‘Celeb Rehab’ For Liza Minnelli? No Way, Says Rep

by | June 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM | RealityTV, TV News

Liza Minnelli can currently be seen on the big screen in 'Sex and the City 2' (Warner Bros.)

Liza Minnelli can currently be seen on the big screen in 'Sex and the City 2' (Warner Bros.)

A spokesperson for Liza Minnelli is shooting down a report that the veteran entertainer will be appearing on VH1′s ‘Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.’

“Liza Minnelli, who is beginning a national tour in St. Louis on June 5, is not now, nor will ever be, on ‘Celebrity Rehab,’” her rep tells Us in a statement.

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TMZ single-handedly started the rumor with a Wednesday item claiming the VH1 series – which has struggled to line up any “name” talent for its fourth season – is waving a $500,000-per-episode payday in Liza’s face.

Although Minnelli reportedly “flipped out” when TMZ ran its original, since-amended story, the gossip site says ‘Celeb Rehab’ is still laboring to land the A-list-with-a-Z star, to serve a leadership role.

“We want her in the Mackenzie Phillips/Gary Busey position – already sober but strengthening her sobriety,” a source tells TMZ. “We would not portray her as a drug addict.”