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Report: Lamar Odom abusing hardcore drugs

Khloe Kardashian Lamar OdomThe problems in the celebrity marriage of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian were triggered by Odom’s abuse of hardcore drugs, according to a report.

TMZ reports that Odom has had a drug problem for two years. The outlet says Odom’s drug problem got so bad last year, Khloe pressured him to go to rehab. She reportedly had private investigators stand security outside the facility to make sure he didn’t leave. Odom supposedly left rehab after three weeks last August and has not been back.

According to the report, Odom stayed clean last NBA season, which he spent with the Los Angeles Clippers. After the season ended, he reportedly began using hardcore recreational drugs again.

[Related: Lamar Odom hooked on OxyContin, Ambien?]

Not only is Kardashian worried about Odom’s supposed drug problem, but she also reportedly believes the rumors that he is cheating on her. Odom and Kardashian’s marital problems have been the subject of gossip reports since early last year. A March 2012 report stated that Odom and Kardashian were “facing the end” in their relationship. The two married in Sept. 2009 after briefly dating. Though they have not divorced, recent reports have said Kardashian kicked her husband out of the house, and that Odom has been cheating.

[Previously: Is Lamar Odom Cheating on Khloe Kardashian with a Stripper?]

Despite her cheating concerns, Khloe supposedly is more worried about getting Lamar drug-free than straightening out the cheating situation. The family supposedly held an intervention in recent days to ask Odom to go back to rehab, but it didn’t work. TMZ says he moved out after that.

If Odom has been abusing drugs for two years, that could help explain his unbelievably poor season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-2012. The report could also help explain Odom’s erratic behavior towards a photographer, whose equipment he smashed in July.

Odom is currently a free agent.

Khloe Kardashian reportedly making Lamar Odom take lie detector test

Lamar Odom Khloe KardashianKhloe Kardashian is making husband Lamar Odom take a lie detector test amid rumors that he is cheating on her, according to a report.

Celebrity Fix says Kardashian is formally organizing a lie detector test to determine whether Odom is being faithful to her. A report in July said Odom had been cheating on Kardashian for over a year. Odom was so upset with the story that he flipped out on paparazzi when asked about it.

Celebrity Fix’s report says Khloe was initially trusting of Odom, but others convinced her to open her eyes and see what is going on. She apparently is following that advice to an extent by ordering the lie detector test.

The report points out that lie detector tests are not unusual for the Kardashian clan; Kris Jenner took one when there were rumors about her hooking up with someone else.

According to the report, Khloe will divorce Odom if the test reveals that he has been cheating on her.

Meanwhile, a separate report from Us Weekly says Khloe took Lamar on a secret getaway trip to try saving their marriage. The two supposedly were barely on speaking terms when they left on the trip, but they warmed up and reconnected.

“They’re focused on the marriage, they’re committed to the relationship [and] they adore each other,” a source told the magazine, per Radar Online.

If things went so well on the trip, then why would she want the lie detector test? Seems like these reports are conflicting. There have been reports about the demise of their marriage for nearly a year and a half, and the two are still together. My guess is they will continue to be together, regardless of what gets reported.

Lamar Odom reportedly told photographers ‘I would never cheat on my wife’

Lamar Odom paparazziLamar Odom went nuts on a few paparazzi members in Hollywood last week and smashed their equipment. We later found out that the meltdown — which can be seen in this video — was supposedly prompted by reporters asking the Los Angeles Clippers forward about a Star Magazine report claiming he has been cheating on his wife, Khloe Kardashian.

According to the NY Daily News, Odom angrily told the paparazzi he would never cheat on his wife and wanted them to put their cameras down so he could talk.

“I would never cheat on my wife. That’s why I wear my wedding ring,” Odom reportedly told the photographers. “Put your cameras down and let me talk to you man to man.”

Odom could now be facing a lawsuit from one of the photographers who is reportedly pressing charges against him.

“He got out of his car and went crazy,” a source told People, via the Daily News. “He reached into the photographer’s car, grabbed the camera equipment and threw it into the street. Lamar was very upset and seemed beyond stressed out.”

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times — this is the life you choose when you marry a Kardashian. Lamar should be used to cameras following him around and rumors about him cheating, especially if he’s going to take pictures like this. The key is to either let it go in one ear and out the other or find a different way to release your frustrations. A momentary lapse in judgment could end up costing Odom some big bucks.

Dana White calls Kardashian mom the greatest promoter of all time

As someone who purchased the UFC for $2 million back in 2001 and has grown it into one of the most profitable sports organizations in the world, Dana White knows a little something about promoting. Without promoting, the UFC would not have gotten to where it is today and could never survive. So it’s fair to ask White who he considers to be the best promoter of all time. Just don’t expect a straight-forward answer.

“I think there are a lot of great promoters,” White said during an interview with Ariel Helwani for Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight earlier this week. “People know who Barnum is, Vince McMahon has been around a long time. Don King.

“Mamma Kardashian, if she isn’t the greatest promoter of all time, I don’t know who is. The show is about nothing and her daughters are some of the most famous people on earth and are making millions. I don’t think you could count her out. I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to do and we’ve done things that people have never done before, things even boxing couldn’t do in its heyday. I don’t think about who’s the greatest promoter of all time.”

Kris Jenner, a.k.a. Momma Kardashian, certainly knows how to sell a product. Her daughters are celebrities for seemingly no reason, so White makes a valid point. Even Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline recently said the Kardashians are famous for nothing, even though he insulted Tim Tebow in the process. Promoters don’t only exist in fighting. Jenner could probably sell underwear to a nudist.

Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian reportedly at odds over reality TV

Lamar Odom and wife Khloe Kardashian reportedly are fighting over their reality TV future.

According to Hollywood Life, Khloe’s mom/manager Kris Jenner wants her daughter to do a new reality TV show with husband Lamar, but he is not interested.

The show would talk about the couple’s struggle to conceive a baby, and Khloe’s new role as host of “The X Factor.”

Khloe is said to be interested because she wants to follow her mom’s advice and plan, but Lamar is opposed for a few reasons. He reportedly feels their struggles to have a baby are a private matter, and he also reportedly feels like their previous reality show as detrimental to his basketball career. Blessed to have a shot with the Clippers this season, he doesn’t want to screw up the opportunity.

The report makes plenty of sense. In April, we shared a report that Lamar was cancelling a reality show so he could focus on his basketball comeback after a disastrous year in Dallas. It looks like he values his basketball career and is doing what he can to ensure he’s prepared for it. This is a great sign for Clippers fans, but they better hope the personal issues between Lamar and Khloe are sorted out so that he isn’t further distracted.

Khloe Kardashian reportedly thinks Lamar Odom has to play in L.A. for their marriage to continue

If you’re a subscriber of the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” theory, you have to believe Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are having some marital issues. While most of us feel like Odom being traded has sent his basketball career into a downward spiral, a recent report would seem to indicate the sudden change did more than just that. According to RadarOnline.com, Khloe is starting to feel as though her marriage with Odom cannot continue unless he plays with a team in Los Angeles next season.

“Khloe is freaked out that if Lamar doesn’t sign with either the Lakers or possibly the Clippers, her marriage will be over,” the source said. “She doesn’t feel that their marriage can handle another stressful move to another city. It’s not because she doesn’t support Lamar, she moved with him to Dallas, but it’s all Odom.

“Lamar has been increasingly bummed out and in a funk since the Lakers traded him and he thinks the only thing that will pull him out of it will be playing for the Lakers again. He loves the Lakers, they are and were his family. You have to remember that Lamar’s mother died when he was young and he has never had a close relationship with his father. Former Laker coach, Phil Jackson was like a father to him and his teammates were his brothers.”

It would appear that Odom is serious about not wanting his basketball career to end on this season’s horrible note, as evidenced by the fact that the couple has chosen to pull the plug on their reality TV show. As for playing in L.A., Odom may have to get over that if he wants to revive his career. Phil Jackson is currently retired and rumors of his return to the Knicks will probably never come to fruition, so that’s not happening. If Odom truly wants to play next season, he may have to lower his expectations.

H/T NY Post’s Page Six

Lamar Odom reportedly canceling reality show to focus on basketball comeback

Lamar Odom reportedly is canceling his reality TV show so he can focus on a basketball comeback, TMZ reports.

According to TMZ, the reality show “Khloe & Lamar,” which is about Odom’s life with wife Khloe Kardashian, will not return after its current season. The show is a spinoff of the popular “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” program and is in its second season.

TMZ says Odom, who was bought out of his current contract with the Mavs, will be living in LA and working out with trainers full-time in hopes of being picked up for next season. The Mavericks retain his rights even though they paid him to go away for the season. They’ll likely attempt to trade him.

The couple’s marriage reportedly has been in jeopardy, so it’s no surprise they no longer want TV cameras following them around constantly. Odom revealed last year that he wanted to cancel the show three days into filming. He also was reportedly blaming the show for his struggles this season.