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'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Omarosa comes out gunning for Bret Michaels -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

celebrity-apprentice-claudia-jordan-omarosa_510x264The premiere of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice is only two days away, but you can get your first taste of the season right here and right now. In the exclusive sneak peek video from the premiere below, the franchise’s most notorious villain (and camera hog) Omarosa has her sights set on a new target — season 3 champ Bret Michaels. “Bret better watch his back,” she tells teammate Claudia Jordan. “I’m coming for him. It would be a personal moment of privilege to take out the only winner in the game.”

But the most bizarre part of the clip is Jordan’s impressed reaction to Omarosa’s clearly designed play for extra air-time. “Nobody plays the game better than her so far,” says the former Deal or No Deal briefcase holder. Really? Nobody? Because I’m pretty sure Omarosa lost on this show. Twice. So far.

In any event, it’s the perfect tease to get you primed and ready for more absurd antics from both delightful and demented D-listers. Click on the video below and enjoy. And for more All-Star Celebrity Apprentice news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

Trace Adkins rips 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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You don’t expect much honesty or self-awareness at a Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars press junket. But thanks to Trace Adkins, critics at Sunday’s NBC’s panel for the reality franchise got both.

The gravel-voiced country singer and returning contestant on the Donald Trump series (the Donald, by and by, was absent from the event) was refreshingly blunt about his reason for being on the show and his opinion of hanging with the C-listers competing on the franchise (this round includes Stephen Baldwin, Gary Busey and Omarosa).

Adkins said he’s returning to Apprentice because his house burned down last year and his family was assisted by the Red Cross. Since participants on the show raise money and awareness for a charity organization ($3 million this season, according to a producer), Adkins said he wanted to give something back. “The only reason that I would do a reality television show is because this one at least has a shred of nobility because of the charitable aspect of it,” Akins said. “That’s the only reason that I even considered coming and doing something like this.” READ FULL STORY

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Sizing up the new cast and who may actually win

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Filming commences today on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice as Donald Trump’s reality show brings back contestants from the first five celebrity seasons of the program. The cast is a curious one, missing some seemingly obvious choices like Annie Duke and Aubrey O’Day while including a few head-scratchers (Claudia Jordan? Does anyone even know who she is?). What’s also interesting is that no famous Celebrity Apprentice feuds — Omarosa versus Piers Morgan, Annie Duke versus Joan and Melissa Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli versus Dayana Mendoza — will be rekindled as none of the selected players have any past bad blood with anyone else.

I took a double-decker bus ride with Donald Trump and most of the new cast (La Toya Jackson and Omarosa were MIA) around Manhattan (some pictures of which you can see here) to take the temperature of the new crew. In terms of how they will actually do on the show, it seems like you can separate this cast into three groups: the frontrunners, the sleepers, and those that don’t stand a chance in hell of winning. Who falls into which category? Here’s my take: READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': Joan Rivers, Piers Morgan, Arsenio Hall and John Rich to return as advisors -- EXCLUSIVE

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Get ready, New York because the circus is coming back to town. The next season of Celebrity Apprentice will commence filming soon and it will indeed be an All-Stars edition filled with returning players who were just too crazy to keep away. And we can exclusively reveal that former winners Piers Morgan. Joan Rivers, John Rich, and Arsenio Hall will all be returning — but not as contestants. Instead, the four Celebrity Apprentice champs will show up alongside Donald Trump in the Boardroom at some point as advisors. (Don’t worry, Trump offspring Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric aren’t going anywhere. They’ll still be around as well to nod approvingly at everything their father says. You were worried, right?) READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice' lowest-rated finale yet

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NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice live final couldn’t withstand the ABC’s telecast of the Billboard Music Awards.

The three-hour music awards telecast delivered 7.4 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. That’s tying with Billboard’s lowest-rated telecast ever and down 10 percent this year. Still, it was enough to win the night for ABC.

The two-hour Celebrity Apprentice (6.8 million, 2.2) closer was the reality competition’s lowest-rated finale ever,  down a sharp 27 percent from last year (here’s Dalton Ross’ interview with the winner). Fox’s animation lineup also had its finales, including The Simpsons (4.8 million, 2.1) and a one-hour Family Guy (5.3 million, 2.5).

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‘Celebrity Apprentice': And the winner is…

'Celebrity Apprentice': Arsenio Hall talks about Trump's verdict, being reunited with Aubrey O'Day, and fending off angry Claymates

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Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken entered the Celebrity Apprentice finale on Sunday night as BFFs. But only one would exit a champion. When all was said and done, a cacophony of woofing enveloped America as dog pounds from coast to coast erupted in chants and cheers upon the naming of Arsenio Hall as the new Celebrity Apprentice. What was his key to victory? What happened with Aubrey O’Day at the finale? How does he feel about now incurring the eternal wrath of angry Claymates? And what are his post-Apprentice plans? We talked with the winner on Monday morning to get the full scoop.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It seems congratulations are in order.
ARSENIO HALL: What an exciting feeling! And I know everybody thinks orgasm trumps everything, but nothing trumps this!

Have you slept at all?
Yeah. You know what, I figured part of my first duty as Celebrity Apprentice was to not go out and get drunk, and wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to show him that he made the right choice. The worst thing I could do would be to wake up in the back of Scores. READ FULL STORY

InsideTVPodcast: Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall dish on the 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale and their feuds with Aubrey O'Day and Dayana Mendoza

Either Clay Aiken or Arsenio Hall will be crowned the Celebrity Apprentice champion on Sunday night. But it’s not a final grilling by Donald Trump they have to worry about — it’s an InsideTV Podcast grilling from yours truly! The two finalists stopped by to talk all about the big finale and to also look back at the highs and lows of another crazy Celebrity Apprentice season. Can Arsenio find one redeeming quality in Aubrey O’Day? Does Clay regret his treatment of Dayana Mendoza on the show during the Good Sam jingle task? And did Clay have sex with Lisa Lampanelli? Wait…WHAT?!? It’s that kind of podcast, with lots of unexpected twists, turns, and bleeped out words you are not supposed to say on a family-friendly podcast. Before all is said and done, we’ll be reminiscing about the glory days of Chunky A and Clay’s unfortunate performance of “Grease” on American Idol. If you’re fan of Celebrity Apprentice, or just a fan of listening to two smart and funny guys constantly and consistently cracking each other up, then this is the podcast for you. READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': Get ready for my favorite picture ever and a truly bizarre finale entrance by Donald Trump -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

I have to apologize. I would have posted this sooner, but I was incapacitated for a good half hour due to excessive laughter brought on by the sight of the following photo. I can’t really explain why I find it so funny, but it just is. Well, take a look for yourself and then we can discuss… READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': See Lisa Lampanelli roast Clay Aiken and Donald Trump in the finale -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

They don’t call her the Queen of Mean for nothing, people. Lisa Lampanelli may have berated poor Dayana Mendoza on a regular basis during this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, but perhaps the notorious roaster was just using that as a warm-up for her main event. And that main event occurs this Sunday evening during The Celebrity Apprentice finale when she performs at Arsenio Hall’s big charity event. Will she keep it clean? HELL NO! In this exclusive clip, Lisa does not hold back when she addresses topics such as Clay Aiken’s sexuality and Donald Trump’s oh-so-unique hairline. How far will she go? And how will Clay and Trump — who are both standing right there — react? Click on the video player below to see for yourself. And for more Celebrity Apprentice news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': Aubrey O'Day talks Fidel Castro, her controversial comments about Arsenio Hall, and why she should not have been fired

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She was one of the most polarizing characters in Celebrity Apprentice history — a remarkable feat when you consider some of the people that have done time on that show. But Aubrey O’Day’s quest for the Celebrity Apprentice crown came to an end last night when Donald Trump fired her — leaving Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall to battle it out for the title. Never one to be shy with her opinions, Aubrey now looks back at her time on the program. Does she regret being so aggressive and domineering? What about calling Arsenio Hall “the biggest girl on this show?” And can we finally get to the bottom of what she was doing chillin’ with Fidel Castro? We can! Ladies and gentleman, Aubrey O’Day — unfiltered. Prepare yourselves.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Should you have been in the final two, Aubrey?
AUBREY O’DAY: Absolutely. I mean, just in watching last night when Trump asked us all why, I was the only one out of the three of us to say that I was the strongest player there. I mean, it’s a confidence factor, it’s just a fact. I worked the hardest, I had the most ideas, and the thing about this show is it’s not a show about building teams. It’s not a show about a team winning. It’s a show about one person winning. It’s a show about one person being able to be the most effective leader, and you know, there is no I in team, but there is an I in leadership, and that is what this show is about. With Danity Kane and Making The Band, it was about the group, which is why you always saw me fighting so hard for the group or fighting for what the group needed or doing what was best for the group in that scenario. But in this specific scenario, I never went in it wanting to make friends or thinking that anyone was really my friend, because that’s never the case in situations like this. You’re lucky if you walk out of it with someone that you enjoy spending time with. READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': Clue to final challenge revealed as Adam Carolla is scared off by a giant fake [NSFW] -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

We still don’t know who will be the final two battling it out to win The Celebrity Apprentice, but we now have a clue as to at least part of the task that will help determine the winner. In this exclusive clip from Sunday’s episode, Adam Carolla — one of several fired celebs brought back to assist on the final project — mentions that they need to put together a 30 second public service announcement. While we aren’t told what the PSA is for, we do get to see Adam and Teresa Giudice embark on a shopping spree at a local costume shop. And something they find there seems to greatly disturb the comedian. Then again, if a creepy costume shop guy tried to get me to enter a “conjugal visit” dungeon littered with giant penis statues, I too might think twice. To enjoy the type of wonderfully absurd encounter you can only find on Celebrity Apprentice, click on the video below. And for more reality ramblings you can follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

'Celebrity Apprentice': Lisa Lampanelli says she does 'absolutely not' regret her treatment of Dayana Mendoza (including using that racial slur)

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Lisa Lampanelli is going to tell you what she thinks. She will say it loud and she will say it often. Unfortunately for Dayana Mendoza, what Lisa thought of her was not all that much. Mendoza was on the receiving end of a barrage of Lampanelli-led insults on this season of Celebrity Apprentice, and last week Dayana told us what it was like dealing with such venom. Now that she too has been eliminated, it’s Lisa’s turn to talk. Does she regret the things she said to Dayana on the show? What about off the show (including that racial slur she uttered during a radio interview)? Lisa also weighs in on other topics including: her BFF Aubrey O’Day, negotiating with Teresa Giudice, whether her temper kept her out of the final two, and whom she thinks should win (her answer may surprise you). Hey, they don’t call her the Queen of Mean for nothing!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So after all that screaming, after all that cursing, after all that crying, how dare you go out with class and dignity at the end when Trump fired you? What the hell happened?
LISA LAMPANELLI: I know! Here’s what happened. When he said the hair dryer task was worth a hundred grand, something in my gut told me, I’m gonna win and I’m gonna go out on that note. Maybe this is giving Donald Trump too much credit, but I thought, he wants me to go out on a high note for really helping the charity and for working so hard. This is just my feeling. I go, “I’m not famous enough to be in the final two.” That was my whole feeling. In my gut, I kind of knew it and Aubrey kept trying to talk me out of it. I go, “Dude, I’m going home and I’m going to be happy about it because I can not wait to get some sleep. I can’t take it anymore.” READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: 'Celebrity Apprentice' boardroom receptionist Amanda Miller reveals all!

Donald Trump has been known to be prone to exaggeration, but I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that this week’s edition of the InsideTV Podcast is THE BEST PODCAST IN THE HISTORY OF PODCASTS! Why? Because our guest is none other than Celebrity Apprentice boardroom receptionist Amanda Miller! The beauty outside the boardroom stopped by to join Jessica Shaw and me and answer the most important questions on every viewer’s mind: Why the hell doesn’t she have a damn computer on her desk? What is she writing in that little notebook of hers? And is she having a secret love affair with Adrian the elevator operator? The truth finally comes out! (Including the truth as to what Amanda does for work when she is not on the show.)

We also ask Amanda to dish on all the celebrities that have come through her reception area on the way to see Trump. Who’s her favorite contestant ever? Which celebrities have tried to hit on her? And is she maybe just a little bit scared of Lisa Lampanelli? The charming and delightful Amanda answers all in what is truly a must-listen interview for any Celebrity Apprentice fan! READ FULL STORY

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