The Apprentice: Martha Stewart cast unveiled

The named and identities of the 16 people who will compete to become Martha Stewart’s apprentice on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart have been announced. They’re 10 women and six men ranging in age from 22 to 42, and they will live together in a loft, and be fired (or whatever) in a “conference room,” according to a press release that announces these synonyms as if they’re earth-shattering.

The cast includes a magazine publisher, the creator of Aim Talk, a natural foods chef, a TV news anchor, and just one interior designer.

Pictures of Martha and Donald Trump interacting awkwardly are available on NBC’s press site, as are photos of the cast members.

Martha Stewart Welcomes Sixteen Eclectic Candidates Into Her Conference Room On NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” [NBC press release]
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart photos [NBC]

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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