August 26, 2013 |
In case you're wondering why real estate mogul Donald Trump called New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman a political hack and why he's going on a tirade on Twitter , let's recap, shall we? The drama began unfolding Saturday when Schneiderman sued Trump, alleging that consumers who attended his school, the Trump Entrepreneur Institute, formerly known as Trump University, were bilked out of thousands for sham courses. The lawsuit says that the Trump Entrepreneur Institute, which operated from 2005 to 2011, was an unlicensed education institute that promised to teach students Trump's real estate investment techniques.
July 11, 2013 |
These days, if you're a celebrity who wants $1 million to make a movie, you can just ask your fans. And Donald Trump. Following Zach Braff, James Franco and a long list of other showbiz types, comedian Adam Carolla is trying to crowdfund his next movie, titled "Road Hard. " Carolla, whose last movie, "The Hammer," came out in 2007, has started a fundraising campaign on FundAnything, the Kickstarter and Indiegogo competitor that boasts Trump as a partner and spokesman. The plot - as Carolla described it at a news conference at the ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles, recorded for his podcast - follows a former stand-up comic and sitcom star who, after losing his show and his wife, takes up touring again.
March 12, 2013 |
Against all odds, David emerged victorious over a giant ... named Donald Trump? "The Bible," History's 10-part epic produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, converted 10.8 million total viewers for chapters three and four on Sunday, covering the stories of King David, Samson and other characters. That was down 17% from last week's record-shattering premiere, but it was still an impressive number for a scripted miniseries on basic cable. "The Bible" also easily outdrew NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," the reality competition overseen by Trump, which scored just 5 million from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
February 13, 2013 |
Any time he pays a visit to late night TV, Bill Maher can be counted on to court a little controversy. True to form, Tuesday on “Conan” he managed to weigh in on virtually every hot-button issue of the day, including Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, gay marriage, the drug wars, gun control and, of course, Donald Trump's genetic origins. Apparently unfamiliar with the concept of “satire,” Trump is currently suing Maher for not following through on a promise to pay him $5 million if he could prove that he is not the love child of an orangutan.
February 2, 2013 |
Penn Jillette isn't one to shy from controversy. In his new book, "Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday," the highly opinionated, talkative half of the long-running magic duo Penn & Teller takes on atheism, racism and the plight of the underclass. But perhaps his most shocking personal view is about Donald Trump. Jillette likes him, mostly for the real estate mogul's determination to be himself. "It's an important part of our culture," Jillette said over a cup of hot tea in West Hollywood one recent afternoon.
December 28, 2012 |
Seated inside a cavernous auditorium in Charleston, S.C., just days before that state's presidential primary in January, I was feeling downright gleeful. Spread out before me was a vast, gaudy, multi-screen, red-white-and-blue stage set worthy of “American Idol.” A CNN producer was warming up a big crowd of well-dressed Republicans, coaching them about when to cheer, when to laugh and when to shut up as if they were rubes in a “Tonight Show” studio audience. Within moments, the candidates for the Republican nomination would be trooped out, one by one - each introduced as if he were in the starting lineup of the Lakers.