Holla! Atlanta’s own Frankie Lons, R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s mom, will be on the next edition of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”
Frankie came to celebrity-dom thanks to Cole’s reality show, which aired on BET from 2006 to 2008 and was a big hit. Frankie had just finished a long stint in prison for drug possession and Cole moved her from California to Atlanta to help her transition into the real world. She had her hair done and new teeth put in. Along with her daughter Neffe, Frankie became far more interesting to watch from a reality-show standpoint than Cole herself. Her favorite sayings? “Man Down!” and “Holla!”
The pair was able to spin out their own reality show last year called “Frankie & Neffe.” It didn’t do quite as well and with Frankie going to “Celebrity Rehab,” it appears BET may simply spin off the spin off and focus on Neffe alone.
The press release does not say what Frankie is entering rehab for but it’s likely to be drugs.
Here is video I took of Frankie with Neffe at a viewing party for the show in downtown Atlanta:
Who will Frankie get to hang with at the rehab center? Rachel Uchitel, a former mistress for Tiger Woods, is one. Others include actor Jeremy London (”Party of Five,” “7th Heaven”), Janice Dickinson (”Project Runway,” “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”), ’70s has-been singer Leif Garrett, Jason Wahler (”The Hills”) and some person named Jason Davis (who?).