Ben Affleck reveals he's completed treatment program for alcohol addiction

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:33 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:33 PM


            Actor Ben Affleck recently completed a treatment program for or alcohol addiction, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Ben Affleck recently completed a treatment program for or alcohol addiction, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ben Affleck recently completed a treatment program for alcohol addiction, he confirmed.

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People reported that the actor posted a statement about the treatment on his official Facebook page Tuesday.

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I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.

The exact time the 44-year-old actor entered treatment is unclear. E News reported he previously entered rehab in 2001 "for alcohol-related struggles."

Affleck, who was in attendance at the 89th annual Academy Awards, continues to co-parent daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, and son Samuel, 5, with his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, 44.

Us Weekly reported Affleck and Garner announced a split in June 2015 after being married for 10 years.

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Heather Locklear arrested again for attacking cop, EMT

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

Heather Locklear was arrested Sunday for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel, according to law enforcement. (Photo by Ventura County Sheriff's Office)
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Heather Locklear was arrested Sunday for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel, according to law enforcement. (Photo by Ventura County Sheriff's Office)(Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

Actress Heather Locklear has been arrested a week after she was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation.

E! News reported that Locklear, 56, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Sunday for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel. TMZ first reported the news, saying that the original 911 call was for a disturbance. 

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According to TMZ, a family member called 911. Law enforcement sources said police first went to Locklear’s home around 6 p.m. for another disturbance but it was determined that no crime occurred.

Related: Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office told Fox News a deputy responded to a 911 call after 11 p.m. and that Locklear was “heavily intoxicated” and “arguing with other subjects at the residence.”

“The responding deputy believed it was necessary to separate her from the others,” a department spokesperson told Fox News. “In the process of trying to separate her, she battered the deputy. There was no injury to the deputy. That action caused her to get arrested.”

Related: Heather Locklear arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, assault on officer

Locklear was taken to a hospital before she was booked in jail, where she is being held on $20,000 bail.

In February, Locklear was arrested on similar charges when police responded to a domestic violence call at her home. She reportedly kicked and struck three deputies. She was also arrested on one count of domestic violence.

On June 17, Locklear was hospitalized when she reportedly threatened to hurt herself.

A representative for Locklear has not commented on Sunday’s arrest.

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Jimmy Fallon claps back at Trump's 'be a man' tweet with donation for immigrants

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 4:18 AM

What You Need To Know: Jimmy Fallon

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is clapping back at President Donald Trump's latest Twitter insult with a donation to an organization that helps immigrants and refugees.

>> Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

According to The Associated Press, the pair's social media spat began Sunday when Trump slammed Fallon's recent comments about the then-presidential candidate's appearance on a September 2016 episode of his show. In an article published last week, Fallon told the Hollywood Reporter that he regretted his lighthearted treatment of Trump on the show.

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"I made a mistake," Fallon said. "I'm sorry if I made anyone mad. And, looking back, I would do it differently."

>> Melania Trump wears ‘I don't really care’ jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

Trump, apparently referring to Fallon's remarks, took to Twitter to respond.

".@jimmyfallon is now whimpering to all that he did the famous 'hair show' with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have 'humanized' me-he is taking heat," Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "He called & said 'monster ratings.' Be a man Jimmy!"

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A few hours later, Fallon pledged to make a donation in Trump's name to the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, which is working to help reunite immigrant parents and children who have been separated.

>> Trump border policy: How to help immigrant children separated from families

"In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name," Fallon wrote

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Watch – President Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Migrant Family Separations

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BET Awards 2018: Winners list

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:28 AM

Singer SZA won the 2018 BET Award for Best New Artist. (Photo by Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET)
Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET
Singer SZA won the 2018 BET Award for Best New Artist. (Photo by Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET)(Ser Baffo/Getty Images for BET)

The 2018 BET Awards aired Sunday at from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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DJ Khaled leads the nominations with six, but close behind are Kendrick Lamar with five nominations and SZA and Migos with four nods each.

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Related: Photos: BET Awards 2018 red carpet

All four nominees are performers at the show, which is hosted by Jamie Foxx.

Some of the other nominees include Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Cardi B, and Drake.

Video Gallery of Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2018 BET Awards

The full list of winners, indicated in bold italics, are listed below.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce

Kehlani

H.E.R.

Rihanna

SZA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Khalid

Daniel Caesar 

VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SZA featuring Travis Scott, “Love Galore”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Migos featuring Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj, “Motorsport”

BEST GROUP 

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest

N.E.R.D.

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

BEST COLLABORATION 

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna, “LOYALTY.”

DJ Khaled featuring Future, Beyonce and JAY-Z, “Top Off”

Cardi B featuring 21 Savage, “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana featuring Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

DJ Khaled

JAY-Z

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Rapsody

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Migos featuring Drake, “Walk It Like I Talk It”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Ava DuVernay

Chris Brown

Director X 

Dave Meyers

Benny Boom

BEST NEW ARTIST

GoldLink

SZA

H.E.R.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Daniel Caesar

BEST ACTRESS

Angela Bassett

Issa Rae

Tiffany Haddish

Taraji P. Henson

Lupita Nyong’o

Letitia Wright

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Daniel Kaluuya

Michael B. Jordan

Sterling K. Brown

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”

Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade, “Words Are Few”

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin, “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp, “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leondard featuring Nicki Minaj, “I’m Getting Ready”

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Taylor

BEST MOVIE

“A Wrinkle In Time”

“Black Panther”

“Girls Trip”

“Mudbound”

“Detroit”

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Elana Meyers Taylor

Serena Williams

Candace Parker

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Venus Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

LeBron James

Odell Beckam Jr.

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade

BET HER AWARD

Janelle Monae, “Django Jane”

Lizzo, “Water Me”

Mary J. Blige, “Strength of a Woman”

Remy Ma featuring Chris Brown, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”

Chloe x Halle, “The Kids Are Alright”

Leikeli47, “2nd Fiddle”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DJ Khaled, “Grateful”

Migos, “Culture II”

SZA, “Ctrl”

Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”

JAY-Z, “4:44”

Kendrick Lamar and various artists, “Black Panther”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Stormzy (UK)

Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Davido (Nigeria)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Niska (France)

Distruction Boyz (South Africa)

Stefflon Don (UK)

J Hus (UK)

Dadju (France)

Booba (France)

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Naomi Walder

Mamoudou Gassama

James Shaw Jr.

Justin Blackman

Anthony Borges

Shaun King

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Anita Baker

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Quiz: How much do you know about Michael Jackson? 

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 10:18 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 10:18 AM

It’s been nine years since the sudden death of Michael Jackson, and his adoring legion of fans, collaborators and family have honored the King of Pop with tributes, music and films ever since his death on June 25, 2009.

»RELATED: Michael Jackson musical being developed for Broadway

In his 50 years on earth, Jackson accomplished such feats as producing the best-selling album of all time, “Thriller,” and revolutionizing pop music with his chart-topping music, signature dance moves and music videos, with his iconic video “Thriller” becoming the first music video by a black artist to receive heavy rotation on MTV.

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The music and story behind Jackson’s life has been entrenched in pop culture and studied by not only his fans but the general public.

However, beyond the infamous scandals and legendary music, there are some interesting, little-known facts that only Jackson’s devoted fans would know.

Take the quiz below to see just how much you know about the King of Pop.

RELATED: Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ will be reissued with Spike Lee documentary

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