ZAC EFRON WENT TO REHAB TWICE THIS YEAR
TMZ has learned that Zac Efron went to rehab twice this year for cocaine addiction. Sources said the actor was doing coke for more than two years and was also taking Molly (ecstasy) before he tried to get sober in March. He allegedly left California and stayed in a private residence where he received intensive outpatient treatment for several weeks. In April, he returned to LA and began filming the Seth Rogen flick Neighbors. But during the shoot he relapsed. He started not showing up to set and it became common knowledge that he was using again. Sources said once the film wrapped, Efron went back into outpatient care. TMZ also learned some possible reasons for why Efron spiraled out of control, including issues with his controlling parents, depression over his movie career and “girl issues.” He was also hanging out with a bad group of friends, many of which he’s since cut out of his life.
KATE WINSLET WON’T BE CHANGING HER NAME
Just because Kate Winslet married a guy named Ned Rocknroll, doesn’t mean she’s going to be taking his last name. "I was never going to change my name to Rocknroll," the actress told Britain's Telegraph newspaper. "I've never changed my name to anything, so I didn't see a reason to start now." She said she likes her name and thinks “it’s very flashy” just the way it is. The 37-year-old is currently expecting a child with Rocknroll. She already has two children from previous relationships.
KHLOE MAKES POIGNANT INSTAGRAM POST
If her Instagram posts are to be believed, Khloe Kardashian has been putting on a brave face as of late. On Wednesday, the 29-year-old posted a photo of a woman wearing a mask with the quote “She smiles to mask the pain in her heart. She laughs to conceal the tears in her eyes.” Khloe has been estranged from her husband Lamar Odom while he deals with a drug addiction. She has not spoken publicly about her marital troubles.
GAME OF THRONES ACTOR SHAMED ON THE SUBWAY
It would appear this Game of Thrones actor is one of those obnoxious guys who take up too much room on the subway. Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark on the show, was blasted by women this week after a photo of him on the London Underground was posted to the blog Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train. Madden, 27, was shamed for spreading his legs too wide on the Bakerloo line. One furious commuter even called for him to be castrated! Some commenters did defend him, though. “Hey now. Robb Stark is the King of the North. He can take up as much space as he likes. When you play the game of underground seating you either win or die,” one person wrote.
DEFENSE RESTS IN MICHAEL JACKSON CASE
The defense rested yesterday in the negligence case filed by Michael Jackson’s family over his death. Defense attorneys for concert promoter AEG Live LLC concluded their case with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Jackson, Dr. Allan Metzger. Metzger testified that Jackson wanted to embark on the This Is It tour to revamp his image and finally put the past of his child molestation trial behind him. “He wanted to redeem his image,” the doctor said. “He felt this was it and he wanted to go out with a flash. He was still terribly hurt about the trial and the accusations.” Metzger said the star was energized by the prospect of the shows. AEG Live’s defense has focused mainly on testimony from Jackson’s former physicians, who have detailed their treatments for the pop star. The company denies it hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the dose of propofol that killed Jackson. But the Jackson family has claimed the singer was forced to commit to more concerts than he was capable of doing and turned to prescription drugs as a way to cope. Jurors in the case are expected to begin deliberations next week.
GWYNETH’S GYM DEMANDS
You’ve heard of gym rats, but apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is a gym diva. The 40-year-old actress has a series of demands that must be met before she’ll use her exclusive gym. According to a source, she makes someone go into the shower stall and wipe it dry before she will even step foot in it. “She refuses to touch what she called ‘somebody else's shower water,’” the source told Life & Style. She also refuses to use toilet paper that anyone has touched and demands an unopened package. And even though her gym provides bottled water, she insists someone go out and buy her SmartWater. Whoever keeps up with these demands is certainly working up a sweat!
PERSON OF INTEREST GUN FIGHT MISTAKEN FOR REAL THING
Things got a little too real on the set of the CBS drama Person of Interest this week. The show was filming outdoors in New York City Wednesday when residents mistook a scripted gun battle for the real thing! Police were called to the scene and production on the show was temporarily shut down. Turns out, gun scenes are supposed to be filmed with NYPD supervisors on the set, but none were present due to a scheduling conflict. The mayor’s office confirmed the show’s permit was revoked and producers had to halt outdoor filming. The filming of indoor scenes continued without interruption.