Tiger Woods made news during the winter for checking into a sex rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi. Now it appears one of his most (in)famous mistresses will be entering her own rehab. Rachel Uchitel will be one of the cast members on the new season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew".
The biggest question is whether Uchitel will air further dirty laundry regarding her relationship with Tiger Woods while she spends a few weeks on VH1's rehab program. That alone could be enough to draw additional viewers to the show. Or, Uchitel's participation is simply another cash grab in her effort to make the most out of her escapades with Tiger.
TMZ.com reported that Uchitel initially refused VH1's offer, but Tiger's former mistress caved to the offer after the network made a $500,000 offer for her appearance—that and a personal visit from Dr. Drew himself.
Uchitel is reportedly joining to the show to kick her addiction to pills. Uchitel spread the news about the way Tiger liked to party while they were together. It appears Uchitel partied a little too hard herself.
Uchitel will be joining the fourth season of "Celebrity Rehab" with other flameout celebrities—supermodel Janice Dickinson, actor Jeremy London, musician Leif Garrett, oil heir Jason Davis, ex-reality star Jason Wahler, and singer Keyshia Cole's mother (TMZ.com).
Uchitel had to make a decision between "Celebrity Rehab" and Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice." TMZ.com reported that Uchitel took Trump's offer first because getting her trumped up, half-million offer from VH1.
Uchitel and the rest of her cast will spend the 21-day program, which corresponds to eight episodes, at Pasadena Recovery Center. The fourth season of "Celebrity Rehab" will debut later this year.
You may not remember, but Uchitel had a planned a tell-all press conference detailing her affair with Tiger Woods shortly after his famous, robotic performance. However, the muzzle was put on Uchitel by her lawyer Gloria Allred.
Back in December, Uchitel told reporters that her and Tiger enjoyed Ambien-driven sex. She said Tiger enjoyed having sex in the hallucinogenic haze of Ambien. Maybe that's why she got so addicted to pills...
Back in early April, TMZ.com reported that Tiger paid off Uchitel with a $10 million settlement. Uchitel was pegged as the mistress who could really dump the biggest dirt on Tiger. That settlement came with a strict confidentiality agreement which could put a damper on her "Celebrity Rehab" appearance.
It was reported in late 2009 that Tiger and Uchitel first hooked up at the Australian Masters, which Uchitel denied. However, in early June when Tiger announced he would play at the Australian Masters, NBC Sports reported that Uchitel "may be there."
It was reported by TMZ.com in early December that Tiger continued to see Uchitel even after the news of his many affairs broke. The same report said that Tiger and Uchitel continued their affair long after the story broke.
Does Elin have Uchitel to thank? It was, after all, Tiger's affair with Uchitel that led to a $100 million settlement for Nordegren in her divorce filings with Tiger.
Back in April, it was reported that another one of Tiger's mistresses, Jamie Junger, would get her own show called "Celebrity Cheaters." The purpose of the show was to have Junger and her crew locate celebrities cheating on their significant others. The idea never got off the ground.