thousands audition for Apprentice 2.

thousands audition for Apprentice 2.
The first open casting call for The Apprentice 2 took place in New York City yesterday, and “[n]early 2,000 potential contestants…mobbed the Trump Building on Wall St.” for their shot at making it on the show. Some were able to meet Donald Trump, who sat in on one of the group interview sessions. The New York Daily News says that there was plenty of “scheming and backstabbing” already; “[a] highway-maintenance worker wrangled with a publicist over the first spot in line,” while “latecomers flashed hundreds of dollars for a coveted place near the front.” The open casting calls continue Saturday in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, and eventually head to Miami, Cleveland, San Francisco, Austin, Omaha, Little Rock, Portland, and New Orleans.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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