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2 rehab stints for Zac Efron: report

 
 
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Zac Efron’s problems are more serious than once thought. TMZ reports that the actor has been in rehab for cocaine abuse twice this year.

Sources close to the onetime High School Musical star say he uses Molly, the powder or crystal form of MDMA, the chemical used in Ecstasy.

Sources tell the site Vanessa Hudgens’ ex sought help in March at a private outpatient facility. The following month, shooting began for Seth Rogen’s Neighbors, and Efron relapsed on the set. After the movie wrapped, Efron again sought outpatient care.

End in sight?

Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week; jurors begin deliberations next week.

Breakup alert

If you see Elizabeth Hurley around, don’t ask about her love life. The Daily Mirror is reporting the model-actress, 48, has ended her engagement with famed cricketer Shane Warne. Hurley apologized to her Twitter followers for the lack of updates: “Too raw & personal to share right now.” As for Warne, 44, he denied the split on social media, calling the reports “rubbish,” and saying they are “not throwing the towel in yet.”

(Almost) all me

Julie Chen came clean about having eyelid surgery to make herself look “less bored,” but the 43-year-old said on The Talk she hasn’t done anything else major to her face. “For the record, I have never had a nose job,” Chen told viewers. Thanks for clearing that up!

Black sheep

Someone you’ll not likely seeing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians anytime soon: Karen Houghton, Kris Jenner’s younger, wilder sister. Star magazine reports that Houghton, 54, has taken up with the wrong guys (her ex was reportedly bipolar and doing crystal meth) and is basically an embarrassment to the reality matriarch, 57. The two were close growing up in San Diego with their single mom. And Houghton did attend Khloe’s 2009 wedding to Lamar Odom. In light of all of Khloe’s marital problems, maybe she and auntie can do a spinoff.

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