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R.I.P. Mike Starr (1966-2011)

Terrible news to pass along. TMZ is reporting that Mike Starr, former Alice in Chains bassist and cast member on Celebrity Rehab 3 and Sober House 2, has passed away at the age of 44. His cause of death is currently unknown, but it’s worth noting that Starr was arrested in Salt Lake City last month for possession of a controlled substance.

As we saw during the third season of Celebrity Rehab, Starr continued to harbor enormous feelings of guilt and regret over the death of his friend and Alice in Chains bandmate, Layne Staley, up until the time of his passing.

We’ll continue to share more information with you as soon as it comes in.

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Courtney Love Critiques Dr. Drew

In this outtake from Courtney Love‘s Behind the Music, she calls VH1′s own Dr. Drew a “great doctor,” but takes issue with his detoxing methods. She thinks he’s too harsh. Since she’s a medical professional and all, her argument carries a lot of merit, obviously.

But whatever, revoke her medical license and give this woman a degree in talking — the bonus clips from the episode, which run the gamut from her talking about bristling when people compliment her on Nirvana to the origin of her name to her Neil Young epiphany, are uniformly fascinating. When Courtney Love isn’t around, pop culture feels so empty.

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