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Whitney Houston has checked into rehab.

Interestingly, it's an out-patient rehabilitation program, it's NOT for drugs or alcohol and Houston has already been in the program for 10 days or so.

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The program allows Houston to go out in public as long as she has a monitor. Last weekend, Whitney was enjoying herself at a Prince concert in L.A.

Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was right by her side. So what gives? It's unclear why Houston is in treatment but sources say it's not for drugs.

"She's cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie," a source tells TMZ.

Whether anyone believes that is another story, but we hope she gets well.

UPDATE: In an about face, a rep for Whitney says the singer IS receiving treatment for drugs and alcohol as part of her "long-standing" recovery.

Houston admitted problems with substance abuse in the past, but the demons resurfaced, says a friend: "She was plastered and she was a mess."

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Jamie McKay and Ryan McElrath star on 16 and Pregnant. They also star in the local police blotter, having been arrested four times in the past year alone.

Jamie was popped for assault in January for an incident involving a classmate.

McKay punched the girl in the back of the head twice, or 91 fewer times than Jenelle Evans pounded Britany Truett. The case was eventually dismissed.

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As for Ryan McElrath, 18, who Jamie, 17, says has a coke problem, he was busted for cocaine, weed possession and underage drinking. Separately.

Ryan was also busted for "assault on a female" and resisting police officers back in November. McElrath's alleged victim was not McKay, interestingly.

McElrath says these are all false accusations and can be explained ... well, not the DUI and speeding thing. He totally did that. But the rest!!

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Pittsburgh Steelers star and Dancing With the Stars frontrunner Hines Ward was in a car that was pulled over by police early this morning in Los Angeles.

Police drew their weapons and handcuffed Ward and the woman was driving driving around 2 a.m., based on reports that the Civic they were in was stolen.

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The woman explained that she had reported the car stolen after an incident involving a valet, then forgot to tell the police when later she got the car back.

Officers verified her story and Ward was released. He writes:

Hines and Kym Johnson cut a rug on Dancing With the Stars.

"The incident in the news that involved me getting pulled over. I want everyone to know that this was a complete misunderstanding. The police were just doing their job. Apologies were made and it's now in the past. Moving forward... Hines"

Good to hear. On an unrelated note, think he can win DWTS?

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16 and Pregnant is a gift that keeps on giving ... if you like to watch teen train wrecks with kids. The latest troubled twosome? Jamie McKay and Ryan McElrath.

The 17-year-old McKay, who was introduced on the MTV show last night, claims McElrath, her baby daddy, is irresponsible and has a cocaine problem.

Naturally, she wants sole custody of their daughter.

Jamie McKay filed court docs in North Carolina claiming 18-year-old Ryan McElrath is "not responsible and not in a position to provide a stable environment."

Jamie claims Ryan has a "history of driving while under the influence of alcohol" and a "history of cocaine abuse." She believes he's been "up to no good."

Jamie wants Ryan to be granted supervised visitation at the local Family Visitation Center as well as "submit to appropriate drug and alcohol assessments."

The couple, quickly giving Josh Smith and Jennifer Del Rio a run for their crazy money, is set to face off in court on June 13. Expect fireworks.

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The random celebrity arrest streak rages on! Ricardo Chavira of Desperate Housewives fame was arrested for DUI early this morning in L.A.

The 39-year-old actor was pulled over for a routine traffic stop at around 2 a.m. and reports say cops allegedly smelled alcohol on his breath.

Chavira was given field sobriety tests but they didn't go so well.

Cops arrested him on suspicion of DUI after Chavira refused to take a blood or breath test. He was taken to a nearby jail for processing.

He's currently being held on $25,000 bail. No word if he and Andy Dick, who was also arrested last night, were thrown in the same cell.

Just kidding. It was a different city. Still a funny image, though.

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The downward spiral continues for Andy Dick, who was arrested at a restaurant in Temecula, Calif., last night after officials say he was acting disorderly.

The alleged comedian was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The former Celebrity Rehab star was taken to a nearby jail and booked. On the plus side, he looks relatively clean cut (for him) in his new mug shot!

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Andy Dick was later freed on $500 bail.

Man. Between this wacko, Rick Springfield and Flavor Flav, this week is off to an amazing start on the random celebrity meltdown front.

If things keep going at this clip, pretty soon we're gonna have to start releasing celebrity mug shots on parole early due to overcrowding.

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Daddy X, the lead singer of Kottonmouth Kings, is recovering from surgery after being stabbed in the neck. The details surrounding the stabbing are unclear.

After the singer, Daddy X (real name Brad Xavier) posted a message to fans saying, "Surgery went well... no major arteries... thanks for the love and concern."

"Got some pain meds and in recovery!!"

Get well soon, Daddy X.

"I will be ok," he later said on Facebook. "Just a little sore. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I am a peaceful man by nature. Justice will be served."

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Rick Springfield is probably wishing he had Jessie's Girl ... to post $1,250 bail and spring him from jail. Dude got popped for DUI in L.A. last night!

Atrocious intros aside, the 61-year-old rocker and soap opera star was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk around 8:00 PM for a traffic violation.

When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed the smell of booze and requested Springfield perform field sobriety tests. He didn't do so hot.

Nor did he handle it well when he was booked ...

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Rick Springfield's mug shot is among the saddest we've seen.

Law enforcement sources report that Rick's blood alcohol content was measured at .10 and .08. The legal limit in California is .08, so he was arrested.

Springfield was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked and released on his own recognizance ... and was apparently embarrassed about it all.

Seriously, this is quite the contrast from the mug shot taken when Flavor Flav was arrested over the weekend. Flav was happy as a clam! Not Rick.

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Flavor Flav found himself behind bars in Las Vegas this weekend after the rapper / reality star was pulled over for a routine traffic violation.

The police officer who pulled him over at 10:57 p.m. Friday noticed there were FOUR outstanding warrants for his arrest. That'll usually do it.

Flav (real name William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.) never settled up with the court in four separate automobile-related matters and was busted.

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In short, driving without proof of insurance plus a parking violation and two cases of driving without a license equals new celebrity mug shot!

Flavor Flav says the only reason he was arrested Friday night is because some "curious Rookie Ass Cop" wanted to make a name for himself.

Flav went on Twitter to explain himself, saying that "I was on my home from Benihana's I got pulled over by a curious Rookie Ass Cop."

"He found out I had a traffic warrant wanted to make a name for himself took me in and now I'm home laying my bed what's the big deal?!"

Apparently, nothing now, because Flav settled those past automotive woes: "At least, I cleared up my sh*t ... some people are still on the run!"

Attaboy.

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Lindsay Lohan will enter a plea of no contest to the misdemeanor theft charge she faces over the alleged necklace theft she commented earlier this spring.

Despite insisting she is innocent, Lindsay is committed to what she told Jay Leno this week - she wants to accept responsibility and move on with her life.

As a result, Lohan and lawyer Shawn Holley will go back to Judge Stephanie Sautner as early as next week to enter a plea and end the case. Then what?

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Lindsay was already sentenced to 120 days in jail for a probation violation, along with 480 hours of community service, at a preliminary hearing last week.

By pleading no contest to the theft charge, Lindsay is banking on Judge Sautner not adding additional prison time onto the 120 days for the theft charge.

In other words, LiLo serves 120 days for the probation violation and that's that.

Given that she had the option of a plea deal (which she turned down) to serve less than that for the theft charge originally, that's how it'll likely go down.

Assuming it does, what do you think of Lohan's jail sentence?

 

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