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Joey Kovar dead at 29: 'Real World' star battled drug and alcohol addiction
zap2it ^ | August 17, 2012

Posted on 08/17/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT by SMGFan

Reality star Joey Kovar, who appeared on "The Real World: Hollywood" and "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead at a friend's home near Chicago on Friday (Aug. 17) morning, reports TMZ.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 15minutesareup; celebrityrehab; drugs; drugwar; mtv; prohibition; realitytv; realworld; warondrugs; who; wod; wodlist; wosd
Need to crack down on drug dealer and users in Chicago. Zero tolerance.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

It seems like he was famous for being an alcoholic and drug addict. That’s kind of weird.

Anyway, too bad he’s dead.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 12:05:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's not poetic justice, but it's something awfully close to it.)
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To: blam; clamper1797

Will he be buried in a Kovar casket?


3 posted on 08/17/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1306 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: SMGFan
battled drug and alcohol addiction

So he was a junkie and a drunk? Some "battle".
4 posted on 08/17/2012 12:09:04 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: SMGFan

“Celebrity Rehab”

I like Dr. Drew who oversees that show, but they seem to have a very high fatality rate. These addictions can be difficult to overcome, but it seems like something isn’t right with the treatment...or the treatment is not worthwhile because the damage is done.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 12:12:25 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SMGFan

6 posted on 08/17/2012 12:23:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger

Nice earrings.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: null and void

It will be when he’s in it........................


8 posted on 08/17/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Tax-chick
It seems like he was famous for being an alcoholic and drug addict. That’s kind of weird.

People, today, are famous for being famous.ie Kim Kardashian.

9 posted on 08/17/2012 12:42:42 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tax-chick

Rep. Sean Duffy (R WI) came out of Real World.

Seems each year producers would toss in a castmate with special issues, or they drank too much, sex too much etc.
Pedro died of Aids soon after filming..
Frankie of Rw San Diego later of of cystic fibsosis.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 12:44:41 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Never heard of him.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SMGFan

I saw ‘Joy Behar’ at first glance...I have never heard of this guy.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ilgipper

Addiction usually ends in homocide, suicide, or overdose. The hardest thing to do is get off the elevator before it hits the ground floor.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: who knows what evil?; Puppage

Most people never hear of people who were on Real World, except for The Miz, GOP Congressman Sean Duffy, actress Jaime Chung. Unless you watch MTV and see their reunion Challenge game shows


14 posted on 08/17/2012 12:54:13 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Anyone who would be on crappy “reality” shows is dead to me anyways, lol


15 posted on 08/17/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Puppage

People come to the public’s attention for various reasons, and then people are curious. Why would anyone watch “Celebrity Rehab” except to watch something unrelated to normal lives, for all it’s called “reality” programming.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 1:03:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's not poetic justice, but it's something awfully close to it.)
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To: GeronL

Is Congressman Sean Duffy R WI doing a good job? He replaced retiring David Obey Dem.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 1:08:45 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Well good for him.
who?


18 posted on 08/17/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SMGFan

I’m old enough to remember when MTV first started and, as a 16 year-old, I loved it. Nothing but music videos. Then in the mid-to-late ‘80s they changed and began adding game shows, etc. They also began to take on a more direct leftist slant. I never looked back.

Regarding The Real World, anyone remember an early season that featured a young man (in a cowboy hat) who was a Christian? The rest of the cast gave him lots of grief. I liked him.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 1:43:23 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Red Badger

Oh, good grief. He looks like a twin brother to the chick in the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend post the other day:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2918375/posts#comment


20 posted on 08/17/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SMGFan
Need to crack down on drug dealer and users in Chicago. Zero tolerance.

Does that include all the drugs to which Kovar was addicted - including alcohol? Do you know how this nation's last crackdown on alcohol turned out?

21 posted on 08/17/2012 2:44:23 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: SMGFan

He was a recovering addict, but MTV thought it was a good idea to move him to Hollywood for The Real World.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 2:46:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan
Don't forget Bob Dole ;)

"Nobody eats Bob Dole's peanut butter without asking!"

23 posted on 08/17/2012 2:48:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Oh, good grief. He looks like a twin brother to the chick in the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend post the other day:

He does indeed.



24 posted on 08/17/2012 3:32:56 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

Great photo placement! They’re so alike, it makes you wonder if one of them may have had a sex change operation or something ... good work!


25 posted on 08/17/2012 4:12:55 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SMGFan

RIP.


26 posted on 08/18/2012 1:44:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Kharis13

Yes. First name is Jon Brennan and I think he still sings. He was on RW LA c1993: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahFYw_Faq0U


27 posted on 08/18/2012 11:22:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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