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Pat Sajak Hosted ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Drunk In Early Days

Brian Ach/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Pat Sajak hasn’t always been the sober host seen nightly on Wheel of Fortune.

Sajak, who has been hosting the game show since 1981, recently revealed that in the show’s early days he was sometimes drunk on camera, after tossing back a few margaritas with sidekick Vanna White.

“When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things, we had a different show then. You didn’t win money. You won fake money with which you could buy cheesy prizes,” Sajak explained during an interview on Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable.

He explained that with the time it took producers to set up the prizes, he and White would have dinner breaks of more than two hours, giving them plenty of time to imbibe at Los Arcos, a Mexican restaurant near NBC’s Burbank studio.

“Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They’re really good tapes to get a hold of,” said Sajak, adding that his average number of drinks was “cuatro,” or four.

“I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK,” Sajak said.

He curtailed the activity as he got older. “I would be hesitant to have anything to drink now,” Sajak said.

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Former Miss USA Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges

David Becker/FilmMagic(HIGHLAND PARK, Mich.) -- Rima Fakih, who earned the title of Miss USA in 2010, is now facing drunk driving charges after being arrested over the weekend in Highland Park, Michigan, according to

Fakih at first denied the arrest on her Twitter page. She tweeted on Saturday, "Let's clear things up now.  I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih."

But on Sunday, her attorney Doraid Elder confirmed the arrest, and the post was deleted.  Elder told People that Fakih's record "has not a single blemish," adding that Fakih is "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she's in right now."

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Snooki's Ex Upset about Her Dance with Potted Plant

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi’s ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella is lashing out at MTV’s Jersey Shore producers for "turning Nicole into an alcoholic."

Masella, who dated Snooki for two months last year, was not happy about her alcohol-infused, plant-dance video that recently made the rounds online.  The clip shows a visibly intoxicated Snooki dancing with a potted plant.

He tweeted, "This is Disgusting. MTV's Jersey Shore is turning Nicole into an Alcoholic. They are killin her liver. That's not the nicole I knew! Poor girl."

However, Masella stopped short of blaming the Jersey Shore cast member for her own bad behavior, writing, "The Vid on TMZ with Nicole Dancing with the plant, is a total embarrassment. I blame Production."

"They won't learn till she hurts herself," he added.

Snooki has already come close to injury while intoxicated.  Last season, she did a face plant on a New Jersey beach and was subsequently arrested.

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Amy Winehouse Booed, Stumbles Through Show in Serbia

Samir Hussein/Getty Images(BELGRADE, Serbia) -- Rehab may not have been very effective on Amy Winehouse after all, as the British singer appeared to be intoxicated during a performance in Serbia on Saturday.

Winehouse took to the stage in Belgrade in what was supposed to be the kickoff show for a 12-date tour across Europe. However, Winehouse’s performance was probably not what the approximately 20,000 people in attendance was expecting, as she could be heard mumbling through songs and seen staggering across the stage at times, according to a report by the BBC.

Dressed in a green and black dress, Winehouse became the target of boos from those in attendance throughout her performance. There was no confirmation on whether she was in fact intoxicated during the perfromance.

The 27-year-old performer recently checked out of an alcohol rehabilitation program in London.

Winehouse was scheduled to continue with her tour with a stop in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday.

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Andy Dick Arrested for Public Intoxication

Riverside County Sheriff's Department(TEMECULA, Calif.) -- Looks like Andy Dick's lengthy struggle with sobriety has hit a speed bump.

The comic and actor was arrested Monday night for disorderly conduct at a Temecula, California restaurant, reports E! Online.

A police spokesman said, "Mr. Dick was intoxicated" and had been "causing a disturbance."  Specifics of the incident are not clear, although the spokesman did say, "He was unable to care for his own safety and we arrested him for public intoxication.  He was transported to our local facility here."

Dick wasn't charged, nor will he face any legal action or pay any fines, since there was no physical confrontation.  He was released from jail when he sobered up.

Dick, who has done a stint on Celebrity Rehab, has a well-known history of substance abuse, as well as brushes with the law.  In January of last year, police in West Virginia arrested him for groping a man's crotch and repeatedly kissing him.  In 2008, he was arrested in Murrieta, California for pulling down a teenage girl's shirt.

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