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.