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Did Martha Stewart Pick The Wrong Apprentice?

December 28, 2005 12:14 AM by Joe Blackmon

When we watched The Apprentice Martha Stewart finale, we kept thinking that everything was leading up to Bethenny Frankel being hired.  Bethenny appeared to pull off the perfect event on her last task, while Dawna Stone had problems with the program for her event.  Martha Stewart also repeatedly questioned if Dawna had vision (which is something that is very important for an employee of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia).

In fact the only thing that Bethenny apparently did wrong on the final task was that she gave a lukewarm handshake to the former candidates that helped her with the task.  Of all people, Martha Stewart should have been able to relate to this since in a interview with BusinessWeek she called them “inappropriate contestants” and complained about actually having to hire one of them.  If anything refusing to embrace her fellow contestants should have been a good thing about Bethenny in the eyes of Martha Stewart.

However, after all the build-up pointing to Bethenny as the winner, Martha Stewart then turned around and called Bethenny a “show-off” and hired Dawna.  While the ultimate job of working with Body + Soul magazine did seem more suited to fit Dawna’s previous experience in the magazine industry, it did seem unusual that she was hired after all the build-up surrounding how she was outperformed on the last task.

Now, the New York Post is casting doubt on if Dawna Stone was really supposed to win.  According to the New York Post, Charles Koppelman’s 6 year old granddaughter announced to the cast that Bethenny was going to win right before the finale.  The New York Post also suggests that this announcement forced NBC to change the outcome of the show.  While Martha’s final decision did not seem to match the review of the final task, we have to wonder why a 6 year old announcing to a private audience of cast members who was going to win would alter the outcome.   

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7 Responses to “Did Martha Stewart Pick The Wrong Apprentice?”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 11:37 am

    Did any one see this??? SO why talk about something nobody watched.I rather talk about Laguna Beach lololol

  2. Wendy Jones Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 12:51 pm

    While Bethenny may have done a good job on the last task, I think Dawna was 9-2 overall and 3-0 as project manager while Bethenny was 4-7 overall and 1-1 as a project manager.

    Regarding the Post – do you really think they would change the outcome based on something a 6 year old said? Sounds like Bethenny needed some additional publicity.

  3. Shawn Auer Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    DID MARTHA STEWART LIE AGAIN???
    I feel it is just rewards that Martha/Mdiddy’s “business” ventures post-prison match her deceptive attitude. Martha/Mdiddy paid to have that show put on the air. Burnett tried to cash in on Martha/Mdiddy’s “criminal spectacle”, and failure after failure is just rewards. MSO stock down over 50% since Martha/Mdiddy’s relaease from prison!!!
    Be “thoughtful”
    ~Shawn

  4. Chris Stone Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    It is an obvious pick. I truly beleive that Bethenny was the better of the two, although I’m not sure if I’d hire either if I had a choice. So why not hire the magazine owner who could be potential competition to an area of business that Marth Stuart is venturing into. So to hire Donna is a subtle way of doing what Bill Gates does every day.

  5. Chris Stone Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 6:41 pm

    It is an obvious pick. I truly beleive that Bethenny was the better of the two, although I’m not sure if I’d hire either if I had a choice. So why not hire the magazine owner who could be potential competition to an area of business that Martha Stuart is venturing into. So to hire Donna is a subtle way of doing what Bill Gates does every day.

  6. tvfan Says:
    December 30th, 2005 at 1:10 am

    Well first, who is gonna believe a 6-year-old? And if she was right, then who cares whether she announced it to the cast or not? I don’t think Bethenny or Dawna was in that room so what would it matter. The little girl just said “Bethenny is gonna win because Martha didn’t like Dawna’s fashion show.” Well, maybe that was the girl’s opinion! Maybe Martha really didn’t like the show, but was still gonna pick Dawna. Maybe Charles’ granddaughter heard someone wrong. It’s stupid that they think THAT was the reason NBC was “changing the script”.

  7. Morgan Says:
    May 29th, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    you suck

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