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Celebrity Rehab – Brigette Nielsen Falls Off The Wagon

Brigette Nielsen who was on Celebrity Rehab addressing her alcohol addiction appears to have fallen off the wagon.

The actress who was extremely likeable and vulnerable on reality show Celebrity Rehab is seen here in pictures very drunk in a park in Los Angeles. I hope she pulls it together again as she has four kids.

Drew Pinsky whose care she was under on the show will be concerned that this has happened to one of his patients. It is a funny show one that I thought would be exploitative, but one that is totally fascinating to watch to find out why some people go down a path of addiction and self-destruction. Apparently a lot of the time it is due to the parents.

One person who could have been the star of an Australian version of that show, Matt Newton,  appears to be improving health wise according to his lawyer Chris Murphy. Mr Murphy was representing him in court yesterday to get his hearing date for assaulting a cab driver moved until after his court cases in the US have occurred.

He says that Matt is “unrecognisable” after 84 days in a US psychiatric facility. Apparently he is now off his medication, which will make it interesting in the Australian court case where Mr Murphy is wanting the case dealt with under the Mental Health legislation reports the Herald Sun. 

It will be interesting to find out what treatment he actually has as normally bipolar suffers do require meds to maintain their emotional equilibrium.

August 7, 2012   1 Comment

Arena TV Is Rocking It With Reality TV In September

I am seriously hoping to catch the ebola virus for the month of September by the look of what Arena has got on its programming next month.

Top Chef Washington will premiere on Sunday at 7.30pm on the 12 September.  The luscious Padma Lakshmi and hunky Tom Colluchio are returning as hosts of this cooking competition where professional chefs battle it out for the title of Top Chef. If you like Masterchef you will love this. In fact quite a few aspects of the Australian version of Masterchef are taken from Top Chef. Well that is my opinion and I am sticking to it.

Project Runway Season 7 will see the crew returning to New York. This will premiere on September 13, Mondays at 8.30pm. Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors and Neeeeeeeennna Garcia are all returning. This will have to help us get over that there won’t be an Australian version of the show this year.

Models of the Runway, will again follow it on September 13, Mondays at 9.30pm. This is a companion series to Project Runway, which follows the models on the show. I hope they continue to keep it to a half hour show, as this got a bit tedious once all the nuttier models were eliminated last season.

And also one of my favourite reality shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew Pinsky returns for it third season on September 16 at 9.30pm. This is not the Rachael Uchitel one which is currently filming but the series has celebrities Dennis Rodman, Heidi Fleiss, Joey Kovar, Kari Anne Peniche, Lisa D’Amato, Mackenzie Phillips, Mike Starr, Mindy McCready and Tom Sizemore going through an intensive 21-day detox and treatment program.

All-new to Arena is Launch My Line where celebrities will design, cut and stitch their way through a one-of-a-kind creative competition to determine who has the vision to go from icon to fashion star and launch a trendsetting clothing label.

Premiering September 8, Wednesdays at 8.30pm, the celebrity contestants will each be paired with a fashion expert, who will supply the technical know-how to implement the celebrity’s creative vision.

Most of the time I am a bit dubious of reality shows with celebrities in them, Celeb Rehab being the exception, but this is from the Bravo stable which I do worship at the altar of. So will give it a look even though the premise looks a bit spurious.

Another Bravo show that  Arena premiering on September 14, Tuesdays at 9.30pm, is 9 By Design. The series follows husband and wife design team, Bob and Cortney Novogratz and their seven children. Owners of New York based design firm, Sixx Design, this young, hip and artsy couple have developed and designed unique properties in Manhattan, rebuilt entire blocks in the city, and turned funky into fabulous with taste and confidence.

I hope this is more Top Design, than Kate and Jon Plus 8.

August 17, 2010   5 Comments

Celebrity Rehab – The Patients Are Procreating

I am starting to work out why Dr Drew Pinsky decided to continue his foray into reality TV with a new show Sex Rehab With Dr Drew..

Two of his previous patients have managed to get pregnant since being on his reality show Celebrity Rehab. Clearly the way to fill in the lack of drugs and alcohol is to shag. Gary Busey from Season 2 is going to be a father in a couple of months. Dlisted gives his unique view on this scenario. Anyone who saw Busey on the show would be vaguely bemused/concerned about him becoming a father.

Also Season 1 participant Jessica Sierra of American Idol fame has also had a baby. Jessica who did relapse since being on the show. She has now been sober two years. (Source: Reality TV World.)

Celebrity Rehab which I was scathing about when I first heard about the premise, has proven to be compulsive viewing on Saturday night’s on Arena TV. It is quite moving and most episodes I am grabbing the tissues. And yes it is always the parents fault.

Amber Smith the lovely model/actress from season two will also seen on Sex Rehab. Hopefully Arena will screen the show.

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December 13, 2009   1 Comment

Ex-American Idol Contestant Trying to Revive Career With A Sex Tape

TV week reports former American Idol contestant Jessica Sierra (never heard of her apparently finished 10th in the fourth season of Idol) has now got a sex tape doing the rounds. Maybe it will help revive her career and get her some much need fans on a new reality rehab show Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew. Gosh I hope one of the TV channels picks up this show. Skanky celebs withdrawing from crack – hilarious.

Article below:

Less than 10 days after she was arrested for disorderly intoxication,
resisting arrest and violating the conditions of her parole, ex-American Idol
contestant Jessica Sierra is at the centre of a sex-tape scandal.
In the
video, Jessica can be seen posing nude in a hotel bathtub. A major porn company
plans on releasing the video before the end of the year “” just in time for the
premiere of American Idol’s seventh season in mid-January. Jessica is
conveniently set to take part in the upcoming reality rehab show Celebrity Rehab
With Dr. Drew.

Is she going to be the new Tara Reid?

December 11, 2007   Comments Off on Ex-American Idol Contestant Trying to Revive Career With A Sex Tape