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Dr. Drew Pinsky on Coronavirus: 'I Got It Wrong'

Apology comes after a video mashup of his comments appears on Twitter

(Newser) - Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a "press-induced panic." In a video posted over the weekend, Pinsky—aka Dr. Drew—said, "I wish I had gotten it right,...

First Nancy Grace, Now Dr. Drew's Show Canceled

HLN doesn't give an official reason for the move

(Newser) - Dr. Drew Pinsky's run at HLN has come to a close. The network says in a statement that CNN and Pinsky "have mutually agreed" that after six years, Dr. Drew On Call will air its final episode Sept. 22. No reason was given for the move, but when...

Glaxo Paid Dr. Drew to Talk Up Drug for Depression

He got $200K over 2 months in 1999

(Newser) - GlaxoSmithKline this week agreed to pay $3 billion to settle a fraud case alleging that it took too many liberties in how it promoted its drugs, and Forbes notes a high-profile name mentioned in court documents: Dr. Drew Pinsky. Prosecutors said Glaxo paid Dr. Drew $275,000 over two months...

Alec Baldwin and 7 Other Stalked Celebs

Genevieve Sabourin arrested at actor's home

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin met Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin back in 2002 while filming The Adventures of Pluto Nash, on which she was working as a publicist, and apparently he made such an impression on her that she's been stalking him ever since. Sabourin, 40, was arrested yesterday at Baldwin's...

It's Time for 'Celebrity Rehab' to Go Away: Dr. Drew Pinsky 'Is Not Helping Anyone'
 It's Time for 
 Celeb Rehab 
 to Go Away 

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Drew Is Clueless About Sex Addiction

And he's a narcissist to boot, says participant on 'Sex Rehab'

(Newser) - The current season of VH1's Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew wraps up this weekend, and at least one participant is glad to be rid of his association with the good doctor. "It was immediately apparent that while Drew may be an astounding drug and alcohol specialist, he knows very...

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...

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...

Back to Rehab for Ex-GN'R Drummer
Back to Rehab for 
Ex-GN'R Drummer 

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...

Officials Probe 3 Deaths, Rape at Dr. Drew's Hospital

Doc to the star directs substance facility

(Newser) - California officials are investigating three deaths and a rape at a Pasadena hospital that's home to a rehab facility run by physician-to-the-stars "Dr. Drew" Pinsky. The deaths occurred at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital, where Pinsky is co-director of the chemical dependency program. Two of the patients died of drug...

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