09:50 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/20/2009 12:45PM
Ivanka Trump's fiancé Jared Kushner took a chance when he asked Donald Trump – whose favorite phrase seems to be "You're Fired!" – for his daughter's hand in marriage.
But the old-fashioned move paid off.
"He actually did," Donald Trump told PEOPLE Thursday when asked if Kushner had requested his permission to marry Ivanka before he proposed to her. "I thought it was adorable."
"He's just a sweetheart," Trump added of his future son-in-law while at the Museum of Modern Art for the premiere of The September Issue, a documentary about the making of the 2007 September issue of Vogue magazine.
Originally posted 07/16/2009 03:45PM
The Donald has a new venture: father of the bride.
PEOPLE confirms that Trump's daughter Ivanka, 27, is engaged to the New York Observer's publisher, Jared Kushner.
"I got engaged last night," Ivanka Tweeted on Thursday. "Truly the happiest day of my life!!!"
Originally posted 06/12/2009 08:40AM
Originally posted 06/11/2009 08:25AM
Learning she was stripped of her title, former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean blames the issue of same-sex marriage – and her opposition to it – for her ouster.
"None of this would be happening right now if I just said, 'Yeah, gays should get married. You're right, Perez Hilton.' " Prejean, 22, told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush after he'd informed Prejean live on his radio show that she'd been dethroned. "That's the first that I've heard of it, Billy," she responded.
During the pageant in April, judge Hilton asked Prejean her opinion of gay marriage. She replied that it is her belief marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman – a response that sparked controversy, especially when her strong anti-gay-marriage activism was revealed, as were topless photos from her past and the news that she had undergone breast enhancements.
Still, last month Miss USA co-owner Donald Trump announced Prejean could keep her crown. That changed Wednesday.
Originally posted 06/10/2009 05:25PM
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has been stripped of her title for violating her contract and "unwillingness to make appearances on behalf" of the organization, pageant officials announced Wednesday.
"I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with the Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to do so," Donald Trump, who owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe organizations, said in a statement. "Unfortunately it just doesn't look like it is going to happen."
Trump later told TMZ: "To me she was the sweetest thing. Everyone else, she treated like s---."
Originally posted 05/12/2009 12:00PM
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean will keep her title – despite controversies surrounding her, including her views on same-sex marriage and some semi-nude photos, Donald Trump has decided.
"She gave a very honest answer when asked a tough question," Trump, a co-owner of the pageant, said Tuesday at a New York press conference with Prejean sitting at his side, reports the Los Angeles Times. "It was the same answer the president of the United States gave ... She has to be commended."
Originally posted 12/18/2008 03:30PM
Even Donald Trump regifts – that holiday tradition of taking an undesirable present given to you, re-wrapping it and passing it on to someone else – his son, Donald Trump Jr., tells Page Six Magazine for Sunday.
"Look, I've been re-gifted presents that I've given my family," says the real-estate scion, 30. "You know, they're like, 'Oh, great, thanks!' and then you end up getting it back the next year.
"It's like, 'You know I gave you this to you last year, right?' And they're like, 'No, it's a different one!' "
Originally posted 11/11/2008 08:30AM
Donald Trump doesn't just have the golden touch for business – he also has a heart of gold.
The real-estate mogul has been housing Jennifer Hudson and some of her relatives at the Trump International Hotel & Tower free of charge.
"She's a great girl. And we're protecting them well," Trump told PEOPLE at a benefit honoring Australia director Baz Luhrman at the Museum of Modern Art Monday night. "They are very safe."
Hudson has been seeking refuge at the Trump holding since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in Chicago on Oct. 24.
Trump's largesse was first reported by E! Online.
– Jeffrey Slonim
Originally posted 09/12/2008 03:30PM
The burning question is, will Matt Lauer still be speaking to them in the morning?
Lauer, 50, is slated to be the victim – that is, "honoree" – when the Friars Club gathers at the New York Hilton Oct. 24 and rakes the Today host over the coals, humorously, at its annual celebrity roast – an event noteworthy for wildly uncensored remarks at the expense of the guest of honor.
Among those scheduled to appear at the by-invitation-only, not-for-broadcast event include Lauer's predecessor Bryant Gumbel, his former sidekick Katie Couric and the current one, Meredith Vieira – as well as his across-the-channel rival, Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer.
Originally posted 08/15/2008 09:20AM
Looks like financially beleaguered Ed McMahon will have a new landlord: Donald Trump.
The tycoon says he will save the veteran television personality's Beverly Hills mansion from foreclosure by buying it – and leasing it back to the octogenarian.
Trump, who does not know McMahon personally, said it "would be an honor" to help out the man who spent three decades as Johnny Carson's sidekick on The Tonight Show. "When I was at the Wharton School of Business I'd watch him every night."
McMahon, 85, bought the six-bedroom house in January 1990. Down from a peak price of $7 million, the property was listed at a bargain $4.6 million last weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Paperwork on the sale has not been completed, but McMahon was "very optimistic" the deal would go through, his spokesman told the Associated Press.
– Caris Davis
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