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David Cassidy sentenced to rehab in DUI case

A judge has sentenced 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken driving case.

Cassidy’s attorney, Steven Graff Levine, entered an open plea to a Los Angeles judge Monday, admitting that he was driving under the influence when he was arrested in January after making an illegal turn.

Levine says Cassidy has been in rehab and will remain for longer than his sentence requires. He says Cassidy is committed to his sobriety and wants to break the cycle that got him arrested for drunken driving twice in less than six months. A DUI case in New York was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor earlier this month.

Cassidy appeared on TV’s The Partridge Family.

Chris Brown returns to court after rehab dismissal

After a weekend in jail, Chris Brown is facing a court hearing over his dismissal from rehab and whether he should be given additional penalties, which could include more time behind bars.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested for violating the rules and regulations of his treatment. Court records did not elaborate on the reason for Brown’s dismissal from the facility in Malibu that was treating him for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bi-polar disorder.

Brown, 24, had been under court orders to remain in treatment since November, one month after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., after a man accused him of punching him in a confrontation outside a hotel. That case remains pending, and Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin has not yet scheduled a probation violation hearing to address whether he would penalize the singer for the arrest.


Chris Brown told to return to rehab for two months

A California judge ordered Chris Brown to remain in an anger-management rehab program and told the pop singer to return to court in two months.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin scheduled Brown’s next hearing for April 23. That would come after what’s expected to be a brief assault trial in Washington, D.C., earlier that month.

Prosecutors have asked that Brown be sent to jail for violating probation with his October arrest in the district. In that incident, Brown and his bodyguard are accused of punching a man and breaking his nose outside a hotel. Brown is on probation for his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

But Brown’s attorneys have asked the judge to await the outcome of the Washington, D.C., case before hearing evidence on whether Brown should go to jail.

Selena Gomez spent two weeks in rehab

Actress and musician Selena Gomez spent two weeks in rehab in January but not for substance abuse, her rep told People.

The 21-year-old checked herself in to Dawn at the Meadows, an Arizona facility, January 5 and voluntarily stayed. Just the month before, she cancelled the Australian leg of her tour, saying in a statement: “It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”

Chris Brown should remain in treatment, judge says

A judge says Chris Brown should remain in a rehabilitation facility and turned down a prosecutor’s motion to have the R&B singer jailed over an arrest in Washington, D.C., last year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin says Brown appears to be making progress in a treatment facility and should remain there.

A prosecutor asked Monday to have Brown taken into custody over a misdemeanor assault case filed against Brown in D.C.

Brown remains on probation in Los Angeles over his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brandlin revoked the singer’s probation in December but made no changes to his sentence during a brief hearing on Monday.

The singer’s lawyer Mark Geragos asked Brandlin to allow Brown to remain in treatment and give time for the Washington case to be resolved.

Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott checks himself into rehab

After fighting off cheating rumors over the holidays, Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, has checked himself into rehab.

“I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I’ve caused my family,” McDermott told People. “I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues. I am grateful to be getting the help I need so I can become the husband and father my family deserves.”

McDermott, 47, will be receiving intense treatment but will be allowed to visit his four children with Spelling, 40 — Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn. The couple have been married since 2006.

Country singer Trace Adkins checks into rehab

Country singer Trace Adkins has checked himself into rehab after getting into a fight on a cruise ship. The 52-year-old was headlining a country cruise to Jamaica when he got into an argument with a Trace Adkins impersonator who was singing in a karaoke bar aboard the ship.

According to People, a spokesperson for the country star confirmed that Adkins indeed disembarked when the cruise ship docked in Jamaica and checked into rehab shortly after.

“Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism,” a rep for Adkins told People. “As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected.”

Adkins, who has been open about his struggles with alcohol in the past, previously completed 28 days in rehab in 2001.

Chris Brown's probation revoked over D.C. arrest

A judge has revoked Chris Brown’s probation because of his arrest for allegedly hitting a man in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ordered Brown on Monday to return to court Feb. 10 for another update. The judge told Brown he is still required to perform 1,000 hours of community labor as part of his sentence for the assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Brown was also ordered to stay in rehab. Brandlin said probation officials reported that Brown is doing well in treatment.

The Grammy-winning singer was arrested in October after a man accused the R&B singer of hitting him after he tried to get a photo with the star.

A probation report that Brandlin cited for his decision was not immediately available.

'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Adam Shankman enters rehab

Director and So You Think You Can Dance judge Adam Shankman has entered rehab, People reports.

Shankman’s rep confirmed in a statement that the director is “currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery.” No word on what Shankman is seeking treatment for. The 49-year-old director and choreographer is known for his work on Hairspray, Rock of Ages and Glee.

Chris Brown ordered back to rehab after throwing a rock through his mom's car window

A rehab center where Chris Brown voluntarily enrolled for treatment says the singer was discharged after throwing a rock through his mother’s car window.

The letter from the facility was included in a probation report that was given to a Los Angeles judge and prosecutors Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge James Brandlin considered the report when he ordered Brown to spend three months in a residential treatment facility.

The rehab center is not identified in the letter, but it states that Brown threw the rock at his mother’s car after a joint counseling session Nov. 10. The incident was a violation of an agreement the singer made to refrain from violence when he entered treatment.

Brown agreed to renewed treatment in court Wednesday.

Chris Brown is going back to rehab, this time with new rules from a judge.

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