Celebrity Rehab’s fifth-season cast announced

Celebrity Rehab‘s fifth season cast has been confirmed by VH1, and besides the previously revealed cast members, the group includes Stephen Adler, the Guns ‘n Roses drummer who appeared on the show’s second season and its spin-off, Sober House.

The cast consists of “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher; baseball player Dwight “Doc” Gooden; Baywatch’s Jeremy Jackson; actor Bai Ling; and Michael Lohan, who VH1’s press release calls a “celebrity dad.” Survivor‘s Sugar Kiper replaced Michaele Salahi, who was kicked out.

Also on this season: Jennifer Gimenez, the actor who ran Sober House and is herself a recovering addict, and Dr. John R. Sharp, who VH1 says specializes “in the integrated treatment of depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and addiction.”

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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