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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Sheen Sees the Light, Kathy Griffin Gets Naked & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 17th 2011 1:30PM


There were so many good TV clips this week, choosing the Top 5 wasn't easy.

Charlie Sheen returned to TV on a goodwill tour to atone for his wrongdoings, before being roasted for them. Kate Gosselin, on the other hand, vowed to never leave TV. Ricky Gervais monologue-bombed Jimmy Fallon and Snooki crashed a car into her own police escort.

And we can't forget Kathy Griffin getting naked with Anderson Cooper. (We've tried.)

With so much goodness to chose from, let's just get to the clips, shall we? Check them out after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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5 Slightly Fictional Reality Shows That Could Save Charlie Sheen's TV Career

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 2nd 2011 11:00AM
There was a brief, fleeting moment Monday morning when it looked like Charlie Sheen would be appearing on Britain's 'Celebrity Big Brother.' Sheen's reps (yes, he still has reps) eventually denied the story, despite a $10 million payday rumored to be attached to the offer.

The whole thing got us thinking about some other ready-made reality show formats that, with some slight tweaks, Sheen could torpedo himself into.

So let's fast-forward a few months and imagine that the roast is over and every network has passed on 'Anger Management.' With his options dwindling, Sheen is searching for a reality TV comeback vehicle. That's where this sad saga has been headed all along, right? Check out our five slightly fictional suggestions after the jump.

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'Celebrity Rehab' In Midst of Final Season: Report

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 11th 2011 5:00PM
'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' is in the midst of its final season, according to a report in Radar Online. The reason, reportedly, has nothing to do with a mounting chorus of criticism the show has been getting from the substance abuse treatment community, but instead is because of Dr. Drew Pinksy's increasingly busy TV schedule.

"The decision was made to put the show on hiatus because Dr. Drew Pinsky is just too busy to continue to do the show," a source close to the show told Radar. "The amount of time Dr. Drew has to commit to treating celebrities on the show is a tremendous amount of time. [Dr. Drew] would absolutely love to revisit doing the show again in the future when he has the time. Dr. Drew really enjoyed doing the show, even though it could be very emotionally grueling at times."

Dr. Drew is indeed a busy man. HLN's 'Dr. Drew Show,' which has recently turned into nightly coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, airs every weeknight, and Pinsky's long-running radio show 'Loveline' broadcasts every Sunday through Thursday. He's also launching a new show in the fall called 'Life Changers,' a daytime program airing on he CW about real-life people and their journeys through hardship.

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Bai Ling Climbs on the Roof of the Facility on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 5th 2011 3:11AM
Bai Ling, 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'Bai Ling is putting her story of emotional trauma and sexual abuse by Chinese army officers when she was a teenager on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1).

She hopes that by revealing how this painful chapter of her formative years led to the alcohol and behavioral problems she's had in more recent years, she can help others who are struggling with their own demons.

However, she has her own agenda and wants to do things her own way, which includes not taking her medication. Dr. Drew, however, said she came to his facility to get care, which means allowing the professionals to best determine what she needs.

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Three Takeaways From the Entertaining, Depressing 'Celebrity Rehab' Premiere

by Alex Moaba, posted Jun 27th 2011 5:45PM
'Celebrity Rehab' is back, with a mostly new set of drug-addicted formerly famous people seeking treatment from Dr. Drew and his team of specialists at the Pasadena Recovery Center.

On Friday we talked to a shrink who told us he had serious concerns that the show was exploitative and gave a false impression of what actually happens in real drug rehab.

Today we are much less concerned with that theoretical nonsense and want to discuss all the crazy, terrible and embarrassing things we saw on last night's show. Let's get to it, then.

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Jennifer Gimenez Panics Over Return of Abusive Steven Adler to 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 27th 2011 7:30AM
Jennifer Gimenez, 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'Steven Adler's relapse back into drugs was cause for real alarm on the fifth season premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). When he was a part of the show in 2008, he physically and verbally assaulted rehab technician and former addict Jennifer Gimenez.

When she heard he was coming back into the facility, she had a full-blown panic attack. "Not only did he physically abuse me," she said. "He emotionally and verbally abused me. So all those fears came back."

She was able to talk it out and calm down, realizing that Adler on drugs us not the man himself. "I think Steven Adler when he's on drugs is a monster," she said. But the idea is to get Steven Adler off of the drugs and have him be the man he should be.

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Heidi Fleiss and Tom Sizemore Clash on 'Sober House' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 26th 2010 2:52AM
Sober House, Tom Sizemore, Heidi FleissIt's no secret that Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss have had their issues on 'Sober House' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1). But things came to a boiling point on last night's show, when Sizemore gave Dr. Drew Pinsky an ultimatum.

"I'm not staying," said Sizemore. "Either she goes or I go ... so I'm gonna go." Some people are just oil and water, and these two are as oily and watery as they come.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Mike Starr Attacks a Cameraman on 'Sober House' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 19th 2010 5:12AM
Sober House With Dr. Drew, Mike StarrIf you take a job as a cameraman on 'Sober House' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1), you're treading on dangerous territory. That detox is nasty business, and you're a perfect target for rage and rudeness.

Mike Starr took his frustration out on one last night, but that's not the first time it's happened. Kari Ann Peniche did the same thing. Both were kicked out of the house.

We're only two episodes in, people. Let's hope the camera operators have good insurance.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Tom Sizemore Brings a Crack Pipe to 'Sober House' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 12th 2010 6:35AM
Sober House, Tom Sizemore, Crack PipeOh, man. It's not good when you show up at 'Sober House' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1) with a crack pipe in your bag.

Tom Sizemore is a good actor, but you have to wonder if he was telling the truth when he feigned ignorance about the pipe. Really? You didn't know it was there?

Fortunately, he tested clean. We'll see how the rest of his stint goes while sharing a house with other famous recovering addicts.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Dr. Drew Could Have Helped Corey Haim, Says Dr. Drew

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 11th 2010 5:09PM
Corey HaimNot sure which TV doctor/psychologist/superhero has a bigger ego, Dr. Drew or Dr. Phil, but this week I'm going with the former. Dr. Drew Pinsky says that he and people from his show 'Celebrity Rehab' reached out to Corey Haim several times over the past few years and every time Haim angrily rejected their pleas for him to be on the show, saying that he didn't need help.

Now, beyond the fact that Dr. Drew is assuming that Haim died of a drug overdose before autopsy results are even complete*, I think he doesn't quite understand (or maybe he does and doesn't care) how much of an exploitative guy he is. So Haim didn't want to appear on your show where you get celebrities to look awful while they live in a house and try to break their addictions? Is that surprising? If I was an addict I wouldn't want to do that show either.

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What to Watch: January 7

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 7th 2010 6:00AM
'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (10PM, VH1) season 3 premiere
Well, there certainly won't be a lack of drama this season, as Dr. Drew's cast members, er, rehabbers, this time around includes 'One Day at a Time' star Mackenzie Phillips, she of the recent autobiography that revealed her incestuous relationship with her father, and former couple Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss, whose tempestuous relationship ended in an assault and battery charge. And the rest of lineup: tabloid fave country star Mindy McCready, Dr. Drew's 'Sex Rehab' alum and former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche, Dennis Rodman, Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr, 'Real World: Hollywood' alum Joey Kovar and 'America's Next Top Model' contestant Lisa D'Amato.

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Cast announced for the next Celebrity Rehab

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2008 4:41PM

Celebrity RehabThe first thing I thought of when I learned the celebrity lineup on the next edition of VH-1's Celebrity Rehab was "wow, this could get ugly." The New York Post is reporting that the celebs involved in the second edition of the show include Jeff Conaway (who was on the first edition but decided to leave before it was over), Gary Busey, Rodney King, Sean Stewart (Rod's son), former American Idol contestant Nikki McKibben, Tawny Kitean, Amber Smith, and former Guns 'n Roses drummer Steven Adler.

This is really sad for all of the obvious celebrities-doing-reality shows reasons, but I'm also a little irritated by Dr. Drew Pinsky, who is the leader/executive producer of this show. Once upon a time I'm sure Pinsky simply wanted to help people, but now, although I'm sure he'd rather see these people cleaned up than going through addiction and other problems (obviously), there's more than a whiff of exploitation in the air. Like Dr. Phil, he could easily counsel these people away from the cameras. Why does everything (and everyone) have to be on television now?

Filming for the season began on Monday and the show will debut in October.

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