NBC lawyers said no to casting Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s father, for celebrity Apprentice

Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s father, was going to be a cast member on The Apprentice 7, the upcoming celebrity edition, but although Trump wanted him for the show, NBC’s lawyers said no.

“NBC lawyers rejected him because of his criminal past and current parole,” Tabloid Baby reports. Lohan is now spending his post-prison time training to be a minister, but is still on parole. Thus, he was replaced by Stephen Baldwin, who is one of the nine cast members revealed Friday, as the show is currently being produced in New York City.

In August, Trump reportedly said that he wanted to cast Lindsay Lohan along with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. He also said that “everybody” wanted to be cast for the show, yet from what we know so far, he ended up with a group that’s barely D-list.

Exclusive! Michael Lohan was set to be one of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity” Apprentices [Tabloid Baby]

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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