JC Chasez Rocks the Vote
10/05/2004 AT 06:00 AM EDT
He's Still Fired
There can't have been too many hard feelings between Donald Trump and ousted Apprentice hopeful Bradford Cohen – the freshly fired contestant showed up to toast the Boardroom King at the recent launch of Trump World magazine, along with Mrs. Trump-to-be Melania Knauss, right-hand woman Carolyn Kepcher and first-season hopeful Heidi Bressler. And there was a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking to be had on Cohen's surprise firing. "I was not shocked," Kepcher tells us. "As soon as he gave up his exemption, I knew Donald would not think highly of that." Bressler also says she knew what was coming: "With Donald Trump you never want to insult him. When he gives you a gift and you don't accept it, and that's what (Cohen) did, that's an insult to Donald and you don't mess with that. It's an ego thing." Actually, Bressler seems none-too-impressed with Cohen's colleagues, either. "They don't compare to us – the first cast," she says. "Because of the second cast, I've gotten 30 more speaking engagements. The public is bored by them." As for The Donald himself, add sock salesman to his ever-growing list of pursuits: Trump recently landed an endorsement deal with Holeproof Socks of Australia. Seriously.
No one can accuse filmmaker Martin Scorsese of taking himself too seriously – at least, not anyone who's seen Shark Tale. In the hit animated film, Scorsese voices a puffer fish named Sykes who has bushy eyebrows and talks a mile a minute. Sound familiar? "I thought I had a lot of fun with it," he says. "Basically I just played myself. A little excitable. Enthusiastic. Annoying."
Caught in the Act
Ricky Martin, dining with a group on the patio at L.A. eatery Buddha's Belly.
CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, posing with Ernie at kid hotspot Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. O'Brien, who's on maternity leave after the birth of her twins, was on an outing with her two older daughters, Sofia, 3 and Cecilia, 2.
By BRENDA RODRIGUEZ, ETHEL M. JOHNSON, JOANNE FOWLER and KC BAKER