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Jim Brown Defends Hue Jackson … He Made A Good Move

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Jim Brown is going to bat for Hue Jackson … telling TMZ Sports the bitterness toward Cleveland’s ex-head coach needs to end.

Of course, Hue took only a few days to join up with the Browns’ rivals — the Bengals — after he got canned in Cleveland … and dudes like Baker Mayfield were REALLY upset about it.

But, Jim tells us the QB and others shouldn’t be … saying Hue made “a good move.”

“No bitterness with him. He’s got a job right away. It tells you that he had a value. But, it didn’t work out with him and the Browns. That’s it.”

As for Baker’s snub of the coach after Cleveland beat Cincinnati on Sunday … Jim sees no controversy there, saying Mayfield just got caught up in the moment of competition.

“When you’re getting ready for a game, you’re getting ready for a game. You’re not trying to make friends.”

As for the Browns themselves … Jim can see a playoff game in their future this season — IF they do just one unlikely thing.

The Browns are 4-6-1 and sitting at the bottom of the AFC North — but they’re definitely NOT mathematically eliminated … only 3 games out of 1st place. 

They’ve got 5 games left — facing the Texans, Panthers, Bengals, Broncos and Ravens. 

Could they win out and clinch a post-season berth? Hey, stranger things have happened … 

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Matt Brown Checks Out of Rehab, Vows to Remain Sober

Back in September, Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown checked himself into rehab after a family intervention.

Now there is some very promising news that is sure to please the entire Brown family.

Matt is out of rehab!

RadarOnline reports that Matt Brown is freshly out of rehab, which he had entered to get a handle on his drinking.

“Matt voluntarily checked himself out of rehab in late October,” reveals an insider close to the Brown family.

“And,” the source shares. “He is continuing outpatient treatment at a nearby facility.”

That is very good to know — sometimes, a relapse right after leaving rehab is a risk.

Outpatient treatments can help provide continued support.

“He is doing really good right now,” the insider says.

“And,” the source elaborates. “He is committed to his sobriety.”

“His family is very proud of him,” the insider adds.

That is no surprise. Sobriety can be difficult to achieve.

The Brown family loves and supports Matt and they know how difficult it can be to overcome a substance abuse issue.

There’s more to leaving rehab than the support of your family — though that, of course, is important.

“Matt has been attending recovery meetings,” the source says.

The insider says that Matt has used these peer groups “and has been working with a sober coach.”

We previously reported that Matt would hire a sober coach, even when he was still in rehab.

A sobriety coach can provide one-on-one assistance that a support group often cannot.

The source says that Matt is doing all of this “as well as going to therapy and counseling to battle his addictions.”

It’s great that Matt is recovering and is on a path to avoid a relapse.

The reason that he (once again) struggled with alcohol abuse was, as is usually the case, self-medication.

It was explained that he started drinking as a “way to deal with his mother Ami’s cancer diagnosis.”

There were times last year when everyone — including the Brown family — believed that Ami would die from lung cancer.

The odds were stacked against her, but she defied all expectations.

But the stress of her cancer battle — and the health scares that followed — exacted a toll on her loved ones, including Matt.

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As we previously reported, Matt Brown was feeling “ready to leave” after only a few weeks of rehab.

“Matt thinks that he is ready to leave after 30 days and everyone is urging him to stay in,” a worried source revealed at the time.

“He says that he is almost ready and can handle this on his own now,” that insider added.

According to reports, he wisely remained until he had completed his 30-day stint.

He was also sure to line up all of these safeguards so that he could continue to maintain his health.

This was Matt’s second time having to fight an uphill battle to regain his sobriety.

The first time was in 2016.

At that time, he became more withdrawn and realized that his behavior and drinking were caught in a downward spiral.

Fortunately, Matt has a very supportive family — and the resources to afford first-rate care and counseling to tackle this issue head-on.

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Alaskan Bush People: Gabe Brown and Raquell Rose Are Getting Married!

Back in August, Alaskan Bush People star Noah Brown married Rhain Alisha in a beautiful, low-key ceremony.

Now it’s another member of the Brown family’s turn.

This time, it’s Gabe Brown — who filed for a marriage license before anyone heard a word about an engagement!

RadarOnline reports that Gabe Brown is either married already — or about to be.

A clerk at the Marriage License Office in Okanogan, Washington says that Gabe and his girlfriend got their marriage papers last month.

“Gabriel Brown and Raquell Pantilla filed for a marriage license in person on October 8,” the clerk confirms.

Raquell is not unfamiliar to fans who follow the Brown family on social media.

In fact, it was Gabe’s youngest sister Rain who revealed Gabe’s relationship with Raquell “Rose” Pantilla.

Rain has joked about beinga  third wheel, but she and Raquell have described each other as the best of friends.

A source close to the Brown family didn’t quite confirm Gabe’s marriage, but didn’t exactly deny it, either.

“They have been spending a lot of time together,” the family source acknowledged.

The insider affirmed that “really likes her.”

We’ve all been able to tell that much just from watching them on social media.

Just look at this photo that Gabe shared of his and Raquell’s hands forming a heart together.

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Now, as we were all so recently reminded with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, a marriage license can be a little ambiguous.

We looked it up, and Washington state law says that a marriage license has a three-day waiting period.

(That, folks, is to prevent people who are blitzed out of their minds from having impulsive weddings with someone they just met)

After those three days are over, the couple has 60 days in which to have their wedding.

After that, if they have not held a wedding, the marriage license becomes invalid.

If our understanding that this gives Gabe and Raquell a total of 63 days in which to tie the knot is correct, they must hold their wedding by December 10.

Just because Gabe and Raquell need to hold a wedding between October 11 and December 10 doesn’t mean that it has to be large.

Noah’s wedding, after all, was a pretty small event.

It is entirely possible that Gabe and Raquell have already had a wedding somewhere on the Brown family’s private, spacious homestead.

If your dad buys 435 acres of land, we sure hope that there’s enough room for you to get married on it.

If so, we hope that they’ll make an announcement about it soon.

But they still have an entire month — and some change — to hold that wedding. Maybe it hasn’t happened yet.

Gabe Brown has not always been so lucky in love.

In late November of last year, Rain warned her fans and followers that an imposter was pretending to be Gabe Brown.

This imposter was catfishing fans, some of whom developed real feelings for the fake Gabe.

Months later, when fans learned of Gabe’s relationship with Raquel, some accused Gabe of seducing them — having ignored Rain’s warning.

These fans may have seen Rain’s warning but refused to believe that they were being catfished.

We’re glad that Gabe and Raquell were able to get past that.

Still, Gabe and Raquell have only been dating for … possibly less than a year.

Though Raquell has been getting along well with the Brown family — especially with Rain — some wonder if they’re rushing things.

It’s always a little surprising when a couple goes from “dating” to “married” (or close enough) without any real engagement in between.

But sometimes, couples just know.

Congratulations to Gabe and Raquell!

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Chris Brown to Rihanna: MARRY ME FOR REAL!

Will we ever get to experience a time in which Chris Brown isn’t creepy and sketchy and awful?

It’s not very likely, but man, it sure sounds nice.

Unfortunately, Chris has been awful for years and years and years at this point.

And you know what they say about teaching an old dog new tricks.

(It seems weird that the only tricks this dog was ever taught were a few cool dance moves and how to be violent and scary, but whatever.)

Chris became famous in 2005 when he released his debut album, and a few years later in 2009, he was arrested for beating Rihanna.

Ever since then, things have been falling apart.

He’s gotten in trouble several times for assault and destroying property — you know, just overly aggressive douchebag things.

His longtime girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, has said that he abused her and threatened to kill her.

She has a restraining order against him now.

Most recently, he was arrested in July for felony battery after punching a photographer in a club.

Chris also does this really terrible thing, and although it isn’t illegal, it is truly terrifying.

He’s just kind of been fixated on Rihanna ever since 2009 — you’ve noticed it, right?

He’s dropped her name in countless interviews, even though he really should know better, or at least have people around him who know better and could clue him in.

He leaves inappropriately flirty comments on her Instagram posts, there’s always a report floating around about how he wants her back.

And, wouldn’t you know it, we have a report just like that to discuss right now!

Brace yourself, because this is spookier than anything else you’re going to see today.

OK, so Rihanna posed for this photo to promote the new Savage x Fenty collection:

She looks amazing, right?

Of course she does, this is Rihanna we’re talking about.

And as a source close to Chris explained to Hollywood Life, the photo made him feel some feelings.

“Rihanna’s new lingerie picture is straight torture for Chris,” began the source, “and not just because she’s looking so damn sexy.”

Yeah, it’s gross already — who could have possibly anticipated this?!

It gets worse, too!

“With her white lingerie and veil it makes him imagine her looking like that on her wedding night and it kills him that it may not be with him,” the source revealed.

“He still has fantasies that fate will bring them back together, when the time is right and they will have that wedding night.”

The delusions don’t stop there.

Last we heard, Rihanna was dating Hassan Jameel, but they haven’t been seen together in a few months.

And so “the fact that Rihanna isn’t really claiming any man makes Chris think that she might still be hung up on him too.”

There’s just a tiny little smidge of real talk at the end though, thank goodness.

The insider said that “The way things are right now between them it’s not something he’s fully counting on.”

This is just disturbing, isn’t it?

Chris was with Rihanna almost ten years ago.

Ten. Years.

Next February it’ll be a decade since he assaulted her.

And yes, they got back together for a little while about six years ago, but still, six years is a lot of years, too.

Why would he think that there’s even the slightest chance that she’ll marry him?

And while we’re asking questions, why does he even still have a career?

Honestly, Chris needs to just go away, forever.

No Rihanna wedding, no new music, no dumb interviews that try to find redeeming qualities in him.

He needs to pay his child support and stay away for the rest of his whole entire life.

If that’s not possible, then at least the no Rihanna wedding, OK?

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Matt Brown: Hiring a Sober Coach After Rehab

Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown was forced into rehab following a family intervention.

After about 30 days of treatment, he reportedly feels like he has things under control and is ready to leave rehab.

But his family has serious concerns that if he halts treatment now, he could relapse again.

Matt Brown checked into rehab in September. it has now been about a month.

And RadarOnline reports that Matt is itching to leave treatment and return home, believing that he is now well enough to do so.

An insider says that Billy and Ami are talking Matt into “hiring a sober coach to work with him on the outside.

That way, Matt can continue to work on this “after he gets out of rehab.”

“His family has been visiting him,” the source reports.

“And,” the insider reveals. “He is doing great.”

Doing well in rehab does not always translate to having made a full recovery and being ready to go out into the world.

“But,” the source says. “Matt thinks that he is ready to leave after 30 days.”

His family has some serious concerns that he might be jumping the gun a little.

The Browns have their doubts, the insider shares, “and everyone is urging him to stay in.”

“He says that he is almost ready,” the source reveals. “And can handle this on his own now.”

His confidence is certainly encouraging, but sometimes staying with a program for a little longer can do a world of good.

You can love and trust someone while also encouraging them to keep getting help.

“While his father and mother are fully supportive of him,” the insider begins.

The source continues: “they are really hoping that Matt stay focused on his sobriety when he is out of rehab.”

“And,” the insider adds, Billy and Ami hope and pray “that he continues going to meetings.”

The source also says that Mat’s parents would like for Matt to keep up with meetings “and seeing a therapist.”

This is not Matt Brown’s first time in rehab.

After his previous stint getting help with his alcohol consumption in 2016, Matt was very frank with fans.

“I could see myself spiraling,” he told his fans and followers.

“I was more withdrawn,” Matt continued. “I was slower.”

He also shared that “Things did not excite me the way that they used to.”

While a lot of that may sound like depression symptoms, remember that alcohol is an intensely addictive depressant.

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Matt also spoke to People about his decision to again go to rehab.

“I struggle with substance abuse,” Matt said in a straightforward manner.

“And after a year of ups and downs,” Matt continued. “I decided to return to treatment.”

Reports say that it was during the worst moments of his mother’s cancer battle that Matt began drinking again.

“I am really grateful for everyone’s support,” he shared.

“And,” Matt concluded, he has “hope to have my life back on track soon.”

As we reported earlier this month, Alaskan Bush People was renewed for Season 9.

Apparently part of this upcoming season will focus upon Matt’s struggles with alcohol addiction and his journey back to sobriety.

It takes a lot of bravery to admit that you have a problem and to seek help with it.

Good for Matt for not only doing so, but agreeing to share his story with fans and viewers.

He may inspire others to transform their own lives.

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Dwayne Johnson Deserves Support for ‘John Henry,’ Says Actor Roger Aaron Brown

Dwayne Johnson is getting a raw deal from people who think he’s not black enough to play John Henry … according to Roger Aaron Brown, who had the role back in the ’90s. Roger played John Henry in the 1995 movie ‘Tall Tale,’ and tells us he…

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