Praise the network gods! This was just too ludicrous to imagine! He's so not worth it! No one on TV is!
Yesterday, we reported that Donald Trump was getting a VERY hefty pay raise from NBC for two more seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice. In case you didn't hear, he was supposedly poised to bank $160 million, split between himself and producer Mark Burnett.
However, NBC released a statement following the story, denying that they had or had any intention of giving Trump a raise of that magnitude. He explained:
"The financial information reported today in regards to The Celebrity Apprentice is grossly inaccurate and has been significantly overstated. While it is our policy to keep financial information strictly confidential, neither the production costs of the show nor what Mr. Trump makes personally is in the realm of reality. Donald Trump and The Apprentice franchise remain a key part of the NBC primetime lineup and we are looking forward to another compelling cycle next season."
Glad to hear! Seriously, with the economy being what it is - and NBC's ratings somewhere in the same vicinity - we can't imagine anyone in the whole world being paid such an amount! It's insanity!
Now that that's all cleared up, on to more important topics:
Who's going to be competing next season? Thoughts? Anyone?
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