[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have watched Monday’s episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice.]
We were treated to two more hours and two more firings on tonight’s double-shot of Celebrity Apprentice episodes. In the first task, teams put together a four page fitness editorial for Cosmopolitan magazine that featured—among other things—a shirtless Geraldo Rivera, a half-naked Brandi Glanville straddling some dude, and two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon getting it on with his model wife. (What? An athlete married to a model? What are the odds?) The men somehow ended up victorious, leading Infinity Project Manager Jamie Anderson to ask Donald Trump who she should bring back to the Boardroom, only to then—in a first—attempt to change her decision and have Trump fire someone she did not bring back (Brandi) after she changed her mind. Predictably, she was cut loose.
Trump then changed up the teams for the next fundraising task as Ian Ziering and Geraldo Rivera went head-to-head as Project Managers on a challenge to raise the most money selling wedding dresses. While almost $600,000 total was raised, we were also temporarily transported to a frightening alternate reality in which we were subjected to Geraldo and Kate Gosselin as a married couple.
In a unique twist, Trump gave Geraldo and Ian the option of each keeping what they had raised for their charity—as opposed to all of it going to the winner, per usual—but without knowing whether they had won. They chose to split the loot. Good move for Ian, who lost by $2,500. After raising the least amount of money (and, more damningly, making for boring television) Terrell Owens was fired. As if that was not bad enough, he then had to endure a painful pep talk from the star of Sharknado 2 on his way out the door.
My full recap will be up soon [UPDATE: Dalton’s recap is now live], but feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the meantime. Were the right people fired? And whom are you loving and loathing so far? Plus, for more Celebrity Apprentice news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.