Who is Meat Loaf and why is he famous?
Rocker and actor Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) is probably best known for his Grammy Award-winning song I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That). However, the artist known as Meat Loaf got his film debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). He also made an appearance in Fight Club.
In 2007, he auctioned an autographed guitar to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Earlier this year he won ESPN’s Fantasy Football Charity League to benefit The Painted Turtle, the world’s largest family of camps devoted to children with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
Currently green celebrity Meat Loaf is the host of a celebrity game show Rock and a Hard Place that pits rockers against one another in an ultimate battle of the bands. The show premiered in 2008 on the 101 Network, a network exclusive to DirecTV customers. Each team of contestants plays for its chosen charity.
Meat Loaf has offered several stories about how he got his famous name, but most sources confirm that his father teased him about his weight when he was young, calling the green celebrity “Meat”. Supposedly the “Loaf” was added in high school. It should come as no surprise that Meat Loaf might exaggerate the origins, though. He is well known for his operatics.
Asked about his age, and whether he was born in 1947 or 1951, the green celebrity famously replied: “1951. I have it on my passport and driving license. [I said 1947 in my autobiography] because I just wanted to maintain a constant lie. I was born in 1951 but see what a great thing it is, because everybody asks me? And I can keep it up – I can tell you I was born in 1952. Names and ages piss me off. So I just continually lie.”
Meat Loaf steps up as project manager for the men and Lisa Rinna is selected as project manager for the women. NeNe Leakes is honest when she says that the women selected Lisa because they know she can’t handle the job and they can get her off the team now.
Both Celebrity Apprentice teams seem to have troubles with the task. At one point Meat Loaf realizes he sent part of his team to the wrong location and he even admits that he is doing a terrible job as project manager.
But if the green celebrity known as Meat Loaf can manage to come out on top for Celebrity Apprentice 4, his winnings will go to The Painted Turtle, which he has been supporting for several years.
The third episode of Celebrity Apprentice 4 will be airing Sunday, March 20, 2011.