Trump takes credit for Lady Gaga's stardom?
December 6th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Trump takes credit for Lady Gaga's stardom?

According to Politico and The Washington Post, Donald Trump writes in his new book that he helped make Lady Gaga “a big star.”

In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” the mogul muses, "maybe she became a star because I put her on the Miss Universe Pageant. It’s very possible, who knows what would have happened without it, because she caused a sensation.”

In case you didn’t catch that particular beauty competition, Lady Gaga performed at the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant. A latex-clad Mother Monster sang her hit “Just Dance” as contestants shook their stuff in bikinis.

Trump, 65, adds of the pop star’s current fame, “I really believe I had at least something to do with it."

“Time to Get Tough” hits shelves this week.

October 4th, 2011
12:43 PM ET

Donald Trump: Amanda Knox could be a star

As Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges Monday and set free from the Italian jail she'd been in for nearly four years, the obvious question is what will she do next.

The end of popular culture's fixation on the Knox case isn't poised to die down, and the Los Angeles Times has questioned whether or not Knox should get a book deal. Even mogul Donald Trump thinks Knox could leverage her experience in the entertainment industry.

"The Apprentice" star told CNN's Erin Burnett upon Knox's release that he had spoken with her father, who "couldn't have been happier" that his daughter was now able to come home.


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Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment
May 3rd, 2011
03:38 PM ET

Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment

It seems Donald Trump failed to see the humor in some of the jokes made about him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.

While he may have taken President Obama’s one-liners with stride, the tides turned when “SNL’s” Seth Meyers took the stage.

“Donald Trump has been saying that he’ll run for president as a Republican,” said Meyers, “which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.” And that was only the beginning.


Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay
April 29th, 2011
04:12 PM ET

Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay

Donald Trump may be known for his wheeling and dealing but he couldn't make the sale for Rosie O’Donnell.

Although O'Donnell announced recently that she was set to stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago as she tapes her new show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, the 49-year-old has since reconsidered.

"She is not going to be living or renting a Donald Trump apartment and is still looking at real estate options," a rep for O'Donnell told the Advocate earlier this week.


Tracy Morgan takes on Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen
April 26th, 2011
01:48 PM ET

Tracy Morgan takes on Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen

Comedian Tracy Morgan has some not-so-funny words for headline-making stars Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen. In a new interview with PopEater, the "30 Rock" star puts each of the scandal stirrers in his place.

In recent weeks, potential GOP presidential candidate Trump has questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and has demanded to see his birth certificate.

"Tell him I've got it and it's in Brooklyn, and if he wants to see it come and get it," Morgan said. "Let's see if his a— will come down to Brooklyn and get it. He needs to leave the President alone, he's the President. Come on, man, nobody got no time for Donald Trump. Go build buildings, go play with your Lego set. We don't give any credence to that."


The Situation's jokes draw boos at Trump roast
March 11th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

The Situation's jokes draw boos at Trump roast

"Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino got himself into a real Situation while filming Comedy Central's Roast of Donald Trump on Wednesday. The reality star told jokes that were so offensive that the crowd nearly booed him off stage, reports Us Weekly.

Sorrentino began by taking shots at his fellow presenters, calling Larry King old, Lisa Lampanelli fat and Marlee Matlin ugly. But that was nothing compared to what he had in store for Snoop Dogg.

In a racially insensitive bit, Sorrentino quipped that the rapper had much in common with Trump, since Trump owned a lot of property and Snoop's ancestors had once been property.


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