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Oh No – Is Donald Trump Still Going To Run For President?

Donald Trump this year ruled out standing as a Republican candidate for the US Presidency, however rumours are again going into overdrive that The Apprentice host may run.

The Daily Telegraph reports he has changed his political status from Republican to Independent, which means he could run for President with no party affiliation. Ross Perot was the last person to do this got a respectable 20 per cent of the vote, but it is highly unlikely that he will win.

However he won’t be able to start campaigning until May as he is filming the show up unti then.

December 25, 2011   1 Comment

The Donald May Be Running For President

The primaries for the Republican presidential candidate is shaping up to be a battle of the reality TV stars, Donald Trump and Sarah Palin.

Donald who has starred in numerous series of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice according to the SMH has said he will definitely be putting his hat in the ring.

The other high profile Republican potential candidate is Sarah Palin who had her reality show set in her home state of Alaska cancelled. Sarah Palin’s profile was continuing to rise with the Tea Party, however the shootings in Arizona this week will hopefully tarnish her, as she was behind a website which has guns marked on certain states on a website. I mean seriously what sane person does that?

Maybe Donald a more liberal New Yorker is trying to wrestle the Republican’s back from the far right . If you think that a reality star cannot become President, remember Ronald Reagan a B-grade actor made it.

January 10, 2011   10 Comments

The Apprentice – Guerilla Marketing Meltdown

Ok if you really wanted the video to go viral, why didn’t the boys just throw a bag of popcorn on Ivanka Trump as she walked out of Trump Tower.

Dave the unemployed sales rep is going to find it hard to get a job after The Apprentice as he comes across as a complete tool. And to be the alpha tool on a show which really is all about ego is a pretty big accomplishment.

But I fear his time on the show is limited due to him alienating  most of his team meates.

On the latest since David got sidelined to the dentist (a bagel split his tooth), the drama was happening on the ladies team.

Now as the series of The Apprentice have been going on the strategy has been to cover your ass before going into the boardroom. So if you are project manager you ensure there is someone you can scapegoat, by either giving them a task they are not suited to or sidelining them.

Or if you are a team member you start opposing everything the team leader in what they are doing or be passive aggressive so you can say in the board room that at the time you raised your concerns with the way the challenge was heading.

Tyana was was being passive on the challenge when she realised she was being lined up to be the scapegoat. And I do tend to agree if you are going to say “this is not guerilla marketing” over and over try and suggest an alternative.

But the project manager was a shocker she took total control and the was trying to lay blame on the three girls who had done the shopping. I would like to know what the other women who were on the task did.

Anyway Tyana was eliminated a tad unfairly, but then why should the project manager be fired whenever the the team loses?

Your thoughts? Who do you think Trump should have fired?

Here is an interview with Tyana where she says she did have an idea, and Mahas the project manager was kept because Tyana was not loud or crazy like she was.

November 11, 2010   5 Comments

The Apprentice – No Standout Candidates As Yet

I know it is unfashionable but I love Donald Trump he is just ballsy with a wicked sense of humour. In the latest edition of TV Week he proclaims he is good in bed, but then says maybe his wife wouldn’t think so, and he was certainly in a chipper mood in the board room this episode.

There are no standout candidates yet, it is just the usual selection of aggressive personalities and varying degrees of intelligence.

The challenge tonight was to be the team to sell the most icecream. Poppy was the girls project manager, and and Dave headed up the guy’s team.

I know Dave was a bit strange last week, but I thought he was OK in this task. He was amusing, and did some good strategic thinking. However I think he thinks he is more of an alpha male then he is.

I love the way Donald Jr tries to get the same facial expressions as his father, but I disagreed with him that the girls were losing sales opportunities by not harassing people going in and out of the subway station. People normally don’t want to be stopped when they are going somewhere.

I am sure both teams were told they had to be in a certain location in New York, and wear something to stand out. Maybe it helps create drama if the teams are in similar locations.

Stephanie was full on, I would have hated to work for her, as she is so aggressive, however Poppy threw Lisa under the bus as her weakest player.

Dave named Alex and James as his weakest players. Dave said James over thinks every item given to him. James was getting heat because he has no sale experience, but he did take them to Father Demo square on the first day where they made good sales.

The girls won making $1800 of profit, the guys only  made $1500.

Dave kept James and Alex into the boardroom with him. James was throwing Alex under the bus, whereas Dave was throwing both James and Alex to the wall.

In the end Alex was fired.

October 27, 2010   3 Comments

Celebrity Apprentice New Season’s Cast Looks Amazing

As only The Donald can do, he has put together a cracker cast for his new season, yet to be filmed show Celebrity Apprentice.

Nothing is official yet but check out the rumoured “celebs” who will be on the show. It is gold.

  • Detective La Toya Jackson
  • Mark McGrath
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Jose Canseco
  • Lil Jon
  • Star Jones
  • Gary Busey
  • Marlee Matlin
  • David Cassidy
  • Niki Taylor
  • Meat Loaf
  • Nene Leakes
  • Lisa Rinna
  • Richard Hatch: First winner of Survivor, tax cheater and the winner of Mr. Sweet Prison Nalgas ’08.
  • Hope Dworaczyk: Some trick.
  • John Rich: One half of the country duo Big & Rich.

Now go to Dlisted who will explain who these people are.

I am going to love watching Richard Hatch and see if he can rehabilitate himself on this show. And speaking of rehabilitation Gary Busey was last seen on Celebrity Rehab and he had more then a touch of the crazies about him.

The real people’s version of The Apprentice starts 20 October on Fox 8 at 8.30pm. The contestant’s on this season have all been affected by the recession in the USA.

October 19, 2010   8 Comments