Tag Archives: The Apprentice

Only 48% Against Trump Reviving “The Apprentice”

Morning Consult reports: As his time in the White House winds down, President Donald Trump is contemplating his next move, which, according to some media reports, might include a return to reality television. But polling finds that while he has some Republican support, larger shares of voters are against the idea. A Dec. 18-20 Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 48 …

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REPORT: Trump Mulling Relaunch Of “The Apprentice”

The Daily Beast reports: As he begins his final weeks in office, amid a winter surge in coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump has mentioned to confidants that he’s thinking about resurrecting The Apprentice or The Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, two people with direct knowledge of the situation, and another person close to the president, tell The Daily Beast. Among …

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RNC Paying Ex-Apprentice Staffer Who Has Trump Dirt

The Daily Beast reports: Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks to a former producer of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice who was accused of having, as one contestant put it, “all the dirt” on Donald Trump. From August 2019 through May 2020, the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention made a dozen payments totaling more than …

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Trump Denies Talks Of Post-Presidency Reality Show

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Saturday dismissed a report that he and “Apprentice” creator Mark Burnett are discussing another show. The Daily Beast reported on Thursday that Trump and Burnett were discussing their next show. The news outlet, citing three unidentified sources, reported that Trump and Burnett have kept in contact since the former …

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Trump Pitched Blacks Vs Whites Apprentice Season

The New York Times reports: For the fourth season of “The Apprentice,” Donald J. Trump searched for a gimmick to bolster ratings. His idea was simple if explosive — pit an all-white team against an all-black team. “Do you like it?” he asked, previewing the concept on Howard Stern’s radio show in April 2005. “Yes,” Mr. Stern said. “Do you …

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Judge Rules Sitting Presidents Can Be Sued In State Court, Defamation Suit Against Trump To Go Forward

ABC News reports: Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Trump, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday, rejecting the president’s assertion he cannot be sued in state court. The decision means the president may have to sit for a sworn deposition, which is currently scheduled for June. The New York …

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Tom Arnold Scuffles With Producer Of The Apprentice

Variety reports: The tension between Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett boiled over into a physical altercation at Sunday’s Evening Before Emmy party, a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund. Details of the incident are still unclear. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Burnett and Arnold arrived at the event held at the Lawn at Century Park …

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Omarosa’s Book: Trump Is On Tape Saying The N-Word

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir. The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is …

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Junior Romanced Apprentice Contestant While Married

Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports: Years before Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., their marriage was rocked when Don Jr. fell in love with a contestant on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Page Six has exclusively learned that Don Jr. — then a so-called “adviser” on the show — fell for Danity Kane star Aubrey O’Day while …

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Clay Aiken: Producers For The Apprentice Told Trump Who To Fire Via A Secret Teleprompter On His Desk

Vulture reports: Although Donald Trump uttered the infamous Apprentice catchphrase “You’re fired,” the president-to-be didn’t actually decide who was let go on the NBC show, at least according to onetime Celebrity Apprentice contestant and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. In an interview with Domecast, a podcast from North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper, Aiken dished on what went on behind …

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