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Actress Tawny Kitaen Arrested for DUI

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Tawny Kitaen has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.

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Kitaen, 48, who recently appeared on the VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, was arrested Saturday when officers suspected she was ... read more

Gary Busey, Former Idol Check into Rehab

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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... read more

Short Cuts: Grey's, Kimmel, The Departed and More!

Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramirez is partnering with Dove to invite women to create their own 30-second commercial for the new Dove Cream Oil Body Wash Collection, via DoveCreamOil.com. The best spot will premiere during ABC's presentation of the Academy Awards on Feb. 25, 2007.... Speaking of the Oscars, for the second consecutive year, ABC will lead out of the telecast with a Jimmy Kimmel Live special.... FX has landed cable rights to Martin Scorsese's The Departed, to air in late 2008.... Music-video vixen turned Surreal Lifer Tawny Kitaen has entered a six-month drug-rehab program, after being slapped with a felony charge of cocaine possession last May. read more

Surreal House Mom Dubbed a Flo-ny

Maven Huffman and Andrea Lowell, The Surreal Life

Like its past five editions, VH1's sixth round of The Surreal Life(Sunday at 9 pm/ET) features seven spotlight-hungry celebrity housemates just trying to get along. But this season's major change caused a lot of the drama: the addition of Florence Henderson as on-call counselor. Instead of soothing the pain of the more troubled participants ([cough] Tawny Kitaen [cough]), Henderson pushed people's buttons and polarized the cast. "Mrs. Brady" had her final say on last w read more

Surreal Life Maybe I was overly...

Surreal LifeMaybe I was overly optimistic about this edition of The Surreal Life when I wrote about it last week. The second episode didn't bring any of the drama I was anticipating or any of the fireworks Florence Henderson promised during our interview. True, Tawny Kitaen was a bit of a control freak (heavy on the freak) while producing that Smash Mouth video. But in the end she brought the project in on time and under budget. So what if she scared Florence away by wearing a habit? (Although it's really sad that Tawny thought playing a sexy nun would be "avant-garde." How lame.) Steve Harwell begging Tawny to writhe around on the car was predic read more

Surreal Life Ah, chemistry. I...

Surreal LifeAh, chemistry. I hated it in high school but I love it on The Surreal Life. Not every cast has worked. But if the first episode of the new season is a harbinger of drama to come, this may be the most addictive edition yet. As observed by Florence Henderson, aka Mrs. Brady, aka Dr. Flo, the cast's on-call guidance counselor (she's a real-life hypnotherapist), the house is filled with some strong personalities: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille, who sounds like a cross between Bob Goldthwait and my super-Jewish Long Island aunt (come to think of it, he used to look like her, too, when he wore makeup back in the '80s); Playboy hottie Andrea Lowell, who insists she's not a bimbo (even though she uses made-up words like "ominent"); Tawny Kitaen, read more

Thanks to Dubya's speech last...

Thanks to Dubya's speech last Thursday we had to wait two weeks for another episode. Time crept ever so slowly, except, of course, when I was distracted by some pretty cool season premieres. Thanks, Arrested Development. Thanks, Nip/Tuck. And thanks to you, too, Lost, for making the wait bearable. Now it's time to finally tune in to Reunion, the 1987 edition, with R.E.M's "The One I Love" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" on the soundtrack. A few observations:1) Will seemingly has no scars whatsoever from his nine-month stint in the pokey except for one big one: his just-released cell mate. That guy's first name had to be TROUBLE. His middle name: FOR. And his last name: WILL. 2) Sam and Will have mounds of chemistry, which means one thing in the soap world: They'll never end up together. Enter problem No. 647: Sam can no longer have babies.3) Jenna goes a read more

Today's column was written by Ben Katner.

LIFE GOES ON

Florence Henderson

VH1 has announced the has-beens who will be cohabitating in the sixth season of its megahit The Surreal Life. They are — and I swear I'm not joking — The Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley, Whitesnake video vamp Tawny Kitaen, Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille, Playboy TV's Andrea Lowell, Smashmouth rocker Steve Harwell and Alexis Arquette, Rosanna, Patricia and David's cross-dressing sibling. Wait, it gets better: Florence Henderson will also be on hand as the roommates' official den mother. Charlene Tilton's application was rejected yet again. read more

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