Trump says he rejected Dancing with the Stars cast for Apprentice

As if Donald Trump’s superlative nonsense and excessive exaggeration hadn’t already reached absurd levels, he bragged yesterday about how much more amazing his Celebrity Apprentice cast is compared to the Dancing with the Stars cast.

“I look at ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and I like the show — and I look at this and I look at the casts and we blow them away. It’s not even a contest,” he told Entertainment Tonight. Despite having quite a few non-household names on his cast, Trump bragged that “A couple of the people from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ wanted to be on this and they got rejected!”

I’ll admit that his show does do a great job of exposing celebrities for who they really are, but let’s not pretend that Selita Ebanks and Curtis Stone are more famous than the people ABC digs up from the D-list. Of course, we also shouldn’t pretend that anything Trump says is anything but bullshit.

Donald Trump Hires 14 New Stars for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ [Entertainment Tonight]

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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