Apprentice's Ereka Lands New On-Air Job

08/03/2004 at 03:00 PM EDT

Apprentice's Ereka Lands New On-Air Job
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Another former Apprentice contestant has been hired.

Ereka Vetrini – whom Omarosa accused of racist remarks (which Vetrini and NBC denied) – has just landed a gig as Tony Danza's new talk-show sidekick, PEOPLE has learned.

When The Tony Danza Show kicks off Sept. 13, Ereka's duties will include covering beauty and fashion, red-carpet premieres and discussing hot topics with Danza.

Vetrini beat out dozens of hopefuls for the job, including Apprentice colleague Amy Henry. The syndicated show will tape live at 10 a.m. on weekdays from the ABC Studios on Manhattan's West Side, right after "Live with Regis and Kelly."

As for The Apprentice, hopefuls for season three tried out last Friday at New York's Trump Tower, where a camouflaged architect, children screaming "You're fired!" and hundreds of business-suited wannabe moguls flocked for their shot at a chance to work for The Donald.

"I'm looking for someone with great drive," Trump said.

The second season of Apprentice was filmed this summer and will premiere on NBC Sept. 9. Apprentice 3 will premiere sometime in January.

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