Donald Trump has hit back at rumors he asked verbal-sparring partner Rosie ODonnell to appear on his new show, Celebrity Apprentice.
No, I never offered Rosie a chance to be on Celebrity Apprentice, Trump told Access Hollywood in an exclusive interview.
Its a good idea, he continued, because I would fire her fat a**. She would definitely not last more than one show . . . I would love to fire Rosie, but I dont want her on the show.
As for which celebrities Trump will have a chance to fire, the usually vocal businessman remained coy.
Everybody has been calling me and driving me crazy because they want to be on the show, he said. We’ll be announcing who we’ve chosen maybe over the next three or four weeks.
During our interview, Trump also attempted to make nice with Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan, following some unflattering comments he made to the New York Posts Page Six, earlier this week. Trumps advice for Lindsay following her latest DUI arrest was, among other things to get a new set of parents.
Dina’s a terrific woman as far as I’m concerned, he said in our new interview. I hope everything works out for Lindsay because Lindsay’s got a lot going for her in the positive sense.
Trump also opened up about his new role on the hit NBC game show Deal Or No Deal.
The celebrity businessman is taking over as the shows newly-vocal, adversarial Banker in the season three premiere episode, airing Monday September 17, 2007.
“I’m going to be a mean, vicious banker. I’m actually supposed to be a tough banker and that’s what I’ll be, he said. Inwardly I’ll be hoping they win, but we’re not allowed to give too much sympathy.”
The Donald previously appeared on the show in season one, offering advice to contestants.
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