Tara Reid is finally in rehab

It’s been a long time coming, but Tara Reid has finally gotten her ass to rehab. The longtime hard partying star, 33, finally decided it was time to do something about her addictions. Of course her rep refuses to say what it is she’s actually being treated for, so it’s possible Tara could bum us all out and announce that she was just there for exhaustion or some other Hollywood PR bullshit. But for now let’s assume that Tara has finally decided to do something smarter than substituting 86-proof for 100-proof whiskey.

Tara Reid has seemingly spent the last decade out and about, but her latest destination hits much closer to home. The American Pie actress and velvet-rope fixture has checked into Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, according to her publicist, Jack Ketsoyan. “We appreciate your respect to her and her family’s privacy at this time,” he said. Ketsoyan did not say what Reid is being treated for and no other details were forthcoming.

The move comes as a surprise to Reunion Pictures’ Matthew O’Connor, who coproduced Reid last year on the made-for-TV horror flick Vipers. “Tara was 100 percent professional,” he told E! News. “She came in totally prepared every day.”

“Absolutely not,” O’Connor said when asked whether he had noticed any warning signs that Reid might have a problem. “She was better than fine—great.”

The 33-year-old Reid, whose personal life and plastic-surgery travails have earned her far more headlines than her career over the last few years, described herself to People a few months ago as “a social drinker.” When asked whether she was still a party girl, the Taradise star said, “I’ve done enough of everything for a lifetime! I partied. I had fun. I ate and drank and dated a million guys, but I’m so happy with where I am right now. I don’t need to do any of that anymore.”

[From E! News]

If I cared at all about Tara Reid I’d feel like Christmas just came early. But truly, it is miraculous. Tara was boozing it up and embarrassing the crap out of herself long before Britney, Paris, and Lindsay were getting sloshed sans underwear. She was already passed out in an alleyway when Britney was still pledging to stay a virgin until marriage. Rehab was long overdue for her. Hopefully Santa will reward her good decision this Christmas with some kind of unexpected present. A movie not made for T.V. perhaps.

Here’s Tara after dining out with a girlfriend at Beso in Los Angeles on October 2nd. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. SixxKitty says:

    What can i say that isn’t a cliche with this woman… maybe the life she saved after a decade of bingeing, might just be her own, sadly, i still like Tara… wonder if the same will be said by many of the ‘new’ sober Tara when shes on the other side, i hope so, or her habits will easily win her back over onto the darkside…
    She may just have one goood movie in her, she sure hasn’t made it yet, i sure wanna see it…

  2. vdantev says:

    I’d nurse her back to health 😳

  3. Lore says:

    My sister came back to a full (marriage, children, school, work)succesful life after years of being addicted to hard drugs. I admire her more than anyone I know because when she had enough of being a looser and wasting her life she decided to stop, and has now been clean for 12 years. Not that it was easy but the hardest part was getting to the spot where she made the choice. For this woman’s sake I hope she’s had enough.

  4. abbizmal says:

    Finally. This poor girl has been through the wringer. I hope it sticks. She may surprise us all and get well. Hope we don’t see her in the clubs anymore.

  5. Jenna says:

    I hope she does well.

  6. Dirty Martini says:

    The girl is one trashed-out mess. Yet, oddly, I’m pulling for her.

    Go figure. 😕

  7. Jinx says:

    Social drinkers tend not to have nap times in the middle of a party. I wonder what her liver looks like… maybe she’ll flash it.

    That said, Tara needs to stick with water. Not Lindsay Lohan water either… Good luck to her.

  8. Rosebudd says:

    My heart is out to her and wish her well even tho I’m not the biggest fan of hers. She is such a mess and blown many opportunities. Most people w/ these addictions are usually ver sensitive, shy, scared and sweet people.

  9. shane says:


    I completely agree with you about the majority of people with these addictions being “sensetive, shy, scared and sweet people.” Alcoholism preys on that kind of personality for the most part.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Whoa Tara, chill out on the tanning. She looks like Gollum in the top right pic. A tanned Gollum that is.

  11. Ruzanna says:

    this is a good decision. for a 33 year old woman it is time to stop drinking, partying, … i hope the rehab will help tara reid to overcome her addiction.

  12. Alison says:

    Lore – it’s fortunate your sister was able to recover and move on with her life, but how could you seriously call her a loser? Just wondering if you meant it to sound as ignorant as it does, or are you missing the whole part about addictions being diseases. OMG…