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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:14 PM
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Celebrity Rehab. Can we talk?
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 08:22 PM by LibraLiz1973
On TV now... VH1



WTF with Jeff Conaway????????

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/celebrity_rehab_with_dr_dr...
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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:17 PM
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1. He should be the spoksperson for why drugs are bad
That drugs are not glamorous or cool, and you can't quit anytime.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:18 PM
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3. Drugs are bad, mmmmkay?
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:17 PM
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2. WHO?
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:19 PM
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4. Keneckie from GREASE and Bobby from Taxi
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:21 PM
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6. Bobby on "Taxi"
Zack Allen on Babylon 5
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:20 PM
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5. This is a great topic. Where to begin?
Which places are helping people get clean?

Which places are just expensive resorts so that movie studios can write the stars' health fees off and reassign them to movie contracts?

And also, what makes people who appear to have "everything" feel so down, so sad, so self-destructive, that they can throw it all away?
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:24 PM
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8. This particular one is the Pasadena Rehab Center run by Dr. Drew Pinsky
A lot of people think the show is over the top and sensationalized...
I have to say, I think it is good.
They show what really happens during recovery.

I did read that certain emotional things that the patients asked to be kept private
were edited from the show.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:31 PM
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13. I lived in Pasadena and its neighboring community for many years
It is a great place, full of memories.

But from the little bit I know, many celebrities go out of California for treatment. It is safer and less claustrophobic, although more expensive.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:34 PM
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25. Did you know the little old lady
from Pasadena??


:silly:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:23 PM
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7. The guy from Taxi?
And realize that I'm too damned lazy too Google him to see if he is the guy from Taxi...

But here it is in a nutshell:

If you step into anything in life without doing your homework and being prepared, you get what you pay for.

That includes being "famous."

Cal it my own personal brand of "tough love."

:evilgrin:
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:25 PM
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9. Yeah him
He is FUCKED UP


I mean, really really REALLY, FUCKED UP!
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:36 PM
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14. "Fucked Up" is a subjective term at best...
...I mean Britney Spears speaking in a fake British accent and telling the paparazzi "You're better off being homeless than being me" is SUPREMELY "really really REALLY, FUCKED UP..."

But I'll take you at your word and believe that Jeff has shot right past that.

:evilgrin:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:26 PM
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10. SHIT! I wish I had VH1!
I've been waiting to see this show for months! Too bad I'm too cheap to spring for it.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:27 PM
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11. It is INSANE
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:27 PM
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12. dupe
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 08:28 PM by LibraLiz1973
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 08:48 PM
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15. You can watch the first episode and some of the 2nd
on vh1.com
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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:01 PM
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16. you can watch the full episodes online
its good
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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:05 PM
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17. I think this show is the most real of any "reality" show
I think Dr Drew is sincere (and hot...sorry)

but I don't see it as exploitative I think it is showing the real and ugly side of drugs and addictions

I had no idea that binge drinking was so hard to work with (as far as treating alcoholism).
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:18 PM
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19. I do not think it is exploitive either
I think it is DIFFICULT to watch and people like to make jokes... but the truth is, it's real and it's supposed to be difficult to watch.

I Lurve Dr. Drew- I totally think he's a hottie & I have since I was a kid and he was on KROQ.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:13 PM
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18. First time watching
Who are the other "celebs" on the show. I don't recognize any of the others.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:20 PM
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20. Cast List
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:23 PM
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21. Thanks!
I didn't recognize them, especially the women.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:36 PM
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26. He just seems really uncomfortable with it all
I would be, too, I suppose. I can't believe how they have to tell all their personal secrets on tv. Takes guts.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:26 PM
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24. The new guy that just checked in needs a smack
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:24 PM
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22. Good God, no. Could there be ANY subject about which I care less?
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 09:25 PM by Redstone
Redstone
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:25 PM
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23. Oh, you!!
Surely there must be something?


:silly:
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:43 PM
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27. Jeff Conaway's girlfriend
takes 16 different meds for PMS? :wow:
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:44 PM
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28. Yeah... that was horrifying!!
:scared:
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:49 PM
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29. Is a Bitch!!!
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 09:49 PM
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30. Dang dupe
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 09:49 PM by LibraLiz1973
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 11:04 PM
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32. She said she's prescribed 16 pills per month of the same drug - Norco.
It's acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
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nadine_mn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 11:18 PM
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33. she totally plays him...when she said she saw that guy and hugged him
she knew that would cut Jeff esp while he is recovering, and then she plays the victim...it was awful to watch the emotional abuse she put him through, and her denial of her role in it
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 10:54 PM
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31. I'd love to watch the show for the entire season
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 10:55 PM by Saint Etienne17
but, Daniel Baldwin is one of my least favorite persons in the world. He just needs to shut the fuck up :mad:
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 12:38 AM
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34. Conaway is broken, possibly beyond repair...
Where are his dreams, his goals, his life without the dope? Does he have any interests? Hobbies? Work?

I haven't seen any reason for him not to stay wrecked for the rest of his life. Without something to look forward to when sober, some people just won't get sober. And the girlfriend is no help. She'll keep him down there for whatever sick reasons she has.

The rest of them are kind of interesting in their own ways. Even Baldwin, who should shut up once in a while, knows exactly what the deal is. Whether he'll go the route is another question. From the previews, it doesn't look like it.

Chyna's still kind of confused about the whole thing, but the other women all seem to be getting something out of this. Lessee how the pool thing works out next weeek.

And is the new guy gonna punch someone out? Talk about issues...



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