Who is David Cassidy and why is he famous?
Green celebrity David Cassidy is best known for his role as Keith Partridge from the 1970s television show The Partridge Family. At his peak, he was the highest paid live performer of his time. He still occasionally sings songs from the show. Cassidy submitted a doodle for National Doodle Day in 2008 to raise awareness about the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, which can lead to a host of disfigurements and other conditions. He was hoping to benefit the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, but was fired in the first week of Celebrity Apprentice 4.
Radar Online reports:
In the end, the women’s team sold more pizza — $170,000 worth, and that was enough to make them the winning team. That meant the men lost, and among the guys, Cassidy brought in the least money; in fact, his big ‘get’ was a $1,000 order made by his own daughter, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy.
Awww, David Cassidy, c’mon. Did you pay her to do it too? We know that you’re a green celebrity and friendly to the environment and people around you, but business is a little more cut-throat, you know?
Cassidy unfortunately was a little too soft for The Donald (Donald Trump) even though he didn’t earn the least amount of money for the pizzaria. [Jose Canseco earned nothing, though that may be less than "least".] Green celebrity David Cassidy just couldn’t come to terms with the backstabbing that is inherent in big business (or with the other famed celebrities on Celebrity Apprentice 4). Donald Trump saw Cassidy as a liability in business, apparently, and gave him the axe. At least he had the distinction of being the first one fired.
Las Vegas Sun reported the following from David Cassidy:
“I’m sure the show is going to be very successful. Once they began doing ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ apparently the audience wasn’t that keen on the ordinary apprentice. That is probably the best indictment with our fascination with celebrity in our culture, which drives me crazy.”
“The one person I connected to — if you knew me, you would understand why. But it was a guy, and he and I are diametrically, in terms of peoples’ perception, totally different,” he said. “We’re completely different physically. Our careers are totally different, but we bonded really well, and we worked together just brilliantly and became friends.
That friend turned out to be Jose Canseco. But Jose Canseco confornted Survivor star Richard Hatch on Celebrity Apprentice 4 in ways that David Cassidy was unwilling to do. Richard Hatch actually shoved David Cassidy on the first episode as he belittled The Partirdge Family actor and singer. Then again, Hatch probably had some pent up frustration since he is back in jail for still failing to pay his taxes.
It’s unfortunate that David Cassidy left the cast so early, but we’re sure he’s a nice enough guy to continue his green celebrity work anywhere he goes. His time on Celebrity Apprentice 4 may be up, but he’s got a lot of good work yet to do.
The Celebrity Apprentice 4 will air its third episode Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 9 p.m., on NBC.
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