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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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Kate Gosselin, Kevin Jonas and 2 Real Housewives Join Celebrity Apprentice

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Kate Gosselin, Kevin Jonas and 2 Real Housewives Join Celebrity Apprentice

Originally posted 11/04/2014 11:15AM

Eager to hear someone say, "Kate Gosselin, you're fired?" You may just get your chance!

The infamous mother of eight will join the cast of Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning to NBC on Jan. 4 before settling into its regular time slot on Mondays. The late Joan Rivers is also set to appear in two of the upcoming episodes. Since she won the second season, she will return as an advisor, as will Piers Morgan, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins.

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Leeza Gibbons: I Count My Blessings – Not My Stretch Marks

Leeza Gibbons: I Count My Blessings – Not My Stretch Marks

Originally posted 02/06/2013 07:30PM

When TV personality Leeza Gibbons married Steven Fenton in 2011, she joked that she was finally embracing "my inner cougar" – on their first date he was 38 and she was 51.

Now approaching their two-year anniversary in April, Gibbons has given a little more thought to the dynamics of their relationship and concludes that "the term cougar has so much energy around it that doesn't really fit."

"We laugh about it all the time," Gibbons, now 55, tells PEOPLE. (Fenton is a longtime talent manager and former president of the Board of Education in Beverly Hills.) "I always joke that emotionally and with regard to maturity, he's much older than I am."

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Leeza Gibbons Gets Married

Leeza Gibbons Gets Married

Originally posted 04/22/2011 10:00AM

Leeza Gibbons has some big news, but the TV personality has been keeping it all in the family – until now.

Gibbons, 54, quietly wed Steven Fenton, 41, at midnight Wednesday on the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, where they had their first date. The only guests at the intimate, candle-lit ceremony – which took place before a roaring fire, with white roses from the couple's Beverly Hills home – were the bride's three children: Lexi, 21, Troy 19, and Nathan, 13.

"We are living the fairy tale," Gibbons tells PEOPLE exclusively. "We have so much respect for each other and grow stronger together … always so grateful to have been given another chance at love."

Adds Fenton: "Leeza is the most kind person I have ever known. It's that compassion that I see every day in her children. My life is now complete."

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Leeza Gibbons Is Engaged

Leeza Gibbons Is Engaged

Originally posted 11/16/2010 08:55AM

Leeza Gibbons has been keeping a secret.

The former talk show host and her beau of two years, Steven Fenton, got engaged in June, she reveals to PEOPLE exclusively.

Fenton, 40, asked Gibbons, 53, to marry him on the lawn of their new home in L.A. before they moved in. "He was on one knee and I was on Cloud 9!" Gibbons says. "I have a ring but we decided that I won't wear it until we have a private exchange of vows."

Gibbons began dating Fenton, who is President of the Beverly Hills Board of Education, after being set up on a blind date two years ago. "In the beginning, the age thing tripped me up for a minute," she says. "I believe in love and I always held onto the belief that I would find it again but I didn't think it would come in the form of Steven."

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Leeza Gibbons Mourns the Death of Her Mother

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Leeza Gibbons Mourns the Death of Her Mother

Originally posted 05/28/2008 08:50AM

Leeza Gibbons is mourning the death of her mother Gloria Jean, who passed away May 22 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. She was 72.

"My mom was emancipated recently from the prison of confusion that has kept her hostage for a decade," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant wrote on her Web site. "Gloria Jean Dyson Gibbons left a legacy of love and change that is powerful and beautiful."

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Leeza Gibbons Off Dancing with the Stars | Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons Off Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 04/11/2007 07:50AM

Despite her winning attitude throughout the show, Leeza Gibbons is the latest Dancing with the Stars contestant to pack up her body glitter and go home after performing a paso doble with partner Tony Dovolani that judge Len Goodman called "dull, dull, dull."

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Leeza Gibbons and Her Husband Split Up | Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons and Her Husband Split Up

Originally posted 02/10/2005 03:00PM

The husband of TV personality and producer Leeza Gibbons has filed for a legal separation from his wife after 14 years of marriage.

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