Country Star Mindy McCready Becomes Fifth Celebrity Rehab Participant to Die

Max Read · 02/18/13 08:17AM

With country star Mindy McCready's Sunday-afternoon suicide, the total number of Celebrity Rehab deaths has reached five. Sixth months ago, The Daily Beast wondered if the VH1 reality show was a "death trap"; last year, the show dropped the celebrity angle and became just Rehab with Dr. Drew, because if anyone's better-equipped than celebrities to deal with treatment in public, it's regular-Joe addicts. Self-promoting host Dr. Drew Pinsky, revealed by a 2012 Justice Department settlement to be a shill for big pharma, told Buzzfeed he was "deeply saddened by this news." (Last night he was deeply saddened all over CNN.) [Gawker | The Daily Beast | WaPo | BuzzFeed | CNN]

Dr. Drew Doesn't "Fault" Chris Brown for Beating Rihanna

Rich Juzwiak · 09/18/12 05:16PM

Dr. Drew appeared on the Sirius show Dirty Pop with Lance Bass and was asked about his opinion on Chris Brown and Rihanna. His physical abuse of her in 2009 is as evergreen a pop-culture topic as you could find in the past 10 years. "Beating a dead horse" would be a good way to describe it were it not regarding the beating of an actual human being.

Prosecutors Allege Dr. Drew Was Paid to Talk Up Wellbutrin

Louis Peitzman · 07/02/12 09:13PM

Today, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine in a fraud settlement for illegally marketing drugs and withholding safety information. But Celebrity Rehab fans may be more interested in another aspect of the case against the company — the claim that TV personality Dr. Drew was paid $275,000 to promote the antidepressant Wellbutrin SR for uses not approved by the FDA.

Child Bride Undergoes Disturbing Boob Exam on TV

Maureen O'Connor · 11/07/11 05:21PM

The freakshow oddity of Hollywood child bride Courtney Stodden and creepy actor husband Doug Hutchison has gone too far. Today, professional concern troll Dr. Drew subjected Courtney to televised breast examination. The goal: To prove scientifically whether or not her breasts are real.

Dr. Drew Really Wants Bristol Palin to Say She Was Raped

Seth Abramovitch · 07/21/11 02:46AM

Celebrity theraploitationist Dr. Drew Pinsky will air his interview with Bristol Palin on his HLN talk show tonight. In this preview clip, watch as Pinsky really, really tries to get her to say she wasn't just knocked-up by Levi Johnston, but that she was raped by him.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Ready for You to Love Him Again

Richard Lawson · 07/11/11 04:48PM

The Governator (har har) may finally have a secure deal to star in a movie again. Also today: Good news about Jennifer Lopez, better news about Dr. Drew, and best news about your favorite sitcom.

Charlie Sheen Finally Admits 'I'm Losing My Mind'

Maureen O'Connor · 03/09/11 11:10AM

Charlie Sheen says he's "ready to call anyone for help," but is this just another senseless rant, or has his mania abated? Lindsay Lohan's maybe-stolen necklace hits the auction block. Amanda Seyfried gets Botox at 25. Wednesday gossip crashes into a deep depression.

Meet Jason Davis: Celebrity Rehab's Main Instigator

Kate Shapiro · 12/02/10 10:37AM

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew is back! This time with socialite, Jason Davis. Watch as he enters rehab completely intoxicated, hits on the nurse, and meets with Dr. Drew for the first time. Rest assured he'll piss off Janice Dickinson.

Heidi Fires Spencer: 'We Are No Longer Speidi'

Maureen O'Connor · 03/12/10 08:17AM

An "intuitive psychic" healer named Aiden is her new manager. James Brown's body goes missing from its crypt. Socialite shocked to discover racism, anti-semitism, homophobia make you unpopular. Corey Haim died of a too-big heart. Friday gossip is so alone.