6:54 pm, December 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We honestly had to ask — was his Twitter account hacked?
12:41 pm, August 21st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Becoming a force in politics didn’t work out so well for Donald Trump. So he’s going after a new field: TV mogul-dom. The New York Post reports that Trump is in talks with Bret Michaels to create a new show, in which Michaels will travel the country helping people.
On Friday, we heard about another show Trump’s creating – a fictional drama about people who live in the fancy Trump Tower apartment building. And of course he also has The Apprentice. Is The Donald trying to do to television what he did to real estate?
3:07 pm, August 19th | by Hillary Reinsberg
It’s fair to say we’re more than a bit excited about Donald Trump’s just-announced TV show, a fictional drama about wealthy and wacky millionaires and billionaires who live in his glitzy midtown apartment building, Trump Tower. The only thing that could make it better: if it were real.
Though the show will feature actors, we have to imagine that the starring characters will be inspired by some of the people who’ve inhabited Trump’s fancy apartment buildings. So, we took an extensive (and awesomely fun) look at the most inspiring dozen or so denizens of Trump buildings. Many kudos and indebtedness to CityFile, which has remained an excellent archive of this information and aided us greatly in our project. Now, without further ado, the wildly wealthy real estate moguls, fashion mavens and foreign billionaires who we hope are the inspiration for this upcoming show.
12:07 pm, August 1st | by Amy Tennery
Donald Trump has a lot to say about the debt deal. He’s called it “a joke,” among other things, and this morning he took to Twitter (of course), sharing that he’s “disappointed in GOP and Dems.” Of course it’s natural that a bloviating titan like Trump would make this his bully pulpit — the debt-ceiling morass has yielded a fair share of easy targets.
The question is, however: why aren’t more moguls feeling chatty on debt?
2:51 pm, June 3rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Gasp! Wait for it…
Donald Trump Jr.’s baby is going to be a boy. The mogul heir announced on Twitter that his wife Vanessa will be having a baby boy – or a “little man,” rather – in October. We’d like to imagine that all Trumps are born as “little men” rather than babies, automatically bypassing childhood and possessing bouffant hair right out of the womb. This news was announced in US Weekly, but Donald Jr. wanted to be absolutely certain his followers all knew about it.
“Celebrity Apprentice” Season 11, Season Finale: Gary Busey and Meat Loaf used to rage together in the 70s
9:32 am, May 23rd | by Sarah Devlin
Donald Trump explodes out of Trump Tower, screaming about how the cast of this season of “Celebrity Apprentice” is the Best. Cast. Yet! He walks behind two guys in work shirts who are unrolling a red carpet along the Manhattan sidewalk. This is so insane. I love it so much! The worker guys run out of red carpet, so Trump fires them and saunters into a studio, where they’ve built a board room set. The crowd goes wild. And we’re LIVE!
Trump sits down and reiterates the impressive amount of money raised for charity by the Apprentices, somehow managing to take credit for all of it. Glad he’s staying true to form! He cues up a recap of all the infighting among the contestants. The clip package reaffirms my desire to see Marlee Matlin win. She’s just the nicest! She is also too famous not to be rewarded with victory after participating in this circus.
4:10 pm, May 16th | by Sarah Devlin
This week, we are back to a mere two hours following last week’s three-hour behemoth episode. It feels like a vacation!
Lil Jon and Jon Rich are thrilled to see Meat Loaf return from the boardroom. Marlee Matlin is upset that her team lost and that Star Jones was eliminated, and the guys do their best to comfort her. Donald Trump comes in and announces that the remaining contestants will be interviewed by Bret Michaels, Joan Rivers, and Piers Morgan, all previous “Celebrity Apprentice” champions. Then he’s going to fire two more people. Is Trump trying to hurry up and finish the season so he can announce
his presidential campaign that he’s been stringing us along this whole time? I mean, this is a blood bath.
9:01 am, May 16th | by Alex Alvarez
Here’s a bit of Donald Trump news that has nothing to do with his potential bid for president. The real estate tycoon, reality TV host, and former bottled water salesman has found a new intern in Jets All-Pro center Nick Mangold. In fact, Mangold will be featured working in his new role at 9 p.m. tonight on the Golf Channel’s Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf.
Mangold, apparently, felt the internship provided him with an ideal way of keeping busy while he weathers yet another NFL lockout. The football player has apparently run into Trump several times at previous charity events, but felt slightly nervous at the prospect of having to work with him in a professional setting. Oh, Nick. Sweet Nick. If La Toya Jackson and Gary Busey could hang in there, so can you.
7:00 am, April 25th | by Sarah Devlin
I’d like to set the tone this week by noting that this show, which features a bunch of has-beens (sorry, Meat Loaf) and never was-ers (sorry, NeNe Leakes) beat “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “Brothers & Sisters” in the ratings last Sunday. I’m just saying, Trump is clearly doing something right.
Everyone is mourning the loss of Gary Busey, whose time on the show is summed up in a montage that features, among other things, a blurred-out shot of his junk. All class! At the post-elimination cocktail party NeNe Leakes and LaToya Jackson stare tensely at one another; then NeNe excuses herself to type angrily on her phone which, as any 15-year-old girl will tell you, is a very effective psychological warfare tactic. Nobody seems to notice.
5:09 pm, April 18th | by Sarah Devlin
Season 11 of “Celebrity Apprentice” is already well under way, so let’s dive right in, shall we? Eliminated so far: Jose Canseco, Richard Hatch, Dionne Warwick, Niki Taylor, Lisa Rinna and David Cassidy. Still in the game: Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, John Rich, NeNe Leakes, LaToya Jackson, Star Jones, Marlee Matlin and Hope Dworaczyk. Since the contestants are celebrities (or “celebrities,” rather) they’re each playing for a particular charity. The teams are divided by gender — the men’s team is called “Backbone” and the women’s “A.S.A.P.” (Artists, Singers, Authors, and Professionals for a Purpose). Donald Trump still appears to be playing a large role on the show (despite his recent bid for the presidency), thereby demonstrating his very presidential ability to multitask. Well played, Trump.