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.
February 27, 2009 |
You've got to hand it to Dr. Drew Pinsky: He's managed to turn sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll from a '60s rallying cry into a career marketing strategy that's transformed him (with apologies to Howard Stern) into the new king of all media. Pinsky, who lives in Pasadena with wife Susan and 16-year-old triplets Douglas, Jordan and Paulina, co-hosts the long-running radio show "Loveline" from Sundays through Thursdays on KROQ-FM (106.7). He also has "Sober House" airing all over VH1, and "Sex . . .
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.
September 12, 2006 |
Let's say there's a famous movie star who thinks he owns Malibu, or a big-name actor who holds himself out as an expert on psychiatry on national television. Or maybe there's a famous actress who frequently calls in sick to the movie set, costing producers thousands of dollars, because she is tired (or hung over). Aren't these examples just proof that celebrity and narcissism go together like Paris Hilton and paparazzi? Not really. They're just anecdotes.
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.