It was another night of high-drama on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with one star missing the entire episode due to sickness and another abruptly quitting the show, and RadarOnline.com has the scoop for you.
As always, the show began with Donald Trump giving the men and women’s teams their task. This week, each team had to create a thirty second TV commercial and a separate ten second spot specifically designed for the web for the deodorant Right Guard Total Defense 5.
Both teams were instructed to target young males in their ads. To add some star power to their spots, Tenacity (the women’s team) got help from NBA superstar Scottie Pippen, while Rock Solid (the men’s team) gets Clyde Dexler. (Great moment when Aussie chef Curtis Stone basically asks “Who’s Clyde Dexler?” )
Tenacity’s project manager Holly Robinson Peete has a fun idea for the commercial using Pippen as a "Funky Godfather" to show a funky-smelling boy how not to have B.O., but the women immediately found themselves short-staffed; Sharon Osbourne missed the entire task due to illness while Cyndi Lauper spent most of the episode in Washington, D.C. so she could be there when President Obama signed a hate crimes bill, she actively crusaded on behalf of.
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While the women are hauling props they need for the commercial, team member Selita Ebanks seems more concerned with spending time with Pippen, which irritates the other women.
Curtis acts as project manager for Rock Solid, and after much debate over a concept for their ad, they settle on Curtis’ idea having actors smell Dexler’s pits!
While both teams earned praise from Team Trump, the men’s ad hit the key demo better and so, they won, leaving one of the women to get the boot.
In the end, it was Victoria Secret Angel Selita Ebanks who heard those infamous two words –“You’re fired!”
Since Curtis was project manager for the winning team, his charity, Food America, received the $20,000 check from Trump.
The show had its share of drama not involved with the task: an emotional Bret Michaels learned his daughter may have diabetes, like he does, and would have to daily inject herself with insulin, and Olympic star Michael Johnson abruptly left the show to deal with a personal family matter.
Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays on NBC at 9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT