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Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:52PM EDT
Omarosa's tell-all claims Donald Trump egged on Gene Simmons as he made sexual comments about Ivanka Trump in front of her on Celebrity Apprentice
Omarosa's Unhinged book claims the Kiss singer made lurid comments about Ivanka in 2007 during a taping of Celebrity Apprentice. "Donald asked Gene, 'What do you think of Ivanka? How’s she doing?'" writes Omarosa. "What followed was a vile exchange, right in front of Ivanka, with Gene Simmons talking about her in a room full of people."
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 5:01PM EDT
Penn Jillette: Donald Trump said "racially insensitive things" on Celebrity Apprentice
"He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable," says the magician, who competed on the 2013 edition of Celebrity Apprentice, in a wide-ranging interview with Vulture. "I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like “African-Americans are inferior” or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every ten minutes was fingernails on chalkboard." Jillette wouldn't go into detail, adding: "No. If Donald Trump had not become president, I would tell you all the stories. But the stakes are now high and I am an unreliable narrator. What I do, as much as anything, is I’m a storyteller. And storytellers are liars. So I can emotionally tell you things that happened racially, sexually, and that showed stupidity and lack of compassion when I was in the room with Donald Trump and I guarantee you that I will get details wrong."
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
Andy Cohen will take a "HARD PASS" on adding Omarosa to the Real Housewives franchise
The Bravo honcho was reacting to Real Housewives of Dallas star D'Andra Simmons' suggestion that Omarosa would be perfect for the Bravo reality franchise.
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:39AM EDT
President Trump: Mark Burnett called to say there are no Apprentice N-word tapes
The president ranted on Twitter against Omarosa last night and into this morning, calling the thrice-fired former Apprentice contestant a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog." He also tweeted that The Apprentice creator Mark Burnett "called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying...." In another tweet, Trump added: "....such wonderful and powerful things about me - a true Champion of Civil Rights - until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!" Burnett has yet to confirm if he did indeed call Trump.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Omarosa tells Savannah Guthrie to "calm down" in a heated Today interview
Guthrie grilled the former Trump White House official after she revealed she secretly recorded her firing in the Situation Room. Omarosa, promoting her new tell-all book Unhinged, reacted by telling Guthrie to "slow down" and "calm down." ALSO: President Trump refers to Omarosa as "Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time."
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Omarosa says she believes The Apprentice tapes of Donald Trump using the N-word exist
The former Apprentice contestant and Trump White House official says in her new book Unhinged that she never personally witnessed Trump use the N-word, but she claims to have witnessed the president using derogatory words about Asians to describe Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway, who is half-Filipino. Omarosa says three sources "all told me that President Trump hadn’t just dropped a single N-word bomb. He’d said it multiple times throughout the show’s taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of The Apprentice. I was told exactly what Donald Trump said—yes, the N-word and others in a classic Trump-goes-nuclear rant—and when he’s said them. Meanwhile, the White House blasted Omarosa's claims Trump used racist words. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. ALSO: Omarosa says she was offered a $15,000-a-month hush money contract from President Trump’s campaign to keep quiet.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Report: Omarosa secretly recorded President Trump
The Daily Beast reports that Trump's former Apprentice contestant secretly taped him when she worked in the White House and played them for people while shopping her forthcoming book Unhinged. One person described the recorded conversations between Trump and Omarosa as "anodyne, everyday chatter, but said they did appear to feature Trump’s voice, either over the phone or in-person." As The Daily Beast notes, "the mere existence of such recordings represent a dramatic betrayal of trust by a one-time Trump confidant who has since abandoned years of professed loyalty to the president and has apparently decided to profit off her years of closeness to Trump." ALSO: Meet the Press lands an "exclusive" interview with Omarosa.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Omarosa will release her Trump White House memoir, titled Unhinged, next month
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher is promising that an "explosive" and "jaw-dropping" book will be released on Aug. 14. ALSO: Federal investigators interviewed Omarosa in Michael Cohen-National Enquirer probe.
Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
Will Omarosa get a Trump White House tell-all book published?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
One literary agent thinks somebody will eventually publish the former Celebrity Big Brother star's book. But one book publisher doesn't see any value in an Omarosa book, especially since "her reliability as a narrator has been questioned."
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
The Late Show releases Stephen Colbert's full, uncut, 19-minute interview with Omarosa
The version that aired on TV was edited down to about nine minutes.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Omarosa hedged when Stephen Colbert asked about her Celebrity Big Brother prediction that the Trump presidency is "not going to be okay"
“It’s a very difficult and very complicated subject,” Omarosa says on tonight's Late Show. “I don’t believe it can be resolved so simply, and that was part of the discussion … We have an opportunity to make it okay. I don’t want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic.” ALSO: Why Omarosa was Celebrity Big Brother's true winner.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Omarosa on her Celebrity Big Brother experience: "I would have evicted me five evictions ago"
Source: USA Today
"I can’t believe I lasted this long," Omarosa said after her eviction during the two-hour finale. "I took out the biggest target in this game, and that was James (Maslow). Once I did that, I knew there was no chance of me staying in the house any longer." ALSO: Celebrity Big Brother has been a delightful surprise from a garbage show.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother boss: Why we allowed Omarosa back in the game after her asthma attack hospitalization
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"There were producers with her the whole time, making sure that she stayed in the bubble," says executive producer Allison Grodner. "That was really the determination. If we had any sense that she wasn’t still in our Big Brother bubble, we’d have to make a call on that. But she was cleared by the doctor and she stayed in the bubble. So we were okay about letting her back in."
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Celebrity Big Brother would still be a political show even without Omarosa
The Head of Household competition is one example of how politics informs Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother, says Jen Chaney. "Even if you cut out Omarosa’s comments about how Melania Trump is actually sharper than people think, Celebrity Big Brother is, at its core, a pretty political show," she says. "Much has been said and written about how Trump became the 'reality-show president' by capitalizing, in part, on the cachet he developed as the no-nonsense, successful businessman he portrayed on The Apprentice. Not as much has been written or said about the fact that nearly two decades of watching wildly popular competition shows like Big Brother, Survivor, and The Apprentice has influenced how Americans view people who are trying to forge relationships while seeking or maintaining power, a process as central to winning at Celebrity Big Brother as it is to getting a bill passed in Congress." ALSO: Omarosa has proven to be a winner at being a reality TV loser.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Mike Pence criticizes The View for "insult" about his religion
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Joy Behar earlier this week said the vice president must be suffering from mental illness if, as Omarosa said, "he thinks Jesus tells him to say things." Pence was asked about Behar's comments by Axios. "I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness," he responded. "And I'd like to laugh about it, but I really can't." He added: "I have to tell you — to have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. And it's an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life."