May 06, 2012 09:05 PM by Veronica Dudo
And then there were five. On tonight’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice, the remaining five celebrities must create ad campaigns for hair care products. The reality TV competition airing on NBC is coming to a close and Donald Trump will soon be hiring the 2012 Celebrity Apprentice. But, first two celebrity contestants are fired! Keep reading to find out who will be leaving the contest.
All of the contestants are working to raise money and awareness for their charities. Each celebrity contestant on season 12 is fighting to be hired as The Celebrity Apprentice. The last one standing will have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their charity. The remaining five business-savvy celebrity contestants are Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken, Lisa Lampanelli and Teresa Giudice.
The contestants’ challenge this week is to create an ad campaign for a Chi Touch hairdryer that will appear in Elle magazine. Both teams will be judged on brand messaging, the ad campaign itself and the overall pitch.
It’s truly a battle of the broads tonight when Teresa decides to be the Project Manager for Team Unanimous and Lisa Lampanelli steps up to the plate for Team Forte.
Team Forte is made up of Lisa and Clay while Team Unanimous has Teresa, Aubrey and Arsenio. First, both teams must negotiate which teams will get each model. Lisa and Teresa meet face to face to duke it out. Unfortunately, in the beginning Teresa gushes out the models she wants and right away Lisa realizes exactly who Teresa’s team wants and decides to manipulate her. Arsenio surmises the situation by commenting, “It seemed like Lisa was running mad game.”
Clay is listening at the door and cracking up since they never cared what models they ended up with from the beginning! Teresa gets the redheaded model she wants but not the male models. When Teresa realizes what went down she is livid! But, she controls her anger and doesn’t flip any tables.
Team Forte decides to show “regular” people in their ad highlighted with informational text about the product.
Right out of the gate, Aubrey takes control of the ad campaign by chatting it up with the Chi executive and talking about connecting meditation with the product. At the photo shoot Team Unanimous chooses to send home the redheaded model they fought so hard for and replace her with Aubrey! The model isn’t happy and tells Teresa she should have told her before it was time for the actual shoot. Team Unanimous uses the models holding the hairdryer in peaceful poses but opt not to offer any information about the product.
Later, Donald Trump enters the boardroom and starts it off by asking Teresa, “Did Lisa play you for a fool?” To which Teresa says no. Donald continues with the hot button issues by then asking, “Did she outsmart you?” Again Teresa says no. Lisa responds saying, “To me it was amusement.”
Donald announces that the executives liked Lisa’s campaign better so she receives $100,000 for her charity.
Back in the boardroom, Team Unanimous is facing elimination. When asked by Donald who should be fired Teresa says Arsenio should be fired. He responds back by saying he is a photographer and actually was the one who shot some of the photos. Teresa says she doesn’t know what he’s talking about because there was a team of photographers. The conversation continues to escalate and Arsenio says, “Don’t throw me under the bus because I’ll back it up and hit you with it!”
Arsenio says Teresa is in over her head and Donald asks her if she is. She says she is not. Donald says Teresa led the team to a fail and messed up her presentation so he fires Teresa!
While the final four are celebrating they get a phone call that Mr. Trump would like to see them back in the boardroom. The drama continues! He tells the final four they will be interviewing with the 2011 Celebrity Apprentice, John Rich and runner-up Marlee Matlin. The interviews are grueling even making Aubrey teary-eyed! John and Marlee question Aubrey’s sincerity. Next up is Clay who John and Marlee question whether he is a leader or a follower. Arsenio meets with the returning apprentices to talk about his time on the show. Marlee calls him out on his blow-up with Aubery when he called her some choice words. Lastly, Lisa meets with John and Marlee and one of the most talked about issues on the show this season comes up. Marlee asks Lisa if her behavior in the competition is that of the “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Back in the boardroom Donald announces that John and Marlee had both negative and positive things to say about the final four. Donald says the returning apprentices think Lisa isn’t in control of her emotions and Donald agrees so he fires Lisa!
Did you watch tonight’s episode? What do you think about Lisa’s firing and do you think the remaining contestants deserve to be in the final three? Leave a comment below!
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