July 20, 2004 |
Foot-high plastic Donald Trumps, with molded hair not unlike the real thing, will attempt a takeover of the doll market this fall, courtesy of a Chicago manufacturer that wants to cash in on the success of "The Apprentice." Stevenson Entertainment Group is betting Americans will pay good money to be abused by the strutting New York developer who stars in the unscripted NBC television series as a boss people will do anything to work for.
July 1, 2004 |
Donald Trump has his sights set on a new conquest: his own national magazine. Trump plans to commercially launch the glossy, upscale Trump World in September with an initial printing of 200,000 copies, publisher and editor Michael Jacobson said. He said the premiere issue would feature an exclusive interview with Trump and some inside scoops on the upcoming second season of his hit NBC show, "The Apprentice."
June 3, 2004 |
Donald Trump is not just a television star. He has a five handicap, he builds golf courses all over the place and names them after himself, he is a billionaire real-estate developer and he's playing next month in a high-stakes celebrity tournament in South Lake Tahoe. His is a lifestyle worthy of a "mogul" or a "magnate," as Trump is often called, just as long as "hacker" isn't thrown in there too.
April 29, 2004 |
Being a real estate tycoon, bestselling author and top-ranked TV personality just isn't enough for Donald Trump. Now "the Donald" has inked a deal with Clear Channel Radio for "Trumped!" -- syndicated weekday segments that will air on radio stations throughout the country starting June 15. The 60- to 90-second commentaries will span business and nonbusiness topics and will air during morning drive time.
April 15, 2004 |
Until I Googled "Trump's Hair," I did not realize how much has been said about Donald Trump's hair. "Trump's Hair: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?" I read, and: "Trump defends hair, calls it 'not terrible.' " I guess I should have known: Trump, after all, is nothing if not a publicity hound, and having strange hair -- it's a reddish plate, like Fiestaware -- is but one way to create free advertising for yourself on your head.
February 17, 2004 |
Whether flying over Manhattan in his helicopter or grilling would-be tycoons on his television hit, "The Apprentice," Donald Trump gives the appearance of a man above the fray. Yet the city's plan to shut down an offramp on Manhattan's West Side Highway to accommodate his latest real estate venture has set the stage for a bruising battle between civic activists and the man whose name is on some of New York's most glittering properties.
February 1, 2004 |
I don't watch TV much. Of course, I hear news of this TV series or that. "American Idol," "The Bachelor/Bachelorette," "Survivor" and all it has inspired. I hear about them. But basically they go their way and I go mine. I don't criticize them; they don't criticize me. Then along comes a series that describes itself as the ultimate job hunt. And since that is the field in which I have plodded or danced for the past 30 years, the urge to say something has become irresistible.
November 17, 2002 |
This is a story about how the rich get richer. Donald Trump is buying Ocean Trails in Rancho Palos Verdes, the golf course that attained notoriety three years ago when its 18th hole fell, kerplunk, into the Pacific. That collapse, which was found to be the result of a busted sewer pipe, sent the golf course's developers, Robert and Kenneth Zuckerman, into bankruptcy proceedings. It cost the main lender, Credit Suisse First Boston, most of its $100-million loan.
November 15, 2002 |
Is Los Angeles ready for more of The Donald? New York real estate mogul Donald Trump swept into town last weekend to tout his purchase of the Ocean Trails Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, telling one and all that he hoped to soon change the name to Trump National Golf Course. Yet his acquisition of the links is unlikely to sate his urge to make a mark on the City of Angels, Trump himself admitted. Another Trump Something-or-Other is bound to spring up on the L.A. horizon before too long.
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August 21, 2002 |
Donald Trump, who is in escrow to buy the bankrupt Ocean Trails golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, said Tuesday that he plans to build a house for himself and improve the course but not try to commercially develop it. "It's really a spectacular location," said the New York real estate tycoon, who owns two highly regarded courses in New York and Florida. "It is the best piece of property in the nation for a golf course. It will more than rival Pebble Beach."