Former Reality TV participants Lisa D'Amato, Joey Kovar, and Dennis Rodman are back on reality TV. But this time, they are starring in a reality show that is way more intense than America's Next Top Model, The Real World, and Celebrity Apprentice. Lisa, Joey, and Dennis are members of the new Celebrity Rehab cast, facing their demons in a substance abuse rehab program run by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Lisa, who was portrayed as the wild child on the fith season of America's Next Top Model, says she signed up for Celebrity Rehab to find out if she could eventually develop an addiction problem based on her troubled past and her history with alcohol.
Lisa might not have a full-blown problem (according to her), but Joey Kovar of the The Real World: Hollywood is battling far-gone drug and alcohol addictions that Real World viewers witnessed when he had a scary, drug-fueled meltdown during one Real World episode. Joey ended up leaving the show when Real World producers stepped in to send him to rehab. He admits in recent interviews that he went back to his old habits almost right away.
And finally, NBA great Dennis Rodman isn't usually labeled as a reality star, but he has participated in shows such as Celebrity Mole and Celebrity Apprentice. On Celebrity Apprentice, Dennis's drinking was a big part of the reason he got fired. His Apprentice castmates even confronted him about his alcohol abuse on the show.
It's great to see that these three former reality stars are getting the help they need on Celebrity Rehab 3, along with actress Mackenzie Phillips, Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss, actor Tom Sizemore, country singer Mindy McCready, rocker Mike Starr, and Playboy Playmate Kari Ann Peniche.
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drewpremieres tonight at 10 on VH1.
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