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Lamar Odom to Return to the Clippers Court

Lamar Odom to Return to the Clippers Court: Source

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."

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How Zac Efron's Partying Went 'From Bad to Worse' Before Rehab

Zac Efron's Secret Crisis

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."

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Nick Carter: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Nick Carter to Dr. Phil: My Family Blamed Me for My Sister's Death

Originally posted 09/25/2013 01:20PM

Nick Carter is coming clean about his issues.

The Backstreet Boy says he hit rock bottom after years of alcohol and drug abuse but has made a dramatic turnaround in his struggle with addiction, even as he continues to work on painful family relationships and cope with the death of his sister last year.

Carter, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, gets candid about his demons, saying he started using marijuana when he was just 15 and then began taking Vicodin and Ecstasy. But in 2008, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, promptly stopping him in his tracks and spurring him to face his problems.

"I made that choice right there and said, 'I do not want to be this person anymore,'" Carter, 33, told Dr. Phil in an episode that aired Monday. "You have to find that moment in your life – that moment of clarity – and say, 'Is this who you want to be the rest of your life, or do you deserve more?' I decided I deserved better."

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Jane Lynch Chokes Up Remembering Cory Monteith

Originally posted 07/18/2013 08:15AM

Jane Lynch fought back tears as she remembered Cory Monteith as a big-hearted soul in an emotional appearance Wednesday on The Tonight Show.

"He was a really bright light in our family, and we've lost a really great guy," the actress, 53, said of her Glee costar, who died last weekend at age 31.

Lynch said Monteith was always grateful for having been given the chance to act on Glee, and he shared that good fortune with others.

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Sharon Osbourne Is 'Devastated' Over Ozzy's Sobriety Struggles | Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne

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Sharon Osbourne Is 'Devastated' Over Ozzy's Sobriety Struggles

Originally posted 04/23/2013 03:00PM

Sharon Osbourne is speaking out about her husband 'Ozzy"'s addiction issues.

"He said he's been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half," she said of his recent Facebook post about getting sober. "And that he's been an a–– and he's been in a very dark place. That's true. That's very true."

The Talk co-host also revealed on Tuesday's show that Ozzy was hiding his struggles from her. "I never knew he was using prescription drugs," she said. "I knew he was drinking occasionally but I didn't realize the extent."

And like her husband, who said on Facebook that the couple are not splitting up, Sharon said, "We're not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes I am. I'm devastated right now."

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David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized | David Hasselhoff

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David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized

Originally posted 10/09/2007 07:35PM

David Hasselhoff has relapsed and is hospitalized, according to his rep Judy Katz.

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