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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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