Posts Tagged ‘“The Apprentice”’

Quitter ‘Apprentice’ Alum Michelle Sorro Is Now Part Of The HSN Family, As a Host

May 10, 2011

HSN has a spanking new host, Michelle Sorro, who is an alum of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.”

Since we haven’t watched “The Apprentice” in years, we never saw her on The Donald’s series.

But the blurb about her on HSN’s website cites a quote from great wit Oscar Wilde, which says, “Be yourself: Everybody is already taken.”

The burb says:

While the Oscar Wilde quote above is a favorite of Michelle Sorro, the Los Angeles native is well-known for a short quote of her own. “I quit.” That’s what she told Donald Trump on The Apprentice. “Best decision I ever made.” It’s a decision that eventually brought her to HSN, where she thinks she has the best job in the world.

Wilde is the author of one of our favorite quotes: “I can resist anything but temptation.”

The HSN web site also describes Sorro as a published author and vegan.


Ex-ShopNBC Host Charla Rines Does Stint On Australia’s TVSN For Isomers

September 22, 2010

Former ShopNBC host Charla Rines, who did duty at EmVee TV a few months ago, has another new gig.

On her Facebook page Tuesday Rines wrote, “Getting ready for my first show on TVSN in Australia as the Isomers spokesperson! Tune in at 8:30 eastern —”

Isomers is an anti-aging line that Rines often did presentations on when she was on financially ailing ShopNBC, which unceremoniously canned her early this year.

By the way, Rines had told us that she auditioned for this season’s “The Apprentice,” which features professionals who got laid off as part of the recession (we should have auditioned for that show, too). We think she would have been great.

Former ShopNBC Host Charla Rines Gives Us An Update On Her Status

June 13, 2010

Charla's as tech savvy as we are

Much-missed ex-ShopNBC host Charla Rines gave a shout-out on Facebook to her fans Friday.

Here is her post:

hi ladies and gents, i’m getting my rear kicked for not posting here! ok. life has been quiet. still looking for an opportunity. until i find one mr. cheeks is getting tired of me. he likes to be alone so he can take his nap each afternoon. finally got a cordless keyboard and mouse for my notebook. frustrating. couldn’…t get it to work. madison came over and discovered i put the mouse batteries in backwards! uhg

Don’t fret Charla. We’d probably have put the batteries in backwards, too.

We know Charla did some work for a home shopping channel in Australia, and most recently tried out for “The Apprentice.”

Ex-ShopNBC Host Charla Rines Tries Out For ‘The Apprentice,’ And We Think She’d Be Marvelous

April 21, 2010

Charla Rines

We found out what former ShopNBC host Charla Rines is up to.

The ever-popular and much-missed Rines, who got a pink slip from ShopNBC in January, may become the second home shopping figure to be a competitor on “The Apprentice.”

On Monday Rines went to a casting call for Donald Trump’s reality show. This version of the program will be about “regular folks wo have been affected by the recession,” Rines tells us.

“It was an interesting experience,” the spunky, spike-haired blonde e-mailed us. “Stood in line for about 5 hours. Worth it to see the process (thank goodness the weather was good). If I heard correctly the decision will be made in a week.”

We think Rines would be perfect for “The Apprentice.” She is larger than life, smart, funny, etc. She would be fun to watch and we bet she’d be a fierce competitor.

Joan Rivers, a longtime QVC jewelry vendor, won “The Celebrity Apprentice” show, where she often appreared on-air wearing jewelry from her QVC line.

Hey, we were laid off due to the recession. Maybe we should check into “The Apprentice,” too.