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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Cast Revealed

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 7th 2011 1:30PM
Celebrity Rehab 5 CastWhen the new season of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' premieres on Sun., June 26 at 9PM on VH1, expect to see lots of familiar reality TV faces.

Dr. Drew's new patients include tabloid mainstay Michael Lohan, Bai Ling and 'Baywatch' star Jeremy Jackson.

Besides the celebrity patients, Dr. Drew will be joined by returning counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Spraguem, along with depression and bipolar disorder expert Dr. John R. Sharp, M.D. and 'Sober House' house manager Jennifer Gimenez as resident technician.

Meet the rest of the cast below.

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Danielle Staub Seeks Help from Dr. Drew

by PopEater Staff, posted May 19th 2011 5:30AM
Danielle StaubReality TV star Danielle Staub hit the headlines recently when photos of her dancing nude at a New York City strip club hit the Internet.

Now, after admitting that she was sexually abused as a child, the former 'Real Housewives' star is now seeking treatment for her psychological problems.

Staub told PEOPLE that it was the childhood sexual abuse that caused her to have issues with low self esteem. She is quoted saying, "I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!"

The 48-year old continues, "My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial. For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure."

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'Taxi' and 'Babylon 5' Star Jeff Conaway 'Critical' After Possible Overdose

by PopEater Staff, posted May 19th 2011 4:35AM
Jeff ConawayActor Jeff Conaway, who first made his name in the movie 'Grease,' is reportedly in critical condition in hospital, after a possible overdose of painkillers.

Conaway's substance abuse problems and shambolic life was made painfully public during a 2008 stint on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.'

His manager, Phil Brock, says the 60-year old was found unconscious on May 11, and was admitted to Encino Hospital Medical Center, Calif. He is said to be in critical condition, with his chances of recovery uncertain.

"He is in a coma and unresponsive at this time," Brock told E! Online. "He turned his head two days ago, but nothing since."

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Michaele Salahi Kicked Out of 'Celebrity Rehab'

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 9th 2011 10:30AM
Michaele Salahi'Real Housewives of D.C.' star and White House party crasher Michaele Salahi forgot one very important thing when she signed up for the newest season of VH1's 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew': an addiction.

That's why she was booted from the show yesterday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"The treatment program that 'Celebrity Rehab' documents is intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues," VH1 announced in a statement. "Prior to the taping of the current season, producers were advised that Michaele Salahi met the criteria to be treated in this setting. However, professional assessments spanning from that time to the present found that she did not meet such criteria. As a result, she is no longer participating in the program."

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Mike Starr, Rocker and 'Celebrity Rehab' Patient, Dies Aged 44

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 9th 2011 6:52AM
Mike StarrMike Starr, the original bassist for Alice in Chains, has died at the age of 44. Police say his body was found at a house in Salt Lake City, Utah Tuesday afternoon.

The cause of death has not yet been announced, but a spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Dept. said, "There is nothing to indicate that this was foul play by another individual."

Starr's father told TMZ "It's a terrible shock and tragedy."

Starr battled drug addiction for many years, and went public with his substance abuse problems in 2010 when he appeared on Season 3 of VH1's 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.'

Dr. Drew Pinsky expressed his condolences via Twitter: "Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to his illness. So very sad. Our prayers are with his family."

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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Casting Rumors

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 3rd 2011 7:50AM
Michael LohanShooting started Wednesday on the new season of 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' and reports from the set suggest Dr. Drew will have his hands full with the new cast. According to reports, there's a Lohan, a 'Baywatch' star, a former New York baseball great, and at least two 'Real Housewives.'

The show has apparently been after Lindsay Lohan for years without success. However, producers have reportedly nabbed her father and are hoping that Lindsay and/or her mom Dina will appear on the show for some "family counseling."

According to RadarOnline.com Michael Lohan has checked into 'Celebrity Rehab' to deal with his anger management issues, not drugs- or alcohol-related problems.

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Dr. Drew Questions Jason Davis's Sobriety on 'Celebrity Rehab' Reunion (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 27th 2011 8:45AM
Jason Davis Talks Relapsing on 'Celebrity Rehab'As expected, the reunion show of 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' (Wed., 10PM ET on VH1) tackles the who's-still-sober question. When the doc puts Jason Davis on the spot, he admits to relapsing twice.

Then VH1 abruptly cuts Davis's voice. We aren't trained lip-readers, but he appears to be saying: "My a--hole friend jumped off a building, and she died. And somehow I was responsible for it."

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Jason Wahler: 'Celebrity Rehab' Producers Asked Me To Drink

by Elena Cox, posted Jan 11th 2011 4:00PM
Jason WahlerJason Wahler may have cultivated a bad boy image during his stints on MTV's 'Laguna Beach' and 'The Hills,' but in his most recent foray into reality TV -- VH1's 'Celebrity Rehab' (season finale Wed., Jan. 12, 10PM ET) -- Wahler made a conscious effort to keep a low profile during filming.

"I wanted to show that I was taking my problem seriously," Wahler told TV Squad. "I was revamping myself and showing everyone I'm not drinking."

Wahler was arrested six times for alcohol-related offenses in the last few years before checking into the Pasadena Recovery Center with Dr. Drew.

Unlike a lot of his castmates, Wahler had kept sober for a short time before filming began.

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Do Rehab Shows Take Advantage of Their Subjects?

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 5th 2011 5:00PM
'Celebrity Rehab'We'd like to think that when we watch shows like 'Intervention' or 'Celebrity Rehab,' we're seeing people better their lives through the help and support of addiction professionals. But according to some people in the rehabilitation field, the reality shows might be doing more harm than good for their subjects.

In an interesting feature on rehab shows that ran this weekend in the Los Angeles Times, Dr. David Sack of Malibu's Promises Treatment Center said he worries that the shows take advantage of people in their most vulnerable, altered states.

"Our concern is that people who are in the throes of an addiction should not be signing a release for something that will be shown on TV over and over," he said.

Leif Garrett, a participant in the current season of VH1's 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,' told the Times that the 'Celebrity Rehab' crew coerced him into using heroin on-camera after living clean for four days. "They asked to get some footage of me using, and I said, 'I haven't been using,'" he told the paper. "They said, 'We really have to get footage of you using.' Anyway, I was easily talked into showing them."

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Leif Garrett Walks Off 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 9th 2010 7:20AM
Leif Garrett, Jason Davis on 'Celebrity Rehab'It's the third episode of 'Celebrity Rehab' (Wed., 10PM ET on VH1), and Leif Garrett wants out. "I need peace in my life. I'm tired of the [beep] banter ... I'm tired of you guys fighting." To his fellow rehabbers who think he's bluffing, he threatens, "Watch me."

Later that night, Jason Davis and Rachel Uchitel try talking him out of leaving the program. "If you leave, I personally will be upset," says Uchitel. But he dramatically stomps out of the Pasadena Recovery Center.

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Janice Dickinson Feels Suicidal on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 2nd 2010 6:40AM
Janice Dickinson Feels Suicidal on 'Celebrity Rehab'Perhaps those tuning in to the Season 4 premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Wed., 10PM ET on VH1) wanted to watch alleged Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel. But it was Janice Dickinson who (unsurprisingly) got dramatic.

"It's the end of day one, and for many of the patients the emotional and physical detox is going to be brutal," said Dr. Drew Pinsky in the voiceover. A "resident tech" approached Dickinson, who was sitting alone, crying and feeling ashamed.

He said, "You're going through the toughest part of your life, the fight for your life right now." Dickinson told him, "I'm having thoughts of suicide," she admitted through tears. "I wanted to go to the bathroom, and I wanted to try to hang myself. I want it to...end."

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Rachel Uchitel Explains Reason for Appearing on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 30th 2010 1:15PM
At first, Rachel Uchitel, alleged mistress of Tiger Woods, said she was opposed to the idea of starring on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.' But, she ultimately realized she needed help and decided to appear on the reality show, she said on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS).

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'Celebrity Rehab' Grads: Where Are They Now?

by Lisa de Vincent, posted Jul 31st 2010 3:00PM
Among the well-known faces who appeared on the first season of VH1's heartbreaking reality series 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,' one looked especially familiar. But his body, formerly so agile, resembled that of a hunched-over (albeit youngish-looking) old man. It was the once-vibrant 'Taxi' actor Jeff Conaway, who looked like he's had a rough time of it since his glory days. Sadly, his first season on the show was torturous, and he returned for season 2 to combat drug addiction once again after a number of surgeries.

For three seasons now, doctor-to-the-stars Drew Pinsky has helped everyone from former wrestlers to adult film stars kick their destructive drug habits, some attempts more successful than others. Conaway's is just one of many ongoing recovery stories resulting from the show.

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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 4 Cast Confirmed

by Scott Harris, posted Jul 19th 2010 11:40AM
For most people, rehab is something to be done in private, with the support of your family, close friends and loved ones. Luckily for us, however, Hollywood doesn't know the meaning of "private," because otherwise we wouldn't be able to tune in to the guiltiest guilty pleasure on television, 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.'

Well, put down your vial of "e" and start practicing your concerned face, because 'Celebrity Rehab' has just announced the cast of their upcoming fourth season and it's a doozy: according to TV Guide, the newest batch of celebutants and has-beens to roll through Dr. Drew Pinsky's parlor of excess includes Leif Garrett, Janice Dickinson and current off-the-rails headliner Jeremy London.

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Liza Minnelli Will Not Appear on 'Celebrity Rehab'

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 3rd 2010 9:29AM
liza_minnelli_good_housekeeping_smilingIt looks like Liza Minnelli won't be appearing on 'Celebrity Rehab' after all.

Yesterday, a rep for Minnelli denied rumors that she is in talks to join the VH1 reality series, which features stars battling troubles and addiction with the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky.

"Liza Minnelli, who is beginning a national tour in St. Louis on June 5, is not now, nor will ever be, on 'Celebrity Rehab,'" her rep told US Mag.

Previous reports claimed that Minnelli was being offered $500,000 to be on the show.

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