Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Matthew Broderick got together last night for the NYC premiere of their comedy caper Tower Heist. Sarah Jessica Parker, wearing a tiered Narciso Rodriguez dress and Manolo Blahnik stilettos, was out late on a school night with her 8-year-old James Wilkie to show their love and support to Matthew. Ben cozied up to his lovely wife, Christine Taylor, on the red carpet while costars Eddie, Casey Affleck, Gabourey Sidibe, and Tea Leoni posed for photos before heading into the Ziegfeld Theatre. The screening brought out a variety of famous faces like Serena Williams, Donald Trump, Doutzen Kroes, and Diddy. Director Brett Ratner moved the afterparty to Stone Rose Lounge where he and the stars of the film partied late into the night alongside Jason Sudeikis and Mary-Kate Olsen.
Donald Trump and nail polish don't exactly seem like a natural pairing — or do they? This month, The Donald (more specifically, his hotel business) is releasing a collection of five new SpaRitual nail polishes inspired by The Spa at Trump's signature gemstone treatments and Trump Hotel Collection hotels themselves. While the exclusive, eco-friendly collection can only be found at Trump's Las Vegas, Chicago, SoHo, and Waikiki Beach Walk spa locations, you can take a look at the luxe lacquers now.
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Despite dropping out of the 2012 presidential race, Donald Trump is keeping his political friends close as he met up with fellow Tea Party-er and potential GOP candidate Sarah Palin for a pizza dinner in NYC. And what, you may ask, are New Yorkers up in arms about regarding this dining date between the former Alaskan governor and Celebrity Apprentice host? The fact that they ate their pizza with forks. See more pics of the dynamic duo now.
Should one judge a person's job performance on how well he did in college? And would grades matter even more if the job was to manage a country? Now that Barack Obama's proof of birthplace has been put to rest, Donald Trump is calling out for copies of the president's college transcripts to be released, because he "heard [Obama] was a terrible student."
Trump has begun questioning the president's academic abilities because he says Obama's college grades were not up to par. The Apprentice host tells the Associated Press, "How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records."
This brings up the interesting correlation between grades and how well they predict success. A lot of employers ask for transcripts and factor in a candidate's GPA because it makes the job selection process easier. One example of a company that does this is Google, which requires a 3.0 GPA minimum for job applicants. However, these companies might be missing out on talented individuals who slip through the GPA crack. After all, as Huffington Post writer Bernard Starr points out, history has plenty of notable exceptions to the grades and success correlation rule, such as Albert Einstein, whose abysmal grade school performance led one of his teachers to assume that Einstein was "mentally retarded."
What do you think — should companies judge job applicants by their GPA?
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It was another two hours of strategizing, scheming, and Star Jones-filled fun on The Celebrity Apprentice's latest episode, "Child's Play." We saw Jose Canseco dress up in drag — kind of — and Lisa Rinna outplayed and ejected from the board room; but what's more, we learned several savvy strategies to use in our normal, real-reality careers.
Don't get bullied into a leadership role. — The ladies on team A.S.A.P. are pretty darn cut-throat. They pressured Lisa into taking the project manager role because they (or at least Nene) wanted her ousted. What's the best way to get rid of a competitor? See her fall from above. If you're not ready to take charge, like Lisa, don't. Your failure could be exactly what your competitors want and may lead to your corporate extinction.
For more strategies, read after the jump.
There's been a lot of talk about college being an unnecessary expense. Personally, I think education is a very important investment, but to each his own. Obviously, these successful executives thought otherwise, and their decision to drop out literally paid off. Guess whether these billionaires dropped out of college.Take the Quiz
The theme of the latest season of The Apprentice, which kicks off tonight, is all about second chances. The apprentice wannabes in this show have really felt the bite of the economy, and "You're fired!" is a line that they are all too familiar with.
It'll be exciting to see what type of recessionary advice Trump will give, and perhaps the competition will be fiercer this time around, because as one contestant puts it, there really is no "Plan B" for many of them. What do you get when you put a team of 16 people together with nothing to lose? I'll guess we'll find out soon.
Will you be watching tonight?
The relationship between employee and boss can be a sticky situation. Great for you if you love your boss, but if you're slightly dissatisfied with him or her, know that you're not alone. Recent results of a Careerbuilder survey show that 61 percent of respondents say their bosses don't groom them well enough for career advancement, and 45 percent say their bosses give poor feedback.
To give it a fun spin, the survey also asked which TV bosses reminded participants of their own. Looking at the choices, which TV boss reminds you the most of your own boss?