Rachel Uchitel Checking in to "Celebrity Rehab"

Denied being Tiger Woods' mistress, but admits to pill problem

By Greg Wilson
|  Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  Updated 4:19 PM EDT
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"Celebrity Rehab," which struggled to put together a cast of notable names for its upcoming season, may have landed its star in Rachel Uchitel, the party planner linked to Tiger Woods's sex scandal.

The sultry Uchitel, who has never admitted having an affair with the golfer, will attempt to kick an addiction to prescription pills on the show. Castmates on the VH1 program, in which Dr. Drew Pinsky counsels C- and D-list stars as they battle drugs or alcohol in a group home, include "The Hills" star Jason Wahler, original supermodel Janice Dickinson, 1970s teen heartthrob Leif Garrett, troubled actor Jeremy London, socialite Jason Davis and Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie Lons.

Donald Trump, who had expressed interest in landing Uchitel as a contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," blasted Uchitel's move as a "terrible decision."

"We have zero interest in her now," Trump told TMZ.com. "'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."

No airdate for "Rehab" has been set, but the show is expected to air before the year’s end. The show reportedly sought to get Lindsay Lohan, but was rebuffed by the troubled starlet.

Past "Rehab" stars include actress Mackenzie Phillips, former basketball star Dennis Rodman, ex-Madam Heidi Fleiss, Guns n Roses drummer Steven Adler and actress Brigitte Nielsen.

London, the former "Party of Five" star, last month told police a bizarre story of being kidnapped and forced to take drugs, will reportedly be paid $40,000 for his stint on the show. This is not his first time he's been to rehab: London was admitted to a clinic in September for an addiction to prescription drugs.

Dickinson, who ruled the catwalk inhe 1970s and claims to be the first supermodel, is reportedly looking to beat the bottle. It won't be her first stint on reality TV: She was a judge on "America's Next Top Model" and had her own show on Oxygen, called "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Uchitel and her attorney Gloria Allred canceled a news conference in March as reports circulated she had an affair with Woods. Since then, she has denied any romantic ties to Woods, though she did acknowledge having an affair with married actor David Boreanz. That admission came after a website released alleged text messages between the pair that she claimed were fake.

"I broke off the relationship because I no longer respected or trusted [Boreanz]," she said. "Finally, I am deeply hurt and offended that anyone would think that I wanted to break up his family. Nothing could be further from the truth."

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