Celebrity Apprentice’s Marlee Matlin Must Sell Home

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Well, if you’re a fan of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, then you witnessed last night’s showdown between Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and country music’s John Rich.

Amid the hoopla, two very dedicated contestants went toe-to-toe arguing persuasively as to why they should be the one to be crowned the winner of season 11.

I have to admit I was mostly unaware of John Rich’s many contributions as a songwriter and as the season progressed, I admired his tenacity and dedication to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Marlee Matlin of course, has been on the radar for some time, but her fierce dedication to the Starkey Foundation and her passion for raising money on behalf of deaf children was awe inspiring.  And while some of her management skills may have been lacking, her presentation and negotiation abilities, were outstanding!

All the more so, when you consider that she is one of the thousands of Americans who has been under the tension and stress of the recession in a very deep and personal way:  behind in her IRS payments, she’s had to put her home on the market.


This is not a celebrity who was dodging her taxes, but rather a working mom of 4 married to a police officer who saw their disposable income shrinking dramatically while their expenses continued to increase.

They were behind $50,000, and obviously had exhausted all other resources.

Matlin may not ultimately have been named the winner of Celebrity Apprentice, but hopefully her strength, style, attitude, and abilities caught the attention of someone who will sign her up right away for a suitable job.

She’s driven, experienced, and along with John Rich, made this season remarkable for making every viewer acutely aware that philanthropy is the duty of each and every one of us.  No matter the size of our contribution, altruism is something we are all capable of, at every income level.

Marlee Matlin raised the single largest amount of money in one task in the history of Celebrity Apprentice!

For now I wish her all the best in her home transaction as well as her next chapter!


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