Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew


"Celebrity Rehab" is the first television series to chronicle the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of actual celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery."

I'm fascinated by this show. I hope its not pure voyeurism bringing me back every week. I don't think so. I think it's interesting the way the "celebrities" interact and support one another.

Jeff Conaway (you know him from "Taxi") has the most serious problems: horrible childhood trauma and debilitating back pain which he has tried to quiet using drugs and alcohol. One night the residents convince him to stick it out in rehab and after getting himself into bed, we see Chyna Doll (the wrestler) lovingly covering him with a blanket. Sweet.

It breaks your heart to hear their stories (except for that Ricco Rodriguez guy, whoever he is. He is an "American mixed martial arts fighter", they say, but I've never heard of him. After a bad car accident, he moved his girlfriend's body behind the steering wheel because he thought she was dead. She wasn't, and is still with him. He thinks this is a funny story!)

Here are the residents of the rehab facility: Jaimee Foxworth, Seth "Shifty" Binzer, Ricco Rodriguez, Daniel Baldwin, Brigitte Nielsen, Chyna (Joan Marie Laurer), Mary Carey, Jeff Conaway.

And, as usual, I'm developing a crush on the guy who's in charge:

New shows air on VH1, Thursdays at 10/9c.


Bluesgirl said...

Thanks Caryl, This looks like a cool show. I'll have to check it out. Maybe they can interest poor Britney next season?

tif said...

I've had a crush on Dr. Drew for a while now. He is so handsome, maybe it's the grey, I don't know..haha.

Yeah, I've been watching this show. But honestly, it is disturbing. I get so upset watching Jeff.. what a horrible disease..Sad.

Kenzie said...

Hey! I heard about this on the radio this morning. He was on Larry King last night, I guess, talking about Heath Ledger.

But the show sounds like a good idea. Celebrities need something.

lois meyer said...

Caryl, I don't watch that show but I am in awe of your computer expertise! Where and how do you find these things - music videos, etc . Fantastic!