Ivanka Trump was asked to do The Bachelorette and “tons of [other] shows”

Apprentice 6 co-star and Project Runway 3 guest judge Ivanka Trump was asked to star in The Bachelorette, she says.

Ivanka, who’s been filling in for both Carolyn and George (although not on last night’s episode), tells People magazine, “I’ve been offered tons of shows, (including) The Bachelorette.”

She doesn’t elaborate about when she was asked to do the series, although it hasn’t aired since season’s three’s finale in March of 2005.

Whenever the offer was extended, Ivanka told producers no. “I’m flattered, but that in no way furthers my objective of being a great real estate developer,” she said. Apparently, the gene for being a self-promoting media whore is recessive.

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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.

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

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