Donald Trump, the American businessman and host of 'Celebrity Apprentice', has responded to jokes made about him by the President Barack Obama, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Donald Trump recently stated that he will run for the Presidential Election in 2012 but is yet to make an official announcement.
At the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday evening (30th April 2011), Obama made a series of quips about the outspoken Trump, saying, "I know he's taken some flack lately. But no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that's because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?" The evening's host SETH MEYERS also directed jibes at Trump, saying, "Donald Trump said that he was running for president as a Republican. That's funny, because I thought he was running as a joke". Responding to the criticism, Trump gave an interview to CNN, saying, "I thought some of what the president did was pretty good. I understand it. It was a lion's pit. I was walking into it. I've been there before and I thought it was an entertaining evening".
Donald Trump said he would be "announcing something prior to June", concerning his possible Presidential run. The 64-year-old said he would wait until his reality television show 'Celebrity
Ed Asner, aged 81, is set to appear on a multi-episode arc on the USA Network series ROYAL PAINS, TV Guide reports.
Featuring in two episodes in the upcoming series, Asner will play Ted Roth, the grandfather of Hank played by Mark Feuerstein and Evan played by Paulo Costanzo. This comes in conjunction with the arrival of Hank and Evan's father Henry Winkler, whom was introduced in the previous series.
The former Screen Actors Guild President is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and his recent return to CMT's original sitcom 'Working Class'. Asner will next be seen in the HBO movie 'Too Big To Fail'. The third series of 'Royal Pains' is set to start in the US on June 29th.