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John Rich Wins ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Posted on May 23, 2011 by

Country singer John Rich went all the way to winning ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ reports Billboard. Rich won $250,000 for charity.

Rich was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday’s finale of the NBC reality show, but proved victorious.

Host Donald Trump said it was his toughest ‘Apprentice’ ruling yet. “I’ve never had to go through something like this… You’ve both been amazing,” Trump told the pair before announcing his choice on the live portion of the program.

This season began in March with 16 contestants, each competing in business-oriented tasks around Manhattan to raise money for and publicize their favorite causes. The final challenge had called for competing promotional campaigns for a brand of soda.

Rich of the duo ‘Big & Rich’ won a $250,000 check for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Matlin had been playing for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will be back yet again next season. I personally wanted Star Jones to win this season – her ruthlessness was both admirable and entertaining.

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