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More Than 50 Require Medical Treatment During Avicii Concert in Boston

More Than 50 People Require Medical Treatment During Avicii Concert in Boston

Originally posted 06/26/2014 11:10AM

An Avicii show in Boston transformed into a "Level 2 Mass Casualty" incident Wednesday night when more than 50 people required medical treatment for illnesses.

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True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

Originally posted 06/22/2014 06:05PM

His TV alter ego, Sheriff Andy Bellefleur on HBO's True Blood, has seen his share of mysterious pasts. But in real life, Chris Bauer has been harboring a dark secret of his own.

The actor, 47, has been sober for seven years, following a decades-long battle with drugs and alcohol.

"It was a slow-motion catastrophe," Bauer tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't just out of control, I was 100 percent off my path."

Finally choosing to reveal his story is "intuitive and spontaneous," Bauer says. "I got sober right after I shot the pilot for True Blood. Now that it's winding down, I'm in touch with how much my life has changed from getting my act together."

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Deryck Whibley: I'll Be 'Back Out on Stage Before You Know It'

Deryck Whibley Posts New Photo, Promises to Be 'Back out on Stage Before You Know It'

Originally posted 05/27/2014 07:30PM

Deryck Whibley is on the mend.

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Deryck Whibley: If I Have One More Drink I Will Die

Deryck Whibley: If I Have One More Drink I Will Die

Originally posted 05/18/2014 09:20AM

Avril Lavigne's ex-husband, Deryck Whibley, has gone public about his battle with alcohol addiction in a candid post on his website that prompted Lavigne to Tweet her support.

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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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