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3/9: “Celebrity Apprentice” recap – skating on thin ice

What the E happened in episode No. 2?

Last week was a relatively simple task of raising money with cupcakes. This week is a more creative one in which the teams have to create a superhero character for the Web site Zappos.com.

The Kotu team led by skater Scott Hamilton somehow decided to focus on the letter “E” instead of “Z,” which is the letter focused on Zappos.com. That was Hamilton’s undoing. Trump fired him for that one reason although Hamilton was a nice guy across the board.

Actor/comic Tom Green questioned Hamilton incessantly. In fact, the two celebrities clashed big time. Many on the Kotu team had a hard time taking Green seriously, though it appeared Green really wanted to win the task.

“I think [Scott] had a hard time keeping the group under control,” Green said.

Tom “was divisive and undercut us every step of the way,” Hamilton said.

“Too many chiefs,” said Brian McKnight.

“I just wanted to win,” Green said. “E made no sense. I went through Z names.”

Jesse James also found Clint Black annoying, that he argued a lot. “He’s a snake,” Joan Rivers said of Black, watching the boardroom.

The women’s group also had problems, with poker player Annie Duke annoying Joan Rivers by not assigning her to writing the script. And “Deal or No Deal” presenter Claudia Jordan decided to shut her mouth when Melissa Rivers took credit for their Miss Z character. Then Jordan, who did the presentation, stumbled on words and looked flustered. To make matters worse, golfer Natalie Gulbes uncomfortably dressed as Miss Z and told the Zappos rep that she couldn’t wait to get out of the outfit.

But Zappos liked the women’s group better and they won.

Former UGA football player Herschel Walker also had a tough time dealing with Green. Oddly, Hamilton brought Walker into the elimination round to be his “advocate.” (He should have brought Clint Black.) Walker said Green was questioning everything and found him annoying. Walker earlier is shown biting back at one point, telling Green to shut up. Then he called him a liar when Green complained about not being part of the concept.

So it came down to Green vs. Hamilton. But since Hamilton was the team leader and came up with the “E” concept, he was a goner. He was supporting a charity to cure testicular cancer. (Ironically, so was Green.)

Atlanta singer T-Boz? She told me she was ill the first two challenges. (You see her coughing at one point.) Again, she was otherwise invisible.

13 comments Add your comment

Lynn

March 9th, 2009
2:28 pm

Scott deserved it. He worked harder at ignoring and dissing Green than trying to manage him and he ignored everyone when it came to the EEE name!

Gary

March 9th, 2009
3:45 pm

Scott definitely deserved the boot he’s an insincere self centered egotistical @$$. Hershel disappointed me as well. I lost all respect for him when he called Tom an “outright bold faced liar” Hershel was the one lying and trying to act bad because he knew the cameras were there. Tom did try to add to the project but Scott Clint and Hershel all ignored him. Even when they went out to wait for Trump to call them back they both sat there stoned faced ignoring Tom like children. Hershel Grow up! You might have been a great football player but as a person not so great.

lady

March 9th, 2009
4:18 pm

tom green, dennis rodman, and hershel walker will not make it to the end. i had to mute the conversation when tom green was talking…. this group of apprentice reminds me the scuds of the bottom of the barrel.

lady

March 9th, 2009
4:20 pm

one more comment… hershel needs to go to ettiquette school… shut up… sounded more like sh*& up. do not address your peers with that kind of lingo… say please be quiet or listen please or walk away from the person acting the fool.

Tammie

March 9th, 2009
4:29 pm

I was really disappointed in Scott last night. I have been a figure skating fan since I was a child and watched him win Olympic gold. I mainly watched the show because of him. How disapponting to know that he only lasted two episodes. Having said that, he deserved to be fired. Tom Green was annoying, but he gave a good presentation, and Scott was responsible for the “E” mistake. I felt a little sorry for Scott trying to manage people who are clearly not manageable, Dennis Rodman? Please, who can control that guy? He is entertaining though. I would like to see the women lose the next task. Melissa Rivers needs to go. Her stealing credit was absolutely disgraceful. I hope Trump remembers that in the future.

MIke

March 9th, 2009
11:03 pm

If they could put Billy Graham on the ssme team with Hugh Hefner, they would do it. The idea was to get people who cannot get along with one another.

Meredith Gardner

March 9th, 2009
11:37 pm

What’s the role of Donald Trump’s son. I’ve seen token women, but not too many token men. I think he’s just taking up space…although he is nice looking.

Tracie

March 12th, 2009
5:37 pm

The minute Dennis Rodham gets fired I’m not watching anymore. He’s the only reason I watch anyway.

EbaumsWorld

March 12th, 2009
6:35 pm

Tom should take it all the way. Stop the Green Hatin. CANADA CANADA GOOOOOOO CANADA!!!

Tom Green for Team Canada! Cmon Trump, THE CANUCKS ARE IN DA HOOOUUSEEE

Steve

March 12th, 2009
9:16 pm

It wasn’t Annie Potts that was annoying Joan Rivers it was Annie Duke. How am I supposed to take you seriously now? I really hope that Tom Green wins the whole thing. Him and Jesse James are the only humble, down to earth and likeable guys on the show.

Sheldon

March 13th, 2009
1:36 am

Scott Hamilton, Hershel Walker and Clint Black have no idea that Tom is way smarter then all of them. They could’nt look past the humor that they don’t understand. Tom Green is a genius!

Patty Edwards

March 16th, 2009
4:15 am

I think Tom Green was unfairly fired. Just because some people do not get his sense of humor, he was unfairly picked on, especially last week. Scott was a whiner last week, and deserved to be fired, and Herschel was a jerk too, sticking up for Scott against Tom. And no one could get along with argumentative Clint. What a bunch of immature babies. Tom seems to be the smartest one there, AND a sense of humor! At least this week Tom got them all to get along, and they did their tasks. Except for Rodman, who should have been fired today. I think all the guys planned to throw Tom under the bus this time. Personally, I think he did a great job. You made a mistake this time Trump. You ROCK, Tom Green!!!

Patty Edwards

Minnie

March 16th, 2009
9:40 am

I am glad Scott Hamilton is no longer on the programme. He is too much of a gentleman to be associated with anyone there. That includes Rodman, Green and THE DONALD himself.