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Donald Trump (love him or hate him) runs a tight ship when it comes to both of his "Apprentice" programs. The face-offs in the boardroom have been intense and several have incited immediate firings. The celebrity side of this program is enjoyable because the celebrities are working for their favorite charities and give us a chance to see a different side of them and hopefully their best side; the side that has a beating human heart, not the one the tabloids blow out of proportion.
I have heard that the competition is heating up already and cannot wait to see the claws come out when these divas go head to head in the Boardroom.
The women competitors are:
Hope Dworaczyk is a model, a centerfold and voted Playboy's Playmate of the Year 2010. She is the host of Inside Fashion in Canada on the E! Network.
La Toya Jackson is a singer, actress and older sister of the late Michael Jackson. She was married to her manager, Jack Morton who abused her and kept her in a semi-kidnapped relationship where he is said to have brainwashed her against her family. She tried to avoid marrying him, but he had bodyguards who would not let her leave. He made her turn on her family and she became the black sheep of the family until after she reconciled with them when she escaped from him and filed for divorce. He is no longer alive and hopefully she has recovered from this relationship.
Star Jones is an African-American lawyer and television personality, co-host of "The View" from 1997-2006. She left "The View" under questionable circumstances when her contract was not renewed. She lost a considerable amount of weight but was not honest about how it was accomplished and fell out of favor with the audience.
Linnethia "NeNe" Leakes a diva and controversial star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" who admitted she does not keep up with the Jones; but that she is the Jones! She was recently evicted from her Sugarloaf gated community home outside of Atlanta. It is reported already that she is not getting along with Star Jones and that she is getting coaching from the infamous ex-Apprentice contestant, Omarosa!
Marlee Matlin is an actress who has been deaf since she was a toddler. She is an Academy Award Best Actress winner for her role in "Children of a Lesser God" and has starred in numerous television shows including "Dancing with the Stars" where she lasted six weeks before being voted off.
Lisa Rinna is an actress who had a long running role in "Days of our Lives," and had a two year stint on "Melrose Place." She is married to Harry Hamlin and they have two little girls and a boutique named Belle Gray.
Niki Taylor is a model who has appeared in several music videos and magazines including three years of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Dionne Warwick R&B legend has been singing all her life. She is a Jersey Girl who has been a legend with numerous hits. She comes from a long line of singers and her cousin is Whitney Houston. She is currently the number two female recording artist; second only to Aretha Franklin in Billboard 100 listed songs.
- Playmate of the Year
- La Toya Jackson
- Niki Taylor
- Dionne Warwick
- Children of a Lesser God
- Michael Jackson
- Harry Hamlin
- Donald Trump