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Samaire Armstrong

If You’re Gonna Go to Rehab, You May as Well Get Some Press Out of It

Samaire Armstrong Goes to Rehab

Ugh.

So Samaire Armstrong, some nobody who did a few episodes of The O.C. and is now on the most-hyped show that no one’s watching, Dirty Sexy Money, decided to go to some outpatient center for some of her bullshit and decided to have her rep issue a statement about it.

“Samaire Armstrong decided to enter an outpatient facility to deal with some personal issues in a therapeutic atmosphere and is doing very well. She continues to work on her show and will be completing her treatment in a matter of weeks.”

Apparently she missed a week or so of shooting on DSM while in rehab, so she’ll be out for an episode. “She stumbled a bit, but she’s back on set,” says a source on the show.

So clearly this happened at least a week or two ago. Why issue the statement today?

Here’s the answer.

It’s a slow news day. Perfect opportunity for a nobody to get some publicity for a rehab stint.

There you have it folks: When life hands you lemons, issue a press release.