For now, however, Desormeaux is trying to gain back the trust of owners and trainers after doing the unthinkable: failing a breathalyzer test on the day of the Belmont Stakes.
In a move that seemed to even shock her lawyer who was shaking his head, Portwood chose the jail time over treatment. She told the judge that she has been using drugs the entire time she’s been in treatment and that she “can’t stand” the program. The judge obliged Portwood’s request, and she is now in a Madison County jail cell awaiting her sentencing.
Some may assume that with a title like that, Matlin must focus on the trials and triumphs she has endured as a result of losing her hearing due to a childhood illness. However, the title actually refers to the response she gave when she found out she was nominated for an Oscar while at drug rehab.
O’Neal, the son of the late actress Farrah Fawcett and film star Ryan O’Neal has had a long and sordid history with drug abuse. He was even in jail due to his drug issues when his mother was ill and passed from cancer.
It’s not uncommon to see headlines that dish on which celebrity is headed to rehab or guessing whether or not a celeb is abusing drugs or alcohol. However, few follow the choices made by celebs who successfully complete drug addiction treatment and battle their way through recovery by making one good choice after another.
The Internet has been lighting up with stories about Academy Award winning actress Tatum O’Neal checking herself back into rehab after years of sobriety. Tatum, daughter of actor Ryan O’Neal, has struggled very publicly with drug addiction over the past two decades. She wrote her personal memoir, A Paper Life, which detailed her years of . . . . Continue Reading
Mindy McCready lost custody of her five-year-old son to her mother due to issues with illicit substance abuse, according to CNN. However, she made headlines recently when she took her small son from her mother’s Florida home and fled, refusing to return him for days and asking that he be returned to her custody because . . . . Continue Reading
Things aren’t going so well for the former Miss Russia,Anna Malova: she recently found herself back in jail after being dismissed from a rehab for assaulting another patient in the program. Malova was crowned Miss Russia back in 1998 and later moved to the United States. However, in 2010, Malova was faced 44 charges ranging . . . . Continue Reading
The trial for Dr. Conrad Murray, personal physician to Michael Jackson, and the inquiry into whether or not he knew Michael Jackson to be drug dependent has everyone tuned in.
Old Hollywood was rife with secrets: homosexuality, affairs, budgeting “shortfalls,” drug addiction. Big movie producers owned their stars and wanted no stories to hit the headlines that would threaten their take at the box office. In fact, there are tons of stories of movie moguls going to great lengths to protect the reputations of their . . . . Continue Reading