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Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
President Trump appoints Dr. Oz and four Celebrity Apprentice alums to his health council
Trump announced a slate of appointments for his new "Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition" today. "And it reads like the casting announcement for the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice," notes Adam K. Raymond. "There’s a reason for that: A handful of the appointees were once contestants on the show." Joining Mehmet Oz on the council are Celebrity Apprentice alumni who once "worked" for Trump, including Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno from Season 5, retired Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon (who was booted from Dancing with the Stars this week) from Season 7, pro golfer Natalie Gulbis from Season 2 and former NFL running back Herschel Walker, also from Season 2. ALSO: Trump booked himself for his first TV interview in months, on Fox & Friends.
# TOPICS: The Celebrity Apprentice, FOX News Channel, NBC, The Dr. Oz Show, FOX & Friends, Donald Trump, Herschel Walker, Johnny Damon, Lou Ferrigno, Mehmet Oz, Natalie Gulbis, Reality TV, Trump Presidency
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Why it's wrong to call Trump a "reality TV president"
Donald Trump's Apprentice persona may have framed him as presidential, but he doesn't display the characteristics of the star of a reality show, says Lucas Mann. Specifically, what makes a reality star is being accessible and vulnerable to the public, qualities that Trump never displays. "This is why speaking in blanket statements about this reality-TV presidency is limiting and unproductive," says Mann. "Trump may well be trying to run his administration like a very particular kind of program, but increasingly the show seems to be shifting out of his control. What’s being revealed is how ill-equipped Trump is to deal with the burdens of not just the job of president, but also that of a reality-TV star."
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken react to fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O'Day's alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr.
“The year @clayaiken … and I were on Celebrity Apprentice garnered great reality TV for NBC," tweeted Hall, the winner of that 2011 season. "But we both used to say that the GREATER show, was going on behind the scenes." When Aiken was asked if he knew “about Aubrey chasing Don Jr," he tweeted in response: “My gut tells me the story got a tiny piece wrong. Maybe reverse those two names.”
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 10:12PM EDT
Report: Donald Trump Jr. had an affair with Aubrey O'Day during her Celebrity Apprentice season
Trump and the Danity Kane star met on the set of the NBC reality show in late 2011, according to the New York Post and Us Weekly, which has their alleged affair ending in March 2012. Trump's wife Vanessa, who last week filed for divorce, was reportedly pregnant at the time.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Piers Morgan: Omarosa suggested we have sex and start "showmance" on Celebrity Apprentice
"I’ve met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen," Morgan writes in the Daily Mail. "But I’ve never met anyone quite so relentlessly loathsome as Omarosa; a vicious, duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work." ALSO: Omarosa was reportedly fired for misusing the White House car service.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother is proof that reality TV has become “a fourth branch of government”
Omarosa's tearful criticism of President Trump while chatting with Ross “The Intern” Mathews on Celebrity Big Brother was "a Frost/Nixon interview for the Trump era,” says James Poniewozik, “when politics and reality TV have become inseparable and indistinguishable. Television, from Fox and Friends in the morning to Big Brother at night, is now a fourth branch of government.” Poniewozik also points out that there is a “kind of literary symmetry” to Omarosa, the most “Trumpian” competitor, going after her former boss with “the very tools he taught her to use.” “She recognized that the show was a contest not of business acumen but of getting and leveraging attention,” he says. “She created conflict in the belief that chaos yields opportunity. She denied mistakes even when she’d made them on camera. She didn’t win the season, but she won the greater prize of fame.”
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 Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger is heading to Amazon to star in Outrider Western event series
One day after it was revealed that Amazon is reviving the Conan the Barbarian franchise that helped make him a box office star, Deadline reports that Amazon is developing the Schwarzenegger-led Outrider, a mystery set in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s. He’ll play a ruthless federal marshal who emigrated from Austria as a child in a series that promises to “blur the line between good guys and bad.” Outrider marks Schwarzenegger’s return to television after succeeding Donald Trump as host of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice last year.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother cast features five Dancing with the Stars alums and four Celebrity Apprentice alums -- including Omarosa
In fact, the only Celebrity Big Brother contestants who didn’t go Dancing or star in a reality show with Donald Trump are Ariadna Gutierrez — of Steve Harvey Miss Universe pageant flub fame — and Ross Matthews, who went from Jay Leno’s Tonight Show intern to a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The other contestants include Celebrity Apprentice alums Keshia Knight Pulliam, Brandi Glanville and Mark McGrath, as well as Omarosa. The Dancing alums include Metta World Peace, James Maslow, Chuck Liddell, Shannon Elizabeth and Marissa Jaret Winokur. (Elizabeth and Winokur competed against each other on the same Dancing season.)
# TOPICS: Celebrity Big Brother, CBS, The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Brandi Glanville, Chuck Liddell, Donald Trump, James Maslow, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mark McGrath, Metta World Peace, Omarosa Manigault, Ross Mathews, Shannon Elizabeth, Reality TV
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 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Clay Aiken says he was wrong to defend Trump over racism accusations
“Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f--king dumba--s. #imsorry,” the Celebrity Apprentice alum tweeted in reaction to the president’s press conference Tuesday.