I would like to go on record at this point and say that I haven't watched "The Apprentice" in ages, and when I did, it was only because Hubs had recorded it and it was a show for the two of us to watch together for our "tv date". Most other reality shows leave me flat. "The Biggest Amazing American Race Survivor Idol Runway Project" -- pfft. The only reason I am watching "Celebrity Apprentice" (CA) now is because of Trace Adkins. Momma likey Trace Adkins.
This isn't to say I'm a freaky fanatic about the show or whatever. I'm not going to go into strategies or alliances, etc. but it's fun to dish on the show and if you can't dish with your bestest blog friends, who can you dish with? Now, fair warning, there may be some spoilers. Keep in mind, it's all in fun, y'all. So, here's my opinionated commentary:
Trace... hmmm.... I just love that voice. I don't think I've mentioned that before, have I?
Is it just me, or is Vinny eating, like ALL THE TIME?
What's with Nely all "I'm A STAR!" She said it a couple of times during the episode. Yeah, we got it, darlin. You're a star. A big bright shining star. Whatever.
After this episode, I have a newfound respect for Marilu Henner. And I still think she's too thin.
Carol, honey, you're playing it on the "safe side", you know you are.
Gawd, Omarosa is a "challenger", a "button pusher" -- and I'm beginning to see she serves a purpose. That doesn't mean I like her, though... and her clothes still need to be just a wee bit looser.
The tension between Stephen Baldwin and Piers Morgan was funny -- watching them both get all ruffled up and blustery... then giggling together a bit later. Too funny.
Now, seriously, this week, Empresario kicked some major bootay with their task. They really did. The group jumped right on their task and started making calls and getting organized. I was shocked to find out Hydra won, even if only by about $2000. Hydra did a good job of "barkering" and getting attention, but the only reason they won was because of the last minute donation from the record company. If Empresario's donation had arrived three minutes sooner, they would have been the winners instead.
As for Jennie getting fired... yeah, I guess I can see that. It was tough call, picking one of the women left to fire. As I said, I thought they really did a great job this week. I liked Jennie, she seemed very nice. The Board Room just didn't seem to be her thing.
Whoa. Didn't see that coming...
Some snarky bits first:
Omarosa - Darlin, you need to find a happy medium between the crazy big suit from last week, and the too-small skirt from this week. Seriously. I have a closetful of skirts that fit me like that -- it's just not pretty.
Tito - Dude. Why was your suit so shiny?
Gene - Mr. Outside the Box? How 'bout Mr. Off the Show?
Carol - You were great at not throwing Nely under the bus. You get the teamwork award for the week.
Nely - What's with throwing Jennie in pit? You know you should have gone... shame on you.
Trace - Mmmm. I'd totally buy a printer from that guy. All he'd have to do is shake my hand and ask.
Favorite quotes from this week:
"Let's just all calm down." - Trace
"The girls don't stand a popcorn fart chance..." - Gene
Due to some manipulative editing, I'm sure, I didn't see Hydra winning this week at all. I really thought Empresario was going to win -- they had all the glitz and professionalism. Gene Simmons is a marketing master, and it was a great presentation. It's just too bad they weren't able to incorporate what the Kodak execs wanted into it, huh?
Gene did lend a certain something to the show with his chauvanism and pigheadedness. He and Omarosa and the Donald would be great as competitors on a Survivor show, wouldn't they?
I love that Trace got a bit more exposure on the show... maybe he'll be one of the half-nekkid guys next week...
Trace speaks in this episode! hubba hubba
Nely's eyebrows were perfect in the Board Room. Truly.
Jennie Finch is one tall drink of water. Wow.
How did Oddarosa distance herself so totally from the project and get away with it? Oh, and nice kissing up to the Donald. Pfft.
Gene, proclaiming Trace's voice "... like the voice of God..." -- Genius. What he said to Ivanka, not so much.
Stephen Baldwin looks like that lizard from the insurance commercials, only less green. And really... what made him think he could take a pack of celebrities out on to the streets of New York and try to film something without attracting a lot of attention??
Out of both public service announcements, I really thought the one the guys did was the best... and not just because I'm voting for Trace. Empresario's PSA was weak. Hydra's PSA was just perfect for what it was. It's kind of odd that Gene and Stephen pretty much did the whole thing by themselves, but it seemed to work... and using Trace for the PSA voiceover... ooohhhh yeah...
Nadia was fired this week. I think it was the right choice. She seemed a bit hesitant and nervous around the others; I don't think she would have been able to successfully lead a team.
Duuuuuude.... Trace Adkins.... *slobber*
I love that he says he didn't really want to be on the show. (yeah, I've checked out all the online hoopla on the CA website, and maybe the stuff about Trace Adkins twice and maybe clicked on over to the official Trace Adkins website...why?)
Omarosa is just... odd. Oddarosa. "Oh, I've changed... blah blah blah" Liah. And what the hell was that outfit she was wearing in the Board Room at the end? Good God.
Stephen Baldwin gives me the creeps.
Marilu... honey, you need to eat some of them hot dogs you were serving up... you're lookin' a little scary thin.
Looks like Nely's had some "work" done.
Gene Simmons... dude, I'm not sure if your hair is better or worse than Trump's.
Aww... poor Tiffany Fallon got booted because she's young and nice. Apparently, Trump no likey young and nice. Too bad. I thought she was cute. I liked her. Oddaroa shoulda been booted.
Did I mention Trace Adkins is on the show?