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Hollywood Mourns Williams

63-year-old actor died yesterday morning of an apparent suicide

(Newser) - Hollywood was quick to react to the news of Robin Williams' death , with Danny DeVito tweeting only the word "heartbroken," and John Krasinski calling Williams "the kindest hearted man," according to the Hollywood Reporter . Pink, who says she only met him once, described it as "... More »

Mindy McCready Killed Self in Spot 'Soul Mate' Died

Country world mourns star after apparent suicide

(Newser) - Mindy McCready died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot on the same porch where her boyfriend died, and sources tell TMZ she shot the family dog before taking her own life. The troubled country singer, who was found dead at her Arkansas home yesterday, recently told an interviewer that the dog... More »

Real World Star Joey Kovar Dead at 29

Prescription drug overdose suspected

(Newser) - Reality TV star Joey Kovar was found dead today at 29, the suspected cause a prescription drug overdose, reports E! Online . Kovar was a cast member on Real World: Hollywood in 2008, though he had to leave halfway through to go to rehab for drugs and alcohol, notes TMZ . The... More »

Rodney King Booked for DUI

Calif. police spot motorist committing 'multiple infractions'

(Newser) - Rodney King was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence yesterday after officers observed him committing "multiple infractions," TMZ reports. The 46-year-old King—whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots—has had multiple run-ins with the law in the years since... More »

Super-Classy Celeb Rehab Cast Revealed

Michael Lohan and Amy Fisher? Who could ask for more?

(Newser) - The new Celebrity Rehab cast has been announced, and boy is it a classy crew. First and foremost, Dad of the Decade Michael Lohan will be in tow, PopEater reports. No word on what he’s addicted to, other than tabloid appearances. Joining him: Amy Fisher, known best for shooting... More »

Grease Star in Coma After OD

Jeff Conaway in critical condition

(Newser) - Former Celebrity Rehab patient Jeff Conaway is in critical condition in a California hospital after an apparent drug overdose. The 60-year-old actor, who starred as bad-boy Kenickie in Grease and as wisecracking Bobby Wheeler in the sitcom Taxi, "is in a coma and unresponsive at this time," his... More »

It's Time for Celeb Rehab to Go Away

Dr. Drew Pinsky 'is not helping anyone'

(Newser) - With the death of Mike Starr, a former Celebrity Rehab participant, the time has come to talk about why the show needs to be shut down. No, not because of Starr’s death—“If every recovery center had to close down after a former patient relapsed and died, we'd... More »

Michaele Salahi Axed After 'Crashing' Celeb Rehab

She's not an addict, say program producers

(Newser) - Sorry, Michaele, your stunts won't wash with Dr. Drew. Notorious White House gate crasher Michaele Salahi has been bounced from a stint on Celebrity Rehab for not having an addiction. Salahi announced early this week she would join the next reality crew as she struggles to deal with the fallout... More »

Rachel Uchitel Hits Celeb Rehab

She's apparently addicted to pills

(Newser) - Thanks to Rachel Uchitel, Celebrity Rehab is saved. Dr. Drew was having a hard time finding big enough celebrities for the fourth season of his VH1 show, PopEater reports —what, Jeremy London isn’t a household name?—but now he’s snagged none other than Tiger Woods Mistress No.... More »

Jeremy London Joins Celeb Rehab

If nothing else, at least he'll get to meet Tila Tequila

(Newser) - Perhaps Jeremy London faked his crazy kidnapping ordeal , all in a ploy…to land a spot on Celebrity Rehab? Well, even if that wasn’t his plan, that is in fact where he’s headed. The 37-year-old has a history of drug problems, but claimed to be sober this March... More »

Celebrity Rehab Woos Jennifer Capriati

Star-strapped reality show courting tennis pro after OD

(Newser) - Jennifer Capriati's overdose may have been accidental, but it might be a blessing in disguise for Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, reports TMZ. The star-strapped reality show is wooing the tennis great, and is willing to pay a hefty sum for her to play, reports the gossip site, having only... More »

10 Stars Who Need Celeb Rehab

Who says 'reality TV' isn't a serious addiction?

(Newser) - Bad news for bad TV addicts: Celebrity Rehab 4 is on hold until VH1 finds a big-name patient. Well, if the show agrees not to be picky about what exactly they're addicted to, Amelia McDonell-Parry of The Frisky has a few ideas:
  • Spencer Pratt: "Spencer has been a certified
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Jersey Shore Creator: It's a 'Herpes Nest'

Producers give out Valtrex 'like M&Ms'

(Newser) - The creator of the Jersey Shore says she's constantly worried about STDs, “because I have everybody hooking up.” In a recent reality TV roundtable conducted by the Hollywood Reporter , Dr. Drew Pinsky of Celebrity Rehab fame complained that the network made him give all his patients the herpes... More »

Winehouse Talks Blake Into Taking Her Back

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse has convinced rehabbing hubby Blake Fielder-Civil to rekindle their relationship, the News of the World reports. "I love her as much as ever. I know she still loves me," says Blake, who agreed to a dinner date when he gets out of rehab. "Maybe... More »

Pornhab Star to Dr Drew: Sorry!

Porn star didn't mean to offend ex-doc with mocking porno

(Newser) - Dr Drew got skewered in Celebrity Pornhab with Dr Screw, starring his old Celebrity Rehab patient Mary Carey. But he’s not mad—just disappointed. Carey tells TMZ she “loves Dr Drew and wasn’t trying to make fun of him or mock him.” The film sparked a... More »

Celebrity Pornhab Mocks Dr Drew

Adult film marks Mary Carey's return to porn

(Newser) - Porn star Mary Carey must not have left Celebrity Rehab with a good impression of Dr Drew Pinsky. She’s lashing out at him with a porno mock-up of his show—Celebrity Pornhab with Dr Screw. TMZ’s behind-the-scenes footage (view at the link below) features Carey admitting she likes... More »

Abdul Reveals Painkiller Addiction

American Idol judge turned to meds after dancing injuries

(Newser) - Paula Abdul tells the Ladies' Home Journal she was addicted to heavy-duty painkillers for 12 years until she kicked the habit last November. Abdul insists, however, that she never shot an American Idol episode while under the influence. The 46-year-old turned to prescription meds—which made her act "weird"... More »

Kelly Osbourne Checks into Rehab

Sharon says she and Ozzie are 'proud'

(Newser) -  Kelly Osbourne has checked into rehab, People reports. The 24-year-old signed up for a 30-day stay in an unnamed LA center, her family confirms. “Yeah, Kelly’s in rehab,” said mom Sharon. “What else can we say? She knew it was the right thing to do... More »

Back to Rehab for Ex-GN'R Drummer

(Newser) - Fresh from his appearance on Celebrity Rehab, ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is going back to rehab, E! reports. Adler pleaded no contest to drug charges stemming from a July arrest, and was ordered to enter a state rehab program. The rocker, who checked out of his higher-profile treatment... More »

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