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'Celeb Apprentice' Richard Hatch Trump 'Slides Up' On Women ... And Melania Knows It

10/20/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Richard Hatch says he witnessed Donald Trump's lewd conduct with women repeatedly, and anyone claiming differently -- including his family -- is full of it.

Hatch, who famously won the first "Survivor" crown before working closely with Donald on 'Apprentice' ... says the boss made a habit of getting close to women as soon as they walked in the room. He adds ... Trump never took the hint either when they'd try to shake him.

Richard says he didn't witness the incident recently reported about Gary Busey allegedly groping a female staffer while Trump laughed. But he says he wouldn't be surprised if Donald and producers looked the other way, since they loved having his "crazy" on the show.

He also says Melania claiming others are "egging on" Trump's behavior ... is pure fantasy.

Marlee Matlin IF Trump's 'Retarded' Allegation is True ... My Vote Will Be My Revenge

10/14/2016 12:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1014-marlee-matlin-donald-trump-tmz-02Marlee Matlin is firing back at Donald Trump after seeing reports he allegedly referred to the deaf actress as "retarded" during her time on "Celebrity Apprentice."

Production staffers from the show claim Trump scribbled notes during board meetings, and according to The Daily Beast ... some included, "Marlee, is she retarded??" The report also said Trump would poke fun at Matlin's voice.

Matlin says, "The term is abhorrent and should never be used. The fact that we are talking about this during a very important moment in American history has upset me deeply." 

Sources close to Marlee tell TMZ the actress was unaware of the allegation, but added ... Marlee never felt Trump was against her during her time on the show. She finished in 2nd place.

Marlee, a staunch Clinton supporter, also says, "I have a voice. And I'm using that voice to make myself heard ... and vote."

Donald Trump Unaired 'Apprentice' Footage Can't Legally Be Released

10/9/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1009-donald-trump-the-apprentice-NBC-01There is mounting pressure on "Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett to release unaired video and audio of Donald Trump on "The Apprentice" ... but there are iron-clad confidentiality agreements that would make such release impossible ... plus Burnett doesn't own the video.

Bill Pruitt, a producer on Seasons 1 and 2, tweeted, "I assure you:  when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse.  #justthebeginning."

There are reports Burnett owns the rights to the footage, but he does not.  It's owned by MGM, and there are written agreements that would almost guarantee a lawsuit if the footage is released ... especially because it captures many people other than Trump.  

As for the "Access Hollywood" audio, we're told that was not released by the show ... it was leaked by someone who had access to the tapes.

Trump's replacement on "The Apprentice," Arnold Schwarzenegger, just announced he won't vote for Trump.

Others in Hollywood have been pushing to get at "The Apprentice" footage. "Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss is pushing for the release, telling TMZ it would provide "a real accurate look at who this man is."

Mark Burnett Sorry Donald ... I'm Set with Schwarzenegger

5/5/2016 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Burnett is a smart guy who knows all about a bird in the hand, which is why he's coyly telling our photog Arnold Schwarzenegger is the man for 'Celebrity Apprentice,' even if Donald Trump loses the election.

Mark was leaving Craig's in WeHo Wednesday, and without fully closing the door, he made it clear he's satisfied with Arnold. Word on the street is that Schwarzenegger's a great host, and the show's super entertaining.

He clearly harbors no ill will toward Trump, but was strangely silent about endorsing him.

Fact is ... this one ended up well for both Trump and Burnett.

Kyle Richards I'll Do 'Celebrity Apprentice' But I'm Goin' Home to My Man!!!

1/30/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Kyle Richards filmed her first day of 'Celebrity Apprentice' Friday, but unlike the other apprentices, she spent the night in the comfort of her own home.  

Sources connected to production tell TMZ, Kyle attached one string to her show contract ... she would not be confined to a hotel during the 30 days of filming. We're told she insisted on going home to studly hubby, Mauricio Umansky.

The caged contestants include Laila Ali, Brooke Burke, Lisa Leslie, Vince Neil, Snooki, Chael Sonnen and Porsha Williams. They're staying in a beachfront hotel while the show films in L.A. 

Our sources say Kyle will make appearances in the hotel room, so it may look like she's living there ... but she's not.

Arnold's not the only one with power.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter I'm Gonna Be Arnold's Apprentice!

1/28/2016 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0128-alia-group-celeb-app-tmz-getty-01Laila Ali vs. Snooki??? Yep. 

The cast of the new 'Celebrity Apprentice' has just been announced -- and it's packed with star athletes who will battle it out for Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval ... including 2 ex-NFL players. 

Among the jocks ... Ricky Williams,  Eric Dickerson, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie and ex-MMA star Chael Sonnen

The athletes will compete against reality stars like Snooki, Kyle Richards and Porsha Williams ... singers like Vince Neil and comics like Jon Lovitz.

Arnold will reportedly be joined by celeb advisers including Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, Warren Buffett ... and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer

Good luck! 

Motley Crue's Vince Neil I'm with Ahnald! Joins New 'Celebrity Apprentice'

1/26/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0125-vince-neil-arnold-schwarzenegger-tmz-01 Vince Neil is the first contestant to sign on for the new 'Celebrity Apprentice' with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the boss' chair ... TMZ has learned. 

Since NBC announced Schwarzenegger would replace Donald Trump -- the network has been gearing up for new contestants, and Vince jumped at the opportunity. 

The Motley Crue frontman just finished the band's 'Final Tour' on December 31 ... and is ready to transition to a reality TV star. 

No word on any other casting decisions. The show's set to debut in September.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Do I Say You're 'Fired,' 'Terminated,' 'What?'

9/15/2015 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a problem ... he's got way too many taglines for "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Arnold was practicing his intonations on Snapchat, and it seems he's missing something so obvious.

Hasta la vista, baby.

Donald Trump Face-to-Face with Replacement at Debate

9/14/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Mark Burnett is a genius ... not exactly news, but the timing of the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger will become the new host of 'Celebrity Apprentice' couldn't be better, because we've learned Arnold will be front and center at Wednesday's Republican debate. 


We're told the former California governor was always planning to attend the 2nd debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and the timing of the announcement is not accidental.

Our sources say there will be some contact between Donald and Arnold ... likely a handshake and a short conversation that will not be picked up on mic.   

'Celebrity Apprentice' Moving to Cahleeefornia!!!

9/14/2015 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Celebrity Apprentice" will be uprooted from New York City ... TMZ has learned the show will be shot in Arnold Schwarzenegger's stomping ground ... Los Angeles. 

It's a brilliant move for the show, and our sources say a lot is going to change. For starters, Arnold can attract bigger stars than ever before. A production source tells us, the show will be "a lot funnier and more fun" than before, "partly because of the contestants and partly because of Arnold.

We're also told although nothing's been decided, the show would love it if Arnold's son Patrick appears as well. The 21-year old has some business chops -- he owns two Blaze Pizza shops ... one at the Grove in L.A and the other by USC.

Arnold Schwarzenegger I'll Be Back as ... New Host of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

9/14/2015 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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9:45 A.M. PST -- Trump just congratulated Arnold, tweeting "He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity."  He added, "To all my fans, sorry I couldn't do The Apprentice any longer -- but equal time (presidential run) prohibits me from doing so.  Love!"update_grey_gray_barThey're gonna need bigger chairs in the boardroom -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking Donald Trump's seat as the boss on "The Celebrity Apprentice."

NBC announced Arnold's new gig on Monday morning, and says he'll start calling the shots on the show during the 2016-17 TV season.  

It's a pretty brilliant hire that checks off several boxes -- A-list celebrity, huge success in his chosen profession, already has a catchphrase ("Hasta la vista"), and don't forget ... he's an immigrant. As we first reported, NBC was considering hiring a minority for the role -- not that Austrian exactly fits that bill.

Also interesting ... they got a former politician to replace the guy who left to run for office.

Other people in the running reportedly included Magic Johnson, George Lopez, and Richard Branson.

Hulk Hogan WWE Owner Vince McMahon Is Raging Hypocrite He Hurled the N-Word, Too

7/25/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vince McMahon proudly hurled the n-word on national TV, which makes his decision to fire Hulk Hogan for the same offense outrageous ... so claims Hulk.

Vince was doing backstage color after a WWE event back in 2005, when he very deliberately used the n-word as he pranced away from John Cena. Even more shocking, he said it right smack in front of black wrestlers Booker T and Sharmell. 

Hulk is outraged Vince is acting so self-righteous, condemning him for spontaneously using the epithet in private when the wrestling boss used it in a premeditated way, on TV and for profit.

Several pro wrestlers like Virgil and George Foreman have to come to the Hulk's defense, as well as his daughter

But a WWE rep says everyone recognizes the 2005 segment "was an outlandish and satirical skit involving fictional characters, similar to that of many scripted television shows and movies.”

Translation: If it's okay for "The Wire" and "Django Unchained" ... it's okay for the WWE.

Donald Trump NBC Needs to Worry ... About 'Lying' Brian Williams

7/11/2015 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump must be fed up with getting bashed in the media ... because he lashed out with a pot shot of his own ... at his ex-biz partner NBC, and its embattled news anchor Brian Williams.

Trump fielded a lot of questions about his Mexican immigrants comments during a Friday news conference in L.A. -- but really went off when the subject of NBC dumping him came up ... Trump went for the jugular.

Check out the video ... we doubt the Donald and Williams will be sitting down for a campaign trail one-on-one after this.

We also asked Trump if proud Republican Caitlyn Jenner would have a role at the party's convention -- interesting response.

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