Donald Trump on 'Apprentice,' 'Idol,' and Michael Douglas

The Donald talks to "Extra's" AJ Calloway about the new season of "The Apprentice," the "American Idol" judges -- and his friend Michael Douglas.

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"Michael is a friend of mine, and he's doing fine," Trump said. "He's tough, he's smart, and his wife is great."

As for the news Jennifer Lopez is the next "Idol" judge to be confirmed, Trump agreed. "She'll be a good choice. She is a terrific person."

But the thing Trump is most excited about is 10th season of "The Apprentice." "We do have some real villains," the TV mogul promised, "We had some people who turned out to be bad apples, and we have some who turned out to be really inspirational people."

"The Apprentice" premieres Thursday, Sept. 16 on NBC.