[BlogEntry] Celebrity Apprentice : Season Premiere

Ok, normally I would probably give this show a pass, it's a total "jump the shark" moment for Trump and his franchise. But, with the strike going on there's nothing else to watch.

For episode one, Gene Simmons is the star of the show. He's a regular on all the reality shows, and most people familiar with him know that ultimately he's a giant a-hole. There's no reason to think that that's changed.

The task is selling hot dogs. While the women debate whether they should rely on their celebrity and the men wonder what their hook should be, Gene gets on the phone and you hear "Listen, do me a favor, come into the city tomorrow and donate five grand to charity for a hot dog, ok? Thanks." Next thing you know the guy's whole strategy is going through Gene's phone book and getting rich people to swing by and drop off donations.

The women, led by Omarosa (who is a "celebrity" only in the sense that she is a past Apprentice contestant), never stood a chance. By not playing the celebrity card they were selling hot dogs for $5 and lucky to see a $5000 donation, while one call from Gene Simmons brought them $10k. Guys win, $52k to $17k.

I really really really hoped that Omarosa would be the first to go, and she does nothing but subtract from the show. She's annoying to look at and to listen to. But Trump ends up firing the Playboy playmate because she never called Hugh Hefner for money. That's just dumb.

One change this season that I like is that the men got to watch the boardroom on video. It was fun hearing their comments. "Omarosa is a cockroach,you can't kill her!"

[Comment] Re: A Trip To 3yr Old Land

🙂 I was translating for the non-geek-speaking readers in my audience.

[Comment] Re: Tiger Attack

I hope the tiger started with his asshole first and worked her way up. I hope it hurt like hell. I hope the other two have nightmares until the day they die. I am so sick of people being mean and abusive to animals and thinking its ok. It's NOT!

[Comment] Re: A Trip To 3yr Old Land

You are supposed to spell that "pwned".



[Comment] their "STORY" doesn't make sense

Geragos said that they (Sousa and Paul Dhaliwal) were mauled by the tiger. Paul escaped to try and get help from the cafe and a female security guard,
who appeared "diffident" when she was informed of the escaped tiger. He said she didn't believe Paul.

So if he was "mauled", he'd have blood all over him. We're supposed to believe that she saw him covered in blood and she didn't believe him?

Sorry – I don't buy that. We didn't buy his defense of Scott Peterson, we didn't buy his defense of Michael Jackson, so why should we start buying his BS right now, especially when it's so full of illogic and inane yammerings?