Pete Rose, The Apprentice?
It worked for Jerry Springer – so could a shot on a popular reality TV show jump start Pete Rose’s career?
Baseball all-time hit king, who was banned from baseball in 1989, could be a contestant on "The Apprentice" in the 2007-08 TV season. Mogul Donald Trump plans a celebrity version his NBC reality show this winter.
Trump told the New York Post that Rose and Carmen Electra, another Cincinnati West Side native, also could be on the show, in which contestants play for a charity.
Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Joan Rivers, Naomi Judd, George Foreman, Tony Hawk, Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon and original "Apprentice" villain Amorosa also are under consideration, he says. "There are more than a hundred others who want to be on the show," Trump told the paper.http://www.nypost.com/seven/08202007/gossip/pagesix/pagesix.htm
Wendy Luckenbill, NBC’s publicist for "The Apprentice," says details have not been finalized.
"The next version of The Apprentice will be a celebrity edition for later this season. The celebs will be playing for charity. No premiere date or production date has been determined yet. The celebs aren't locked just yet. All are still being negotiated at this time," she says.
If you were the executive producer, would you cast Pete for the show? Or would he be far down your list, given the choices Trump says he has? How would Pete do on the show? Would you bet that Rose could do anything to improve his image? What are the odds?