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1. Hayden Panettiere's own team gave her 'happy pills' at 15

Hayden Panettiere is ready for a "second chance." The Heroes star in a new People story revealed her years-long battle with opioid and alcohol addiction, reflecting, "I was on top of the world and I ruined it." Panettiere said that when she was only 15 years old, someone on her team started offering her "happy pills" before she walked red carpets to "make me peppy during interviews." This opened the door to her addiction, which became so severe she "could only function" by sipping alcohol right after waking up. She was eventually hospitalized and told "my liver was going to give out," but after entering rehab for eight months, Panettiere says she now feels like "I have a second chance," and she's returning to acting in next year's Scream sequel. "I'm just so grateful to be part of this world again," she said, "and I will never take it for granted again." Okay, Ghostface really better not kill her in Scream 6 now.

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