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Mel B to Enter Rehab for Sex, Alcohol Addiction

Mel B may typically be in the news these days for judging acts on America’s Got Talent, but the former Spice Girl is now making headlines for admitting to something personal.

The singer has got a very big problem.

She actually has two very big problems, according to an interview Brown gave to The Sun over the weekend.

Citing an “incredibly difficult” past six months, Brown says she is seeking professional treatment for alcohol addiction and sex addiction.

“I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life,” Brown told the British publication, adding:

“I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on.”

Added the 43-year old:

“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol – it is underneath all that.

“I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do, but I am dealing with it.”

Back in April of 2017, things for very heated and very ugly between Brown and ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

The artist and NBC personality accused Belafonte at the time of abusing her physically and emotionally, while forcing her to have threesomes … and then blackmailing her by threatening to release secret tapes he had made of these encounters.

Brown even shared photos (such as the one below) of bruises she said she received a result of being punched and shoved by her husband. 

Mel allegedly told friends at the time that she was afraid to go public with these allegations for awhile because she feared Belafonte would have her murdered.

According to a friend who spoke to The Sun, Brown responded to this trauma by becoming “sex-crazed” and even slept with three men in one day at one point.

She was looking for affection and comfort wherever she could find it.

But Brown now acknowledges she has serious personal demons and issues and will check into a rehab facility in England to deal with them.

“I am still struggling, but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will,” Brown tells the newspaper, adding:

“I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”

In November of, 2017 the exes reached a private settlement and, in exchange for doing so, Brown withdrew her domestic violence restraining order against Belafonte.

In addition to her statement, Mel B tweeted “Knowledge is power” on Sunday, along with a link to a website detailing PTSD.

She also retweeted a post from her mother, Andrea Brown, mentioning Mel’s decision to enter rehab. 

This is what it says:

I’m so proud of my daughter. She has the courage to face her demons head on and deal with them.

I know what hell she has been through and I know what trauma she has suffered and still suffers.

Do not judge because so many people have PTSD and try and numb the pain any way they can.

I am proud of her honesty and I am proud my daughter speaks out on a subject that affects so many people.

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Demi Lovato Finally Agrees to Enter Rehab

We know that Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following her overdose, but fans and her loved ones are eager for her to get long-term help. They fear that if she doesn’t enter rehab, she’ll die.

There are two pieces of good news.

One, Demi has agreed to go to rehab. And two, the arrangements for rehab have already been made.

TMZ reports that Demi Lovato has agreed to enter rehab in the aftermath of her terrifying hospitalization for an overdose.

They also report that a plan has been formed with the intended facility.

According to TMZ’s sources, Demi’s family raised the issue of rehab directly — after waiting for days.

The reason for the delay was that Demi’s health was in a precarious place. Her scary overdose had a number of complications.

While she was so sick, apparently her family did not want to raise any contentious topics. That’s smart.

As we mentioned and as TMZ reports, Demi is still at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

But her stay at the hospital won’t be indefinite.

One source tells TMZ: “She’s getting out any day now.”

We don’t doubt it.

When she leaves the hospital, however, she won’t be headed home.

Insiders say that Demi won’t be taking a few days to recover from her stay at the hospital at home or in a hotel.

She will instead be headed directly to rehab.

We do not yet know which live-in rehab facility will become her new residence for the next little while.

In fact, we don’t even know if it’s in California or elsewhere.

We know that it is unlikely to be one in L.A. because there are so many triggers for Demi’s addiction.

We also know that it’s likely to be somewhere that can accommodate a celebrity who just had an extraordinarily public overdose.

Demi continues to have the love and support of her fans, her family, and her friends.

Unfortunately, in the aftermath of Demi’s overdose, her BFF Dani Vitale received death threats as some furious Lovatics blamed her for somehow being responsible for Demi’s overdose.

Vitale had to beg Demi’s fans to stop sending death threats, clarifying that though Demi had been celebrating her birthday hours earlier, she was with another group of people when she died.

Death threats aren’t okay either way, but it adds another layer of cruelty to try to blame someone who cares about Demi on such a personal level.

Just weeks before her overdose, Demi had revealed to the world that she had fallen off of the wagon in terms of her sobriety.

Prior to that, she had recently celebrated six years of sobriety.

This is a grim reminder that addiction isn’t cured by sobriety, and stays with people. It can be frighteningly easy for someone to fall back onto old, potentially deadly habits.

And no amount of financial resources or personal support makes someone immune to addiction.

We hope that Demi makes a full and speedy recovery. She has millions of people who love and adore her.

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Roloffs Enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Can Now Trash Talk the Kardashians

Take this, Kardashians.

Go ahead and suck on it, Duggars.

Not even close, Wilkinson-Basketts!

The Roloffs now have bragging rights that no other group of relatives on reality television can match.

We mean this both literally and officially.

On Monday, Matt Roloff surprised Instagram followers by sharing two very sweet photos on his official social media account, both of which were accompanied by a caption that explained an impressive family achievement.

We’ll go ahead and let Matt explain on his loved ones’ behalf:

“The Roloff family’s very exciting news to share with you all… We have – along with all of YOU – made history,” he wrote to open this caption, adding in more detail:

“We’ve been awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most family-focused reality television shows in the history of television!!

“We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

“If you have been a fan for a while, help us share the exciting news by sharing this photo on social media and mentioning how long you have been watching #LPBW.

“We appreciate you guys! @mattroloff @rolofffarms #littlepeoplebigworld #theroloffs #therolofffamily #worldrecord.”

Wow, huh?

We had no idea this even was a record one could achieve.

But Little People, Big World has been on the air since 2005.

As you can maybe see in the photo above, the series hit the 298-episode mark in January, which was apparently the figure needed to propel the Roloffs to the top.

For comparison’s sake:

Keeping Up with the Kardashians has aired 214 episodes, while 19 and Counting may have threatened this figure if TLC had not canceled the series in the wake of that Josh Duggar molestation scandal.

At the time of its axing, that family-based program had aired 227 installments.

This news comes at an interesting time for the show and for the family as a whole.

There’s been chatter among fans regarding the series’ future, based on Matt’s bombshell news that he’s moving to Arizona.

It’s unclear at the moment if this will have any impact on TLC renewing Little People, Big World for a new season.

The past few episodes of the show have also focused more than ever on tension between Matt and Amy, both of whom seem sick of working so closely together and definitely sick of living so close to each other.

This tension has been heightened of late because both Matt and Amy are involved in serious romantic relationships.

What might happen to the series if Matt marries Caryn Chandler and/or Amy marries Chris Marek?

Again, we don’t know.

But as you can see by the comparisons we made above, Little People, Big World is not in any danger of losing this record any time soon.

Its flown past the 300-episode milestone at this point and, even if it ends after this season, no other family-oriented reality show appears to be close.

So… congratulations to the Roloffs.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching your adventures over the years and we hope there are many more to come in the years ahead.

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The Flash Season 4 Episode 4 Episode 15 Recap: Enter Flashtime

It was time to take back the streets of Central City. 

When The Flash Season 4 Episode 15 kicked off, Barry rushed to Iris and admitted he could not save her this time. 

Yes, we were totally wondering if we had missed the whole previous episode, but thankfully we were taken eight minutes into the past to get a nice dose of clarity. 

Cisco and Iris were training Barry how to outrun DeVoe’s breaches, and this resulted in the happy couple taking a break to chat about their relationship. 

That’s when Barry agreed they should go on a date because, well, they’ve barely had a second to spend together as a married couple. 

That’s when Harry arrived and told them that Devoe had been planning to steal the powers form the bus metahumans for longer than they initially thought. 

Jesse Quick appeared, and she wasted no time in grilling her dad about the way he’s dealing with her mother’s death. 

However, they were interrupted by the revelation that a fight with guns had broken out. Just when it seemed like our team was winning the battle, a nuke was revealed. 

Barry and Jesse conferred about what they could do to save everyone, and Jesse went to get Jay Garrick from Earth-3 because they both thought he would know something. 

Cisco tried to send the nuke into another Earth, but not one with any life form. But Cisco could not handle the heat inside Flashtime and made his way back to the normal world. 

Jay arrived on the scene and immediately felt that the mission could lead to the end of the Speed Force. That would mean no more speedsters. 

He offered up some news that the nuke could be cooled down, and that could save everyone from a certain death. 

Killer Frost offered to help out, but her powers were useless inside the Flashtime, so she was sent back to the regular world. 

Iris told Barry about Caitlin using the quark sphere and that Barry should try to get that to drop the bomb. Barry entered the Force once again, and her plan worked. 

Iris saved the day!

The big closing moment found the mystery girl in Jitters spilling coffees on Caitlin and Harry. The youngster said she was waiting to meet someone, but it was later revealed Caitlin and Harry were who she was talking about. 

Let me present a theory: That girl is totally Barry and Iris’ child from another Earth. It’s uncanny, and we’re sure all will be revealed soon enough. 

What did you think of the episode?

Sound off below!

The Flash continues Tuesdays on The CW!

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Duggar Courtship News: Who Will Enter a Relationship Next?

We're only five days into the new year, but 2018 has already seen a Duggar baby announcement and a whole slew of courship speculation.

We now know that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, but that's certainly not the only way in which reality TV's largest family will be expanding in the months to come.

Joy-Anna Duggar is also expecting, as is Joseph Duggar's new wife, Kendra Caldwell.

And of course, several single Duggars are set to embark on courtship journeys of their own in the months to come.

Here's a rundown of who might be next to leave the nest:

1. Jana Duggar

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The perennial fan favorite. Fans have been hoping for a courtship announcement from Jana for years now. And thanks to her increasingly close “friendship” with Caleb Williams, it seems 2018 will finally be her year.

2. John David Duggar

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This is another one that wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. In fact, it’s widely believed that John David is already involved in a secret courtship with a woman from Texas. No word on why he might be keeping things on the down-low.

3. The Pressure Is On!

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Both Jana and John David are no doubt feeling the pressure to announce relationships. The twins will turn 28 this month, and they’re the oldest unmarried Duggars by a considerable margin.

4. Josiah Duggar

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Many fans believe this is the year that Josiah Duggar will once again try his hand at courtship. Josiah is the only member of his family to enter a relationship that did not result in marriage, having pursued an ill-fated romance with Marjorie Jackson in 2016.

5. A Social Media Loophole

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Some fans believe Josiah is the next to go a-courtin’, as in many respects, he’s more modern and mature than many of his siblings. Duggars are typically forbidden to have social media accounts until they enter a formal courtship. However, Josiah has maintained an Instagram page despite the fact that his relationship with Jackson has come to en end, leading many to believe that he’s using it to keep in touch with potential mates.

6. Jedediah Duggar

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Smart money is on Jedediah Duggar announcing a courship in 2018. As many fans have pointed out, he was likely already involved in a romantic relationship that went awry.

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Mark Salling Enter Guilty Plea for Possessing Child Porn

Between Corey Monteith’s tragic death and Naya Rivera getting charged with domestic battery, things aren’t going so well for some members of the Glee cast.

But the worst of all has to be where Mark Salling’s life has taken him. 

And he has now entered his guilty plea for possession of child porn.

Back in October, Mark Salling finally agreed to a guilty plea for his child porn charges.

According to the terms of his plea agreement, he’ll serve from 4 to 7 years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

Obviously, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and enroll in a counseling program.

Considering that prosecutors had found about 50,000 images of prepubescent children on his personal devices and reportedly discovered a video of a 5-year-old girl performing a sex act, he’s getting off lightly.

He could have faced 20 or more years in prison.

Considering that the little girls whose photos and videos he had in his possession will never get to have normal or healthy childhoods, many feel that Salling should rot behind bars.

The legal process works much more slowly than it does on television, folks.

Mark Salling agreed to the plea deal in October, shortly after the former Glee actor reportedly attempted suicide.

He’s entering the plea now, in December.

And he won’t be sentenced until March 7th.

It would be unorthodox for him to receive a sentence beyond the plea agreement that he made with prosecutors, since usually sentencing following a plea deal is mostly a formality.

But there’s always a chance of a dramatic upset if a judge determines that a plea is, for example, too lenient. Or perhaps if new evidence of further wrongdoings is unearthed.

That’s still very unlikely.

4 to 7 years is a long time to have your entire life on hold, and there are some people who would argue that child pornography is a “victimless crime.”

We have to believe that the children who were victimized on camera would disagree.

Any sympathy we might have for someone whose brain has a few crossed wires that cause a blurring of their nurture instincts and their sexual attraction goes away the moment that they participate in the victimization of actual children.

(The same way that we stop feeling sorry for someone whose instincts for food and sex are blurred the moment that they start, you know, eating people)

If it helps quash any lingering vestiges of sympathy for Salling, he allegedly responded to news of Ed Westwick raping his girlfriend by breaking up with her instead of, you know, confronting him, comforting her, or suggesting filing a police report.

Anyway, Mark Salling will spend time in prison.

We hope, however, that the time that he spends in mandatory counseling after his release will help him to combat his urges.

Given that he had tens of thousands of these horrifying images, we’d say that he developed a wildly unhealthy compulsion.

But since he’s dated adult women, we have to assume that he could one day lead a healthy sex life.

Assuming, of course, that any woman would have him.

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