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]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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