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Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Drew’

Westwood One Founder’s New Division Puts Podcasts on the Launchpad

Norm Pattiz’s Courtside Entertainment Group is getting into the podcast business.

Per an announcement today, Pattiz has partnered with Kit Gray to form new division Launchpad Digital Media. It’s set up essentially as a podcast syndicator and, thanks to Gray, counts most of the genre’s marquee Socal gabbers. From today’s release:

The Launchpad platform includes some of the biggest names in digital entertainment including Adam Carolla, Bill Burr, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Dr. Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark Maron, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill and Penn Jillette. Launchpad will also be home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop Network making Launchpad one of the industry’s largest players.

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Is Dr. Drew Blaming the Victim of Domestic Violence?

Michael Lohan was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly assaulting his ex-fiancee Kate Major. Major, you may recall, is a former Los Angeles journalist who gave up her job at Star magazine to date Jon Gosselin. So she’s guilty of terrible taste in men. But is she guilty of somehow causing Lohan to assault her?

Dr. Drew, who treated Lohan during Season 5 of Celebrity Rehab, said in a statement regarding the recent incident:

This is what he and Kate do routinely. This is the pattern they’re in. Unless they both go get treatment, this isn’t going to change!

What kind of treatment does Major need to get to ensure she doesn’t get beaten up by her ex? Some kind of punching bag rehab?

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VH1′s Celebrity Rehab: Jeff Conway Snorts Coke

VH1′s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew promises to scare anyone straight. Check out Jeff Conway.

From the press release:

This series will follow the real-life experiences of nine celebrity patients undergoing detoxification and treatment at a center in the Los Angeles area. While these patients may be accustomed to receiving special treatment in their everyday lives, they came in for a major surprise when they entered this no-frills treatment facility. All but one of the patients completed an intensive 21-day round-the-clock program with both group and one-on-one therapies. Dr. Drew was aided in the process by his experienced and trusted staff of counselors, including registered nurses and other addiction experts. After they completed the program, the patients were given the opportunity to continue their treatment in a sober living facility or treatment center for at least three months at VH1′s expense.