‘Apprentice’ Will Go On Without Donald With Presidential Run

Should The Donald put in a bid for a 2012 Presidential Run, NBC will replace him in the boardroom of The Apprentice. New NBC Pres Bob Greenblatt said on Sunday following the release of the new fall schedule “If he decides to run for president and is unavailable to do the show, we will bring the show back and there will be somebody else sitting at the head of the boardroom table. Who that is, we’re not going to really entertain, because I’m still hoping well have Donald back in the seat.” Greenblatt also went on to say, “The show will go on in his absence,” Greenblatt added. “If we had to address the issue of who it would be replacing him, we’d have to be confident we have another galvanizing presence. I’m hopeful we don’t have to go there, but if we do, it’s too strong a franchise to not consider that.” As we reported earlier, the next installment of the Celebrity Apprentice is set to premiere midseason in early 2012. In the meantime, we’re down to the final four this season where either John Rich, Marlee Matlin, Lil’ Jon, or Meatloaf will claim victory.

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Richard Hatch Goes to Jail, May Have Get Out of Jail Free Card?

Richard Hatch turned himself in yesterday to begin his 9 month sentence for failing to pay taxes on his 1 million dollar win on Survivor. However, his time served may be much shorter than expected now that he has a “Trump” card.

According to Mr. Trump, “It sounds like a very tough predicament. I may ask him if there’s anything I can do… I may get involved and ask him what the hell is going on. He wasn’t loved on set (Celebrity Apprentice) because it’s a competition but I will say he was respected. [Helping Hatch is] something I’d think about. He’s been a great character on the show. If he makes it to the finals – and I’m not saying he is – I’m sure we can get him time off for good behavior.”

Seriously? Donald Trump, you know, the guy thinking about running for President of the United States wants to help out a tax evader? Not sure I would want a guy like that representing my country. So not only may Mr. Hatch be being released early, but Trump may also pay off his debt to America.

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