May 12, 2013 08:53 PM by Lisa Princ
Last week on Celebrity Apprentice, Lisa Rinna, Penn Jillette, Trace Adkins and Lil Jon were revealed as the final four, but tonight, two of them were fired right off the bat. With the final and most daunting task ahead, also came the return of some past contestants, who taught us one thing – you really can’t tame crazy!
Right off the bat tonight on Celebrity Apprentice, it was down to business – the firing business, that was. Going into the final task, Donald Trump needed to fire two of the four remaining celebrities. First up was Lisa Rinna! Why was she fired? It certainly wasn’t for a lack of work, or raising a butt load of money, but it was because Trump wanted to see Penn in the finals.
And then in what seemed like the longest drawn out bunch of boardroom questioning ever, was the decision to fire either Trace Adkins or Lil Jon. Trace seemed very laid back and quiet, which had us wondering if he really wanted to go to the finale. But it didn’t matter what he said, as Donald fired Lil Jon because he worried about the lack of money the rapper managed to raise during his stint as project manager.
So, the final two are Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins!
For their final task, worth $250k, the men were asked to create a new flavor of ice cream for Walgreen’s Delish brand of ice cream. Oh yeah, and they would need to make a commercial, and of course, rake in the celebrities. But before they could begin, some former cast members were brought back on to help them. For team Penn, Trump brought back LaToya Jackson, Lisa Rinna, and Dennis Rodman. For team Trace, Trump brought back Marilu Henner, Gary Busey, and Lil Jon. Admit it, you know you were hoping to see Omarosa brought back – ha!
The hardest part of this task was definitely not creating the ice cream flavors! Each team easily came up with two flavors, which they then sampled to folks in Walgreens to get a real reaction to which flavors would sell. Penn’s team ended up with a vanilla based ice cream with chocolate swirls and turtles, which they named Magic Swurtle, while Trace’s team chose to go with a Maple Macadamia “mash-up” over Red Velvet.
Helping advise the final task was none other than Joan Rivers. Does anyone else cringe watching her talk? She barely has any movement in her face from all the plastic surgery – ick. Joan was certain that Penn’s team had the upper hand, because well, Penn was sure (or more hopeful) that Wayne Newton was going to show up with a big ole check for him. Meanwhile, Trace seemed to be having problems getting any Country stars to help him out. Really? This is NBC for heaven’s sake, where the heck was Blake Shelton?
But by far the funniest part of the night was Gary Busey. I mean, Gary is natural lunatic, but for this task, they decided to have Gary dance in hopes of the video going viral. It was by far the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while. That, of course, along with all of Gary’s other quirky moments, such as a sugar rush from downing an entire pint of ice cream, and falling asleep mid-task. There is just no taming him, is there? Okay, let’s just be thankful that Trace didn’t go with his original idea of having Busey dance in a thong – can you say nightmares?
And we were left with Penn struggling to edit his commercial down to the needed 60 seconds or less. He seemed to be thinking he was doomed. Can he do it and end up with the win? You’ll have to tune in next week to find out!
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