'Celebrity Rehab' In Midst of Final Season: Report

'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' is in the midst of its final season, according to a report in Radar Online. The reason, reportedly, has nothing to do with a mounting chorus of criticism the show has been getting from the substance abuse treatment community, but instead is because of Dr. Drew Pinksy's increasingly busy TV schedule. "The decision was made to put the show on hiatus because Dr. Drew Pinsky is just too busy to continue to do the show," a source close to the show told Radar. "The amount of time Dr. Drew has to commit to treating celebrities on the show is a tremendous amount of time. [Dr. Drew] would absolutely love to revisit doing the show again in the future when he has the time. Dr. Drew really enjoyed doing the show, even though it could be very emotionally grueling at times." Dr. Drew is indeed a busy man. HLN's 'Dr. Drew Show,' which has recently turned into nightly coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, airs every weeknight, as does his long-running radio show 'Loveline' every Sunday-Thursday. He's launching a new show in the fall called 'Life Changers,' a daytime program airing on the CW about real life people and their journeys through hardship.

Steven Adler Yells at Amy Fisher in Group Therapy on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Amy Fisher is very withdrawn so far on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1) and it's not sitting well with former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. Both are patients, but Adler took serious issue with Fisher in two consecutive therapy sessions. First, he yelled at her when she compared the rehab facilities to prison, defending their current accommodation as far better. Then, in a later group session, Fisher declined to identify herself as an addict or an alcoholic. Instead she said she was just listening right now and had nothing to contribute. "Might as well identify yourself as what you are," Adler told her. "Because you wouldn't be here if there was nothing."

Top Moments: Nancy Grace Dances with the Devil, a Little White Wedding and Lots of Sex Talk

Our top moments of the week: 13. The Show Must Go On Award:   There's no such thing as an injured reserve list on   America's Got Talent . After Lucia of LD Dance performs with a sprained ankle, hip-hop troupe Fatally Unique's status is put into question when one of its dancers is forebodingly taken to the hospital on a stretcher following a collapsing pyramid during rehearsals. (Let's not forget the small pool of blood on the stage either.) She returns with a busted lip and a fractured nose and powers through the routine — and the pyramid trick — earning the group a trip to Hollywood. Let's just hope this doesn't turn into an injury curse à la Dancing with the Stars . 12. Worst Unsolicited Advice:  The boundaries of   Switched at Birth   moms Regina and Kathryn's complicated friendship/living arrangement are quickly put to the test when Regina receives flowers from the ex-husband of one of Kathryn's closest friends. "He's a player, and I don't mean baseball," Kathryn awkwardly warns her houseguest. Regina informs her that she's simply looking to have some "fun" because it's been a while. A sex talk for the three teenagers of the house makes sense. A sex talk for the fortysomething single mom however? Never again, we beg you. 11. Most Exploitive Cliff-Hanger:   On   Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew , a traumatized   Bai Ling , who just revealed her history of sexual abuse by Chinese army officers, scales the roof of the treatment facility to avoid taking her medication. Fearing she may jump, an alarmed   Dr. Drew   and staff members try to climb up and talk the actress down as the episode ends with a loud crash. We'd be   a lot   more concerned if we didn't already know that   she's fine .     Read More...

Bai Ling Climbs on the Roof of the Facility on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (VIDEO)

Bai Ling is putting her story of emotional trauma and sexual abuse by Chinese army officers when she was a teenager on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). She hopes that by revealing how this painful chapter of her formative years led to the alcohol and behavioral problems she's had in more recent years, she can help others who are struggling with their own demons. However, she has her own agenda and wants to do things her own way, which includes not taking her medication. Dr. Drew, however, said she came to his facility to get care, which means allowing the professionals to best determine what she needs.

Three Takeaways From the Entertaining, Depressing 'Celebrity Rehab' Premiere

'Celebrity Rehab' is back, with a mostly new set of drug-addicted formerly famous people seeking treatment from Dr. Drew and his team of specialists at the Pasadena Recovery Center. On Friday we talked to a shrink who told us he had serious concerns that the show was exploitative and gave a false impression of what actually happens in real drug rehab. Today we are much less concerned with that theoretical nonsense and want to discuss all the crazy, terrible and embarrassing things we saw on last night's show. Let's get to it, then.

Quick Look: Meeting (most of) the new cast of 'Celebrity Rehab'

On the season debut we meet (most of) the cast of the fifth season of "Celebrity Rehab"

Jennifer Gimenez Panics Over Return of Abusive Steven Adler to 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Steven Adler's relapse back into drugs was cause for real alarm on the fifth season premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). When he was a part of the show in 2008, he physically and verbally assaulted rehab technician and former addict Jennifer Gimenez. When she heard he was coming back into the facility, she had a full-blown panic attack. "Not only did he physically abuse me," she said. "He emotionally and verbally abused me. So all those fears came back." She was able to talk it out and calm down, realizing that Adler on drugs us not the man himself. "I think Steven Adler when he's on drugs is a monster," she said. But the idea is to get Steven Adler off of the drugs and have him be the man he should be.

Michael Lohan Says His Relationship With Lindsay Is Improving on 'The View' (VIDEO)

On the upcoming season of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,' Michael Lohan apologized to his daughter, Lindsay Lohan, for passing down genes that contribute to an addictive personality. Wednesday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Lohan said his often tumultuous relationship with his daughter is getting better, and that they were recently together for Father's Day. "It's a hell of a lot better than it was," he said of his relationship with Lindsay. "It's a lot better. There's still some ... It's not Lindsay anymore. It's the damage that was done as a result of my divorce with Dina." Lohan also denied that Lindsay was considering dropping the last name Lohan, and said he stands by his daughter as she is under house arrest for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelery store. "I believe what my daughter tells me," he said. "When she's wrong, I'll tell her she's wrong."

'Celebrity Rehab' returns to VH1 -- but should we watch?

So VH1 has managed to round up yet another passel of Hollywood’s D-list for a fifth season of “Celebrity Rehab.” The mildly familiar names who will be gracing us with their detox vomiting and general grumpiness beginning Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. are Sean Young (“Bladerunner”), Michael Lohan (Lindsay’s dad), Bai Ling (“The Crow), Amy Fisher (the infamous Long Island Lolita), Jeremy Jackson (“Baywatch”), Dwight Gooden, Jessica Kipper (“Survivor”) and relapsing alumnus Steven Adler (Guns n’ Roses). Every season I’m pretty sure the show has scraped the bottom of the barrel in looking for so-called stars, but this time the show may want to change its title to “People You’ve Never Heard of Rehab” or “We Consider Someone Who Shoots A Woman in the Head with an Arrow and Made A Porn Movie A Celebrity Rehab.” Sorry, Amy. But as hard as it is to convince even foggy-brained addicts to appear on a show for questionable exposure and free counseling, I’m sure it’s only going to get harder. The deaths of Alice in Chains rocker Mike Starr (season 3) and Jeff Conaway (seasons 1 and 2) earlier this year cast a sizable shadow on the show. As many times as Dr. Drew warned his wards (and, indirectly, us) that recovering addicts often slip with sometimes fatal consequences, these deaths (granted, Conaway’s autopsy is not yet in) made it clear that even Dr. Drew’s level-headed assistance is not a miracle cure. For better or for worse, the participants on “Celebrity Rehab” aren’t just mugging for the cameras. Read More...

Sean Young, Michael Lohan and Bai Ling Check In to Celebrity Rehab

Actress Sean Young, Hollywood dad Michael Lohan, and baseball star Dwight "Doc" Goodenare among the famous patients who will join  Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew  for Season 5, VH1 announced Tuesday. The new season, which premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c, also features Miss Long Island Lolita herself Amy Fisher, Guns 'N' Roses drummerSteven Adler (his second time on the show), actress Bai Ling,  Baywatch  actor Jeremy Jacksonand  Survivor  castaway Jessica "Sugar" Kiper. Read More...