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Donald Trump will stay on as a paid executive producer of The Celebrity Apprentice

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President-elect Donald Trump will continue receiving payments and will continue to be credited as an executive producer of the NBC reality series "Celebrity Apprentice" when it starts its new season in January, Variety reports.

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host the 15th season of the show which helped propel Trump's image and celebrity as a hard-charging businessman. Trump will be listed as an executive producer alongside MGM TV President Mark Burnett who created the show, and Schwarzenegger. 

Though its not clear how much Trump will earn from the show, Variety reports it will be somewhere in the low five figures. Asked about the report and whether Trump will collect the royalties or direct them elsewhere, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said "Mr. Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett," and that "Additional details regarding his business interests will be shared December 15th."

Trump is scheduled to hold a press conference on the 15th where he will discuss how he will separate himself from his sprawling business empire while in office. 

Burnett came under fire during the campaign to release extra footage of Trump's years of host on the "Apprentice" after the release of an 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape showing Trump making lewd comments about grabbing women's genitals. Burnett did not, though he tried to distance himself from the President-elect by saying he was not a Trump supporter and that he disavowed “the hatred, division and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign." Despite those comments, Burnett is now involved in plans for Trump's inauguration.

The "Apprentice" airs on NBC, though NBC does not control the content of the show. Trump, who owns a stake in the "Apprentice," previously announced that his involvement with the show would end when he announced his presidential campaign in 2015. 

Representatives for MGM and Burnett did not immediately return requests for comment.



Fucking mess. America has elected a crooked, racist, sexist reality star as their next President. I guess #Snooki2020 is next. jj4 

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18 minutes ago, Tiny Little Bows said:

What a class act. I wouldn't be surprised if he started filling up his cabinet with other fellow reality stars like Jim Bob Duggar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and the Duck Dynasty guys. laughcry1

He made the CEO and co-founder of WWE the head of the Small Business Association. He's getting there. jj3 

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I used to love watching Celebrity Apprentice

Same  it's Arnold Schwarzenegger hosting but still, if that trash has ITS name on it, I want no part.  

He made the CEO and co-founder of WWE the head of the Small Business Association. He's getting there.  

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