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Kwame Jackson came in second place on the first season of The Apprentice, but he still has counsel to offer the new group of 18 hopefuls, who face Donald Trump beginning Sept. 9. "Be (your)selves, be accountable, don't switch stories in the board room, get as much sleep as you can because you're going to be working hard, and remember that the cameras are always running and that they don't lie. So there's no need to make up stories," says Jackson, who announced a multibillion-dollar real-estate development venture last week. "If you hold your head up high, conduct yourself with class and take the high road, everything else will work out. It's not about whether you win or lose, it's definitely about how you play the game."
Depending on how old you are, you either know actor Robert Guillaume from his Soap and Benson days or from his wise-and-wise-cracking TV exec role on the beloved but short-lived series Sports Night. Most recently Guillaume put his abundant talents into voicing Rafiki, the Lion King's mystical baboon (which he describes as "one of the most creative and fulfilling projects I've ever been involved in"). With the special edition DVD of Lion King II hitting stores Tuesday, we asked Guillaume for his quick takes on a few hot topics.
Republican National Convention in New York City: "Hmmm. Ho hum."
Summer Olympics in Athens: "Very interesting, very exciting."
Britney Spears as a bride: "Don't know anything about it."
John Kerry's war record: "As a point of contention, I wish it would go away."
Mary-Kate and Ashley going to college: "Great! (They're) good for role models."
Favorite show on TV: "Everybody Loves Raymond."
When I'm sad, I ...: "Well, I try not to get sad."
Next up for Guillaume: He's headed to Tennessee to direct a one-man play about a black employee at the White House during the 19th century, which he is "looking forward to with great anticipation."
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