It’s time! Let’s meet the teams!
Meet the Men’s Team:
Ian Zierling (Beverly Hills 90210), Lorenzo Lamas, Geraldo Rivera, Kevin Jonas, Terrell Owens (Football), Johnny Damon (Baseball), Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch) Gilbert Gottfried (Comedian)
Meet the Women’s Team:
Keisha Knight Pulliam, Kenya Moore, Brandi Glanville, Kate Gosselin, Vivica Fox, Shawn Johnson (Olympic Gymnast), Leeza Gibbons, Jamie Anderson (Olympic Snowboarder)
I love Kenya’s coat. She looks stunning. The teams break up to pick a team name and a project manager for the pie selling challenge. Click here for the preshow tea. Brandi wants to name the team Team Gold, Kenya wants Team Infinity. They went with Team Infinity. The men’s team tries to select a name and Geraldo really wants to go with Vortex. He was insistent and the guys gave in. Back on the women’s team, Keisha steps up to be project manager. Shawn and Brandi are tasked with social media outreach. Geraldo steps up to take the project manager position for the men’s team. Kevin Jonas is doing the social media outreach. Kevin and Geraldo are already butting heads. Both teams need to make two pies. One savory and one sweet.
Geraldo is very bossy. Geraldo is going to be calling all of his contacts asking for money. Kevin is irritated they are wasting time getting to the kitchen and making the pies. The guys make a vanilla chocolate ice box pie. And Lorenzo chooses a low-calorie chicken pot pie. Sig burns the first batch of pie shells.
Gilbert Gottfried is in charge of calling in some entertainment. He is bringing in comedians, fire-eaters, and a Howard Stern look-alike. Geraldo did no oversight but called donors the entire day.
The men have a lot of great print media. But Geraldo is about ten times bigger than the rest of the guys. Johnny Damon is very popular and signed a lot of baseballs and greeted the customers waiting in line.
Gilbert was on the sidewalk doing a great job of getting attention to the store. Lorenzo was out of his element and did not bring in any money.
The ladies choose Pear and Blueberry for their sweet pie and a taco/enchilada pie. Keisha is not really delegating the roles. Kate sort of takes over the kitchen. She is by far the most qualified for cooking for lots of people. There were too many people doing social media that the pies were not getting made. Keisha doesn’t seem to be much of a leader. Kate is pretty much running the show. Kenya says that there is not enough emphasis on getting donors through the door, and that is the most important thing. Kenya says that Keisha should have called Bill Cosby first and foremost. Keisha says she is focusing on people in NYC.
Everyone is irked by Keisha’s lack of management style. There was word very early on that Keisha was kind of a bitch. That is not what they are showing, but they are showing she seems to be in over her head.
The women’s team seems to be getting lots of big tips. But there doesn’t need to be much of a line for the women’s pies. Claudia Jordan drops by to support Kenya with a donation but she insisted on a pie in the face first. Somehow that turns into Kenya giving Brandi a pie in her face. Brandi seemed to take it in stride.
Kate didn’t raise any money because her person could not get there in time.
Most of the time on these particular challenges where they are selling things and raising money, whoever makes the most money wins. It looks like in this instance The Cake Boss will choose the winner based on the taste of the pies. If this is really how it is going down then they should have worried a lot more about how their pies tasted and fundraising becomes less important. Ah it looks like a two part challenge. One part is who raised the most money and another bonus for best pie. Oh wait the best pie gets $25,000 added to their total. Then the team with the most money wins. I had sort of forgotten how that worked.
On the women’s side there is a clear division between Keisha and some of the other ladies. Donald asks Kenya who the weakest player was and she says Keisha. Shawn admits she doesn’t think the women won.
The men’s team are confident that they have won. Lorenzo is thrown under the bus for not raising any money. Terrell didn’t bring in much either.
The women won the taste test and had $25,000 added to their kitty. Shawn and Kate both still think they lost. It’s clear that Keisha is going home and they haven’t even announced they lost yet. The women raised, $93,862. The men raised $185,322. Wow. The men’s team raised twice the money the women did even with the women getting the $25,000 bonus. The men got around $280,000 for Geraldo’s charity, Life’s Work a charity for developmentally disabled kids who need assisted living style housing.
In the firing discussion, Jamie, Kate and Shawn are thrown under the bus by Keisha for not having substantial checks donated. Kate tries to defend herself because she raised nothing. However, Kate did literally run the kitchen and do the majority of the cooking. Kate points out Keisha never assigned roles. Brandi pipes up to defend Keisha. Keisha argues back. Brandi says Kate was lazy. Seriously? Kate worked her ass off. Shawn pipes up to defend Kate. Piers says when he was there he says plenty of people standing around wondering what to do, essentially agreeing that Keisha was a crap manager. Kenya brings up the fact that Keisha didn’t call Bill Cosby because she was holding out. Kenya and Vivica both cry during the boardroom. Donald and Piers both think not calling Bill Cosby was a huge mistake. Keisha herself brought in less than $10K. Piers makes the same point Kenya made the entire challenge. It’s a fundraiser and you did not bring funds in.
Keisha brings back Jamie and Kate for bringing in the least amount of money. Then men all know that Keisha is going home. Donald points out that Jaime should not have been brought in and she is the one that made the winning pie. Keisha is really not good at this game. Jamie refused to say who she thinks should go home because she is “too nice.” Jaime will never make it in this game. It’s not a game for nice people. Donald, Ivanka and Piers kiss up to Keisha. Trump gives her $25,000 for her charity and fires her. Not for nothing, Kenya wanted to get rid of Keisha. She did not like her. So episode one, Kenya names the team and gets her enemy fired. #winning
Celebrity Apprentice moves to Monday night at 8 pm starting tomorrow.