Friday, July 23, 2010

Eric Roberts Heads To Celebrity Rehab


It doesn't look like there will be a sequel to one of the best Entourage episodes ever. In that episode, Eric Roberts travels with the group to Joshua Tree where they spend the night high on Eric's home grown mushrooms. Well, now the father of Emma and brother of Julia is hanging out with Dr. Drew in Celebrity Rehab.

There is no word on what his addiction is, but he is roommates with Jeremy London so that should be interesting. I think Eric's participation was supposed to be a secret until the show aired, but Jeremy probably could not resist picking up a couple of bucks so spilled the secret to the tabloids.

25 comments:

Sadie said...

I think Eric Roberts is and has always been a highly underrated actor. I've seen him in many many movies, etc and have always been impressed. I wish him the best in Rehab!

Str8t Call Boy w/8 Inches said...

Should people with prior drug abuse problems portray addict roles in movies? Does it lead to putting fire in one's lap?

pablo said...

he and anne heche were wonderful in that lifetime movie!

RocketQueen said...

Agree with Sadie - I love Eric in almost everything I've ever seen him in.
Kinda surprised about this one though - thought he got his shit together years ago.
If the rumours are true, shouldn't his daughter be joining him in rehab?

not on my dollar said...
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sunnyside1213 said...

Do Eric and Julia talk at all or is the feud still going on?

pablo said...

i think that they are on speaking terms now.

not on my dollar said...

I love him as an actor and thought he was clean and sober. I also think he's so much more attractive than his sister (and his daughter too who looks like auntie).

Anyway I pray that he gets the help that he needs and hope that Jeremy London was lying about him being on this show.

Ms.Leigh said...

how long is CR filming for? i thought it was 3 weeks, and they had that hoopla a while back about only having 4 people for this season. did they delay filming or is he doing next season?

at any rate, i hope he's ok and he distances himself from jeremy london. obviously that guy is going down with a lot of other people, eric shouldn't be one of them

Becki said...

I think Eric's best role was in Star 80. He played Playboy playmate Dorothy Stratten's boyfriend.
Its a old movie but it is worth renting at Netflix or catching on Cable. I taped it from Encore Drama channel last month. He really plays the role in the movie well.

jax said...

wow, i'm always surprised how Dr. Drew gets these actors to agree to this.

seriously, it's Eric fucking Roberts..on CR?

and Enty...Joshua Tree was one of THE best eps for sure.

Candid said...

Hmmm.. today was Eric Roberts' debut on the Young and the Restless playing a defense attorney. He'll be on the show for roughly a month. I thought that was extrememly bizarre casting. And now celebrity rehab? Is he trying for a comeback in a strange sort of way?

Harriet Hellfire said...

Sometimes on CR they have one person who has been sober for some time coming in to act as an "advisor". Like the one Baldwin a couple of seasons back. And several participants before have been sober when joining the show, only some have been active users that actually went through withdrawals on TV...

pablo said...

i agree Star 80 was great!

The Real Icecat said...

I thought the reason Eric Roberts hadn't been in a lot of movies, was because he beat his wife, or something like that?

Kind of like how Chris Brown is being blacklisted...

sunnyside1213 said...

I didn't know he had won a golden globe and was nominated for an oscar. I think the the accident that so changed his face, derailed his career.

jess said...

@RocketQueen I know! I also tought he was clean and sober.


Emma was a popular for this B.I: "Very promising, very young, very well connected star was completely smashed at an afterparty recently, stumbling, mumbling, a total embarrassment, and not quite legal. She doesn’t eat, she’s drinking heavily, she’s experimenting with some other substances, she’s practically living with her boyfriend, and there is rarely an adult around to supervise. Many thought she had passed the danger stage and she’s so promising, ESPECIALLY WITH HER PEDIGREE, that they’ll lie and hide and camouflage when she f-cks up, hoping that the phase will pass. But DRAMA RUNS IN THE FAMILY, they should watch this one closely before she goes the way of the Lohan. Because people are talking and these people are accustomed to seeing young girls get f-cked up all the time. She’s going so hardcore though that she’s getting their attention."

Well I hope he gets clean.

Moonmaid said...

Really too bad - he is also one of my favorite actors, and I loved him in back in the 80s. Rent a movie he did with Sissy Spacek back then called Raggedy Man and see if you aren't amazed by him. He was a huge talent and should have stayed a big star (he was nominated for Oscar once), but he had big problems with coke and anger. I also thought he had been clean and sober for many years. Hope he gets it together. I am sure Julia is not thrilled with this, btw. And very sad if his daughter is the blind item. She was a very sweet kid starting out. Not a good business for kids.

shakey said...

Candid, I almost lost my shit when I saw him on Y&R! He is an incredible actor. Don't forget Suicide Kings. He really should be having a better career than he does.

Kate said...

One of my favorite movies ever is Best of the Best. Three is no specific reason why I like it so much, but it's fun. I still have a copy of it on VHS that I taped off HBO when I was a teenager. I watch it about once every 6 months.

Hope he gets himself straight if he is off the wagon.

merrick said...

The first time I laid eye on Eric Roberts was in King of the Gypsies .. talk about HOOOTTT.. and then again in Pope of Greenwich Village opposite Mickey Rourke. They were both soo damn good looking back in the day. Glad to see that Eric hasnt gone the way of the knife like Mickey. Eric was also in a great mafia movie, the name escapes me, but it was on TV I think. Good Luck Eric!!

mngddess said...

Eric probably doesn't have any money because he blew it on drugs. that's why he's doing the soap opera. It's a shame. If he could have stayed straight he probably would have ahas an Oscar by now.

Candid said...

Shakey: I know! I was stunned. Of course I was equally stunned to see Sean Young and Patrick Swayze's brother on Y&R. LOL!

Candid said...

I forgot to agree with everyone: Eric's a fantastic actor. I hope the comeback happens.

mygeorgie said...

Shakey, I lost my shit too!! Hilarious because hubby who always makes fun of Y&R was home early & bam! There's Eric Roberts yesterday & Sean Young. Now hubby thinks he's been missing something all these years.

Roberts looked awesome on the show too, love the short grey hair. Didn't know he beat his wife though. Not cool.