Spike TV And Trigger Street Developing Event Series About Steve Wynn/Donald Trump Feud

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The War at the Shore coverEXCLUSIVE: One of the most famous personal feuds in the business world — between flamboyant developers Donald Trump and Steve Wynn — is the subject of The War At The Shore, an event series in … Read More »

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Donald Trump Tells ‘Fox & Friends’ He’s Mulling Run For NY Governor

By | Monday December 16, 2013 @ 7:17am PST

NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice star Donald Trump, America’s greatest living political tease, donaldtrumpappeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends this morning to say, “I’ll make a decision at some time pretty soon” in re whether he will run for governor of New York. That news comes a couple weeks after a group of GOP politicos met with Trump to discuss the possibility of his taking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo next year. In press reports before the meeting, Trump’s EVP Michael Cohen had said Trump had already stated on several occasions that he’s not interested in running for governor of New York. After the meeting, Cohen told Daily News “We had a very interesting meeting and Mr. Trump has agreed to meet with them again at a later date.”

For years now Trump has been savvily mulling a race for governor or POTUS, generating pots of publicity for his various businesses, including the business of co-owning/starring in Celebrity Apprentice and Miss Universe Pageant – both on NBC.  “I will not be running for president — See you for a great season!” Trump famously announced in May 2011, turning NBC’s unveiling of its new primetime schedule into a political news conference and demoting NBC’s pitch to advertisers about new dramas The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect and Grimm, and comedies Up All Night, Free Agents and Whitney to BTW status in media coverage of the presentation. Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Casting In Anticipation Of Renewal

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 2:26pm PDT
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It is going down to the wire for NBC‘s veteran reality show The Celebrity Apprentice, which was not renewed or cancelled last May and is yet to get official word on its fate. According to NBC, … Read More »

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Donald Trump Makes Morning Rounds As NBC Mum On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 9:04am PDT

Donald Trump today flooded the morning infotainment zone to talk about the lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General re Trump University. The lawsuit could not have come at a better time for Trump, what with NBC having not … Read More »

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Donald Trump’s FundAnything Hires Producer Brad Wyman, Aims To “Celebritize” Crowdfunding

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 5:22pm PDT

FundAnything, backed by Donald Trump and founded by Bill Zanker, has been on the crowdsourcing scene for a month now but aims to set itself apart from IndieGoGo and Kickstarter with the power of celebrity. The neophyte crowdfunding site has tapped veteran producer Brad Wyman (Monster, Barb Wire) as its CCO – that’s Chief Crowdfunding Officer – and head of Film/Video/Web in charge of developing fundraising projects and building a worldwide sales team. Wyman most recently did a stint at rival crowdfunder IndieGoGo and will look to help nurture fundraising projects and invest FundAnything’s own seed money to help select projects meet their full or partial funding goals. FundAnything is open to projects that span film, television, webseries, and other types of projects including music, gaming, and nonprofit, but unlike other crowdsourcing competitors is actively looking for celebrity-fronted campaigns. “We’re looking to celebritize crowdfunding,” Zanker tells me of FundAnything’s emphasis on campaigns by celebrities, a la Zach Braff‘s recent $3M Kickstarter success. “Anybody that has a fan base is a celebrity – Youtube celebrities, business celebrities.” Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Renewed, Donald Trump Says

By | Sunday May 12, 2013 @ 4:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s official 2013-14 schedule issued just two hours ago announced Celebrity Apprentice as being still on the bubble and not renewed for next season. Not according to star Donald Trump. “I AM PLEASED Read More »

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Donald Trump Pulls Plug On $5M Bill Maher Lawsuit

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 3:31pm PDT

Well, it’s April 1st and we have our fool. After all his huffing and puffing, Donald Trump has unsurprisingly withdrawn his $5 million lawsuit against Bill Maher. The Celebrity Apprentice host had his lawyers file the request for dismissal with prejudice in LA Superior Court on March 29. Trump, whose NBC show hit a season low last night, first filed the breach of contract suit back in early February against the HBO host. He said that Maher broke a written promise that he’d give $5 million to the charities of Trump’s choice if The Donald could prove he wasn’t “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

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Bill Maher On Donald Trump Lawsuit: “Suck It Up” – Video

By | Saturday February 9, 2013 @ 6:27pm PST

To remind you, Bill Maher told Jay Leno he’d give $5 million to the charities of Donald Trump’s choice if the Celebrity Apprentice host could prove he wasn’t “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan”. In the breach of contract lawsuit (… Read More »

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Donald Trump Acts Like Horse’s Ass Again

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 4:59pm PST

Talk about stupid lawsuits. Donald Trump has actually sued talk-show host and (fellow?) comedian Bill Maher to pay up on a joke bet Maher offered last month on The Tonight Show. Mocking Trump’s similar offer asking President Obama to … Read More »

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Bob Greenblatt: NBC May Act On ‘Apprentice’ Star Donald Trump If He “Says Or Does Things That Cross The Line”: TCA

By | Sunday January 6, 2013 @ 11:35am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Apprentice star Donald Trump was a constant lighting rod for controversy during the recent presidential campaign with his birther obsession and outrageous comments and Twitter rants against everyone from President Obama and the GOP to Rosie O’Donnell. … Read More »

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Trump Talks To Letterman About His Offer To Obama: Video

By | Thursday October 25, 2012 @ 6:20pm PDT

Donald Trump explains to David Letterman his $5 million charitable challenge for President Obama to release his college records and his passport application:

And after the jump, watch Stephen Colbert’s report on Trump’s “October surprise” offer, with Colbert’s $1 million counter-offer to Trump. Plus a clip of Barbara Walters on The View, telling her friend Trump “You’re making a fool of yourself.”
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Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Walking Dead’, Donald Trump, Plus Camerimage, ‘The Taste’

By | Wednesday October 24, 2012 @ 1:45am PDT

‘The Walking Dead’s International Premiere Eats Competition
The highest-rated non-sports telecast among adults 18-49 on all of U.S. television this fall was the third season premiere of AMC’s zombie drama The Walking Dead. The international premieres weren’t too shabby either. Fox International Channels completed its weeklong rollout of the first episode of Season 3 with 8.5M viewers, up 20% on the Season 2 debut. The first episode of Season 3 premiered in 122 countries across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, defeating all cable competition in its time period with total viewers, and in some cases also beating its broadcast competition. Among some of the key markets that outpaced last season’s start are Peru (up 155%); Chile (up 133%) and Australia (up 44%). Across Fox in Latin America, the show was number 1 among all Pay TV channels in the 18-49 demo, delivering double or triple ratings compared to the previous 6 weeks’ primetime channel average. Other strong territories included the UK, Poland and Spain, where the premier outperformed Fox’s primetime average in the market by 712%.

Donald Trump Tries To Stop BBC Airing Doc
Lawyers for Donald Trump reached out to the BBC two days before it was set to air Anthony Baxter’s documentary You’ve Been Trumped about the real estate mogul’s alleged bullying of residents near his golf resort in Scotland. The attorneys were trying to stop Sunday night’s BBC Two broadcast, claiming it was highly defamatory, biased and misleading, according to The Guardian. The Trump organization threatened to complain directly to British regulator Ofcom if the screening went ahead. But the BBC showed the doc anyway to about 1.1M viewers. The letter from Trump’s reps had also asked for a right of reply at the end of the broadcast. Trump International Golf Links exec VP, Sarah Malone, told The Guardian: “We totally denounce the BBC for further abandoning its own editorial integrity by blatantly refusing us a right of reply at the end of the broadcast.” Picking up on the unfolding – and unrelated – turmoil at the BBC, she added, “It just goes to show that recent criticism of the BBC’s lack of sound editorial judgment to be correct.” In reply, the BBC issued a statement: “You’ve Been Trumped is an award-winning Read More »

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NBC To Air Miss Universe Live Dec. 19

By | Tuesday October 23, 2012 @ 10:25am PDT

The 61st Annual Miss Universe competition will air live December 19 from 8-10 PM ET on NBC with a Spanish-language simulcast set for Telemundo. The Las Vegas-set event will be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s … Read More »

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Donald Trump Fired President Obama In Never-Shown GOP Convention Video

By | Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 8:46am PDT

The GOP had to cancel the first day of its Republican National Convention last month due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac. With it went plans to show a Republican Party-produced video of Donald Trump sitting behind his desk The Apprentice-style and giving the business to a man … Read More »

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tangles With Donald Trump Over Obama’s Birth Place: Video

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 3:20pm PDT

What can you say about Donald Trump‘s refusal to accept that President Obama was born in Hawaii? Even though the president has released his birth certificate, The Donald dug in his heels in an interview with CNN‘s Wolf Blitzer.  ”If you’d report it accurately, you’d probably … Read More »

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Miss Universe 2013 About To Transgender?

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 3:27pm PDT

GLAAD announced today that the Miss Universe Organization is close to finalizing an official policy change that will allow women who are transgender to participate in its beauty competitions. It follows more than two weeks of discussions. The new rules still have to be approved by Donald Trump and NBC, who co-own the beauty contest. But let’s face it: this could make ratings soar. Final language on the changed rules is expected in the next few weeks as pageant season begins internationally for the competition. The announcement comes less than a week after Jenna Talackova, a 23-year old Canadian who had a sex change operation four years ago, initially had been disqualified from the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant after organizers learned that she had once been a he. Talackova’s public pleadings to Trump as well as media attention caused GLAAD to contact the the Miss Universe Organization on March 24th after the news broke. GLAAD called on the Miss Universe Organization to review Talackova’s case, as well as open the competition to transgender women.  Read More »

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Donald Trump Unveils New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Lineup

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 6:13am PST

Not so long ago Donald Trump probably hoped that he’d be talking today about his performance in last night’s Republican caucuses in Iowa. Instead he’s announcing the latest list of personalities who will join him on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice beginning … Read More »

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‘Apprentice’ Self-Promoter Donald Trump Exits As GOP Debate Moderator After Most Candidates Say ‘No’; Hints (Again) At Run

By | Tuesday December 13, 2011 @ 12:05pm PST

The Apprentice hack host Donald Trump grabbed still more publicity for himself today by announcing that he is pulling out as moderator of a planned debate between GOP presidential candidates that had been set for December 27 on ION Television. … Read More »

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Donald Trump To Moderate GOP Debate

By | Friday December 2, 2011 @ 2:46pm PST

Donald Trump has been tapped to moderate an upcoming Republican presidential candidate debate sponsored by online news site Newsmax and to be broadcast on ION Television. The debate, set for December 27 in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the final … Read More »

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