Country music singer and former Celebrity Rehab patient Mindy McCready died on Sunday of an apparent suicide. The thirty-seven-year-old mother had a long history of mental health problems and substance abuse. Her boyfriend killed himself less than a month ago.
Mindy is the fifth Celebrity Rehab participant to die since appearing on the reality show, and she is the third from her season. Despite the turmoil endured by several of his patients, Dr. Drew Pinsky still believes that the show can be successful if the participants maintain treatment.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mindy's family and friends.
Let's get started with the stupidity, shall we? Chelsea's friend comes by to visit, and Chelsea whines that her IUD fell out the other day when she was going to the bathroom. TMI. Her friend inquires as to whether Chelsea saw her doctor, but Chelsea didn't have time…Adam came over to see her for the first time in ages. Not shockingly, they pair ends up getting it on…sans condom, of course. Don't worry, y'all. She won't get pregnant because he pulled out before finishing. TMITMITMITMI!!!! I wonder how she thinks Aubree came to be…Her friend urges her to make better choices, and Chelsea whines that she doesn't have her normal "giddy for Adam" feelings. That's definitely something to be proud of as you await your period, moron!
At least Kailyn is making better choices, right? Oh wait…no. She gets upset that Jo's girlfriend is over at his house when she drops off Isaac, and she and Jo get into a physical altercation that ends with her filing for a temporary order of protection from abuse. Violence is not the answer, but I will never understand her double standard of allowing Javi around Isaac after one date while Jo's serious girlfriend is a problem. Kailyn's friend Mark (who is totally in love with her) comes over to hear her story. Mark tries to give her some sound advice, but she won't listen. I can't believe the language she uses in front of her son. Kailyn explains that she'll have temporary full custody until their hearing in two weeks. Mark just seems totally befuddled at his friend's behavior.
It's that special time of the season we've been waiting on for what seems like eons…the season finale of Teen Mom 2. Last night, the girls and their children/parents/boyfriends/users sat down for a two hour chit chat with MTV's resident "therapist" Dr. Drew Pinsky. Wait…what's that you say? It wasn't the season finale? Mid-season finale? What the–? I have never heard of such a thing. You know what this means, right?
Of course, leave it to MTV to make sure the true finale will be total chaos. Next week the insanity of broken relationships, drug abuse, and violence spirals out of control when we are treated to the midseason premiere. I can't keep up, so let's just focus on last night's drama, shall we? Take it away, Dr. Drew!
Jennifer Giminez is clearly proving herself to be a jack of all trades. The former model and current biffle of RHOBH’sBrandi Glanville began abusing drugs at the height of her modeling career. Battling those addictions for thirteen years, she has been sober for six. Jennifer is no stranger to reality television, having been alongside Dr. Drew on Sober House and Celebrity Rehab.
Jennifer just finished filming Rehab. That season will premiere on VH1 in September, with Jennifer telling celebs.gather.com that it was “intense” and will be “the best season ever.” Rehab will showcase everyday people suffering from addition.
Jennifer has also begun penning her memoir, revealing, “I’m telling my life story and I’m digging deep.” Her book should hit the shelves early next year.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING REHAB? LOOKING FORWARD TO JENNIFER’S BOOK?
Did anyone else totally forget about Kate Gosselin? Cause I know I did! Not to worry, she’s back and she’s reminding us that she’s here and she really isn’t getting enough attention!
Appearing on Dr. Drew‘s Lifechangers (exactly how many shows does this man have?), despite the rumors that she is dating bodyguard Steve Neild, Kate opened up about being single and ready to mingle! I hear Match.com is working for people, Kate! “I am lonely,” says the former Kate Plus 8 star. “I clean up the house, put kids to bed, and there I sit. Ideally I would find that person – I don’t know if I feel ready for that.”
Kate admits it’s really difficult to have a love life in between raising eight kids and talking about couponing. “The odds are so against me, one mom and eight kids,” Kate admits. “I think a lot of my friends, who are being constructive, say, ‘Gosh, who are you going to meet that is going to be able to deal with eight kids?’ My answer is always if they can deal with eight kids in our situation, it probably will be the person.”
While Kate’s love tank may be empty, she says things have improved with ex-husband and former nemesis, Jon Gosselin. The two are actually getting along! “He basically lives his life and I live mine. It’s more peaceful,” Kate revealed. “Possibly he’s working now and so he feels like he’s living a regular life again and maybe a little happier with himself, so that boils down to peace between us. The kids are now okay going there.”
“I feel like he’s trying again. That’s good. The bottom line is the kids come home basically happy and that’s all that matters,” Kate says of Jon’s recently improved parenting skills.
Why do I feel like a stint on Relationship Rehab is next for Kate?
Meanwhile, Jon, who recently split from his long-term girlfriend Ellen Ross, reveals he’s enjoying being a single dad! “Being a single dad with no interruptions has really brought me closer to my children: I really feel being a single dad has improved my self-awareness and well-being,” Jon tells Star Magazine.
And when it comes to possible trying the knot again in the future, Jon admits he’s nowhere ready for that. “I still have a lot of work to do on myself, and I am an extremely busy person, between work and the children,” he told Star. “My family is the most important thing in my life. I will strive to make it better for them every day.”
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DO YOU BELIEVE KATE IS LONELY OR JUST CRAVING THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN? ARE YOU HAPPY KATE AND JON HAVE WORKED OUT THEIR DIFFERENCES AND ARE GETTING ALONG?
Things are already looking bleak again for Teen Mom‘s Leah Messer, who recently went through a miscarriage.
A new report alleges that she caught fiance Jeremy Calvert making plans to hook up with a stripper. “While Jeremy was in the shower, Leah saw that he received a text. She soon realized that Jeremy was chatting with another girl!”
Like many cheating fools before him, Jeremy tried to cover it up and say he was talking to a co-worker. Unless he works at Bada Bing’s, that excuse didn’t hold up, and soon Leah discovered the texting woman was a Lady Of The Pole. Apparently, visiting strip clubs is one of Jeremy‘s hobbies, and the report says he visits clubs often. Leah was not happy, the source says: ”She couldn’t believe that Jeremy would betray her. Leah broke down crying.”
While some women would leave or end the relationship at the first hint of messing around, Leah will probably continue as normal. The source explains, “Leah is terrified to be alone. She would rather be with a bad guy like Jeremy than no guy at all.” We hope Leah gets strong and maybe pays a visit Dr. Drew to perform some self-reflection, and then promptly dump the deadweight, if it turns out he is indeed cheating.
Speaking of the lovely Dr. Drew, fellow Teen Mom stars Kailyn Lowry, Catelynn Lowell and Maci Bookout visited the set of his show Life Changers to do some crying and also shake their heads at their troubled cast mate, Jenelle Evans. Catelynn was ultimately supportive of Jenelle, who is currently entangled in several legal dramas, “That’s her life. We all need to be there and support her and help her choose a different path in life.”
Kailyn was a bit more negative, comparing their standards to Jenelle’s, saying “Her best might not be our standards of best.” But, she quickly changed her tune, and had this somewhat optimistic piece to add, “I think she’ll figure it out.”
Kailyn’s comments are not so surprising as a report came out two weeks ago stating Jenelle not only owes Kailyn money, but also back-stabbed Kailyn by stealing her boyfriend!
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TELL US: DO YOU THINK JEREMY IS CHEATING ON LEAH WITH A STRIPPER? DO YOU THINK TEXTING IS CHEATING? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JENELLE’S CURRENT PROBLEMS? WILL SHE FIGURE IT OUT EVENTUALLY?
Last summer, Dr.Drewannounced he no longer had time to do his show Celebrity Rehab, and it would be taking an indefinite hiatus. Now, it looks like the good doctor has found time in his schedule to host yet another reality show, but this time, it will feature regular people; young adults in their twenties with addiction issues.
A press release posted by VH-1 has more details on the new show with a working title of Rehab With Dr. Drew.
VH1 is once again partnering with Dr. Drew Pinsky to lead a group of addicts through the difficult process of getting clean and sober. The new season of “Rehab with Dr. Drew” (Tentative title) will not feature celebrities with substance abuse issues, but instead follow the real-life experiences of young adults who are struggling with addiction as they undergo the same detoxification and treatment plan at The Pasadena Recovery Center as utilized in “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” “Rehab with Dr. Drew” is set to premiere in the summer of 2012 on VH1 with eight one-hour episodes.
Has it finally happened? Has Dr. Drew simply run out of D-listers willing to put their lives on screen for a minuscule shot at a comeback by attempting the extremely difficult and private matter that is attending substance abuse rehab on a reality show? Well, that is up for debate.
Surely, regular folks will demand much less money than a known celebrity and will probably be far more willing to discuss their lives. While Celebrity Rehab did “go there” on many occasions due to the nature of the show, actors are still actors and I’d bet money that there were many things that were kept from the public.
The network claims the show’s format is changing due to “many people” who have decided to seek help due to the show. Dr. Drew hopes that this show will inspire others to take the same step, saying “”It is my sincere hope that this show will encourage people who are struggling to seek the help. Treatment works and there is hope and recovery is possible.”
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TELL US: WILL YOU WATCH DR. DREW’S NEW SHOW? DO YOU THINK A SHOW WITH NORMAL PEOPLE WILL BE MORE INTERESTING? DO YOU THINK THE SHOW WILL TRULY HELP VIEWERS WATCHING AT HOME?
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?