Yup you guys, it’s happening. I’m adding my voice to the chorus of people who never met Robin Williams and yet feel qualified to speak on his death anyway. I don’t have any more information than you do on how he died or why, except for the simple fact that I know it wasn’t his fault. More
Topic: celebrity rehab
If you have a negative opinion about Kesha in this moment, good luck keeping it that way as you read the open, honest essay that she wrote about her decision to get treatment for her eating disorder. More
If you’ve ever sat in front of your television watching Celebrity Rehab and wondered, “Hey, how many deaths of its cast members do you think it will take before they take this show off the air?”, well then I have an answer for you — FIVE! Only five. More
Brooke Mueller does know that going on a four-day bender and checking herself into rehab doesn’t mean Dr. Drew and a camera crew will show up at her door, right? More
So what does the future hold for Sophia Grace and Rosie? According to this video, a stint on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, a lot of drinking and a few Sophia Grace confessionals about her relationship with Rosie.
Don’t worry, it’s not because they feel bad about the people who’ve died or anything. More
The Real World created the genre of voyeurism-as-entertainment and Big Brother took it to its logical extreme — but I would argue there’s never been a television program more sickeningly voyeuristic than Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The behind-the-scenes look at addiction and recovery boasts five seasons and a spin-off, Sober House, and last night VH1 premiered its new offering in the franchise, Celebrity Rehab Revisited. More
The only explanation we can think of is that Michaele Salahi panicked at Scarlett Johansson‘s nude pics stealing all of today’s headlines and decided to try and grab a few for herself. More
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Michael Lohan and Kate Major may no longer be dating, but thanks to reality TV timelines, we’re still stuck in the middle of their break-up. On Sunday night’s episode of Celebrity Rehab, Kate and Michael had an explosive fight about a paparazzi photograph of Michael kissing Real Housewives of New Jersey hanger-on Kim G. Michael said it was a publicity photo, but on Tuesday, Kim helpfully posted a video explaining that the kiss was real, and taunting Kate that she and Michael are now an item.
But Kate wasn’t ready to let that lie. She gave Crushable a call yesterday to clarify her feelings about Kim G., and how her career as a celebrity reporter did not prepare her for being in the spotlight. More
We really don’t care if Michael Lohan‘s kiss with Real Housewives of New Jersey cockroach Kim G was for the benefit of either of their reality-TV careers — and yet, we can’t stop watching this video that Celebrity Magnet posted to YouTube! Kim’s officially gone off the deep end and no longer functions according to human emotions like humiliation. How else would she be able to admit to dating Michael Lohan (yuck) and taunt his girlfriend Kate Major, and not curl up into a little ball of agony at how stupid she looks? More
Audrina Patridge was one of the blandest cast members on the superbland The Hills, but she somehow managed to finagle her own Vh1 reality show, Audrina. Most of the segments from the show – Audrina taking a polo lesson! Audrina hanging out with her boyfriend! – would actually benefit from being scripted, and Audrina herself is not dynamic on camera. The only person on the show who is compelling to watch is Audrina’s mom Lynn Patridge, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Lynn is best known for being caught on tape making a profanity-laden rant about Audrina’s stint on Dancing with the Stars and how much Lauren Conrad sucks. Her role on Audrina’s show was clearly intended as damage control, and Lynn even addressed the controversy in the first episode. More
This week, former Real Housewives of DC cast member Michaele Salahi was booted from Vh1′s Celebrity Rehab when it was revealed she wasn’t addicted to anything (except, possibly, famewhoring). While it seems like Celebrity Rehab did the right thing by kicking out someone who wasn’t genuine, they’ve kept people on in the past for the same thing. Last season, former Tiger Woods and David Boreanaz mistress Rachel Uchitel claimed that she was addicted to love (somebody cue Robert Palmer!) and that going into rehab helped her hide out from the press, who was “lynching” her. She spent the entire season sucking up air time and space that could have been better devoted to actual addicts like Jason Davis and Leif Garrett. More
As much as Celebrity Rehab gets headlines for the crazy behavior of its participants (cough cough Jeff Conaway), there are quite a few genuine, heartbreaking cases of people trying to work through addiction on each season. One of the stories that I found particularly touching was that of Mike Starr. The former bassist for Alice in Chains, Starr had done drugs alongside friend and bandmate Layne Staley and admitted on the show that he may have been the last person to have seen Staley alive (Staley died of a heroin overdose in 2002). In one of the few genuinely touching moments of that season of Celebrity Rehab, Staley’s mother Nancy came on the show and told Mike that she forgave him and urged him to turn his life around. More