Trump: “I had to fire [Carolyn] but it wasn’t like one of my dramatic boardroom scenes”

For the final word on Donald Trump firing Carolyn Kepcher, we turn to Trump’s blog, which is less scary for the fact that Trump actually seems to write it than for the comments that follow every post. (Sample: “Check out my profile then you know who I am and definitely you cannot sleep! I am a person that you dreamt about and waiting of your notice to appear in The Apprentice. See you soon, Donald!”)

Anyway, Trump blogged late Sunday about his latest firing, but says he did not fire her using his infamous cobra move. “I had to fire her but it wasn’t like one of my dramatic boardroom scenes,” he writes.

He also writes, “I like Carolyn very much but she loved her fame and she loved her celebrity on ‘The Apprentice’ and it was affecting her work. She wasn’t doing her job like she used to or was capable of doing. So I felt that after 11 years together it was time for a rest.”

Trump confirms that “Ivanka replaces Carolyn next season,” and adds that “Ivanka did a fantastic job last year and she continues to amaze me with her talents.” She’ll have a long career at the Trump Organization, just as long as she doesn’t improve her fame-whoring talents that her father models so well.

Carolyn [The Trump Blog]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.