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What’s the only thing more ridiculous than Celebrity Apprentice? Why, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, of course! And I mean that as a compliment of the highest order. But one of those all-star celebrities was fired in tonight’s premiere. My full All-Star Celebrity Apprentice recap will be up soon [UPDATE: Dalton’s recap is now live!], but read on to find out who was let go and why it happened. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s season premiere of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.]
He was the only winner who returned to play again. Donald Trump told him it was a ”terrible mistake” to do so, and considering the fact that Donald Trump is the one deciding who stays and who goes, it was no surprise when The Trumpster later fired Poison frontman and season 3 champ Bret Michaels — who now has the distinction of having gone from first to worst. Not that the firing made a whole lot of sense, but do firings ever make sense on this show?
Tonight’s task had the two teams competing to make the most money selling meatballs. This lead to many incredible uses of the word “balls” throughout the episode. (We also learned that Donald Trump has a strong opinion about the proper size of Lisa Rinna’s lips, and that Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick has no problem dropping to her knees to get what she wants.)
When all was said and done, Project Manager Trace Adkins defeated Project Manager Brande. Brande had vowed to bring the two people who raised the least amount of money on her team back into the Boardroom with her. This proved to be a tad difficult once it was revealed that Brande, in fact, had no clue whatsoever who had raised what. After an apparent game of Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Mo, Brande brought back Bret and La Toya Jackson with her and Trump in effect told Bret that he was unable to give him a fair shake since he had already won and fired him. Meanwhile, Omarosa plotted on whom to torment next to maximize her screen time for yet another week.
My full recap is now live, but you can also sound off right here about the premiere. Was the right person fired? Who are you loving and loathing so far? And have you figured out who the hell Claudia Jordan is? Hit the message boards, and for more Celebrity Apprentice news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.