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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Pop Goes Debbie Gibson And Dee Snider While Aubrey O'Day Walks

April 2nd, 2012 9:21pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
During an extended three hour episode, I watched the Celebrity Apprentice last night. And I only fell asleep twice! Here’s what happened:

Last week: The teams put together parties to launch a new line of mock tail drinks. The men of Unanimous won the challenge with their beach party, and the women of Forte suffered the loss of Patricia Velasquez, who was fired. Aubrey cried crocodile tears, as she had hoped Dayana Mendoza would be the one to leave. Clay Aiken brought checks worth $50,000.00 to the National Inclusion project.

This week, the teams meet up at Trump Towers with Donald Trump a...
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Clay Aiken Admits He Had The Fat Sucked Out Of His Chin

March 29th, 2012 8:53am EDT
Clay Aiken
Singer Clay Aiken has come clean about his cosmetic surgery makeover for the new season of reality show "Celebrity Apprentice."

The gay star made his nip and tuck confession during an appearance on Tuesday's "Watch What Happens Live" chat show.

He revealed, "I had surgery on my jaw for a TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder thing and I had them suck the fat out of my chin while they were in there.

"I was like, 'You know what, while I'm already down (under anaesthesia), go ahead and take the vacuum in there and suck the fat out of my chin.'"
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap – Do You Not Like Venezuela?

March 26th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, on Celebrity Apprentice: The teams were tasked with making a viral video. Unanimous’ male team was led by Lou Ferrigno, and the female Forte team by Tia Carrere. The men’s earlier frustration with Lou was forgotten when Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall pointed out that Penn Jillette’s brainstorming style was not supportive of Lou’s management. Penn suddenly found himself being put forward as a possible target for firing. But the women of Forte weren’t happy either, and Tia, as Project Manager, took responsibility and sacrificed herself for her team when they lost the challenge.

The B...
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Lou Ferrigno Donates $50,000 To Girl Suffering From Muscular Dystrophy

March 22nd, 2012 12:23pm EDT
Lou Ferrigno
Kind-hearted Lou Ferrigno had a surprise in store for a young girl suffering from muscular dystrophy - he has handed her his $50,000 earnings from The Celebrity Apprentice.

The hearing-impaired Incredible Hulk star won the money for his charity Muscular Dystrophy Association, but donated the full amount to Abbey Umali after he was moved by her story.

The bodybuilding star fought back tears as he heard of her plight, as it brought back memories of his own painful upbringing.

He said on the show, "I'm giving $50,000 that I won from my charity to Abbey... Close to birth...I lost like 80 ...
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Q&A: Ashley and David Eckstein Celebrate Fandom With 'Her Universe'

March 21st, 2012 11:15am EDT
Her Universe
One of the joys of fandom is being able to share your passions. And thanks to Ashley and David Eckstein, that just got a lot easier (and cooler) for women.

Representing one's fandoms can be a difficult task for the female gender. I say that from experience; I'm all about showing off my allegiances. One of those happens to be to the San Diego Padres, and I went on a rant when there wasn't a T-shirt for my favorite second baseman, a certain David Eckstein. You can imagine my delight to hear that someone that I am a huge fan of was making it easier for me to represent the things I love.

As...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – Lou Gives 120% While Aubrey Gives Tia Career Advice

March 19th, 2012 5:07pm EDT
Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, on The Celebrity Apprentice, the women’s FORTE team won the challenge, and the men of UNANIMOUS got gut punched when not one, but TWO of their team were fired. Both Adam Carolla, Project Manager, and Michael Andretti hit the road when Trump decreed that Adam’s biggest failing was not showcasing Michael’s brand power in a challenge revolving around cars. Oh, and for not naming names in the boardroom, naughty Adam. But the ladies had a few tussles that may impact the solidarity of their group before too long. Patricia Velasquez interviewed that the ‘back stabbing and lies’ must sto...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap – 'Nice Shot, Oswald' - A Lesson Is Taught

March 12th, 2012 3:57pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, the teams designed a ‘living window display’ for Ivanka Trump’s new fashion collection. The ladies team, FORTE, won, although the men of UNANIMOUS had a strong display and great branding ideas. George Takei took one for the team, although Lou Ferrigno was once again put forward as a weak link. The men feel that Lou presents himself as a go getter offering 110% when in the Board Room, but when actually working on a challenge, only offers ideas that center around his being the Hulk.

Dayana Mendoza had been Project Manager for FORTE, so she received the $20,000.00 donation for her...
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Ridiculous Pics Of The Day: Aubrey O'Day & Her Painted Puppies Out To Lunch In L.A.

March 9th, 2012 10:30am EST
Aubrey O'Day
We spotted "Celebrity Apprentice" star Aubrey O' Day with her pal Melissa Molinaro eating lunch at Toast restaurant in Los Angeles yesterday. They were accompanied by their dogs Ginger, MaryAnne and Bronx.

What do you think of Aubrey's painted puppies? It is an adorable trend or a cruel one?

The reality star is being sued for a song she used on her Oxygen reality show "All About Aubrey." Aubrey sang on a track produced by Adonis Shropshire but allegedly had no right to use it.

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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap- Oh My! George Takei Falls On His Own Sword

March 5th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, the Celebrities worked a Medieval Times angle. Lou Ferrigno hulked out when Penn Jillette mentioned his lack of focus, but it was Victoria Gotti who got the axe. Can the ladies of Forte pull it together, now that Victoria is gone, or will the men of Unanimous carry on their winning streak?

After the firing, Lisa Lampanelli swore she’d never Project Manage again, but she’s more determined than ever that Forte kick some Unanimous butt. Penn Jillette had the pleasure to present his team’s win of $40,000.00 to Linda Smith for his charity “Opportunity Village”.

This week, Ivanka Tru...
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Donald Trump Takes Aim At Sacha Baron Cohen Over Oscars Prank

February 29th, 2012 10:05pm EST
Donald Trump
Property tycoon-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump has blasted funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen for the ash-spilling prank he pulled at the Oscars on Sunday.

The businessman was appalled when Cohen, in character as his new film character from The Dictator, tipped what he claimed were late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's remains all over red carpet TV reporter Ryan Seacrest - and now he's speaking out in defense of the American Idol host, who had to change after he was left covered with powder.

Calling in to TV news show Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, Trump said, "I didn't like it. I tho...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Episode 2 – There's No Crying In Baseball Or Apprentice!

February 27th, 2012 3:13pm EST
THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
Last week, the celebs pushed ‘sammiches,’ making a record profit donation for any first week of the series, when American Chopper star Paul Teutel Sr. slightly overcharged one customer to the tune of $305,000. The men of Unanimous rocked, and walked, leaving the ladies in their dust. Although none of the women on Team Forte seemed to like Victoria Gotti’s attitude, they, and even The Donald, were not about to get on the Mob Princess’ bad side. So they axed the quietly classy, and original Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. Looks like the ground rules have been laid; win by any means, and don’t worry...
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Arsenio Hall's Talk Show Helps Him On 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

February 25th, 2012 11:10am EST
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Arsenio Hall is back on TV as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. He’s got a secret weapon against some of his competitors. If they went on his talk show The Arsenio Hall Show in the early ‘90s, he’s got some ammunition against them.

“I’ve interviewed Penn Jillette and I had Teller without Penn which was f***ed up,” Hall recalled. “Tia Carrera. I think Lou [Ferrigno] was supposed to come and Bill Bixby came without him. Clay [Aiken] was too young. Clay was an embryo.”

The process of preparing talk show questions is enough to give Hall some strategies. “If I’ve done a pre-interview with ...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Premiere Recap - Making Cheryl Tiegs Cry

February 20th, 2012 3:28pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice Premiere
“18 celebrities, 18 egos – all fighting to become The Celebrity Apprentice” Yep, that’s our Donald, rallying the troops. As the celebs gather, it’s hard not to share in Trump’s vision of a world ruled by his chosen few, those ‘used to be’ and ‘almost were’ C and D list celebrities who, armed only with smartphones, can strong arm their wealthy friends and fans into financially backing their charities.

What could be more frightening than Trump’s bombastic boasting? Each of the celebrities declaring their intention to win, while tiny mafia princess Victoria Gotti bluntly says “you have to wa...
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Mila Kunis, Christina Milan & Tia Carrere Look Phenomenal In Purple

January 9th, 2012 9:00am EST
Mila Kunis, Christina Milian & Tia Carrera
Purple must be the color of 2012. We spotted several celebs at events over the weekend looking positively phenomenal in purple.

Mila Kunis attended the 50th Anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Beverly Hills on Saturday in a pretty lace lavender dress with a tie-up bodice.

That evening Christina Milian hosted an event at Moon Nightclub in Las Vegas wearing a sexy, zip up purple ensemble.

And on Friday, Tia Carrera attended NBC Universal's 2012 winter TCA press tour all-star party in a cleavage revealing purple gown. She is appearing in the new season of "Celebrity Appr...
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Are You Ready For The Next 'Celebrity Apprentice?' 18 New Celebs Named!

January 4th, 2012 7:25pm EST
Tia Carrere
Seems like my long wait for another glimpse of The Donald’s yummy son Don Jr. is nearing an end … “Celebrity Apprentice” will be back for its fifth season premiering Sunday, February 12 at 9pm EST/PST on NBC!

Another 18 celebs will be grinding it out to win the approval of Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump in the famed boardroom. As always, the chosen include a nice mix of “who the heck is that?” “really? I thought he/she was dead!” and “oh yeah, THAT guy/girl.”

Amongst the men playing are a couple of singers - pop star Clay Aiken, and 80’s Twisted Sister frontman rock star Dee...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Fifth Season Cast Revealed - We Guess Who Will Win!

January 4th, 2012 3:00pm EST
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In a cast announcement that rivals Dancing With the Stars' reveal, Celebrity Apprentice has announced a group of varied stars that should make the fifth season memorable.

Clay Aiken, Michael Andretti, Teresa Giudice, Victoria Gotti, Lisa Lampanelli, Dayana Mendoza, Dee Snider, Paul Teutul, Sr., Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, Lou Ferrigno, Penn Jillette, George Takei, Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Tia Carrere, Aubrey O'Day, and Patricia Velásquez will all compete to become the next Celebrity Apprentice.

My picks this season:

Winner - Woman: Debbie Gibson. Musicians always have a leg-up on the...
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The Best Of 2011 - Starpulse.com Editors' Picks

January 1st, 2012 9:00pm EST
Editor's Picks 2011
You've seen the rest, now see OUR best - Starpulse contributing editors Pete Weiss, Noelle Talmon, Kevin Blair & Casey Johnson bring you their favorites from the year that was - 2011. We've been watching & listening, too, and here's what we think are the best TV shows (Drama, Comedy & Reality), the best movie of the year, and the albums that had the most plays on our iPods...

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Best TV Show, Drama: Breaking Bad

The big networks should follow AMC's lead, as they continue to produce the best programs on television. Season 4 of Breaking Bad was no exception, great acting and...
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Bret Michaels And Donald Trump Teaming Up For Another Reality Show?

August 22nd, 2011 10:35pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Singer Bret Michaels and real estate mogul Donald Trump are set to team up for another reality TV show, according to a report.

Trump and the former Poison frontman are in talks to launch Something To Believe In, a new program which would follow the rocker as he travels across America offering support to families and individuals facing adversity.

Responding to the idea of a collaboration between the two, a representative for Trump tells the New York Post, "Mr. Trump thinks Bret is a wonderful guy. (He) wants to consider it."

Michaels and the business tycoon developed a close friendship af...
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Ivanka Trump Gives Birth To Baby Girl

July 17th, 2011 6:22pm EDT
Ivanka Trump
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has become a first-time mom.

The socialite and her husband, Jared Kushner, welcomed a baby girl in New York City on Sunday.

The Celebrity Apprentice star, who previously announced her pregnancy via Twitter.com, also took to the social networking site to announce the joyful news.

She wrote, "This morning (Jared) and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world. We feel incredibly grateful and blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!"

The couple wed in 2009.
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Selita Ebanks Outshines Julia Roberts In A Hot Pink Mini Dress At 'Larry Crowne' Premiere

June 28th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Selita Ebanks
Even with A-list actresses like Julia Roberts in attendance, Selita Ebanks was the showstopper at the "Larry Crowne" Los Angeles premiere yesterday.

The Victoria's Secret model, 28, wore a cleavage-baring hot pink mini dress embellished with metallic sequins. She paired her look with leopard-print pumps.

We love Julia, but why does she have to dress so conservatively all the time? She's still gorgeous at 43. Show it off! (See her picture in a black suit below.)

Selita recently starred in an episode of "Hawaii Five-O" and appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2010.
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Who Aced The 2010-11 TV Season? (Hint: It's Not NBC)

June 4th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
The Voice
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over. The ratings are in. If there is one surprise, it’s that last year’s top five shows were all up in viewers this year. With hefty viewer erosion in recent years, that’s nothing short of a miracle.

Most other veteran shows, however, saw a drop-off in viewers. There are some exceptions, however, such as ‘Modern Family,’ which saw very healthy ratings in its second year, particularly in the 18-49 demo.

The stats didn’t change much from last year. CBS won the season in total viewers with 11.6 million. It’s the eighth time in nine years the netwo...
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Donald Trump Reconsidering His Bid For President?

May 24th, 2011 2:40pm EDT
Donald Trump
Business tycoon-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump hasn't ruled out running for President in 2012, despite publicly denouncing the idea in a formal statement just a week ago.

Earlier this year Trump hinted he would be running as a hopeful Republican, and many political pundits suggested he would win a lot of votes if he decided to enter the race to become the party's candidate for the presidency.

However, earlier this month, the Celebrity Apprentice star surprised supporters and bowed out, stating, "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – The Finale - And The Winner is …

May 23rd, 2011 8:54pm EDT
THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
We start with Donald Trump bombastically proclaiming this season as, of course, the best season ever, thanks to him. Cue the unfolding of a red carpet for the Donald to strut along. Two poor fellows ran before him, unrolling a seemingly endless red carpet until it abruptly runs out, just before the entrance. As they fell to the ground, he tells them …. wait for it! … “You’re Fired.” Oh, that Donald …

We’re down to the Final Two – country star John Rich, and Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin. When we left the duo last week, they were both enmeshed in the creation and production o...
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Donald Trump Makes Toughest Apprentice Decision, Names John Rich 'The Celebrity Apprentice' (Video)

May 23rd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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Country star John Rich has been named the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The singer saw off competition from Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin in a live finale on Sunday.

Host Donald Trump admitted he struggled with the decision, telling the contestants, "I've never had to go through something like this... You've both been amazing."

Rich picked up a $250,000 prize, which he has pledged to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The series began with 16 celebrity competitors, including David Cassidy, Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, LaToya Jackson, Gary Busey and Mark McGrath.
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Talking 'Celebrity Apprentice' With Marlee Matlin & John Rich

May 22nd, 2011 2:12pm EDT
Marlee Matlin
Tonight, NBC's latest edition of The Celebrity Apprentice comes to a close, with Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and country music star John Rich going head-to-head for the title and even more money for their respective charities. Before their showdown, both Marlee and John checked in with me to chat about their experiences on the show. They may be the two most gracious opponents I've ever interviewed.

(If you missed it earlier, you can also check out my earlier interview with fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Hope Dworaczyk.)

You've been tough competitors all season long. What do you...
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Q&A: Lil Jon Talks Winner Of 'Celebrity Apprentice' & Donald Trump For President (Video)

May 18th, 2011 10:25am EDT
Lil Jon
Starpulse caught up with Lil Jon at Enclave Nightclub in Chicago & got the scoop on not only who he feels should be the next "Celebrity Apprentice" but his thoughts on if he would have supported Donald Trump for President in 2012. Is this rapper for Obama or Trump? Check out the video below!

Thank you to Enclave, Molise PR, & Matt Deichl!
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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
Donald Trump
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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'Celebrity Apprentice' – Retro Rumble – The Final Two Part 1

May 16th, 2011 11:51am EDT
Retro Rumble
Last week: two terrible OnStar promo videos later, Star Jones was fired. There are now only four Celebrities still in the game; Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

We return to the lounge, where Lil Jon and John Rich are awaiting Trump’s decision. They know that Meat Loaf will give as good as he gets, but worry that Star will triumph again. They are ecstatic to see Meat. But Marlee, the other survivor, is teary and upset. She’s lost her team mate, and the win for her charity. Meat Loaf tries to cheer her up, but she clearly would have preferred Star to remain.

No time to rela...
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NBC Announces New Fall TV Shows, 2011-12 Schedule

May 16th, 2011 11:30am EDT
The PlayBoy Club
NBC just introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hitmakers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's La...
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Hope Dworaczyk Shines Like A Disco Ball At The Playmate Of The Year Celebration

May 9th, 2011 7:55pm EDT
Hope Dworaczyk
Hope Dworaczyk spent her Friday evening at Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year Celebration at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and helped usher in the newest Playboy Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclair (see pics of Claire at the party here).

The sexy model/TV host, who looked like a sexy disco ball, was recently fired from this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, and she tells PopEater's Rob Shuter that she was "relieved" when Donald Trump fired her because the experience was "horrible."

She explains, "We were up every morning at 4:30 in the morning and a girl needs her beauty sl...
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