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Julia Roberts' Older Brother Checks Into Rehab

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We have a feeling that Julia Roberts isn't going to like this so much.

Eric Roberts has joined the cast of Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab for the upcoming season. The Z list relative of an A-lister will be rooming with recently ridiculous start Jeremy London at the Pasadena Recovery Center.

Not surprisingly, Jeremy is thrilled to have one of the more unstable and recognizable stars as his roomie:

“Eric Roberts is my roommate and is simply amazing. He’s an incredible person. Dr. Drew rocks and there is real healing here."

We'll all have to wait till October to see how well this "healing" is going, but for now, we're more surprised that Dr. Drew is letting you do interviews while you are suppose to be sobering up.

Isn't that somewhat against the process?

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37 comments to “Julia Roberts' Older Brother Checks Into Rehab

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  2. 2

    Eventually, ALL hollywood stars will spend some time in rehab. Goes with the territory.

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    I hope he gets help. He's an amazing actor. I wish he would have done it in private.

  4. Klown says – reply to this


    He is probably doing the Gary Busey, Mckenzie Phillips route where they are already sober but going as a more mentorship, discussing their problems deal.

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    I think thats Emma Roberts dad. So sad. :(

  6. 6

    Who cares about Julia Roberts, her career won't suffer from him. But what about his daughter who is trying to get started. Emma Roberts. I'd say she has a good start, so hopefully he doesn't do anything too bad.

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    Actually, Eric Roberts is in the middle of a comeback right now. He was in Dark Knight, Heroes, and will be in The Expendables. His IMDB page shows a very busy upcoming film schedule. Weird that he would join Celebrity Rehab. He doesn't need the money and private rehab would probably work better. This is a pretty huge "get" for Dr. Drew & Co.

  8. 8

    I worked on a movie about 10 years ago and Eric Roberts was such a piece of shit diva. No one on the crew liked him and we were all counting down the days until his filming was over. Look at that picture. Doesn't he just look like a complete asshole? Well, he is.

  9. 9

    Eric Roberts = HOMOPHOBE

  10. 10

    lest we forget. eric roberts is 20 times the actor that julia roberts is. check out the pope of greenwich village and star 80 (oscar nomination).

  11. litzi says – reply to this


    Eric Roberts looks like a total nerd…Bucky Beaver without a brain. He probably thinks any public exposure is better than none…rather sad what fading celebs will stoop to in order to maintain a "presence".

  12. 12

    He is so handsome!

  13. 13

    Not sure I'd call Eric Roberts a "Z" LISTER—–he's at least a C list celebrity, dudes been in a TON of movies, and not just small crappy ones..there was that one a couple of years ago…damn what was it, small film, made a few bucks..oh yea, Dark Knight!~ good pick up for Dr. Drew

  14. 14

    Rachel fake boobs and nose Uchitel will be trying to tap that fo sho!

  15. 15

    He is now on Y&R… definately scraping the bottom of the barrel… I hope he gets the help he needs, he's a great actor

  16. 16

    He's a Z lister?! REALLY?! The Dark Knight guy? The L Word guy? The Sharktopus, Mariah Carey's scorned boyfriend in her M.V guy? LOL. Its a Z list move, but he's still hot because I see him everywhere.

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    so sad that is Emma Roberst dad. See guys, there are more to a celeb than you think So when you call them a slut, spoiled..there is a place they had started. which i dont think those words would work for Emma but just saying.. dont act like you know them. She must have had tough times

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    ER is one of my favorite actors — in interviews he's stated he hasn't drank since 1995 and kicked cocaine long ago (he was once addicted). I'm really saddened to here this, since him joining the cast suggests he's relapsed. My hope is that he's joined not as an addict but as a counsellor to speak about how he beat his cocaine addiction.

    Shame on you Perez for calling him Z-list! I've seen you both Tweet back and forth. He is extremely talented, and appears in many bad films due to the fact he chose quantity over quality in film roles after losing to the mediocre actor Don Ameche for the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Academy Awards. Eric has made many great films, such as "Pope of Greenwich Village", "Runaway Train", "Final Analysis", etc. He was also great in "Oz" among other shows. We still love you ER!

  19. 19

    This guy is only starring in that show in order to get cash to buy more dope.

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  21. 21

    Until they leave the bubble and have to cope in the real world like the rest of us.

  22. 22

    A "z" lister Eric Roberts is not. He can act circles around his sister. Whatever reason he is going on Celebrity Rehab is hopefully for the best. I am glad he has not fallen into the whole Hollywood surgery thing, he has always had that bad boy grugy handsome look so good to see it naturally grace with age. He is still very handsome!

  23. 23

    I guess Dr. Drew Fraudski is the only Snake Oil salesman hiring; peddling that 12-Step Religious Cult is making him RICHER than ever!

  24. 24

    I won't watch any movie he's in; they're all low budget and the screenplays are always written on Burger King napkins!

  25. 25

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – How was he a diva?

  26. 26

    Re: Occupent – No he's not, he kisses a guy in the movie "It's My Party" - his character is homosexual in the film.

  27. rayna says – reply to this


    I love him as an actor. I can't stand phoney horse-laugh and face Julia. He got her her break into acting and then she shit on him. He doesn't look good in that photo but i hope he cleans up well in sobriety.

  28. Linny says – reply to this


    Eric Roberts just realized he was in "Sharktopus" and knew he must have been so freaking high it's time to clean up his act!

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    A Z lister? Guy has worked consistently since he started his career. That's better than most. And he has something his sister (and most of Hollywood) doesn't have - acting talent.

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


    Such a brilliant actor. He should be top of everyone's casting wish list. Well wishes.

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    all you do is copy and paste and you dont even change the headline.. julia roberts brother

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    Re: loonebin – His requests! He asked a young PA to get him this rare type of cigarettes that aren't sold at a regular store. Another crew member embarrassed Roberts by saying "yeah, she can just hop on a flight to Columbia to get your cigarettes." Also, he requested a very particular meal and the crafts service went out of their way to get him the exact meal then he didn't eat any of it. There were many more examples that I can't think of. Trust me, he's a diva and NO ONE on the crew liked him.

  33. 33

    His acting in The Pope of Greenwich Village alone blows away any performance his sister has ever given.

  34. 34

    It bothered me when I read that Emma Roberts likes that she can drink in other countries even tho here in the U.S. she can't. I wish she'd stay away from it completely esp after seeing what alcohol has done to her own father.

  35. 35

    makes me sad seeing such a great actor stoop so low as to get back on tv by being on a show with z list celebs (most of the ppl on the show are barely celebs)

  36. 36

    Well yeah for Eric to get any help he needs!!!
    Man is a great actor and I hope this will d the trick for him.

  37. 37

    Re: xcalibur – Thank you Thank you Thank you. Totally agree. Eric's a better actor than that horse face husband stealing sister of his!!!