Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 | 5:32 p.m.
Hometown rocker Vince Neil raised a staggering — and record — $200,000 for our beloved charity Keep Memory Alive on Monday while filming new episodes of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” with action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger taking over the Donald Trump role in the board room.
Vince is still going strong on Day 2 after hitting the phones Monday for support from fans, family, friends, fellow musicians and Las Vegas restaurateurs. He’s earmarked some of the funds for the late star chef Kerry Simon’s Fight MSA foundation at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health downtown.
Today, Vince has set an additional $100,000 goal in a sales campaign challenge at his pop-up cupcakes and doughnut store at See’s Candy on S. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Luxor headliner comedian Carrot Top talked Dollar Loan Center founder Chuck Brennan into lending his jet to fly them back and forth so that the redheaded zany props comic could help sell Vince’s creations on the sidewalk to fans.
We won’t know the final result of Vince’s efforts until the new season airs in September, but so far he hasn’t been fired and has safely reached the halfway point of filming.
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