UPDATE: Rachel Uchitel has said that she was “grossly misquoted” and is considering legal action against the NY Post for misconstruing the words below. Read more after the jump.
“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good … I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced … [If he had lived], I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, Long Island.”
—Rachel Uchitel, who you know best as the VIP hostess believed to be one of Tiger Woods‘ many lovers, talks to Page Six Magazine about James Andrew O’Grady, her investment banker fiance who was killed in 9/11. Now, I know everyone handles grief and the process of moving on very differently, but still, these quotes strike me as pretty odd. I mean, yes, it would had been sad if their romance turned south, but somehow it seems more tragic that he was killed in the prime of his life? The full interview comes out on Thursday, so we shall withhold judgment until then. [NY Post]
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Rachel Uchitel retired last year from VIP nightclub hostessing. Apparently, she decamped for Los Angeles, where she attended DGA Detectives Academy and graduated last week. Now, she is gainfully employed once again. Today, she opens a private detective service in New York. Naturally, you’d think this would be the first stop for women who suspect their rich and powerful husbands are diddling, well, someone like Rachel. But Rach says that isn’t her type of case. “Obviously, people want to go down the ‘cheating’ road, and assume it’s all about me finding cheating spouses,” she said. “But I’m less interested in that. I’m more interested in cases that haven’t made it on Nancy Grace or Jane Velez-Mitchell, but are just as important. Missing people, cold cases . . . and sure, a few liars out there who need to be exposed. I want to solve cases for the underdog, for people who don’t have a voice.”
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Rachel Uchitel has had a rocky road on “Celebrity Rehab.” She agreed to do the show to deal with her Ambien addiction and “emotional issues,” which most people assumed to mean her tendency to get involved with married and famous men—she was linked not only to Tiger Woods but also David Boreanaz. But in late July, she abruptly left the show after an intense therapy session and checked into a hotel. She returned less than 24 hours later, after hearing pleas from the producers and co-stars Janice Dickinson, Eric Roberts (bro of Julia), and Jason Wahler (of “The Hills”). The freak-out was apparently over having to talk about her father, who died of a cocaine overdose when she was 15.
Last week, Rachel visited the site of another trauma with Dr. Drew. She made the trek to Ground Zero. Keep reading »
Rachel Uchitel may have gotten with Tiger Woods and David Boreanaz, but she has struck out with Jake Pavelka. Supposedly, Rachel—who just finished filming “Celebrity Rehab 4“—contacted one of Jake’s friends, asking if they’d set her up with the newly single former “Bachelor.” But he declined. “Jake thinks she’s probably a ‘nice girl’ but isn’t looking to date anytime soon,” the friend told Radar. Yeah, with his emphasis on “morals,” we just can’t see Jake going for Rachel. Sorry. [Radar] Keep reading »
I know you guys have barely been able to sleep since we told you in early June that “Celebrity Rehab 4” was on indefinite hold because the producers were having a tough time finding big name addicts willing to have their withdrawal symptoms and teary group-therapy sessions aired on primetime TV. But—never fear!—the situation has been resolved. The show has two new participants. One of them is a big duh—Jeremy London, who basically wrote “Hey Dr. Drew, cast me!” across his forehead in permanent marker with the whole I-was-kidnapped-and-forced-to-smoke-dope story.
The second new person on the show is a little bit of a surprise—Rachel Uchitel, i.e. first woman to be accused of boning Tiger Woods. Apparently, she’s seeking treatment for a prescription pill addiction. What kind, Rachel, what kind?!?! [PopEater] Keep reading »