OCTOMOM Nadya Suleman has reportedly checked herself into rehab. Could anyone blame her if she just needs a little "me" time?
TMZ.com said the cause is a dependency on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, which she began to take to "deal with stress."
One kid is "stress." Fourteen kids is Hurricane Sandy-sized stress.
Her rep told TMZ.com, "Nadya wanted to get off the Xanax she was prescribed by her doctor and learn to deal with her stress, exhaustion and anxiety with professional help with a team of doctors. Nadya wanted to deal with her issues and make sure she is the best mother she can be."
Care for the kids for the month will be divided up among three nannies, two friends and a driver.
TMZ said Nadya's self-pleasuring porn career has been lucrative, but the rehab facility - Chapman House in Southern California - has still offered her free tuition.
May the mouse be with you
Disney, which already owns Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC, has reached a deal with "Star Wars" guru George Lucas to buy his production company for $4.05 billion.
The deal includes Lucasfilm's prized production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
What this means for "Star Wars" fans is that the saga will continue with another trilogy and a new movie every two or three years.
The seventh movie is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow, completing Lucas' original vision for a nine-episode saga. The three new movies will carry the story beyond "Return of the Jedi." Lucas will serve as creative consultant on the new movies.
* The new James Bond adven-
ture "Skyfall" has garnered the second-biggest opening weekend in British movie history, taking in $32 million at the U.K. box office.
The opening ranks just behind last year's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2."
"Skyfall" opens here Nov. 9.
* Edward Furlong ("Termina-
tor 2," "American History X") was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport late Monday on suspicion of domestic violence.
Airport police say Furlong was booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence involving an unnamed spouse or girlfriend. His divorce from estranged wife Rachael Kneeland is pending.
* Nickelodeon announced
Tuesday that Justin Bieber, Emma Stone, Tyra Banks and Josh Duhamel will pay tribute to a teenage volunteer at the fourth annual TeenNick HALO Awards. The awards are presented to young people who are "helping and leading others."
Nick Cannon, who created the show, will serve as host and executive producer. The awards are set to tape Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Palladium and will air as a 90-minute special on Nov. 19.
* Tattle has had a number of stories over the past few months about the problems facing orchestras around the country.
Now comes word that the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, which has survived wars, coups and the 1979 Islamic Revolution, may have played its finale.
Ironically, what may have finally finished the orchestra off is not the Iranian theocracy's assault on western music, but the West-imposed economic sanctions, which (although a certain presidential candidate claims they have been a failure) have left Iran's economy so stressed that authorities are considering banning exports of rice and wheat in order to boost emergency stockpiles.
* William Faulkner wrote that
the past is never dead. His heirs say their copyright to that phrase is very much alive.
The obtuse author's literary estate is suing Sony Pictures Classics for using a paraphrase of the line in Woody Allen's 2011 film "Midnight in Paris." It's also suing Northrop Grumman Corp. and the Washington Post for using another Faulkner quote in a newspaper ad by the defense contractor.
If only there was a William Shakespeare estate to sue the Faulkner estate for lifting "sound and fury" from "MacBeth."
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.