rnrnThe explosive fourth season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew debuts tonight on VH1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This year’s cast — Jason “Gummi Bear” Davis, Janice Dickinson, Leif Garrett, Jeremy London, Frankie Lons, Rachel Uchitel, Jason Wahler and Eric Roberts — all publicly battled their demons in the harsh glare of the spotlight before being treated by Dr. Drew Pinsky and crew. While you’ll have to tune in each week to see how the cast deals with the difficulties of the program (not to mention withdrawal symptoms), the following slideshow highlights exactly the kind of shape (hint: not very good) that these celebrities were in before they checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center. rnrn
We knew he would do it. Mickey Rourke snatched up an Independent Spirit award on Saturday night for his role in The Wrestler and dedicated it to his recently deceased chihuahua Loki. In his rambling and humorous acceptance speech, Mickey also gave a shout out to the ladies he has courted on the road to the Oscars and also made a jab at actor Eric Roberts, asking Hollywood big shots to hire him so he could also revive his career. Other winners included James Franco, Melissa Leo for Frozen River, and Penelope Cruz, who thanked director Woody Allen for “letting me be around him.”
Oh, and we’re not sure what’s up with Mickey Rourke’s sloppy red carpet kiss. The recipient of his affection is identified only as a guest. [Photo: WireImage]
(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party tonight at 6:30PM EST!)
How do you follow the biggest, darkest superhero movie of all time? According to The Sun, you hire Eddie Murphy to play a robber who wears a green body tight and leaves clues telling authorities exactly where they can find and arrest him. Yes, you cast Norbit as The Riddler. Gritty!
It took less than a day for Hollywood and everyone else to go “oh, hell no!” to The Sun‘s claims. Rachel Weisz as Catwoman we can accept. She’s hot and she’s British—something director Chris Nolan and Batman Christian Bale will appreciate. But Shia LaBeouf as Robin? Is there no such thing as “too obvious?” Until California passes a proposition that Shit TheBeef must star in every potential Hollywood blockbuster, that’s one casting choice we refuse to accept.
Catwoman aside, we can think of five villains we’d rather see brought to the big screen than the iconic ones hinted at so far. Sure, they’re less famous than The Riddler or Mr. Freeze, but that just means Joel Schumacher hasn’t ruined them.