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Celebrity Apprentice has lowest premiere ever…are people sick of Donald Trump?

“NBC ran a repeat of “The Voice” at 7, followed by the season premiere of “Celebrity Apprentice” at 9, which posted a 2.8/7 in the demo — a 7 percent decline from last year’s premiere, and the lowest-rated “Celebrity Apprentice” premiere ever. The premiere drew 7.4 million total viewers.”*
Ratings are down for Celebrity Apprentice have people finally grown tired of The Donald? Donald Trump has always been an unabashed braggert, but recently he has become the self-anointed spokesperson for the birther movement. So he has made it impossible for me to watch any show that he is affliliated with. So I am glad to see people are tuning out. We live in a two party system and I respect that system, but when one starts promoting a dangerous fringe group that is when it is time to have a parting of the ways. This might not be the sole reason for the ratings drop, but I do believe it is in part and for that I am glad. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/20/idUS197400636320120220

Donald Trump’s Embrace of “Birtherism” makes it impossible for me to watch Celebrity Apprentice

This Sunday a new cycle of Celebrity Apprentice begins. I will not be watching and Donald Trump is the reason why. Donald Trump is a Republican and that is not the problem. The problem is Trump has embraced birtherism. He spent last year questioning the president’s citizenship and thusly questioning his right to be the president. I have no problem with an opponent questioning the president’s policies, but when you challenge the president’s right to occupy the Oval Office that is another thing. Trump gladly shared his views on NBC most notably as a frequent guest on the Today Show and he parlayed his position into a weekly spot on Fox and Friends. Trump has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. So I can vote with my remote and it will not be tuned into Celebrity apprentice.

What is Nene Leakes beef with Star Jones?

Nene Leakes and Star Jones will both be on  NBC show Celebrity Apprentice scheduled for March of this year. Over the last few weeks Nene Leakes, whose claim to fame is being on the Bravo show Real Housewives of Atlanta has appeared on various talks shows badmouthing Star Jones. On the Wendy Williams Show, Leakes said she “would not spit on Star Jones if she was on fire.” Finally, Jones has had enough of this foolishness and she has released the following statement,”I did Celebrity Apprentice to raise money and awareness for a charity [the American Heart Association] that has been instrumental in my life, not to see it reduced to a clichĂ© where black women attack one another for publicity’s sake…I haven’t commented on any of her comments in hopes that she would remember that we all participated in this show for charity and not as a vehicle to promote ourselves and such hatred. I was clearly wrong and I decided to finally respond.” You go Star, you are trying to take the high road and unfortunately that is a foreign path for the ultimate wannabee Nene Leakes.

Celebrity Apprentice or is it the Last landing for has Beens and launching pads for Wanna Bees?

Yesterday I saw the list of participants for the next cycle of NBC Celebrity Apprentice. Three names jumped out to me for very different reasons. Star Jones, Dionne Warwick and NeNe Leekes will be on the show. Star Jones was once a cohost on The View, she has also been a legal correspondent for various cable outlets and she is an attorney. Dionne Warwick is an accomplished singer and a multi Grammy award winner, and finally we have NeNe Leekes the star of the Bravo series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It is sad to see Jones and Warwick participating in this sham. They were real celebrities and at this point their stars have dimmed and they feel their appearances might help them reclaim some of the shine. On the other hand this kind of circus is tailor made for the likes of Leekes who is trying to broaden her brand. This is definitely not must see tv because the reality is it is just plain sad.