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Omarosa Manigault fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault has been fired from the business-themed competition show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

Divided into two teams, the competitors were tasked with creating and selling their own artwork in Sunday's episode.

Manigault was fired after her team, headed by Lil' Jon, earned $175,000 from the sale, while Lisa Rinna's group raised $225,000.

Celebrities previously eliminated from the show this season are model Claudia Jordan, rockers Dee Snider and Bret Michaels, and singer LaToya Jackson.

Still in the competition are Gary Busey, Lil' Jon, Lisa Rinna, Dennis Rodman, Trace Adkins, Brande Roderick, Penn Jillette, Marilu Henner and Stephen Baldwin.


Report: 'Glee' actor Cory Montieth checks into rehab

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- Cory Monteith's publicist says the Canadian-born "Glee" cast member has checked into rehab to deal with substance-abuse issues.

The 30-year-old actor "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction," his representative told People.com Monday. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."

No other details regarding what led to the decision to seek treatment were immediately available.

Montieth has long battled drug and alcohol addiction and spent time in rehab 11 years ago, People.com said.


Former 'ER' actor Mekhi Phifer marries Reshelet Barnes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Actor Mekhi Phifer has married his longtime girlfriend Reshelet Barnes on an outdoor terrace at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., E! News reported.

About 100 family members and friends attended Saturday's ceremony.

The former "ER" star wore a white suit and made his entrance to Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" and was "completely overcome with emotion" when he saw his bride arrive in the courtyard for the service, one guest told E!

"You could tell she took his breath away. He had to wipe tears from his eyes for several minutes," the insider said.

E! did not say how long the couple has been together.


TBS renews 'Conan' through November 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- TBS announced Monday it has renewed its American late-night talk-show "Conan" through November 2015.

"When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults," Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. "Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making 'Conan' the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night. I just wish we didn't decide to tell him on April Fools' Day."

"Conan" is in its third season.

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