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Lamar Odom Left Rehab After One Day, Developed $800-A-Day Drug Habit

Published June 14, 2014 by gossipzoo

Lamar Odom

Earlier this week, Lamar Odom checked into a drug rehab facility and then checked out the next day, according to People.com.

In an attempt to get clean, the NBA star entered a drug and alcohol treatment center on Wednesday morning, but sources say Odom, 32, left the medical facility on Thursday afternoon. He was later spotted out and about in Los Angeles.

The athlete went to rehab just five days after he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

Odom has been making headlines for his alleged addiction to crack and crumbling marriage to Khloe Kardashian. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star reportedly staged an intervention for her husband to seek help, but he purportedly moved out of their home and into a hotel.

TMZ.com reports that over the summer Odom was spending an average of $800 per day on several drugs, including crack. Insiders say he spent so much money because he shared his stash, and dealers often charge wealthy users higher prices.

Kardashian hasn’t commented on her husband’s problems but posted last weekend: “As much as I wish I were made of steel… I’m not. I’m pretty damn close to it though hehe.”

Photo Credits: PacificCoastNews.com

‘Melrose Place’ Actress Amy Locane Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Published April 26, 2013 by gossipzoo

Amy Locane

Former Melrose Place star Amy Locane has been sentenced to three years in prison for vehicular homicide.

The actress allegedly struck another vehicle as it turned into a driveway in Montgomery, New Jersey in June, 2010, critically injuring the driver, Fred Seeman, and killing his wife, Helen, who was in the passenger’s seat.

Locane was arrested after cops detected alcohol on her breath and she was later charged was aggravated manslaughter and assault by automobile.

She pleaded not guilty to both counts in 2011, but last November she was convicted on charges of the latter and vehicular homicide.

She was facing 15 years behind bars, but on Thursday the judge granted Locane leniency when handing down her sentence, since the actress has two children, one with medical and mental disabilities, according to the Associated Press.

The news prompted Fred and his son to storm out of the courtroom in anger, with the widower shouting, “What a travesty!”

Photo Credits: PR Photos

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