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Originally posted 01/21/2011 05:40PM
Donald Trump has always had confidence in his daughter Ivanka, relying on her during The Celebrity Apprentice and in the boardroom.
Now that Ivanka, 29, is expecting a child with husband Jared Kushner, Trump says he's sure she'll make the perfect mom.
"I know Ivanka and Jared will be great parents," Donald Trump tells PEOPLE. "They're a wonderful couple."
Adds Trump, already grandfather to son Donald Jr.'s kids Kai and Donnie III: "They are thrilled to be starting a family. I am very happy for them."
Originally posted 11/02/2010 11:00AM
Charlie Sheen has a new job offer.
"I'd hire him in a minute," Donald Trump told PEOPLE about having the actor as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
Trump, who attended the Accessories Council 2010 Ace Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York on Monday, had a cameo role alongside Sheen in the movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
"He's a good man, I know him," Trump added. "He's going through a difficulty."
Originally posted 09/27/2010 10:50AM
They might not be dangerous, but they're armed.
Seeking an added layer of protection, more high-profile celebrities are seeking permits to carry guns in New York City, according to New York's Daily News.
Among the big names licensed to pack heat: Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright, and Martha Stewart's daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart.
Originally posted 04/06/2010 09:30AM
Even worse than messing with The Donald? Stalking his daughter.
"He’s got really big problems, and the things he wrote and said were really terrible and at the worst level, where the police said they’ve never seen anything quite as bad," Donald Trump told PEOPLE at Monday's 8th Annual Dressed to Kilt Charity Fashion Show at New York's M2 Ultra Lounge in New York. The concerned father described the the extreme behavior of his daughter Ivanka's stalker, Justin Massler, and assured PEOPLE that the family is dealing with the crisis: "He's a really sick guy ... So, we’re handling it!"
Last week, a New York judge ordered Massler to stay away from Ivanka and her family before releasing him on $10,000 bail. Massler was arraigned on misdemeanor stalking and harassment charges after he was arrested in Nevada on a New York warrant.
Originally posted 02/08/2010 01:50PM
Although Donald Trump has spent several weekends alone at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. this season, he denies any marital problems exist between him and his wife Melania.
"This is so ridiculous," Trump, 63, tells PEOPLE. "There was a report in the Palm Beach Daily News that Melania and I are having problems, and it is 100-percent false, as I told them."
"The truth is," he says, "our 5-year-old son Barron is in school [in New York] on Fridays until 5 p.m. and we don't want to take him out to fly down to Palm Beach. So I have come alone. I left really early this past weekend because of the snowstorms."
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
Carrie Prejean says she was never informed of appearances she was supposed to make in her official capacity as Miss California USA, and, as a result, she should not have been fired for not making them, the ousted beauty queen told Matt Lauer on Friday's Today show. "It is a set-up" is how she described her dismissal.
Appearing visibly miffed but well-prepared in what she had to say, Prejean, who was stripped of her title Wednesday, insisted that she did not violate her contract with the pageant organization and, in fact, had to place calls herself offering to appear at hospitals and the Special Olympics, because the organization hadn't booked a schedule for her.
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---."
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