Rosie O’Donnell turned down offer, and maybe $2 million, to be on The Apprentice 7

Rosie O’Donnell was invited to be a cast member on the upcoming celebrity edition of The Apprentice.

Mark Burnett’s office “offered Rosie $2 million to appear,” FOX News’ Roger Friedman reports, citing anonymous “sources.” Her appearance “would have entailed 12 days altogether.” However, “O’Donnell turned Trump down flat. ‘I wouldn’t do it for $200 million,’ Rosie was said to have responded.”

Whether or not she was offered $2 million, she was definitely offered a chance to appear on the show. Last month, NBC president Ben Silverman told TV critics, “It would be great to have Rosie on ‘The Apprentice.’ Donald personally told me to extend an invitation to her,” the AP reports.

But Rosie’s spokesperson, Cindi Berger, told the AP, “It will never happen in this lifetime or beyond.”

Donald Trump Offered Rosie O’Donnell $2 Million to Go on ‘The Apprentice’ [FOX News]
‘The Apprentice’ to Return With Celebs [AP]

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