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‘Apprentice’ Producer Denounces Trump but Won’t Release Possibly Damning Tapes


OCT. 13, 2016

A person familiar with Mr. Trump’s “Apprentice” contract, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe confidential terms, said M.G.M. would have to obtain Mr. Trump’s permission before releasing unaired footage of him from the show, part of a clause granting Mr. Trump control over the use of his name and likeness.

The clause in Mr. Trump’s contract is not unusual in reality television, and M.G.M. said on Wednesday that it intended to honor its agreements. Few Hollywood studios wish to be at the center of a fevered political dispute, and M.G.M.’s statement did not mention Mr. Trump by name.

Still, some critics have wondered if Mr. Burnett — whose other hits include “Survivor,” “Shark Tank” and “The Voice” — was simply trying to maintain cordial ties with Mr. Trump, who retains a financial interest in the “Apprentice” franchise and whose on-air skills have generated tens of millions of dollars for Mr. Burnett. (“The Celebrity Apprentice” returns in January on NBC with Arnold Schwarzenegger taking over as host.)

Entertainment lawyers interviewed this week wondered if Mr. Trump would have much of a legal case if “Apprentice” footage were released. The “name and likeness” clause is typically invoked if a celebrity’s image is used for profit — not as documentary evidence in a presidential campaign.


In a sign that Mr. Burnett was wary of the effect on his public image — particularly in his left-leaning entertainment milieu — his statement began with an emphatic phrase: “I am NOT pro-Trump.”


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Oct 14, 2016, 03:42 AM (4 replies)

What the electoral map would look like if just women were allowed to vote

According to Nate Silver at www.fivethirtyeight.com



"Paybacks are a b****"
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 11:59 PM (7 replies)

The new Trump/Pence logo

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Oct 11, 2016, 10:23 PM (0 replies)

The first off-camera leak from 'The Apprentice' drops


The Republican nominee was hypercritical of one up-and-coming singer’s skin.

10/10/2016 02:32 pm ET

Sam Stein
Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post
Dana Liebelson
Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

Yet The Huffington Post was able to obtain and authenticate one transcript of an episode from the show’s ninth season. The material isn’t as jaw-dropping as Trump’s 2005 hot mic moment, but it does further illustrate the Republican presidential nominee’s obsession with women’s looks ― a trait that has drawn even more scrutiny since Trump’s boasts that his fame allowed him to grope women have become public. (Trump has denied doing this.)

The episode, titled “Beauty and Brains,” aired in 2010. Contestants were tasked with making over a country music star before presenting them to three music industry insiders. They improved the star’s interviewing skills, produced promotional packets and helped them prepare for live radio shows and performances.

One team managed Emily West, a budding musician who later appeared on “America’s Got Talent.” The other managed Luke Bryan, a country singer and songwriter who has gone on to notable success.

During the boardroom session that decided which team did the better job transforming its artist, Trump turned the conversation sharply ― and at times, uncomfortably ― to West’s physical appearance, specifically her skin.

“I assume you’re gonna leave this off, don’t put this shit on the show, you know. But her skin, her skin sucks, okay?” he says, according to the transcript. “I mean her skin, she needs some serious fuckin’ dermatology.”


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Oct 10, 2016, 07:28 PM (5 replies)
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