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Sobering News Of 2013: The Celebrities Who Checked Into Rehab This Year

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For the most part we should think of this as a happy 2013 Wrap + Up list: Whether they went there by choice or by court order, the celebrities who checked themselves into rehab to overcome drug, alcohol and anger management issues were taking the first steps toward healthier lives. Unfortunately, we already know that the substance abuse has no quick and easy solution, and treatment didn’t save the lives of Cory Monteith or Lisa Robin Kelly.
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The Stars Of Step Up Revolution Had A “Crush Situation” And Lots Of Awkward Moments Dancing Together

We’ve already declared Step Up Revolution the guilty pleasure movie of the summer, and now we can show you one of the reasons behind our pick: The ultra-hot chemistry between the film’s stars, Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick. According to the film’s director, Scott Speer, whom we spoke with last week at the film’s press junket in L.A.: “They fell for each other, which is always a huge help.” Added producer¬†Adam Shankman,¬†“Both are really talented and both are really, really nice, and I hadn’t seen that since we cast Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan [in the first Step Up film]. And we know what happened there — they’re married.”

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Step Up Revolution‘s So You Think You Can Dance Alums Kathryn And Twitch Still “Pay Their Dues”

Reality-show contestants come a dime a dozen, and once their shows are off the air, we’re so busy watching the next competition, we often forget to see whether the winners go on to make it in their chosen profession. For every Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks, there are dozens of Taylor Hicks and Nikki McKibbins. But one show seems to be the exception to the rule: The alumni (not just winners) of So You Think You Can Dance show up everywhere: In music videos, on Broadway, on tour with pop stars, on Glee and, this weekend, in Step Up Revolution. When VH1 caught up with the movie’s star, Kathryn McCormick (third place in season 6) and co-star Stephen “Twitch” Boss (season 4′s second-place dancer), we asked how the show contributed to their success.

“[SYTYCD alums] have the mindset that just because they’ve been on the show, nothing is going to be handed to them,” explained freestyle dancer Twitch, who also appeared in Step Up 3D. “They still have to create their opportunities. And for the things that are presented to them, you still have to deliver. So no matter what, even with your exposure on the show, you still have to put your work in it. You still have to continue to pay your dues. The show gives you a rep, yes, it does. And it gives you that exposure, yes, but you still have to deliver on your end of the deal.”


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