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Mackenzie Phillips --

Student Becomes the Master

5/27/2009 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mackenzie Phillips"Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" -- the show that exploits celebrities who are battling addiction -- is now exploiting a celebrity who has already battled addiction.

We've learned Mackenzie Phillips -- who entered rehab for the 10th time in September 2008 -- will appear on the third season of the show as a "sober coach." Phillips was busted for cocaine in August 2008, but had the majority of the charges against her dropped -- and the final charge will be dropped when she completes a drug diversion program. By all indications, Mackenzie has done a complete 180 and says the arrest saved her life.

The role of "sober coach" on the show was previously played by Gary Busey -- and we know how that turned out.

And we know the other new cast of characters. Let's just say Mackenzie has her work cut out for her.

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Cam    

But she has failed at rehab 10 times. Why wouldn't you get somebody who has suceeded, or better yet, never started taking drugs to help these people figure out how to live their lives? Phillips has been sober a total of around 6 months in the last 20 years. I'm glad she found a job, but is she really the right person for it?

1888 days ago
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Real American    

These are celebrities? Half these people I've never heard of! Who are they?

1888 days ago
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Bex    

People like her (Robert Downey Jr., Redmond Tatum and Griffin O'Neal, for example) have my sympathy, because their fathers did drugs with them as children. Good luck to her.

1888 days ago
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artie help    

mackenzie consistenetly has the best bud in town.

1888 days ago
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Terri    

Oh my lord I can't wait! Some I don't know either, WTH is Mike Star and there was another chick I didn't recognize. But we have Rodman (oh lord help them all), Joey from Real World (aww love him, but what a temper a drunk has), MM from the country world. I just want to tell VH1 to get ready with the insert the words thingy for when Dennis talks, cuz he MUMBLES when he talks so please, be ready to decode for us all.

1888 days ago
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Bex    

The show that exploits celebs? Well, I guess TMZ would know a little something about that subject.

1888 days ago
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Bex    

5. mackenzie consistenetly has the best bud in town.

Posted at 1:25PM on May 27th 2009 by artie help

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True, but her blow is whack, all cut up and chit.

1888 days ago
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Carrys F.    

Anything to stay in the spotlight I guess. She probably gets paid pretty good. And she probably actually does have alot to offer. After all, she torpedoed her own thriving career because of drug problems that she battled for 20 years.

1888 days ago
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Carrys F.    

I think the term celebrity is the most tossed around noun in the English language nowadays!

1888 days ago
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Bex    

Her ham sandwiches aren't all that, either.

1888 days ago
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TMZ hits a new low    

Why on earth would anyone care about these meth heads? Don't we have enough problems in society? We don't need to bring ourselves down in mind and spirit by watching these trainwrecks on TV, continuing to waste their lives. What do we get from it? Some reality TV is OK but watching idiots who had a lot going for them spiral out of control is not good TV. Dr. Drew, you've turned into an opportunist douchebag. Dump this show down the drain and take "Intervention" with you. Drugs are a choice, nothing more. And they're not my choice.

1888 days ago
12.

The 1 & Only    

She starred in that sitcom (One Day at a Time) with Valerie Bertinelli in the early 80's. Great show.

1888 days ago
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Lucy    

I was with MacKenzie during a weekend women's spiritual retreat and when sober, she demonstrated her desire to remain clean. Perhaps by being a sober coach, it will help her as much as she will help someone else. Good luck!!

1888 days ago
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wannadomytrainer    

Who are these people? I know only one........ Talk about Z list!

1888 days ago
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Cass Elliot's Daughter    

11. Her ham sandwiches aren't all that, either.

Posted at 1:40PM on May 27th 2009 by Mama Cass Elliott

Wow. What an A**HOLE. Try learning facts instead of spreading lies.

1888 days ago
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