Donald Trump to Rachel Uchitel: "You're Fired!"
Celebrity Apprentice honcho Donald Trump had reportedly been actively recruiting Rachel Uchitel—the nightclub hostess who's best known for her dalliances with golfer Tiger Woods—for his reality competition, but now he's dumped her after it was announced she had signed on for VH1's Celebrity Rehab.
Seemingly uncertain of Uchitel's ability to multi-task, Trump huffed,
"It's a terrible decision. 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."
And it's a mistake, Trump asserts, that Uchitel will regret sooner rather than later:
"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. I'm moving on."
Uchitel may be the one with the last laugh though, as she reportedly get a $500,000 pay out for her rehab stint.
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