I was hoping things were looking up for Tara Reid after her stint in rehab. To be honest, she was looking fabulous and seemed really dedicated to her program. Then she went to Cannes.
Relapse is pretty common, especially in the early days of sobriety. Tara, go home, call your sponsor. And for God’s sake, put on some lipstick!
Sadly, Reid isn’t the only one back on the sauce. I watched Celebrity Rehab when porn star Mary Carey was on. And yeah, the show is exploitative, but she really showed signs of promise. It seemed that when she stopped drinking she could envision a life that didn’t involve getting naked in front of cameras. Unfortunately, she had a manager who was a real scumbag focused on salary over sanity.
It was pretty clear that she returned to boozing it up, but now Carey has released a new porn movie titled Celebrity Pornhab with Dr. Screw. You can watch a small clip of her on the set here, complete with Carey swigging straight out of a bottle.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Celebrity Rehab (which will now be known as “the one where everyone keeps their clothes on“), Tweeted about it: “For those of you wondering about my feelings about Mary Ellen Cook’s [Mary Carey's] choice to mock : Res ipsa loquitur. Makes me very sad.”
It is sad to watch the descent and I can’t imagine having to battle addiction in the media. I hope these two over-processed blonds can get on the right path. Soon!
May 19, 2009 at 7:02 am by Wendie
Mary Carey, the porn-star-turned-gubernatorial-candidate-turned-rehabette on VH1′s Sober House, was spotted getting wasted and pole-dancing at JET Nightclub in The Mirage. Says a spy: “She was doing shot after shot but managed to hold onto her booze while working that pole like the pro that she is. She had a huge wardrobe malfunction in the underwear department. Every time she kicked her leg up in the air the nearby partiers got an up close view of her naughty bits.”
Now I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I hate hate HATE those VH1 shows about celebrities in rehab. The addiction to fame goes hand-in-hand with the addiction to alcohol and drugs, and you CANNOT effectively treat one while engaging the other. These shows do these people a huge disservice, and I think VH1 and especially Dr. Drew — who took the Hippocratic oath that begins “first, do no harm” — ought to be ashamed of themselves.
I’ll tell you what makes me even more upset: My “source” here is a PR agency. And it’s not Mary Carey’s PR agency. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to guess who this PR firm represents. But the email was very clear: These photos and this story are NOT to be attributed back to the agency. They just want it to look like a leak. They want Mary Carey to get better soooo badly that they’re willing to totally throw her under the bus and alert the media when she slips up, as addicts are wont to do. Classy, folks. Real classy. Don’t watch this shit, people. They’re destroying lives.