Last Spring, Joan Rivers taped two appearances on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and the first one airs tonight at 8p. On Friday at NBC’s TCA Winter Press Day, Donald Trump, Executive Producer Mark Burnett and the remaining contestants talked about the legend appearing on tonight’s episode.
Trump said that it might be one of the best in the show’s run because she helped him with making a tough decision. He described her work as his adviser as, “She was fantastic. She was strong. She was vibrant.”
The late comedian also appears on episode later this season, and it was filmed just days before she went in for that fateful surgery. Therefore, they had decide whether to air her episodes or edit her out. The production team decided to turn the episodes into a tribute to the past winner. In turn, they got to spectacular shows in her honor.
Now we know how the bosses feel about her, so how did the employees feel about meeting her. Vivica A Fox, who has been in the business for more than a few years, said they were all star struck when they saw her. Then she added, “When she walked in, we were all so very pleasantly surprised. It was like Joan!” What advice did the Season 2 winner have for them, the actress said, “She was very kind, very honest, and a hard worker, and that’s what she told us would make us successful on Celebrity Apprentice.”
Kenya Moore is never one who has a loss for words and she had several to say about Rivers. She said, “She’s this little powerhouse of a woman, very short in stature, but she was so big in heart, and she got around really well.” The Bravo Housewife added, “She made us all feel welcome, and she just really made us want to raise more money for our charities and give it all we have.”
Finally, for Geraldo Rivera it was a long due reunion for the two. Back in the early ’90s the two of them had daytime talk shows and taped next to each other. He was grateful to see his neighbor again, which made it so much more upsetting when she died just days later.
For now let’s not focus on her death, let’s focus on the great legacy she left behind including The Celebrity Apprentice.
Yesterday on Celebrity Apprentice, Shawn Johnson told Vivica A Fox, at the beginning of challenge, she wasn’t feeling well because of her monthly problem. Well the Kill Bill vixen didn’t take to well to that revelation. So during the boardroom, she brought it up to Donald Trump when he asked her who she thinks should go home.
Oh no, she didn’t? Oh yes, she did. When explaining why the Olympic Gymnast checked out on her, she said, “She had a monthly problem that was bothering her and I just felt that she was not herself.” Trump responded with, “She has a monthly woman’s problem?” Without skipping a beat, she told him, “Yes, sir. She got her damn period.”
There is an unwritten girl code, you don’t reveal that information to a man. You don’t break the sisterhood of the comfortable pants for anything and anyone. It’s just understood. But I guess no one shared that information with the Sharknado 2 star. Maybe the 50 year old beauty has forgotten what it is like to be visited by Aunt Flo? When that bitch comes for a visit, you don’t want to deal with people, much less take part in a stupid challenge with a bunch of Alpha ladies. So Shawn, as a woman, I am totally on your side in this case. Hopefully, the bitchiness that comes along with your monthly will kick in and you will give it to the Project Manager of that challenge on the next episode.
You see, the women won, so none of them got eliminated. The men on the other hand have their own Aunt Flo that they want to get rid of and his name is Geraldo Rivera. Personally, I think as much as we all want to see him out, he is going to win it all. Trump likes those kind of people on his NBC show, see Piers Morgan, the late Joan Rivers and Arsenio Hall.
Ever since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge got popular, I have been wanting to see two people do it. Today, Donald Trump and Dolly Parton heard my prayers and let their hair get wet for ALS.
In a millions years, OK since the viral sensation is dying down, did I expect either one of them to accept it. However, today both of them braved the water and we got see what their ‘hair’ looks like when it’s drenched.
I honestly thought that Donald Trump was going to look like Cousin It from The Addams Family, but sadly, he didn’t. In fact, it didn’t look like that front section was that long. So how does it create his look? Some mysteries I guess will always be left to the unknown. But there was one mystery solved today, and that is that Trump’s hair is real because fake hair could not have survived that.
Now when it comes to Dolly Parton, the Country Crooner, is just so gosh darn cute. Plus, her wig really held up to the challenge and stayed on. And you boys got to see her in a wet T-shirt. Something I am sure made you guys really happy.
Happy as I am that they accepted the challenge and donated money for a good cause.
Donald Trump was on The Late Show yesterday and he had a little message for David Letterman. I have no idea what it says because I can’t stop looking at his hair. Seriously, how long must it be to create that flip so far away from his head. He probably gives Crystal Gayle a run for the money when it comes to who has longer hair. And her’s is down to the floor.
Even though NBC has yet to announce that there will be another season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump announced on Twitter today that he has pretty much cast the show. If he considers that names like Vince Neil and Shanna Moakler are amazing than he is more out of touch with celebrity reality than we think.
When it comes to the competition show, I hope that NBC brings it back because I have to admit I like it. I just hope that if they do bring it back, it is only on for an hour because the two hour shows drag on and on and on. We don’t need an hour of the boardroom deliberations. Even the best ones get boring after 15 minutes. Plus no one wants to sit through that much Trump.
NBC has yet to announce that they will be doing another season of Celebrity Apprentice, but that isn’t stopping the rumors of who might be doing the show. Norm Clarke is reporting that Vince Neil is telling people in Las Vegas that he will be on the show’s upcoming season. Not only is the columnist reporting the singer will be in the boardroom, he also says that Shanna Moakler might also be vying to be The Celebrity Apprentice.
If this is true, then it looks like this season’s contestants are shaping up to be a Motley Crue. Sorry, it was too easy!
Fame Flynet posted some closeup pictures of Donald Trump’s hair from the front and from the side. Well I found myself analyzing it as anyone would, and I still can’t explain it. Can you? It is like the 9th Wonder of the World.
Tonight at 9p Penn Gillette and Trace Adkins are vying to be the winner of Celebrity Apprentice, but only one of them will be #1 All-Star on the NBC show. If they are truly going by the sales of the ice cream, then I would have to say that Trace (my choice) is going to win because I can’t find his ice cream anywhere near me. I was able to find a few of Penn’s at some of the stores, but I had no luck with Trace’s. But we know it isn’t only about the sales of the Delish Ice Cream, and tonight we will find out what Donald Trump was looking for from his All-Stars to be his #1 man!
I was on a conference call with the three men and each of them described what they admired about the other one. The country singer said “I just straight up from an animalistic caveman type of view of this whole situation Penn Jillette is probably, no offense Mr. Trump, probably the most brilliant individual that I have in my rolodex. Just I’ve been a fan of his and friend of his for a few years now and I’ve just had the most respect for the quality of work that he’s done over the year and, you know, he’s a smart, smart guy; multi-talented, you know. That’s enough accolades for him.”
So what did the Vegas Magician have to say, he said “Trace is wicked smart; very, very talented; has the best voice in country music; and he’s also honest. And that is a quality that can be lost on this show and I think that, you know, if there’s one thing this show can be proud of I think it’s that someone as honest as Trace can do this well on the show. It kind of shows that the backstabbing and the disingenuous spins doesn’t necessarily get you to win. And I love that and I’m proud about that.”
And what did Trump have to say about both men, he said ” One thing that is a little bit different is these two guys I believe really like each other. Usually we have people that get into the finals that don’t like each other. I usually like that better by the way but I won’t say that. But usually we have people that do not like each other in the finals. These two people really like each other.”
Although if Trace would’ve had his way when he was picking his team in the first episode, we might’ve had a different final two. As he explained, “I’m not really surprised but I have to say from day one when I showed up and I got to peruse the cast I thought if I was going to win this thing that Penn was going to be the man I was going to have to beat. And that’s why I chose him first when I was given the opportunity to choose my team I picked him. And then I was going to pick Omarosa and use her to dispatch Penn. But Bret picked her and I knew immediately he’d made a mistake and she cut his throat the first week.” Could you imagine Omarosa going after a man who is twice her size? He might be one of the few people who could magically make her disappear.
So even though tonight is the season finale, Trump says he already casting for next season. Even though NBC has yet to confirm it is happening.
Yesterday on The Celebrity Apprentice before Donald Trump announced who won the challenge, he asked the All-Stars if he should change his hair. In a word “YES!!!”
Not only did he ask if his hair should be styled more like his son Eric’s, he also spent some time joking about how it’s real and not a comb over. As he put it is a “comb back, forward and back.” So that is what it is? Now we have a better understanding of what that thing is that lives on the top of his head.
Celebrity Apprentice is back on NBC tonight at 9p with an All-Star edition. They are Trace Adkins, Dee Snider, Dennis Rodman, Omarosa, Penn Jillette, Gary Busey, LaToya Jackson, Lil Jon, Stephen Baldwin, Marilu Henner, Lisa Rinna, Brande Roderick, Claudia Jordan and Bret Michaels. And it should be an interesting season.
Recently I was on a conference call with Donald Trump to talk about this season and I asked why this group of All-Stars. He said, “It has just been a chemistry thing. We wanted the right chemistry. You never know if it’s going to work but we picked people and the chemistry really did work.” He explained to someone else on the call, “Well it just seemed good. You know, we’ve had so many people that have done so well on the show. They didn’t win but they did really well and they were really liked by the audience because ultimately it is about them being liked by the audience.”
But there is one winner who returned to play the game and Trump told us how he reacted when he heard Bret Michaels coming back. He said, “Bret already won it. And to be honest I was a little surprised that Bret, because the others are sitting next to me as my advisors, the other winners. And Bret really wanted to go on the show and really make a lot of money for his charity and that took a lot of courage.” Then he added, “As somebody that won the show, I was surprised. I don’t think I would have done it. But as somebody that had won the show and then to go back for a second I think took a lot of courage. And he did that because of his, you know, you raise a lot of money for your charity. And I think it’s going to end up being very good for him too. We’ll see how that all turns out.”
He also summarized the rest of the cast before highlighting just one of them. The Firer said, “Well it’s a strong cast. It’s a very smart group of people. They’re people that have done well in life and also in the show, for the most part in the show and in life in all cases. It’s a very nasty show.” Then he explained why, “I mean, there are some deals, Omarosa is extremely nasty I can tell you. I’m a big fan of Omarosa by the way, I love Omarosa. But she was brutal.”
We will have to tune in tonight and every Sunday at 9p to see just how brutal she is and how the rest of the All-Stars do their second time around Trump Towers. I know I am looking forward to it because this is just one of the very few competition shows I am still watching. I only watch this one, Hell’s Kitchen and that’s it and I used to watch almost all of them.