Trump says “everybody” wants to be on Apprentice 7

Donald Trump, never one to miss an opportunity to promote himself, contradict himself, or make himself look even more like an asshat, has responded to reports that Rosie O’Donnell was invited to be a cast member on The Apprentice 7, while saying that “everybody” wants to be cast.

“No, I never offered Rosie a chance to be on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,'” Trump told Access Hollywood. However, both reports said that others offered Rosie the opportunity: Mark Burnett’s production company, and NBC president Ben Silverman. But logic and Donald Trump don’t necessarily mix.

However, Trump also said, “It’s a good idea, because I would fire her fat ass. She would definitely not last more than one show … I would love to fire Rosie, but I don’t want her on the show.”

As to which celebrities will join the show, he said, “Everybody has been calling me and driving me crazy because they want to be on the show. We’ll be announcing who we’ve chosen maybe over the next three or four weeks.”

Donald Trump On Rosie: ‘I Would Fire Her Fat A**’ [Access Hollywood]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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