NBC has tapped Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
Schwarzenegger is a natural choice for the “CEO” role in the reality-competition franchise that challenges celebrities to prove themselves as entrepreneurs as they raise money for charitable causes. In addition to his credentials as an action-movie star, Schwarzenegger is a two-term former governor of California and has long had a range of business holdings, from restaurants to real estate development to sports franchises.
“I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”
If you think about it this seems like an obvious choice. After all there are few people as arrogant and dedicated to self promotion as Donald Trump, but Schwarznegger is definitely one of them.
A fact that the Donald himself seems to realize as evidenced from his response to this news:
"Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season's Celebrity Apprentice," Trump tweeted. "He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity. To all my fans, sorry I couldn't do The Apprentice any longer—but equal time (presidential run) prohibits me from doing so. Love!"
Plus, you know, his being fired kind of prohibits him from doing the show as well.
If NBC doesn't change the catch phrase from "You're fired" to "You're terminated" then they will have missed a golden opportunity here.
In other news a Portland, Oregon artist has painted Trump's portrait. Using her own menstrual blood.
The artist, Sarah Levy, decided to paint the portrait in response to Trump's comments concerning Megyn Kelly; "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her -- wherever."
Well you have to admit, she got the skin tone right.