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Ian Ziering's Celebrity Apprentice Finale Blog: Beauty Beats the Beast | Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering's Celebrity Apprentice Finale Blog: Beauty Beats the Beast

Originally posted 02/17/2015 09:15PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge on his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

After weeks of intense challenges, both physical and mental, I am thrilled that Leeza Gibbons was named the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, proving that success can be achieved through positive leadership, grace and elegance. More on that shortly …

First and foremost I want to say that being a part of Celebrity Apprentice has definitely been one of the most difficult (and rewarding) things I have ever done in my life. It was such an amazing experience and an honor to have this opportunity to raise awareness about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EBKids.org), bring in more than $300,000 for this wonderful organization and receive countless Tweets and Facebook messages from families who live with EB.

Now, last night's finale was quite the show! I am thrilled that my friend Leeza Gibbons reigned victorious after all of these weeks of challenges. Though I was a part of Geraldo Rivera's final team, and I gave 150 percent to helping him win for his charity, I think that the right person came out on top. Leeza played the game with grace and a spirit that made this extremely difficult endeavor a little easier for all of us that got to compete with her this season. She is, pure and simple, a class act!

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Celebrity Apprentice Finale Recap: Leeza Gibbons Is the Winner

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Celebrity Apprentice Finale Recap: Leeza Gibbons Is the Winner

Originally posted 02/16/2015 10:15PM

Well, Celebrity Apprentice fans, the final boardroom has come and gone, more than a million dollars was raised for charity, the words "toxic trick" were tossed around and Donald Trump pointed his finger guns at 15 different people before naming the latest Celebrity Apprentice.

Without further ado, the winner of Celebrity Apprentice season 7 is Leeza Gibbons!

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a 'Beauty and the Beast' Face-off on Celebrity Apprentice | Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a 'Beauty and the Beast' Face-off on Celebrity Apprentice

Originally posted 02/10/2015 12:55PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge on his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a Celebrity Apprentice 'Bloodbath' | Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a Celebrity Apprentice 'Bloodbath'

Originally posted 02/03/2015 12:40PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge one his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

King's Hawaiian

Our eighth task was a New York "photo bomb" campaign for King's Hawaiian.

We all worked well together coming up with hashtags, slogans and visuals. Coming up with a helicopter really made our concepts pop. It was another "not even close" victory for us.

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Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Joan Rivers Makes Her Final Appearance

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Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Joan Rivers Makes Her Final Appearance

Originally posted 02/03/2015 07:15AM

Monday night's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice ended in a display of gratuitous firing that felt ... well ... mean.

The first hour divided the teams to shill for King's Hawaiian buns. It was obvious from basically minute one of the task that Kenya Moore's "Baby Likes Buns" idea would be polarizing – offensive, really. And so Team Vortex lost, and Kenya was dispatched.

The second task, which saw the brief return of Joan Rivers – in what was probably her final on-air appearance – was oriented around crafting a jingle for Anheuser Busch's [Fill-in-the-Blank]-a-Rita beverages. Even in the face of an incredibly low musical bar set by Ian Ziering's "La Cucaracha" knock-off, Johnny Damon's blueser for Team Infinity could not compete against Vortex's catch "Nice on Ice" hook. And so, ironically, Infinity ... came to its end. Seriously, the whole team was fired.

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Ian Ziering Blogs About Brandi Glanville's 'Shocking' Celebrity Apprentice Decision | Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering Blogs About Brandi Glanville's 'Shocking' Celebrity Apprentice Decision

Originally posted 01/27/2015 10:25AM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge one his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

Circle Line Cruises

For our seventh task, Brandi Glanville stepped up to be project manager for our Circle Line cruise.

As a supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I decided to set aside any conflict I had with Brandi and put everything I had into winning for Team Infinity. I just hoped Brandi wouldn't steer us in a direction that would sink us. Plus, I figured Sig Hansen on a boat would be hard to beat.

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9 Things You Really Shouldn't Have Missed on The Celebrity Apprentice | Geraldo Rivera, Kate Gosselin, Vivica A. Fox

Celebrity Apprentice

9 Things You Really Shouldn't Have Missed on The Celebrity Apprentice

Originally posted 01/27/2015 07:30AM

Monday's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice had boats, awkward massages, anti-terrorist outbursts and, of course, two firings.

Our recap of the beautifully named "It's Like a Booze Cruise with Knowledge" follow. Let's keep it aboveboard, shall we?

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Joan Rivers Makes Posthumous Celebrity Apprentice Appearance | Donald Trump

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Joan Rivers Makes Posthumous Celebrity Apprentice Appearance

Originally posted 01/20/2015 12:30PM

Joan Rivers made one of her final television appearances on Monday's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice.

It was a surprisingly subdued appearance for Rivers, who won her season of the reality competition in 2009. Known for her quick wit and sharp tongue, Rivers spent most of the episode's first hour – during which she served as a guest in Donald Trump's famed boardroom – on the sidelines as the teams scrabbled to pull together a mobile shoe boutique.

Monday's episode marks the first of multiple appearances, with another set for February, that Rivers filmed for the show before her sudden death in September at the age of 81.

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Ian Ziering Blogs About the Celebrity Apprentice Decision That 'Could Have Been a Big Mistake' | Ian Ziering

Celebrity Apprentice

Ian Ziering Blogs About the Celebrity Apprentice Decision That 'Could Have Been a Big Mistake'

Originally posted 01/20/2015 11:55AM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge one his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

If the Shoe Fits...

Our sixth project was to build a step van into a mobile shoe display for the Ivanka Trump shoe collection currently sold at Nordstrom department stores. Kenya Moore was our project manager, and she was well-suited for the task. This girl knows shoes! Every day she wore a killer set of dogs that demanded attention.

Kenya knew what she wanted and was very good at doling out responsibility. We had to furnish the van, shop furniture rental stores for displays, come up with slogans and put together graphic art. I was able to locate an event planner who was instrumental in getting me a huge video screen to display all the shoes I photographed as well as set up a link to the embedded screen that was visible on the outside of the truck. Team Infinity worked very well together.

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What Kate Gosselin Is Looking for in a Man

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Kate Gosselin: My Kids Want Me to Get Married Again

Originally posted 01/15/2015 06:10PM

More than five years since her divorce from Jon, Kate Gosselin says she would like to remarry – and her children want their mom to walk down the aisle again, too.

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