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3/30: Celebrity Apprentice recap: Atlanta’s Tionne “T Boz” Watkins finally makes an impression

Tionne "T Boz" Watkins led her team to a win in Sunday night's episode
Atlanta’s Tionne “T Boz” Watkins of TLC fame was virtually invisible the first four episodes of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

She finally stepped up to be project manager of the task in episode five Sunday night. Her team had to run five rooms at a Loews Regency Hotel in New York City.

She was a hard worker, providing zero drama. But results are results: she and Team Athena won hands down. The gals have won four out of five tasks. “She was great. She was organized. She was on top of us,” Joan Rivers said. So Watkins’ charity Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia got $20,000.

The drama naturally revolved around the men’s team leader Dennis Rodman, who Donald Trump finally ousted Sunday. Rodman started kind of organized, had a few drinks, then went off the rails. He became unfocused and even went off and partied with a couple of the guests (though they enjoyed his company and his ability to create access). He forced the others to pick up the slack. He was a poor leader and throughout the competition came off as petulant and irascible.

During the boardroom, everyone (but Rodman) agreed Rodman had a drinking problem. “It starts off a little bit funny but as it progresses, it turns to mean,” Jesse James told Trump. “It clouds his views on things.”

James had a drinking problem himself in the past. He compared Rodman to fellow contestant, UGA alum and class act Herschel Walker and not in a good way. “Hershel, Heisman Trophy winner. He’s even more than you think he is. Dennis looks the same way [at first]. I see people’s eyes light up. ‘It’s Dennis Rodman!’ They meet him. And there’s a little bit of disappointment. I’m sad for him for that.”

Rodman did make good TV and the producers I’m sure are sad to see him go.

Who could win this competition? Both Brian McKnight and Jesse James have impressed me so far on the men’s team. On the women’s team, Brande Roderick has been surprisingly strong while T-Boz remains a dark horse. Joan Rivers has been a solid player as well. Khloe Kardashian is due for an exit soon.

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dice clay

March 30th, 2009
12:28 am

The Diceman will return and win the whole thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAR

March 30th, 2009
9:10 am

These has-beens are barely C List celebrities, they all need money. Who in this lot of nobody’s has a real career? None of them.

Christy

March 30th, 2009
9:26 am

What is a T-Boz? Gotta love the messed up names those thugs use.

Christ-Like

March 30th, 2009
9:37 am

What is a Christy? Gotta love the Christ like names those devils use.

Whatever

March 30th, 2009
9:41 am

Christy – you’re a moron. She’s no more a thug than you are.

CamdenCO.

March 30th, 2009
9:55 am

Herschel has money, believe that. He has ownership in the food service industry and is not hurting for cash.

wisonsin

March 30th, 2009
9:57 am

This is for Christy What is a T-BOZ? answer she is a beautiful black women who is doing her thing on celebrity Apprentice who won $20,000 for her favorite charity, she is a mother, she is a singer with the group known as TLC who has had several #1 hits I hope that answers your question Christy. Now what is a christy? answer who knows and who cares.

CamdenCO.

March 30th, 2009
10:01 am

I almost forgot, Christy you are a moron, an uninformed one at that, T-Boz a thug? She is probably more of a lady than you will ever be!

Lily

March 30th, 2009
10:11 am

Really Christy, So unnecessary, you are probably more of a thug than Tionne has ever been , SAR(Isn’t that A disease or something)all money is donated to charity don’t speak unless you have something intelligent to say.

party pooper

March 30th, 2009
10:12 am

what is a wisconsin????????/

Mizz Crazy

March 30th, 2009
10:13 am

OMG CHRISTY YOU ARE SOOOO STUPID IT MAKES ME SICK!! YOU NEED TO READ UP ON THINGS BEFORE YOU COMMENT ON THINGS

Shawn

March 30th, 2009
10:15 am

Christy. I feel so sorry for ignorant people like you ! You’re right….you don’t know T-Boz. T-Boz did an awesome job last night. I look forward to seeing more of her leadership abilities. Brian McKnight would definitely not be my pick ! He is in no way a team player.

Sue

March 30th, 2009
10:25 am

I think people are underestimating T-Boz on The Apprentice. She is very tough and very intelligent. I like Herschel and absolutely LOVE Jesse!

Larry

March 30th, 2009
10:26 am

Ha! Good to see an oy vey get the smackdown. Next time think before you pop off your racists comments. Thank you christlike for that awesome comeback.

Wisconsin

March 30th, 2009
10:30 am

I see we have another moran on board Wisconsin is a State. what is a party pooper? answer someone who goes to a party and poopers all night ?

Eyes

March 30th, 2009
10:37 am

Christy………GET A LIFE!
Great job T-Boz!

kallen

March 30th, 2009
10:41 am

I think the best of the men’s team is left and any one of them would make a good apprentice. I’ve really liked Jesse Jaymes over the past few episodes, quiet and strong leadership.

For the women, Khloe is next on the chopping block, I’d bet money on that. I think Annie, Joan Rivers, Brande and maybe even Tionne (T-Boz) will be the last women standing.

They may be “c-list” celebrities, but this is one of the better celebrity apprentice seasons to date.

ESR

March 30th, 2009
10:46 am

Lily, can you not spell STD? Let me guess, Clayton County alumi?

barneyb

March 30th, 2009
11:11 am

Hate to be a spoiler here, but word in the entertainment industry is that Melissa Rivers has been running her mouth that she won (this is taped months in advance).

Becky

March 30th, 2009
11:15 am

ESR, guess you can’t read either? Another Clayton County alumi? Why does everyone resort to nae calling??

I don’t think any of these people are hurting for money, but as Lily pointed out, all the money is donated to charity..

Juzzsayinz

March 30th, 2009
11:53 am

Oh brother…T Boz is a has been and like previously indicated she or he, whatever it is, needs money. As I understand T Boz should declare bankruptcy any day now. Left Eye had to carry T Boz cuz she couldnt sing worth crap, is ugly and fat. Get a life t boz, ya loser.

ESR

March 30th, 2009
12:03 pm

Hurting for money? Are you kidding? Try DESPERATE for money. You actually think that dried up old hag Joan Rivers has a career? Or Rodman? I’m laughing here. Didn’t T Boz or whatever Building C in the projects name she has just lose her house? I suppose the foreclosure on her home was due to the fact that she made too many payments in one month? No one, and I mean no one….with a real career would come within 100 yards of this show or Trumps hair, both are the kiss of death.

Huh?

March 30th, 2009
12:04 pm

ESR – Not to get off the subject of this blog – BUT Clayton County’s perils are between the board and SACS it has nothing to do with the education and the mindset of the children…BTW – Lily you are correct SARS is a disease (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) – signed a CLAYTON COUNTY ALUMNI ESR – what is an alumi let me guess you didn’t graduate – next time don’t go after a person and a subject when you have no clue.

Congratulations T-BOZ and good – bye Rodman!!

cynthia

March 30th, 2009
12:06 pm

i love you i prayer everything is fine god bless you !

T-Boz

March 30th, 2009
12:09 pm

I love her. I have always loved her. God Bless Her!

Huh?

March 30th, 2009
12:10 pm

Wow – it is amazing to hear how you people are cutting this woman who has a disease down. The charity she is playing for hits home with her because she suffers from Sickle Cell. She was sick throughout her entire career. Foreclosure is affecting alot of people celebrities and common people alike – not just T-BOZ – Ed M. would have lost his home if not for the graciousness of others. If this hasn’t happened to anyone of you then consider yourself blessed and not pointing the finger. She was a performer with the STAGE NAME T-BOZ – yes it is strange, but heck I have heard worse. Give it a break people. Let’s try to stick with subject matter. This is sad.

ESR

March 30th, 2009
12:14 pm

Calm down HUH? and help that car at the drive in window, they’ve been waiting 5 minutes on their food.

Huh?

March 30th, 2009
12:18 pm

ESR – I won’t stoop to your level – obviously you didn’t have a better comeback – Once again you have proven your intelligence. What drive thru do you know has a PC and would allow an employee to blog and entertain someone like you

Homez

March 30th, 2009
12:28 pm

Huh works as CSR for Comcast.

Lynn

March 30th, 2009
12:31 pm

ESR, it’s evident you didn’t watch the show last year if you think no one with a career would come on the show. In no way is Trace Adkins desparate for money! I’d say he has one helluva career with all the number one hits and videos, ten albums, the recognition he is given by various military organizations, sell-out shows all over the US, several tours of entertaining our troops in the Middle East, singing our national anthem at the Republican Convention as well as at numerous sports functions, author of an outstanding book, guest on numerous talk shows, radio shows, tv sitcoms, voiceovers and advertisments. All this will being named the sexist guy in country music. Now, what have you done?

Huh?

March 30th, 2009
12:40 pm

LOL – Homez – LOL – Take Care and please by all means keep guessing

ESR

March 30th, 2009
12:52 pm

Lynn I agree, and he also said one of his biggest career regrets is doing the show. He was way above that show. You can’t say the same for Clint Black’s career.

Rodney Ho

March 30th, 2009
1:00 pm

Here are some of Trace’s comments right after the show ended a year ago:

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1584417/trace-adkins-and-piers-morgan-ponder-celebrity-apprentice-outcome.jhtml

He came in second on The Celebrity Apprentice, but Trace Adkins says he met his primary objective as a contestant on the reality TV series.

“I wanted to win the thing, sure,” Adkins told CMT Insider in New York shortly after Donald Trump announced that British tabloid editor and TV personality Piers Morgan was this season’s winner. “Any time I enter into any competition — it goes way back to when I was playing football — I always want to win.

“But I achieved what I set out to. I raised a lot of awareness for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. A lot more people are aware of it now. I’ve had a lot of people contact me wanting to make donations, so it’s wonderful. Everything’s good.”

Gem For Life

March 30th, 2009
1:09 pm

I’m not sure what idiot is claiming to be T-Boz on this site, but if she finds out and decideds to file charges against you, its your own fault and dont think the AJC cant locate your domain information. To everyone else, please don’t respond to ignorance….. it only hightens their stupidity level……

An apprentice never will be

March 30th, 2009
3:10 pm

Everytime I see T-Boz on anything, it is a bit of a surprise how healthy she appears. She also seems to come across with class and is battling her illness with tenacity. If she is supposed to be a thug, she is doing a horrible job and she would have to be fired by the head thug. As for Rodman, it is sad because I thought he was a great player and has managed to foul things up badly in his life.

atl1000

March 30th, 2009
7:41 pm

It was touching how sad the other celebrities were to see rodman go. he seems so likeable to everyone. no one had the slightest bad thing to say about dennis rodman till he started drinking. it really is sad that he has so much talent and personality, enough to light up a room. i have a best friend who is the same way till he starts drinking. it is ruining his life.

OIFVet

March 31st, 2009
10:49 am

Yes the celebrities make money off of this about 200k. Do you really think they do it for free? I will be out of work because of an injury for over a month. It is not that I am blessed,which I am, that I will not lose my house to foreclosure.It is because I didn’t live beyond my means and saved money.Unlike T-Boz who has made millions in her life time and lived the thug ghetto white trash life and now cant afford what she has sowed.

JK345

April 1st, 2009
3:18 am

Wow there are some really ignorant people on here, TBOZ is NOT a thug, TLC is one of the biggest selling Female groups of all time, you can check out her official site at http://www.bozz-bizz.com, she’s a classy lady and is really only on the show to raise money for sickle cell (which she suffers from). Furthermore she is a millionaire, she never lost her house (the house up for foreclosure belongs to her ex husband Mack 10) and she owns a line of childrens clothing botiques. Just because she doesnt run her mouth or cause drama like these other contestants doesnt mean she isnt great at what she does, this weeks task is a huge indicator of that fact.

JK345

April 1st, 2009
3:27 am

@OIFvet, Thug ghetto white trash life? is that the best racist slur you can come up with?, she was paid close to 30 million only 4 years ago for TLC’s last album(she owns two properties including one mansion she lives in), she’s not hurting for a dollar, just because she’s black and making rnb music doesnt make her ghetto,

MLuv

April 5th, 2009
8:12 pm

What is wrong with you people? This just goes to show that everyone should not be allowed to use a PC! Anyway, I know Tionne and she should
be commended for her strength and compassion for others. Now,all you haters, what have you done for someone else lately? Yeah, that’s what I thought!

Jade Christophe

April 6th, 2009
4:47 pm

Christy stands for, Cruel-Hoeish-Retarded-Irregular-Stupid-Tart-Yucky. Thats wat Christy stands for.
Tboz, LeftEye, Chilli will always be my role model, and i hope my favorite uncle take me to see Chilli cuz he knows her.

Jade Christophe

April 6th, 2009
4:48 pm

(Christy stands for, Cruel-Hoeish-Retarded-Irregular-Stupid-Tart-Yucky. Thats wat Christy stands for.
Tboz, LeftEye, Chilli will always be my role model, and i hope my favorite uncle take me to see Chilli cuz he knows her.

Jade Christophe

April 6th, 2009
4:48 pm

Christy stands for, Cruel-Hoeish-Retarded-Irregular-Stupid-Tart-Yucky. Thats wat Christy stands for.
Tboz, LeftEye, Chilli will always be my role model, and i hope my favorite uncle take me to see Chilli cuz he knows her.)