Friday, January 20, 2012

weekly roundup

celebrity substance abuse news

Heather Locklear Released From the Hospital
Actress Heather Locklear was discharged from the hospital a day after she was admitted for an incident in which she apparently mixed alcohol with prescription medication. The episode set off speculation that she may be entering rehab, but her spokesman said she would get follow-up care through her personal physicians.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Griffin O'Neal
A bench warrant for the arrest of Griffin O'Neal was canceled when the son of actor Ryan O'Neal turned up in court for a drunk driving charge. Court officials said O'Neal checked out of his residential treatment center to make the court appearance and immediately returned to the facility.

Lindsay Lohan Gets Glowing Progress Report
Actress Lindsay Lohan got glowing reports from her probation officer at her last court hearing on her probation progress. Lohan is still working at the Los Angeles morgue and attending therapy session to meet the terms of her probation.

Former Miss USA Appears on Drunken Driving Charge
Rima Fakih, former Miss USA, who tweeted that she was not the person arrested for drunken driving in Detroit, appeared in Highland Park court to face DUI charges. She was stopped Dec. 3 weaving in and out of traffic in her 2011 Jaguar going 60 MPH.

Bruno Mars Clear of Cocaine Possession Case
Grammy winner Bruno Mars has had his felony cocaine possession case dropped by a Las Vegas judge after completing conditions of his plea deal last year. Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was arrested with 2.6 grams of cocaine in a nightclub bathroom in September 2011.

Kasey Kahl Arrested for Drunk & Disorderly Conduct
Reality TV start Kasey Kahl vamped for his mug shot after he was arrested at a Fresno nightclub on drunk and disorderly conduct charges. A spokesman for the former "Bachelorette" star said Kahl was a bit confused about why he was arrested.

'Deadliest Catch' Skipper Gets Jail Time
Clarence "Ole" Helgevold Jr., a former fishing captain on the show that spawned the TV show "Deadliest Catch," has been sentenced to five years for a fatal drunk driving crash. The 60-year-old fisherman crashed his car into a snowmobile, killing the driver, George Larion.

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