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1. Laura Kennedy, 34
Executive VP, corporate development, Lionsgate
Kennedy was a key player in Lionsgate’s evolution into a powerhouse global entertainment company, with roles in acquisitions of Summit Entertainment and Tvgn, while maintaining the company’s investment in syndicator Debmar-Mercury. “It’s important to always keep an open mind and be respectful,” she says. “A leader brings out the best in everyone they’re working with.”
2. Tom Huffman, 30
Senior VP and head of alternative, Tribune Studios, Wgn America
Huffman has quickly risen to the executive tiers in the unscripted community. Before his Wgn hire, he served as development and production VP at VH1, overseeing 11 series including “Couples Therapy,” “Rehab With Dr. Drew,” and “Hollywood Exes.”
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3. Lauren Moffat, 29
VP, comedy development, Sony Pictures TV
Moffat helped shepherd the studio into one of its best pilot-to-series conversion years in more than a decade. »
- Variety Staff
Lauren Conrad will always be known as the "girl who didn't go to Paris" because she decided to stay in California with then-boyfriend Jason Wahler. But their summer ended in unexplained heartbreak. What The Hills didn't show was Wahler's intense struggle with alcohol addiction, which contributed to their failed relationship. Wahler returned to the show in 2007, claiming to be cleaning up his act, but it wasn't until his 2010 stint on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew that the reality bad boy finally made a commitment to [...] »
From 2006 to 2007 fans watched with apt interest as Jason Wahler destroyed his relationship with Lauren Conrad (twice) on national television. The complicated pair dealt with the bad boy's cheating and substance abuse on both Laguna Beach and The Hills. But this weekend marked a milestone for each of the former reality stars. Conrad, 27, got engaged to boyfriend William Tell, and Wahler, 26, walked down the aisle with now-wife Ashley Slack. Leaving his days of partying behind, the Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew alum looked [...] »
Wgn America is signaling an expansion into unscripted programming with the hire of Tom Huffman as Svp Unscripted Programming. Based in Los Angeles, he will oversee unscripted series development for both Wgn America and Tribune Studios, reporting to Matt Cherniss, President/Gm of Wgn America and Tribune Studios. “As Tribune continues its expansion into original programming, Tom brings a fantastic set of experience and point-of-view as both a producer and an executive, all of which will be essential as we create more unscripted programming for Tribune’s local stations and Wgn America,” said Cherniss. In the network’s first major programming move, it greenlighted drama Salem straight-to-series. Huffman was most recently VP of Development and Production at Vh1 where he oversaw 11 series, including Rehab With Dr. Drew and Hollywood Exes. Prior to that, Huffman was VP of Development at Shed Media Us where he co-created the Vh1 franchise Basketball Wives. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
E!‘s new programming chief Jeff Olde has added another member to its senior executive team. Noah Pollack has been named Svp, Programming & Development. Working alongside Damla Dogan and reporting to Olde, Pollack will oversee unscripted series development and original programming. Pollack, who comes from Lifetime where he served as VP, Reality Programming, starts in the fall. “Noah’s instinctive ability to tap into the cultural zeitgeist and create shows that harness that spirit is perfectly suited to our pop culture brand,” Olde said. Pollack’s appointment follows last week’s promotions as Olde continues to build up his programming team. At Lifetime, Pollack oversaw the development and production of Pretty Wicked Moms, The Week The Women Went and The Houstons: On Our Own. He previously was VP, Series Development & Original Programming, at VH1 where he launched Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, Basketball Wives and Tough Love, and he also served as manager, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
In the early '80s, Sean Young's big-screen career rise was meteoric, jumping from a bit role opposite Bill Murray in the army comedy Stripes to starring with Harrison Ford in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner -- and then raising pulses with a steamy back-seat sex scene with Kevin Costner in a limo in No Way Out. But after a career lull in the '90s and various off-screen antics that turned her into a tabloid target, Young is back on the big screen and ready to show that she's here to stay in the haunting backwoods supernatural drama Jug Face.
Exclusive Trailer: Scary Thrills in 'Jug Face'
The story of a pregnant teen (Lauren Ashley Carter) looking to escape her small town because she fears she'll be sacrificed to a mysterious pit that kills in exchange for keeping the community safe, Jug Face casts Young as Loriss, the girl's »
Former "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" star Jason Wahler earned a reputation as a hard-partying rich kid who broke Lauren Conrad's heart, but his life was far more out of control than anyone realized at the time.
After multiple arrests and stays in rehab, including a season on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," Wahler is a recovering alcoholic, and revealed to InTouch that he's had some very dark days.
"I tried taking my life multiple times. About four years ago, I took more than 10 Antabuse [medication that can reduce the desire to drink] and was rushed to the hospital. It should’ve killed me," the 26-year-old told the magazine.
Wahler says he's been sober for three years, and claims he feels as though he found fame through his MTV reality shows just so he could share his story of how "deadly addiction can be."
And while Conrad, Wahler's ex-girlfriend and co-star, went on to find success beyond the show, »
- Stephanie Marcus
Dr. Drew Pinsky is pulling the plug on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" -- in part because he's sick of being criticized over the fact that the patients on the show keep dying. In a recent interview with radio program Zach Sang & the Gang, Pinsky called the criticism directed at him "ridiculous." "I don't have plans to do ['Celebrity Rehab'] again, " Pinsky said. "I'm tired of taking all the heat. It's just ridiculous." Also read: Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehabbers -- How Clean Are They Now? A number of celebrities who've sought treatment »
- Tim Kenneally
Shain Gandee’s death was extremely sad for fans of ‘Buckwild,’ but he’s not the first reality TV star to have a shocking death. Browse through our gallery to see all the reality star deaths we’ve endured over the last few years.
Sadly, there are many people we’ve gotten to know through our favorite reality TV shows that met tragedy. From Shain Gandee to Mindy McCready, we’ve been forced to say goodbye to some of our favorite reality TV stars.
Buckwild star Shain is the most recent reality star to meet a tragic end. Shain appeared on the first season of MTV’s Buckwild, a reality show that follows young people in West Virginia participating in wild, reckless activities. On April 1, Shain, who was known for doing the craziest things on the show, was found dead in what »
- Christopher Rogers
Related: Jeff Olde Named E! Head Of Programming Exclusive: I have learned that VH1‘s head of programming Jeff Olde is leaving the Viacom network after a seven-year tenure. I hear the parting of the ways is amicable and Olde will stay on until the end of his current contract at the beginning of the summer. Search for Olde’s replacement is expected to begin shortly. Olde has served as Evp Original Programming & Production since 2008, shepherding such series as the hit unscripted franchise Mob Wives and the network’s first hourlong scripted series Single Ladies. Before that, Olde was Svp Production & Programming, fostering VH1′s relationship with the 51 Minds production team that yielded such hits as Rock Of Love, I Love New York and Flavor of Love. He also oversaw the development and production of Breaking Bonaduce, Scott Baio Is 45…And Single and Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. Prior to »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
No surprise here — Brandi didn’t exactly hold back on her feelings about Adrienne’s relationship with 32-year-old beau Sean Stewart. Keep reading to see what the ‘Rhobh’ star said about her castmate!
Brandi Glanville confided in HollywoodLife.com exclusively that she still can’t stand to think of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star Adrienne Maloof, even though Paul Nassif is out of the picture.
When we asked her what she thought about Adrienne, 51, dating someone 19 years younger than her, she admitted that the idea haunts her.
“I try not to get that visual in my head,” she said.
Adrienne started dating Sean Stewart just two months after her divorce. He is the son of iconic musician Rod Stewart and has been on a few reality shows himself, including Sons of Hollywood and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
After the news broke late Sunday that troubled country singer Mindy McCready had taken her own life, Dr. Drew Pinsky went on television to emphasize that the singer had a long history of substance abuse and mental health issues. Yes, he said, McCready had been on a patient on his show Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, but as he added later in a statement, "Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment." Story: Mindy McCready's Death, the 'Celebrity Rehab' Curse and an Attempt to Make Sense of Tragedy That mea culpa has left some unconvinced of Pinsky's
- Jordan Zakarin
The entire premise of "Celebrity Rehab" is under fire with the recent suicide of country artist Mindy McCready, the fifth cast member death of Dr. Pinsky.s questionable treatment reality series on TV which many professionals deem damaging and more for entertainment purposes than actual treatment. Mindy McCready, 37, is the fifth person who has appeared on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" to die in the past two years. The former country star apparently took her own life and killed her dog too on Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She left behind two young sons. McCready had attempted suicide »
- April MacIntyre
The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from Season 3. The previous deaths stirred up rumors of a curse and a debate about the show's helpfulness. McCready's apparent suicide upped the pitch of the reaction, however.
Marx backed off later Monday, saying the crack went too far. But he restated his thoughts in a way that summed up much of the reaction in the first 24 hours since the 37-year-old McCready's death Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs, Ark.
"It is, however, my opinion that what Dr. D does is exploitation and his »
On Sunday night, when news hit of Mindy McCready's apparent suicide, Lisa D'Amato got a phone call from actress Mackenzie Phillips, a cast mate on season 3 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. "We were just trying to put it all together, figure out what happened," D'Amato tells People. "Mackenzie doesn't know either. The one thing about Mindy is that she was very much seeming to be fine and perfect on the surface, but she was battling a lot." McCready, 37, became the third person from their season to die, joining musician Mike Starr and reality star Joey Kovar. "I'm just numb, »
- Mike Fleeman
When she committed suicide on Sunday, after shooting her family dog, Mindy McCready became the fifth "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" star/patient to die since leaving the show. Dr. Drew Pinsky, the executive producer and lead specialist on the show, released the following statement after her death.
I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy's family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many. Although I have not treated her for few years, I had reached out to her recently upon hearing about the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger children. She was devastated. Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.
Mental health issues can be life threatening »
The death of country singer Mindy McCready once again casts VH1′s former reality series Celebrity Rehab in a tragic light.
The 37-year-old McCready died Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the recent death of her boyfriend David Wilson under similar circumstances. This marks the fifth participant on the show to die in the past two years.
Celebrity Rehab host Dr. Drew Pinsky issued this statement: “I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy’s family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many. Although I have not »
- James Hibberd
Mindy McCready's tragic suicide on Sunday makes the country singer the fifth person who has starred in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to die in the past two years. "I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy's family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many," Dr. Drew Pinsky told People in a statement. "Although I have not treated her for a few years, I had reached out to her recently upon hearing about the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger children. She was devastated. »
- Maggie Coughlan and Steve Helling
Heber Springs, Ark. — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37.
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that McCready was found dead at a residence in Heber Springs from what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot to the head. An autopsy is pending.
It wasn't the first suicide attempt for the troubled singer, whose list of problems only continued to grow in 2013.
McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were put in foster care at the time, but it's not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of McCready's suicide.
McCready's longtime boyfriend David Wilson, the father of her younger son, »
How tragic. Country music star Mindy McCready was found dead on Feb. 17 of an apparent suicide. Sources close to the singer tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Mindy shot herself in the face.
Mindy McCready’s troubled life came to an end on Feb. 17, a little over a month since the father of her youngest child, David Wilson, was found dead in his home on Jan. 13 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sources tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Mindy shot herself in the face after shooting her dog in the very same spot that David took his life one month prior.
Mindy was obviously going through a very hard time lately, following David’s death.
“I’ve never gone through anything this painful,” Mindy said on NBC’s Dateline on Tuesday, Jan. 29. “He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul.”
Despite any suspicion, Mindy denied any involvement in David’s death. »
- Christopher Rogers
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