Soon after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Fox Corp. explored acquiring rights to The Apprentice, the competition show that Donald Trump hosted on NBC before he became president, according to court filings from Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation suit against Fox News and Fox Corp. Rupert Murdoch, Fox’s chair, and his son Lachlan Murdoch, the company’s executive chair and chief executive, discussed acquiring the show in November 2020, according to court documents released this week.
As he begins his final weeks in office, amid a winter surge in coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump has mentioned to confidants that he’s thinking about resurrecting The Apprentice or The Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, two people with direct knowledge of the situation, and another person close to the president, tell The Daily Beast.
Following revelations about the outsized role The Apprentice played in Trump’s reinvention, The Hollywood Reporter talked to former NBC insiders who provide new detail on his brazen demands (including large donations to his ill-fated foundation) and the way the network enabled him: “We had to build all kinds of systems to make sure the show stayed on the rails.”
Tax records show that The Apprentice rescued Donald J. Trump, bringing him new sources of cash and a myth that would propel him to the White House.
With The Apprentice, the TV producer mythologized Trump — then a floundering D-lister — as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency.
Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation have issued subpoenas to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding any footage shot during the production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs” or “makes remarks concerning race, nationality and/or ethnic background.”
Sexual harassment allegations against President Donald Trump dating back to his days hosting the reality TV show The Apprentice will be raised in a New York courtroom this afternoon, where a judge will hear arguments on a motion to dismiss a suit brought by a former contestant who says Trump groped her a decade ago.
A former producer on The Apprentice has said President Donald Trump made “unfathomably despicable” racist comments while on the set of the show. The news about the remarks was disclosed by Bill Pruitt on NPR’s Embedded podcast released Wednesday. The comments, he said, were allegedly captured on videos that “are somewhere, in some warehouse.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who […]
The company said contractual obligations prevent it from making public any unaired, archived material from The Apprentice, which MGM acquired last December when it purchased Mark Burnett Productions.
Pressure continues to mount on Mark Burnett to release potentially embarrassing outtakes of Donald Trump from his 11 years as the star of NBC’s The Apprentice. On Tuesday, attorney Gloria Allred and representatives from several women’s advocacy groups tried to deliver an open letter to Burnett at MGM’s offices in Beverly Hills, but security guards wouldn’t let them in the building.
In his years on NBC’s The Apprentice, Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to more than 20 people — former crew members, editors and contestants. They recounted crass behavior by Trump behind the scenes of the long-running hit show, in which aspiring capitalists were given tasks to perform as they competed for jobs working for him.
With its glamour and famous catchphrase — “You’re fired” — The Apprentice, which debuted in 2004, was the ultimate showcase for Donald Trump’s self-styled image as a power-wielding mogul. But it also served as a prequel of sorts for his improbable next act as a presidential nominee, who next week will return to prime time as the ringmaster of the Republican National Convention.
Donald Trump’s journey to becoming the Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination began in earnest on Jan. 8, 2004 — the night The Apprentice premiered on NBC.
From a First Amendment perspective, the Equal Time Rule is very much like the repealed Fairness Doctrine. It strips away broadcasters’ editorial discretion, forcing them to take people off the air they would rather not and putting people on the air they otherwise might not. And it’s discriminatory. It applies only to broadcasters. Let’s get rid of it.
A decision by real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donard Trump to declare his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president next month could disrupt the NBC’s plans to broadcast future seasons of his show, The Apprentice, because of concerns that other candidates could request equal airtime under the law.