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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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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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Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Joan Rivers Makes Her Final Appearance

Celebrity Apprentice

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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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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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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Sharknado 2 Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple (PHOTOS) | Ian Ziering

Sharknado 2 Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Originally posted 02/25/2014 03:15PM

After enduring several major snowstorms this winter, New York City is now facing a new severe weather alert – a hail of man-eating sharks!

Sharknado 2: The Second One shot on location in Times Square, and its star, Ian Ziering, treated onlookers Monday to a glimpse of his celebrated chainsaw skills. (In the first TV movie, Ziering, 49, memorably sawed himself out of a shark's belly.)

Although the first Sharknado was a ratings disappointment, it did prove to be a social-media hit, generating up to 5,000 Tweets a minute during the broadcast.

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Vivica A. Fox Is Engaged!

Vivica A. Fox Is Engaged!

Originally posted 01/04/2011 10:45AM

In true Cougar style, Vivica A. Fox is engaged to Atlanta club promoter Omar "Slim" White.

The actress, 46, who starred in the reality show, The Cougar, received an eight-karat diamond ring from White, 27, over the holidays.

"We did get engaged on Dec. 26," Fox tells PEOPLE. "And we are very happy!"

"She is over the moon – so excited, so in love," a source close to Fox tells PEOPLE. "She got the ring while they were staying at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, over the holidays."

Fox and White, who have been dating more than a year, spent two romantic nights at the oceanfront hotel where they dined, went to the gym and walked along the beach.

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Vivica A. Fox: 'I Haven't Found a Man I Want to Answer To'

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Vivica A. Fox: 'I Haven't Found a Man I Want to Answer To'

Originally posted 04/22/2009 10:00AM

For actress Vivica A. Fox, hosting the new reality series The Cougar isn't just a job – it's a way of life.

"I met a couple of people recently who sparked my interest," the Kill Bill star, 44, tells PEOPLE. "And yes, I am being a cougar! They are all much younger than me. I always tell them I am in my 40s up front. "

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Jessica Earns an Early Birthday Serenade from Tony Romo | Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Earns an Early Birthday Serenade from Tony Romo

Originally posted 07/09/2008 06:00AM

Jessica Simpson, getting a jumpstart on her 28th birthday celebration (actual birthday: July 10) during a night at the Key Club in West Hollywood with beau Tony Romo and pal Vivica A. Fox. At the club, Simpson got a treat when the NFL star belted out Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" as his old friends, Steel Panther (formerly known as Metal Skool) backed him up. (The band, who has regular gigs at the club, tossed the mic to Romo, who sang from the crowd.) And while Romo may not be known for his pipes, he isn't shy about singing. "He sings that one all the time," the club's night manager, Mark "Skip" Buccola, told us. And Romo and Simpson joined the same band onstage in January. Also in the audience: Matt Leinart, who hung in VIP with his friends. Meanwhile, before their night out in L.A., Simpson and Romo spent their holiday weekend in Destin Beach, Fla., where they hung out on the beach at the WaterColor Inn & Resort.

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Jessica Earns an Early Birthday Serenade from Tony Romo | Jessica Simpson

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 07/09/2008 06:00AM

• Jessica Simpson, getting a jumpstart on her 28th birthday celebration (actual birthday: July 10) at the Key Club in West Hollywood with beau Tony Romo and pal Vivica A. Fox. Simpson got a treat when the NFL star belted out Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" after his old friends Steel Panther – formerly known as the band Metal Skool, whom Simpson and Romo joined onstage in January – tossed him a mic. And while Romo may not be known for his pipes, he isn't shy about sharing them. "He sings that one all the time," the club's night manager, Mark "Skip" Buccola, told us. Also in the audience: Matt Leinart, who hung in VIP with his friends.

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