I don’t know, guys. I was never really into Dancing With the Stars, and I was even more aghast when they asked Kate Gosselin to star on it for a season, so I’m sort of torn as to how I continuously feel about the show. I know it’s not going away anytime soon, and I’ve made my peace with that, but it seems like the execs over there at ABC are trying really, really hard to lure in the under-fifty crowd by including people like Bristol Palin, Kendra Wilkinson, and the majority of the new season’s cast. Who, you’re wondering? Try these names out for size:
Nancy Grace. Just when you thought her career wouldn’t extend past the Casey Anthony trial.
Kristin Cavallari. Because she’s just been dumped by someone who wasn’t even good enough to be considered for the sportsman position on DWTS, I guess.
Ricki Lake. Why not? It’s not like she’s done anything recently except play poker or something.
Chynna Phillips. Sure hope this one doesn’t lose the weight that most contestants do. SHE CAN’T AFFORD IT.
Hope Solo. This one’s going to be fun to watch. I saw an interview after all of the women’s soccer hubbub earlier this summer where she was asked about the possibility of joining the cast, and Hope claimed that, even though she’s mad athletic and coordinated on the field, she can’t dance for crap. I like this girl, so good times.
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Chynna Phillips just wants us to keep saying her name. I can’t think of any other reason why she’d be doing so much press-worthy shit after years of more or less not existing as far as the public eye is concerned. Her latest move? Filing for a divorce from husband Billy Baldwin, only to change her mind moments later.
Billy was hard at work on the Gossip Girl set when he got the message that his wife had filed for divorce in Santa Barbara. Within moments, Chynna changed her mind. According to a source who spoke to the NY Post, “Chynna has gone under a lot of personal and professional stress. The divorce petition came after a long and emotional buildup. But once it was filed, she realized she didn’t want to lose Billy and asked her lawyers to withdraw it.”
Chynna’s manager, Lizzie Grubman (LOL) released the following statement, “Every married couple has its up and downs, but they are two people who have been together for 18 years and are deeply in love. They will work through their personal issues and they are committed to staying together.”
So, uh… how are their kids holding up?
Chynna Phillips just checked in to rehab for “anxiety”, but she quickly freed herself of all those no-good nervous feelings and is back on the streets. Her manager Lizzie Grubman (OMG, who could forget her!?) said in a statement yesterday, “After successfully completing her in-patient treatment for anxiety, Chynna Phillips has happily returned home to celebrate her daughter’s birthday with her family and close friends.” Grubman also added, “It was a positive experience for her. She’s doing really well. She is in great spirits.”
I’m not really sure what the hell they managed to do to rid Chynna of her anxiety in what seems like a 30-second span, but I bet she really did need the help she got. Homegirl had one hell of a summer after his sister Mackenzie went on Oprah to out her incestuous relationship with her now-deceased father. Is it possible to treat anxiety in rehab, though? In my early 20s I developed pretty horrible anxiety and started suffering from anxiety attacks (which essentially feel like someone’s slapping you in the face while setting a refrigerator on top of your rib cage), and the only thing that’s been able to help me figure out how to cope has been Xanax and a lot of talking. Still, it’s something I deal with every day and it’s hard to imagine that two weeks at a glorified spa could help set someone up to deal with their emotional problems for the rest of their life.
It was just announced that Chynna Phillips, sister to Mackenzie and Bijou, has checked in the rehab for anxiety. As if it doesn’t sound fishy enough when a celeb checks in to the ‘hab for exhaustion or hoarding, right? Chynna’s husband though, actor Billy Baldwin, doesn’t really care what you think. In an interview with Radar, Billy sets the record straight about his wife’s treatment. Here are some choice quotes:
“It doesn’t really matter to me what’s being said about me in the press. I have too many other things to worry about. I don’t care about what other people think. I care about my wife and my children.”
“I don’t feel like dealing with the press when I’ve got my wife in rehab and I’ve got three little kids.”
OK, fair enough. There are kids involved, and so I will back off of Billy for those weak statements. Chynna’s step mom is the only one who gave up any real dirt. She told Radar, “If I know Chynna, she will be fine. If anything sent her to get help, it was most likely family problems but I know she will get through it.”
I personally don’t find anxiety to be even close to the most absurd reason I’ve heard of celebs rehabbing. As a person who suffers from anxiety herself, I can tell you that it is far from a treat. In fact, chronic anxiety and anxiety attacks are probably some of those worst things to be afflicted with. Also, we can’t forget who it is who’s claiming she’s anxious. Chynna Phillips publicly defended her late father against her sister Mackenzie’s recent incest claims, an experience that would be tragic for any family, but especially hard for one in the spotlight.
At this point, I think we just need to wait until a post-rehab Chynna sits down with Barbara Walters or something.