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'Couples Therapy'

Fire Emergency

Cast Evacuated

4/3/2013 6:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The cast of the VH1 reality show "Couples Therapy" was evacuated from their house this afternoon after a fire broke out inside one of the rooms ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, a 911 call was placed around 4:45pm reporting the blaze.

We're told the fire department rushed to the scene, but by the time they arrived ... the crew had already extinguished the flames. Once firefighters determined the situation was all clear, they took off. No one was injured.

Sources connected with the show tell us the fire was caused by a production light which had burned a couch.

Production is scheduled to resume tomorrow.

It's the second emergency at the house this week -- Flavor Flav's fiancee was rushed to a hospital Monday following a suspected overdose.

Flavor Flav's Fiancee

Overdoses On VH1's 'Couples Therapy'

[UPDATED]

4/1/2013 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A rep for Flavor tells TMZ, Liz was NOT treated for an OD. The rep says Liz was briefly treated for exhaustion at the hospital after being kept awake all night doing "Couples Therapy" stuff ... and producers are hyping it up for ratings.

The rep adds, "The claim of an overdose, or any involvement of drugs, could not be further from the truth."

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's fiancee -- who is starring with the rapper on this season's "Couples Therapy" -- was hospitalized today after ODing on painkillers ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... the fiancee, Liz Trujillo, is the mother of one of Flav's children. The two agreed to appear on the show together to work on their relationship.

A honcho on the show tells us ... the OD was accidental and not a suicide attempt. We're told she was "acting strange" and it became apparent "she took too many pills."

The 39-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she remains although we're told she'll be released soon.

'Teen Mom' Star Catelynn Lowell

We Need Couples Therapy!

3/27/2013 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Teen Mom" stars Catelynn Lowell and fiancé Tyler Baltierra might not be getting married as soon as you think ... TMZ has learned the duo has joined the new season of  "Couples Therapy."

Catelynn and Tyler -- who infamously put their "Teen Mom" kid up for adoption back in 2008 -- have been on and off for over seven years -- but were reportedly set to tie the knot in Michigan in a few months.

Now, sources tell us, Catelynn and Tyler will hash out their problems on the Vh1 show ... about couples whose relationships are floundering.

We're told rapper Chingy, Flavor Flav and Joe Francis have also joined the cast ... with their current significant others.

Sounds like a recipe for ... reality TV.

Courtney Stodden's Husband

'Couples Therapy' Co-Star

Calls Him a 'Child Molester'

8/19/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816_doug_huchitson_richie_tmz_article17-year-old Courtney Stodden's 52-year-old husband is a "child molester" -- at least that's what one his "Couples Therapy" co-stars called him on set last week ... and it's creating massive tensions among the cast.

The show began filming last week -- and sources tell TMZ, when Courtney's husband Doug Hutchison introduced himself to TheDirty.com's Nik Richie ... Richie refused to shake his hand.

According to sources, Richie then called the guy a "child molester" and refused to say another word to him.

We're told Doug was deeply offended by the remark and has been extremely upset since. The standoff has created a rift among the cast.

FYI -- Doug married Courtney in Vegas last year ... when she was just 16. Courtney's mother had to sign a consent form permitting the marriage because Courtney was under 18 at the time.

True fact.

'Real Housewives' Stars

Our Marriage Is Crumbling

... And We Need HELP

8/6/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0803_Alex-McCord-Simon-Van-Kempen-article-tmzFormer "Real Housewives of New York" stars Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen claim they're on the verge of a nasty split -- so they've decided to hash out their issues on a VH1 reality show for troubled couples.

Sources close to the production of "Couples Therapy" tell TMZ, Alex and Simon will be starring on the upcoming season of the show -- alongside 17-year-old Courtney Stodden and her 52-year-old husband Doug Hutchison.

In addition to those two couples -- we're told R&B singer JoJo (From K-Ci & JoJo) will be appearing with his wife, as well as TheDirty.com blogger Nik Richie and his "Bachelor" star wife Shayne Lamas.

Rapper Too $hort will also be on the show with his 15-year on-again-off-again girlfriend Monica Payne.

As we reported, each couple will be getting "intense counseling" while on the show -- which began taping a few days ago.

Sounds like a hit.

Courtney Stodden

Teen Bride Checks Into VH1's 'Couples Therapy'

8/3/2012 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's a shocker ... 17-year-old Courtney Stodden believes there are MAJOR PROBLEMS with her marriage to 52-year-old "Lost" actor Doug Hutchison ... and now she hopes they can be solved on a VH1 reality show.

TMZ has learned ... Stodden -- who married Hutchison when she was 16 -- has signed on to the upcoming season of VH1's "Couples Therapy."

Sources connected to production tell us ... the couple has acknowledged there are "obvious problems in their relationship because of their age difference and the notoriety they've gotten because of their relationship."

Courtney and Doug -- along with 4 other couples -- will receive "intense counseling" throughout the course of the show ... which began taping a few days ago.

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