Uchitel's decision to go on "Celebrity Rehab," where Dr. Drew Pinsky helps fringe celebs kick their addictions for the benefit of reality TV watchers came as Trump was apparently considering her for his "Celebrity Apprentice" show. Uchitel, who has been linked to Tiger Woods and "Bones" actor David Boreanz, lost a fan in Trump.
“It’s a terrible decision," Trump bellowed to TMZ. "We have zero interest in her now. Look at what ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ did for Piers Morgan. He’s getting Larry King’s job. She made a bad mistake.
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“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," he continued. "I’m moving on.”
Trump added that it was Uchitel who came to him about starring on the popular NBC show, which was won in dramatic fashion last season by rocker Bret Michaels. On "Rehab," Uchitel, who is reportedly looking to kick a dependence on pills, will have an easier time standing out. Her castmates 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.
Uchitel has acknowledged having an affair with the married Boreanz, but has denied being one of Tiger Woods' mistresses. After hiring attorney Gloria Allred in March, she scheduled a press conference to address the Woods rumors, but abruptly canceled moments before it was to take place.