During the unveiling of the team names Mr. Trump also gives out the first task: run a pizza parlor from either the theater district in NYC or from the university area. The girls chose the theater district and head to the restaurant where they will learn to prepare, knead dough, and cook enough pizzas to get them through the allotted time frame. The men had the exact same task except at a different location.
Since I am an aficionado and all around seer when it comes to meltdowns and premature boots I had to size up the competition of Celebrity Apprentice just as they were about to size up each other. Immediately I see Richard Hatch in the first board room meeting where he will face the boot. And I was right. That meant I was also predicting the men would lose this task and chose Hatch as manager.
On the women’s team it was clear that there were mounting tensions between Lisa Rinna, Star Jones and La Toya Jackson. Lisa kept rolling her eyes and pursing up her collagen-filled lips at these two strong women and you can see they won’t have any of it. Expect fireworks next week as A.S.A.P. plans to push Lisa into project manager so that she can end up in the boardroom.
Backbone had its own share of bad vibrations. Strategy seemed to be lacking in the men’s team or they simply were not motivated to work for Richard. I mean where were the rolodex calls and the big cash infusion from friends? It never materialized and Backbone went down with a thud. The girls were giddy upon winning. That was the really good news. But the bad news was that since a large order to the NYFD was not delivered on time they forefeited some $35,000 added to the pot by the pizza company. It would not go to Star’s charity for heart disease. However, all was not lost and the extra $35,000 went to the “star” of the women’s team Nikki Taylor who cooked all those pizza pies for her winning team. And the women won big.