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Schwarzenegger Might Be Back ... in Politics

Run would give him stage to counter Trump

(Newser) - The Governator might be taking another shot at political office—even if "The Senatator" isn't much of a nickname. Republican insiders in California tell Politico that Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering running for the US Senate in 2018, when Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be 85 years old and... More »

Schwarzenegger Says He's Done With Celebrity Apprentice

And he's blaming President Trump

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger has said "hasta la vista, baby" to Celebrity Apprentice, and he's blaming the president. "With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste," Schwarzenegger tells Empire . He claims half of Celebrity Apprentice's viewers boycotted the show when they learned Trump... More »

Schwarzenegger Pens Gracious Reply to Trump's Twitter Slam

'We are not enemies, but friends'

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to think Donald Trump needs a lesson in making friends after the president-elect chose to criticize his Celebrity Apprentice successor. "Wow, the ratings are in and [new host] Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT," Trump tweeted Friday... More »

America Joins Together to Not Watch Trump-Less Apprentice

Viewership with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host was down 44%

(Newser) - Maybe Donald Trump can fit The Celebrity Apprentice into his presidential schedule? Entertainment Weekly reports the first episode of The New Celebrity Apprentice—with Arnold Schwarzenegger replacing the president-elect—got 4.9 million viewers when it premiered Monday night. That's a 44% drop from the previous season in 2015.... More »

Tom Arnold Sat on Vulgar Trump Tapes, Now Says 'It's On!'

Changes tune after defamation threat; says Trump uses racial slurs, insults own son in 'Apprentice' outtakes

(Newser) - Tom Arnold says he sat on video that makes Donald Trump's infamous Access Hollywood recording seem like small potatoes—but the comedian may now be changing his tune on refusing to release them. "Wife told me there's house line VM from Trump Camp about defamation suit so... More »

Trump: No, I Won't Work on Apprentice

Calls reports on his producer credit on show 'FAKE NEWS'

(Newser) - Reports of Donald Trump splitting his time between the Oval Office and the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom are apparently greatly exaggerated, with the president-elect himself weighing in Saturday morning. "Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are ridiculous & untrue... More »

Trump Keeping Position on Celebrity Apprentice

He's credited as executive producer

(Newser) - In January, Donald Trump will apparently be at the top of the executive branches of both the United States of America and Celebrity Apprentice. MGM has confirmed to Variety that Trump will be credited as an executive producer of the reality show's relaunched series, though he's been replaced... More »

Trump's Chance of Getting to 270 Is Shrinking

Polls suggest he's in trouble in crucial states

(Newser) - Friday morning brings another spate of Donald Trump stories. Some of the big ones generating headlines:
  • Trump's path to victory is in trouble based on the latest polls in North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, while the campaign seems to have given up entirely on Virginia. "It's hard
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Trump Out, Schwarzenegger In at Celebrity Apprentice

NBC announces Arnold as new host

(Newser) - With Donald Trump out, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in. NBC has named Schwarzenegger the new host of Celebrity Apprentice, Entertainment Weekly reports, setting off a host of jokes on Twitter about what the action star/former governor's catchphrase will be:
  • @berringer452 : "I guess instead of being fired the contestants will
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NBC Dumps Donald Trump

'Respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values'

(Newser) - Donald Trump apparently doesn't have NBC's vote. This, from the company today: "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." The... More »

Trump on Love: Poor Boyfriend? Dump Him

'Celebrity Apprentice' host gives some advice to Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza

(Newser) - Last night on Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump made it clear that his thoughts on love are ... pretty much what you'd expect. The host asked Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, one of the celebrity competitors, if she has "lots of boyfriends." Upon hearing that she has just one, the... More »

'Smartest' Celeb Apprentice Cast Revealed

And it includes ... Teresa Giudice?

(Newser) - This season's Celebrity Apprentice cast is the smartest ever, according to an executive producer—but that might not really be saying much, considering members include bankrupt Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and mob-daughter-turned-reality-star Victoria Gotti. Even so, "We've never seen such a smart and funny group as this... More »

What We Learned From Trump

Confrontation is good, media might not be so good

(Newser) - Donald Trump is taking his toys (and his hair) out of the 2012 sandbox and going home to run Celebrity Apprentice, and that has the blogosphere predictably buzzing. A sample of reactions to the Donald's departure:
  • Chris Cillizza, the Washington Post: While "Trump’s Icarus-like rise and fall
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Donald Trump: I'm Not Running

He'll host another season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' instead

(Newser) - It's official: Donald Trump has decided to host another season of the Celebrity Apprentice instead of jumping into the 2012 fray. "I will not be running for president, as much as I'd like to," Trump told reporters at a hotel in New York, according to the... More »

Celeb Apprentice Renewed; NBC Mum on Trump 2012

Exec: Show must go on, regardless of presidential run

(Newser) - NBC is renewing Celebrity Apprentice for the 2011-2012 season—so what does that say about Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions? The network isn’t revealing anything it might know, reports the AP . “We're putting a pin in that for the next 24 hours or so. Things will become... More »

Trump Won't Announce Run on Apprentice After All

It was 'misinformation on his part' network exec says

(Newser) - Donald Trump was just plain fibbing when he said he might announce his presidential run—or at least when he’d be announcing his presidential run—on the season finale of the Celebrity Apprentice, according to NBC. “There will be no announcement,” NBC publicity director Sharon Pannozzo tells... More »

Trump to Make Announcement in May...

... to announce an 'announcement date' for 2012 decision

(Newser) - Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the man knows how to drum up publicity. Conveniently enough, this time he's drumming up publicity both for his possible presidential run and his show, Celebrity Apprentice: A rep confirms to CNN that Trump will make an announcement—sort of—about his... More »

Now Trump's Feuding With Bill Cosby

The Donald slams 'dishonest' Cosby

(Newser) - Feuding with the media apparently isn't enough for Donald Trump—he's now got a beef with Bill Cosby as well. Trump has taken exception to comments made by Cosby on the Today show last week and has issued a statement branding the comedian a two-faced backstabber, TMZ reports. Cosby... More »

Meat Loaf Loses It... Over Art Supplies

'I bought those motherf**king sponges!'

(Newser) - Where else but Celebrity Apprentice can you watch Meat Loaf totally, totally lose it on Gary Busey? The "mother of all meltdowns" happened on last night's episode, sparked by ... art supplies, PopEater notes. Specifically, Meat Loaf's missing art supplies, which he claimed were stolen by Busey. The resulting tantrum... More »

Trump Is Getting Loopier

Gail Collins: The Donald makes wingnuts look sensible by comparison

(Newser) - Donald Trump is now playing the part of a conservative Republican—and birther extraordinaire—but the attention-loving tycoon has previously flirted with the Democrats and might well be declaring his support "for the Alaskan Independence Party or the Whigs" in 2016, writes Gail Collins at the New York Times... More »

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