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David Hasselhoff Under Psych Hold In Hospital & Ex-Wife Pamela Bach Busted for DUI…

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David Hasselhoff is under an involuntary psychiatric hold in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Hasselhoff was taken by ambulance to the hospital on Friday, as RadarOnline.com reported exclusively.

We have now confirmed that The Hoff had once again been drinking a large amount of alcohol before his hospitalization.

He was picked up under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 that allows authorities to take into custody persons they believe may be a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder. Cedars-Sinai doctors agreed he needed to be admitted, and under Code 5151, hold him for up to 72 hours for a psychiatric evaluation.

Hasselhoff has been battling alcoholism for years and has been hospitalized at least five times with alcohol poisoning.

He returned from Canada on Wednesday and saw a doctor. He had been drinking before that and also resumed drinking afterward. His several-day booze bender resulted in a seizure and transport to the hospital via ambulance Friday.

Now people close to him want to place him in a lock-down rehab facility to treat his alcoholism, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Hasselhoff and his pr and legal team have consistently covered for him, denying reports that he was previously hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. But this time things are so severe that for a while he was disoriented and didn’t recognize people he knew.

David Hasselhoff‘s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, had her own issues with alcohol

last night — we’ve learned she was arrested for DUI … and she will probably do jail time.

According to law enforcement sources, Bach took a breathalyzer test and blew a .14 and a .13.

She was taken to Van Nuys where she was booked and released. Bach tells TMZ, “I am remorseful and mortified. I am going through a really difficult time between David being in the hospital and dealing with the divorce.” By the way, the divorce was final in 2007.

Bach added that she was trying to comfort her daughters earlier in the evening, then went to dinner where she had a few drinks.

According to official documents, bail was set at $15,000. Bach said she was released on her own recognizance and will attend an AA meeting today.

Bach was busted for DUI in March, 2009, pled no contest and was placed on probation. A second DUI in California gets you mandatory jail time.

UPDATE 5:55 PM ET: We just got off the phone with Pamela. She says she’s on the way to an AA meeting right now. She says her girls “love and support her.”

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Chimps Hold a Funeral For one of their Deceased Friends


NYPost writes:

Farewell, old friend.

More than a dozen grief-stricken chimpanzees joined in an extraordinary expression of mourning as an elder in their family was laid to rest at a West African animal sanctuary.

Dorothy was in her late 40s, which is well into retirement age for a chimp, when she succumbed to heart failure.

As caregivers at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center bore her by wheelbarrow for burial, the typically boisterous apes rushed to the edge of their wired enclosure and fell silent.

They stood — wrapping arms around one another, resting on each other’s shoulder and not making a sound — as Dorothy’s female keeper adjusted her head in preparation for a final farewell.

The remarkable photo, which appears in the November issue of National Geographic magazine, was snapped by Monica Szczupider, who was working at the rescue center in eastern Cameroon.

She said Dorothy was a “prominent figure” among the extended family of about 25 chimps at Sanaga-Yong, and the sanctuary’s caregivers made sure the other apes witnessed her last rites.

“We brought her by wheelbarrow to let the others see,” she told the British newspaper The Sun.

The chimps, united in mourning, remained there as they watched Dorothy’s keeper give her a final, loving stroke on her forehead and then lowered her into the ground.

“It was unbelievably emotional. We were all struck,” Szczupider, 30, said.

The chimps already knew the meaning of deep personal loss.

All of those living at Sanaga-Yong had been orphaned when their mothers were killed by hunters. The chimps are prime targets in the illegal but widespread trade of providing African “bushmeat.”

The rescue center relies on foreign volunteers and 25 workers from nearby villages who serve as caregivers, as well as groundskeepers who maintain security for the chimps.

Szczupider said everyone at the sanctuary was deeply moved by what they saw at the burial. “Even the employees, a lot of whom grew up as villagers potentially eating apes,” she said.

The human onlookers also were stunned by how human the chimps could be.

“I think every last one of us was silenced by their silence,” Szczupider said. 

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