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02/21/12 09:50 PM
02/22/12 05:09 PM
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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another season of The
Celebrity Apprentice. This year we have more celebrities than ever and
you know that means... more firings, more Boardrooms, more drama and,
most importantly, more incredible charities to raise money for! We have
an amazing lineup with names such as Lou Ferrigno, Adam Carolla, Paul
Teutul Sr., Victoria Gotti, Dee Snyder and Lisa Lampanelli. From
comedians, actors, and housewives to singers and models the cast this
season came with their game faces on ready to work for their charity and
trying their hardest to avoid hearing my father's famous words.
I always find the dynamics of the first episode so interesting.
Everyone is getting to know one another and you almost believe the group
is one big happy family. But as an avid fan you know that it quickly
becomes quite the opposite... Coming into this season, we find out
instantly that no one wants to mess with Victoria. I personally loved
when they switched to the mob music for Victoria's intro... much more
appropriate. After meeting with my father, the teams split off to their
war rooms to choose a team name and project manager. The frat boys came
up with some "creative" choices, and I sort of hoped that they would
choose one of Adam's suggested names just so we could all hear the
explanation to my father. I didn't think the "Honey Badgers" was all
that bad... They ended up with "Unanimous" and then moved on to the
harder decision: who would be the first PM. Unlike the women's team, no
one on the men's side was quick to jump up and volunteer. After a
challenge from Adam, Paul Sr. stepped up. I liked that Paul confidently
took the lead on this task. Over on Team Forte, the choice for PM was
simple. Patricia was focused and was determined to take on the first
The teams made their way to the Boardroom and soon after would be
making their way to the kitchens at Cafe Metro to make sandwiches. While
the teams were in their planning phases, Paul Sr. nonchalantly brought
up that he would be able to bring in a half a million dollars for this
task. I love the confidence but don't necessarily think it was the best
idea to announce numbers so early on in the game. By doing so, I think
the rest of his team felt it was not as crucial to bring in their big
money donors. For example, Clay then announced he would save his "big
guns" for another task. While the men's team was coming up with their
concept, Penn pointed out the importance of branding and urged the team
to remain focused on the Orange County Chopper theme with Paul Sr. being
their PM. I liked Penn's ability to recognize the importance of
branding and cohesive messaging.
Forte put together a red carpet theme, and while I think it worked
very well, I wasn't surprised, as this theme is used at least once every
season in some capacity. As the teams were planning their sandwich
strategy all were very focused on entertainment and who would be out
front with the customers. I think Victoria brought up a very good point
in asking who would be making the sandwiches. With groups filled with
actors, comedians, athletes and models it's easy to put together a great
"face" for your event, but I think the teams often forget that the
behind-the-scenes preparation is as important, if not more important, a
consideration. Early on you almost always see this struggle of who is a
bigger celebrity or name. The women's group was no exception.
Overall I think the teams worked very well together. I was surprised
that as PM, Patricia wasn't more concerned with Victoria's tardiness,
but she did however do a great job empowering her team and conveying her
passion for her charity. By doing this, I think she propelled her group
to bring in some great donors and friends. On the men's team, Clay did a
great job of upselling their customers and through that was able to
bring in a great deal of money. Paul, who may be a bit "rough around the
edges" as my sister Ivanka said, had tremendous support from friends
and I think with his no nonsense attitude was able to lead the frat boys
It was time for the first Boardroom. Sitting across from the largest
group we have had to date, I think the tension and nervousness was
certainly apparent. At the same time, there was huge confidence in the
room. Both teams really felt as though they had brought this one home. I
love when we see that forcefulness in the Boardroom, and although
people don't often say it, you can almost always tell when a PM or team
feels that they haven't performed well or that their head is about to be
on the chopping block. This was quite the contrary in our first firing
session. Patricia and Paul both were confident that they had won. As we
know, it's all a numbers game and in our first fundraising task, Paul
Sr. with his "Chopper" themed sandwiches was the winner. The money went
to an incredible cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And although
Patricia was not able to win this time for her charity, The Wayuu Taya
Foundation, a charity very close to her heart, she was able to bring
tremendous awareness to it, which is invaluable.
The men left the ladies to battle it out, but there really was no
huge brawl to be had. Instead, Patricia's choices to bring two ladies
back in were quite simple, Victoria for her lack of focus during the
actual task and Cheryl who was not working at the same fast pace as the
other women. When we sat across from all three ladies it was clear that
my father made the right choice in firing Cheryl. She was a great icon
and businesswoman, but she didn't seem to have the same fight and fire
as the other celebrities. In my opinion, this was the right decision, as
she would not have lasted very long given the nature of what lies
02/23/12 09:54 AM
02/23/12 08:51 PM
The men's team on this season of The Celebrity Apprentice has no shortage of alpha males, and on the next episode two of them go toe-to-toe in hand-to-hand combat.
In our advance clip, Lou Ferrigno and reality star Paul Teutul Sr. (American Chopper)
rehearse a sword fight for an event at Medieval Times. While in the
heat of the moment, Lou seems to lose sight of safety concerns, leaving
Paul reasonably concerned.
"I'm going to go after [Paul], because this is a fight and we're two macho men," said Lou. "I want to give a good performance."
02/24/12 06:57 PM
Hi there Gasmii!
This week on Celebrity Apprentice, we met the contestants and had to
send one of them packing. The episode started off with Sparky strolling
across the stage of the Lincoln Center while an orchestra serenaded him
with the show’s theme song. All the contestants were huddled in a group
waiting for him, which is pretty amusing, because there are some big
egos in that crowd. Imagine these movie stars, models and Grammy winners
having to be their own stand-in and waiting on the Trumpster! I guess
it goes to show what people are willing to do for charity.
But then again, they’ll do anything to stay in the spotlight.
Sparky welcomes the new contestants and talks about how the Lincoln
Center is the largest performing arts space in the world, which is why
they will make sandwiches for their first challenge. I don’t know what
his point was – something about money being raised to renovate the
center. Then Sparky starts to randomly talk to a few of the contestants.
Arsenio starts off with a joke about not wanting to be the first black man to lose to Clay Aiken. Awkward!
This is me laughing after drinking your blood, Arsenio!
Then Sparky talks to Teresa and agrees with her as she says she’s the
fiery Italian housewife. Except she seems meek and quiet. Then Sparky
looks at her and says, “go ahead.” Go ahead and what? Poor girl is as
perplexed as I am.
What do I say?
She tells us who she is and Sparky listens in, nodding approvingly.
WTF? This whole thing feels really weird and awkward. Teresa tells us
she has two cookbooks on the NY Times bestseller list.
Please. A dead cat could write a cook book!
Sparky starts talking to Lisa and mentions how she roasted him on
Comedy Central and now he intends to get her back. She laughs and tells
him she’s very afraid of him right now. Then she says it’s great to be
the only black woman standing on the dais. WTF kind of bizarre world
have I been sucked into?
BTW, Debbie Gibson looks viscious!
Then Adam Corolla tells us he’s playing for a charity called White
Kids without Eye Pads. Everyone laughs politely and I have to ask; is
this guy really funny? Because everything that comes out of his mouth is
always a joke and it’s never a funny one. At least it doesn’t speak to
my sense of humor. And it’s so boring knowing that the first thing he
always says is a bad joke. He’s playing for Catholic Big Brothers.
What about this man doesn’t say pasty dough boy?
9 more pages of this at TVGasm
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Simdog11 wrote:Where was Adam tonight?
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RobbinAnber wrote:Watch this preview at ET. It's very tellinghttp://www.etonline.com/t...ty_Apprentice/index.html
03/02/12 11:06 PM
"Jay Leno is funny"
03/02/12 11:22 PM
JoshCflyring wrote:So the next three confirmed boots are George, Dayana, and Tia.
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