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After 5 Cast Deaths, Dr. Drew Says No To Another Season Of “Celebrity Rehab”

It’s the kind of topic you would expect to be debated on Dr. Drew’s CNN show, except that Dr. Drew is the subject of the debate. After five Celebrity Rehab cast members have died, is Dr. Drew’s commitment to their recovery being unfairly criticized?

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dr_drewIt’s the kind of topic you would expect to be debated on Dr. Drew’s CNN show, except that Drew is the center of the debate. After five Celebrity Rehab cast member deaths, is Dr. Drew’s commitment to their recovery being unfairly criticized?

In a radio interview with  Zach Sang and the Gang, Drew fires back:  “To have people questioning my motives and taking aim at me because people get sick and die because they have a life-threatening disease, and I take the blame? Rodney King has a heart attack and I take blame for that?”

Citing the emotional strain and unfair critcism, Drew has had enough of his cable series Celebrity Rehab, and opting against more seasons. “I’m tired of taking all the heat. It’s just ridiculous.”

Five former cast members of the series have died, some in ways that appear to be related to their substance or emotional problems. In February, country singer Mindy McCready committed suicide after a long battle with substance abuse, Rodney King died of accidental drowning, with cocaine and alcohol found in his system. Taxi star Jeff Conaway, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr and Real World cast member Joey Kovar have also died. 
 
Some have criticized Pinksy, claiming the series exploits the personal problems of the stars.
The issue is a complicated one. The personal addictions of these entertainers are long standing, its safe to say that they will no be able to kick their problems in the two months or less that are required to shoot a TV show. It’s unclear just how much counseling went on after shooting concluded, or how their treatment continued. It could be that the series does in fact make matters worse by simply ‘ending’ the treatment when production wraps.  Does the show exploit celebrities with problems? It sensationalizes the drama that accompanies it, that’s for sure, but it also provides the stars with an income that they probably weren’t getting for some time… and could very well have put them on a path to recovery. Whether or not you agree with the premise of the series, no one forces them into being on the show, their participation is simply born out of their own desperation.
 
“It’s very stressful and very intense for me,” said Pinsky.
 
What do you think?
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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

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The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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