Donald Trump has an issue with Rachel Uchitel doing “Rehab” before “Apprentice”
Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky is getting a new bunch of patients on "Celebrity Rehab," including Tiger Woods alleged mistresses Rachel Uchitel — who's losing a gig with Donald Trump to be on the show.
On Monday, Uchitel was announced as one famous addict seeking help from Dr. Drew on the upcoming third season of "Celebrity Rehab." Three days earlier, Donald Trump said he had invited Uchitel to be a contestant on the upcoming season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."
Trump told TMZ that he retracted his offer to Uchitel on Monday after learning of her plans to join "Celebrity Rehab."
"'Celebrity Apprentice' is a huge show and 'Celebrity Rehab' is not. I have 10 people who want to be on the show for every slot that's available. I'm moving on," Trump said.
It's pretty sick to see someone being penalized for choosing to enter rehab — even the reality show version. You'd think Trump would be happy to see Uchitel getting cleaned up before coming on "Apprentice," but apparently he'd rather have a drugged out star on his show. Way to keep it classy Donald!
Uchitel landed in the public eye in November 2009 after she became the first woman named as having an affair with Woods. Since then Uchitel has remained in the spotlight shooting photos for the August issue of Playboy and appearing as a special correspondent on "Extra."
Uchitel's "Celebrity Rehab" castmates are ex-"America's Top Model" judge Janice Dickinson, '70's teen idol Leif Garrett, "The Hills'" Jason Wahler, oil heir Jason Davis, R&B singer Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie and "Party of Five" actor Jeremy London.
London made headlines of his own in June when he reported being kidnapped and forced to do drugs at gunpoint in Palm Springs.