came with a hefty price, the former Disney star tells Nylon.
Lovato, 21, who ended up in rehab in 2010, admits that since she had grown-up responsibilities, she thought she could act like a grown-up, too.
"My parents tried to control me, but I'd be like, 'Oh really, I'm grounded? Well, I pay the bills,' " she says. "They did the best they could. And I think that's why a lot of young stars struggle when they're making money or providing for their family."
Originally posted 11/19/2013 03:00PM
Elizabeth Vargas has checked out of rehab after being treated for alcohol abuse.
"Hello everyone! I am home, and so grateful for all your support and well wishes," Vargas, 51, Tweeted on Tuesday. "I am so much better and taking it one day at a time. :)"
The co-anchor of ABC's 20/20 revealed that she was in treatment on Nov. 6, saying in a statement, "Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming."
Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:30PM
In a sign that things may be turning around for Lamar Odom, the troubled NBA star had a two-hour meeting with Los Angeles Clippers management after training with the team on Friday, PEOPLE has confirmed with multiple sources.
The power forward, who was a free agent earlier this year, did not have his contract renewed by the Clippers after a disappointing season. He has also been battling substance abuse issues and marital problems with his wife, Khloé Kardashian.
"He has been talking to them for weeks," a source close to the Kardashian family tells PEOPLE. "He's close to signing. They were definitely apprehensive but Lamar has shown huge improvement over the last few weeks and everyone around him believes he's sober."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 07:00AM
The video is horrifying: Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog, unable to walk, slurs his words as he admits to drinking an entire bottle of vodka. The footage, which will air on Dr. Phil on Monday in a show about Herzog's difficult battle with alcoholism, shocked Survivor fans across the web.
Several of Herzog's closest friends and relatives talked to PEOPLE about his struggle – not for publicity, they say, but to raise awareness of the complicated issue of alcoholism. "We have received so many messages from people who are battling the same issues as he is," says his mother, Shirley Herzog Keeler. "And Todd said that if his story can help one person get the help they need, he's ready to go public with it."
Originally posted 11/06/2013 05:30PM
Elizabeth Vargas has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse, PEOPLE has learned.
The co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, who has recently been absent from the news show, confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE that she is currently in treatment.
"Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming," Vargas, 51, says.
Originally posted 09/28/2013 09:30AM
He recently faced an uphill battle in his personal life. And now, Zac Efron is ready to take on a mountain. Literally.
The actor, 25, is speaking out for the first time since news broke that he had completed a stint in rehab five months ago in an attempt to end his partying lifestyle.
On Friday, Efron posted a photo on his Instagram page showing him high atop the Peruvian mountains, flanked by the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 02:30PM
He was an A student in his Arroyo Grande, Calif., high school – a theater kid who hit the big time as the fresh-faced teenaged star of Disney Channel's High School Musical phenomenon. There were no public displays of bad behavior, no drunken arrests or barroom brawls.
But with fame came a partying lifestyle that continued to escalate until Zac Efron quietly sought help in rehab.
"He was partying a lot," says a friend. "It went from bad to worse."
Originally posted 09/19/2013 07:20AM
Zac Efron seemed to have it all.
After he shot to fame at age 17 after starring as squeaky-clean basketball star Troy Bolton on Disney Channel's High School Musical franchise, it appeared the heartthrob had avoided the pitfalls of youthful stardom.
But after it was revealed Monday that Efron, now 25, had checked into rehab earlier this year, sources tell PEOPLE the seemingly straight-arrow actor – who has never run into trouble with the law and has a sterling reputation as a professional on set – partied much harder than his public image let on.
"He surrounds himself with a group that enjoys partying," an Efron insider tells PEOPLE. "He got caught up in the partying lifestyle the past few years."
Originally posted 09/17/2013 05:30PM
Zac Efron hasn't been seen out and about on the nightclub scene as of late – and it sounds like there's a reason.
The actor, 25, completed a stint in rehab about five months ago, sources confirm to PEOPLE.
The actor – who recently walked the carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival – is "doing great," a source tells PEOPLE. "He's taking care of himself and it shows."
Originally posted 09/10/2013 04:35PM
Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight his substance abuse.
The former boxer issued a statement Tuesday saying he voluntarily admitted himself to an unnamed facility. The move comes on the eve of the biggest fight of the year for his promotion company Saturday night, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Canelo Alvarez.
"I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility," De La Hoya said in his statement.
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