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Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
The New York Times made a Too Many Cooks-style video to mark Rex Tillerson's firing
The Times' Opinion section made a sitcom-style montage mocking Trump's many firings at the White House with a video reminiscent of Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks, which parodied opening sequences of 1980s and 1990s sitcoms. ALSO: Jake Tapper takes President Trump to task for not living up to his "You're fired" Apprentice reputation.
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 Friday 2/16/18 at 6:45AM EST
Donald Trump met alleged Playboy playmate mistress after taping The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion
Ronan Farrow reports in The New Yorker that Trump met Karen McDougal, the runner-up to Pamela Anderson for "Playmate of the '90s," at a party Hugh Hefner threw for The Donald and his The Apprentice: Los Angeles contestants after they finished taping an episode at the Playboy mansion in June 2006. McDougal detailed the alleged nine-month affair in an eight-page handwritten note to a friend who gave it to Farrow. At the party, McDougal wrote, Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me - telling me how beautiful I was, etc. It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you - I think you could be his next wife.'" ALSO: The Apprentice: Los Angeles contestant Jenn Hoffman tweeted a picture from that Playboy party.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
White House fires back at Omarosa in response to her Celebrity Big Brother comments
“Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice and this is the fourth time we let her go,” White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said today in response to Omarosa throwing shade at the Trump White House on the premiere of Celebrity Big Brother. “She had limited contact with the president while here," he added. "She has no contact now.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 10:20AM EST
First Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan lands an interview with President Trump
This spring marks the 10th anniversary of Morgan's victory on the first Celebrity Apprentice, which aired in early 2008. And Morgan will reunite with his friend Trump in Davos, Switzerland for a special called President Trump: The Piers Morgan Interview, airing Sunday on ITV. Morgan, who went from America’s Got Talent to hosting a CNN show, now works on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “I’m Piers Morgan and I’m here in Davos, Switzerland - not to do some skiing but to do some grilling of President Donald Trump,” Morgan said in an Instagram video promoting the special. He added: “My world exclusive interview with the man that everybody wants to talk to. No fake news here, I’m getting to the truth.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 10:38AM EST
Stephen Colbert: “NBC has always shown great judgment with their long-term employees -- just ask Bill Cosby and Matt Lauer”
The Late Show host took a dig at the Peacock network in joking about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders using NBC’s The Apprentice to defend President Trump against racism allegations.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cites The Apprentice in arguing that President Trump isn’t a racist
If Trump realy is a racist, then “why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?” she said during today’s briefing. “Why did they want to be with him for years and years in various activities whether it was events, fundraisers and other things?”
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Omarosa's presence and behavior "conjured the world of television" in the Trump White House
“In theater terms, she breaks the fourth wall,” says Rhonda Garelick of The Apprentice alum. “Like the stage actor who addresses the audience directly, Omarosa shatters the illusion we are watching something ‘real.’ She’s Trump’s longstanding performing partner — and we know that. Omarosa implicitly demotes Trump from president to co-star.”
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
Omarosa has a history of being fired from the White House
The Apprentice alum also worked in the Clinton administration, where she was also disliked and, according to People, relieved of her duties. In fact, she held four jobs in two years as a Bill Clinton political appointee.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
Is Omarosa’s White House exit the “dumbest story ever”?
Depending on who you believe, the former Apprentice star either quit the White House or was fired. In any case, the events surrounding her exit ended up hijacking the news and the White House's daily press briefing.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Omarosa denied on GMA that she was fired from the White House
“I resigned and I didn’t do that in the residence as being reported,” she said this morning in an interview with Michael Strahan. “John Kelly and I sat down in the Situation Room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House, and we had a very candid conversation.” Omarosa also claimed that there was one person on staff with a “personal vendetta” against her. “There are a lot of things I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with,” Omarosa said when asked about President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville and his endorsement of Roy Moore. “I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people.”
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
U.S. Secret Service: We did not remove Omarosa from the White House
The Secret Service used Twitter to counter reports that Omarosa was "physically dragged and escorted off the [White House] campus." “The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex,” the Secret Service’s official Twitter account tweeted. “Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex.”
- The Secret Service's tweets confirm Omarosa was terminated, contradicting White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' statement that she "resigned" and that “her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018."
- President Trump tweets: "Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success"
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Reports: Omarosa was fired and threw a tantrum as she was escorted out of the White House
Chief of Staff John Kelly “was tired of all the drama,” CNN contributor April Ryan said, adding that the former Apprentice villain was informed last night that she was losing her job. According to The New York Daily News, Omarosa threw a tantrum that led to her hasty exit this morning. “It got physical and she had to be removed,” says a source.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Omarosa resigns from the Trump White House
Omarosa Manigault, who went from Apprentice villain to starring in a Donald Trump-produced dating reality show to working for President Trump at the White House, has resigned her position as director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office. Her exit is effective on Jan. 20, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Omarosa is leaving "to pursue other opportunities.” ALSO: Omarosa's resignation could be the result of some Tuesday night "drama."
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
Omarosa reportedly brought 39 people to the White House for a bridal party photo shoot
It's not clear whether former Apprentice villain had formal permission for the extended shoot, but Politico reports that at least some White House lawyers and senior aides were taken by surprise and have banned her from posting the images online. Manigault serves as President Trump's director of communication for the Office of the Public Liaison.