Janice Dickinson, the model who coined the term, â€œsupermodel,â€ is now joining Jeremy London and Jason Wahler in the Vh1 show, â€œCelebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.â€ The former model, “America’s Next Top Model” judgeÂ and â€œSurreal Life,â€ alum is seeking treatment for alcohol abuse, through the reality show.
The casting of â€œCelebrity Rehabâ€ has been a challenge as reports that they could not get any celebrities to join the cast for this upcoming season kept surfacing. The previous season of â€œCelebrity Rehabâ€ included former NBA player Dennis Rodman, actor Tom Sizemore and ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, actress Mackenzie Phillips, former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr and country singer Mindy McCready.
I followed the previous season of Celebrity Rehab and found it difficult to watch and yet difficult to turn away from. It was very raw TV. Whatâ€™s most heartbreaking, though, is what happens after the show is over. With rumors of arrests and a return to old habits, it’s hard not to question whether the reality show format is the right context for getting these celebrities the help they need.