Sideshow: Selena Gomez in rehab?

Singer Selena Gomez secretly checked herself into an Arizona rehab for two weeks last month.
Singer Selena Gomez secretly checked herself into an Arizona rehab for two weeks last month. (EVAN AGOSTINI / Invision /AP)
Posted: February 07, 2014

Arrests in Hoffman case

Police in Manhattan Tuesday night arrested three men and a woman in connection with the 50 bags of heroin found in Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment after his death Sunday of an apparent drug overdose.

A source tells CNN that police confiscated 350 small plastic bags allegedly containing heroin that were marked with the street brand names "black list" and "red bull." Neither matches the brands found in the Capote star's pad.

There is a possibility that the group did supply Hoffman, say law enforcement sources who tell CNN that one of the men, musician Robert Vineberg, 57, had Hoffman's phone number stored on his cellphone.

No autopsy report. Yet.

Meanwhile the New York medical examiner's office said Wednesday that an autopsy report detailing the cause and manner of Hoffman's death had yet to be produced. Further study is required, the office said in a statement, including results of a toxicology test.

Selena Gomez was in rehab?!

We are not sure which is more shocking: Finding out that gentle-mannered, family-values-friendly sweetie-pie Selena Gomez last month did a two-week stint in rehab, or that she managed to keep it secret.

RadarOnline says Gomez, 21, was admitted to Arizona facility Dawn at the Meadows on Jan. 5 for exhaustion and emotional strain. Inundated by questions, Selena's rep on Wednesday confirmed the news to the New York Daily News. Selena, the rep said, "voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse."

Not so, says RadarOnline, which says Selena's troubles were exacerbated by intoxicating substances.

Anonymous Source tells the gossip site that Gomez, a proud alumna of the Disney child-star fame 'n' torture machine, had been experimenting with pot and pills, including Xanax.

Just a few weeks before rehab, Selena had canceled her tour, saying she needed to spend time on herself.

Was it Justin Bieber's fault?

Why did Selena spiral so? Blame Justin Bieber! We already hold him responsible for global warming and cancer. One day before going to rehab, Selena posed with Justin in a pic he sent by Instagram. "Love the way you look at me," he wrote in the caption. See, the former lovers were spending a lot of time together and since Bieber is such a bad boy, his badness may have rubbed off on Selena. Hey, it's a working hypothesis.


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