TCA Press Tour 2011: Dr. Drew to talk ‘the bottom line’ on Miley Cyrus and Snooki

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The morning session of Day 2 of the TV press tour dealt with light fare such as Adult Swim’s ‘Children’s Hospital’ and TNT’s ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ But Dr. Drew Pinsky brought a bit more seriousness into the gathering as he talked about his new HLN series.


Pinsky, who also has his ‘Celebrity Rehab’ series, says ‘The Dr. Drew Show’ on HLN will give him a platform to provide his perspective on news and newsmakers. The point of the series, which will premiere in March, is to get to ‘the bottom line’ on addicted and troubled celebrities and others.

‘I do have a point of view,’ said Pinsky.

Referring to the recent pictures of Miley Cyrus smoking a bong containing salvia, Pinsky called her ‘a young woman in pain’ who is suffering through her parents’ divorce. He also talked about the outrageous behavior of Snooki of ‘Jersey Shore’ and how its entertainment value overshadows the destructive pattern.

‘It will all come to bear, and she will be regretful of what she says and what she does,’ Pinsky said.

For the record, 4:01 p.m. Jan. 6: The headline on an earlier version of this post, ‘Dr. Drew to talk ‘the bottom line’ on Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan,’ erred in referring to Lohan. The show’s title was mistakenly described as ‘The Dr. Drew Pinsky Show’ in an early version of this post and has also been corrected.

— Greg Braxton