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The news about Lamar Odom just keeps getting worse. Despite the somewhat encouraging report that he'd entered rehab for substance abuse on Wednesday morning, he didn't remain there.
The former NBA star had agreed to seek treatment in response to his defense attorney Robert Shapiro's ultimatum: He would help Odom with his legal problems, but only if Odom checked into the lawyer's rehab center (which Shapiro started after his own son died of a drug overdose in 2005).
Though Odom agreed and entered the facility on Wednesday, he checked out Thursday afternoon. Now he's said to be missing, though People reports he's been spotted in L.A.
Meanwhile, his wife Khloe Kardashian has switched out her Twitter profile photo (which used to be an intimate pic of the reality star and her husband) and replaced it with one of just her, standing tall over two Mercedes SUVs (which sell for an average of $120K a piece).
Among the thousand words the new photo speaks, the loudest are: "I'm doing just fine on my own, thank you."
According to Hollywood Life, her mother, Kris Jenner, probably suggested the new photo. "She thinks [Lamar] is bad news and that Khloe can do much better," a source told the tabloid. "He has absolutely nothing to offer her or the family. He isn't officially signed with any team."
The new photo suggests, sadly, that Kardashian may be losing hope that she might still restore her marriage. And due to a highly public profile (granted, of her own choosing), the dirty laundry is on display for all to see.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.
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