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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Singer Trace Adkins wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Singer Trace Adkins wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Country singer Trace Adkins won the all-stars edition of the business-themed competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York Sunday night.
Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Actress Lisa Rinna and rapper Lil Jon were fired on the latest edition of the business-themed competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Marilu Henner fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Marilu Henner fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Former "Taxi" actress Marilu Henner became the latest contestant fired on the all-stars edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Brande Roderick fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Brande Roderick fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Model and actress Brande Roderick became the latest contestant fired on the business-themed reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Stephen Baldwin gets the boot on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Stephen Baldwin gets the boot on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Actor Stephen Baldwin has been eliminated from the business-themed competition series "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Dennis Rodman fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Dennis Rodman fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Former basketball player Dennis Rodman became the latest contestant fired from the all-stars edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

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Omarosa Manigault fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice' ... Report: 'Glee' actor Cory Montieth checks into rehab ... Former 'ER' actor Mekhi Phifer marries Reshelet Barnes ... TBS renews 'Conan' through November 2015 ... News from United Press International.
Omarosa Manigault fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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.

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Claudia Jordan fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice' ... Will Smith says he turned down Django because it wasn't a lead role ... Prince Harry plans U.S. tour to aid wounded troops in May ... Jesse James marries fourth wife, Alexis DeJoria ... News from United Press International.
Claudia Jordan fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Claudia Jordan fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Model Claudia Jordan has become the latest contestant fired on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Jackson brings up Duncan death in fight with Manigault on 'Apprentice'

Jackson brings up Duncan death in fight with Manigault on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- La Toya Jackson brought up actor Michael Clarke Duncan's death after a fight with his fiancee Omarosa Manigault on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
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Rocker Dee Snider gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Rocker Dee Snider gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Rocker Dee Snider became the second contestant fired from the business-themed competition show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
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Penn Jillette
Penn Jillette (from left), Steven Banks as Billy the Mime and Paul Provenza arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Aristocrats" July 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. Jillette and Provenza co-created the documentary film where one hundred superstar comedians tell the same obscene joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, comedian, illusionist, juggler, bassist and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team Penn & Teller, and advocacy of atheism, libertarian philosophy, free-market economics, and scientific skepticism.

Jillette was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. His mother, Valda R. Jillette (née Parks), was a secretary, and his father, Samuel H. Jillette, worked at a correctional facility. Jillette became disenchanted with traditional illusionist acts that presented the craft as authentic magic, such as The Amazing Kreskin on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. At age eighteen, he saw a show by illusionist James Randi, and became enamored of his approach to magic that openly acknowledged deception as entertainment rather than a mysterious supernatural power. Jillette regularly acknowledges Randi as the one person on the planet he loves the most besides members of his family.

Jillette worked with high school classmate Michael Moschen in developing and performing a juggling act during the years immediately following their 1973 graduation. In 1974, Jillette graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. That same year, he was introduced to Teller by Weir Chrisimer, a mutual friend. The three then formed a three-person act called Asparagus Valley Cultural Society which played in Amherst, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California. In 1981, he and Teller teamed up as Penn & Teller, and went on to do a famous Off Broadway show.

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