Kwame Jackson

Kwame Jackson may have lost to Bill Rancic in the first season of The Apprentice, but he’s still a winner. The Harvard Business School graduate has taken his 15 minutes of reality TV fame and run with it. Jackson, 30, is in the process of writing a book (tentatively titled Betting on Yourself), is putting deals together with his company, Legacy Holdings LLC (which he founded with two college friends), and will host his own CNN business-themed show in the spring.

Secrets to Surviving Survivor

The days are getting shorter, the air is cooling (well, in theory, anyway) … as fall approaches, so does the new season of reality shows. As we get ready for the ninth installment of Survivor (on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, beginning Sept. 16), we asked All-Stars winner Amber Brkich: Any advice for the new contestants? “My advice for them?

Kwame Fired Again, at Trump Beauty Bash

BOOTED: The Apprentice runner-up Kwame Jackson, 29, who was scheduled to judge the Miss Universe pageant Tuesday night in Quito, Ecuador, was removed from the judging panel and asked to return next year after he was seen participating in “inadvertent interaction” with contestants at the official delegate hotel, say reports. Jackson says he was meeting friends who were staying at the JW Marriott Hotel when he greeted a few of the comely contestants.

Crowe Charms the Locals

So Russell Crowe walks into a bar … No, really. While in Toronto filming The Cinderella Man, Crowe took in a performance by singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves at nightspot Hugh’s Room. Slimmed down for his role (as Depression-era fighter Jim Braddock) and unassuming, Crowe, who arrived right before the second set, surprisingly attracted little notice. He even agreed to sign a Master and Commander DVD for a Rounder Records rep who bought him a drink – but only if it was the deluxe edition.

'Apprentice' Kwame Becoming a Maverick

Forget being hired or fired by The Donald. Kwame’s got an offer from The Mark.

After considering several offers, Harvard MBA Kwame Jackson said during a taping of CNN’s Larry King Live this week that he’s close to finalizing a deal to work with billionaire mogul Mark Cuban.

“It’s going to take quite a bit of time to flush out the details,” Jimmy Floyd, Jackson’s manager, tells PEOPLE.

Cuban’s offer includes handling an investment portfolio and working on operations for the Dallas Mavericks, the basketball team owned by Cuban, according to reports.

Kwame's New Job: Entertainment Producer

“The Apprentice” runner-up Kwame Jackson is facing no lack of attention – or job offers, according to the whirlwind of reports surrounding the laid-back Harvard MBA.

“This was basically a chance to have NBC pay for a 15-episode Kwame commercial in a business environment,” Jackson said of himself and his appearances on the NBC reality series, which concluded its first season last Thursday with Donald Trump’s selection of Bill Rancic, and not Jackson, to run one of his projects.

Power Couple Unplugged on 'Apprentice'

Lovebirds Nick Warnock and Amy Henry got the boot from Donald Trump on Thursday night’s edition of “The Apprentice,” whittling the final competition down to just two: Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson.

Those finalists will duke it out in next week’s live two-hour finale, at which the Donald will award a $250,000 leadership job in one of his companies to the winner.