TV One looks at turning points in the lives of celebrities with “Life After” (10 p.m. Sept. 13), including Omarosa (“The Apprentice”), Al Reynolds (the former Mr. Starr Jones) and Darryl “Chill” Mitchell (an actor in the upcoming Fox sitcom “Brothers” and formerly of “Ed”).
Omarosa on her place in the entertainment firmament: “I have done 20+ reality shows. I enjoy doing it and clearly I’m good at it because I’ve been at the top of reality for the last six years.”
Omarosa on the impact of reality TV in her life: “I got divorced after ‘The Apprentice’ and I really didn’t like him before ‘The Apprentice’ so I can’t really blame it on reality TV.”
Omarosa on reality TV as an income source: “I was working in the White House for $56,000, 18-hour days, didn’t see my family. I can come to L.A., do a reality show for $100,000, shoot it in 12 days. … For ‘The Surreal Life’ I made $75,000 for eight or nine days of taping. … I love the government but, seriously, reality TV is so much more economically satisfying.”