The Celebrity Apprentice – Piers Morgan!
Contest Winner – Rob Northrup
FIRED 03/20/08 Carol Alt. Original Super Model.
Called “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by Playboy Magazine and “The Next Million Dollar Face” by Life Magazine, Carol has not disappointed. Gracing the covers of over 700 magazines, several posters, two workout videos and numerous calendars, she is a one-woman conglomerate! Having lost track of the number of advertising campaigns, commercials, interviews, hosting jobs and endorsement contracts that have created this enormously successful and lasting career…
Charity: Tony Alt Memorial Foundation
FIRED 01/17/08 Gene Simmons. KISS bass player and marketing MasterMind.
Gene Simmons co-founded KISS more than 30 years ago. KISS continues to be the juggernaut of licensing/merchandising, with over 2,500 licenses. KISS has broken box office records set by the Beatles and Elvis and continues stronger than ever. KISS has been America’s number one Gold Record Award-winning group of all time. (RIAA).
Charity: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
FIRED 02/21/08 Marilu Henner. Actress. Former star of Taxi.
Marilu Henner, best known as a Broadway, TV and film actress, is also a full-time mom and author of “Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover”, “Marilu Henner’s 30-Day Total Health Makeover”, “Healthy Life Kitchen”, “Healthy Kids”, “I Refuse To Raise A Brat”, and “Healthy Holidays”.
Charity: The Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
FIRED 01/24/08 Jennie Finch. Olympic Gold Medalist: Softball.
Jennie Finch is one of America’s best-known female athletes. She won a Gold Medal in Athens in 2004 as a member of the US Olympic Softball Team, and is a two-time Honda Award winner. She was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA and WCWS, and still holds the NCAA all-time winning streak for softball with 60 wins.
Charity: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
FIRED 03/20/08 Lennox Lewis. Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
Lewis’s athletic accomplishments have made him a beloved figure around the world. He was honored by his home country of England when Queen Elizabeth II awarded him a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). The CBE is an esteemed honor for a British citizen as it is one rank below knighthood. In February 2004, Lewis retired being only the third boxer in history to retire as champion and subsequently refuse to return to the ring. His scientific approach to boxing along with a stiff left jab and blistering overhand right has secured his place as the preeminent boxer of his generation. Lewis can now be seen regularly on HBO’s Boxing After Dark providing expert commentary for major boxing events.
Charity: The Muhammad Ali Center
FIRED 01/10/08 Nadia Comaneci. Olympic Gold Medalist: Gymnastics.
Nadia Comaneci burst into the limelight as the star of the 1976 Montreal Olympics and is the most celebrated gymnast of our time. The diminutive Romanian eventually produced a lifetime Olympic medal haul of five Golds, three Silvers and one Bronze and she has left behind a competitive record which will be virtually impossible to match.
Charity: Special Olympics
FIRED 02/07/08 Nely Galan. Entrepreneur and former Telemundo executive In-house Life Coach on “The Swan” TV reality show.
Latina media dynamo Nely Galán — dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents — bringing her considerable expertise to full effect as a producer and entrepreneur; a galvanizing powerbroker in the Latino world; and a health, wellness and beauty guru. Since 1994, she has owned and operated her own production company, Galan Entertainment; and her vast experience also includes running the powerhouse Telemundo Network. In the process, she has launched 10 groundbreaking channels around the world and produced a staggering 600 episodes of programming that crosses all genres — from reality series to sitcoms, telenovelas to talk shows. The ever-engaging and effervescent Galán also created and executive produced the smash FOX reality series “The Swan,” and as its in-house life coach, wrote the bestselling companion book “The Swan Curriculum.”
Charity: Count Me In
FIRED 03/06/08 Omarosa Manigault Stallworth. Season One Apprentice cast member.
You may know her by just one name… (Omarosa) and one show (Donald Trump’s Hit Show, “The Apprentice”), but there is much more to this “Washington Insider” than meets the eye. Omarosa Manigault Stallworth, has established herself as one of the most recognizable reality stars on television. As one of The Donald’s first season Apprentice contestants she captivated the country with her sassy no holds bar business savvy. Omarosa previously served as Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House for then President Bill Clinton. She currently serves as Managing Partner for Access America Enterprise Corporation, a strategic fund raising, planning, and consulting service, firm based in Washington, DC. that combines first hand knowledge of government operations with a full service approach to custom business solutions.
Charity: Positive Vibrations Youth Mentoring Program
Piers Morgan. Editor/”America’s Got Talent” Judge.
Piers Morgan is best known to Americans as the mean judge on “America’s Got Talent,” but before he was named to the panel for one of NBC’s highest ranked shows, Morgan appeared in the UK alongside Simon Cowell as a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent” for ITV.
Charity: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
FIRED 03/13/08 Stephen Baldwin. Actor.
Through an impressive body of work, Stephen Baldwin, actor, author, producer and family man, is one of the most sought-after male talents in film and television today. The youngest of the Baldwin Brothers acting clan, Stephen, 41, has starred in key roles in films that range from the Academy Award Winning film “The Usual Suspects”to the quirky comedy “Bio-Dome.” Equally adept at drama and comedy, Baldwin has appeared in more than 60 films and has been featured on top-rated television shows including “Fear Factor”and “Celebrity Mole.” He is co-founder of Baldwin D’Andrea Productions with Alex D’Andrea and is active in charity work for the Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund.
Charity: The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund
FIRED 01/03/08 (A shame too) Tiffany Fallon. Playboy Playmate of the Year 2005, Miss Georgia USA 2001.
Tiffany Fallon is quickly becoming known in Hollywood as one of the great new faces in broadcasting. The native Floridian has made substantial strides as both a host and actress, using her intelligence and quick wit on camera to handle any number of diverse and challenging roles. The former Miss Georgia USA and 2nd runner up to Miss USA was the host of IFL Battleground, seen in over 100 million homes. She also served as a guest host of FSN’s Best Damn Sports Show. Additionally, Tiffany has been featured in dozens of print and television campaigns, music videos and has been seen on E!, TBS, SPIKEtv, and CBS.
Charity: Walter Reed Society
FIRED 02/28/08 Tito Ortiz. Professional Wrestler.
Professional wrestler, Tito Ortiz, is one of the most popular – and most controversial – martial arts competitors in the world. Ortiz returned victoriously to UFC competition in April 2006 at age 31. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz is recognized as charismatic, and controversial. He has become one of the sport’s most shining stars, headlining several Pay Per View championship matches. Ortiz has turned his focus to acting and has roles in several feature films, most notably Cradle 2 the Grave and the controversial Turkish film Valley of the Wolves Iraq.
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
RESIGNED 01/31/08Vincent Pastore. Actor. “Sopranos” star.
Vincent Pastore is most recognizable to television audiences as Big Pussy on “The Sopranos.” Other TV credits include “The Practice,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” HBO’s “Gotti,” NBC’s “Witness To The Mob,” “Dellaventura,” “Ed”, “Less Than Perfect,” “Law & Order,” “One Life To Live,” Howard Stern’s “Son of the Beach,” “Grounded For Life” and TLC’s “Repo Man.”
Charity: Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Trace Adkins. Country Music Star
Ten years into his recording career as a country chartbuster, with dozens of hits under his belt and eight top-selling albums, Trace Adkins has entered elite territory. The man long known for his imposing physical stature, world-class baritone and bedrock authenticity has clearly earned his place among the most identifiable and important artists of his generation. Adkins has built a solid career and a strong fan base by recording songs that possess insightful lyrics and cover a wide range of interests –many from his own life experiences.
Charity: FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network)
How the Contest Works
[Registration for the contest is now closed. Thank you to all the entrants! See the Standings page to see the entrants and their choices for this week.]
Celebrity Apprentice begins Thursday January 3 on NBC. 14 celebrities will participate to raise money for charity. And we are going to watch and play along, too.
Each week at least one celebrity will be fired from the group. At the end of the season, Trump will pick his next Apprentice, the winner.
Even if you didn’t watch the show this week you can still enter. Check out all the players above and make your choices.
Enter anytime before Tuesday the 8th at 11:59 PM simply enter on The Contest Signup Page who you think will be the next Apprentice.
AND enter who you think will be FIRED on Thursday the 10th. 12 more individuals will be FIRED on the way to the winner.
You get 1 point for each week you predict correctly who will be fired next. You’ll enter that prediction each week before Tuesday at 11:59 PM CDT.
You get 7 points for predicting who the next Apprentice will be. You will predict the ultimate winner of The Apprentice, after the January 3 show. No second chance.
A total of 19 points is possible and if you score 19 points you will win $5000! So, here’s the math: 7 points for predicting the winner correctly. Plus 1 point for each correctly identified fired contestant (possible 12 points for 12 fired contestants) 7 + 12 = 19! for a perfect score
If no one scores 19 points, the person with highest total after that will win our contest and $500!
Finally, even if your prediction for the winner gets the boot next week, you can still win by doing well predicting who will get fired each week.
Who can play? Anyone who is a Coffee with Kevin Hogan subscriber. I’m playing and if I win….I win. A tie is very unlikely but in case of a tie there will be a tie breaker.
For a cash award the person has to be 18 years or older (Sorry I don’t make the laws.)
Deadline for entry is Tuesday, January 8 at 11:59 PM CDT. You’ll enter your pick for ultimate winner and who you think will get the boot Thursday. Then, each week thereafter you will enter only your prediction for who will get fired by Tuesday night at 11:59 PM CDT
If the winning entrant is not a Coffee with Kevin Hogan subscriber they will not receive the grand prize.
Miss putting in a pick one week? That’s okay – come back the next week – you can still participate and earn points for every week you get a pick in by deadline!