(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Monday night’s episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” entitled “Nobody Out Thinks Donald Trump.”)
After just two nights of the seventh season of “Celebrity Apprentice” — the 14th overall season for the franchise — Donald Trump has already fired three people. After losing their project leader, Keisha Knight Pulliam, in the two-hour premiere, the women’s Team Infinity got their act together in a major way for the next two tasks.
First up, Kate Gosselin took the lead for the ladies in a task that had them creating a commercial for an anti-clutter company. For the guys’ Team Vortex it was Kevin Jonas who took the lead, and once again it was the project manager who took the fall when things didn’t work out. Jonas was joined by Geraldo Rivera and Ian Ziering in the boardroom, but it was Jonas who got the boot.
That trend didn’t continue into the next task, though. Terrell Owens took over for Vortex while it was Vivica A. Fox who stepped up for the ladies. This task was about creating a product-tasting presentation for frozen foods, and once again the women came out on top.
Rivera found himself in back-to-back boardrooms, this time joined by Owens and Gilbert Gottfried. But this time, the project manager was safe as it was Gilbert Gottfried who was sent packing. This was completely justified, though, as Gottfried went completely off the rails during the presentation, treating it like a “Comedy Central Roast” and talking about sex with his wife.
While Geraldo Rivera is clearly disliked by his own team — having now gone to the boardroom two out of a possible two times — Trump seems to enjoy his antics, so we expect him to stick around for a while longer. At least The Donald will probably get to see him a lot in those boardroom sessions.
“Celebrity Apprentice” airs Monday nights at 8 pm. ET on NBC.