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Originally posted 05/21/2012 10:00AM
The comedian and the crooner – Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken – squared off for the title of Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night, seeking to be Donald Trump's latest favored protégé.
The task at hand was to create a celebrity variety show and a 30-second public-service announcement for their respective charities.
In a close race, Hall, 56, ended up winning after producing a comedy show with his team of Adam Corolla, Lisa Lampanelli, Paul Teutel Sr. and Teresa Giudice. Aiken, 33, chose a carnival theme with his team of Penn Jillette, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider and Aubrey O'Day.
Originally posted 01/04/2012 09:45AM
Would Teresa Giudice have the guts to flip a table on Victoria Gotti? Can supermodel Cheryl Tiegs outlast former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, who is four decades her junior? Who'll face the music first – Clay Aiken or Debbie Gibson?
Those are just a few of the mouth-watering matchups expected on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, premiering Feb. 12 on NBC. PEOPLE confirmed several of the contestants back in October, but the cast was officially revealed Wednesday.
"I just think we have a major group of celebrities, and we have a very iconic group," says the show's host, Donald Trump. "This is the best cast we've ever had, the biggest cast, and it's going to be special."
Originally posted 08/19/2011 09:15AM
Not to be outdone by Will Smith and Ashton Kutcher's over-the-top trailers, Donald Trump has unveiled his lavish new private jet.
In a YouTube video, Trump's assistant Amanda Miller (whom you may recognize from Celebrity Apprentice) gives viewers a tour of the custom-designed 757.
The plane comes equipped with a dining room, main lounge, VIP area, guest bedroom, as well as Trump's personal master bedroom and bathroom. Rolls Royce engines power the jet, which holds 43 passengers.
Originally posted 08/07/2011 07:00PM
While handbag designer Vanessa Trump and her husband, Celebrity Apprentice advisor Donald Trump Jr., await the arrival of their new son in eight weeks, their two children are already getting to know their cousin – Ivanka Trump's baby with husband Jared Kushner, Arabella Rose, who was born July 17.
"My daughter and son have both seen her. I'm very happy about that, because it's good practice, to see how they'll be when I have the baby in two months." Vanessa told PEOPLE this weekend at East Hampton's Blue & Cream store during a trunk show for La Poshett, a python-patterned handbag line that she designs with her mother and sister.
Originally posted 06/19/2011 11:40PM
Alyssa Campanella, an outgoing auburn-haired beauty from California, bested 50 other women to win the 2011 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
In the 60th anniversary of the Donald Trump-owned pageant, Campanella, 21, of Los Angeles, dazzled judges with her poise and looks and didn't miss a beat when thrown a potentially tough question.
When asked if marijuana should be legalized, she said that medical marijuana should be legal, but otherwise banned.
Originally posted 05/23/2011 07:30AM
After a tumultuous season of rivalries on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, John Rich and Marlee Matlin proved a harmonious final pairing.
Just before the final decision was announced on Sunday night – the final challenge had involved promoting a brand of soda – the pair performed a song, "For the Kids," which Rich sang and Matlin, who is deaf, signed.
Then came the moment of truth.
Stop reading here if you do not wish to know.
Originally posted 05/22/2011 06:00AM
Perhaps surprisingly, the two calmest of this season's contestants – Marlee Matlin and John Rich – ended up making it to the finale of Celebrity Apprentice, which will air on NBC Sunday night.
Unlike others who went before them, the Oscar-winning Matlin, 45, and country music's Rich, 37, never locked horns with others, as did Meat Loaf with Gary Busey, and Star Jones with NeNe Leakes.
Not that there isn't some sense of rivalry between the two finalists. "We are friends but we are still competing," Rich tells PEOPLE. "We still have to go before [judge Donald]Trump and America. I want the quarter million [dollars for charity], and I want it bad."
Originally posted 05/16/2011 01:40PM
He's sure he'd get the job, but Donald Trump is withdrawing his application.
"I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to," he told reporters Monday in New York while promoting his show The Apprentice.
Trump, 64, was among several potential Republican candidates for president in 2012 election and made headlines most recently when he raised questions about where President Obama was born.
Originally posted 05/11/2011 08:25AM
NeNe Leakes never had second thoughts about quitting Celebrity Apprentice. It all just got to be too much, she says.
"I don't regret it. I felt very good about it. I always do what my gut tells me to do," the Real Housewives of Atlanta star says in an interview airing Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
She adds: "I'm a grown woman, and nobody makes decisions for me. I make my own decisions. It was a toxic situation for me."
Originally posted 03/14/2011 04:00PM
Celebrity Apprentice contestant Richard Hatch turned himself into U.S. marshals on Monday to begin a nine-month prison sentence, according to The Providence Journal.
But Hatch, who is serving time for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize from the first season of Survivor, has someone on the outside who may be willing to help him.
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