After six seasons, Celebrity Rehab will be going on indefinite hiatus, according to RadarOnline.
Current cast members of the include Michael Lohan, Amy Fisher, and Bai Ling.
A source connected to the show says: “The decision was made to put the show on hiatus because Dr. Drew Pinsky is just too busy to continue to do the show.
“Dr. Drew can be seen nightly on HLN’s Dr. Drew Show, and this fall, he has another television project he is going to be involved with, Life Changers, which is a Telepictures show.
“The amount of time Dr. Drew has to commit to treating celebrities on the show is a tremendous amount of time.”
Dr. Drew would “absolutely love to revisit doing the show again in the future when he has the time. Dr. Drew really enjoyed doing the show, even though it could be very emotionally grueling at times.”
Posted Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 9:09am
Filed under Dr. Drew
Michael Lohan wants to reunite with his ex-wife and mother of his four children, Dina Lohan. It’s been a bitter war between the two since their divorce in 2007. But now that Michael is undergoing treatment for “anger issues” on ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’, he realizes that he wants to be a family man again.
A production source tells RadarOnline.com: “Michael has been revealing that he wants to get back together with Dina. It’s a shocking revelation, to say the least. Michael feels that Lindsay‘s troubles are because of his divorce with Dina. Michael wants his family back.
“Michael is realistic that too much may have happened and that it will probably never transpire, but he says he loves Dina, even after all of the bad blood that’s been split.”
Meanwhile, as RadarOnline.com previously reported Dina claims that Lindsay is no longer talking to her father – but – not so, according to Michael.
“Michael says that is absolutely not true,” the Celebrity Rehab source tells RadarOnline.com. “He boasts that he talks to Lindsay at least once a day, but it’s never while the cameras are rolling. The problem with Michael is that things are seemingly different in reality than how he describes them, or recalls them.
“Dr. Drew isn’t certain about how honest Michael is being with him and in the group setting.”
However, another source also insists that Michael has been talking to Lindsay “frequently” during his time filming the show.
And with Celebrity Rehab ‘Graduation Day’ set for this Sunday Michael is praying for a Lohan family reunion to mark the event, according to our source.
“Michael would love it if Dina, Lindsay, Michael Jr., Cody and Ali all came. He is doubtful that will happen though because they refused to participate in ‘Family Day,’ which was last weekend.”
Two people that were there to celebrate ‘Family Day’ with Michael though were his mother Marilyn and his ex-girlfriend Kate Major.
And, one thing’s for sure, however the Graduation eventually pans out it’s bound to make great TV viewing – in fact: “This season of Celebrity Rehab is going to be the most shocking yet,” the source promises.
Source Image via Fame
Posted Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 10:10am
Filed under Dina Lohan
, Dr. Drew
, Lindsay Lohan
, Michal Lohan
It was recently revealed that Dr. Drew said some pretty disturbing things about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He even predicted the failure of their relationship and called Angelina a heroin addict. Now, he’s backtracking on those comments and is apologizing.
In a new interview, he said, “These comments were taken completely out of context, they were never meant to be printed. I do not know Brad or Angelina, I certainly don’t want to be saying things that could be perceived as hurtful for them, or harmful in any way. I’m deeply concerned and apologetic and apologize for these comments that were taken out of context.”
Radar Online reports:
However, speaking exclusively to RadarOnline.com, Dr. Drew said he talking in a hypothetical exercise in which he used Pitt and Jolie merely as examples.
“Categorically these comments were not supposed to be in the public discourse,” he said.
“I don’t know these people, I don’t know the facts. Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse… I could not be more upset and disturbed that these things were printed as though I was making some sort of categorical analysis of people I really don’t know.”
Dr. Drew, the long-time host of radio’s Loveline and of the VH1 shows Sex Rehab and Sober House, also had a direct message for the high-profile pair.
“I wish them the best, I hope they do well, enjoy the holidays with their kids and have a nice time. I wish them no ill, believe me… I’m sorry these comments were taken out of context and made public,” he added.
Source, Fame Pictures
Posted Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 10:10am
Filed under Angelina Jolie
, Brad Pitt
, Dr. Drew
VH1’s go-to guy for treating stars under the influence, Dr. Drew Pinsky, doesn’t understand his critics. He believes he’s healing celebrities while entertaining the masses, but many critics claim Dr. Drew’s just taking advantage of the D-listers he features on his rehab-related shows.
“I’m a little confused by that,” the addiction medicine specialist told PopEater. “On the one hand, these are people that are not particularly motivated to seek treatment, yet they desperately need it. They come to us because they’re motivated to be on TV and make money and because of that skewed motivation we’re able to keep them in treatment. The extraordinary thing we’ve discovered is that they don’t leave treatment. They want to be on TV and make money and I can work very intensely with them. They don’t leave. In usual treatment, when you get going intensely, they leave and say, ‘Screw this, I’m going to do drugs.’ These guys stay and they end up eventually getting with the program. I think you’ll find almost every person who’s done it feels it was a life-changing experience and wanted to be an inspiration to other people.”
According to Dr. Drew, that life-changing perspective proves there’s merit instead of a mercenary nature in what he’s doing.
“So if it’s a mercenary or exploitative experience, you would think we would be taking something from them for ourselves,” the “Celebrity Rehab” host said. “They’re getting paid, often considerably more than I am, they’re getting great treatment and a great outcome and they feel good about it. So how is that exploitative? Are we playing on their fame-seeking? Sure, but in terms of getting on the other side, you’ll see less of them on TMZ.”
I tend to be a Dr. Drew critic. I don’t think reality TV is the right way to heal anyone. Does that actually worked? Has he really helped anyone stay sober – long term – on Celebrity Rehab? Who’s with me?
Here’s a sneak peek at Wednesday’s episode of Celebrity Rehab:
Posted Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 10:10am
Filed under Dr. Drew