As Scoop! told you Monday, David Hasselhoff was hospitalized last weekend reportedly after suffering a seizure, whereupon his daughter Hayley called 911.
Since then, reports have claimed the former “Baywatch” star, who has battled alcoholism and was said to be drinking during the holiday, was hospitalized on a 5150 hold, the code for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization that was made famous during Britney Spears’ meltdown.
Legally, someone deemed to be a danger to himself or others can be held without consent for up to 72 hours.
But a lawyer for the actor says the rumor is just that. “David is home now and he’s fine. I’m not sure where that information is coming from,” a statement says.
Meanwhile, David’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, ran into some alcohol-related problems herself last weekend. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Saturday night, for the second time this year. Reportedly, she had blood alcohol levels of 0.13 and 0.14; the legal limit is 0.08.
Star reports that Pamela posted $15,000 bail Sunday morning. But a rep told People magazine, “There was no bail. She is fine. She was picked up and driven home by a friend. She will deal with this.”
We can’t help but worry about David and Pamela’s two teenage daughters. Do they have to act like parents to their parents?
Jon Talks Turkey
Jon and Kate Gosselin’s first Thanksgiving apart created some tension — but, surprisingly, not with each other.
After saying publicly that he planned to spend the holiday with former gal pal Hailey Glassman, the dad of eight announced via Twitter that he was headed to his grandmother’s house.
But Hailey responded with a tweet that apparently busted him for lying: “LOL — U are in Utah snowboarding w/‘friends’ — lol — ur redic.”
As for Kate and the kids, they spent Turkey Day at the home of bodyguard Steve Neild. But don’t get any ideas about a supposed affair:
His wife and their kids were there, too.
With her new album, Rihanna is back in the spotlight for her music rather than her personal life. And she’s even ready to start dating again.
But she can’t escape talking about the February incident with then-beau Chris Brown that left her bruised and beaten.
“I was angry … then I got vulnerable and started to miss the person,” the “Umbrella” singer tells the U.K.’s News of the World. (She briefly took Chris back after the altercation, then broke things off for good.)
“It was a roller coaster,” she says. “The studio became a place of peace and therapy. But now I’m enjoying being single. It’s a whole new world to me.”
After the assault, “Initially I didn’t want to let my guard down and let people in. I didn’t even want to talk about love,” RiRi says. “But then I recorded a song about revenge — wanting to put someone through what they’ve put you through so they can finally understand why you can’t forgive them.”
Now unattached, the Barbadian beauty says “dating would be fun to incorporate,” but she’s not looking for a life partner at the moment.
“It’s a lot of commitment, so I don’t want a serious relationship,” she says. “I’m linked to so many men it’s ridiculous. I am single. And I would put love on the side for what I do because it means so much to me.”
No doubt there are plenty of guys out there who would settle for being Rihanna’s boy on the side.
Reese and Jake: Still On?
A day after announcing that Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal split, People backtracked when publicists for both claimed they're still going strong. Although a source close to the couple of almost two years allegedly informed the magazine they had broken up, “it is not true,” reps for each maintained. “They are still together.”
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