April 27, 2012 02:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
This week, Donald Trump fired Penn Jillette on NBC’s reality TV competition, Celebrity Apprentice. The remaining celebrity contestants are Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken, Dayana Mendoza, Lisa Lampanelli and Teresa Giudice. Did you know eliminated contestant Jillette is an author and Emmy Award winner? Keep reading to find out more about the host and magician!
Jillette and Teller joined forces in 1975 and ever since the world famous Emmy Award-winning magic duo have been performing together. Penn & Teller’s live show spent years on Broadway and now, the Las Vegas headliners enjoy the honor of having the longest-running headline show in Las Vegas. The magicians can be seen performing their show nightly at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
In 2011, the pair again was awarded Las Vegas Magicians of the Year. Penn & Teller have appeared more than 20 times on The Late Show with David Letterman as well as on other shows like The Simpsons, Friends, Top Chef and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jillette has enjoyed a solo career appearing on Dancing with the Stars, MTV Cribs and Chelsea Lately. He also hosted the NBC game show Identity. In addition he co-hosts the Discovery Channel’s Penn & Teller Tell a Lie. Jillette’s book, “God No! Signs You Might Be an Atheist and Other Magic Tales” spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list the summer of 2011.
Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays on NBC 9/8c.
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