‘Lauren’s Lowdown’: Zac Efron Goes To Rehab; Mark Wahlberg Graduates!

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)

At age 42, Mark Wahlberg has finally gotten his high school diploma! In a new column he wrote for the Huffington Post, he said, “I never made it past the ninth grade.”

Apparently he decided to finish high school after finding a course he could take online. He said, “For almost a year, I’ve been taking classes and studying any chance I could get — on the set, traveling for work and at home. It has been both humbling and challenging, but I’m happy to report that I am officially a high school graduate, having received my diploma this summer.” Way to go Marky Mark!

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Lindsay Lohan is now dating former UT football player Matt Nordgren. Nordgren, 30, was a quarterback for the University of Texas before playing one season for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006. He later went on to star on the 2011 Bravo reality series Most Eligible Dallas.

A source at US Weekly says, “He’s older, a successful businessman, and he has been a great friend to her,” the source adds. “He’s also a Christian and won’t drink around her. He’s trying to keep her sober and on the straight and narrow. He’s really good for her.”

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According to E! News, Zac Efron quietly spent some time in rehab earlier this year. Wait, WHAT??? Some sources say he successfully completed treatment about 5 months back, for alcohol issues, but other sources tell TMZ that Zac went to rehab for a cocaine addiction. Regardless, a statement said, “He’s healthy, happy and not drinking. He’s taking time to focus on working.”

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 Justin Timberlake‘s got some serious family drama back home in Tennessee. His aunt is currently locked up after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his parents in a check forging scheme.

According to law enforcement, Jane Harless — whose brother Paul married Justin’s mom when he was 5 — was arrested in Shelby County, TN on Friday after cops say they found evidence she forged more than 100 bad checks. Officials believe 53-year-old Jane was writing checks out to her herself and forging her brother’s signature — stealing more than $64,000 from JT’s mom and step-dad from 2011 to 2013.

Jane reportedly worked for her brother before 2011 but it’s unclear what she did, or why they parted ways.

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Britney Spears confirmed on Good Morning America yesterday that she will be taking up residency at Planet Hollywood to perform live shows for the next two years for around a $30 million paycheck. The Las Vegas show, Britney, Piece of Me, will include all of her greatest hits, and will also feature new material .

During yesterday’s interview, Spears also mentioned two of her exes saying, “During this album, I had a breakup with Jason [Trawick] that I went through that I wrote a lot about. They suck! Breakups suck, man.”

And when asked what age she had her first kiss she said, “Oh my God, maybe 13. It was Justin.”

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Fergie and Josh Duhamel have posted their new baby Axl Jack’s first pics on their Facebook page!

In Josh’s pic, little Axl is wrapped up in blankets and sleeping, showing off his bright red lips and chubby cheeks. The caption reads:”Axl Jack Duhamel Day 1. Life is good #‎paparazziyoucanleaveourhousenow”

Fergie’s photo, taken one day later, shows the little one wearing a set of headphones, with the caption reading: “Axl Jack Duhamel. Day 2 of life. Hearing test complete. All systems go. #‎chillin”

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Brad Pitt gave one happy couple the ultimate gift by showing up to their wedding reception in England, last Friday. Brad was in town to film his new flick, Fury, and had coincidentally popped by the hotel for a series of meetings.

“My husband said to me Brad Pitt was at the bar and you have got to come with me so he dragged me across the hotel,” the bride Abi Lingwood said.I thought he was joking.”

Pitt was friendly toward the newlyweds and even took a picture with them. See the pic HERE

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JJ Watt is NOT moving! Not moving FOOTBALL TEAMS that is…but he is looking to move houses!

When JJ moved to Houston, he bought his current place in Pearland for just under $400k. It was a cute and quiet place until he became, well, a MEGA WATT SUPERSTAR and now he says people have started to camp out on his lawn!

Looks like Mr. Watt has been looking for a new place, probably with a little more security in a gated community!

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