Stars refuse to appear on VH1 Celebrity Rehab. Maybe celebrities are tired of sharing every intimate detail of their life with the public. God knows there isn't a shortage of celebrities who need rehab. The show is having a hard time getting B and C list celebrities, much less A list celebs. According to behind the scene reports, Celebrity Rehab tried to get Lindsay Lohan and Heather Locklear on the show, but they quickly shot it down. Sources say producers offered Lindsay Lohan $1 million and her own show, if she would appear on Celebrity Rehab. She still refused.
The show was able to get tentative commitments from D and F list celebrities, but the network rejected them. VH1 rejecting celebrities? I guess h#ll has frozen over.
Model Tila Tequila and Laguna Beach Jason Wahler signed up for Celebrity Rehab, but the roaster still has a big hole. Ratings for the show will be low featuring these two celebs. Most people don't know who they are….me included. I had to look them up to find their claim to fame. Seriously, I thought Tila Tequila was a drink, silly me.
Everyone knows Celebrity Rehab producers need a headliner, but none are willing to step forward. Then again, the last season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab didn't give a good impression. Drunks and junkies are expected to cause conflict because they are going through withdrawals. However, Heidi Fleiss, Kari Ann Peniche, Tom Sizemore, and Mike Starr gave new meaning to the word dysfunctional. Kari Ann's antics actually got a staff member fired. If season 3 of Celebrity Rehab wasn't enough, the producers had the nerve to film the second season of Sober House with Dr. Drew with almost the same cast. Yes, recovering alcoholics, sex addicts, and drug addicts do crazy things while detoxing, but dang! In Sober House, the celebrities acted like they were still high. I guess the coming down phase is more difficult for them because they are celebrities. They are use to getting what they want and their own way. When someone tells them no and mean it, they get a bit nasty….drunk or sober.
After witnessing the last season of Celebrity Rehab and Sober House what celebrity with a brain cell left would want to submit themselves to more dysfunction than what they are already going through. A, B, and even C list celebs can afford private treatment without all the extra drama. Plus, they can keep their recovery process private. Can't say that I blame the celebs who refuse to go on VH1 Celebrity Rehab.
TMZ Staff, "Celeb Rehab Posponed – We Got No Big Drunks," TMZ.com
TMZ Staff, "Celebrity Rehab Lacking Celebrities," TMZ.com