Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll: “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'”

Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll: “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'”
Project Runway‘s first-season winner, Jay McCarroll, “exploded at a party guest who mistook him for one of Donald Trump’s protégés,” according to Lloyd Grove, who reports this as if we’d blame Jay for getting annoyed at this mistake. He said, “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'” Lloyd reports that Jay was wearing “a 10-gallon hat, pink sunglasses and giant poncho that hid the wine glass he was holding at crotch level,” and reports on an exchange between Jay and a Daily News reporter, Hud Morgan. Although Jay called to apologize (“I had about 900 drinks and I’m really, really sorry for screaming at you like an a–. I remember calling your parents [a rather colorful anti-gay epithet], but at the end of the day, you’re doing your job, and I shouldn’t be making personal attacks on you, and I’m sorry.”), Grove still recounts the whole exchange. It started when the reporter asked Jay about his hat, and Jay said, “I’m from the country. I live in the fucking woods. Where are you from?” It then devolves into Jay calling the reporter names and the reporter egging him on; Lloyd has the whole conversation.

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.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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