Heloise blogs the Celebrity Apprentice at Blogcritics for the first time. I have never missed an episode or a season of Celebrity Apprentice or The Apprentice. Celebrity Apprentice is quickly becoming one of my favorite reality TV guilty pleasures. It grows on you sort of like the Donald’s hair, a little sideways over the top but fluffy on the sides.
Celebrity Apprentice is in many ways pure fluff with a twist. The celebs raise money for their favorite charities and Donald Trump does not have to shell out a salary. He began Celebrity Apprentice a few seasons ago when he realized he could do himself and charities some good at the same time. My all-time favorite one featured the duel in the sun between Joan Rivers and Annie Duke. I mean who in their right TV mind missed that season? Or how about the one that helped launch, he wouldn’t agree, the career of Piers Morgan? The Piers and Omarosa bitter feud was one for the blogs.
That black woman gave Piers the jitters. He remained jumpy the whole season and she stayed frisky and just last year teamed up with the Donald for a reality show. But it is Piers who played his trump card when he filled Larry King's shoes. Now, some wonder if his credentials are cool enough. That season was full of fire and this season promises to create some strange bedfellows of its own with a lineup of heavy hitters on both sides of the competition. Will it heat up the ratings for NBC’s sluggish primetime lineup?
Sunday night’s “Pepperoni Profit" hasTrump, as usual, pit the men against the women. The two teams retire to their respective suites to pick a project manager. The women chose Star as project manager and A.S.A.P. as their team moniker but La Toya gets a little tongue-tied when she tries to elaborate on the acronym: artists, singers, authors, and professionals. The men chose Richard Hatch for project manager and “backbone” for team title.