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Steven Adler Learns About Mike Starr's Death on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 15th 2011 9:45AM
'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'Steven Adler and the other patients on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1) got a sobering reminder about how dangerous addiction can be. It was an especially difficult moment for Adler, though, because of the close personal relationship he had with former 'Celebrity Rehab' patient Mike Starr.

Dr. Drew and the staff learned that Starr had died of a drug overdose shortly after getting prescription pain medication. Shelly Sprague broke the news to Adler, who immediately knew what had taken his friend's life.

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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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Mike Starr, Ace Frehley Perform on 'Sober House' Finale (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 30th 2010 8:18AM
Mike Starr Performs on 'Sober House'On the season finale of 'Sober House' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1), the time had come for Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr to perform -- but clean and dry this time around. Starr and the rest of the cast attended a benefit concert, and he got to play alongside his idol, KISS's Ace Frehley, himself a recovering addict.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Tom Sizemore Gets Into a Rage on 'Sober House' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 2nd 2010 4:00AM
Tom Sizemore Fights on 'Sober House'Temper, temper! A Tom Sizemore rage is nothing new. But with Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr? What did he do? On last night's 'Sober House' (Thu., 10PM ET on VH1), the volatile actor went ballistic at the dinner table, seemingly over a comment about 'House' mate Heidi Fleiss.

"I'm gonna beat your [bleep] ass, man. Heidi Fleiss, you think you know her?" says Tom to Mike. As he gets louder, the "bleeps" come fast and furious. "Think you're the only dope fiend on earth? I'm tired of you. I'm fighting for my [bleep] life."

"I love you, Tom," Mike says at one point. It doesn't help. Meanwhile, everyone sitting at the dinner table quietly observes the proceedings. Dennis Rodman doesn't even put down his cigar. Classic.

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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Yes! Ed is (probably) coming to DVD!

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 26th 2007 12:11PM

Ed castWe've speculated about this many times here at TV Squad, but now we have word from Ed himself, Tom Cavanagh, that season one of the show is coming to DVD.

In an interview with Collider.com, Cavanagh says:

"Yeah, I guess they're talking about it. Last I heard was they were close on season one. The stumbling block as it's like a lot of the time is the music rights. They were fortunate enough because of the clout they had as Letterman's producers to get a lot of great music as one-offs. Of course, when you put those on a DVD that becomes a whole different thing."

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