NBC is promoting season five of Celebrity Apprentice as the “toughest season yet,” and we can kind of see why. I mean, who would want to mess with the likes of George Takei, Clay Aiken and Debbie/Deborah Gibson?
Oh, wait, there are also a couple of intimidating folks here: Victoria Gotti, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr. Not only do they know their way around reality TV, but they also probably know a guy. And Lou Ferrigno may not be the Hulk anymore, but we wouldn’t test him. Also, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza was once kidnapped in Venezuela, so running a business or five should be a piece of cake, right?
Also competing for the chance to win back their fame, er, win $250,000 for the charity of their choice are a slew of “Where have they been?” folks: Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Tia Carrere, Adam Carolla and Cheryl Tiegs. Magician Penn Jillette, racecar driver Michael Andretti, actress Patricia Velasquez comedian Lisa Lampanelli and the always-entertaining rocker Dee Snyder round out the cast.
“It’s amazing the abuse they take and the kind of work they put in,” Donald Trump told The Hollywood Reporter. Well, that remains to be seen, Donald. I mean, what counts as “amazing” for reality TV these days?
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Don’t they usually hold press conferences after signing contracts? Gotti: Three Generations producer Mark Fiore says that Lindsay Lohan will not be playing Victoria Gotti in the upcoming biopic, despite posing with Victoria, John Gotti Jr. and attached star John Travolta at an event earlier this month. “We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria,” Fiore told People. “She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people.”
Though Fiore says Lindsay’s legal woes “have nothing to do with it,” he hasn’t explained what did force him to drop her from the running (TMZ says that money and Lindsay’s managers were an issue). He shouldn’t blame folks for assuming otherwise, though—with Gotti losing director Nick Cassavettes due to scheduling conflicts and Lindsay headed to court after Easter, it sounds like this movie will have a hard enough time getting made without attaching to a drama magnet like LiLo.
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Now we know why Lindsay Lohan will play Victoria Gotti in the movie Gotti: Three Generations. Look at them — two peas in a pod! Lindsay and Victoria posed at a press conference with John Travolta (who is playing John Gotti Sr.) and John Gotti Jr. to announce the film. Do you see why Li.Lo is Vicky G.’s first choice to play the younger version of her? They’re basically the same person a couple of decades apart, right down to the re-fried blond hair! Victoria does beat her on the volume though, but that’s nothing a couple of cans of hairspray can’t fix. But the real question here is: does Lindsay’s presence at the press conference mean that she’s bagged the role?
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