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Lisa Rinna Returning To 'Days Of Our Lives'

December 13th, 2011 8:23am EST
Lisa Rinna
Actress Lisa Rinna has confirmed she is to reprise her iconic role on soap opera Days Of Our Lives.

Rinna is to start filming this week and her new episodes will begin screening next March, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 48-year-old beauty admits she can't wait to revive her character Billie Reed after stints on reality TV shows including The Apprentice and Dancing With The Stars.

She says, "I am so thrilled to be back and excited to be acting again. I have done reality shows, talk shows and I thought, what a great way to come back and play a character that I love to play so...
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Our Favorite TV Bosses In Honor Of National Boss' Day

October 17th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Favorite TV Bosses
Usually celebrated on Oct. 16, National Boss' Day is being observed today because yesterday was a Sunday.

In honor of the non-secular "holiday," Starpulse is honoring some of our favorite television bosses.

Check out the slideshow below (in no particular order), and tell us who YOUR favorite boss is!
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Donald Trump Not Running For President; 'The Celebrity Apprentice' To Return For Another Season (Video)

May 16th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
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Despite much speculation in the past few months, business tycoon Donald Trump has decided not to run for president of the United States in 2012. The reality star has instead decided that he's going to continue on with his hit TV series, The Celebrity Apprentice

The main reason? Because of the money the show has raised for charity.

"I love 'Celebrity Apprentice," he announced at NBC's Upfront Presentation on Monday.

"We've raised tens-of-millions of dollars for charity, we've never raised so much as we have in the last season."

"We're going to continue making lots and lots of money fo...
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Donald Trump Slams Jerry Seinfeld For Benefit Cancellation

April 21st, 2011 8:20am EDT
Donald Trump
Donald Trump has sparked a war of words with Jerry Seinfeld after the comedian pulled out of an appearance at an upcoming charity fundraiser.

The funnyman was due to perform at a benefit for The Eric Trump Foundation, run by the mogul's son, in September, but cancelled after Donald began publicly questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship. The real estate tycoon, who is considering a possible presidential run, has been vocal about his disapproval of the country's leader and has raised doubts over whether Obama was born in the U.S.

A furious Trump fired off an angry letter to Seinf...
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Donald Trump Plans Presidential Announcement on 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale

April 15th, 2011 10:39am EDT
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Knowing how to milk a good string of publicity, Donald Trump plans to make an announcement about an announcement on his presidential bid on the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice.

Bill Cosby on Trump's presidential bid: He's full of it

"On the May 22 season finale of Celebrity Apprentice, Mr. Trump may announce the time and place of a press conference at which time ...

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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Pepperoni Profit Preaches

March 7th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice
Alright, time to forget all the "real" people trying to become Donald Trump's next Apprentice - let's get back to the spectacle that is Celebrity Apprentice. Last night we Dionne Warwick struggling with a credit card machine, Gary Busey wandering into traffic dressed like a TV evangelist, and Lisa Rinna was giving the most two-faced performance in Celebrity Apprentice premiere history.

After their dramatic entrances, Donald ups the ante by talking on rooftops and being escorted by The Rockettes. After a few introductions (including Marlee Matlin's interpreter - more on this later) and cele...
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Donald Trump: 'Celebrity Apprentice' Season Four Is Going To Be Amazing Television

March 4th, 2011 9:00am EST
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Donald Trump is back with another season of Celebrity Apprentice and is eager to commence with the firing. The latest installment of the popular reality show is slated to be the most exciting and entertaining, thus far. “It’s the most volatile group that we’ve had and I think that it’s going to be amazing television,” business magnate Donald Trump reveals.

With fiery rivalries heating up between some of Hollywood’s best including, famed rocker Meat Loaf, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, former co-host of The View Star Jones, unhinged actor Gary Busey, and more, the elevent...
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Will Donald Trump Run For President?

February 11th, 2011 8:58am EST
Donald Trump
Donald Trump got serious about his political ambitions on Thursday by surprising visitors to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. with a stirring appearance.

The billionaire "The Apprentice" star told the crowd his goal is to make sure that America is "respected again" around the world.

Trump revealed he will make a decision by June about whether or not he'll join the Republicans trying to defeat President Barack Obama at the next election in 2012.

He told the CPAC he feared America is becoming "the laughing stock of the world" and he would reverse that if he ...
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Unemployed Lawyer Brandy Kuentzel Wins 'The Apprentice'

December 10th, 2010 8:17am EST
Brandy Apprentice
The back-to-basics 10th season of NBC's "The Apprentice" came to a nail biting conclusion last night. This past season, Donald Trump put 16 candidates hit hard by the economic times through the ringer and only one of these candidates came out the victor.

Last night, Donald Trump revealed that Brandy Kuentzel, an unemployed lawyer from San Francisco, won the coveted title of "The Apprentice."

Brandy Kuentzel was hired over fellow finalist Clint Robertson, of Ft. Worth, Texas, after a dynamic boardroom showdown. Brandy will now be working closely with Don Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump on mer...
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Donald Trump Confirms Last Season Of Non-Celeb 'Apprentice' Likely; Talks Finale

December 7th, 2010 12:30pm EST
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The Don confirmed that this season of NBC's "The Apprentice," now in its tenth season, will likely be the last edition with non-celebrities.

"We wanted to do one more," he told us. "But the celebrity edition has really been a great success."

Trump also attributed the recession as a factor.

"It was a go-go world. 'The Apprentice' went on in that atmosphere," he said, describing the economic climate five or six years ago, when the show was in its early seasons, which featured top graduates from top business schools. In the current cycle, down-on-their-luck Americans who've suffered in t...
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Kim Kardashian Smells Oh So Good

November 11th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian
We spotted Kim Kardashian at Perfumania's event to celebrate its collaboration with the reality star for the upcoming episode of "The Apprentice" at Provocateur in New York City yesterday.

The perfume retailer was featured in an upcoming episode for the Donald Trump series where contestants had to compete on the show to develop an ad campaign for Kim's new perfume line.

Did you know that as a young woman Kim, the wealthy daughter of the high-powered defense attorney Robert Kardashian, attended an exclusive all-girls Catholic high school in the City of Angels?

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NBC Fall Season Preview: Spies, CIA Plots And Outsourcing

September 20th, 2010 11:45am EDT
NBC Fall Preview
NBC is likely getting tired of being referred to as "fourth place NBC." Last year's Jay Leno experiment was clearly a disaster and served as a boon for TBS, which won the Conan sweepstakes. This fall, NBC has fresher programming. With aging favorites and risky new underdogs, does the network have a shot at moving up the ratings ladder, even to third place? Time will tell. Stranger things have happened. Here's a look at what new shows could make the grade and what's in store for old favorites.

New shows

Chase
September 20 at 10 PM EST
In this gritty crime drama from (you guessed it)...
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Donald Trump Is Enthusiastic About New Season Of 'The Apprentice'

September 15th, 2010 10:20am EDT
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If there is one word to describe Donald Trump’s feelings about the new season of “The Apprentice” it’s optimistic. “Well, I think it’s the best ‘Apprentice’ that we’ve done since Season One,” says Trump who is host and also executive producer. “I think the field [of candidates] is terrific. It’s a better plot in terms of bad times versus good times.”

The plot to which Trump is referring is the new focus of the show in terms of the contestants who are competing for a chance to land a job in the Trump Organization. All 16 contestants have somehow been affected by the recent economic downturn...
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Donald Trump Opposes Ground Zero Mosque Plans

August 24th, 2010 8:59pm EDT
Donald Trump
Real-estate tycoon-turned reality TV star Donald Trump has spoken out against controversial plans to open a mosque close to the site of the 9/11 terrorist atrocities in New York, insisting it's "insensitive" and "wrong" to build the center so close to the 2001 tragedy.

Muslim activist Feisal Abdul Rauf is behind plans to build a $100 million mosque just a few blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, which have sparked a heated debate about the status of religious freedom and tolerance.

Furious citizens have banded together to urge city officials to insist the mosque is moved away f...
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Michael Clarke Duncan Finds Love With 'Apprentice' Star Omarosa

August 16th, 2010 10:43pm EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
"The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan has fallen in love with a reality TV star who found fame on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

The heavyweight actor recently began dating Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, a participant on the 2004 season of Trump's hit program, after meeting her at a grocery store.

He recalls, "I was in there one day and I saw her and I thought to myself, that is a gorgeous woman. She is fine."

Duncan plucked up the courage to ask her out and the pair has been together ever since.

And Manigault-Stallworth admits the hulking star is really a big softy.

She tells O...
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Donald Trump Starts Construction On The 'World's Greatest Golf Course'

July 1st, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Donald Trump
Property tycoon-turned-TV personality Donald Trump has begun the construction of his controversial golf course resort in northern Scotland after years of delays and disputes with local residents.

Trump's plans to build the "world's greatest golf course" in the seaside city of Aberdeen stalled after environmentalists protested its development, insisting construction would damage sand dunes in a protected area. His proposal was originally rejected by Aberdeenshire Council officials before finally being approved by the national government in November 2008.

Government officials cited "signif...
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Would You Buy A Printer From Ivanka Trump?

June 27th, 2010 7:20pm EDT
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Ivanka Trump looked like a sexy businesswoman when she arrived at the FOX Studios in central Manhattan on Thursday. Look at those killer curves!

She struck a pose in a white collared blouse and beige skirt before promoting the "HP LaserJet Pays You Back" global marketing campaign.

Ivanka told the press, "What seems like a small decision -- like buying a printer -- can have a big impact on your business. I'm a fan of creating value and I like to create efficiency -- the HP LaserJet printers do both and can provide near- and long-term return on investment."

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Trump University Sued By Business Student

May 5th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
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Officials at Donald Trump's online business program Trump University are facing legal action from a former student; amid accusations the school's courses are bogus.

In a class-action suit filed in San Diego, California federal court, fashion designer Tarla Makaeff claims she was guaranteed a one-year apprenticeship and a personal real estate mentor that would be the "next best thing" to being on Trump's hit reality show The Apprentice.

Makaeff claims she received a half-day trip to discount home repair store Home Depot to examine supplies for fixing up foreclosed properties and mentors ...
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Sharon Osbourne 'Devastated' By Bret Michaels' Health Scare

April 26th, 2010 8:56pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne's manager/wife Sharon has been left devastated by news her longtime pal Bret Michaels is fighting for his life in a Texas hospital.

Michaels, who is a contestant on the current season of "Celebrity Apprentice" alongside Osbourne, is in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage last week.

And Osbourne admits the shocking news has deeply upset her.

She says, "Bret is a good friend of mine. I am completely devastated by what has happened to him right now.

"It is just hideous. It makes you feel all these different feelings. Your heart goes out to his family. Your h...
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Breaking Down The 'Celebrity Apprentice' Season 3 Cast (Photos)

January 5th, 2010 12:17pm EST
Rod Blagojevich
Another season of The Apprentice, another Celebrity version. While it would be nice for Donald Trump to help out our unemployment numbers by actually hiring someone via the show, he has quite an interesting group of celebrities to deal with this season.

Rod Blagojevich: Included because the producers knew the announcement would make a splash (and it did), don't expect the former Illinois Governor to last very long. Remember, Khloe Kardashian was fired for a DUI arrest last season. Expect Rod to scrape together some cash for charity, then get ousted during a bully pulpit from The Don.

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The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

December 14th, 2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...
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Omarosa Lands Her Own Dating Show

November 10th, 2009 12:46pm EST
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Former "The Apprentice" villain Omarosa is teaming up with Donald Trump on a new reality show for cable network TV One, according to Variety.com.

On "Omarosa's Ultimate Merger," the star will work with 12 bachelors and try to find a mate. The men will compete for Omarosa's affection through a series of relationship- and business-driven challenges.

"Omarosa's Ultimate Merger" is being shot in Las Vegas at the Trump Intl. Hotel and Tower.

This summer, Omarosa entered an Ohio seminary to study for the ministry.

See more photos of Omarosa here!

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Reality TV Villain Omarosa To Be A Minister

August 14th, 2009 9:04am EDT
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — This may come as a surprise to anyone who has seen her villainous ways on reality TV: Omarosa is entering an Ohio seminary to study for the ministry.

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, known for her in-your-face antics on "The Apprentice" and other reality shows, is scheduled to begin her studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton on Monday.

Ivan Hicks, the school's associate dean for African-American studies, says Omarosa will spend about two years pursuing a doctor of ministry degree.

Hicks says the Youngstown, Ohio, native has a heart for Christian ministry ...
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Coolest Reality TV Dads

March 6th, 2009 3:20pm EST
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As E! is set to bring viewers back into the glamorous and chaotic world of the Kardashian family when the third season of the hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres this Sunday, March 8, at 10:00 pm ET/PT, we bring you this spiffy Top Reality TV Dads feature!

Perhaps one of the bigger reality show WTF moments was when Kardashians first came out everyone watching scratched their heads thinking is that Bruce Jenner? Yep, it is (but more about Bruce later).

In the mean time, here are our eight "Top Reality TV Dads:"

Ozzy Osbourne (The Osbournes)

Shaaaa-ron! Th...
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'Hell's Kitchen' Recap: A Visit To The Slaughterhouse, Eating Cow Parts & More

February 20th, 2009 2:15pm EST
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This recent episode brought to mind a weak point that has been in Hell's Kitchen since its creation. Most reality shows allow the contestants or public to vote on who should be on the chopping block, but Hell's Kitchen leaves it all in the hands of its host, Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Right now you may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, in The Apprentice, Donald Trump gets to choose who goes.” This is true, but Trump isn’t watching the contests as they go about their challenges – thus allowing players to lie to “The Don” in the boardroom to get a powerful rival out. In “Hell’s Kitchen,” Ramsay i...
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Starting Another Reality Show

September 30th, 2008 3:43pm EDT
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Rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is launching a new reality TV show in a bid to find the next big star. The Bad Boy Records boss has already enjoyed success with his MTV Making The Band series, which has spawned groups like Danity Kane and Day26.

But now Combs wants to find a solo superstar - and he's teamed up with producer Mark Burnett, the brains behind The Apprentice and Survivor, for StarMaker.

The program, which began development last yea, has been given the go-ahead by MTV and will debut on the network in January 2009.
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'Survivor' Producer Countersues Longtime Partner

July 31st, 2008 11:12am EDT
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The producer of hit reality series "Survivor" and "The Apprentice" has countersued his longtime business partner.

Mark Burnett filed the lawsuit against Conrad Riggs on Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In the lawsuit, Burnett claims that he paid Riggs their agreed-upon 10 percent of net earnings on television projects.

But the lawsuit says $25 million in payments wasn't enough for Riggs. Riggs is trying to get paid "on projects for which his services were never requested and on which he rendered none," Burnett's lawsuit contends.

Riggs also h...
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The Lamest Walk Of Fame Stars

July 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
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To the everyday person, it seems like having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is completely unattainable. Yet it may not be that hard to achieve even if you have a minimal amount of fame.

According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, there is a process one must go through to get a star on the Walk of Fame. There are five categories of stars: motion pictures, television, radio, recording and live theatre. A person must be nominated to one of these categories by an organization, agree to attend the presentation ceremony within five years of selection and pay a $25,000 fee. If you ...
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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
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When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' - Watch This Show If You Want To Live

January 11th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Ah, Terminator. The movie that launched the Governator into super stardom. Before "Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger was just a weightlifting sensation and the star of "Pumping Iron." Afterward he became one of the most marketable action stars in Hollywood.

Now we have some new meat to sink our metallic teeth into. "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is coming to the small screen on Fox January 13 and 14 in a two-part, two-day event. It remains to be seen what this new incarnation will make of the muddied mythology, but "Chronicles" will focus initially on the Connors and the ev...
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