Why Donald Trump Wants Star Jones to Go Far on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

This is far from the first time I've written these words, but I'm going to write them again: 'The Apprentice' is a sham of a competition, and it's because Donald Trump is the only one who determines who stays and who goes. It's not like other competition shows, where a panel of judges have to come to some sort of consensus, or a voting show where the person who gets the fewest phoned-in, online and text votes goes home. No, the sorta-kinda-almost 2012 presidential candidate is the lone arbiter of whom gets fired, and he has often used weird rationales to fire someone who didn't necessarily deserve it, especially on the celebrity edition of the show (just ask Khloe Kardashian). Trump used one of those rationales last night to fire La Toya Jackson. It was almost predictable. Even though Star Jones fumbled badly as the losing team's leader in last night's task, there was no way in hell she was ever going home. Why? Because Trump knows a good player when he sees one.

Donald Trump Talks Running for President on 'Celebrity Apprentice' (VIDEO)

While it probably wasn't the most impartial of groups, Donald Trump nevertheless decided to talk about his possible Presidential nod with the remaining contestants on 'Celebrity Apprentice' (Sun., 9PM ET on NBC). He asked the contestants if they would vote for him, and Meat Loaf took it one step further. "I would vote for you," he said. "In fact, I'll help you with your campaign." Trump even asked them point-blank which of them would not vote for him. "A hot hint," Ivanka Trump said. "Don't raise your hand."

'Celebrity Apprentice': Was La Toya Jackson's quiet style misunderstood for weakness?

Like NeNe Leakes, we won't mince words. The women's team has finally gotten what they've wanted all this time on "The Celebrity Apprentice": La Toya Jackson is out.We've seen it for weeks. Marlee Matlin tried to get La Toya booted on the auction challenge, and then she came up with Michael's rare t-shirt. The women have been calling her ineffective and the weakest link for several boardrooms. Yet, as Donald Trump said in Sunday's (April 24) boardroom, she has won the highest compliments from a couple of the challenges' executives and surpassed his expectations. They even thought that she would be eliminated when she was project manager, yet the Australian Gold execs loved what she did around the glass box. Sure, her process was quite nonlinear and unconventional in comparison to other project managers, but aren't the results what really matters?On this task, she was the only one that recognized Star Jones, who was the...

'Celeb Apprentice': Talk about it!

In an episode that saw Donald Trump promoting both his possible presidential run and his line of luxury hotels, another celebrity was given the proverbial boot. Who was sent down Trump Tower for a ride around the block in a waiting car service? My full recap will be up at 2am ( UPDATE: Click over to see Dalton’s full Celebrity Apprentice  recap ), but if you’ve already watched tonight’s episode and want to sound off about who was eliminated and why, then read on for more. [ SPOILER ALERT:   Read on only if you have already watched Sunday's episode of   Celebrity Apprentice .] Read More...

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE (2011) Season 10 Episode 8 “Bitter Suites” - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  THE CELEBRITYAPPRENTICE  (2011) Season 10 Episode 8 “Bitter Suites” which airs Sunday April 24 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis : THE CELEBRITY  APPRENTICE (2011) Season 10 Episode 8 “Bitter Suites” – In the eighth episode of the season, the teams are tasked with creating a 4-page ad campaign  for the Trump Hotel Collection, and both sides feel the pressure to produce for their boss. One project manager finds the creative juices of their team running dry, while on the other side, tensions between bitter rivals reaches new heights. A surprise decision from the judges leads to a heated boardroom, and another Celebrity is sent packing by Donald Trump. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump also star. Read More...