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JENNIFER GIMENEZ  & SEAN JAMES at The ROXY




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I only slept 3 1/2 on SUNDAY NITE  so when I woke up on MONDAY I knew that I was going to be on a rollercoaster of a ride that day… I now know that I had emotionally and mentally ran myself to exhaustion.  I put a lot of pressure on myself…well I’m getting better but still…and w CELEBRITY REHAB SEASON 5 AIRING LAST SUNDAY I WAS NERVOUS….why??? The “am I enough” syndrome…would people like me?  I’m too damn hard on myself… I went to PRC to go do my group then had a staff meeting there…rushed to L.A to the gym, got my workout on then rushed to AMY’s (POCKETSIZE) house then off I went to an AA meeting …ran a few errands then came back to her house to literally shower and get dressed to head over to the “ROXY” on SUNSET… AMY has such a vision and is a huge part of my NEW CHAPTER …MY NEW TRANSFORMATION. So MISS POCKET, EDWARD SCISSOR HANDS’ed MY STYLE and she looked at the dress I had on & she said “ummmm no, ur going to put MY dress on” Ya hello HERVE LEGER super small ok extra small …. I said “umm no I couldn’t fit into that” She then said “ummm ya u can , ur tiny”… so off it went (she just said to me  that I was wearing a shirt,grrrrrr lmao) and more importantly ON IT WENT, IT FIT!!!!!!! WAAAAALAAAA! We drove together to the “ROXY” for the “FRIENDLY HOUSE 60TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT”… I was opening the show, oh yes I was nervous. Sold out event, and we all were wearing a POINTER SISTERS COSTUME from the past 45 yrs.. pretty cool, many musicians performed…actors…. comedians… and back stage we had stylists like AMY, hair dressers like SEAN JAMES (who I love ) and his team of assistants and make up artist like CRYSTAL (who did my face that night) VOLUNTEERING their time and talents as well as so many people who volunteered from all over for this benefit …. I had been there from 4ish till way past midnight and let me tell u I hit a wall, not literally but physically… one thing about me is that when I’m done, IM DONE!!!!!and call me rude, moody whatevs I just shut down and lights out….

TUESDAY I had a lot of stuff going on and Thank God I slept a little. I did interviews and went to an AA meeting when I got home I went in the back yard at Amy’s…I just needed “ME” time… I responded to a whole hell of alot of txts, emails, phone calls, twitter, fb emails , messages etc. etc. and got my agenda for JULY/AUGUST caught up and then wrote all while taking some sun in for about 3 hrs…I had interviews yesterday for CELEB REHAB and then off I went to do the “OH MARY” show on www.latalkradio.com in the valley. when I got home I was so tired and drained…yet I proceeded to do more work via computer and finally again hit that wall. I was delirious and my girl AUNG thankfully came to the rescue-helping by cleaning up all the mess I do on the computer…

Today I worked again at PRC doing my group, some errands, drs appt in Santa Monica, gym time (saw Mr. Jeremy Jackson and his girl there) did some returns at fasion PR firm REDLIGHT( they are so good to me there) more errands and back for more interviews and work via computer… tonights got to be an early night for me…I’m kinda excited for a long weekend. I just need it to be mellow  at times. My life is full and busy, which I LOVE… but it’s also important to find my balance…

I have received OVERWHELMING SUPPORT from EVERYONE ON ALL MY SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING CELEBRITY REHAB …. THANK YOU FOR THAT… I will get into more how I’ve lost all my weight, over coming heavy obstacles and just life when I’m not so tired…



                                                                                                        


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                                       Jennifer Gimenez On Her Move From Sober House to Celebrity  Rehab 

 

Jennifer Gimenez is a familiar face to a lot of viewers. The actress appeared in films like Blow and Vanilla Sky before receiving treatment from Dr. Drew Pinsky and ultimately working for him on both seasons of Sober House as the house manager. As an actress and former addict, she gained an especially useful perspective on recovery, which is why she’s a perfect addition to this season of Celebrity Rehab. We spoke to Jenn about her transition from Sober House to the Pasadena Recovery Center, and she gave us a candid, honest, and often funny outlook on what we can expect on this season of Celebrity Rehab.

 

Jennifer Gimenez:I came from Sober House which you know, I definitely went through it. In the sober house it was me against eight of them twenty-four hours a day. And what was interesting from my perspective was a) I was now in a treatment facility and in a closed environment with these people and b) that I was on a team. Unlike Sober House, it was kind of like me always with them and Dr. Drew and all the other counselors, but still it was a night and day difference. There are a lot of trauma survivors—you know a lot of these people are very traumatized with their life.

 

Do you think that the trauma is a bigger factor in their addiction, or is it more the choice of being in an entertainment field where things are flowing freely and they have access to whatever vices they have? Or does one thing feed off of another?

Jennifer Gimenez:I think it would be both. Being in the entertainment field and being exposed to it is the next level. You know, it’s like the next thing that happens. But before that happens, these people have a gene that we inherit of alcoholism or drug addiction. Like some of these people were not necessarily celebrities to begin with, like Amy Fisher wasn’t in the entertainment world—I don’t think she was seeking that, as opposed to someone like Sean Young or Bai Ling or Jeremy Jackson… Michael Lohan kind of got thrown into it because of his father… his drug addiction started before his notoriety. We’re always looking for a fix, these people are always looking for a fix. You know, you get the drugs or alcohol and they want more and then they want more and then they are in the spotlight and then it’s shopping, then it’s gambling. All these aspects come in—it’s like more, more, more.

 

Do you think that your personal experience as someone who is in recovery and also an actor means you can relate a bit better to them on that level as well as the addiction level?

Jennifer Gimenez:Yeah, you know it brings a lot to the table actually. A lot of times these people in the entertainment world are like “If you love me, then I love me,” and with the drugs and the alcohol, you want more and more because you think you’re getting validated because of outside stuff and it really has nothing to do with it. And that’s something you get to search for and uncover and discover and discard and find out, like I thought what I did was who I was and that’s not what it is in real life. I have really experienced what these people have—from having it all to losing it all. At the end of the day, we are suffering from a spiritual malady and having to fix that first.

 

Can you define what your role is and how it differs from everyone else we see on the show?

Jennifer Gimenez:Well, they call me a residential tech. What I do is after Shelly leaves her shift, Will and I come over and we take over her shift, which is different than Drew’s role or a doctor’s role because we run the until from 4 o’clock until the wee hours of the morning. We make sure people get their meds and make sure everything on the floor is running okay. Him and I come in pretty much as a team so that we are doing different things—giving them things to do, making sure craziness isn’t happening—I’m running the unit pretty much. It’s definitely different than my role on Sober House too because I do groups now at PRC.

 

How is this group different than the group you worked with on Sober House?
Jennifer Gimenez:This group is, like I don’t spend 24 hours with them—which is sort of a great relief for me [laughs], I get to go home. I got to kind of decompress everyday. This group has an interesting dynamic going on. They weren’t abusive with me. I think it’s different because they don’t have free reign to leave the house, as opposed to Sober House where they come and go. They also know that I’m part of team and I qualify as being there. You gotta earn their respect, but they also knew they needed me to give them their meds, take care of them, make sure everything was okay. You definitely see with this group, you see them acting out. You have to check them. And I also think because I’ve been working in recovery that I know how to deal with them differently this time around. I have more of a professional outlook on the whole situation.

A lot of these people have been really exposed to the media, especially recently so you could see the celebrity “isms” for press coming out and there were moments where the co-dependency would come, and then they would go on their own way. And again, these people, we are taking the drugs and alcohol away from them and they’re like wanting to explode and they are so uncomfortable in their own skin. So there was a lot of turning against each other and you see that. The viewers get to see that whole experience. It’s interesting watching that—they didn’t want to deal with themselves so they get into each others business.

 

Do the people in the house have pre-judgments about the people they are going to be working with?

Jennifer Gimenez:Each person coming in had no idea about who was coming in. As each person was walking in they were like “Oh my God, scary.” So no there were no preconceived notions/ I think they were really sort of frightened…But I got really close to the cast — they felt like I was their mommy, for some reason I keep playing that role, and they would express everything to me. Every one of them shared every secret with me and what was going on with them, so I know everything that was going on with them.

That’s so great, thank you so much Jenn for sharing with us, it’s been great to talk to you.

Jennifer Gimenez:Are you kidding me? I love this, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                              






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I woke up today and took little MICKEY on his morning poop walk…holy jeepers it was a hot day… then I went to the gym.. there was this man that reminded me of JACK LALANNES (he was soo cute) came up to me and started teachimg me how to do free weights properly… ahhh found a blessing there… I try to remain teachable… and I actually learn….woooow ! What a concept … I learned how to do some crazy stuff today … I also learned that when u do new things u get super sore…..ouch…I’ve said this before but since CELEBRITY REHAB WRAPPED I’VE NOW LOST OVER 20LBS… I FEEL GREAT WITH WERE I AM WITH MY WEIGHT ,BODY AND HEALTH….I mean I’m an addict I would love to tighten up lose more etc etc… more more more!!!!!!!! but from 257lbs I’ve come a long way… I remember I said if I could ever get to blah blah blah I would be so happy then 3 wks ago I got there then I said ok ok but if I could get blah blah blah that would be it. Haaaa! I so had to check myself, quickly… I’ve  passed my dream goal from when I was heavy so it’s a MIRACLE and a blessing from here on… oddly since my last relationship ended I’ve been able to drop the last 20 lbs, maybe that weight was still protecting me…maybe just from me or…..life?

I went and got my nails did and toes … went shopping for my mama and then came back to her house where I just couldn’t anymore… I just passed out and slept for 45 minutes and hard….then my little brother came in and we had a premiere party the 4 of us… MY MAMA , BROTHER, LITTLE MICKERS AND ME! I have to say I was filled w anxiety all day …my people pleasing kicked in, would I be liked? etc etc…at the end of the day it’s a show about addiction and bringing awareness to the disease and  it is sooooo REAL…. helping others not about me… but some fb’ed me and said it’s probably about the responsibilities thats the bigger picture and he was right….the responsibilities of a show like this that come with it…the show is edited and there are a lot of things I wish u guys got to see….I’m honored to do what I do but I am passionate about all the things I do… it’s not just recovery based stuff that I do, but that’s alway’s first. The more I put myself out there on shows about recovery the harder I have to work on my recovery and I effing do that ….. I have to…

SEASON PREMIERE OF CELEBRITY REHAB SEASON AIRED TONIGHT! It’s amazing all day STEVEN ADLER AND I have been txting each other … we are all good guys… I was in the bathroom trying to hide the fact I was crying but being mic’d they hear everything… so I was told to come out and gratefully Shelly was still there to walk me thru that… being on a team is such a blessing this season for me….compared to SOBERHOUSE… I learned and grew so much from this experience and the whole cast … I am receiving a lot of support from everyone…BAI LING also has been txting me … she has a powerful story …. MICHAEL LOHAN has called today too, but we talk a lot as do I with JEREMY JACKSON… JEREMY IS THE ONE WHO HELPED ME LOSE MY LAST 20LBS …. he knows his fitness that one…. well he helped a lot  for a bit….I still talk w DWIGHT”DOC”GOODEN ALL THE TIME (love love love him) and little JESSICA”SUGAR”KIPER as well…. I remain close with them …. they are very brave to put there life and isssues out there….

I am doing a fashion show tomorrow at the “ROXY”!!!!! but in the morning, it’s a super early rise and shine  for me… 6am wake up , then I go do my group at PRC then out to L.A for the week…. have gym, an aa meeting ,interviews on phone for CELEB REHAB  until I have to go to “ROXY” for rehearsals and hair and make up then show… apparently I’m opening the show… aghhhhhhhh…I haven’t done a FASHION SHOW IN A BILLION YRS….. I’ve got a busy wk but I am so blessed….. I ask GOD TO SINK MY BOAT W BLESSINGS lately ….I’M READY…. I LOVE U GUYS (even the ones who read my blogs and dont tell me). xoxoxo



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Ok I’m a bit nervous for tomorrow and what people’s responses will be… it’s all done and I have no control over it but I’m still nervous….I took care of my personal life today… I got a tune up on my car then hit the gym with quite a few errands inbtw…tonight my little cousin Nicole had a going away dinner w my family… She’s moving to Australia for a while… I’m gonna miss the little one… my cousin Travis , Teresa my Aunt, my mama, my uncle Rueben,his wife Aynet, little 9 month Selah and their cousin Ruthy w a few other people… it was nice just being with my family…I weighed myself this am and I had lost a few more lbs but I ate soooo much bread,pasta and garlic…. oh but I’m a ball of carbs right now… but I decided to keep going and got boston baked beans and hersheys chocolate and ate cuz of my nerves… purely emotions…. not feeling so festive right now…..I’m keeping this short cuz I have a full wk ahead and want to sleep…. CELEBRITY REHAB AIRS TOMORROW ON VH1…. let me know what u guys think of the show……



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ok check out the photo gallery after u read the interview… they put pictures of when i last shot HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS W BRANDI…. i know the writer didnt know i shot it but how crazy that they used the pics i was in…. hmmmm whos that girl at bottom of pic…then getting kissed by CAMILLE GRAMMER and BRANDI GLANVILLE

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Yesterday was a fantastic day…woke up happy, wrote in my personal journal and I paid bills over phone… went to the gym and rushed home to start more interviews…. I did internet interviews ,lots of phoners and radio interviews and my favorite MATTY Ps interview and pod cast… I did his show right when I split from my x a few months back and I was in such an uncomfortable place …. they even noticed that I sound different now…. it made me happy… he is such a great guy and his pod cast and live show does super well..he even told me they broke their live show record of  listeners by 3x’s the amount….they have call ins and I was soooooo surprised to get a call from Mandi H and I was touched by that …. then one of my bratzzz called in and floored me Miss.Deb D…. she was so honest and sincere w/ what she said and I was so moved and I also know Matty was as well… she made me cry… it’s moments like that , that I know what im doing is all so worth it… I know many others who were listening  were touched by what she had said… I then rushed to get ready cuz I was invited to go to the HTC 3D EVO LAUNCH PARTY. I did alot of press,on camera interviews and the press photographers  RED CARPET was on FIRE for me…what a fun fabulous party that was… I saw a lot of people I really liked and had great conversations. LMFAO performed, they were AWESOME….MY GIRL SARAH PANTARA did a great party , they were so good to me-even provided me w/ car service. One of my BESTIES MANDY SHERMAN was my date… I really love her…I was so beat when I got home, because doing those events are a lot of work  I really mean alot of work, that i just had to go to bed. I slept 8 hrs. and woke up, talked w/ my POCKETSIZE AMY for an hr. and off I went on my day, did an AA meeting which was powerful then came to my mama’s house to take her out to eat, & shopping.  Spent some time w/ her and my baby MICKEY…my mama has missed me so I’m w/ her for the nxt few days. Gosh I’m such a mama’s girl w/ her … then I went to the gym for 50 minutes came home and walked my little MICKERS… he was so happy to be w me… I love when he pee’s with his little leg way up and looks like a little ballerina… throughout the whole day I’m on my emails and calls for work . I’ts really a crazy time because of CELEBRITY REHAB AIRING THIS SUNDAY ON VH1… I’m a little nervous because I know what comes w/ doing this kind of show…but in the long run it’s all so worth it because it helps alot of people and it’s bringing awareness to the disease of ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION to the surface…I’M PROUD TO BE IN RECOVERY!!!! Since I’ve been home at my mama’s tonight I’ve been working and finally I get to go to bed soon….

my godmama of recovery Patty has been a huge help of support and LOVE to me as well as many others… like my chica, raggie, theresa, anna my bratz nappyz , debz,aungz (my luffz beyond words) , daddy dave, marg, sandro, al, rhonda , chris,jeff and so many others all from twitter and fb… thank u guys.. you’ve been such a great support… I appreciate u all.

Now it’s me and MICKERS time and I think we’re going to go and harass my mama as she sleeps till I get yelled at and run to my room like a little girl….



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“Radioshack’s HTC EVO 3D Launch Party” West Hollywood CA June 23, 2011






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My day started off well… I wrote when I woke up then got ready to go to do my group at PRC which I do 2 times a week… it feels good working there…yes I do that on top of everything else on my agenda. I was and still am tired… but I get so motivated in my day to day life … eventually I do hit a wall… but I believe God doesn’t give me what I can’t handle… and I have great enough friends that when I lose it , well I like to call it “having a moment” I’m safe enough to break down around them. After my group I went to the gym… I’ve been doing the stairmaster and let me tell u its crazy hard… I sweat so much…my booty and legs are starting to get some good definition. I also grunt and snot drips down my nose and I could care less for a second-then I dab and wipe with a towel but for a few day’s now its been gross… I was doing the stairmasters next to Justin Long (actor) today…grunting  with snot going everywhere…yup I’m so not the cute girl at the gym. I did hard core sit ups and legs ….worked via email all day and phone calls both  personal and work..some other interviews…then I ran home to shower and got ready to go to KTLA to do “ON AIR W TONY SWEET” who  like an ass I called TONY SCOTT… ughhh…  Tony is super sweet…. I had so much fun w him… I alway’s get so nervous before these things…then I went shopping,groceries, bank, riteaide,99cent store, and came home (Amy’s) to rest… by that time it was 7:45 pm…so I sat on the couch for 1/2 an hr and felt comatosed. I ended up walking to 711 down the street and it was perfect I felt like I was in New York w all these cute stores , restaurants and people eating outside…I was in my 70’s shorts and tank top w a huge sweatshirt and flip flops on… couldn’t have cared less… awesome moment… sunset , cool hip street and me, present for the moment…so it gets gross right here. I went poo when I got home and the damn toilet clogged and there was no plunger in this big house… she was not feeling well-I didnt want to bother her so I ended up going to not 1 but 3 Ralphs grocery stores cuz no one in L.A happened to have a damn plunger …. I wanted to scream by store 2… got one and waaaaala new toilet…  then computer just froze and it took me forever to restart it all up…I’m soooo bad w technology stuff. Tomorrow I have a super big day and nite w an event to end the night. There was this moment today where I started getting sad -I know I have so many people supporting me during these kinds of times…but for 5 minutes I got really down then I started praying and realized I have u guys (my friends) who support, encourage and love me during these times…like my Aung who is effing incredible to me, Amy,Deb,Mandi H, Rhonda, Darrin  ,Matt, Jimmy, Patty,my mama ,bro,oh the list goes on… but right before or right after those are the messages I received..my point is that I’m getting the love and support and I’m just perfect…. there’s so many more of u but I’m seriously going to pass out…



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Its the first day of summer… season change… its the first time in many many years that im excited for summer… i normally havent been a fan favorite for summer… new time , new change… im ready!!!

when i woke up this morning i was so happy…i felt safe … i went outside , sat in the morning sun, talked w GOD  and then wrote in my journal… it was lovely just spending quite time w me , the universe and GOD! i did a few interviews for CELEBRITY REHAB season 5… and since i have the gift of the gab my interviews are not short… it really takes a lot out of me… because w whatever i do i put my heart and soul into it… then i drove to AMYS house which really is the creative house… did more interviews then was wiped out… i thought to myself do i want to just rest or what would be the best form of release for me so i decided to go to the gym … just to relieve the stress out of my body… i didnt work out to get in better shape i worked out to let go of the pressures … it was great just to be in that mind frame of liberating myself from the world and all it entails… then i did a little shopping and back to AMYS house… we had a lovely few hrs talking and at times not talking just being  … i have to say that something i LOVE is being w the people i love and care for and not having to be anything for them… the silence is sometimes my favorite part… she KNOWS me, the REAL me, she gets me and sometimes w out words … she is a powerful soul…in btw that i was working via email etc… at one point after a great lengthy conversation w AMY i just started talking backwards and not making sense of what i was saying… i was thinking one thing and speaking jiberish… so i then proceeded to get ready… once again AMY just looked at me and started creating and fine tuning the image, look, my image… shes a fashion expert among other things…we went to the “I HEART RONSON” part at the Rosevelt Hotel… very chic party… amazing intimate crowd … great fashion hip people there, like Nicole Richie , Samantha Ronson etc… i had a blast and did lots of press… now im back in my 70’s shorts and little tank blogging w zit cream on… and yes Wed is a whole new day w a whole new full schedule … I LOVE MY LIFE TODAY… im accepting my role in this universe for today(tonight)

i want to thank you for ur emails and responding to me here or any other way u do… and for encouraging me to keep on keeping on …I LOVE YOU !!!!!

 


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