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4/5: Celebrity Apprentice recap: Atlanta’s Tionne “T Boz” Watkins cut

This was a big week of “Huh?” Twice.

“Never volunteer for execution,” Donald Trump proclaimed during episode six Sunday night.

Tionne “T Boz” Watkins volunteered to be in the boardroom to support Melissa Rivers, who was likely to get fired. But instead, Trump fired T Boz because she placed herself before the firing squad. It’s odd logic but to Trump, volunteering is plain stupid and he had fired a contestant many moons ago (some dude named Bradford) for that same reason.

“I lived my whole career on the edge and that speaks within itself,” said a befuddled T Boz in her farewell. Basically, T Boz didn’t do anything badly at all during her entire run. She was well liked and worked hard. She even won her challenge for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia last week, winning the group $20,000. But she did absolutely nothing interesting from a TV viewer’s perspective.

“I want to see my daughter grow old and be a grandma,” T Boz said earlier, after giving the $20,000 check to the foundation. She has battled Sickle Cell all her life.

Then Trump went completely off task to fire Khloe Kardashian, too, because she had to take time off for a DUI the previous week. He’s not a fan of DUIs. (Who is?) He contributed $20,000 to her charity, related to drug and alcohol abuse awareness. Then he canned her. This despite the fact Clint Black had completely botched the challenge. In other words, Trump got rid of Khloe for a reason that had zero to do with the task at hand.

Wow. This show just gets stranger and stranger.

At the top of the show, we hear the show is trying to help Dennis Rodman, who was eliminated last week and clearly has a drinking problem. Since this was taped months ago, it’s unclear whether Trump’s “intervention” led to anything. I can’t find anything online that this is the case.

The teams got mixed up. On KOTU, UGA alum Herschel Walker joined Joan Rivers, Clint Black, Khloe Kardashian, and Natalie Gulbis On Athena, T-Boz joined Melissa Rivers, Jesse James, Annie Duke and Brande Roderick. (Brian McKnight had a previous engagement and had a bye but will join the Athena team)

The challenge: do a viral video for All detergent. Both sides struggled to toe the line between “edgy and outrageous” and acceptable to All detergent execs and the target demographic of women 25-49 who are tech savvy. Both ideas came up with “little people” ideas to tie in the “small and mighty” concept.

Clint Black had this idea of a joke which turned “doing laundry” into a euphemism for sex. A “little person” was supposed to do it, but the actor was awful. Black took over. The three women on the team were flabbergasted and tried to stop him but as project manager, Black ignored them. Joan Rivers goes ballistic. She felt like she was blocked out of the process while Black played dictator. “I thought it was dirty. I thought it was stupid. i don’t think handled the product in any way,” Rivers said. She later said, “I hope I never see him again.”

“I wouldn’t send it to anyone,” said Herschel Walker, who thought it was silly.

“I was offended by it,” said Annie Duke.

The Athena team’s Jesse James video with the three little people was actually pretty funny. “Hilarious,” said rival Joan Rivers.

“Best team experience I’ve had on the show,” James said.

The result: The square-ish All execs didn’t like either video. The Jesse James video had cursing bleeped out (Perez Hilton liked the video) and the other bordered on porn. So nobody won.

I’ll post the videos as soon as they pop up on YouTube.

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April 6th, 2009
10:03 am

Where was Brian McKnight?


April 6th, 2009
10:15 am

Trump is an ssshole! First off these people are playing the game to win money for charities not an actual job for his organization! Tionne in no way deserved to be fired. Secondly it was really pathetic that in the name of ratings he decides to air out Chloes dirty laundry on the air like that, that was totally uncalled for and wrong! I lost all respect for Trump after last nights show, no matter how rich he is or grows to be in the future, he’s a loser.

RoHo Fan

April 6th, 2009
10:19 am

I think Khloe and T-Boz were fired for being boring, plain and simple. Neither received much air time because they didn’t mug up properly to the cameras or the audience. I love this show and usually agree with the Don’s pick each week, but he based his decision yesterday on everything but the success of the project. Clint Black should absolutely have been told “You’re Fired!” last night.


April 6th, 2009
10:31 am

I hope Joan Rivers wins the whole thing!

bradford fan

April 6th, 2009
10:58 am

Some dude named Bradford? To apprentice fans he is greatest what if of all the apprentices…The guy was great a born leader, firm, decisive, intelligent and got the job done….Trump said it best “he was and is a brilliant guy”…..I don’t remember him saying that about any of teh past apprentice winners let alone contestants.

W.F. Cares?

April 6th, 2009
11:18 am

I mean really, who cares?

They need to get a porn star on this show. A hot one too.


April 6th, 2009
11:35 am

Trump is a chump…


April 6th, 2009
11:48 am

After last night I won’t be watching the show anymore. I’ve always thought Trump was full of himself. He talks to people like he is so right, even to the point of putting them down.


April 6th, 2009
11:55 am

Clint Black is a dumba$$!!!!

Esther J aka EJ the Diva

April 6th, 2009
11:57 am

It was just wrong that Donald T. fired T-Boz and Khloe. It’s especially bad since T-Boz won her challenge as the Project Manager last week. Khloe has not been doing that much on the show and I don’t think she has ever been a Project manager. I don’t know what Clint Black was think about. The commercial was supposed to appeal to moms that do laundry not dudes that are not getting any. For a moment I thought the Donald was going to fire Joan Rivers and her daughter, but they bring a lot of drama to the show and that makes it interesting. Hey Rodney Ho, how about a part-time job? I love writing and blogging on your topics. I love entertainment news. Do you need an assistant?


April 6th, 2009
12:03 pm

I applaud Trump for firing Khloe for getting a DUI. It is our business when someone puts other peoples’ lives at stake by doing something illegal. And on top of that, these people are celebrities that kids look up to. They should not be driving drunk, they should be setting good examples.


April 6th, 2009
12:08 pm

I guess because he has money and its his show Trump can go beyond common sense and decency. Khole made a mistake she got caught and is correcting that mistake. Enough throwing stones. T. Boz just got suckered in by Melissa whom was going to stand up as the responsible party, just like Clint, who did nothing to “volunteer” his explusion inspite of basically stating he was going to own up.

The Truth

April 6th, 2009
12:13 pm

Trump is from a world where back sabbing is common and loyalty is disregarded or regarded as being weak. T-Boz seems to be too decent for that show. It’s a shame we seem not to like decent but low down holds our interest.

The Truth

April 6th, 2009
12:22 pm

Melissa was hatched from the same ruthhless egg that Trump came from. T-Boz, learn from this, Melissa would drop you off the side of a twenty story building in a New York minute, if it meant she gets to play another day.


April 6th, 2009
12:25 pm

MLH….I strongly disagree with celebrities being role models for our children. A role model should be a person your child can identify themselves too….such as: Mom, Dad, teachers..etc…celebrities work extremely hard their entire life portraying characters unlike themselves. We are responsible for our kids, not celebrities…..


April 6th, 2009
12:45 pm

T-Boz got fired for being loyal. Khloe was fired for no reason. Donald Trump was so cruel. I lost all respect for Clint Black when he didn’t choose Joan Rivers to go in the boardroom with him. Melissa and Clint should have been fired! Herschel Walker is a hoot!


April 6th, 2009
12:54 pm

I agree with you Hero. I’m not saying they should be role models, but the fact of the matter is, young kids do look up to these people. For better or worse that is just the society we live in.


April 6th, 2009
1:42 pm

The Hair must’ve been stressed out over the real estate slump when last night’s show was taped. He was way out of left field with this one. The only reason he fired Tionne and Khloe was because they weren’t controversial or confrontational enough for his stupid “reality” show. And the reason he gave for firing Tionne was bull. I mean, he went on and on about how the other guy, Bradford, was such a success and all, but he still fired him. To make a point? Well, sounds like a dumb move for any boss to fire someone that they know will be successful and who did a great job. Who wins in that deal? Not Trump, that’s for sure. Clint Black should’ve been the one to be fired. He wasn’t acting like a project manager or a team player. He disregarded everything his team members said and wouldn’t even include them in the process. I used to be a fan of Clint Black, but after seeing how he is really an egotistical, self-important snob with a superiority complex, I am no longer a fan. When I saw he treated Jesse James on the 1st or 2nd episode, I lost all respect for him. What a disappointment. I hope Jesse James wins in the end.


April 6th, 2009
2:10 pm

I think the whole challenge was kind of weird. They asked for a particular audience right? Older moms don’t really watch viral videos as much as younger teens and people in their 20s. Also, I agree it isn’t for an experience for business, so Trump shouldn’t have fired T-boz. In the other case with that dude, it was for a business position so he had to understand that the business world can be harsh. The Celebrity Apprentice is for charity so the people are just trying to do the tasks correctly to support these people. This week he made irrational decisions: HE WANTS MORE RATINGS.


April 6th, 2009
3:51 pm

Last night was just wrong. I have been a fan of Celebrity Apprentice all these years and last night, Mr. Trump just lost me. Clint Black should have gone….he was conceited and ego-maniacle….sad, sad how the show ended last night. Kardashien should have not been sent away. She seems to be really trying and facing up to her mistake. He just hit her twice. Bad, bad….

Ziggy Love

April 6th, 2009
4:23 pm

Joan & Melissa are Hollywood’s finest for being demonic, low-life, backstabbing creatures. Joan is not funny and Melissa is not an award-winning producer. Unfortunately, we have to bear witness, not only to their horrific physical looks, but their condescending and self-serving attitudes. Each time these monsters enter the board room, I believe a butcher knife is lying across their lap, to challenge each constructive criticism toward them. At any given moment, the blood begans to seep from the side of their mouths and the silicon monsters begans to emerge. Their disdain for intelligence, knowledge and beauty negates the sole purpose for not only being a team player, but their presence on the show. Their total display of theatrics and mockery is utterly unbecoming…..Admittedly so, I at least give them credit for stabbing you in the chest instead of the back as you shockingly leave the boardroom……..feature film to be released in Summer ‘09 ‘Trumped Faces of Crooked Rivers’


April 6th, 2009
4:48 pm

At what point do you stop paying for things in your past? Khole has owned up to her mistakes and is paying the high cost of them. Donald is wrong – if he had done background checks he would of known about Khole’s past – she has never tried to hide it!

Sometimes you need to “stand by” a friend – that is what T-Boze did, nothing more nothing less.

Maybe Donald has not paid for his hpast wrong doings or has never stood by a friend…. Either way he was wrong!


April 6th, 2009
4:58 pm

I wasn’t impressed with either video, but Joan was hoping for Clint to fail and that he would be fired, that is why she pushed for him to be project manager. She said in an earlier show when they were watching the “firing” that Clint was a snake, she doesn’t like him and wanted him gone. I thought his move was smart, he knew that she wouldn’t be fired, he thought he was a goner and didn’t want to listen to her mouth.


April 7th, 2009
9:19 am

I think that Trump needs to go back to the original version where he actucally hired someone worthwhile not using people who already have fame and fortune maybe the ratings will go back up. Just an FYI to the DONALD……..

Black Woman In Clayco

April 7th, 2009
2:06 pm

Clint Black AND Melissa Rivers should have been fired.

The only reason Clint Black stayed is cuz Trump saw the drama potential between him & Joan Rivers. I couldn’t blame him for not bring Joan and her big ole plastic mouth in the Board Room, all she would’ve down was shout him down and he would’ve been fired. The other 2 were passive enough that Clint had half a chance in hell of staying and it worked!

Melissa Rivers said earlier in the show that the rest of her team did so well she would step up to be fired if they lost. If that’s the case why’d she need ANY backup in the Board Room? Can’t stand her or her mama, they both need to be FIRED but somehow I think at least Joan will shout everyone down til the bitter end and win it all.

I didn’t like how Tionne went, it was a cop out for Donald because she wasn’t interesting enough for TV? Khloe while I understand what some of ya’ll are saying I was glad to see her go. All she did was B&M every episode & hardly did anything, at least Tionne worked.


April 8th, 2009
4:49 pm

I teach a DUI class in the metro. Most people who go thur DUI class realize they made a bad mistake and they don’t make that mistake again. The only reason Donald hasn’t had a DUI is he has a driver. But watch, it would not surprize me if one of his kids (Donald’s kids) made that mistake one day. Being in this business I’ve seen loud mouths like Trump brag on themselves and down people about their short comings, but before you know it a Trump will be sitting in class with me.


April 8th, 2009
4:57 pm

If you enter a boardroom and see Trump, Joan, Melissa, and Clint, start hollaring sharks and snakes, back out fast no! no! no! run as fast as you can.
good luck! T-Boz feel blessed.