Lindsay Lohan's disastrous Saturday Night Live performance was due to prescription drugs, her father has claimed.
Michael Lohan claims the troubled actress is no longer taking any illegal substances but says medicine provided by her doctors prevented her from showing her true acting ability when she performed on the comedy sketch show in March. However, Michael insists he convinced her to stop taking prescription medication ahead of her recent Glee cameo and believes she is now once again showing her potential.
"I have to say this...on SNL, Lindsay was not using any illicit drugs or drinking but she still is on prescription drugs that they gave her. And the meds that they give her are meds that they say she needs, but she doesn't need them. But they kind of make her flat. She's not acting at a full potential. It's like the screen is down over her. And now when she did Glee I said, 'Linds, get off the damn medication and let people see who you really are.' And for a couple days before Glee, she went off this stuff. And there were tears in my eyes when I watched Glee. THAT was Lindsay. Yeah that was her acting. That is Lindsay Lohan at the Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls potential. That is what she was."
A DJ AM-project left in limbo will reportedly see the light of day.
Sources close to MTV claim the network has chosen to Gone Too Far, an Intervention-esque series that was completed shortly before the celeb deejay’s August death. In the eight episodes filmed, the former drug user was seen trying to help others with their addiction problems.
Although it’s believed DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) may have died as a result of an overdose, it’s hoped the series will highlight Goldstein’s message rather than exploit his death.
No air date has yet been announced for the program. The networks execs are working closely with Adam’s family about the rumored unveiling.
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Adam Goldstein’s sudden death on Friday came just weeks before a reality project he had been working on was set to premiere.
Goldstein (a.k.a. DJ AM) had been collaborating with MTV on an Intervention-esque series for the channel. In the eight episodes already shot, Adam, a former drug user, devoted his time to help others with addiction. Now it’s not known whether Gone Too Far will ever air.
Although official an autopsy on the 36-year-old has not yet been completed (toxicology and tissue results are still needed), sources are claiming that drugs were found in Goldstein’s apartment at the time of his death. Adam, who may have been distraught over a recent breakup, was reportedly in the possession of crack when his body was discovered.
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And you thought the tension between Jeff Conaway and his girlfriend was awkward to watch…
For Season 3 of Celebrity Rehab, Dr. Drew Pinsky and producers have upped the dramatic ante. Actor Tom Sizemore has just been included in the final lineup for the VH1 reality series. This means he will be seeking treatment at the same time as Heidi Fleiss.
Despite an impressive body of work, Sizemore’s personal life has been checkered with a host of legal issues. In addition to numerous troubles with drugs, the Saving Private Ryan star was also convicted in 2003 of assaulting and harassing his then-girlfriend. That woman was Fleiss, the former Hollywood madam. According to TMZ, Tom checked himself into The Pasadena Recovery Center last Friday, one day after being arrested for an outstanding warrant.
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The third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew is definitely a go and currently casting. Mackenzie Phillips, whose biggest claims to fame are her stint on One Day at a Time and her famous father, will serve as the in-house sober coach. This position was held in past seasons by Daniel Baldwin and Gary Busey.
The show’s sober coach is supposed to be an individual who has battled addiction and won. Phillips is no stranger to substance abuse or, for that matter, rehabilitation. As of last September, Phillips was interred in a rehab facility for the tenth time. Other cast members on the third season include Dennis Rodman, Heidi Fleiss, Joey Kovar and Lisa D’Amato.
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How do you know when a star is nearing a contract negotiation? When they sit down for a lengthy interview without anything to promote. (It’s not like American Idol needs the help.)
Earlier this week, Simon Cowell touched on his future and Kara DioGuardi during a Late Late Show appearance. Now Paula Abdul’s getting a window in the after hours spotlight.
In an interview to air on Thursday’s Nightline (you can preview a portion of it here), the Idol judge addressed rumors of substance abuse, the relationship with the woman to her right and her reason for quitting several times.
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Despite his recent graduation from Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (the Season 2 finale aired on Thursday night) and participation in a Sober Living environment (the VH1 spinoff, Sober House, premieres next month), rocker Steven Adler can’t seem to catch a break.
Yesterday the former Guns N’ Roses drummer was ordered by an LA court commissioner to enter yet another rehab facility. The sentence stemmed from an incident back in July of this year. At that time the 43-year-old was arrested for drug possession and for being under the influence of drugs. He was also wanted for an outstanding warrant. By entering a new treatment program, Adler is spared any jail time.
Ironically, Steven was unable to attend his original court date last week because he was still wrapping up his stay at Sober House. He completed his stint just prior to Friday’s appearance.
Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House - also featuring Rodney King, Nikki McKibbin, Amber Smith, Seth Binzer and Mary Carey and Andy Dick - debuts Thursday, January 15 @ 10:00.
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The patients participating in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab took a tough dose of reality in two recent episodes, wherein a former patient returned to rehab to smoke crack and create a ruckus on the roof. As the celebs looked on, Seth “Shifty” Binzer scrambled around on top of the treatment center, swallowing Ecstasy, smoking crack and looking completely strung out.
Finally, Dr. Drew Pinsky, with the aid of his staff, was able to get Seth down and into the center. The Crazy Town rocker remained contentious, but eventually quieted down. Shifty’s re-appearance at the PRC (Pasadena Recovery Center) became a stark reminder to current cast members of the show. His crack-smoking and roof-hopping spoke more eloquently than Dr. Drew ever has on the dangers of relapse and the mindset of addicts.
It was also a little disheartening to fans of the show, who rooted for Shifty’s success during his first season stint on the series. The Celebrity Rehab spin-off, Sober Living, began filming with Binzer in the cast. The musician left the set, however, and eventually winded up in a hotel room on a drug binge. Dr. Drew tried to talk him down from the ledge, so to speak, but Seth binged some more before finally arriving on top of the facility. TMZ reported the rocker missing in late July. Andy Dick is reported to be among the show’s cast.
Celebrity Rehab: Sober Living is scheduled to premiere next month.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, addiction specialist, recently sat down on Today to talk about the problems associated with this disease and the upcoming second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The season premieres Thursday, which somehow seems impossibly far away.
Pinsky said doing the show itself is “very stressful,” but not for the reasons you might think. The presence of cameras and the need to create a reality show might have added to the problem of overcoming addiction, but Dr. Drew says the cameras have a “positive effect” on the celebrity patients at the Pasadena Recovery Center. “It’s a hard reality,” Drew explained. “And that’s why we did this show.”
According to Pinsky, one in eight Americans will suffer or does suffer from substance addiction. An estimated sixteen million Americans currently need immediate treatment for this problem. That’s part of what Celebrity Rehab is all about - showing the public just how tough addiction can be, proving that addicts need serious treatment. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, addiction is a “progressive illness” which needs to be stopped in its tracks.
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Sooner or later, all train wrecks must come to an end.
According to the the co-producer of The Two Coreys, the show’s second season will be the last for the A&E program. Haim’s documented relapse - coupled with the duo’s ongoing issues - make it difficult for the series to proceed.
It’s also hard to produce a show when the stars aren’t even speaking to each other. In the recent issue of People, we learn that the Lost Boys actors won’t even appear in the same photo together anymore.
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