Now that filming has just gotten underway for the second season of Dr. Drew Pinsky
's Celebrity Rehab
, could the new cast already be complete? Or, is there room for more famous faces needing to conquer their demons?
Rumor has it that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
's Gary Dourdan
is the latest addition to the season 2 field. There are unconfirmed reports that the former CSI
star will check into Celebrity Rehab
to hopefully help him kick some habits that landed him in very hot water two months ago.
The National Enquirer
has reported that Dourdan, who essayed the role of CSI
Warrick Brown until the character was fatally shot in last season's finale, is joining the second edition of Celebrity Rehab
. The 41-year old actor was arrested for possession of cocaine, heroin and ecstasy April 28. Police found the ex-CSI
regular asleep in his car, which was allegedly parked on the wrong side of the street somewhere outside of Palm Springs.
A month after being apprehended, Dourdan pleaded guilty to possession of ecstasy and coke, while charges of heroin possession were subsequently dropped. Thanks to the plea bargain, Dourdan escaped having to do any time behind bars. Instead, he was ordered to complete 30 hours of a diversion program, upon completion of which, his entire case will likewise be dismissed.
While Celebrity Rehab
has yet to confirm Gary Dourdan's participation in the new season, the National Enquirer
has reported that producers of the show came up to the actor soon after his plea bargain.
"Gary knows he screwed up, but he wants to stay in the public eye,” a source for the National Enquirer
allegedly said. “He didn't think twice about doing the show.”
Should the former CSI
mainstay actually take part in Celebrity Rehab
, he will join the likes of Rod Stewart's son Sean, former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, police brutality victim Rodney King, American Idol
hopeful Nikki McKibbin
and actress/1980s video vixen Tawny Kitaen. Filming began Monday for season 2, which goes on the air in October.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The National Enquirer, Starpulse
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