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Eric Roberts Breaks the Celebrity Rehab Cycle

Well look at this: Eric Roberts, the less-famous, more-stoned brother of Julia Roberts, has landed a new role — even after appearing on the public-humiliation machine that is Celeb Rehab with Dr. Drew. Roberts will star in the ABC drama pilot Grace, about a dysfunctional family (natch). Roberts will play Michael Grace, a playboy dance choreographer with three daughters by three different women. Mad Men–affiliated Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the pilot, and reality-TV lady Mia Michaels — the spiritual Earth-mother choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance? — will choreograph. Shades of Black Swan all the way. [Deadline]

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