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Leif Garrett Walks Out on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 12th 2011 8:30AM
Leif Garrett, 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited'Leif Garrett's been battling substance abuse problems for years, which is why he took part in Season 4 of 'Celebrity Rehab.' However, he stormed out of the Pasadena Recovey Center, later telling 'The Los Angeles' Times that producers encouraged him to relapse for dramatic purposes.

Last night Bob Forrest and Rachel Uchitel checked up on Garrett as part of 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1) and things did not go too well. Garret told the pair that he'd been taking lots of painkillers following a serious motorcycle accident, and then he admitted dabbling in marijuana and booze.

That's when Bob criticized Garrett's "cavalier and laissez-faire attitude toward alcohol," which did not sit well with the former teen idol. Saying "I really do not appreciate it," Garrett walked out. Again.

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Heidi Fleiss Shows Bob Forrest Her Brothel on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 5:30AM
Heidi Fleiss, 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited'Heidi Fleiss didn't come out of 'Celebrity Rehab' clean and sober and ready to start a new chapter in her life. So Bob Forrest was pretty skeptical when he went to the brothel she's currently running to check up on her on 'Celebrity Rehab Revisited' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1).

"What do you think 'Celebrity Rehab' did for you?" he asked her. "Nothing?"

"When people ask me about it, I always say it was the best thing that ever happened to me," Fleiss said. Mainly, as she explained it, because she could finally see what a mess she was. So it almost sounded like the fact that she could see how bad she looked on television had more of an impact than any of the treatment she received.

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Jeff Conaway's Death Ruled Accidental

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 3rd 2011 5:35AM
Jeff ConawayIt's been reported that the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Jeff Conway's death accidental and caused by major internal infection.

The 60-year old star of TV series 'Taxi' and 'Babylon 5' and the movie 'Grease,' died back in May after he was hospitalized with pneumonia and sepsis.

Although Conaway had struggled with chronic substance abuse for years, Los Angeles County coroner Craig Harvey told the AP that coroners did not conduct a toxicology test -- Conaway had been hospitalized for weeks prior to his death, so his blood would have come back clean.

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Michael Lohan Flips Out on Kate Major, Threatens to Leave 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 8th 2011 2:45PM
Michael Lohan on 'Celebrity Rehab'Patients on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sundays, 10PM on VH1) tend to have more than their fair share of rocky relationships. That's especially true of Michael Lohan, who had an explosive blow-up with his ex-fiance Kate Major, who he and Dr. Drew have been trying to convince to enter treatment.

The incident started when Lohan appeared in a tabloid report kissing Kim Granatell, better known as Kim G from 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey.' That sent Major, who was on her way to the Pasadena Recovery Center for visiting day, into a fit, which soon escalated into a phone shouting match. Lohan worked himself into a rage while denying that he kissed Kim G., and threatened to leave rehab as he was being told he needed to calm down because of his heart.

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Amy Fisher's Husband Threatens Jeremy Jackson After a Bad Joke About Her Past on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 1st 2011 4:23AM
'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'"Family Day" is supposed to be a day of happiness, support and celebration of progress in sobriety on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). But things quickly spiraled out of control when Jeremy Jackson's sister made a joke in very poor taste.

Jackson has become good friends with Amy Fisher in rehab, but his sister didn't make the connection when she first met Fisher, "because you didn't introduce yourself as 'Buttafuoco face shooter."

Now, that's a very harsh thing to say to someone. She has no way of knowing how Fisher is tortured emotionally about what she did, though the fact that she's in rehab says quite a lot about how she's coping with something.

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Steven Adler Storms Out on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 18th 2011 8:30AM
celebrity rehabSteven Adler walked out the door after a tense discussion with Dr. Drew and Amy Fisher on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM on VH1).

Claiming that Fisher's dishonesty and unwillingness to share with the group was holding everyone back, the former Guns N' Roses drummer charged Fisher with living in denial.

"What's wrong with denial?" Drew asked.

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Michael Lohan Says His Relationship With Lindsay Is Improving on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 22nd 2011 1:55PM
Michael Lohan talks about Lindsay and 'Celebrity Rehab' on 'The View'On the upcoming season of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,' Michael Lohan apologized to his daughter, Lindsay Lohan, for passing down genes that contribute to an addictive personality. Wednesday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Lohan said his often tumultuous relationship with his daughter is getting better, and that they were recently together for Father's Day.

"It's a hell of a lot better than it was," he said of his relationship with Lindsay. "It's a lot better. There's still some ... It's not Lindsay anymore. It's the damage that was done as a result of my divorce with Dina."

Lohan also denied that Lindsay was considering dropping the last name Lohan, and said he stands by his daughter as she is under house arrest for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelery store. "I believe what my daughter tells me," he said. "When she's wrong, I'll tell her she's wrong."

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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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Jeff Conaway, TV and Film Star, Dies at 60

by PopEater Staff, posted May 27th 2011 3:15PM
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Actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his television and movie roles in 'Taxi,' 'Babylon 5' and 'Grease,' died Friday at age 60, RadarOnline.com reports and The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The news comes just a day after reports that the star would be taken off life support.

Radar calls it "the end a long, sad road of addiction that made him one of Hollywood's cautionary tales." Conaway, known for his roles as Bobby Wheeler on 'Taxi' and T-Bird Kenickie in 'Grease,' was a New York native whose brutal battles with substance abuse came to define the latter decades of his fame.

Conaway was checked into an LA hospital on May 11. As of May 26, he was reported to have been experiencing no brain activity. A source told Radar that Conaway's feeding tube had been removed as of Thursday afternoon and that "Jeff is in no pain whatsoever."

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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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Hank Azaria Lands Pilot Role, 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' Gets Return Date and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 7th 2011 6:00PM
Hank AzariaHank Azaria is taking another stab at NBC sitcom work with a role in 'Free Agents.'

According to TVLine, Azaria will play Alex, a public relations professional on the rebound. 'The Simpsons' voice actor recurred on 'Friends,' 'Mad About You' and starred in 'Imagine That.'

Singer Marc Anthony has joined the cast of 'Hawthorne.' TNT announced he'll reprise the role of Detective Nick Renata. Anthony appeared on the final two episodes of season 2.

'The Walking Dead' veteran Emma Bell is heading to NBC's 'Reconstruction.' The show, formerly titled 'The Crossing,' is set in post-Civil War Missouri. Deadline also reports 'Stargate Universe' actor Robert Carlyle will play Rumplestiltskin in ABC's 'Once Upon a Time.'

Brandon T. Jackson will star opposite Minnie Driver in 'Hail Mary.' According to Deadline, Jackson will play KZ, the best friend of Driver's character's dead son.

In other TV news ...

'Law & Order: Los Angeles' is back on the beat in April. The struggling drama will return -- with several casting changes -- to NBC on Mon., April 11 at 9PM. [TVLine]

Sean Young is going from 'Skating with the Stars' to 'Celebrity Rehab.' Young joins Michael Lohan, Bai Ling, Michaele Salahi, Jeremy Jackson, and Amy Fisher on the VH1 reality series. [Entertainment Weekly]

TLC is adding another 'Say Yes to the Dress' show to its growing franchise. 'Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best' will follow Randy Fenoli as he dishes wedding advice. [EW]

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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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