President Donald Trumpâ€™s lawyer Michael Cohen is not taking over as new host of â€śThe Celebrity Apprentice,â€ť despite a ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this absurd rumor. Cohen himself tells us itâ€™s not true.
According to the website Naughty Gossip, the presidentâ€™s attorney has been pitching a revival of the NBC reality series, in which heâ€™d take on the bossâ€™s role. A so-called â€śsourceâ€ť tells the blog, â€śMichael is loving the new spotlight and thinks this is the time to start his own TV career. He thinks he would be a great replacement for Donald and knows the show made Donald a star.â€ť The outletâ€™s seemingly nonexistent tipster concludes, â€śNow it is Michaelâ€™s time to shine.â€ť
The siteâ€™s article is based on information from an anonymous and untraceable â€śinsider,â€ť but Gossip Cop checked in with Cohen himself to get to the bottom of these claims. The attorney exclusively tells us the story is â€ścomplete nonsense,â€ť and he never pitched a reboot of â€śThe Celebrity Apprenticeâ€ť starring himself.
Itâ€™s also worth noting, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said last year that the network has â€śno plansâ€ť for another season of â€śThe Apprentice,â€ť adding, â€śI donâ€™t think you will see it back anytime soon.â€ť The executive even went as far as to say, â€śI donâ€™t know when we would start thinking about it again.â€ť
In January 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger took over for Trump as host of â€śThe New Celebrity Apprentice,â€ť but the show was met with backlash and poor ratings. The season ended on a low note with the finale attracting the least viewers in the showâ€™s history. Considering the recent reboot was a total bust, itâ€™s highly unlikely NBC would want to revive the show even if Cohen were campaigning for it, which he isnâ€™t.
Additionally, Naughty Gossip doesnâ€™t have the best track record when it comes to accurately reporting about a Trump stafferâ€™s supposed reality TV plans. Last year, Gossip Cop called out the blog for wrongly reporting that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault was joining â€śThe Real Housewives of Atlanta.â€ť The presidentâ€™s former adviser wound up as a cast member on â€śCelebrity Big Brotherâ€ť instead.
Also, this isnâ€™t the first time weâ€™ve had to shoot down a made-up story about a high-profile figure taking over â€śThe Celebrity Apprentice.â€ť Shortly after Schwarzenegger announced he wouldnâ€™t be returning as host last year, Gossip Cop debunked a phony tabloid story claiming Caitlyn Jenner was taking the reigns. Obviously, that didnâ€™t happen, and Cohen wonâ€™t be sitting in the boardroom either.