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Apprentice Tarek starts a “clothing company dedicated to outfitting Christian men in quality apparel”

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, …

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Apprentice 5 finale was the series’ lowest-rated finale but the highest-rated ep this season

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 …

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The Apprentice 5 is (surprisingly) down to its final two: Lee and Sean

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 …

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Lee and Sean record Over the Hedge cameos and Sean kisses Hollywood ass

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 …

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Hair Cuttery offers fired Apprentice Charmaine a job; Andrea says Trump called her

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 …

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Apprentice still gets $1-2 million for product placement despite 41 percent slip in 18-49

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 …

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NBC bribing viewers to watch The Apprentice 5; viewer votes may “slightly” change the show

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 …

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7-Eleven selling Apprentice-featured P’EatZZa Sandwich(TM) for $3.69

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 …

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