Eric Roberts Joins ‘Celeb Rehab’; What Of His Soap Gig?

by | July 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM | RealityTV, TV News

Eric Roberts (Toby Canham/Getty Images) )

Eric Roberts (Toby Canham/Getty Images) )

The C-listy Season 4 cast of VH1′s ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew‘ got an unexpected, arguably higher-class visitor the other day when film vet Eric Roberts (‘Runaway Train,’ ‘Star 80′) checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center.

“Eric Roberts is my roommate and is simply amazing,” ‘Party of Five’ alum told Radar Online. “He’s an incredible person.”

Official ‘Rehab’ Cast Includes Tiger Woods Mistress, Former Teen Idol

Until Roberts crashed the (hopefully) favorless party there in Pasadena, the ‘Rehab’ cast was comprised of London, former supermodel turned reality-TV host Janice Dickinson, Jason Wahler (’The Hills’), onetime teen idol Leif Garrett and Tiger Woods’ Mistress No. 1, Rachel Uchitel.

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A VH1 spokesperson would not confirm Radar’s story for Fancast – let alone specify what demon(s) Roberts may be there to dismiss – citing a policy of keeping mum once production on ‘Rehab’ is underway.

Deep Soap: Eric Roberts Is Latest Film Actor To Join ‘Y&R’

Interestingly, Roberts must have headed to Pasadena almost straight from Genoa City – that is, the set of CBS’ ‘The Young and the Restless.’ The actor started work on the sudser on July 12, playing the short-term role of Adam’s lawyer. His first air date is today (Friday, July 23), so, um, catch him while you can, ‘Y&R’ fans!