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Behind The Scenes Of Celebrity Apprentice Revealed

Donald Trumps ridiculous tweets on the US election day showed him to be a bit of a douche, and now Penn Jillette a magician who was on Celebrity Apprentice and has written a book that confirms this.

The book Everyday Is An Athiest Holiday talks about Penn’s time on the show, amongst other things, and this exerpt from it on Salon is well worth the read even if you are not a reality TV fan.

Here are some cracker lines from the article:

The secret truth of “The Celebrity Apprentice” is that it isn’t very hard. The tasks are nothing. Makeup starts just after 5 a.m. and the show goes to about 10 p.m., but you spend most of that time doing nothing. Anyone who isn’t in show business could accomplish everything the show called for and have time left over to do their laundry, cook their supper and post pictures of their animal companion on Facebook. “The Celebrity Apprentice” is easy like junior high is easy.

I think business is beautiful, but “The Celebrity Apprentice” has nothing to do with business. No actual business skills are tested. It’s not even a real game about fake business. I can tell you the rules of chess. I can’t tell you the rules to “The Celebrity Apprentice.” No one can tell you the rules of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” No one. Donald Trump just does what he wants, which is mostly pontificating to people who are sucking up to him, while the network people try to manipulate him into making the highest-rated show they can. Trump can’t be manipulated, so the show isn’t even fair in that way. Annie Duke, the poker genius, and “TCA” veteran, said to me, “It’s a pretend game, about pretend business, where you get pretend fired.”

When he was into his free-form rants in front of a captive audience, he would talk about articles written about him and defend himself against charges made, as far as I could tell, by random bloggers with a few hundred hits. Attacks that could have no impact on his life at all. It sounded like this cat was Googling himself, being bugged by what was written, and then defending himself to people who were trying to improve their careers by playing a TV game with him.

Interestingly enough Penn went back for more in Celebrity Apprentice All Stars…..

1 comment

1 Culinary Boner { 11.22.12 at 9:33 am }

Interesting but unsurprising read Raver.
I luvs Penn and Teller.
Can’t help but thinking that rather than Trump having to deal with the witty but bombastic Penn, Celeb Apprentice would have been so much better if Trump had to contend with directing his pontificating business-speak bullshit at Teller instead –
That would have made for comedy gold.