March 29th, 2011
06:04 AM ET
Dr. Drew Pinsky is in the house - HLN's house, to be specific.
The man known for taking celebrities to task for their addictions on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" will examine extreme human behavior and why it happens on his new HLN show, "Dr. Drew."
In honor of his arrival, we give you 10 things about the doc that you may have not known before:
1. He went to Amherst College and studied liberal arts before going to medical school. “I love everything about the human experience," Pinsky told Robin Meade in an interview, "and addiction is such a wild window into the human experience.”
2. He is an opera singer and at one point wanted to go professional. “That’s what I thought I was gonna do for five minutes. Thank God I’m a horrible musician," he admitted. "Good singer, horrible musician.”
3. He has an asteroid named after him.
4. He gets his energy from Diet Coke and power peanut butter. "Body builder peanut butter," Pinsky explained. "Made out of egg whites.”
5. He sang a show tune with Seth MacFarlane at a Haitian relief concert. "I had never sung with an orchestra, so that was awesome," he said.
6. He can get by on little sleep. “When he has a job to do he just doesn’t need sleep," his wife Susan said. "I have to make sure that they don’t accidentally book him 24 hours a day 3 days in a row."
7. He and Susan have triplets, Douglas, Jordan and Paulina, all of whom will be attending college in the Fall. “I’m freaked out," Pinsky said. "I guess they would [call me an] anxious dad because I am pretty anxious about the college thing for them.”
8. He was the captain of his high school football team.
9. During his teen and young adult years, he was a lifeguard at Laguna Beach.
10. He uses the internet, Facebook and Twitter more than his children do. “It’s like a little teenage girl,” his daughter Paulina said. "Sorry dad."
The "Dr. Drew" show premieres Monday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.
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