July 16th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Kate Gosselin on 'Celebrity Apprentice'?

In today's "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting, we all thought we were hallucinating after Executive Producer Dave Levine revealed that Donald Trump has reportedly cast Tiger Woods’s alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, on “The Celebrity Apprentice."

TMZ.com asked Uchitel if she would do the show and she reportedly said, “Absolutely.”

Oh, but wait, there’s more! I can't help but point out the other mind-blowing “Celebrity Apprentice” possibility: Controversial reality mom, Kate Gosselin, might actually be cast as well. Apparently, the mogul has already propositioned Gosselin.

“Kate would be fantastic on 'Celebrity Apprentice' and we'll see,” Trump told “Extra.” “We are talking to her.” Can you imagine what a TV train wreck that would be if Gosselin faced off against Uchitel?

On the movie front, we've heard that “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin has announced he’s making a movie about John Edwards.

Sorkin reportedly got the rights to the tell-all book Edwards’ former aide, Andrew Young, wrote about the politician. In a statement Sorkin said, “This is a first hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up…”

The news actually lit up our imaginations at the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting with a flood of ideas of who could be cast as John Edwards! We’ll reveal our thoughts tonight, but who do you think could play John Edwards in the movie?

There are also brand new developments in two of the biggest legal stories happening in entertainment: Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson.

As far as Lohan, we've learned that she reportedly just checked into a sober living facility this week, but is it too little too late to save her from going to jail on Tuesday?

Mel Gibson’s ex, Oksana Grigorieva, will also be dealing with legal matters on Tuesday, as she's scheduled to head to court regarding a restraining order she'd placed against Gibson. Today, we’re going to show you an extraordinary lost interview with Grigorieva that we found buried in the "Showbiz Tonight" archives. Find out what she said about Gibson today live at 5 p.m. ET today on “Showbiz Tonight.”

And remember, we're still TV's most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11pm ET/PT!

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  1. beenz

    What, the 'octomom' wasn't available? I hope this is just a rumor. Keep reality 'stars' out of it. The less attention we give them, the sooner they will go away.

    July 20, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ohio Gal

    Kate Gosselin "YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!! Get a life. You have a RN degree so use it. You didn't go to college to be a celebrity. We are all sick and tired of hearing you and seeing you on T.V..

    July 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daisy Girl

    If she is on CA she won't have to do any of the work. TLC's interns will do it all via an earpiece for Kate like she has for all interviews and also when on The View.

    July 18, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Charlie

    This broad is overexposed to the nines! What makes her think she's relevant? Oh, yeah she popped out a litter of Jon "Constipation Face" Gosselin's offspring.

    July 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nan

    Kate is the best one to make the decision on the suitability of doing this show. In my opinion, it would be a positive for her brand and career, and keep her in the spotlight, which would improve ratings on her upcoming TLC shows, so TLC would probably like this. She would do well at it, and Trump would certainly challenge her and it could be exciting to watch, which is why Trump wants her. The problem is childcare. Something would have to be worked out with Jon, with some agreement to keep his girlfriend out of the house. The staff could take over childcare during his dates. Six weeks would doable if Jon is on board, as he should be. Because Kate would earn 16K for 6 weeks, Jon's babysitting could count against support payments for the period he babysits, payments he probably is not paying as he has no job and is not looking for a job. And it would make up for some of his long absences from visiting his kids. Up to you Kate !

    July 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Courtney

    I personally think kate should do anything she needs to do to support her children!!!! I think its funny that you people have so many bad things to say about her! when youve never walked in her shoes!

    July 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Amy

    I thought celebrity apprentice was for accomplished people with buisness sense???? And where does Kate Gosselin fit into that? The only thing she is famous for is making babies.. Come on Donald.

    July 17, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • darlene d

      Whether Kate G does the show or not, she will aways remain in the spotlight no matter what. As long as we keep talking about her, she will stay. Have any of you noticed that before this issue came up, her name was not mentioned anywhere?

      July 17, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. dessertgirl

    When K did DWTS, she required all sorts of perks that the other contestants didn't get.

    She was the only contestant w/bodyguard. She required FIRST-class air travel each week to the show for not only herself but her "bodyguard/lover." Tony had a seat in tourist. She also requested a much more expensive hotel than the other contestants stayed in and that it have an adjoining room for Steve. In the end, the show flew out the eight kids and a couple of nannies who also stayed in the more expensive hotel. It was right off Rodeo Drive and the rooms started at $500 a night with suites much more.

    Kate was demanding and difficult. She did not speak with the DWTS staff but required them to go through Steve. I think the staff took it out on Kate by giving her the worst hair and makeup jobs on the show. She also had really ugly costumes.

    I don't know if Donald Trump would be so generous to her and give her perks that the others don't get.

    If Kate was on CA, she would be in Manhattan and you can bet that she would be spending a bundle shopping and treating Steve to gourmet meals. She already buys all of Steve's clothes.

    I hope that DT doesn't continue to inflate her ego.

    July 17, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sandy

    Kate can't do it because the Celebrities play for charity and donate all their winnings to a worthwhile cause, and Kate would want to keep all the money "for her kids" !

    July 17, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. janee

    She needs to go – along with all those homely but hoping-to-achieve-something kids. Why do we as a society reward people bearing litters of loffspring? I would rather watch kittens, or mice, or puppies. Great that Kate can spread her legs and then get entensions..
    Neither the parents of the progeny nor the offspring have any redeeming qualities beyond mediocrity, baseness, and pandering. They all need to go somewhere into obscurity.

    July 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kareen

    Donald Trump would put a convicted killer on his show to get ratings, but what he doesn't know all the people I know would never watch his show with Kate Gosselin in it.
    We all had more than enough of her!!!!!!!

    July 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lewe

    The show is called "Celibrity Apprentice"- Gosselin &Uchitel are not celebrities–come on Donald you could do better than that.....BOO!!!!!

    July 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Coco

    People when will you learn not to be sucked into all the rumors. The stupid headline about Kate going broke...the dumb headline she's next bachlorette, lie about botox, implants, house hunting in LA, secretly seeing Jake P, going to do a Christmas CD....all stupid media rumors that Kate has to constantly deny! Leave the woman alone...she doing what she deems best to take care of her kids...at least there is one responsiible parent!

    July 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |

      Honey? Im sorry to break it to you but Kate and her PR team are the ones releasing all these rumors.
      Its how they keep Kates name in the news and keep people talking about her.

      Kate also calls the paps on herself.

      Its her game.

      July 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marion

    Marta, how do you know how much money Kate has or doesn't have? Personally, I don't care what job(s) Kate undertakes, I just wish she'd quit complaining about everything all the time. If she really is broke, then I question her money managment skils.

    July 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dessertgirl

    Appearing on Celebrity Apprentice is a six-week commitment. They work seven days a week and Kate's kids would not be allowed to participate. Now how does a "good" mother do this with eight children under the age of ten? All of us who are mothers know that we are needed on a daily basis by our children. There are doctor's and dentist appointments, accidents that arise, help that is needed on homework, parent/teacher conferences, after-school activities, get together with kids' friends, etc. You can't do that when mom is in NYC and you are in PA. In addition, payment for CA is very small, the major payment being the contributions that Trump makes to charity. The figure I heard for compensation was $16,000 for six weeks.

    This is not a show for a woman with 8 kids under the age of 10.

    July 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marta

      That's $16,000 extra that she doesn't have right now... and she's could give each kid 2 grand!!!

      July 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danielle

      [Poor kids...their mother is always galavanting around, to bring food to the table.....Why did she has so many kids....? She knew that it was going to be very hard....but she still wants them.....so who's to blame....? ferself and only herself...so don't be crying the blues...you knew it before hand,,,so there...!

      July 19, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |

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