The Task: Create a bistro featuring a tasting menu of Luvo food products. Food products doesn’t sound very appetizing. They will be judged on brand messaging and overall experience.
Infinity: Kenya Moore, Brandi Glanville, Kate Gosselin, Vivica Fox, Shawn Johnson (Olympic Gymnast), Leeza Gibbons, Jamie Anderson (Olympic Snowboarder)
Project Manager: Vivica Fox
The ladies get off to a bad start. Eventually, they have a slogan, “Love yourself, one bite at a time.” The slogan was created by Kenya and Leeza. The ladies decide to play a variety of roles to show the variety of consumer types. I don’t get how that is going to work. It’s a bistro challenge not a commercial. Kenya casts herself as the beauty queen and Vivica kindly allows it.
Vivica’s phone is not working. Shawn has bad PMS. Vivica doesn’t care. Shawn and Kate shop for dishware and such. They seem to have all the time in the world while everyone else is rushing around. They spend six hours shopping. Kenya is worried because no one seems to think they should rehearse their presentation.
At the ladies presentation Brandi and Lisa are the flight attendants, Vivica is a (male) fitness trainer, each course is catered to a different demographic, fitness nut, pageant queen,
There was a problem with the service. This is microwaved food and there are only two microwaves. The kitchen is a mess. Food was delayed getting out. There are only about 12 “customers” and yet they can’t get it together. Kenya is testy with people. Particularly, Jamie. Jamie says to Kenya, “Who raised you?” Which probably left a mark. This challenge was just weird. It was confusing to me from the beginning. I really don’t know what the company executives wanted, but I’m pretty sure this was not it.
Vortex: Ian Zierling (Beverly Hills 90210), Lorenzo Lamas, Geraldo Rivera, Terrell Owens (Football), Johnny Damon (Baseball), Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch) Gilbert Gottfried (Comedian)
Project Manager: Terrell Owens
On Team Vortex, Terrell is giving Geraldo a long leash. Ian is still butting heads with Geraldo. The men seem to be thinking like they are making a commercial too. Perhaps they are both going to run one during the bistro? Gilbert is the go to guy on Vortex for entertainment.
Gilbert may actually be retarded. I don’t think this is all schtick. “Eat Lean. Eat Long. Luvo, for a delicious life” is chosen as the boys’ slogan.
Okay, the presentation is a narration of the tasting menu. I finally get it. So each member introduces a “food product” in the bistro and says a little something about it. Things are going along fine until Gilbert ad libs his dessert narrative and starts talking about how it is a miracle that a woman has had sex with him twice. It was bad. Really, really bad.
In my opinion both teams sucked. They might as well just flip a coin. We didn’t get to see the full presentation of the women’s team. It was seriously the worst challenge ever in the history of The Celebrity Apprentice. The women had the better slogan. That will probably save them.
Donald asks Vivica if she would like to have Geraldo replace a member of her team. She says yes. She’d love to replace Shawn because she doesn’t think that Shawn really wants to be there. Vivica tells Trump that Shawn “got her damn period” and checked out on her. Way to support a fellow female, Vivica. Damn. Vivica is really going hard on Shawn. Donald asks Kenya her thoughts and she supports Vivica. Interesting.
Jamie tells Trump that Kenya is rude and unnecessarily mean. Kenya says that it was hectic in the back of the kitchen and she made a comment to Jamie that she took offense to. Kenya apologized by Jamie was not accepting of the apology. Kenya puts her reunion show talents to good use by talking over Jamie. Jamie says that her apology was not sincere.
The women won.
The execs specifically mentioned Gilbert’s inappropriate humor in feedback so he is a goner. After the ladies leave the boardroom, Shawn goes in on Vivica from being so specific about why she was feeling unwell. I agree that was tacky.
The slogan was bad. It was unusable. Gilbert was horrendous. Terrell and Geraldo were responsible for the slogan. Those three are asked to return to the boardroom. Before they do, Terrell says, “God I hated losing to Vivica!” Kenya and Terrell were Instgramming photos together during the time this was shot. He’s definitely #TeamTwirl
Gilbert was fired.
Next week is another two hour block of two shows. I think they are doing this to compete with The Bachelor. Perhaps it is because I am under the weather, but I wasn’t excited by either episode tonight. Were you?