VH1 has now announced the all new cast of their second season of Sober House, set to premiere Thursday, March 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
The cast this season will combine patients from both “Celebrity Rehab 3″ as well as “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky.” They include Tom Sizemore, Heidi Fleiss, Dennis Rodman, Jennifer Ketcham, Seth “Shifty” Binzer, Kendra Jade Rossi, Mike Starr andKari Ann Peniche.
Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House will follow the above celebrities as they attempt to maintain sobriety and transition back into society free from addiction. Returning as the Sober House manager is Jennifer Gimenez from season 1.
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Addicts enter rehab as an emergency measure geared at saving their lives. But what happens after the twenty-one days of intensive, in-patient treatment are complete? “Sober House with Dr. Drew” chronicles the all-important transitional period beyond the safety of rehab when the real work begins and patients initiate their move back into society. World-renowned addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky facilitates the continued path to healing for several of his most challenging patients in eight new episodes of “Sober House with Dr. Drew.” The new season is set to premiere on Thursday, March 11 at 10pm*.
Dr. Drew and his staff will keep a watchful eye over all that goes on at the Sober House. Throughout the course of the experience, patients will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Drew in both one-on-one and group counseling sessions in an effort to understand and solidify their sobriety.
In the end, we will witness the real life struggles of these celebrity patients whose sobriety hangs by a thread as they experience the pressures of daily life outside of rehab. Dr. Drew and his team will strive to give the patients the tools they need to maintain sobriety when they leave the house and return to the public eye of their celebrity lives.
PHOTOS AND BRIEF BIOS OF EACH CAST MEMBER BELOW:
Kari Ann Peniche (Sex Rehab, Celebrity Rehab 3) Kari Ann held the Miss Oregon Teen USA and the Miss United States Teen USA titles. When nude photos of her appeared in Playboy, she was stripped of her United States title. Kari Ann became a patient on VH1’s Sex Rehab, but was removed from the show early because of her erratic behavior. After successfully completing Celebrity Rehab, Kari Ann now continues her journey at the Sober House.
Heidi Fleiss (Celebrity Rehab 3) - Former “Hollywood Madam,” in 1997, Heidi was convicted in connection with her prostitution ring with charges including procuring and tax evasion. Since getting out of prison Heidi has moved to Nevada where she lives in the desert with dozens of exotic birds. Dr. Drew treated Heidi for a severe addiction to methamphetamines in Celebrity Rehab 3, and now Heidi continues her journey toward sobriety in Sober House.
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The 30-year-old Philadelphia restaurant owner gave a new interview to PEOPLE magazine, during which she discussed her recent elimination and her upcoming wedding plans to Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick. One subject or name that kept coming up was however that of her cast-mate, James Clement. James who was a past fan favorite and is on the “good” Heroes team, seems to be losing some fans this season based on his recent behavior on the show, which included constantly yelling at his team-mates.
According to Stephenie, she believes both James and other fan favorite Rupert Boneham have developed big egos.
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Did you know your number was up?
I knew I was going. Our only hope was to switch Candice and Cirie to come with me, Colby, Tom, and we gave them a really good deal. We said, “Come with us and you won’t see your name come the merge. We’ll go to the final five and fight it out, whereas they go with the other people, they have ties on the other side, so they will use you to get to the merge but you can pretty much expect to be gone then.”
Did you know you would attract the ire of Rupert and James?
It was weird. It’s like, where did that come from? I didn’t know James at all. I didn’t even know his last name. I was just trying to get to know him and he just got in his little clique with Amanda and JT and Rupert, and Rupert didn’t like me. I didn’t even have a conversation with Rupert, hardly, but it was tough out there. Rupert and James are really high on themselves, so very flattered by themselves and very arrogant. If you threatened their popularity or strength, they kept away from you.
James seemed upset that the group agreed to listen to “one voice” in the challenge but you spoke.
That wasn’t what the fight was. It was “one voice” and the “one voice” was stumped! What happens when it’s one voice but that one voice can’t figure out the puzzle? We were all sitting there like, where is the direction coming from? So Candice, actually, took the lead, which you didn’t see, and it was never actually right or almost right. At the end of the challenge James is cursing and screaming at everyone and he looks at me and I was like, “Listen, I wasn’t the only one talking,” and he took that like I was saying, “It wasn’t me,” when I wasn’t saying that at all. He just lost it and started bringing up Palau. He may go further than me on the show but he went from the good guy to the biggest egomaniac, rudest bully anyone has ever seen.
Did it lift your spirits to have Tom defending you at Tribal Council?
That was amazing. Him and Colby to be such gentlemen and put their heads on the chopping block even more than they already were, it just shows the character and the type of people they are.
How are wedding plans going with your fiancé, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick?
I will be married this November in Napa Valley and we are trying to figure out the honeymoon and my dress, we have an awesome wedding planner out of San Francisco, and it’s a lot of fun. This is my second time so I want to do a smaller wedding but Kyle has so many friends and family and so do I so it’s just going to be one big amazing party! We’re really excited.
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The finale of Tough Love 2 aired two nights ago with most of the ladies walking away from the show with what seemed to be true love; we now have the updates of each lady and their relationship status.
Surprisingly, majority of the ladies are no longer with the men they gave their rings to at the ring ceremony, but the good news is most of them are in new relationships and maintain that their love lives have changed for the better. The only woman that is still with the man she chose is actually Angel, the former stripper and single mom. Angel and Liz are also now living together in California.
There seems to be a recurring theme amongst the ladies, which is the men from the show acted differently once the cameras were gone, and most of them were not genuinely interested in pursuing a relationship.
Status With Man From Show – No Longer Together, Relationship Status Now – Single
What Happened After Show – Jason and I saw each other a few times after boot camp, but it never got serious and I haven’t dated anyone else since the show!
Status With Man From Show – No Longer Together, Relationship Status Now – In A Relationship
What Happened After Show – “After bootcamp, David and I both decided to just be friends for now. We absolutely plan on keeping in touch and visiting each other. He will definitely be a part of my life for a very long time, but I’m not sure he was ‘the one.’”
VH1 is set to premier the 7th season of Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp” on Monday, February 8 at 9:00 PM.
The all new cast includes legendary R&B bad boy Bobby Brown, Jay McCarroll (winner of “Project Runway,” Season 1), KayCee Stroh (“High School Musical”), dancer and choreographer Kevin Federline, former “Baywatch” babe Nicole Eggert, Sebastian Bach (Former lead singer of Skid Row), actress Shar Jackson (“Moesha”), and infamous “Bad Girl” Tanisha Thomas (“Bad Girls Club”, Season 2).
This season, the cast will be broken into two teams, competing for $200,000 in cash and prizes and the individual celeb who drops the most weight will win $50,000 in prizes.
Returning this season is CFC veteran and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor Harvey Walden IV (RET). Also leading the cast through their journey is nutrition and diet expert, Dr. Ian Smith, who will change the way the celebs looks at food and their eating habits. New to this season is life coach Rhonda Britten. Rhonda will spend one on one time with the celebs and help mentor them through the journey of shedding excess weight.
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PASADENA, CA- January 15, 2010 As America embarks on a New Year full of resolutions to lose weight and make tough life changes, VH1 celebrates the new decade with a fresh season of “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp.” This season boasts a cast full of pop culture personalities ready to bare their bodies and souls as they dig in for the most grueling fitness program on television designed to help them drop not only their flab, but also their emotional baggage. At the end of eight weeks, they will be lean, mean Fit Club machines ready to face the world and show off their new hard bodies. “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp” premieres on VH1 Monday, February 8 at 9:00 PM*.
Eight weeks of mud, sweat and tears promise to deliver the most exciting and emotional season of Celebrity Fit Club yet. The challenges will be brutal, but in the end, the results will be amazing. Catch the 90-minute premiere of “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp” on VH1 Monday, February 8 at 9:00 PM*.
The finale of MTV’s fashion reality show – Styl’d aired last night with Brett Nelson being declared the winner. The Kansas city born native beat out runner up Gary Samuelian to take home the grand prize.
The finale episode began with the immediate firing of Janna, whom according to Jen Rade, just didn’t have what it takes to become a stylist. Next to go was Cody who’s weakness was not being able to style women as well as he did men’s styling.
The final 3 came down to Brett, Gary and Tara. The judges including Julie Weiss, Jen Rade and Eric Archibald ultimately decided that Tara was not right for the job due to her attitude problem. This left Brett and Gary to battle it out for the chance to sign a contract with the Margaret Maldonado Agency styling agency.
The judges felt Brett was the better man for the job and he was offered the MMA styling contract. No word yet on whether or not the show will be back for a second season.
I was actually a big fan of this show and was rooting for Gary to win. I felt he was right up there with Brett, and was actually surprised the judges would feel more comfortable sending Brett out on a job over Gary.
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Danny Cahill became the latest person to win The Biggest Loser, when he dropped 239 lbs. in 7 months. NBC has now introduced the latest cast to participate is the couples edition of the series.
This new season, set to premier on January 5, is the heaviest cast ever with one of the contestants weighing an astonishing 526 lbs. The 526 lbs man is Michael Ventrella, a 30-year-old DJ from Chicago, who will be participating with his mother, Maria Ventrella, a 51-year-old corporate travel agent.
“I would do anything for Michael,” mom Maria, weighing in at 281 lbs., told PEOPLE. “At first I didn’t think I could do it because I have too many responsibilities at home. I have a husband who is disabled, my mom in a wheelchair, a full-time job, home cleaning — it’s a lot. But then he needed it so bad and so I am here, and I need it for myself, too!”
NBC is already starting to feel the heat as many are criticizing them for having such an obese man as a cast member. Critics believe the extent of activity the cast has to go through might be dangerous for some of the more obese cast members. “I’m waiting for the first person to have a heart attack,” said Dr. Charles Burant, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan telling the NY Times in a recent article. “I have had some patients who want to do the same thing, and I counsel them against it,” Dr. Burant said. “I think the show is so exploitative. They are taking poor people who have severe weight problems whose real focus is trying to win the quarter-million dollars.”
The show is set to return January 5th on NBC as the contestants will be competing for the grand prize of $250,000 or $100,000 at-home prize. Host Alison Sweeney and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are all set to return to The Biggest Loser: Couples.
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Mom Cheryl George a 50-year-old store-owner and son, Daris George, 25, a salesman, from Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Orlando, Fla., identical twins James and John Crutchfield, 30, weighed in at a combined 969 lbs. “I’m glad I’m here,” says James, “because my only other alternative is surgery.”