Apprentice 3 casting producer says new cast should not “refill old people’s roles.”

Apprentice 3 casting producer says new cast should not “refill old people’s roles.”
A good way to get cast for some reality TV shows such as The Real World is to present yourself as a carbon copy of a cast member from a previous season. Or, better, as a sluttier, drunker version of a previous cast member. But if you want to land a spot at the board room table on The Apprentice 3, you should not be a hick copier salesperson nor a bitchy, self-delusional liar. Casting producer Rob LaPlante tells Entertainment Weekly, “I never want to cast this show to refill old people’s roles. I don’t want to go in there and try to find the new Omarosa or the new Sam or the new Troy.” The show was recently casting at various open casting calls around the country; upcoming dates, if any remain, have yet to be posted.
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Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

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