Tiger Woods‘ former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, will reportedly pocket $500,000 to appear on the VH1 reality TV show, Celebrity Rehab.
Uchitel, 35, played hardball on her appearance fee, refusing to come on the show unless producers doubled their initial offer to $500,000, reports TMZ.
Celebrity Rehab was so desperate to have Rachel on that its host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, paid her a personal visit urging her to come.
ADDICTED TO LOVE?
While TMZ says Uchitel, a former party-promoter-turned-nightclub-manager, is going to rehab for a pill addiction, others claim Rachel has no drug or alcohol addiction, and instead will seek help for her addiction “to love.”
Uchitel recently checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center Saturday to undergo 21 days of detox and treatment.
“She doesn’t do drugs and isn’t an alcoholic, but she does have problems with relationships,” a source told Us. “This is her chance to tell her story and show people another side of herself. She has made some bad relationship choices and is being given the chance to deal with some issues.”
FIRED FROM CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
Meanwhile, Rachel is quickly cashing in on her 15 minutes of fame as Tiger Woods’ disgraced mistress: She recently posed nude for an upcoming issue of Playboy, and was in talks to compete on Donald Trump‘s reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.
But Trump rescinded Uchitel’s offer after learning she had decided to go on Celebrity Rehab.
“It’s a terrible decision,” Donald told TMZ July 19. “Celebrity Apprentice is a huge show and Celebrity Rehab is not. We have zero interest in her now.”
On Celebrity Rehab, Uchitel will undergo treatment with other fallen stars, such as former supermodel Janice Dickinson, actor Jeremy London, musician Leif Garrett, oil heir Jason Davis, ex-reality star Jason Wahler and singer Keyshia Cole‘s mother.
Season 4 of Celebrity Rehab will premiere in late 2010.
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