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Get a Sneak Peek at Lindsay Lohan's Docuseries Finale

Lindsay Lohan's OWN Documentary Series Finale: Get a Sneak Peek

Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:30AM

The two-hour finale of Lindsay seems primed to keep people talking about Lindsay Lohan's struggle to revive her career and stay sober.

"It's a really f------up disease and it's really scary," she says through tears as she talks about alcoholism in this sneak peek from the finale.

The episode hints at Lohan's bout with temptation as she sits at a party while champagne flows around her, and tackles the fallout from a leak of her supposed list of former lovers. It also promises to answer why Lohan briefly went M.I.A. during production on the series.

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Elizabeth Vargas's Husband Addresses Cheating Report, Acknowledges 'Long-standing Issues'

Elizabeth Vargas's Husband, Marc Cohn, Addresses Cheating Report

Originally posted 03/14/2014 01:55PM

"Walking in Memphis" singer Marc Cohn is responding to a report he cheated on his wife Elizabeth Vargas while she was in rehab.

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Weeds Star Mary-Louise Parker Talks to Her Kids About Drugs 'a Lot' | Mary-Louise Parker

Weeds Star Mary-Louise Parker: I Talk to My Kids About Drugs a Lot

Originally posted 03/12/2014 04:00PM

Mary-Louise Parker's character on the Showtime hit Weeds, which ran for eight seasons until 2012, grew and sold marijuana unapologetically. But when it comes to the actress's kids, using the drug is not an option.

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Jason Wahler on Addiction: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death 'Brought Me Right Back'

The Hills's Jason Wahler on Addiction: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death 'Brought Me Right Back'

Originally posted 02/08/2014 04:30PM

Jason Wahler is the latest celeb to open up about his battle with substance abuse and addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.

On Thursday, the former The Hills star, 27, wrote a personal essay for The Huffington Post, in which he explained how he deftly kept his addiction a secret from his friends.

"A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in L.A. where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control. While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, little did they know I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting as much coke and drinking as much alcohol as I could," Wahler reveals, adding that he became quite adept at keeping secrets.

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Russell Brand Decries Drug Laws and Addiction Stigma | Philip Seymour Hoffman, Russell Brand

Russell Brand Decries Drug Laws, Addiction Stigma in Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Originally posted 02/08/2014 12:00PM

In a column filled with fiery criticism, British comedian Russell Brand partly blames drug laws and society's treatment of addiction for the apparent overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Writing in the U.K.'s The Guardian Brand, 38, a recovering addict himself, decries celebrity culture and media seeking to popularize a star's public fall from grace, but argues that drug prohibition and the criminalization of drugs exacerbate the problem.

"Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is a reminder, though, that addiction is indiscriminate. That it is sad, irrational and hard to understand," Brand writes.

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A.J. McLean: I'd Like to Take Justin Bieber Under My Wing

A.J. McLean: I'd Like to Take Justin Bieber Under My Wing

Originally posted 01/27/2014 10:50AM

Justin Bieber is going through a very public rough patch as he not-so-successfully juggles worldwide fame with coming of age. But one person who gets it is A.J. McLean, who quit high school to join the Backstreet Boys in the '90s.

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Trace Adkins Admitted to Rehab After Brawl with His Own Impersonator | Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins Checks Into Rehab

Originally posted 01/15/2014 06:00PM

Trace Adkins has checked into rehab after getting into a brawl on a cruise ship.

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Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Originally posted 12/10/2013 07:00PM

Demi Lovato has been very open about the issues that landed her in rehab three years ago, but now reveals shocking details about the extent of her addiction.

The X Factor judge was still a teenager when her problems spiraled out of control, and she reveals in an interview with Access Hollywood that she went to desperate measures to make sure she had drugs with her at all times – even when she was flying around the world on tour.

"I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes," the 21-year-old revealed.

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Demi Lovato on Her Troubled Past: My Mentality Was 'Work Hard, Play Hard'

Demi Lovato on Her Troubled Past: My Mentality Was 'Work Hard, Play Hard'

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."

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ABC to Air The Taste Despite Explosive Drug Allegations Against Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson Drug Use Allegations: ABC to Air The Taste Despite Controversy

Originally posted 11/27/2013 12:15PM

Has TV chef Nigella Lawson been abusing cocaine, cannabis and prescription pills for more than a decade?

That's what the The Taste judge's two assistants claimed Tuesday in a British court, in an explosive hearing that now seems to be targeting Lawson's character.

A U.K. rep for Lawson, 53, declined to discuss the new reports with PEOPLE, citing he "can't comment during live proceedings." But according to the U.K's Telegraph, the prosecutor on the case told the court, "This is a totally scurrilous account which has been raised by the defense."

Those who work with Lawson agree. Despite the recent accusations, ABC is moving forward with the second season of Lawson's reality show The Taste, which filmed in L.A. this past fall. "The show will air as planned beginning Jan. 2," a rep for the network said.

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