Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ATTENTION CELEBRITY REHAB FANS!


VH1 AND DR. DREW RETURN FOR PATIENT CHECKUPS ON
“CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW REVISITED”
One-Hour Specials Revisit Patients from the First Four Seasons of
“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”
“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited” Premieres
Wednesday, November 30
th at 10pm*

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 7, 2011 – For the almost five years, the genre-defining reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” has enlightened viewers about the painful and trying path to recovery for people with alcohol and drug addictions.  Anyone familiar with the treatment process for addiction knows that recovery is a lifelong process and some succeed where others fail.  Life outside the protective environment of rehab is rough as patients can fall into old routines and potential relapse.  Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited is a series of four, “where are they now” specials with Dr. Drew and his head councilor Bob Forrest visiting patients from the first four seasons of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”  Featuring new interviews and home visits with Andy Dick, Rodney King, Seth Binzer, Tom Sizemore, Rachel Uchitel, Leif Garrett, Janice Dickinson and many more of the most infamous ‘celebrity rehabbers’ to date, these specials will offer a frank look at life months and, in some cases years, after rehab.  While many participants on the series have been successful with recovery, viewers will see that in some instances, not even Dr. Drew’s patients are immune to the perils of relapse.  

“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited” premieres Wednesday, November 30th at 10pm*.Specials are each week at 10pm* with airdates and featured patients as follows:
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Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Season 1 Revisited – November 30
(Features
 Seth Binzer, Marey Carey, Jessica Sierra and Jaimee Foxworth)
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Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Season 2 Revisited – December 7
(Features
 Rodney King, Amber Smith, Andy Dick and Nikki Mckibbin)
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Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Season 3 Revisited – December 14
(Features
 Heidi Fleiss, Joey Kovar, Kari Ann Peniche and Tom Sizemore)
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Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Season 4 Revisited – December 21
(Features
 Rachel Uchitel, Leif Garrett, Frankie Lons and Janice Dickinson)

Dr. Drew is the host of the nationally syndicated late night radio show Loveline as well as a respected practicing MD, board certified in internal and addiction medicine, who is staff at Huntington Hospital and assistant clinical professor of KECK USC School of Medicine.  Additionally, he is hosting a new primetime show on HLN called "Dr. Drew" and is hosting a daytime talk show "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" on the CW.  He is the author of the New York Times best seller The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper Collins) and Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins.) Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism that was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) in September 2006, and is the first systematic, empirical scholarly study of celebrity personality.  Dr. Drew hosted VH1’s “Sober House” and “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” and can be seen on MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant.”  

"Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited" is produced by Irwin Entertainment.  Executive producing for Irwin Entertainment are John Irwin, Damian Sullivan, Joel Rodgers and Rob Buchta.  Dr. Drew Pinsky and Howard Lapides also serve as executive producers.  Jill Holmes, Noah Pollack and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Buick Tweet House Road Trip Kicks Off in Seattle




Bloggers to Shuttle Rare 1974 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet to Napa Valley Film Festival

November 8, 2011, SEATTLE, WA – What do you get when you bring together a bottle of 1974 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, (Stag’s Leap Vineyards, Napa Valley), noted wine bloggers, the Napa Valley Film Festival, and the finest luxury crossover made? You get a road trip to some of the most desirable wine destinations on the west coast. A journey that culminates in Napa Valley with a star-studded tasting featuring the producers of the hit indie film “Bottle Shock.”
Beginning today, the Seattle-based organizers of the “Tweet House” social media event series will be headed to the festival carrying a very special piece of cargo — a bottle of 1974 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Going along for the ride will be blogger Barbara “Seattle Wine Gal” Evans and other selected wine and social media luminaries. On their way to Napa, the passengers and cargo will be kept mobile, comfortable and perfectly climate-controlled within the luxurious surroundings of a 2012 Buick Enclave.
“If you want to transport a precious bottle of wine for a thousand miles, I can’t think of a better vehicle than a Buick Enclave,” said Steve Broback, organizer of the event. “Thanks to its segment leading Quiet Tuning, StabiliTrak and tri-zone automatic controls, I can’t conceive of a more stable, quiet mobile environment.”
The travelers depart today from the epicenter of Woodinville wine country with a send-off party at the acclaimed Herbfarm Restaurant. One of only 42 AAA 5-Diamond restaurants in America, The Herbfarm was named “The Northwest’s most-celebrated restaurant; the ultimate expression of the Northwest’s bounty” by Frommers. There they will be joined by many of Seattle’s top social media personalities.
The next stop is to Eugene, Oregon and the renowned King Estate winery. King Estate is considered by many to be the benchmark producer of Pinot gris (aka Pinot Grigio) in the United States. The travelers will dine at their restaurant, which incorporates estate and locally grown organic ingredients that fully complement King Estate wines.
The Enclave and its passengers will then make their way on to beautiful Humboldt, California where they will stop over at the Carter House Inn. There they will dine at “Restaurant 301 which is one of only 77 venues in the world to receive a Wine Spectator Grand Award. At “301, the travelers will taste the “swoon inducing” Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offerings.
Finally, the team will arrive at Napa where they will converge at the Buick Tweet House inside the stunning AVIA hotel in downtown Napa. This is where the team will meet up with festival organizers Brenda and Marc Lhormer. In 2008, Brenda and Marc produced the indie film “Bottle Shock” a movie commemorating the 1976 wine competition termed the “Judgment of Paris” — where California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test.
At The Buick Tweet House, the travelers, along with the Lhormers and other Buick Tweet House guests will sample the 1974 Cabernet, as well as several of the award-wining offerings from Napa Valley.
About Buick
Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan and highly anticipated all-new 2012 Buick Verano sedan. Buick is one of the fastest growing majors in the U.S. and remains a best-selling brand in China, with continuing record growth.

About the Tweet House
The Tweet House is a celebration of the real-time Web, and Twitter’s pervasive role within it. Stressing the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the event brings together those who are creating and evangelizing the technologies that are defining the future. The Tweet House showcases collaboration, creativity, and technology in an informal and festive environment. The Tweet House is produced by the Parnassus Group. To learn more, visit http://www.tweet-house.com.

About the Napa Valley Film Festival
Complete information about the inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival, over 5 days November 9 - 13 – over 100 films and line-up, attending filmmakers, special events – is available at: http://napavalleyfilmfest.org


Valerie Allen
310-264-1888
valerie@valerieallenpr.com