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Celebrity Apprentice renewed; its winner explained why

The Celebrity Apprentice renewed itself this season, literally: The show will return again, thanks in no small part to the fact that its ratings are up after slumping severely during its all-star season in 2013. And it should return. The seventh season ended with a two-hour live finale and Leeza Gibbons’ defeat of Geraldo Rivera, which earned her charity $250,000. In a …

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Former Apprentice crew member defends show’s authenticity

A former crew member for NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice and the regular version of The Apprentice has responded to cast members’ claims that eliminations aren’t only the result of Donald Trump’s whims. Cast member Kenya Moore, who was on this season, and Mark McGrath, who was on season four, separately said that their Celebrity Apprentice eliminations were in some way planned or not …

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Evidence that Celebrity Apprentice’s firings are planned

After Kenya Moore was fired on last week’s The Celebrity Apprentice, someone on Twitter told her she “didn’t deserve to go home.” Kenya replied: “I know but it was planned that way.” This sounds like typical post-exit complaining, but it echoes a conversation I’d had recently. Is it possible that the eliminations are planned, rather than just the product …

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The Celebrity Apprentice has a boardrooom problem

During the last half hour of The Celebrity Apprentice, there was finally a dramatic boardroom fight, with Kenya and Vivica going at each other, passionately trying to take the other down in order. Vivica mocked Kenya’s resume narration; Kenya buttered up Trump so much he was glistening. But then: Trump fired Kate Gosselin. “I really feel it’s your time,” he said. …

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All of Celebrity Apprentice’s sexual innuendo

With Kenya and Brandi getting along enough to fake fight in their underwear, and the show’s editing setting up Geraldo as a creative genius, the drama on Celebrity Apprentice kind of flatlined. Joan Rivers had a good line or two, but was barely a presence in the second episode, despite the relentless promotion of her appearance. And most significantly, …

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Trump challenged on Apprentice ratings, takes credit for celebs’ fame

Donald Trump, Mark Burnett, and most of the remaining cast of Celebrity Apprentice faced TV critics and reporters this morning in Pasadena, and as usual, what came out of Trump’s mouth was even more ridiculous than anything the celebrities could have said. There was an unbelievable amount of ridiculousness. There was also Geraldo. Here are some highlights of …

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