The E! Network has decided that what the world needs now is another reality TV show featuring the Kardashian sisters. So to fulfill that urgent need, producers are planning the Dash Dolls, which will include Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian along with their employees, reported Time.
The “dolls” in question are not real-life size versions or puppets of the Kardashian sisters. Instead, the series will take viewers into the previously unseen drama behind the sisters’ elite DASH boutiques. Picked up by the network for eight episodes, Dash Dolls will showcase Khloé Kardashian’s best friend Malika Haqq and twin Khadijah Haqq.
In addition, the Kardashian sisters will make appearances while keeping up with the original show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and various spin-offs. Currently in its 10th season, Keeping Up is set to showcase Rob Kardashian’s clash with Khloe over his weight gain, as the Inquisitr reported.
While that drama plays out on screen, Scott Disick is creating his own controversy over his decision to go to a luxury rehab resort in Costa Rica for alcoholism addiction, according to In Touch Weekly.
During his stay in rehab, Scott gave himself a break to visit nightclubs, where he appeared to be drunk, said an observer, Camila Garaizabal.
“He had obviously been drinking. He could barely walk. He asked my friend for her phone number,” she revealed of the 31-year-old boyfriend to Kourtney Kardashian.
Although the couple has parented three children, Kourtney is now so irate that she may not allow Scott to return home, said an insider.
“This time she’s really angry. She kicked him out before he went to rehab, which sounds heartless, but honestly, it’s been a long time coming,” added that source. “She always takes him back, but this time things seem different.”
As for that visit to rehab, Scott left after only a week amid rumors that he was paid by the clinic for the publicity, reported the Daily Beast.
That clinic, Rythmia Life Advancement Center, released a press release announcing that Scott had chosen to go there because it used a hallucinogenic drug to attempt to “cure” addiction.
“I realize my issues are bigger than me and I’m ready to truly remedy this struggle I continue to battle,” Scott was quoted in the press release from the clinic. “Rythmia’s rehab approach puts my worries at ease.”
That approach involves taking ibogaine, which is a drug in the psychoactive category. It is made from an African root and historically used by the Bwiti tribute as a preparation for becoming an adult.
In terms of its use for treating addiction, it reportedly has helped in some cases, but the treatment can result in 72-hour-long hallucinations.
Illegal in the United States, the drug has been studied by Dr. Stanley Glick, director of the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College. He expressed doubt about the safety of that treatment.
“There is significant risk,” warned Dr. Glick.
Moreover, the drug expert cautioned about the veracity of the clinic’s claims.
“There is no standardization, there is no governing body, there is no FDA body. We have very little information about these clinics as a result. We don’t know what’s going on, or if it’s working.”
As for the likelihood that the FDA would approve the drug treatment for the U.S.? Dubious, adds Glick.
“It became clear to me at an early stage that the FDA was never going to approve this drug because of its neurotoxicity,” he opined.
However, although Disick has left, Scott emphasized that he plans to return to the Costa Rica rehab, as the Inquisitr reported.
What do you think? Should Scott Disick return to that rehab or go to one in the United States with regulated addiction treatment? Post your comments below.
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