'Evil' Morgan Wins Celebrity Apprentice

British journalist-turned-U.S. TV talent show judge PIERS MORGAN beat country star TRACE ADKINS to win Thursday night's (27Mar08) live final of DONALD TRUMP's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. Morgan won the battle - billed by Trump as "good versus evil" - by raising the most money for his chosen charity, thanks to a little help from music mogul pal Simon Cowell, who handed over $100,000 (GBP50,000) for a shopping trip with Trump's daughter Ivanka. Former British royal Sarah Ferguson and musical maestro Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber also stepped in, with the theatre impresario donating a pair of opening night tickets for the Phantom of the Opera sequel he is currently writing. They helped Morgan raise $376,000 (GBP188,000) at an auction he held for his charity Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund - which helps soldiers wounded in combat and the families of those killed at war. His win guaranteed the charity a further $250,000 (GBP125,000). But Morgan's tactics in beating rival Adkins didn't win him fans in the U.S. Network bosses at NBC have been inundated with complaints about his ruthless style. Trump, however, paid tribute to the man he described as a "vicious guy", saying, "You did an amazing job and you beat the hell out of everybody. And you won by far more than anybody."


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If you have to be a jerk and inconsiderate like Piers, and play dirty like Trump, then I don't care to have money. I'd rather have my pride and integrity, earning fairly and honestly. Being in the business world, I treat others with respect, just as I like to be treated. It works for me. I maynot be rich but I have made a good name for myself. Mr Trump hired the wrong person. Trace is better than either one of them. I'd go out to dinner with Trace and would not even consider with Trump and Piers. I'd be treated like the lady I am and Trace would be a gentleman whereas Trump and Piers would spend their time trying to impress.I'd much rather spend time with Trace than jerks.The outcome of the show set the wrong example. Playing dirty and doing whatever to get you to the top is not good work ethics. I just hope people realizes that and do not duplicate the way business is done. That's bad business and it comes back to haunt you.
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