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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 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 Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
President Trump recalls The Apprentice at White House event to expand job training
Source: New York Magazine
Trump was speaking to a crowd at the White House for an event called Pledge to America's Workers when he came across prepared text that included the word "apprenticeships." “That’s an interesting word for me to be saying, right? The Apprentice," said the president. "I never actually put that together until just now.... that was a good experience, I'll tell you that," He went on to say to his daughter (and Apprentice co-star) Ivanka, "Isn't that strange? I never associated... but here we are."
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Dennis Rodman breaks down crying on CNN while discussing the President Trump-Kim Jong-un summit
The Celebrity Apprentice alum, speaking emotionally from Singapore where the historic summit is taking place, described how President Obama “didn’t even give (him) the time of day," while Trump has acknowledged him and his friendship with the North Korean dictator.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 1:46PM EDT
President Trump is considering pardoning Martha Stewart and commuting Celebrity Apprentice alum Rod Blagojevich's sentence
Trump, who feuded with Stewart while calling her failed 2005 spinoff of The Apprentice "terrible," told reporters today on Air Force One he's considering pardoning Stewart over her conviction in an insider trading case that resulted in her spending five months in prison in 2004. Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, who competed on four episodes of Celebrity Apprentice in 2010, was convicted in 2011 of corruption charges. He is serving a 14-year sentence. Trump told reporters Blagojevich was punished for “saying things that every other politician, you know that many other politicians say." ALSO: Video emerges of Martha Stewart joking with Joan Rivers about slaughtering Trump.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
President Trump appoints Dr. Oz and four Celebrity Apprentice alums to his health council
Source: New York Magazine
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"
Source: The Atlantic
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.
Source: Us Weekly
“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
Source: Page Six
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
Source: The Daily Mail
"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”
Source: The New York Times
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.