Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hey! The New York Post picks up our Lohan story

Our exclusive report that NBC lawyers nixed Donald Trump's desire to cast Michael Lohan as one of his "celebrity" Apprentice candidates has spread, if not as wildly as those Malibu fires a canyon or two away from the Tabloid Baby offices, but at least across the country. In wake of the pickup yesterday by the essential Reality Blurred, our pals at The New York Post went with the big news in the TV section today.

But of course, here's how it works: Star magazine also ran the story today-- but credited the Post, not us! Anyway, thanks to Col Allan and company. Two minor corrections, though: "Gossip blog?" Sheesh.


October 23, 2007 -- DONALD Trump's plan to cast Lindsay Lohan's troubled father, Michael, in the celebrity version of "The Apprentice" has been shot down by network lawyers.

NBC officials decided that Michael Lohan's criminal record and current parole status were probably a bad idea for the show, according to gossip blog tabloidbaby.com.

In his place, producers reportedly cast Lohan's pal, Stephen Baldwin.

"NBC has no comment on the cast or casting of the show," an NBC spokeswoman said yesterday.

The celebrity edition of "The Apprentice" is currently filming in and around New York and reportedly features "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore, Omarosa, Kiss-frontman Gene Simmons, boxer Lennox Lewis, former model Carol Alt and Marilu Henner.

The cast of the show has been a tightly-guarded secret, although following a press conference last week details have been leaking out.


Anonymous said...

Why are you upset by being called a "gossip blog"? I've been reading this site regularly for a while, and that's exactly how I'd describe it.

Perhaps you'd be taken a lot more seriously if you would stop inserting the words "corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ" into almost everything your write.

Anonymous said...

Have to disagree with the above post. The auto-handle Tabloid Baby gave TMZ fits like a glove. I think of one and then the other.

This is a potpourri blog... a mash-up of retro stars, LA stories, forgotten details, well-worn memories, breaking scoops, all mixed in with a little spritz of analysis. (And damn---excellent grammar and sentence structure from our host!! That you certainly won't find on too many media blogs.)

Ya know what they say. Love it or leave it.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they're sticking Omarosa in the new show. I'm ready for some more of her 'tude. She's crazy!