Thursday gossip roundup: Robert Pattinson might need rehab

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Robert Pattinson is seen in SoHo on August 14, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)

Friends of Robert Pattinson reportedly want the actor to seek treatment for a drinking problem they say he’s had for years and has only gotten worse since revelations of girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s infidelity came to light, according to Hollyscoop. Pattinson “has a huge drinking problem” and his friends and family “think that he needs to go to rehab,” a source says. But apparently his drinking is nothing new, according to the source: “He was drinking every day on the set of ‘Cosmopolis’ and everyone on the set was aware of this,” the source says. “His drinking is out of control. He loves vodka and drinks alone.”

Somehow, Lindsay Lohan got pulled into a recent Vanity Fair story about the Church of Scientology auditioning actresses to be Tom Cruise‘s girlfriend before he married Katie Holmes, and Lohan just wants everyone to know she has no idea what the magazine is talking about. “Lindsay met with Tom before he met Katie,” a source tells the Huffington Post. “At first, she was super-excited to work with Tom and thought it was about a role in ‘Mission Impossible.’ It soon became clear that he wasn’t looking for an actress but something very different.” Looking to clear her name, Lohan was quick to take to Twitter to post, “I just want everyone [and Tom Cruise] to know, that I have/had NO part in the VF story — nor has anyone in my life, personal and work-related.”

In news that will likely come as a surprise to no one, actress Amanda Bynes has been charged with two counts of hit-and-run for two separate incidents, according to TMZ. If convicted, Bynes faces up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. In both incidents — one in April and one in August — Bynes allegedly fled the scene after striking another car with her car. The actress has long maintained her innocence.

It’s getting tough for folks to keep up with Katy Perry‘s romance with John Mayer. Two weeks ago, the pair was supposedly off when Mayer dumped Perry after a couple of months of “casual dating,” but that doesn’t explain why Perry and Mayer have been spotted together twice in the last week, according to X-17. First, they hit up a Labor Day weekend music festival in downtown L.A., and then just a few days later they were spotted sneaking out of a restaurant after having dinner together. People who have recently broken up don’t usually spend that much time together.

Bradley Cooper says he’s been sober for eight years, staying away from drugs and alcohol after overindulging in his 20s. “I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor — like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am,’” Cooper remembers from his wilder days. “And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.” Part of what led to so much reckless behavior, he admits, was worrying about his acting career, which was stalling at the time. “I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider,” he explains. “I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.’”


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