The women have to be tired of losing all the time—don’t you think?! Part two of this especially long episode of Celebrity Apprentice began with D. Trump, pointing out the obvious: Boys Rule and Girls Drool? Well kinda…at least from the standpoint that this group of women has managed to lose five out of the seven tasks put before them! Team Unanimous are practically unanimous in their winning! Forte may be a synonym for such words as strong point, specialty, but all their gift expertise is in, is losing… Kicking this of the new round of things to do, Donald decides to mix things up, and literally mixes up the group.
(New) Team Forte: Lisa, Dayanna, Penn, Lou, and Dee
(New) Team Unanimous: Aubrey, Arsenio, Clay, Paul, and Teresa
Promote “Walk with Walgreens”, is introduced as the next challenge for the newly redistributed teams. Create a visual presentation to promote the program that gives members extra savings on their products for walking at least 30min a day; and revamp Walgreen’s membership kit.
For this, Lou and Arsenio respectively, offer themselves up as leaders.
Immediately Lou shares his personal story of gratitude and appreciation for walking since having both his hips and knees replaced.
Immediately Penn shares that he has a show to do with his partner Teller (Penn & Teller haven’t you heard?), and he has to leave soon—but will be back tomorrow. Before taking a brief exit though he does a couple things: He suggests the overall well received visual concept of highlighting the benefits of multitasking while walking (tagline: do it while walking), and in confession he raves about Dayanna. He thinks Dayanna is great. He’s very happy to be on her team. Later Dee reports to having the same feelings.
This devastates Lisa. (more tears later in the show about this.)
Her goal in life for a time being is to recruit her new team members to her hating Dayanna viewpoint. The men are confused…like what are you talking about, she’s cool. Lisa misses her soul sista Aubrey…
Meanwhile Aubrey’s new male cohorts hate her. Besides loving her hair (me!) it’s almost hard to not dislike her, because she’s constantly jockeying for a position as one worthy of boasting! She’s a jack of all trades manipulator. She pretty much has to make everyone see that she’s the best, she has the best ideas, and she’s whatever else, but it’s wrapped up in this this Jekyll and Hyde attitude she’s got going on. Someone should tell her that how she defines being a strong player in her book: taking control of everything (even the quiet tough guy Paul remarks that “she is controlling”), stepping on toes (Arsenio is the project manager, NOT YOU!!! BACK THE HECK OFF LADY!!), and being consistent with suggesting ideas (though her track record doesn’t compliment her in a good way…) isn’t the universal description of a team player…
For the entire challenge she was bent on undermining Arsenio at every corner. It was as though she just couldn’t help herself. At first the guys were like we’ll go with it; these are lovers not fighters kind of men and they’re there to get things done. They run with her ideas of a “Face the Reality” concept for the membership box: highlighting them as reality stars who share what the realities of walking are to them. They even go with her subsequent idea of a game show concept for the presentation.
But this broad can’t leave well enough a lone. Either you’re apart of “A” team or you’re on “HER” team. Other than Teresa, she wasn’t surrounded by anyone wanting to be on her special team. Arsenio just constantly wanted her to shut up!! To stop rejecting his approval or disapproval of things (um..like using the picture he liked for the box), to let him explain things to the Trump kids who are sent to evaluate their progress (she pulled a total Jekyll when she over steps her role and attempts to explain the whole project to one of the Trump sons but passive aggressively makes the comment “am I taking over? Sorry!” And then gets up so Arsenio can speak as if in an apologetic manner, but goes all Hyde in the death stares she darts across the room! What was that?!?!) And to also stop trying to take ownership of things she didn’t do (like writing /creating Arsenio’s quote for the box. ) Arsenio to Aubrey: typing what someone else said is not the same as writing or coming up with anything. So shut up!!!
Speaking of writing, Lisa tends to get saddled with all writing aspects no matter who she’s working with. You’d think she’d be happy about it. But no…
By the time all was said and done both teams did come up with some great ideas. Nevertheless there was a hodge-podge of likes and dislikes in both presentations.
Forte lead by Lou, made use of the Walgreen’s logo, and branded it all over the box. (LIKE)
They incorporated the use of “—ing” words as a backdrop on the box behind the logo, some of them not brand appropriate: scratching, itching, choking… (DISLIKE)
Kudos to Dayanna taking note of that early on! (LIKE)
Too bad she didn’t say that to anyone other than the home audience. (DISLIKE…)
They explained the program well. (LIKE!!)
At one point Penn called them by their competitors’ name (HUGE DISLIKE!!)
Unanimous lead by Arsenio had a great visual box, everyone loved the pictures and quotes. (LIKE)
The game show activity with spinning the wheel and each “player” answering a facts about walking question, an sharing their own added comments—like Paul talking about how walking helped bring down his high cholesterol (DOUBLE LIKE)
They didn’t explain the program that well…they talked too much about “just walking”… (DISLIKE)
As you can see, more dislikes for the Forte crew. And even though Aubrey was on a winning team for once, Arsenio took this opportunity to GO THE HELL OFF on her!!!!!!!!!!
It’s about time someone called her out for her trickery. Clay backed him up completely. Even though they won, it was annoying and just plain awful, working with her. Teresa is not as gifted in defending her pal Aubrey, and Lisa—her BFF—looked on from the other team with tears in her eyes practically, as the harsh truth was dished out.
Aubrey did cry.
After all this I don’t even really remember why Dayanna was brought back to the boardroom yet again, or even why Dee was ultimately fired. I do remember that Aubrey didn’t like the “mood” (she can dish it but she sure can’t take it—go figure!) and she marched into the elevator reserved for recently fired celebrities, and when the doors closed on her, I was left wondering, “Did she just April Fool’s us? Or did she really just quit…?”
Stay tuned for next week’s Celebrity Apprentice, Sunday’s on NBC!
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