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Billie Joe Armstrong headed to rehab after outburst

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Lashing out: Billie Joe Armstrong erupted after being asked to finish up Green Day’s set at a Las Vegas concert so Usher could take the stage. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Lashing out: Billie Joe Armstrong erupted after being asked to finish up Green Day’s set at a Las Vegas concert so Usher could take the stage.

Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab after having a fit when his band’s set was cut short to give more time to co-headliner Usher at a recent concert in Las Vegas.

The Green Day frontman exploded onstage after he was told he only had a minute left to play, imploding at the apparent snub with a slew of curse words and spittle.

He reminded the crowd that he had been around since 1988, and that, “I’m not f---ing Justin Bieber you motherf---ers!” Then he smashed his guitar and stormed off.

A statement on the band’s website said the 40-year-old frontman is going to treatment for substance abuse. The band will cancel some of its upcoming shows meant to promote a new album.

Jack of no trades

James Franco is further proving that he is a jack-of-all-trades, yet master of none. He has written, acted, emceed and painted, all to tepid response.

Now he’s trying his hand at music with a single by his new band, Daddy, called “Love in the Old Days.” Franco says it is Motown-inspired, but it actually sounds like a grizzled Lee Hazlewood talking his way through an acid flashback in front of someone tuning an acoustic guitar.

“I know I do a lot of things,” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “I’m sure there are a lot of skeptical people, hearing about me doing music. ... To me, it all comes from a similar place.”

So, what’s next for this blahville chameleon? Maybe a TV show, “So James Franco Thinks He Can Dance!”

Not-so-happy days

You know it’s a slow week for smut when former “Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel’s divorce is trending.

The National Enquirer has the right idea, and is instead going with a story on former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran (aka Joanie), who is down on her luck, has been thrown out of her mother-in-law’s trailer in Indiana and is now homeless and allegedly boozing it up Hoosier style.

She just received a judgment for past “Happy Days” royalties, but sources say she will blow through that money before you can say “wide-mouth can.”

Where is Chachi when she needs him?

QUICK TAKES

  • “Modern Family” actor Eric Stonestreet tweeted to debunk rumors he was dating Charlize Theron.
  • Justin Timberlake took his traveling bachelor party from Vegas to Cabo this weekend.
  • Matthew Perry reportedly snapped, “Stop living in the past!” to a “Friends” fan.
  • Ben Stiller has sold a semiautobiographical comedy to ABC.
  • Lady Gaga says she owes her 25-pound weight gain to Italian food.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  • Megan Ward (“General Hospital”) is 43.
  • Actress Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) is 50.
  • Actor Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”) is 54.
  • Harriet Walter (“Babel”) is 62.
  • Director Pedro Almodóvar (“Volver”) is 63.
  • Athlete “Mean” Joe Green is 66.
  • Musician Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers is 70.