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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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We Asked a Shrink If 'Celebrity Rehab' Can Work & Why It's So Addictive to Watch

by Alex Moaba, posted Jun 24th 2011 3:20PM
It was a sad off-season for 'Celebrity Rehab,' which saw two former patients, Mike Starr and Jeff Conaway, die of drug overdoses. With the show returning for its fifth season Sunday night, June 26, on VH1, we're starting to feel more and more conflicted about tuning in. Rumors that Michael Lohan was paid $180K to go on the show this season and that Rachel Uchitel was paid $500K last season add to a cloud of ethical issues swirling around the show.

We had questions: Are we watching glorified train-wreck TV, or real rehab where good work can be done? And why is the show so, dare we say, addictive to watch? We had to talk to a shrink to sort it all out.

"I feel that 'Celebrity Rehab' does for rehab and substance abuse what the 'Jersey Shore' does for New Jersey," says Eric Sherman, LCSW, a psychotherapist who's treated patients with substance abuse problems in Montclair, N.J., and New York City. "It gets publicity out there, but is that really the most helpful thing for people to be seeing?"

"What Dr. Drew is doing is in essence paying people money to come on the show," he continued. "It's encouraging bad behavior -- the more they act out, the more screen time they get. And by very the nature of television, things get boiled down to highlight the most dysfunctional and the most emotional. It gives a somewhat false impression of what one might actually encounter in substance abuse treatment."

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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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Dr. Drew's Stalker Charged

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 5th 2010 7:36PM
Dr. Drew PinskyIt turns out that Hollywood's man for the mentally dysfunctional and perpetually codependent has someone who is addicted to him.

Police have charged Charles Pearson on suspicions that he stalked and threatened Dr. Drew Pinsky and his family on more than one occasion.

Pearson stands accused of posting threatening messages towards the doctor. He also showed up at a radio station event in Los Angeles where Dr. Pinsky does his nationally syndicated "Loveline" show on KROQ.

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Heidi Fleiss Calls Tom Sizemore a 'Loser' on 'Celeb Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 5th 2010 3:20AM
Celebrity Rehab, Heidi Fleiss, Tom SizemoreIt's heartening to see Mackenzie Phillips – or Mac Attack, as Dennis Rodman calls her – doing really well. "It is amazing that you are standing here today, doing 20 years of these hard, hard drugs," said Rodman, "but you keepin' it together, man."

But not all of the feedback was positive as the celebs came to the end of their stint on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1). Heidi Fleiss looked at Tom Sizemore and said, "Tom, I'm gonna go very easy on you. I look at you, and I feel so good, because you're such a loser. And the thought of bein' with you would turn a woman gay."

Harsh, Heidi. You'd better watch your back, girl. And maybe take a look in the mirror.

Watch the video after the jump.

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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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TV's Dr. Drew saves a dying high school football player

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 3rd 2009 8:34AM
Dr. Drew saves a football player's life in California.On TV, Dr. Drew Pinsky saves people from drugs and sex. But, the Celebrity Rehab host came out of the stands at California high school football game last weekend to save the life of a dying player.

Pinsky was watching his son Doug play football at Pasadena Polytechnic when a Poly player took a shot to the head. I played football for years, and these things happen. There's no indication that malice was involved in the related hit.

The injured player, Jackson Allan, came off the field and headed to the bench to talk to his coaching staff and teammates. But, as is often the case with concussions and other head injuries, the brain can be deceptive. The condition quickly grew more serious, and paramedics were called.

But, Pinsky got there first to find Allan in a coma -- no longer breathing.

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Dr. Drew sends addicted viewers to Sex Rehab on VH1

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 14th 2009 9:04PM
Dr. Drew with take on sexual addition in VH1's Sex Rehab.Dr. Drew is taking on a sexier addiction, literally.

His new VH1 show, the unfortunately titled Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew (Is the title theme Motley Crue's' "Dr. Feel Good?") will take on celebrity sex addiction.

Addiction to alcohol and drugs, or eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, are already familiar topics on reality TV. But the VH1 release announcing the new show reports that sex addiction is equally common -- yet harder to identify and more difficult for some to accept.

Think about it. How many comedians would make some crack along the lines of, "Where do I sign up? For the disease, not the cure."

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Nov 27th 2007 6:23PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily, it's a bad day for headlines. For example:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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