Apprentice 3’s Alex was just an intern; told producers not to call him a lobbyist.

Apprentice 3’s Alex was just an intern; told producers not to call him a lobbyist.
Donald Trump called Apprentice 3 candidate and prosecutor Alex Thomason “a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,” and Alex’s bio says he “moved to D.C. to lobby for the apple industry and successfully oversaw the entire bidding and shipping logistics for the USDA’s first-ever purchase of fresh apples for inclusion in humanitarian food aid programs.” However, the U.S. Apple Association says Alex only “worked there for three months in 2001 as an intern,” The Hill reports. According to the paper, Alex “it clear to producers at ‘The Apprentice’ that they should not use the term lobbyist, although he said he did lobby on behalf of the industry.” Alex says, “ultimately, I took over a dead-in-the-water program: convincing the [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)] to include perishable commodities (apples) in its humanitarian food aid programs. My project was successful.” Alex’s boss, however, says, “He wouldn’t be the first young person to arrive and find cause to embellish in D.C. Alex assisted us with [the USDA apple purchase], and it ended up coming through in the fall.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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