As a society, we love to be entertained, and the reason behind it is two-fold, as entertainment mainly provides us with fun and joy, but most importantly, it gives us the opportunity to temporarily escape and forget the issues that plague us on a daily basis. We find our entertainment in several ways, whether it be with movies, books, sports, music, board games, going on vacations, or just going out with our friends and family, but the main way in which most of us still entertain ourselves is by watching television. In the age we currently live in, the stories told on television are better than they have ever been, as there are hundreds of channels and thousands of shows which offer a multitude of genres to choose from, genres which include reality television.
For more than a decade, reality TV has become a monster in terms of popularity, due to the idea of watching how people live their lives while on camera, even though most of these shows happen to be heavily scripted in nature. The biggest sub-section of this genre is reality game shows, which are programs that take ordinary people and pits them against one another in some sort of competition to win a grand prize at the end, and that is exactly what The Apprentice was. The Apprentice began in 2004, and this show had people competing to get a job from the host who happens to also be the current president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump. This version of The Apprentice, had a total of seven seasons, but it continues now under the title Celebrity Apprentice, which showcases ‘celebrities’ who are raising money for a charity of their choice, and this show was also hosted by Trump up until last year. Trump became an even bigger household name thanks to these shows, so it is only fair that we get to examine one of the things that made him famous and ultimately aided him in his presidential victory. So here are 15 secrets you didn’t know about The Celebrity Apprentice.
15 Two Wrestlers Have Been Contestants
14 The Show Pitted Mother vs Daughter
13 Khloe Kardashian Tried To Win
12 The Terminator Is Taking Over
11 Donald Proposed To A Contestant
10 The Original Show Was More Successful
9 Omarosa, The “Celebrity”
8 No Love For Scott Baio
7 The First Winner Was British
6 A Convict/Governor Competed
5 Actual Celebrities Were Not Involved
4 Lil Jon Accused Trump Of Racial Slurs
3 Khloe Did Not Want To Be On The Show
2 Trump Repeatedly Harassed Brande Roderick
1 Trump Called Marlee Matlin Retarded
During the his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said and did some terrible and disgusting things, with one of the worst being when he made fun of a disabled journalist on live TV during one of his campaign rallies. As despicable as that event was, that was not the only time that Trump insulted someone dealing with a disability, as he also allegedly did so with Marlee Matlin during the fourth edition of Celebrity Apprentice. Matlin is an actress who went deaf when she was only eighteen months old, and despite this, she has had an accomplished career which includes a Golden Globe Award and Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the movie Children of a Lesser God; and she has also received several Emmy nominations. Obviously, with Matlin being deaf, she does not speak as clearly as people without the disability do, and Trump apparently did know about this because according to crew members, he referred to Matlin as “retarded.”
Sources: People, TheDailyBeast
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