It’s no secret that I have a rather low threshold for Rich Kids, especially Celebrity Rich Kids, who don’t get their elbows particularly dirty building up their resumes like the rest of us. A few months ago, I wrote a post grousing about how Ivanka Trump wrote a business advice book called The Trump Card; I found this super-obnoxious considering her life couldn’t be more different than those of the regular folks reading her book. Ivanka even admitted on “The View” that Anna Wintour offered her a job at Vogue upon graduation.
Last night Ivanka appeared with her dad, Donald, on “Celebrity Apprentice.” And I had the realization that I’d be eminently less annoyed with Ivanka if she undid some of her father’s damage. I’d like her to start with the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions. Keep reading »
Donald Trump isn’t so good at keeping secrets. The cast for “Celebrity Apprentice 3″ is supposed to be under wraps, but paparazzi photographers totally caught these famous business wannabees walking down New York’s 15th Street shooting the opening credits. And, uh, I never thought I would say this, but I can’t wait for the premiere. This season’s cast is amazing—like “Dancing with the Stars” caliber. Cyndi Lauper, Rod Blagojevich, Bret Michaels, Sinbad, Sharon Osbourne, chef Curtis Stone and baseball legend Daryl Strawberry—it’s way more surreal than “The Surreal Life.” And we just heard that, until an hour ago, Cyndi and Sharon were waiting tables at the Burger Heaven on 63rd Street, where they’d created the day’s menu. Meanwhile Bret and Curtis were doing the same at the franchise on 53rd, and maybe charging $100 for a platter? Ooh. Ooh. I know what should happen. Maybe Bret and Cyndi will hook up “Rock of Love” style? That’d be really sweet. [NY Post, Midtown Lunch] Keep reading »
Okay, so names have always been a touchy subject in our society. Do you call someone Black or African-American? He-she or Transgender? Disabled or Physically Challenged? But when did midget become a disputed term? Apparently after an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” aired. In it, contestants came up with a soap called, “Jesse James and the Midgets.” It sounded funny, but vertically-deficient folks were not laughing. Instead, they started calling the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, in droves to have the word banned from television. So far the FCC has yet to issue a statement of action. [In the meantime, FYI: It's Little People. -- Editor] Should the FCC comply? Did you even know the M-word was considered offensive?  Keep reading »
“Celebrity Apprentice” winner Joan Rivers claws her way to
the top “Live with Regis & Kelly.” Which is more plastic: her face, her personality, or her jewelry? [NYC, 5/11/09] Keep reading »
Earlier this week, we told you VH1 is casting Atlanta’s hottest men who want a piece of TLC’s Chilli. Well, now it seems the former members of the Grammy Award-winning group are really hard up for cash because T-Boz, whose real name is Tionne Watkins, is selling off her belongings. We came across this ad on Craiglist, which unequivocally states that T-Boz’s designer fashions, furnishings, antiques and, even, holiday decorations are up for grabs. Keep reading »