September 21, 2013 |
He's squeaky-clean and Jujube-soft on the outside, but in one of those Celeb Revelations That Rock the World, Zac Efron has been exposed as being all hard - hard drinkin' and druggin' - on the inside. People mag this week reported that Zac, 25, did a stint in rehab in April. That's not all! TMZ reported Thursday that Zac first checked into rehab in March, then returned after a relapse. Zac's substance of choice? Coke, says TMZ. Zac was a mere teen - 17 - when he rocketed to fame on Disney's High School Musical . Last year, he told People he wouldn't let fame ruin him. "I care too much about those around me and everything I've worked for to just go out and blow it," he said.
September 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Weeks before he reappeared in a major-league game, Roy Halladay set the bar high for himself. He stood in the middle of the Phillies clubhouse, ready to begin a rehab assignment from shoulder surgery, and spoke about competing. "I'm not interested in coming back and pitching at the same level I was early this year," Halladay said Aug. 7. "I want to come back and pitch at a high level. " He failed to finish five innings Thursday in a 10-5 Phillies victory over San Diego.
September 12, 2013 |
BEN REVERE took batting practice at Citizens Bank Park early yesterday afternoon and Domonic Brown hit in the cage for the first time in a week. Although both are close to returning to the field, only one of the outfielders is expected to be back in the Phillies' lineup this season. While Brown returns to baseball activities after a week of downtime while recovering from right Achilles' soreness, Revere is scheduled to take his rehab to Clearwater, Fla., tomorrow. Revere, who broke his right foot in mid-July, is not expected to rejoin the Phillies' lineup until 2014.
September 7, 2013 |
Kardashian hub to get rehab NBA player Lamar Odom has enlisted the help of a drug and alcohol rehab facility to help restore him to full health - physical, spiritual and public-relational. "He realized he needs help," Unnamed Source tells People mag helpfully. Odom's decision caps two weeks of disastrous events and unfortunate mishaps, including his arrest on Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence and a flurry of reports that he was using drugs. A source tells ESPN a group of Odom's friends last week took him to a Los Angeles hotel where they staged an intervention of sorts.
August 30, 2013 |
THE LAMAR ODOM saga is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday, Radar Online reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have offered the free-agent forward a roster spot if he goes to rehab for his alleged drug problem. Odom, who played for the Clippers last season, played for the Lakers from 2004-10. A source told Radar Online that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made the offer because "the organization and the Buss family [which owns the Lakers] are extremely concerned about" Odom.
August 30, 2013 |
Peanut, a young Franklin Institute hawk who likely was hit by a car - not long after two siblings died when they slammed into windows - has recovered. After three weeks in rehab at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Roxborough, the red-tailed hawk is back in the wild. But this time, he's far from the dangers of urban life. On Friday, after downing a send-off banquet of a dead squirrel (which had died naturally), Peanut was set loose in an open field surrounded by trees.
August 23, 2013 |
RYAN HOWARD is 6 weeks removed from knee surgery, but he isn't likely to return to the Phillies lineup until 2014. As his first week on the job neared an end, new manager Ryne Sandberg was asked yesterday about the possibility of Howard's return, and whether it was beneficial to the first baseman's recovery or whether it might do more harm than good. The Phillies entered the day with 36 games remaining in their season. "Counterproductive," Sandberg said. "At this point, [it would be]
August 23, 2013 |
Roy Halladay did not resemble a pitcher ready to retire major-league hitters during his second rehab start Tuesday at single-A Lakewood. With every five days, the chance to make an impression for his next employer - whether it be the Phillies or someone else - dwindles. The Phillies will not rush the recovery from shoulder surgery. They will send Halladay to double-A Reading on Sunday for his third minor-league start. The Phillies have an opening in their rotation Sunday and interim manager Ryne Sandberg said the starter was "undetermined.
August 22, 2013 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Chace Numata rose from his crouch and approached the mound at FirstEnergy Park. There is little a 21-year-old catcher can say to one of the best pitchers of this generation, yet Numata tried. He patted Roy Halladay on the lower back. Halladay threw eight straight balls in the fourth inning of a dull rehab start with single-A Lakewood. He resembled the drained pitcher seen earlier in 2013, before a surgeon cut into his right shoulder. That was three months ago. Halladay could not command his arsenal.
August 19, 2013 |
It was well after Friday's 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Ryne Sandberg's first game as the Phillies' interim manager, and shortstop Jimmy Rollins was speaking candidly about the situation. Rollins was talking about how he thought Sandberg's predecessor, Charlie Manuel, did a good job and that he had a good relationship with the players. Then Rollins directed the blame for Manuel's ouster on the players. "It is definitely our fault he got let go," Rollins said. "It's not the coaches or managers out there playing.