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]

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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