August 17, 2012 |
Joey Kovar, the "Real World: Hollywood" cast member who went to rehab in this middle of the reality show's cycle in 2008, was reportedly found dead Friday morning at a friend's home in the Chicago area. The 29-year-old bodybuilder and aspiring actor was found with blood coming from his nose and ears and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ , which first reported the news. Family members suspect drugs were involved, the website said. Kovar, who appeared on the third "Celebrity Rehab" season in 2010, discussed his feelings about cocaine in his exit interview withDr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2010 |
A high-end psychiatric hospital in Pasadena where four patients died and one was raped in recent years is facing renewed scrutiny after inspectors learned of several recent escapes and near suicides. Aurora Las Encinas Hospital has been notified that it risks losing federal financial support after the latest incidents, one of which involved a woman known to be suicidal who was able to remove a battery from a TV remote-control device and swallow it. Several days after that, she broke a mirror and swallowed glass.
November 20, 2007 |
Dr. Drew Pinsky, the longtime co-host of "Loveline" on KROQ-FM (106.7), is expanding his act into AM. Pinsky will join the lineup at the new talk station KGIL-AM (1260) next Tuesday, hosting a weekday show in which he'll field health-related questions from listeners. Unlike "Loveline," which is geared to young people and focuses on sex-related topics, the daytime show will entertain a broader range of issues, KGIL said, such as mental health, relationships and rehabilitation.
December 21, 2004
Endorsement: Now that she has parlayed being overweight into a TV series, Kirstie Alley has come up with a way to capitalize on shedding her excess pounds. With only two episodes left to shoot for "Fat Actress," a Showtime series due to premiere in March, Alley has signed to be a spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight loss program. Series: Dr.
November 23, 2003 |
When celebrities go public with addiction, celebrity advice-givers are happy to ply their corresponding trade and welcome them into the world of recovery. Dr. Drew Pinsky, relationship counselor and host of KROQ and MTV's "Loveline," pulled from his recent book "Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again" to offer this guidance to (recovering) radio commentator Rush Limbaugh: "Rush Limbaugh really represents a typical patient for me.
April 19, 1999 |
The caller is 18-year-old Jasmine, who is having sex with a former boyfriend who is now "just a friend." "I'm just sort of confused about it," she says. "I don't know what to do." It is nearly midnight, but the phone lines are still buzzing on "Loveline," a nationally syndicated radio show that offers advice on love, relationships and sex--OK, mostly sex. As Jasmine speaks, "Loveline" co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky listens with the intent look people have when trying to hear what's not being said.