Monday, January 21, 2008

More Reaction to Gene Simmons' Firing on Celebrity Apprentice

My own view on Gene Simmons' approach to Celebrity Apprentice was that he wasn't getting paid much to do the show, so he probably just wanted to go on for a few weeks, create some buzz and have Donald Trump fire him in a blaze of glory before he could become stale to the audience. Whether you like or dislike KISS, you can't say those guys don't know showmanship. He has mastered the George Costanza art of leaving while you're on top.

CNBC has an interview with Gene Simmons done by Jim Cramer, who was a guest judge with Ivanka.

Perhaps I'm in the minority for liking Gene in general and on the Celebrity Apprentice in particular, as the blogosphere seems glad he's gone. See here, here and here, for example.

Here is a poll asking if people think Gene wanted to be fired.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you that Gene probably wanted to end it that way.

Reality TV News Blog said...

Seems like Gene maxed out his exposure and publicity by going out that way.