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MORNING PERKS: Maia Campbell Goes To Rehab+Tila & Shawne Merriman Update+Christina & The Dream Not Finished With Weddings?

Looks like getting the word out about Maia Campbell's current condition did some good. Maia's late mother's best friend has tracked her down and gotten her into a rehab facility, reportedly. Said friend has also confirmed that Maia indeed has bi-polar disease, as well as a compounding substance abuse problem. And the two together actually create symptoms of schizophrenia. Here's the letter Black Web 2.0 posted after talking to friend Nancy Carter: First of all, thank you for your support and kindness in regard to Maia (My-ee-ah) Campbell. Last night I received a wonderful email from a friend of her late mother, Bebe Moore Campbell. Nancy Carter, executive director of NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) is the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness), thanking BlackWeb20.com for the coverage and the compassion shown towards Maia. Nancy alerted me to my error and explained that Maia has been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression. And because substance abuse is involved she has co-occurring disorder, which has symptoms similar to schizophrenia. In short, Maia is mentally ill and has a substance abuse problem. Nancy returned my phone call to her and shared some important and good news: Maia is in treatment. And she said that there is hope for Maia’s recovery but the prayers of “50,000,000″ people can make the difference, because Maia doesn’t like to stay in treatment, and her treatment involves drug withdrawal as well as treatment for her disorders. Nancy was awestruck by the wonderful comments left on our site and by the general outpouring of support. She asked me to tell you that Maia’s disorders are exasperated and sent out of control by substance abuse. Pre-existing and early onset bi-polar, clinical depression and schizophrenia can be sent out of control by marijuana (the worst culprit), alcohol and of course, synthetic and street drugs. Maintain your hope for Maia’s recovery. Nancy said, “She can use her beauty, talent, and celebrity for the good of others.”
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Good for her.

The folks over at Global Grind claim a source told them that despite Shawne Merriman's claims that he was trying to prevent Tila Tequila from driving drunk that dramaful night, it has to be a lie. She did not have a car that night because she was booked for an event on Friday night. The source goes on to tell them that "a car service was provided for Tila by the promoters which refutes Shawne Merriman's claim that Tila was trying to drive drunk. She did not have a car." And here's Tila's first official non-Twitter statement from her lawyers: Shawne Merriman and his advisors have decided that the best defense is a good offense, attacking Tila Tequila in the press with a lot of calculated spin to cover up his illegal and indefensible actions. Fortunately, we as a society will not tolerate a 6'4", 270 pound all-pro NFL linebacker physically assaulting a young lady who is 4'11" and 93 pounds. It is never justifiable to brutally assault, choke, strike and imprison a woman. Once the truth is fully revealed, Mr. Merriman's fantastic story of how he was trying to keep Ms. Tequila safe will be completely discredited. No one, especially a woman, should ever have to endure what Mr. Merriman did to Tila Tequila. This saga continues and an update about Mr. and Mrs. Nash when you read the rest....

Now "retired" video chick Gloria Velez is speaking out about this Tila/Shawne drama.  She's Shawne's ex girlfriend and she's taking his side:

Shawne "Never ever put his hands on me. Ever." Adding it's "out of his character" to violently lash out on a woman.

Apparently this shotgun drive thru wedding of Christina Milian and The Dream's was only part 1 of a 3 part wedding. MTV reports: The-Dream and Milian are set to get hitched yet again overseas in Rome very shortly. Then the singers will renew their vows Stateside on their first wedding anniversary in front of family and friends who won't be able to make the trip to Italy. And supposedly the previous story about them renting $200 wedding gear in Vegas isn't true. They were dressed appropriately according to friends. Yeah, because that makes this story better. UPDATE: We were just told both of their families left this week to go to Rome. So it looks l ike that part of the story is indeed true.

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DA GOOCH's picture

YAY for rehab. Now can

YAY for rehab. Now can American get some serious help and get a single-payer health care system? Call your representatives in Congress and tell them to support H.R. 676!!
LezBeFriends's picture

Sometimes we never know what

Sometimes we never know what an actor is going through. I hope she gets better, she is a beautiful talented person, but bi-polar is no joke. As for Tila a trick is a trick and when will our brothers learn to leave these tricks alone. Christina well LOL
sasha's picture

Jazmine: I’m sooooo happy

Jazmine: I’m sooooo happy that Maia is in a . Oddly, I had been thinking about her every day since I saw that video of her and I don’t even know her. I hope she is able to fight her demons this time around and get better for herself and her daughter. I felt the same way, that night after seeing the video I prayed so hard for her and have been doing so ever since. Good luck with rehab Maia, stay strong!
Diane's picture

My thoughts and prayers are

My thoughts and prayers are with Maia Campbell. I was saddened by the video of her and the lack of care exibited in the post. I pray that God moves and heals miraculously in her life and that she is able to share her experiences with others. God is a healer. I'm a living witness. He did if for me and he can do the same for her. You can do it Maia.
Faith's picture

Its really said about maia. I

Its really said about maia. I attended a conf sponsored by NAMI shortly b4 Ms. Moore-Campbell became ill. She was the guest speaker. She spoke about the devastation that a mentally ill child can cause a family. She never mentioned Maia by name. She was very saddened by the mental issues and drug use. She did say that because u have money, fame u are not immune to crisis. My prayers are with her family. Please visit NAMI for more information.
atx_sweetie's picture

Tila is the stankest skank on

Tila is the stankest skank on the planet. I hate how she puts herself out there, then all of a sudden we are supposed to feel sorry for her. I hope for Shawn's sake this isn't true.
chaka1's picture

KiKi: Amen!! Little did

KiKi: Amen!! Little did they know they were being used by God to turn a negative into a positive!! Peace and blessings to Maia! good point!!
Poked In the Morning's picture

Ruthie on the Real World

Ruthie on the Real World didn't have a car either, but she did get someone's keys and drove the night the producers intervened. Her "argument" that she didn't have a car holds no merit with me. Not having a car is not does not equal inability to drive. How many drunk people have been with equally drunk friends and thought they were "less drunk," thus enabling them to be the driver? Tila needs more people. I am thankful that Maia is getting treatment!! She was spiraling out of control.
Serious Matter's picture

a hot mess indeed........all

a hot mess indeed........all of em
bubblin brown shuga's picture

rated_X_32: You betta

rated_X_32: You betta preach That about sums it up....
Anastasia's picture

May G-D continue to help,

May G-D continue to help, protect and bless Maia to a speedy recovery. They really do need to get find the self proclaimed "pimp" or whatever he is calling himself. If that is the same one who gets in the car with her he actually puts his hands on her. What a punk a** pump wearing p****!
Goddess's picture

4real?: bi-polar disease

4real?: bi-polar disease runs in my fam, and theres a good chance that i may be in the early stages. For years ive been self medicating with weed and alcohol but ive always noticed that my highs where very different and i was always a whole lot more paranoid then most of my peers when under the influence. Needless to say i still let it form into a habit. One that literally almost drove me crazy but with much prayer i ended up quitting. Lately i’ve been feeling the urge to light up again but this article has truley inspired me. Ms. Maia will stay in my prayers. You are beautiful, insightful and have great self-awareness. They say the lord uses others to help other people. Stay healthy, and get additional professional help when you feel like you just can not handle things on your own. One thing I have learned over the years, mental health problems carry a stigma in the african american community but in the caucasian cummnunity, their mental health diagnosis are worn like a badge. Let's start a new trend today. If you are not ashamed, then people will not throw stones at you. Good Luck Stay Healthy
sherry's picture

I am so glad about Maia! Talk

I am so glad about Maia! Talk about a negative turned positive. Now can we get some help for those losers who were videotaping and exploiting her?
coffy's picture

NO IT'S NOT THAT SHE'S A

NO IT'S NOT THAT SHE'S A CELEBRITY, IT'S BECAUSE SHE HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL AND SHE HAD A HUGE LOSS AND SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER LIFE. AND THEN WE SEE THE ULTIMATE COMPTON LOSERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HER AND POSTING CRAZY VIDEOS ALL ON THE INTERNET. IN THE VIDEOS YOU CAN TELL SHE KNOWS WHATS RIGHT AND WHAT SHE SHOULD BE DOING BUT SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE STRENGTH TO DO SO. IN GENERAL PEOPLE ARE MORE SENSITIVE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE WENT THROUGH SOMETHING SO TRAUMATIC, SUCH AS SHE DID AND YOU HAVE TO BE UNDERSTANDING TO HER SITUATION.
Pinkgirly's picture

I'M SO GLAD MIA IS IN REHAB,

I'M SO GLAD MIA IS IN REHAB, I TRULY HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FOR HER. I'VE BEEN PRAYING AND PRAYING FOR HER. PLEASE STICK WITH HER UNTIL FULL RECOVERY, PLEASE!!!!!SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED AND EDUCATED,SHE JUST WENT THROUGH REALLY HARD TIMES AFTER HER LOSS AND I'M PRAYING FOR HER RECOVERY.
Pinkgirly's picture

To the many people who post

To the many people who post blogs daily ..I am not a blogger,however I do read and make my assumptions in my head,however after viewing mia campbells video and learned that some one has reached out to her is a blessing.In life we all have our own issues,however many people can see someone doing bad and past them over as if they are not capable of getting it together..there are African Americans daily walking the streets..lost,depressed,addicted to drugs and we pass them by..we have to as a race start getting other mias help.She is a celebrity and its painful that she was raised in a loving home with a very educated ,godly mother and look what happened.I am a reader and I have read many of her mothers books and columns..I know life may get tough for us all sometimes,but we must fight the good fight and pray and learn to live on gracy and mercy...Please lift mia campbell up and all the mias of the world.....and to those brothers out there saling drugs killing off our race of people..your life will be cut short..either through,prison or an early grave..and most of your life looking over your shoulders...what a way to live..I am sure Mias immediate family has done all they could have to help her..but when a person is on drugs as well as mentally ill..it is a challenge.My brother is in rehab right now 6 months.every day its a fight..Fight on Mia!!!! .....
Carla's picture

Do people really care that

Do people really care that the dream and Chrissy got married, gonna get married or whatever. They r so irrelevant and boring. Nieva and her drama is way more interesting to me.
Real's picture

i am so pleased to hear that

i am so pleased to hear that maia is gettin help, its sad how this beautiful girls life just spiral out of control... sad, but giving praise that she is getting better....
kesha's picture

i am so happy that maia

i am so happy that maia campbell is getting help i felt so bad when i read the story and saw the video i wanted to go look for her my self she is one of our beautiful young black woman i thank the woman has reached out to her god bless you and maia i wish here all the best gods speed
antonio lind's picture

That's great to know she is

That's great to know she is getting the help she needs i hope she lands back on her feet and is better than ever
Wavyjones's picture

"why are some people acting

"why are some people acting as if Tila doesn’t have a case? Shawn and his people said he was trying to prevent her from driving drunk. She says she’s allergic to alcohol and now it’s reported that she had no car. If there was no violence, then why is Shawn lying to cover his ass?" HELLO!!! Well said, I agree!!!!
Peaches1's picture

keepin it real: This is

keepin it real: This is when blogging become philanthropic. Thank you Natasha! Those cruel losers that filmed Maia ended up helping her off the street. Amen!! Little did they know they were being used by God to turn a negative into a positive!! Peace and blessings to Maia!
KiKi's picture

I read the book by Bebe Moore

I read the book by Bebe Moore Campbell "72 hour hold"....I always wondered if it was based on her daughter....A very good book and insight on mental illness in the African American community.
lovehisbigego's picture

standardized testing......

standardized testing...... lol im sorry i cant help it i had to laugh and dont act like yall aint too! but anyway im happy she's getting the help she needs its sad though that if she wasnt a celeb people would just overlook her like everyone does to the average crackhead
michelle's picture

I was thinking about Maia

I was thinking about Maia Campbell the other day, I wanted to know why she hasn't be hired as an actress because she is pretty good at her craft. But I' am glad to see her getting some help and taking control of her life instead of just going through the motions. Bi-polar and substance abuse is no joke, so glad she is doing what she needs to do to get healthy. Whatever at Drunken attention ho Tila. She just needs to sit down and Shawne I hope this was a wake up call. Don't really care about Dream and Christina M. to be honest so moving on
binky's picture

Sending up many prayers for

Sending up many prayers for Maia!!!!
Fashionista911's picture

To 4Real? I wish you every

To 4Real? I wish you every success in staying off the weed and alcohol. I'm praying for you to get peace of mind and stay healthy and happy. It's good that you're aware that you may be prone to bi-polar since it runs in your family and so are trying to head it off early. There's a lot to be said for people who try and help themselves through what can be a scary, lonely process. You're worth the work you're putting in. God Bless.
Ronda's picture

Tasha Thank You so much! The

Tasha Thank You so much! The Maia Campbell update is much appreciated. @Traci- I agree and feel the same way. Although I don't know Maia, it really hurt my heart to see her being exploited in that video last week. I prayed that some one who knew, cared and was in a position to actually help her....would do so. I am so happy for her. Hope Maia recognizes Nancy as the Blessing she truly is.
Mocha1's picture

I thank God for answering

I thank God for answering prayers regarding Maia Campbell. I have had a heavy heart since viewing that video. I could only watch a minute or two before stopping it because I was about to break down in tears. Maia clearly has a lot of people praying for her and it is working. The power of prayer is unbeatable. I'm happy to read all of the positive posts and the update of Maia. I believe that God has very special plans ahead for Maia. Now I'm praying that she stays in treatment and receives the help they give her. My Mother has mental illness and it took me two years to talk her into going to see a Doctor and getting medication. She kept saying "I'm not crazy!" so I understand the stigma associated with mental illness but the more that people talk about it and face it the less power to shame it has. God bless all the Maias out there. I hope they get the help they need. Love,Ronda
Ronda's picture

I'm so happy that Maia is in

I'm so happy that Maia is in treatment and I pray that she gets better. It was very sad to see that video but because of the video a family friend came to her aide.
Tar Baby aka Coal Black African formerly known as African Gi's picture

Tasha please keep us updated

Tasha please keep us updated on Maia. Thanks.
Just Because You Ain't Famous.......'s picture

bi-polar disease runs in my

bi-polar disease runs in my fam, and theres a good chance that i may be in the early stages. For years ive been self medicating with weed and alcohol but ive always noticed that my highs where very different and i was always a whole lot more paranoid then most of my peers when under the influence. Needless to say i still let it form into a habit. One that literally almost drove me crazy but with much prayer i ended up quitting. Lately i've been feeling the urge to light up again but this article has truley inspired me. Ms. Maia will stay in my prayers.
4real?'s picture

I am so happy to see that

I am so happy to see that Maia is getting the help that she needs. Now I hope she doesn't go and try to jump out the window to escape. I wonder if they keep them locked up like a prison because this is what she needs. Congratulations to Dream and Christina, I think they make a gorgeous couple.
Layla's picture

The Dream shouldn't purse his

The Dream shouldn't purse his lips like that..he looks sweet enough!
JYGALO's picture

Oh & ....Yeeeeeaaaaaahhh

Oh & ....Yeeeeeaaaaaahhh Maia!
TXAL's picture

beautifuldaidreamer: Ok so

beautifuldaidreamer: Ok so I know we don’t know all the facts and I haven’t been following this Tila & Shawn story very closely, but why are some people acting as if Tila doesn’t have a case? Shawn and his people said he was trying to prevent her from driving drunk. She says she’s allergic to alcohol and now it’s reported that she had no car. If there was no violence, then why is Shawn lying to cover his ass? The problem is the police said there were no signs of injury. Now especially given her complexion she should have at least been red or something to show that a bruise was coming (since bruises are more enhanced the next day). The other problem is that she said she is allergic to alcohol & I guess that means she doesn't drink. Yet, on the same night she tweeted about how drunk she was, plus the mananger at the club said she was drinking. And finally, it was a citizen's arrest...thus if the police had saw signs of what she was saying they would have made the arrest themselves & not soley rely on her paper written accusation. Although it may look like it...I really don't care! Lol! People should be careful of the company they keep.
TXAL's picture

Hope Maia gets to regain

Hope Maia gets to regain control off her life hate to see young black talented people just fall by the wayside
Babegurl's picture

Wow, I wish Maia a safe and

Wow, I wish Maia a safe and blessed recovery. Her illness is very serious. I hope she is able stay in rehab and allow them to give her all the treatment she needs.
Miss Jackie's picture

Stacey: Oh yeah and a big

Stacey: Oh yeah and a big FUCK YOU to the guys that were taping Maia thinking that it was funny - I would say that you are going to get yours in the end but yall probably lead fucked up lives anyway and was probably hoping to get paid off of it. DITTO! CO-SIGN!
Just Because You Ain't Famous.......'s picture

I am soooooo glad for Maia.

I am soooooo glad for Maia. For the prayer warriors, keep her lifted up. Don't stop praying. It will be a long, hard road to recovery but I believe she will have a testimony and be successful. Thank you Jesus for divine intervention. GOD bless Maia. :)
Just Because You Ain't Famous.......'s picture

I too have been unable to

I too have been unable to stop thinking about Maia after seeing that tragic video. I'm thankful that some good has come out of it and hopeful that she will use this opportunity to get some much needed help.
hopeful's picture

Oh yeah and a big FUCK YOU to

Oh yeah and a big FUCK YOU to the guys that were taping Maia thinking that it was funny - I would say that you are going to get yours in the end but yall probably lead fucked up lives anyway and was probably hoping to get paid off of it.
Stacey's picture

Thank God for prayers and

Thank God for prayers and people being concerned. I think we need to contact our local politicians to see what we could do to change the laws in regards to 72 hour holds and involuntary hospitalizations. Maia could still check herself out after 72 hours. There are soo many families that are going through similiar situations and are restricted on what they could do to help their loved ones. Like someone stated earlier, those guys inadvertently saved Maia's life. They also brought awareness to mental health issues to millions of people unknowingly. There is positive in every situation. Maybe her mother put those guys there to hopefully get Maia some help.
sherry's picture

Shayla: Prayer is POWERFUL!

Shayla: Prayer is POWERFUL! I’m so happy for Maia. I’m so happy she is getting treatment.Tila….sorry you need more people. Sit down.Congratulations to the Dream and Christina Milian! I'm with you. Maia is going to get through this battle!! Tila is a Slut, Whore, Skank, and Trashy girl who needs to be sent away. Ugh.....I hope his stupid self didn't ruin his chances in the league. These men need to leave these gold digging skanks from other races alone. Every week they end up in the news. Dumba%%es!! Congrats to the Nashes! I didn't believe the first rumor anyway. People are so DESPERATE at trying to tear them apart. Hell be happy somebody in tying the knot!
Honesty's picture

Yuup, their quickie marriage

Yuup, their quickie marriage seems suspect but if they are indeed happy congrats.. Still can't see myself buying a Christina Milan album though.
♥MWNY♥'s picture

I ususally joke around on

I ususally joke around on this blog but I really wish the best for Maia. She messed up and hopefully this second chance will prove to be golden. I felt horrible when I saw that video. No need to feel ashamed about it though - the only difference between her and a lot of other people in this industry was that it was caught on camera. Going to rehab takes a lot of courage and the first step is knowing that you have a problem to begin with. GOOD LUCK MAIA!!!!
Stacey's picture

Reality Please: Shotgun

Reality Please: Shotgun wedding.. for a shotgun couple… I’m just waiting for the divorce papers… She’s pregnant so they rushed to get married.. same ol’story… no matter how many times you say I Do.. YOU REALLY DON’T… As for Tila/Shawn drama…Just another case of a rich, priveledged man doing what he wants when he wants… and a hoe letting him do what he wants until in the 9th hour she decides she’s had enough of rubbing herself all over him and says no… big, drunk football player who doesn’t understand NO… and he’s horny.. that’s not a good look… Hoes like Tila Tequila crack me up b/c they make their living being a hoe… showing their ass LITERALLY and then don’t understand when ppl call them hoes… they want respect… B*TCH respect is EARNED and if you act like a hoe you WILL be treated as such.. With that said it’s still NOT appropriate to attack a woman (term LOSELY used when referring to Tila)… Get it together Shawn.. It would be wise to choose your company a bit wisers… Hoes are only fun when they accept that they are HOES… Tila thinks she actually has talent… What the hell… AMEN
ROYALFLUSHLADY's picture

Hope Maia gets better

Hope Maia gets better
Lovely One's picture

rated_X_32: Happy to hear

rated_X_32: Happy to hear Maia is getting the help that she needs. I hope her recovery is successful.Christina and Dream are corny. lmfao yes very corny and damn they really changed up the true meaning behind 'Marriage" sounds like a circus to me, i'm just ready to see the baby drop lol
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