Catelynn Lowell: Filming Rehab Stay for Teen Mom OG?!

It’s been a rough few months for Catelynn Lowell.

And that’s putting it lightly.

Back in November, she revealed that she’d been suffering from suicidal thoughts — she said that things were so bad that she’d been thinking of specific ways to kill herself.

With the support of her husband, Tyler Baltierra, she checked into a rehab center in Arizona, the same one she visited in March of 2016 to get help with her postpartum depression.

At one point, she decided to check out early so that she wouldn’t miss Christmas with her daughter, but she quickly realized that that wasn’t the best idea.

She returned and completed her treatment, then came home just after the holidays.

We heard a lot of nice things from Cate, about how she was happy and thankful for her family, sweet things like that.

But earlier this week, she shocked us once again when she tweeted that she’d be heading back to rehab for the third time.

“Well they say third times a charm…” she wrote. “I’m going back to treatment people for 6 weeks to work on my trauma and getting on different meds.”

She thanked Tyler for his support and told him that she loved him, and that was that.

Well, almost — she also composed a tweet to her “haters.”

“YOU DONT KNOW EVERYTHING IVE BEEN THROUGH!” she wrote. “Quit acting like you know what I should be doing or shouldnt!!”

“I’m NOT running away from my family! Those are the poeple I love the most!! You ppl are ignorant.”

She’s referring to the reaction she got after announcing her latest trip to rehab — it wasn’t as positive as it was the last time around.

Many people couldn’t understand why she’d need to go back just a couple of weeks after leaving, why she wouldn’t just focus on the aftercare she’d talked about before.

People also didn’t understand why she felt the need to go all the way to Arizona instead of finding a treatment center closer to home.

Additionally, why would she go back to a place that obviously hasn’t been helping her in the way she needs?

It’s all very complicated, that’s for sure, but it looks like we’re getting answers to at least some of those questions.

According to an insider who spoke with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, “MTV pays for her to go to the treatment facility every single time under the agreement that we are allowed to film her while she’s there as much as we want.”

And there it is.

The crew was reportedly there for her last stay in rehab, and they’re there this time, too — we know that much, because one of her producers tweeted about traveling to Arizona with her.

The Ashley’s source, who seems to be a crew member himself, added that the treatment center costs $ 50,000 for each stay, “so yeah, they’re gonna get their footage.”

So in the past three months, they’ve paid $ 100,000 for her treatment?!

It’s no wonder why this source claimed that we’re going to see plenty of footage of Catelynn at rehab later this season.

The source also said “From what we’re heard, and I can’t be 100 percent sure, they keep going back because the treatment center works with MTV, and will let them film there.”

“That’s why Leah Messer went there too to treat her anxiety issues. It’s no coincidence. But MTV still has to pay.”

Honestly, this is pretty upsetting news.

If you look back at all the instances of televised therapy on reality shows, you’ll see that it never really works.

How is Catelynn going to open up about her childhood trauma with cameras in her face? How could she possibly get the kind of help she needs like that?

It sounds like some of the crew members have their reservations about the whole thing too — the MTV insider said that “not everyone is happy about it.”

“Some of us feel Catelynn needs to be there long-term, without anyone from the show filming or interacting with her. Not everyone felt it was right, but it is what it is.”

Sadly, that’s true. If Cate still feels like she needs help, why wouldn’t she let MTV foot that massive bill for it?

Still, it really just does not sound like a great sign …


Eliza Dushku: I Was Molested While Filming True Lies When I Was 12 Years Old

Yet another celebrity has come forward with a story of sexual abuse she suffered while working in the entertainment industry.

How tragic is it that we’re no longer shocked by stories like these?

For the past several months now, people have been speaking out against their abusers — there have been so many horrific stories revealed that we’ve lost count.

Which, honestly, is a tragedy all on its own.

But this weekend, we’re hearing a new story, one that is particularly hard to hear.

Because in this story, the victim was only 12 years old at the time of the abuse.

Eliza Dushku, an actress best known for her roles in TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, shared a lengthy post to her Facebook account on Saturday morning.

“When I was 12 years old,” she wrote, “while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators.”

She said that since then, she’s told her parents, one of her brothers, and two friends, but she hasn’t felt comfortable to share her story publicly.

Until now, that is.

“I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special,” Eliza wrote, “how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me; exactly how he lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim at the stunt crew’s hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter.”

“I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section.”

She recounted “how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me.”

“He spoke these words: ‘You’re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you’re sleeping,’ as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body.”

She added that “When he was ‘finished,’ he suggested ‘I think we should be careful…,’ [about telling anyone] he meant. I was 12, he was 36.”

After that, she said that he took her home in a taxi — he sat in the backseat and put her on his lap.

When they went back to work on the film, she said that he became cold towards her, and that soon after the horrible incident she described, she confided in an adult what had happened.

The friend confronted Kramer, and Eliza wrote that “later that very same day, by no small coincidence, I was injured from a stunt-gone-wrong on the Harrier jet. With broken ribs, I spent the evening in the hospital.”

“To be clear, over the course of those months rehearsing and filming True Lies, it was Joel Kramer who was responsible for my safety on a film that at the time broke new ground for action films.”

She explained how throughout the filming of the movie, her life was “literally in his hands,” as he hung her from a harness 25 stories high.

As for why she’s speaking out now?

She’d been under the impression that Kramer was no longer working in the industry, but she said that she recently found out that was false, and she came across a photo of him hugging a young girl.

“Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways,” she acknowledged. “Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress.”

“I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick, in many ways I suppose not unlike Faith, Missy, or Echo. Through the years, brave fans have regularly shared with me how some of my characters have given them the conviction to stand up to their abusers.”

“Now it is you who give me strength and conviction,” she said. “I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse.”

It really is just a horrific story — and, not surprisingly, Kramer has already denied it all.

In a statement to Variety, he called Eliza’s story “outright hyperbole and lies,” and he insisted that it was “absolutely not true.”

But the woman who acted as Eliza’s legal guardian on the set of True Lies, Sue Booth-Forbes, confirmed Eliza’s version of events, saying that she even reported Kramer’s behavior “to a person in authority” back then.

“I was met with blank stares and had the sense that I wasn’t telling that person anything they didn’t already know,” she recounted.

We’re proud of Eliza for sharing her story, and here’s hoping that she feels at least a little bit better for doing so.


Luann de Lesseps: Already Filming for RHONY in Case She Goes to Prison!

Within less than a year’s time, Luann de Lesseps got married, got divorced, and got arrested on multiple felonies.

For a person, that’s disastrous. But for a reality star? That’s amazing fodder for television.

And producers are reportedly so enthused about Luann’s upcoming court drama that they’re pulling out all of the stops to capture her story … before she potentially spends time behind bars.

Because 2017 wasn’t surreal enough, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps got arrested for kicking a police officer.

In Florida, of course.

Apparently, she went to the wrong hotel room and refused to leave it. When police were called, she locked herself in the bathroom … and went so far as to slam a door on a police officer’s face.

Here’s some advice, folks: don’t do that. 

Luann checked herself into rehab for alcohol, a great way to either work on getting better or at least make it appear that she’s addressing her behavior.

But she’s due in court later this month, after being charged with four felonies.

Now, Luann tweeted out her apologies, sounding mortified, revealing that being in Palm Beach had brought up some powerful negative emotions.

Hey, we get that. It’s not an excuse, per say, but you don’t need old marriage drama for Florida to have that effect on you. Just saying.

Honestly, the wildest part of that whole situation is the details of Luann’s arrest.

Not the violence or the threats of violence — that’s, you know, not actually funny. But the fact that she slipped her handcuffs.

Either some PR-conscious officer cuffed her a little too gently, or Luann is a serious escape artist. Dang.

Some feared that Luann de Lesseps’ arrest might get her fired from The Real Housewives of New York.

If you were one of those worried, you can probably rest easy.

All reality television is essentially the TV version of a messy b–ch who lives for drama. The wilder that someone’s real-life highs and lows are, the better television they’l make.

Besides, Luann’s arrest isn’t exactly secret, which makes it free publicity for the show.

There is such a thing as bad publicity, don’t get us wrong, but this wasn’t it.

RadarOnline reports that producers are already working to make sure that Luann’s storyline is captured on film.

“Bravo is NOT filming at the moment but producer have reached out to her and asked that she document what’s going on in her life.”

Does that mean that she’s filming, like, confessional segments on her phone or a webcam? We’re not sure. No matter what the camera quality, though, it’s bound to be interesting.

“They need as much home footage as possible to edit Luann and her troubles into the show.”

That makes a lot of sense.

That same source goes on to assure us all that Luann’s status as a Real Housewife is safe.

“If anything, this incident has secured her job.”

Though it has, to be clear, endangered her actual real life.

“The producers love nothing better than real life drama and with the exception of wedding and divorces, nothing is better on reality TV than a court hearing that could result in jail.”

Luann might be worried about her future — with four felony charges, that’s justified. But producers feel differently:

“They are giddy with excitement about what will happen to Luann.”

Well, that’s show business.


Matthew McConaughey Grooves on Stage with Jimmy Buffett During ‘Beach Bum’ Filming

Matthew McConaughey’s just a beach bum these days … who happened to find his way on stage with Jimmy Buffett to dance along to one of his legendary island jams. The Oscar-winning actor’s in Miami shooting for his upcoming film, “The Beach…