April 12th, 2010
08:42 AM ET

'Celebrity Apprentice's' shocking exit

I didn’t see it coming. As competitive as Michael Johnson is, he left “Celebrity Apprentice” without being fired. He informed Donald Trump that he needed to leave to take care of his son.

We don’t know why. He stated he would know more once he landed, but Trump said it wasn’t fair to his team to leave and return. How wonderful to see Johnson make family a priority. More people need to do that when it comes to the professional life vs. the personal one.

I am starting to like Bret Michaels more. He received a text message saying his daughter needed to be tested for diabetes. He knows firsthand about insulin injections, so the mere thought of her enduring the condition upset him. He threw himself into his work. He said that if he learned that she were really sick, he would leave to take care of her. His tears flowed suddenly, but I felt bad for any parent and him who has diabetes and wonders if a son or daughter will have it too. FULL POST

April 5th, 2010
09:58 AM ET

TV Recap: Blagojevich ousted again... on 'Apprentice'

I am convinced that Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, does not know how to make decisions - the latest episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” proves it.

He and the other project manager, Selita Ebanks, flew to Orlando, Florida, to spearhead this week’s challenge: to create a 3D interactive display for the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter “attraction. They could not communicate with their team until they landed.

When that moment arrived, Blagojevich — well, once he could determine how his phone worked - named Bret Michaels as the one in charge back in New York. FULL POST

March 29th, 2010
08:52 AM ET

'Celebrity Apprentice's' surprising twist

I didn’t realize Darryl Strawberry was a wimp until I watched the latest episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Norton and Lifelock challenged the teams to create a four-page advertorial about protecting consumers online. Strawberry whined as exhaustion gripped him as he executed his tasks this week. Then, when his team lost, he announced he wanted to be fired. Only two others have ever quit. He expressed fatigue. Trump fired him.

How selfish! The contestants on this show play for charities. Strawberry was playing for an autism organization. He never mentioned that. Maybe he’ll redeem himself by donating some of his own money. Want to take bets? FULL POST

March 22nd, 2010
08:26 AM ET

'Celebrity Apprentice' comedy, but not for comedians

Sinbad made me laugh last night, but not for the reason you might think. As the newest castoff on “Celebrity Apprentice,” his parting advice is what we stick around to hear after a Donald Trump firing.

“Throw them under the bus,” he quipped from the back seat. “Then hug them out in the hall.”

In the season premiere last week, comedian Carol Liefer was fired too. FULL POST

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