April 01, 2007 10:34 PM by Joe Blackmon
For week eleven of The Apprentice Los Angeles, Nicole told Tim that in
the boardroom, Trump had said Tim wasn’t loyal. James told Tim that
Nicole had suggested to Trump that he ask Tim if he wanted to switch
For this week’s job assignment, teams were assigned the task of developing an advertising supplement in the LA Times to promote a new brand of mouthwash called SmartMouth. Since Team Arrow had won their last task, James remained project manager. Tim attempted to step it up because he knew he was on the chopping block over Nicole. Team Arrow used everyday people as models in their advertising supplement. However, Frank questioned the idea at the last minute and recommended taking additional shots. On Team Kinetic, Heidi was project manager. The three women on Kinetic modeled for their advertising supplement. Their idea focused on using SmartMouth around the clock.
The SmartMouth executives said Team Arrow’s supplement made the reader work hard to figure out what was going on. However, the SmartMouth executives liked the shape of Team Kinetic’s supplement and declared them the winner. For their reward, Team Kinetic was served dinner from what Trump called some of the finest chefs in the world. The chefs turned out to be Nicole’s mom, Heidi’s mom, and Kristine’s husband.
In the boardroom, James said that team had a big argument the night before the task on Tim’s relationship with Nicole vs. Tim’s loyalty to the team. James also said that Frank was a distraction by wanting to change the idea at the last minute. Tim said Frank was street smart but didn’t do well in brainstorming sessions. Tim also tried to paint Frank as someone who just ran errands, which angered Frank. Frank told Tim, “Listen, you’re still wet behind the ears, young man, and let me tell you why, this is a job interview process, and if you wanted to work for Mr. Trump, you wouldn’t have tied yourself up with a girl in a relationship, you would concentrate on the main goal.”
Tim Urban tried to convince everyone that Nicole hadn’t been a distraction, but Trump wasn’t buying it. Trump said “She has become a distraction, and I don’t care what you say. Most importantly you lost the task because of your bad ideas. Tim,Tim, you’re fired.” In his car ride away, Tim said “I’m going to be grayed out on the NBC website now. I hate that. I hate being grayed out.”