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Lindsay Lohan Headed for Rehab Again?
According to media reports, actress Lindsay Lohan has once again checked herself into a alcohol and drug rehab facility. Lohan is due back in court October 23 for a probation violation hearing after failing a drug test.
Snooki Hospitalized For Alcohol Poisoning
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of the television show "Jersey Shore," was hospitalized while filming the show in South Beach. Reports said she was treated for alcohol poisoning, but the pint-size star later denied that alcohol was a factor.
Pete Doherty Charged With Possessing Cocaine
British singer Pete Doherty has been charged with possession cocaine after an investigation into the overdose death of magazine heiress Robyn Whitehead. Doherty was one of four people questioned after Whitehead died in January while working on a documentary about the Babyshambles frontman.
Murder Suspect Withdraws from Heroin in Jail
A man suspected in the death of a North Carolina police chief's daughter has not yet been returned from New York to face changes because he is going through drug withdrawal in a New York jail. Michael Harvey is suspected in the death of 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton.
Drunk Driver Guilty in Death of Angel's Pitcher
A drunk driver has been found guilty of murder in connection with a auto crash that killed Los Angeles Angels rookie picture Nick Adenhart. Repeat offender Andrew Gallow, 23, was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder and single counts of drunken driving, hit-and-run driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily injury.
Drunk Driving Trooper Headed to Jail
Colorado State Patrol trooper David Dolan, 48, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation for driving his patrol car on duty while intoxicated. Police arrested Dolan after several drivers reported him swerving in and out of traffic. His arrest was captured on a television helicopter video.