Spitzer Outshines New Sidekicks; Trump's Celebrity Freak Show: TV Review - Bloomberg: "Maybe Donald Trump should have been a shrink. His ability to transform apparent lunatics into functional members of society -- if society is defined as the shamelessly addictive “The Celebrity Apprentice” -- is unmatched.
All celebrity-based reality programs swim in the shrinking pool of the formerly famous (someone should sue “Dancing With the Stars” for false advertising), but Trump has a knack for latching onto D-listers treading the shallow end of sanity. The result is like one of his gilded skyscrapers: gaudy, embarrassing and hard to sidestep.
This season’s competitors for charity and the honorary title of apprentice range from an ex-teen idol (David Cassidy) to an actress best known for her recent lip reduction (Lisa Rinna, looking fabulous). I’ll save you the trouble of googling Hope Dworaczyk (Playboy model) and NeNe Leakes (Bravo housewife)."