There’s only one reason that real actors join reality shows. Their work has dried up. I’m fully aware that many celebrities need help, but trust me — they wouldn’t join Celebrity Rehab if they had more lucrative offers in front of the camera. They’d get help in private, and continue their acting careers in public. So that brings me to Eric Roberts, who many know as Julia Roberts’ brother and Emma Roberts’ father. The reason I’m confused about his appearance, is that I thought he was still a working actor. It’s only been two years since he appeared in the blockbuster film, The Dark Knight, and his part in the film was pretty substantial. Is it possible that his career took such a turn for the worst in just two short years? I don’t get it. Yes, there is the argument that he wants to do this show to help people, but I’m a pretty cynical Dishmaster, and I just don’t buy it.
I’ve loved Dr. Drew since the days of Loveline on MTV, when he taught me everything I didn’t want to know about random callers with third nipples. He was the expert doctor who was there to help. At no point in the show did I believe he was in it for the fame. I’ve since changed my mind. I’m fine with him lending his expertise to Celebrity Rehab, but I draw the line at Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor. If you are going to whore yourself out for money, at least stick to your field. Watch his extremely uncomfortable and inappropriate appearance on Dancing With the Stars below, to see what I mean.