May 13, 2012 09:01 PM by Veronica Dudo
Celebrity Apprentice has almost come to a close but not before fans watched a whole lot of DRAMA unfold this season. From interesting tasks to shocking firings, double eliminations and even brutal fights–the reality TV show on NBC has kept fans entertained. Keep reading to find out who Donald Trump selects as the finalists in the bid to become the 2012 Celebrity Apprentice.
All of the contestants are working to raise money and awareness for their charities. The remaining celebrity contestants are 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 three business-savvy celebrity contestants are singer-actress Aubrey O’Day, late-night legend Arsenio Hall and pop star Clay Aiken.
Last week, the contestants interviewed with the 2011 Celebrity Apprentice, John Rich and runner-up Marlee Matlin. After taking their concerns into consideration, Donald Trump fires Aubrey!
The last challenge is for the two finalists–Clay and Arsenio–to create a 30 second charity awareness ad and then put on and perform in a variety show.
Donald Trump brings back eight eliminated celebrity contestants to help the finalists. The celebrities are Adam Carolla, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider, Lisa Lampanelli, Paul Teutul Sr., Penn Jillette, Teresa Giudice and Aubrey O’Day. This will either be a huge help or a catastrophe!
Arsenio decides to pick Adam Carolla, Lisa, Lampanelli, Paul Teutul Sr. and his last choice is between Aubrey O’Day and Teresa Giudice. Both ladies are his former team members and both are competitors who he fought with this season. So is it going to be Teresa or Aubrey? Arsenio picks Teresa! Aubrey is the last former contestant to be picked and she isn’t happy saying, “Haters are hating once again.”
Aubrey even goes as far as calling Arsenio dirt!! A friendship doesn’t look to promising for these two. Aubrey didn’t stop there saying she will now step up her game to impress everyone and added some choice words for the finalists, “Those mofo’s will think about picking me last!”
Meanwhile, Clay selects Debbie Gibson, Penn Jillette, Dee Snider and (sort-of) Aubrey O’Day. Basically, Arsenio’s team is focused on comedy and Clay’s team is musically based. While working on Clay’s team, Aubrey says, “I’m starting to see the appeal of Clay –and I can’t even believe I just said that.” They decide to film their charity ad in a park in New York. They want to show the inclusion of children while playing for Clay’s charity–National Inclusion Project. When they set out to find a park the task becomes very challenging. Eventually, they found the right patch of green grass and shoot the ad with the kids. Back in the event space Clay has been waiting for a sketch from Debbie’s family member who is going to put murals up on the walls for Clay’s big event. Clay specifically says he would like to see it before she puts it up but time is running out.
Arsenio wants to create a balance of comedy and serious information in his ad. His charity is the Magic Johnson Foundation. They want to do a flashback to the 1980′s so everyone on his team dresses in crazy 80′s outfits to tape a segment. A film crew is dispatched to meet with Magic Johnson in Los Angeles to tape a video segment with him. In the editing booth Arsenio and Adam are putting together the video for the ad. The video with Magic hasn’t arrived yet and Adam is getting nervous. Finally, the taped segment arrives but the camera is focused on Magic Johnson’s left ear. The camera is shooting his left side! Arsenio is really upset and unsure what to do…what will happen? Who will win? Stay tuned for next week’s live finale!
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