06:36 AM EDT 12/16/2014
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 09/18/2008 05:35PM
Pat O'Brien is leaving the entertainment show The Insider, PEOPLE has learned.
"Pat O'Brien is a talented broadcaster who has been a part of The Insider family from the very beginning," says a spokesperson for the show. "Although we have decided to part ways, everyone at CBS Television Distribution and The Insider greatly appreciate and respect all his contributions to our show. We wish Pat much success in his future endeavors."
No reason was given for his departure.
O'Brien, 60, a veteran of CBS Sports and Access Hollywood, has gone through two stints in rehab, most recently in February.
Originally posted 07/15/2008 03:05PM
After five years together, The Insider host Pat O'Brien and his girlfriend Betsy Stephens plan to marry.
"It's probably going to be next fall," O'Brien, with Stephens at his side, told PEOPLE at A-Rod's All-Star party at New York City's 40/40 Monday. "We're in love and in no big hurry. We don't know if it will take place – in Jamaica, New York, or Nantucket."
"I think we're going to sneak off and do something really romantic," said Stephens, who recalled first meeting O'Brien at Los Angeles's Staples Center. "It was a basketball event."
Originally posted 02/08/2008 06:25PM
Pat O'Brien, co-host of The Insider, has returned to a rehab center.
The entertainment host "has entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment," according to a statement posted on the Insider's Web site. "O'Brien and his doctors felt this is the best course for maintaining his sobriety."
O'Brien, a veteran of CBS Sports and Access Hollywood, first entered a rehab program in 2005. In a statement at the time, he said, "I have had a problem with alcohol. Overcoming this problem is a top priority in my life."
Originally posted 05/05/2005 09:00AM
Pat O'Brien spent years covering the stories behind Hollywood's stories for Access Hollywood and The Insider, before his behavior became a story itself. Last month, O'Brien checked himself in for a 40-day stint an alcohol rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles, after it was revealed that the celebrity host had left obscene voicemails that were then distributed on the Internet.
Originally posted 04/29/2005 04:00PM
ABC's Primetime Live is promising an "explosive" look at FOX's talent show American Idol in an exposé titled "Fallen Idol" airing Wednesday, May 4. PEOPLE looks at the much-hyped special, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
Originally posted 04/28/2005 08:50AM
DONATED: Halle Berry (class of '84) is true to her school, giving two of her designer gowns to Cleveland's Bedford High so they can be auctioned during a prom fashion show and raise money to send students on a field trip to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. "She always said that if I need anything to let her know," Yvonne Sims, a guidance counselor and Berry's fifth-grade teacher, tells the Associated Press. (Berry has told InStyle that Sims was her childhood role model.) One dress is a knee-length geometric print that Berry wore on an Ebony magazine cover last year. The other is a white Versace halter-style she wore to a party after the debut of Lackawanna Blues, the HBO film she produced. Bidding, which ends Thursday, starts at $500 per dress.
Originally posted 03/21/2005 08:00AM
TV journalist Pat O'Brien, a veteran of CBS Sports, Access Hollywood and now, The Insider, has entered an alcohol rehabilitation program, he said in a statement Sunday.
Originally posted 03/23/2004 12:54PM
March 24, 2004GETTING BACK 'NSYNC Boy band fans, rejoice: Rumors of an imminent 'NSync reunion appear to be true. "I'm sure we will," Joey Fatone told Daily Insider at the recent CD release party for bandmate JC Chasez's solo effort, Schizophrenic, at New York hotspot Marquee. "It's odd to say, you may not believe it, but yeah, we are. Everybody's doing their own thing right now – JC has his CD, (Justin Timberlake is) shooting a movie – but we do want to get together." 'NSync-er Lance Bass concurs. "We're waiting for Justin to finish his movie and then we'll get back to the studio," says the former aspiring cosmonaut. "We'll have a new album by 2005 – at least, that's my opinion."
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