Fired Apprentice candidate begging Trump; rejected candidate suing Trump

Immediately after Donald Trump fired Martin Clarke on the first episode of The Apprentice 6, Martin said, “This is unheard of,” as if Trump had never fired anyone before.

What’s really unheard of is that Martin is now practically begging Trump to give him a second chance. He’s launched a web site that’s creatively accessible at givehimachancetrump.com.

Besides a bio and information about his projects, a big fiery logo says, “Give Him a Chance Trump! Vote for Martin Here!” But clicking that just opens up a window that asks for comments and your name, e.mail address, and phone number–as if any idiot would just give that information away with no explanation about how it’s going to be used.

Meanwhile, a 49-year-old man is suing Donald Trump, executive producer Mark BUrnett, and others for age discrimination. Joseph Hewett says “he was quickly brushed aside as a potential contestant on ‘The Apprentice’ TV show after interviewing for a slot in 2005 because, at 49, he was considered too old,” according to the New York Post.

He “wants to get class-action status for his suit” so “thousands of rejected ‘Apprentice’ applicants would join him as plaintiffs,” assuming there are thousands of other rejected old farts like him.

Donald is Sued for Ages of Sin [New York Post]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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