Following five years of Celebrity Rehab the show is returning with a twist! This time, in an all new premise, the legendary Dr. Drew will check in with past patients in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited.
Dr. Drew will also address life in the months and years following addiction recovery and discussing the struggles of sobriety, and in some cases the updates won’t feature happy endings. “While many patients on the series have been successful with recovery, viewers will see that in some instances, not even Dr Drew’s patients are immune to the perils of relapse.” No word on who is doing well and who unfortunately may have re-succumbed to addiction.
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited premieres Wednesday, November 20th (8/9c) on Vh1.
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THOUGHTS ON DR. DREW’S NEW SERIES? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CATCHING UP WITH PAST CELEBRITY REHABBERS?
In our chat with Jackie, she opens up about the drama involving her costars, the public perception that she’s the one stirring things up, her treatment of Draya Michele, whether she has any regrets about doing the show as well as her business endeavors (she is currently writing her fifth book). Below is our interview with Jackie –
Reality Tea: Hi Jackie, Why Did You Decide to do Basketball Wives?
Jackie: When the producers called me regarding the show I really felt comfortable and knew that it would be a good show, I also knew 2 of the girls prior to filming the show. Having been married for a very long time and having been with my husband Doug through his entire NBA career, I knew I had a lot I could offer the girls as far as experience knowledge and leadership and I’m grateful for having that opportunity to have shared so much with them all.
Reality Tea: How Do You Respond To The Criticism That You Are The One Stirring Things Up Amongst the Remainder of The Cast?
Jackie: That bothers me at times when people fail to realize that I was the one being talked about negatively in the beginning of our fall out, and discussed it with my cast mate who apologized and said she was kidding. But most people in my life that know me already know that I’m a very real and up front person. I believe communication is very important in any relationship, so trying to talk about it with the ladies was my motive but it was not received well. I just tell people when asked to watch the whole season before finalizing their judgment.
Reality Tea: How Hard Was It Being Confronted By Your Castmates On The Most Recent Episode In Hawaii and Ultimately Being Asked To Leave? Who Do You Think Is To Blame For All The Drama?
Jackie: It was bittersweet because I was a bit disappointed that the girls were not able to come clean and put all their issues on the table once and for all. Just be honest, then proceed to discuss those matters like adults but I did have my wonderful husband by my side after the drama, which meant the world to me. I was able to talk to him, and vent as he is my best friend and biggest supporter. He knows me thoroughly & totally understands my heart, and that I care for all my friends, even when they are wrong. With that being said, you will all have to stay tuned until the next episode to see how it all turns out.
Reality Tea: After Watching The Show, Do You Think You Received a Fair Edit?
Jackie: I do, because the editors are given footage and they proceed to then cut it to put the show together. Sometimes they may leave out a line or two or make it look one way when it was maybe different but I feel like they did a great job. I’m happy with the show and I feel like VH1 and Shed Media were awesome to work with.
Reality Tea: Do You Have Any Regrets About Doing The Show?
Jackie: No, I don’t have any regrets but I would rather the incidents with the other cast members would not have happened. I would have liked everyone to come clean and put all their cards on the table, but I have a big heart and forgive people easily.
More of Jackie’s interview below in which she talks Draya, the drama with her daughter, and season 2!
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After Sheree accused Nene of going behind her back to snag a hosting gig, Nene, who feels her castmates are jealous of her because of her fame, is now firing back in her latest Bravo blog, calling Sheree one of her biggest haters.
“Sheree made claims that were simply false! She has been one of my biggest haters, and I find that sad!” wrote the very, very rich Nene. “Of all the ladies, she has had the least success and her jealousy has reached an all-time high. So sad! Now I don’t want to spend too much time talking about someone that’s not even relevant, and I don’t owe anyone an explanation for the favor God has shown me in my life!”
Nene also defended her decision to buy her troubled 21-year-old son Bryson Bryant a car… with cash money… since she is now very rich… all due to her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. If you recall, Bryson has been arrested a number of times on drugs and theft charges.
“My boys mean the world to me, and I want them to have better than I did. My son Bryson has made a few mistakes like any 21-year-old might. Sometimes good people make bad choices, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad! It means they are human. We went out to buy Bryson a car, which I was happy to do. I bought his car with cash money simply because I could!” wrote the Nene.
Sheree also blogged about the drama making it clear Nene did indeed try to jeopardize her hosting gig.
Sheree wrote: “To elaborate, NeNe called Tyrone several times complaining about him booking me for the amount I was being paid, all the while on speakerphone, obviously unbeknownst to her. She stated that since he knew her first, he should have booked me through her! She went on to say that he shouldn’t pay me the agreed upon rate, because she could have gotten me for a much lower rate, which would have created more money for her. She was saying that she should make the most out of all of us yada yada yada!”
Sheree continued, “Excuse me? You are getting the monetary amount you asked for. Why would you try to stop or get in the way of someone else? What’s the problem? Why would she feel the need to do this? Greed, envy, jealousy… This info comes from someone whom I’m very close to and I consider him to be one of my dear, loyal, and trustworthy friends, Charlie Mack. I was actually going to call him as well, but NeNe took off before I could! I wonder why? The funny thing is I felt that there could be some truth to what Charlie was saying, because I have experienced this type of undermining, manipulating behavior in the past from NeNe.”
Sheree goes on to make it clear she does not consider Nene to be a good person. “Bottom line it doesn’t matter what the dollar amount is, it’s the principle! If someone can smile in your face while stealing behind your back, that’s a conniving, evil person that I do not care to have around me… My mother always told me, ‘The people you look down upon on your way up will be the same people you look up to on your way down,’” added Sheree.
So the question is -
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TELL US – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE WHEN IT COMES TO THE HOSTING GIG? NENE OR SHEREE?
Lately, I’m having trouble keeping up with all the Kardashian scandals! In the latest faux pas, numerous news outlets are reporting the striking similarities between several designer bags and those produced by the Kardashian Kollection for Sears! Oops.
It seems that in an effort to pedal their own questionable style to their poor fans the sisters Kardashian pretty klosely kopied some of their favorite bags. While making the rounds promoting their new handbag collection in Australia, Khloe insisted: “these are our designs, we design everything.” With Kim echoing, “we’re extremely involved in every last process.”
“We’re really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish,” Kim added, brushing aside accusations of copying. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars have been accused of borrowing ideas! When their collection first hit stores in August, Sears was forced to recall a handbag because of copyright infringement when famous designer Monica Botikerissued a “cease and desist” letter demanding Sears discontinue carrying the similar bag!
And earlier this year Kim was called out by well-known jewelry designer Alexis Bittar for allegedly replicating some of his designs for her collection Belle Noel. The designer has since “banned” Kim from borrowing any of his pieces to wear on the red carpet!
Perhaps the Kardashsians are paying tribute to the work of famous designers, but they haven’t given any credit where credit is due (see above statements). Or perhaps they are just keeping up with the trends! Whatever the reasons, the similarities are striking. Below are some comparisons between the Kardashian Kollection Bags and the designer versions!
The Kardashian trouble with the fashion community doesn’t end there, as apparently wedding gown designer to the stars, Vera Wang and other vendors involved in Kim’s 72-day scam are “pissed” that Kim took advantage of them!
Jo Piazza, a celebrity journalist and author, is claiming that some high-profile vendor’s reputations may suffer as a result of the shenanigan. “Especially someone like Vera Wang who pretty closely aligned her personal brand with Kim’s in the wedding special,” Jo explains. “The divorce will tarnish their brand, E!’s brand and even some of the vendors who participated in the circus.” Yikes!
Ms. Piazza adds that as the divorce news continues to circulate and Kim continues to receive media backlash there will be a lot of “mention” of the three Vera Wang gowns Kim wore to celebrate her nuptials and “that isn’t the kind of product placement Vera was hoping for when she got involved with the Kardashians.” Well when you lay down with dogs…
Vera is said to be especially frustrated, because she inked a deal with the affordably priced bridal retail giant David’s Bridal to reproduce versions of Kim’s gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the line is scheduled to hit stores in February 2012, but unfortunately Kim’s marriage has already fallen apart and is almost certainly headed for divorce! Luckily, they are still beautiful gowns many women would love to wear! When asked about her company’s involvement in the charade known as Kim’s Fake-asy Wedding, Vera divorced herself (pun intended) from the situation and snapped: “Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”
It seems Kim will continue to try and make big bucks off her wedding and subsequent divorce sob story as she graces the December cover of Marie Claire magazine under the headline: “What Went On in Her Crazy Marriage.”
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THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION BAGS – DO YOU THINK THEY WERE COPIED OR JUST KEEPING WITH TRENDS? ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT VERA WANG IS SO ANGRY ABOUT ASSOCIATING WITH KIM? DO YOU THINK HER BRAND WILL SUFFER AS A RESULT?
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In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting Taylor Armstrongcontinues to hit rock bottom with her drinking. A friend of Taylor tells the mag that while she used to be a social drinker; she is now up to 20 drinks a day since the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrongback in August.
“She starts early in the morning,” says the pal. “She’s gone from wine to hard liquor. She’ll pretty much drink anything.” The pal adds that they are terrified Taylor’s becoming an “alcoholic.”
In fact, Taylor’s loved ones are reportedly considering an intervention. “She’s drinking away her pain and her grief,” the friend explains. “But she has a major problem and needs to come to terms with it.”
The mag, however, reports that Taylor is a long way from coming to terms with anything as she is said to be in denial about her issues. On a recent Friday night, Taylor was spotted stumbling out of the trendy Trousdale Lounge in LA, looking more like a trashed starlet than a 40-year-old mom.
Her wild behavior in addition to her scary skinny look now has her loved ones worried as they fear she won’t be able to care for her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy if she keeps going down this downward spiral.
Taylor is refusing to get the help she needs and is not listening to those who truly care about her reports the mag, instead choosing to hang out with enabling “drinking buddies” such as Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, 28, who is described as her “new boyfriend.”
“He’s a partier, too, so they love to go out together,” the pal shares, adding, “Taylor’s acting like she’s in her twenties again.”
The pal adds that Taylor turns to alcohol to avoid her guilt, grief and ongoing money issues. And she doesn’t curtail her drinking even around her daughter. Yikes.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
On last night’s episode of Survivor, the two tribes try to live as one, while Cochran faces backlash for turning on one of his own. The Upolu gets a sweet treat and the Savaii continues to be picked off one-by-one.
Back at camp, Ozzy approaches Cochran about his “strategy.” Ozzy wants to understand his decision, and of course, Brandon Hantz Crazy Pants, or should I say Cochran’s new body guard, comes by to make sure his new friend isn’t being intimidated by big, bad Ozzy. Cochran assures BHCP that all is fine and Marijuana Jim pops by to tell his former ally that he’s a poor excuse for a man and he doesn’t ever want to talk to Cochran again. Mature. Cochran stresses his decision to vote off Keith wasn’t personal — it’s just about self — preservation. Ozzy reminds him that he went to Redemption Island FOR Cochran. Whitney also asks Cochran to remember the three different times she and Keith saved him from being on the chopping block.
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Apparently, during last week’s rehearsals Mad Maks’ temper got so out of hand Hope “almost quit”! Speaking to Ryan Seacreston his KIIS FM radio show on Monday, Hope spoke out about last week’s rehearsal footage in which Maks got a bit too rough with her. Some are even saying he shoved her. Hope explained that during rehearsal, Maks “placed a firm hand” on her shoulder “in an effort to make a point.”
The former pro-soccer player, who definitely knows how to hold her own, “didn’t just sit back and let that happen” and immediately put Maks in his place. “”You can tell I didn’t really flinch,” she recounts of the incident, maintaining that Maks’ domineering behavior “will never happen again.”
“I almost quit the show right then and there,” she explains. “I almost walked out, but I told myself I am in this for the long-haul, through all the bumps and bruises.”
“I want everybody to know out there that as a strong, independent woman that stands up for herself, I would never just let that go unnoticed,” she firmly states. “Outside of the cameras, [Maks] knows that he was in the wrong. He will be the first one to stand up to that.”
Luckily the partners were able to talk it out and went on to have their best performance of the season placing them in the remaining four.
Overall, this has been a rocky season for the popular Maks after he butted heads with judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba and is reportedly feuding with Derek Hough. Hopefully he will be able to move forward with Hope as a contender for the win because clearly, after thirteen seasons, he needs one!
The video of the rehearsal incident is below. The incident happens at around the 1:20 mark…
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TELL US: WAS MAKS TOO ROUGH WITH HOPE? DOES SHE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE THAT ANGRY OR WAS IT JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING? DO YOU THINK THE PARTNERS WILL PREVAIL AND HAVE A SHOT AT THE WIN?
As previously reported there will be plenty of drama to go around this season. For starters, Toni Braxton has fired her manager/brother-in-law Vince Hebertand reports claim there is a rift between Toni and her sisters.
Also, in the season trailer (below) we see the Braxton sisters struggling to deal with Tamar Braxton and her over the top antics.org as they feel her ego is now more out of control due to all the attention she received from the first season!
Meanwhile, Toni continues to deal with her health issues as well as her move to LA, Trina continues to deal with issues in her marriage, Towanda moves in with Trina, Traci is struggling with becoming a back up singer for Toni again, and Mama Braxton is dating!
The show premieres tonight (9/8c) on WE tv.
Below is the season trailer as well as PHOTOS from the NYC premiere party this Tuesday!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON 2 TRAILER & TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?