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Donald Trump decided to hire late-night talk show host Arsenio Hall over Clay Aiken in last night’s The Celebrity Apprentice live finale. Aresnio may have had a few run-ins with fellow cast member Aubrey O’Day, but he helped raise $522,100 for his charity, The Magic Johnson foundation. Just under $2 million was raised for charity on the duration of the show.
“Arsenio Hall clearly demonstrated that he has what it takes to be a winner,” said Mr. Trump. “As the new Celebrity Apprentice, he represents all the qualities necessary to follow through and come out on top with very significant winnings for his charity, Magic Johnson Foundation. Arsenio was smart and a good team player. He proved he had a winning strategy to make it through the grueling schedule. I congratulate him on his win—Arsenio’s a star all the way and clearly back on top.”
“Allow me to begin by saying, Woof Woof Woof! This has been an amazing experience,” said Hall. “I can’t wait to deliver this $250,000 check to my friend “Erv” (Magic) for The Magic Johnson Foundation – it’s a dream to be able to support the important work they do on a daily basis and I am humbled to be able to contribute to their ongoing mission. Working with Mr. Trump and his incredible staff on “The Celebrity Apprentice” has been an honor. And last but never least – I want to congratulate my lil’ brother Clay because tonight WE are both truly winners! Reality’s Batman and Robin! I will always treasure that friendship.”
Photo from NBC