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August 17, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Reality player Joey Kovar, who appeared on "Real World: Hollywood" and later "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead on Friday. The 29-year-old, whose full name is Joseph E. Kovar, was discovered at a friend's home near Chicago, TMZ first reported. Chicago-Ridge Police confirmed the death to Show Tracker.  No foul play is suspected and police are conducting a death investigation. He was transported to Cook County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Kovar had battled drug abuse, and during his 2008 stint on "Real World," he entered rehab - cameras showed his castmates visiting him and his eventual return to the house, where he would struggle to remain sober.
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February 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In the wake of Mindy McCready's apparent suicide on Sunday in Arkansas, Dr. Drew Pinsky of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" was defending the show Tuesday and explaining how things can go wrong with addiction treatment. In a call-in appearance on " The View ," the famous addiction doc mentioned his last phone call with McCready and shed light on why she might have left court-ordered rehab after only a couple of days. He said she was doing well until the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, in January.
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August 17, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Reality-TV star Joey Kovar's family was reportedly in shock after the "Real World" and "Celebrity Rehab" personality was found dead Friday morning at a friend's house in the Chicago area. "Everyone is in shock right now. He seemed fine, he was happier and he was doing better," David Kovar, Joey's brother, told the Chicago Tribune . David Kovar also said the family was not suspecting drug use, despite a TMZ report that said they were, combined with the 29-year-old's previous struggles with addiction.
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October 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Antoine Ashley, a.k.a. Sahara Davenport, died Monday of heart failure, a rep said in a statement issued Wednesday. Ashley, a 27-year-old drag performer, competed as Davenport on the second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and was the six-year boyfriend of Season 3 performer Manila Luzon, a.k.a. Karl Westerberg, who'll appear in the upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars" starting later this month. "Antoine passed away due to heart failure on October 1, 2012, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland," the rep said via NewNowNext.com , the Logo network's online presence.  “ I thank God for giving me an Angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world," his mother said in the statement.
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August 17, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
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October 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Antoine Ashley, a.k.a. Sahara Davenport, died Monday of heart failure, a rep said in a statement issued Wednesday. Ashley, a 27-year-old drag performer, competed as Davenport on the second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and was the six-year boyfriend of Season 3 performer Manila Luzon, a.k.a. Karl Westerberg, who'll appear in the upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars" starting later this month. "Antoine passed away due to heart failure on October 1, 2012, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland," the rep said via NewNowNext.com , the Logo network's online presence.  “ I thank God for giving me an Angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world," his mother said in the statement.
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October 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Antoine Ashley, better known as the drag queen Sahara Davenport who competed on the second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," has died at age 27. " Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport," the Logo network posted Tuesday on its Facebook page. "He was an amazing artist and entertainer who'll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.
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February 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In the wake of Mindy McCready's apparent suicide on Sunday in Arkansas, Dr. Drew Pinsky of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" was defending the show Tuesday and explaining how things can go wrong with addiction treatment. In a call-in appearance on " The View ," the famous addiction doc mentioned his last phone call with McCready and shed light on why she might have left court-ordered rehab after only a couple of days. He said she was doing well until the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, in January.
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August 22, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Tempted to visit LL Cool J's place? Remember to knock. Perhaps bring a small gift. Do not, we repeat do not , let yourself in and then come running at the man of the house.  LL Cool J delivered a broken jaw and broken nose to a suspected burglar at his Studio City home in the wee hours Wednesday, police sources told L.A. Now , in a "knock-down, drag-out" fight that occurred after the rapper and actor heard sounds coming from the kitchen and...
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August 17, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
This post has been updated. ABC Family announced the renewal of three shows Friday: a third season for "Melissa & Joey," a second season of "Switched at Birth" and a second season for "Baby Daddy. " Additionally, the channel has ordered more episodes of its ballet school comedy-drama "Bunheads. " "Melissa & Joey" stars Melissa Joan Hart as a successful politician and Joey Lawrence as her family's "manny. " "Baby Daddy" stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler and Tahj Mowry in a "Three Men and a Baby"-style situation.
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October 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Antoine Ashley, better known as the drag queen Sahara Davenport who competed on the second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," has died at age 27. " Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport," the Logo network posted Tuesday on its Facebook page. "He was an amazing artist and entertainer who'll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.
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August 17, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Reality-TV star Joey Kovar's family was reportedly in shock after the "Real World" and "Celebrity Rehab" personality was found dead Friday morning at a friend's house in the Chicago area. "Everyone is in shock right now. He seemed fine, he was happier and he was doing better," David Kovar, Joey's brother, told the Chicago Tribune . David Kovar also said the family was not suspecting drug use, despite a TMZ report that said they were, combined with the 29-year-old's previous struggles with addiction.
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August 17, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Reality player Joey Kovar, who appeared on "Real World: Hollywood" and later "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead on Friday. The 29-year-old, whose full name is Joseph E. Kovar, was discovered at a friend's home near Chicago, TMZ first reported. Chicago-Ridge Police confirmed the death to Show Tracker.  No foul play is suspected and police are conducting a death investigation. He was transported to Cook County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Kovar had battled drug abuse, and during his 2008 stint on "Real World," he entered rehab - cameras showed his castmates visiting him and his eventual return to the house, where he would struggle to remain sober.
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August 17, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
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February 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead by apparent suicide on her front porch Sunday, the victim of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to officials in Arkansas. She was 37. Her death comes a little over a month after David Wilson, her partner and the father of her younger son, died of a gunshot wound to the head on that same porch in Heber Springs, Ark. "Just got a call from Mindy McCready's best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening," NBC's Andrea Canning wrote on Twitter on Sunday night.
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February 21, 2010 | By Jon Caramanica
It's a good time to be a celebrity in search of a little self-improvement: humbling via reality television has moved past the curious novelty phase into a full-blown component of career reinvention. Liked the actress? You'll love the addict. Nowhere are these reinventors more welcome than VH1, which has cultivated a pair of franchises around the theme: "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" (10 p.m. Thursdays) and "Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp" (9 p.m. Mondays). Some celebrities probably could have gone either way. Two current "Fit Club" cast members, Bobby Brown and Nicole Eggert, appear to have issues with alcohol, though it's largely discussed with them in terms of empty calories.
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