TV Review: ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

CHICAGO – Reality shows are comfort food to millions because they deliver
exactly what viewers expect. You know precisely what you’re getting out
of “Extreme Makeover: Home

Edition,” “Bridezillas,” or “The Bachelor”.
The names and faces may be different but the experience of each season
is essentially the same. The same goes for “The Celebrity Apprentice”
and if you garnered guilty pleasure thrills from last season, it’s hard
to believe that’s going to change this year.

As Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice
had begun to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it came to actually
talented applicants, producer Mark Burnett realized that it was time to
change the game and merge the concept with something
more like what was making VH1 millions with
their B- or C-list celebrity programs like “Rock of Love” or “The
Surreal Life”. It was an incredibly smart decision as anyone can tell
you that watching celebrities screw up for charity is far more
entertaining than watching no-name businessmen make baffling decisions
in the pursuit of fattening their own pocketbook.

By now, the formula is simple: Mix a few actual celebrities with a
few questionable ones and let Trump (and his children who are now
essentially co-hosts of the program) blend his odd mix of both
embarassing them and making them seem far more important than they
actually are. Stand-outs in past seasons included Joan Rivers, Melissa
Rivers, Dennis Rodman, Andrew Dice Clay, and Gene Simmons.

Melissa Rivers, Others to Appear on The Bold and the Beautiful

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

…The Bold and the Beautiful is seriously gearing up for its upcoming Forrester vs. Jackie M face off.

We’ve already reported that Morgan Fairchild is booked for an August episode.

Now, we can confirm that Melissa Rivers (pictured), Samantha Potter, Alan Thicke and Jim J. Bullock will all appear as part of the storyline. Are you psyched for a fashion face-off on The Bold and the Beautiful?…” ~ Read the entire news article here.

Fashion for life 2009 huge success in Hollywood

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Fashion flew down the white runways at Friendly House’s fundraiser aptly titled ‘Fashion for Life’ last Sunday at the California Apparel Mart. L.A. based fashion designer superstar DAVID MEISTER accepted the Vision Award for his contributions to Southern California style and excellence in red carpet fashion.

A-listers such as Melissa Rivers, Valerie Bertinelli, and Charlie Sheen came out to support and shop. The next event is a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton in October. Come support or donate to help save lives.

Celebrity Apprentice Renewed for Another Season

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

…The Peacock has renewed The Donald’s Celebrity Apprentice for another season to air in spring 2010. This will mark the show’s ninth cycle, the first six of which were not celebrity-based.

This season — which features Joan and Melissa Rivers, country musician Clint Black and poker player Annie Duke — NBC expanded the show’s running time to two hours per episode. The show has averaged 8.6 million viewers on a highly competitive Sunday night…” ~ Read the entire news article here.