VH1 has announced their latest Celebrity Rehab spin-off, Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. It promises to tackle the mostly ignored world of sex addiction.
It debuts Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10/9c. You can read more about the show in the press release below. The casts includes Amber Smith ( a Celebrity Rehab alum), Nicole Norain (Playboy playmate and Collin Farrel sex tape co-star), Kari Ann Peniche (made recent headlines for starring in a ‘sex tape’ with Erica Dane and Rebecca Gayheart), and some other stars.
VH1, Dr. Drew and Irwin Entertainment have expanded their documentary series on addiction to examine one of society’s most taboo topics, sex addiction, in the upcoming series Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew. The series is set to premiere on VH1 on Sunday, November 1 at 10pm.
Addictions are nothing new, and most people are aware of those involving alcohol, drugs, and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, but few know about and understand sex addiction. It afflicts roughly 3%-6% of the American population, and just like other addictions, its impact on personal lives can be devastating. The affliction can wreak havoc on the mental and physical health of those afflicted as well as destroy marriages, families, careers and even finances.
The Full Cast is Below —
Nicole Narain – Model / Playboy Playmate
Soon after becoming Playboy’s Miss January 2002, she appeared in music videos from the likes of Diddy, Mario Wayans and Jermaine Dupri. She’s also appeared on Entourage, Mad TV and American Heiress. She reached a new level of exposure when a sex tape featuring her with Colin Farrel leaked. “That pretty much ruined my life,” she says.
Amber Smith – Supermodel/Actress
An internationally recognized supermodel and actress for 20 years, Amber Smith, also acted in films such as L.A. Confidential, American Beauty and The Mirror Has Two Faces. She appeared on Sober House and the second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, where she went public with her 16-year addiction to opiate painkillers.
Kendra Jade Rossi – Ex-porn star/ Manager
During her years in the porn industry, Kendra became a well known adult film star. However, she also became tabloid fodder. (Star magazine and Us Weekly accused her of breaking up Kevin Federline and Britney Spears marriage after a trip to Vegas.) She left the adult film industry in 2001 on the verge of a complete breakdown. She fell headlong into alcoholism and was also diagnosed as an agoraphobic with severe anxiety and panic disorders, which introduced the world of prescription drug abuse.
Phil Varone – Musician
Phil Varone is an accomplished drummer, music producer and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Saigon Kick and Skid Row. In 2004, Phil left Skid Row and the music business to pursue acting and stand up comedy.
Kari Ann Peniche – Beauty queen / Model / Playboy Playmate
Kari Ann was Miss Oregon Teen USA 2002, competed at Miss Teen USA 2002, won Miss Oregon United States 2003 then went on to win Miss United States Teen 2003. In Nov 2004 she appeared in Playboy. Kari was briefly engaged to Aaron Carter. She recently made headlines for appearing in a ‘sex tape’ with A listers – Eric Dane and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart.
Jennifer Ketchum (aka Penny Flame) – Porn actress / Director
Jennifer Ketcham, 26 years old (former adult star known as Penny Flame) is now pursuing a writing career and life in production behind the lens. As an adult performer Jennifer climbed to the top winning over 5 awards and directing educational guides for Vivid.
Duncan Roy – Producer / Writer / Director
James “Jamie” Lovett – Surfer / Wakeboarder
James Lovett is described as one of the world’s top rated surfers and wakeboarders. At 14 years old Lovett turned professional and has since dominated the sport winning countless competitions and medals. In 2004, at the age of 17 years old, he climbed his way to the top of the wake surfing when he won the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships.