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It seems Jon Gosselin is not the only man who despises Kate Gosselin these days.

Actor Eric Roberts, who is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Rehab, recently exploded on the Kate Plus 8 mom on his twitter page, even calling her a “child abuser.”

“I know she’s fading from the news, but hopefully someone’s still got their eye on the wellbeing[sic] of her kids. Kate Gosselin is a child abuser,” Eric wrote before expanding on his opinion this weekend in an interview with the Small Town Gosselins blog. Excerpts from Eric’s interview below -

Small Town Gosselins: Your tweet about Kate Gosselin was quite passionate. What exactly precipitated it?

Eric: Simple, really. Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop… This trend to document life as it happens, and to have the documentation studied by strangers, is not going away any time soon. I don’t think it’s inherently bad. I think the Gosselin kids’ private lives are their problem, not the fact that their private lives are public. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn’t stop her.

STG: TLC states that it has earned $200 million in the past five years from Gosselin-related shows. TV Guide reports that Kate Gosselin is paid $250,000 per episode. The eight children split 15% of that income, so each child gets 1.875% while the mother gets 85%. Comments?

Eric: The number of kids Kate and Jon have are the reason Kate and John have money. It would be awful if financial stress was added to those kids’ problems. But the money should be divided 10 ways.

STG: Jon Gosselin has stated emphatically that he does not want his children to be filmed anymore, that they have said they don’t want to do it, and that they are now having behavioral problems as a result of having grown up in front of the cameras. Yet Kate Gosselin refuses to stop the filming. What do you think this is all about?

Eric: I think Jon is being unrealistic. How is that family going to live? The kids could have a great time doing the show if their mom wasn’t a cruel horror who is clearly repeating generational abuse. Jon’s got his eye on the wrong ball. The kids, however, should not be forced to do anything.

STG: Do you feel differently about the Kate Gosselin than you do other reality TV parents, and if so, why?

Eric: Can’t stand Kate. Most of the other reality TV parents seem gentle and loving. I have a feeling David Charvet’s wife, Brooke, isn’t all that nice either, unfortunately.

STG: What advice would you give Kate Gosselin, and why?

Eric: My advice to Kate Gosselin would be to get out of denial and receive anger management with Dr. Richard Green in Woodland Hills, California. Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program. Those programs help with patterns of violence, among the more expected things they treat.

STG: What advice would you give her children?

Eric: I would want the Gosselin kids to know that their parents’ rage is not their fault, and to please do therapy to keep themselves from continuing the pattern.

STG: Advice to Jon?

Eric: Make a legally binding arrangement whereby Kate loses her financial security any time she hits those kids. She’s playing the role of good mom. When she stops playing the role as it’s written, she should be fired.

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The all new 4th season of Celebrity Rehab only started filming a little over a week ago and there is already drama on the set.

RadarOnline is reporting that professional mistress Rachel Uchitel walked out on the show while filming this week.  Rachel told producers “I quit” and ran away from the set, getting away to a swanky Beverly Hills hotel after an intense day of filming drove her over the edge.

So what drove Rachel over the edge?  According to TMZ, it was an intense talk about her father’s death. Sources tell TMZ that Rachel’s breaking point came during a recent one-on-one therapy session where the main topic was her dad.

Rachel’s father died of a cocaine overdose in his 40s, and Rachel was 15 at the time.  Rachel’s exit was however short lived as she returned the next day because her ‘Rehab’ castmates called and urged her to rejoin them.

In other Rachel news, TMZ also reported a while back that Rachel has a major crush on Dr. Drew Pinsky, and her infatuation with him is what led her to sign on for the show.  Something tells us Dr. Drew’s wife will be making more frequent visits to the set.

It was also revealed last week that actor Eric Roberts had joined the cast, much to the surprise of many.  While Eric remains in Rehab, his wife is now speaking out on his behalf, and revealing his addiction.

“Eric quit drugs and alcohol in 1995,” his wife, Eliza Roberts (an actress and casting director), tells E! News. “He has no interest in anything, other than marijuana.”

As for how his addiction to marijuana came about, his wife adds, “He uses marijuana as a medication. He has a prescription.  However, a dependency is a dependency and he doesn’t want to be dependent on it anymore.”

So how is Eric’s famous daughter, Emma Roberts, and sister, Julia Roberts, reacting to the news? “Everyone in the family is very supportive of each other and of each other being their best self and being healthy.”

Money is likely the motivating factor for Eric’s appearance on the show, as the “celebrities” do get paid.  According to TMZ,  Rachel Uchitel is receiving $500, 000 while Jeremy London is only getting $40,000.  No word yet on how much Eric will be receiving, but one has to assume it will be more than what Rachel is getting.

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RadarOnline is reporting today that actor Eric Roberts has now joined the season 4 cast of Celebrity Rehab.

VH1 officially announced the cast earlier this week, which included “celebrities” such as Janice Dickinson, Jason Wahler, and Jeremy London. “Eric Roberts is my roommate and is simply amazing,” London told Radar. “He’s an incredible person.”

Eric’s addition to the show is a bit of a surprise considering he has had a pretty successful career as an actor having starred in films such as The Dark Knight and Fight Club.  Eric, 54, is the brother of popular actress Julia Roberts, and father of budding actress Emma Roberts.

In other “celebrity” news, TMZ also reported this week that Donald Trump is no longer interested in having Rachel Uchitel on the Celebrity Apprentice.  For those not familiar with Rachel, she is the mistress extraordinaire who has bedded the likes of Tiger Woods and actor David Boreanaz.

Donald had asked Rachel to be on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice and she had accepted, however it seems the Donald was none too pleased with Rachel’s decision to do Celebrity Rehab.

“It’s a terrible decision.  We have zero interest in her now,” said Donald to TMZ before adding that “‘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.”

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