Stefani hired as Trump’s sixth Apprentice

Stefani Schaeffer, who never served as a project manager on The Apprentice 6, was hired by Donald Trump during the life finale, becoming his second female apprentice. Stefani chose to work on a Trump project in the Dominican Republic.

It was an unremarkable end to a season that started big with twists but ended weakly, with four annoying candidates. E! Online says that this season was “The Apprentice’s lowest-rated installment to date — 7.4 million viewers a week.”

During the live finale, Trump fired the candidates in rough order of annoyingness: first Frank, then Nicole, and finally James, leaving Stefani as the only real choice. Her former teammates supported her, too; Heidi told Trump, “I love strong women, and I think Stefani is the epitome of the strong woman.” Surya told Trump “you’re on your own” when Trump asked for his opinion, but suggested that there’s a “young man named Sanjaya who’s looking for a job.” So witty.

Stefani played off of the controversial conclusion to The Apprentice 4 and told Trump, “Hire me, and let me hire James.”

Apprentice Looks Under Radar, Finds Stefani [E! Online]
Episode 14: Live Final Four Showdown [Yahoo!]

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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