Despite their fame and fortune, celebrities aren't immune to all the problems that afflict ordinary people. The problems of drug and alcohol addiction plagues many stars, particularly those who enjoy hard-partying lifestyles. Fortunately, many talented individuals have been able to kick their addictions and lead healthy lives. Here are some celebs who have sobered up.
Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Ted Nugent called the Parkland students who survived a mass shooting “mushy-brained children.” In a radio interview, the 1970s rocker and outspoken NRA board member said their organization of gun-control protests was “ignorant, dangerous and stupid.”
The sculptor who created the widely-ridiculed Cristiano Ronaldo sculpture for the Madeira Airport got a do-over. After photos of the unveiling last year went viral, ‘Bleacher Report’ paid for Emanuel Santos to create a new statue with a more traditional interpretation of the soccer star.
Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who was jailed in 1996 for taking part in a cocaine distribution ring, was just granted clemency by President Trump. Kim Kardashian West lobbied for Johnson’s release from prison through a campaign by the clemency foundation CAN-DO.
In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre told CNN the only way to make the game safer is to not play. Medical pros have questioned serious brain injuries sustained by players. Meanwhile, Favre is being sued for $16 million over his failed social media startup, Sqor.
The newly-released documentary on Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” shows the TV personality’s tough side. The ordained Presbyterian minister and puppeteer set out to create a different kind of show for kids, taking on tough concepts like bullying, fear, divorce and death.
Former star of the hit TV drama 'St. Elsewhere,' actor/director Denzel Washington has earned popular and critical acclaim for his roles in an array of feature films, including 'Glory,' 'Malcolm X,' 'Training Day,' 'American Gangster' and 'Flight.'
Prosecutors will announce a decision on whether to press criminal charges in Prince’s 2016 death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities have spent two years determining if anyone can be held responsible for giving Prince the drugs that killed him.
After almost a decade in the making, the film 'Gotti' has finally opened. The low-budget film about the notorious mobster John Gotti, played by John Travolta, opens in just 503 theaters and so far has 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.