Trump to Stewart: 'Take Responsibility'
Monday, February 20th 2006, 10:15 am
By: News On 6
NEW YORK (AP) _ Sometimes there is too much of a good thing.
Martha Stewart believes her version of NBC's popular reality show featuring Donald Trump flopped this past fall because of too much ``Apprentice.''
Her show was supposed to be the sole show, starting out by having her fire Trump on the air, she told Newsweek for its issue on newsstands Monday.
``Having two 'Apprentices' was as unfair to him as it was unfair to me,'' she said. ``But Donald really wanted to stay on.''
Trump refuted the domestic diva would have given him a pink slip, citing the fact that he co-owned the show featuring him as a boardroom boss.
``I wish she would be able to take responsibility for her failure,'' Trump told The Associated Press Sunday night in Dallas. He said her show didn't have the right tone or the right demeanor.
Stewart lost an appeal last month, ending her criminal case for lying about a stock sale that sent her to jail for five months and nearly six months of house arrest.
Her company's stock was down by more than half during the past year, but the company is doing better now, and ``we're back in spirit and in business dealings,'' Stewart told Newsweek.
Advertisers and subscribers are returning to ``Martha Stewart Living,'' her magazine. And she has new projects planned, including a Sirius Satellite Radio show and a new magazine, Blueprint.
``You just have to do what you have to do and get on with it,'' Stewart said.