Category: Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear hospitalized overnight, 'is in no danger'


Heather Locklear was rushed to the hospital Thursday

Heather Locklear was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after her sister reportedly called 911 for assistance -- but a hospital spokeswoman said Friday the "Melrose Place" actress is "out of harm's way ... she is in no danger."

Paramedics called to Locklear's Westlake Village home determined she needed hospitalization, TMZ reported, adding later that the actress had been awake and responsive when she arrived via ambulance at 2:30 p.m.

She was taken to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, where she was listed as "medically stable" on Friday, according to People magazine. "She is in no danger and she's going to be just fine," parents Bill and Diane Locklear said in a statement. "Heather's family wants her fans to know that she is doing well," a hospital spokeswoman said.

TMZ on Thursday cited law enforcement sources as saying alcohol and prescription drugs were involved, but that report was unconfirmed. Locklear has had issues with alcohol and prescription medications in the past, including a 2008 arrest on suspicion of DUI that was pleaded down to reckless driving. 

Locklear and beau Jack Wagner called off their engagement in November, saying they wanted more time to spend with their individual families.


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Heather Locklear, Jack Wagner too darned busy to stay engaged

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Heather Locklear arrives at the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2011. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Heather Locklear, Jack Wagner too darned busy to stay engaged

Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner reportedly called off their engagement last week because wedding planning was too time-consuming -- and because it was all too disruptive to their kids.

Locklear and Wagner, the "Melrose Place" lovers who brought the romance to real life in 2007 and got engaged in August, were spending so much time planning their big day that they had no time left for family, Jack told TMZ. The family-time commitment was complicated by the fact that they didn't want to do the blended thing, he told the site, because it would be disruptive to their too-young kids.

Wagner has two sons, 16-year-old Peter and 21-year-old Harrison, from his marriage to Kristina Malandro, which ended in 2006. Locklear has 14-year-old daughter Ava Sambora from her marriage to Richie Sambora, which ended in 2007.

(Hey, the "young" thing was his word, not ours.)

The two broke the news to their families on Tuesday, her publicist said, but no explanation was given at that time. Wagner said Monday that they "still love each other very much," however.

Guess nobody thought to get married like Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell did, at the U.K. equivalent of city hall? Though, OK, they did have a pretty cool reception, and that takes time to throw together.

No matter. If it ain't right, it ain't right. Just ask Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.


Heather Locklear and the alleged hit-and-run

Heather Locklear at 50: Still blond and full of bounce

Ava Sambora follows mom Heather Locklear into the biz, thanks to Judd Apatow

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear on "Melrose Place" in 1999. Credit: Rob Brown / Fox Broadcasting


Heather Locklear at 50: Still blond and full of bounce

Heather Locklear marked her 50th birthday Sunday

It seems like just yesterday that Heather Locklear was wearing a badge on "T.J. Hooker," silk on "Dynasty" and a bemused, tearful expression in a mug shot after an arrest on suspicion of DUI. Actually, just yesterday, Sunday, the resilient Heather Locklear turned 50.

That 2008 DUI charge was dismissed as part of a plea deal -- and then there were those hit-and-run suspicions (also dismissed) involving Locklear's BMW and a no-parking sign. But Locklear, like her blond hairdo, has retained her bounce over the years.

Pictures: Who and what are turning 50 in 2011?

She survived Tommy Lee, and then the end of her 11-year second marriage, to Richie Sambora, drew attention that was at times lurid. The split was classified by one news outlet as among "the ugliest breakups in Hollywood history." But Locklear later plunked herself down right next to Sambora at a soccer match in which daughter Ava was competing. Yes, that was two years after the divorce was finalized, but hey, goodwill is always a plus.

A few weeks ago, she became engaged to her "Melrose Place" costar Jack Wagner. There was talk of a reality show, but apparently that's no longer in the works.  She recently worked on a CBS comedy pilot, "The Assistants," in which she played a spoiled actress with four assistants. But the network passed on it for fall.

Locklear likely will continue to bounce back.  Her daughter has a small role in the upcoming Judd Apatow movie, "This Is Forty." Chances are, Mama Locklear will be at that premiere wearing something teeny-tiny -- and hardly looking her age.


Heather Locklear and the alleged hit-and-run

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Ava Sambora follows mom Heather Locklear into the biz, thanks to Judd Apatow

-- Amy Hubbard

Photos: Heather Locklear on "Dynasty" in the late 1980s, left, and at a benefit in London in August on this year. Credit: ABC, left; Stuart Wilson / Getty Images, right

Ava Sambora, cast by Judd Apatow, follows mom into the biz [Pics]

Ava Sambora and her mom, Heather Locklear

Ava Sambora, Heather Locklear's mini-me, will join a rather elite club with her upcoming role in the Judd Apatow movie "This Is Forty": She, like celebrity kids Mamie Gummer and Eva Amurri before her, is following an actress mom into a show-business career.

Mamie and Eva who, you say? Gummer is the look-alike daughter of Meryl Streep. Her dad is Donald J. Gummer (Donald who?), a sculptor, and Amurri is the offspring of Susan Sarandon and director Franco Amurri.

Photos: Do a double-take with celebrities and their acting offspring

Ava's dad, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, has mostly confined his movie experiences to soundtracks. So the 13-year-old, who also has done some modeling, gets her acting chops from Locklear. Locklear had her big film break at the comparatively ripe old age of 23 with the 1984 movie "Firestarter" -- in which Drew Barrymore (granddaughter, by the way, of legendary actor John Barrymore) stirred up flames.

Coincidentally, Locklear starred in a 2008 TV movie with a title similar to Ava's new film -- "Flirting With Forty" -- though the actress, who turns 50 next month, was beyond flirting with the big 4-0 at that point.

Ava is set to play best friend to the character played by Maude Apatow in the film. Which brings us to another mother-daughter actress combo.

Thirteen-year-old Maude's mother, actress Leslie Mann, will play her mother in the film. Younger sister Iris also has a role, and dad Judd Apatow is directing the whole lot of them.

"This Is Forty" is a follow-up to Apatow's "Knocked Up," in which Maude and Iris also appeared. But it's not a sequel, according to Paul Rudd, who will join Mann as they re-create their roles from the funny and frequently raunchy original.

"It isn't a sequel. Leslie Mann and I are playing the same characters that we did in 'Knocked Up,' and it's kind of our story," Rudd says in a Belfast Telegraph interview.

Rudd, who married girlfriend Julie Yaeger in 2003, has two kids, son Jack and daughter Darby. It does not appear, at this time, that they will act in or help direct the movie. Too bad, as there's additional incentive in casting family members along the way, Apatow noted in February.

"This is how I pay for their college education," the director joked to On the Red Carpet. "I put them in movies and pay them SAG scale."


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Photo: Ava Sambora, left, and Heather Locklear. Credits: Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times, left; Peter Kramer / Getty Images, right.


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