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Producer: I Can't Release Trump's Apprentice Tapes

Clinton ally offers to pay legal fees

(Newser) - Insiders say there are recordings of Donald Trump from his days on The Apprentice that make the highly damaging 2005 tape seem mild—but they may not see the light of day before the election, if ever. Executive producer Mark Burnett says he is legally unable to release the tapes,... More »

Trump: Remarks About Women Part of Reality TV Biz

'You say things differently for a reason.'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has faced lots of criticism during the campaign over his history of off-color remarks about women . Now, in an interview with KSNV of Las Vegas, the candidate offers an explanation for some of them: entertainment value. When asked, as the father of two grown women, if he understands... More »

Apprentice Contestants Slam 'Toxic' Trump

They say he's racist; he says they're 'failing wannabes'

(Newser) - A winner of The Apprentice and three other former contestants on Donald Trump's reality show denounced the GOP front-runner's presidential campaign as racist and divisive on Friday. Randal Pinkett, a business consultant who won the show's fourth season, said he is grateful for the opportunities that have... More »

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 »

Guess Who's Mulling a Run for President Again

'I am the only one who can make America truly great again,' Donald Trump says

(Newser) - Last we heard from Donald Trump he was embroiled in battle with a "malicious" Florida airport, but it appears he's now set his sights on a loftier goal: considering a 2016 POTUS run, the AP reports. Trump, who has hinted at running in the past, announced today that... More »

IRS' Lousy Trump Parody Cost $10K

House committee releases another of the training vids

(Newser) - Remember the IRS training videos that parodied, or tried to parody , Star Trek and Gilligan's Island? Well, the House Ways and Means Committee has found another, this one a takeoff of Donald Trump and The Apprentice, reports CNN . "Another day, another example of abuse and waste at the... More »

The 10 Most Loaded Reality Stars

Obviously, Kim Kardashian is on the list

(Newser) - If you just hate the idea that someone can let a camera crew follow them around and end up a millionaire, do not read on. Celebuzz rounds up the 10 richest reality stars:
  • Kim Kardashian: Not only is she one of the richest reality stars, she's also the second
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Trump Staff Seeking Campaign Team

He's putting a crew together as he mulls endorsement

(Newser) - Donald Trump's fresh talk of a White House bid is more than just bluster, according to his top political adviser. "I have spoken to many high-level political operatives, campaign managers, finance directors" over the last couple of weeks, Trump's special counsel tells ABC News. Until Trump decides... 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 Run Could Kill Apprentice

NBC won't renew if he decides to run

(Newser) - If Donald Trump decides to run for president, NBC plans to tell him he’s fired. The network hasn’t renewed The Apprentice yet, or done any serious planning about the next season, because it’s holding its breath to see if Trump will formally jump into the 2012 fray,... More »

Mona Lisa Was Da Vinci's Gay Lover: Expert

Boy apprentice featured in other paintings, erotic sketches

(Newser) - No wonder she has such a mysterious smile: the lady was a scamp. Mona Lisa isn't the portrait of a local merchant's wife, but was inspired instead by a beautiful boy apprentice who later became Leonardo da Vinci's lover, argues an art expert. Silvano Vinceti, the head of an Italian... More »

20 Reality Shows With Awful Prizes

Fame? Money? Marriage? Think again

(Newser) - Before you bust out your Michael Jackson impression for a shot at $1 million on America’s Got Talent, consider this: That $1 million is actually $375,000. Unless, of course, you want to take $25,000—before taxes—per year for 40 years. The Daily Beast tells the truth... More »

Apprentice's Omarosa Takes Attitude to Seminary

(Newser) - Famed reality TV villain Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth has seen the light, E! reports. The Apprentice anti-hero will enter an Ohio seminary next week for 2 years of religious schooling on her way to becoming a minister. Her ambition is in line with her character, an official at the United Theological Seminary... More »

Brown Likely to Hang On to Power

In reshuffle, British PM invites Apprentice host to join government

(Newser) - Gordon Brown looked set to hang on to power this morning, despite the shock resignation of yet another minister who called on him to step down. James Purnell, a young Blairite, quit the Cabinet seconds after polls closed in last night's election, forcing Brown to bring forward a planned government... More »

Drug Trials a Lot Like Reality TV

(Newser) - Only one couple from The Bachelor has actually gotten married. No Apprentice winner has become fabulously wealthy. American Idol produced Taylor Hicks. Reality shows don’t always make good on their real-world promises, and in that way, they’re a lot like clinical drug trials, writes pediatrician Darshak Sanghavi in... More »

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