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March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
David Cassidy has been sentenced to 90 days' live-in rehab and 60 months' probation after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in January near Los Angeles International Airport. Cassidy's attorney entered a no-contest plea Monday, TMZ first reported. In addition to the rehab and probation, the 63-year-old will have to attend a nine-month alcohol education course and pay various fines. When arrested in January after making what police said was an illegal right turn, he reportedly blew 0.19 on a blood-alcohol breath test, more than twice California's legal limit.
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March 19, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Singer Chris Brown could face up to four years in prison if a judge determines he violated the terms of his probation when he was kicked out of a rehabilitation facility in Malibu. Brown, who has been in jail since the end of last week, was denied bail on Monday and ordered to remain behind bars until at least an April 23, his next scheduled court hearing. Brown's ejection from rehab is a potential violation of the court-ordered treatment for his conviction in 2009 for beating singer Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi, Richard Winton and Abby Sewell
Singer  Chris Brown  was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies when he showed up at a rehab facility in Malibu, sources told The Times. The singer was arrested on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 conviction in the assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, sheriff's officials said. Brown was "cooperative" when deputies arrested him about 2 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released by the Sheriff's Department.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez didn't just have to look at himself in the mirror after suffering his first professional loss in a boxing ring last September. He had to peer into the eyes of his people, hear their complaints, appreciate the concerns of those irked because he didn't expend more energy and risk more in the fight of his young life against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "I tried to get him up against the ropes, tried to pound him," Alvarez, 23, said through an interpreter of his majority-decision loss to the unbeaten Mayweather.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The dollar sign is gone, but the woman is back. Kesha (not Ke$ha) has checked out of rehab after a two-month stay and kicked off her new life by making a few changes on her Twitter account. She was photographed arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night wearing an "Ima survivor" sweatshirt and rocking rainbow-colored hair. "Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music. I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me," the 27-year-old pop star tweeted Thursday on her newly renamed social media account.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
David Cassidy, onetime teen heartthrob and star of "The Partridge Family," was reportedly charged Tuesday with one count of driving under the influence stemming from a January arrest near LAX. The Florida resident allegedly blew a 0.19, more than twice the legal limit, according to TMZ , which first reported the L.A. court news. That's Cassidy's third DUI arrest and the second in a little more than six months. He was arrested in New York in August and charged with felony DUI after reportedly blowing 0.10 on a blood-alcohol test.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez spent about two weeks in rehab in January, though the "Come & Get It" singer wasn't there to be treated for substance abuse, her rep said Wednesday. "Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse," her rep told The Times, declining to comment on why specifically Gomez had entered the facility. The rehab news was  first reported by RadarOnline , which said Wednesday that Gomez had voluntarily checked into rehab Jan. 5 at Dawn at the Meadows , a facility in Arizona that specializes in patients ages 18 through 26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction and other problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Chris Brown avoided being sent to jail Monday after a judge cited the singer's progress in court-ordered therapy, although a probation report in his assault case noted that he had suffered a "setback mentally and emotionally" when he was not fully credited for his community service hours. Convicted in 2009 for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, the "Love More" singer was ordered into a 90-day live-in anger-management treatment program, in which he would have to complete three eight-hour days of community service each week and undergo periodic drug tests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Richard Winton
An L.A. County Superior Court judge Monday rebuffed another attempt by prosecutors to send Chris Brown to jail, citing his progress in therapy. Brown is on probation for his 2009 conviction for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary A. Murray asked the judge in court papers to take the R&B singer into custody for failing to live up to a probation requirement that he "obey all laws. " Murray also asked the judge to set a probation revocation hearing because Brown was arrested last October in Washington, D.C., where he faces a subsequent misdemeanor assault charge.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
That awkward moment when you're asked about rehab on live, national television? Yeah, that's what happened to Zac Efron on Tuesday.  The former Disney star hit the "Today" show with his costars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller to promote their upcoming raunchy rom-com, "That Awkward Moment. " And host Savannah Guthrie somewhat appeased those who have been keeping up with Efron's escapades, specifically reports that he had been to rehab for a drug addiction. "I know last year was a little bit hard," Guthrie said.
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