Rivera will need to bow to the whims and meet the demands of Donald Trump to get anywhere in the forthcoming seventh series of the popular reality show.
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With rumors abounding that the next series of “Celebrity Apprentice” is scheduled to include a larger-than-life media figure obtained a lot of credence with news that Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera was spotted on the set during the shooting of an “Apprentice” show recently.
Fans of the series will be licking their lips in anticipation of Rivera, who has earned himself a reputation over the years for being a tough cookie to deal with and totally unafraid of speaking his mind, even on live television career against “the Donald” who is far from being a fading violet himself.
Rivera has been reported to have shown an interest for some time in making an appearance in reality television, although when he was offered a part in “Dancing With The Stars” last autumn, he reportedly turned it down. Now it looks like Gerardo will be be taking up the opportunity to lead Donald Trump and other members of the Trump Dynasty who appear in the show some kind of merry dance of his own, if reports are correct.
Officially “Celebrity Apprentice” is still a number of weeks away from announcing who the latest candidates for the apprenticeship are liable to be, but information is beginning to leak out from Trump Productions of some of the characters will be appearing this season.
Apart from Geraldo Rivera other candidates are reported to be Keshia Knight Pulliam, a former child star who sprang to fame on the Cosby show, Johnny Weir, the Olympic figure skater, legendary tennis player Martina Navratilova, and David Hasselhoff, who is well-known among adventure series fans as a regular on Baywatch.
Celebrity Apprentice last years cast
Celebrity Apprentice is an offshoot of the Apprentice reality TV show, which originated in United Kingdom and transfers with reasonable success to the United States. The celebrity version, which has been hosted by real estate magnate, Donald Trump since it first came to the television screens in 2007. Contestants are drawn from a wide number of fields including television actors and actresses, professional sportsmen and women, players in the music industry, start of reality television and even from live. It has become common practice to invite celebrities who have disappeared from the public eye (not necessarily true in Geraldo Rivera’s case.)
In any event, the candidate who comes out as one of the show gets to donate his of her prize money to their favorite charity. Previous winners of Celebrity Apprentice include Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Arsenio Hall.
Geraldo Rivera is well-known as for his skills as an investigator reporter and TV personality, as well as hosting the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998.
Rivera graduated Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1969 continuing as a postgraduate at the University of Pennsylvania during that same year.
Geraldo began his professional career in law enforcement, working for the New York City Police Department as an investigator,
Rivera left it was forced to practice law for the National Lawyers Guild, particularly active in handling cases on behalf of the Young Lords, an activist group whose members were mostly of Puerto Rican origin. Geraldo’s style attracted the attention of WABC-TV news director Al Primo who offered Rivera a job as a reporter on condition that Rivera changed his first name from Gerald to Geraldo, which, in any event, was the version used by the Puerto Rican side of Rivera’s family.
Rivera’s mother is of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish origin, while his father was a Puerto Rican, who practiced Catholicism. Geraldo recalls that he was raised “mostly Jewish” and even celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.