Tag Archives: VH1’s Celebrity Rehab

Sean Stewart Is Back – to Dish About His ‘Sober House’ Stint (and Dr. Drew)

Celebrity Rehab: Sober House fans – and Rod Stewart fans – won’t want to miss tonight’s edition of Access New York.

Because cast member Sean Stewart will be live in-studio with hosts Amber Lee Ettinger and Kelly Brady.

Sean (above): Sober since VH1 ordeal. But how'd he do it?

Sean (above): Sober since VH1 ordeal. But how'd he do it?

Having recently wrapped Season 2 of the hot VH1 reality series, Sean will update the delicious duo on his progress.

He’ll also dish about how he wound up in rehab in the first place, what he’s doing to stay sober, and whether he still talks to the show’s resident shrink, Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Plus, Sean – who recently moved from L.A. to the Big Apple – will reveal details about his own TV show.

As for Sean’s sometimes-chilly relationship with his dad – superstar rocker Rod – well, you’ll have to tune in to see what’s been going down on that front.

Amber and Kelly have also got their trademark club report queued up.

This week’s pick? The Hudson Hotel Bar on West 58th Street in Manhattan.

While too many celebs to count are fans of the deco palace, we do recall spotting on-again, off-again couple Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer cozying up there last summer.

Access New York airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio. To listen, click here.

It’s an Addictive Edition of ‘The Mix’

If you’re not already hooked on The Daily Mix – which, week in, week out delivers the best of BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming – you’re sure to be very soon.

Because tonight’s edition of the show answers such all-important questions as:

—Why, on a recent episode of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Crazy Town frontman Shifty Binzer failed to return to the Sober House – and instead went to the house of a “crazy pill-popper.”

 CAPTION: “Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a wannabe star on combating stage-fright.

“Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a caller on combating stage-fright.

—What made Suzanne Somers kick her habit of snacking incess- antly from crafts tables during her many years as a TV actress.

—How come – even though he says he’s now sober – Jeff Conaway still needs nightcap every now and then.

—Why Flight of the Conchords star Eugene Mirman advises against drug addiction.

—What funnyman Fred Willard’s secret – and surprising – addiction is.

—How Rush Limbaugh came to hear what Nightline host Terry Moran said about Barack Obama being the first president since George Washington to “take a step” down into the Oval office.

—Why one particular prank Drew Carey’s cast mates played on him – as recounted by the sitcom star’s on-screen squeeze, Jenica Bergere – gives new meaning to the term “addicted.”

So don’t miss The Mix, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.


Celebrity Rehabber Jeff Conaway: Clean, but Not Always Sober

Though he has come a long way in his efforts to kick his substance- abuse habits, Jeff Conaway still can’t resist a belt every now and then.

Interviewed on The Radio Happy Hour, the Grease star – who left Season 2 of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab after a confrontation with host Dr. Drew Pinsky – says an occasional nightcap helps him sleep.

“Next time I see [Dr. Drew], I’m going to say, ‘Ha-ha! I told you so!’” Jeff (above) tells us.

“Next time I see Dr. Drew, I’m going to say, ‘Ha-ha! I told you so!’” Jeff (above) tells us.

“Do you realize that you’re announcing your sobriety on a show called The Radio Happy Hour?” host Dr. Blogstein asks Jeff.

“Well, cheers!” quips the actor, who’s best known to TV fans as Bobby Wheeler from Taxi.

“Are you off every- thing – even pain medication?” continues Dr. B.

“No, we’re cutting back on my pain medication and we’ve started a slow detox. And I’ll have a drink once in a while.  I’m not a drinker, per se. But if I feel like having a nightcap before bed, it helps me sleep,” says Jeff.

Having undergone a series of operations to repair an old back injury that left him wheelchair-bound, Jeff is also feeling upbeat about his progess on that front – so much so that he gets in a few digs at his former TV shrink.

“Dr. Drew told me, ‘Forget it, it’s all over.’ He told me, ‘You’re never going to get better. This is as good as it’s going to get.’

“And I refused. I said, ‘You think I’m buying that? I’m going to walk again. I’m going to stand straight again. I’m going to be without pain again . . . This is something that’s going to happen.  And it’s actually happening.”

To hear Jeff’s full interview, click here.

Shifty Binzer: ‘I Started Smoking Herb When I Was Eight’

Earlier this month on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Seth “Shifty” Binzer fled the Sober House before downing a handful of Xanax and a bottle of Jack Daniels—and waking up in the emergency room thinking he’d had a heart attack.

While the Crazy Town frontman was missing, pal—and fellow rehabber—Andy Dick lamented, “He’s gonna be dead. I don’t want him to die.”

“I was angry at the world,” Shifty (above) tells us of his snorting days.

“I was angry at the world,” Shifty (above) tells us of his snorting days.

But this week on World Talk Live! Shifty tells host Brett Cohen exactly what went down that evening.

“I woke up with all these little things on my chest, ‘cause I’d passed out. So when I saw [them], I called the house and I was like, ‘I don’t know what happened to me. I think I had like cardiac arrest. But it was really just because I was dehydrated, and the cords were to check my heart rate,” he says.

“I was just partying really hard and then I took all this ecstasy and I wanted to go back to the house and I was like, If I don’t take a bunch of pills, I’m never going to go to sleep. So I went to this girl’s house that I knew, because she’s a crazy pill-popper, and then I took the pills,” he adds.

Shifty also recounts how he came to be an addict.

“My dad worked around a lot of bands and he designed album covers. He was a cocaine addict, so I guess I was influenced by him,” he says.

“I started smoking herb when I was like eight or nine, ‘cause I’d steal it from my dad. I remember taking it and rolling really bad joints in the bushes with my friends. But I was always like, I’m never gonna do cocaine. It makes my dad and my mom fight. I was like, f— cocaine.

“And then I was with my best friend when I was 18 years old and—it was DJ AM’s birthday and we all went hiking and [another friend] fell off a cliff and died and I was like, God, how could you just take someone that quick?

“So we went out and got f—– up that night. That was the first time I did cocaine.”

To hear Shifty’s full interview, click here.