Next Celebrity Rehab cast reportedly includes Salahis, Michael Lohan, Doc Gooden, more

A partial cast list for the fifth season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew has been published, and it includes The Real Housewives of DC‘s Tareq and Michaele Salahi and Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael Lohan.

TMZ cites “sources connected to the production” to report that the cast includes those three, plus, New York Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, and actors Bai Ling and Jeremy Jackson.

Update: VH1 confirmed Michael Lohan, Michaele (but not Tareq) Salahi, Jeremy Jackson, and Bai Ling, plus Amy Fisher.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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