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Bret Michaels first contestant fired from all-stars edition of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Rocker Bret Michaels was the first contestant fired on the all-star edition of the business-themed reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
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Blue Ivy declared worst baby name of 2012; Charlotte Grace the best

Blue Ivy declared worst baby name of 2012; Charlotte Grace the best

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Blue Ivy has been voted the worst celebrity girl name of 2012 in an online poll of about 2,000 users, U.S. website BabyNames.com announced Monday.
Michaels, Manigault heading back to 'Apprentice'

Michaels, Manigault heading back to 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels, La Toya Jackson, Omarosa Manigault and Gary Busey are to compete on "Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars" in New York, NBC said.
Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Lisa Lampanelli and Teresa Guidice have been fired from the business-themed competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza became the latest contestant fired on the business-themed reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Comedian and magician Penn Jillette was the latest contestant to be fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Paul Teutul Sr. was the latest star fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno was the latest star fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Recording artists Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider have become the latest stars fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Velasquez fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Velasquez fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Model and actress Patricia Velasquez is the latest star to be fired on TV's "Celebrity Apprentice" business-themed competition series in New York.
Tia Carrere gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Tia Carrere gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Tia Carrere was fired on the latest edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Takei booted from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Takei booted from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" icon George Takei was fired on the business-themed competition series "Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 5, 2012.
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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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