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Former DWTS Contestant Andy Dick Escorted from Ballroom During Finale

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Former DWTS Contestant Andy Dick Escorted from Ballroom During Finale
Long before one of the three finalists was eliminated during Tuesday night's finale of Dancing with the Stars, another celebrity found himself getting the boot from the ballroom. Season 16 competitor Andy Dick, 48, arrived at the finale with a guest and seemed to be acting erratically, reeking of smoke and exhibiting eyebrow-raising behavior. He was running in and out of the ballroom every five minutes, saying, "I have to pee!" Within the hour, he had lunged at a production staffer's breast. One observer tells People that four security guards stepped in quickly and they "told him he had to go, and he said,
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Andy Dick Escorted from the DWTS Ballroom During Finale

Andy Dick Escorted from the DWTS Ballroom During Finale
Long before one of the three finalists was eliminated during Tuesday night's finale of Dancing with the Stars, another celebrity found himself getting the boot from the ballroom.

Season 16 competitor Andy Dick, 48, arrived at the finale with a guest and seemed to be acting erratically, reeking of smoke and exhibiting eyebrow-raising behavior. He was running in and out of the ballroom every five minutes, saying, "I have to pee!" Within the hour, he had lunged at a production staffer's breast.

One observer tells People that four security guards stepped in quickly and they "told him he had to go, and he said,
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Former DWTS Contestant Andy Dick Escorted from Ballroom During Finale

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Former DWTS Contestant Andy Dick Escorted from Ballroom During Finale
Long before one of the three finalists was eliminated during Tuesday night's finale of Dancing with the Stars, another celebrity found himself getting the boot from the ballroom. Season 16 competitor Andy Dick, 48, arrived at the finale with a guest and seemed to be acting erratically, reeking of smoke and exhibiting eyebrow-raising behavior. He was running in and out of the ballroom every five minutes, saying, "I have to pee!" Within the hour, he had lunged at a production staffer's breast. One observer tells People that four security guards stepped in quickly and they "told him he had to go, and he said,
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Courtney Stodden's New Man? See Who She Had Dinner with Last Night!

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Courtney Stodden definitely wanted to be seen out with this guy.The reality TV star was photographed going to Dan Tana's, a popular celeb and paparazzi hot spot, in Los Angeles on Monday night -- and she was joined by Hollywood producer/talent manager David Weintraub.Weintraub, 35, has worked on shows like "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Sober House" and "Sex Rehab" -- as well as managed people like Scott Disick, Levi Johnston, Shanna Moakler, Kimberly Stewart and Danielle Staub. He also appears on "Hollywood Hillbillies."It's pretty clear that she'd fit in perfectly with his client list, so was this just a business dinner or something else?Stodden, 19, certainly went all out for the meeting, dressing in a very revealing black outfit that put her surgically enhanced DDs on full display.Of course, the newly brunette star probably had an idea that photographers would be there -- as
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Mindy McCready & The 'Celebrity Rehab' Curse

Mindy McCready & The 'Celebrity Rehab' Curse
Nashville, Tenn. — The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death.

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.

Singer Richard Marx on Twitter compared Pinsky to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the so-called suicide doctor: "Same results."

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
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Watch Andy Dick's Live Intervention

Watch Andy Dick's Live Intervention
Troubled comedian Andy Dick's Internet television show Andy Dick Live! turned into a real-life episode of A&E's TV's Intervention recently, when his friends and boss staged an on-air intervention, prompting his return to rehab.

In this video posted by Celebuzz, his boss Alki David (the CEO of FilmOn, the web-based network which airs Andy's program) candidly tells him, "Everybody knows you've been going through your trials and tribulations," before introducing Jim Antonowitsch, the founder of Oasis Treatment Center in Anaheim, California.

Related: Andy Dick Slides on Felony, Faces Assault & Drug Charges

"I told you the other day, if this continues, we can't carry on," David tells Andy bluntly, referring to the comedian's well-documented struggles with alcohol and drugs. "And if you decide to leave and not do that, I'm afraid that we can't carry on here together."

Andy does decide to go to rehab, and is visibly emotional hugging the cast and crew.

"I don't want
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Rodney King Dies at 47

Rodney King Dies at 47
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by four Lapd officers sparked the events that led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has died at 47, police said. King, who recently appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House" as he battled a crippling addiction to alcohol, was found at the bottom of his pool by his fiancee at his home in Rialto, Calif. She called police at about 5:25 a.m. Sunday. Officers attempted CPR at the home and King was transferred to Arrowhead Medical Center in Colton, where he was declared dead. Rialto police
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Shifty Shellshock In A Coma

Former 'Celebrity Rehab' star and Crazy Town singer in ICU.

By Gil Kaufman

Shifty Shellshock

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VH1 "Celebrity Rehab" star and former Crazy Town singer Shifty Shellshock is reportedly in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital after his admission last week to the intensive care unit.

TMZ reported that Shellshock (born Seth Binzer), 37, entered the ICU last Thursday and is currently in an unresponsive state. At press time there was no information on what sent him to the hospital, but unnamed sources close to the singer speculated that it was drug-related.

The troubled singer was slated to appear in court his week for a pre-trial hearing stemming from a cocaine-related arrest in February. Last March he was arrested after police responded to a domestic violence call and officers realized he had outstanding warrants for an unrelated case.

Shellshock co-founded the rap-pop group Crazy Town in 1999 with pal Bret Mazur.
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'Celebrity Rehab' Star Shifty Shellshock -- Arrested for Rock Cocaine

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Former "Celebrity Rehab" star Shifty Shellshock was arrested for possession of rock cocaine last night ... after getting into an argument with his Gf at a Ross Dress for Less ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ ... the former Crazy Town singer and his Gf were arguing inside of the Ross on Sunset Blvd. in L.A. last night ... when things allegedly turned physical. We're told a Ross employee believes he saw Shifty grab the woman by
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VH1 Letting Celebrity Rehab Dry Out in 2012

VH1 Letting Celebrity Rehab Dry Out in 2012
Hope you weren't jonesing for a Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew fix this year. VH1 has no plans for a new season of the show, or its 2-year-old spinoff Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, in 2012, the network has confirmed. Which makes sense, considering that the audience for the fifth-season finale in September dwindled to a mere 510,000 viewers, or half the audience that tuned in for the season-four finale. But though Drew Pinsky is down, he's not out. A rep for VH1 says that the two Celebrity Rehab series have not been canceled, just put on hold due to scheduling issues while Pinsky focuses on his CW show, Lifechangers. But some breathing room can't hurt...
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VH1 comes to its senses and benches Celebrity Rehab

Did you start the morning feeling slightly more hopeful for humanity? I did, but only because I read the news that VH1 has taken Celebrity Rehab off its schedule for the foreseeable future. If you've never seen Celebrity Rehab, know that it is perhaps the lowest of the reality TV low. Lower than Temptation Island. Lower than The Swan. Lower than Animal Hoarders, though probably just barely. If you think watching Jersey Shore is troubling because you're pretty sure the cast members need help, imagine what it's like to know they need help, and yet you're watching them get treated by the doctor from Loveline when they're not cracking wise with Heidi Fleiss and the drummer from Guns N' Roses. The show was a success for the station — it even had a spin-off, Sober House — and completed its fifth season this summer. Unfortunately, 2011 also [...]
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VH1's controversial 'Celebrity Rehab' benched (for now...)

VH1's controversial 'Celebrity Rehab' benched (for now...)
Dr. Drew’s VH1 drug rehab facility is closed — at least for now.

VH1 has no current plans for 2012 editions of its hit show Celebrity Rehab, or its spin-off Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, though both could return at some point.

Last year, the shows drew criticism following the death of two former cast members. Actor Jeff Conaway, who appeared in season 2 of the flagship program, died of complications from taking prescription medications. Season 3 participant, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, died after mixing Xanax and alcohol. The events prompted a surge of criticism about the show, where stars try
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Bret Michaels, Nikki Sixx and More React to Jani Lane's Death

As soon as news of Jani Lane's death broke out, fellow musicians and celebrities alike made use of Twitter to express their grief. Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chris Jericho were a few of them.

48-year-old Bret tweeted, "We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss. Respectfully, Bret and all at Megi." Meanwhile, 52-year-old Nikki posted, "I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. Rip." Sixx: Am lead singer James Michael also wrote, "R.I.P. Jani Lane."

Sharing similar sentiment was Chris. In his posting, the professional wrestler said, "Sad to hear about the passing of Jani Lane." He went on to remember the former lead singer of glam rock band Warrant by writing, "Jani was a good guy
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The 'Celebrity Rehab' season premiere reaffirms Dr. Drew's devotion to making you squirm

The 'Celebrity Rehab' season premiere reaffirms Dr. Drew's devotion to making you squirm
If there is one semi-intelligent thing about Celebrity Rehab, Dr. Drew Pinsky’s den-of-misery reality show that began its fifth season of self-righteous wallowing last night, it’s the perhaps-accidental thesis that hovers over every interaction on the show: That, when you put aside the alcohol and the cocaine and the prescription meds and every other drug under the southern California sun, the show’s participants are addicted most of all to fame.

On last night’s premiere, former Baywatch kid Jeremy Jackson explained how he started using a whole galaxy of steroids in order to get fit for a comeback.
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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Cast Revealed

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'Celebrity Rehab' Season 5 Cast Revealed
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When the new season of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' premieres on Sun., June 26 at 9Pm on VH1, expect to see lots of familiar reality TV faces.

Dr. Drew's new patients include tabloid mainstay Michael Lohan, Bai Ling and 'Baywatch' star Jeremy Jackson.

Besides the celebrity patients, Dr. Drew will be joined by returning counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Spraguem, along with depression and bipolar disorder expert Dr. John R. Sharp, M.D. and 'Sober House' house manager Jennifer Gimenez as resident technician.

Meet the rest of the cast below.

 

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Steven Tyler Slams 'Celebrity Rehab' Over Steven Adler Treatment

The former Guns N' Roses drummer, Steven Adler was kicked out of the band in 1989 amid rumors his drug use was hampering his performance, and he has long struggled with his addictions.

He was ordered into rehab in 2009 following a 2008 felony drug charge, and his battle to get clean was chronicled on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and its spin-off series Sober House.

But Steven Tyler has accused TV bosses of giving Adler cash to "act out his own messed-up state" while he was a patient at a California facility where the show was filmed.

In his new book, "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You", Tyler writes, "They wanted him to act out his own messed-up state when he entered rehab. It was ghoulish and unreal. They gave him 30 grand for the episode, he snorted it all, crashed his car, and he ended up in jail detox."

And
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Andy Dick Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Gets New Mugshot

The good news is this mugshot is a lot less frightening than the Joker-esque mugshot Andy Dick took in 2008. The bad news is that Andy Dick just took another mugshot. The former Sober House resident was picked up at a Temecula, CA restaurant last night for being the same (allegedly) drunken wreck that has been thrown out of everything from comedy clubs to coffee shops to the Avn Awards. The comedian claims to have entered rehab 11 times, according to a recent podcast interview with Marc Maron. Andy was let go after posting $500 bail, but has yet to give his two cents on the matter.
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Mike Starr's Death Should Be A Warning, Addiction Specialist Says

'As tragic as that is to watch, almost 20 million people are living in recovery,' Robert J. Lindsey says of ex-Alice in Chains bassist's death.

By Ryan J. Downey

Mike Starr in 1990

Photo: Marty Temme / Getty Images

The death of ex-Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr raised a number of questions for his fans, as the loss of anyone who publicly struggled with drugs or alcohol often does. Why wasn't his treatment, documented on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House," a success? Why can't someone like Starr just stop using drugs?

"[The addiction] literally hijacks the person's brain and takes over," Robert J. Lindsey, president and CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, told MTV News on Wednesday (March 9). "For somebody who has become physically and emotionally addicted, stopping and staying stopped is the hardest thing in the world to do.

"The first thing to understand about alcoholism
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Steven Adler Rejoins 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew'

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is heading back into reality TV rehab - he's signed up for another series of Dr. Drew's hit programme. The musician's battle with drugs reportedly led to him being booted out of the rock band in 1989. He faced his demons by signing up to appear on U.S. show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and its spin-off series "Sober House" in 2008/09 after he was ordered to get help by a judge.

And despite kicking his drug habit after stints on the shows, Adler has agreed to go back into rehab to ensure he keeps up his recovery. On his Twitter.com page, Adler writes, "As you all may already know, I'm back here at 'Celebrity Rehab' again. Working on making sure I stay on the right track! I'm working with Dr. Drew and Bob Forrest and it's going great so far!"

"Thanks again
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Mike Starr, 'Celebrity Rehab' alum, dead -- report

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Mike Starr, the former bassist for '90s-era grunge rockers "Alice in Chains" who was more recently seen on season three of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," is dead, according to TMZ.

Police reportedly found Starr's body in a Salt Lake City home after being called to the house Tuesday (March 7) afternoon.

Starr's struggle with addiction to a range of drugs -- heroin, methadone, crystal meth, cocaine and pot -- was chronicled on both "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House," where he shared space with fellow in-recovery addicts Heidi Fleiss, Tom Sizemore and Dennis Rodman.

One topic Starr returned to again and again in treatment as a continuing source of pain was the 2002 death of Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley. And although he had a difficult time staying clean, he appeared to ultimately prevail over his addictions, returning in a season 4 episode to talk about his triumph.

In February,
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