Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.’s work with a Trump property featured on The Apprentice almost led to both being indicted for felony fraud.
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Summer Zervos, a contestant on The Apprentice season five, sued Donald Trump today for defamation, claiming he lied when he denied sexually assaulting her.
Cast and crew members of The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice have come forward with stories about Donald Trump’s behavior on the show’s set.
The Apprentice 5‘s Tarek has started “[a] clothing company dedicated to outfitting Christian men in quality apparel.” If you’re a female pagan, you’d better find someone else to make your clothes. Formerly best known for ruining the reputation of MENSA members everywhere by making stupid decisions and having Donald Trump ridicule him on national television,… continue reading
Sean Yazbeck, the winner of The Apprentice 5, is backing away from the statement he made on the show’s finale that he planned to marry Tammy. Trump asked him if he was going to marry her, and Sean said “yes!” Sean now says, “I thought I was answering whether I loved her.” He also told… continue reading
The two Apprentice 5 finalists each say their charity auctions raised more for their respective charities. Talking to TV Guide, both Sean and Lee admit that they really don’t know how much they raised overall, but each is convinced they raised more than the other. Here’s what Sean says: “To be honest, I don’t know,… continue reading
The finale of The Apprentice 5, during which Sean Yazbeck was named Donald Trump’s fifth apprentice, was the lowest-rated finale yet for the series. The show averaged 11.2 million viewers, which “made it the highest-rated episode of this edition,” The New York Times reports. But among adults 18 to 49, the finale lost 23 percent… continue reading
Bill Rancic won the The Apprentice in April of 2004, ending the first season of a surprise, breakout hit. Now, two years and about two months later, Donald Trump has named his fifth apprentice, and the show is a mere shadow of what it once was. Subsequent apprentices have slipped away into obscurity or desperation…. continue reading
The Apprentice 5 ends its mostly forgettable run tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET with a 90-minute finale. That’s about 65 minutes too long, but at least it’s not another three-hour Regis Philbin-hosted monstrosity. The final two are youngin’ Lee and Brit Sean, and Donald Trump will make his decision with the help of the audience…. continue reading
Donald Trump fired both Roxanne and Allie on last night’s episode of The Apprentice 5, and that leaves just two contestants left: Lee and Sean. Thus, another man will be selected as Trump’s apprentice/whore. Trump dumped the women in another double-firing because they were betraying one another’s friendship. “In all of the boardrooms that I’ve… continue reading
On last night’s episode of The Apprentice 5, Lee and Sean received an impressive reward: they were flown to LA, where they met Jeffrey Katzenberg and did voice-over cameos for Dreamworks’ animated movie Over the Hedge, which coincidentally debuts on Friday, not that its appearance was product placement or anything. (Apparently someone was under the… continue reading
One of the two candidates fired on last night’s episode of The Apprentice 5 has been offered a job. Hair Cuttery, who was last night’s paid sponsor, issued a breathless press release today that declared “Hair Cuttery Says ‘You’re Hired.’” The company “has offered one of the contestants fired tonight, Charmaine Hunt, a multi-unit franchise… continue reading
Despite slipping ratings, The Apprentice “can still command $1 million to $2 million from advertisers for integration,” Advertising Age reports. The show “has lost 41% of its 18-to-49-year-old audience compared to” the third season, which aired last spring. And the show has lost revenue: $87 million were spent on ads last season, while $190 million… continue reading
Sliding ratings for The Apprentice 5 have led the network to take drastic measures: “NBC is offering money to people to watch the show,” the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan reports on her blog. It’s not exactly payola or a straight-up bribe, per say; instead, “the network is dangling a weekly $10,000 prize in front of… continue reading
7-Eleven issued a press release yesterday to announce that it had officially begun selling the product it placed on last week’s (second) episode of The Apprentice 5. The week-later timing seems odd, although since NBC preempte the show this week, it’s probably the network’s fault, not 7-Eleven’s, which likely scheduled the product to be released… continue reading