Dr. Drew Pinsky will have his own prime-show show on HLN, The Associated Press reports.
Airing weeknights, the talk show will focus on news stories that fit into the 52-year-old's area of expertise: addiction. It will premiere in the spring.
In August 2005, a dream came true for Paula Goodspeed. Having made it to the third round of American Idol's Season 5 auditions, she stood across a table from Paula Abdul, of whom she was a longtime fan. Minutes later, Goodspeed was subject to the frank sort of criticism the Idol panel is known to dish out. (Randy Jackson, for one, summed up her skills as "terrible.") Three years later, Goodspeed would take her own life outside Abdul's Los Angeles home.
The Goodspeed tragedy has prompted many to ask anew: Do the demands of reality television make it difficult for some people to face their "moment like this," or the dark moments that can follow?
Psychological screening processes often are involved at the early stages, yet ...
As previously reported, VH1 is bringing back Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew for a second season of exploiting chronicling the struggles celebs face while detoxing in a treatment facility. But this time around, there's one huge reason to watch: Gary Busey.Busey, whose wild antics have been well-documented (most recently his crazed behavior on the red carpet at the 2008 Academy Awards), is remarkably not one of the celebs in for treatment. Instead touting 13 years of sobriety since his cocaine addiction Busey will be a mentor to the new class of patients which includes Season 1 cast member Jeff Conaway (Grease), Sean Stewart (son of music icon Rod Stewart), model/actress Amber Smith, Rodney King, Guns N' Roses' Steven Adler, Tawny Kitaen and former American Idol wanabe Nikki McKibbin. Here's hoping at least one of his sessions involves teaching the addicts how to yell at teenaged journalists.The series will follow the patients during a 21-day program featuring group and o...