'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: It's A Tense Episode For The Women's Team As Loyalties Change!

Sun, April 24, 2011 11:06pm EST by 4 Comments

With Gary Busey sent home last week, the men’s team was happier than ever, but the girls brought the drama.

This week on Celebrity Apprentice, the challenge involved Donald Trump‘s business directly — both teams had to come up with a clever campaign to advertise the Trump hotels!

Star Jones took charge of the women’s team this week, but was met with immediate opposition from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes. Nene was assigned to work closely LaToya Jackson, but claimed this would be impossible because LaToya is “fake,” while Nene is “real,” and feared that LaToya would later throw her under the bus. Luckily, they were able to resolve their differences before heading out for errands.

Women’s slogan: “Individual elegance, collective luxury.”

The men’s concept is that, if you choose to stay at a Trump hotel, you would be treated exactly as if you were Trump himself. This seemed like a fool-proof plan, but Donald Jr. felt the description was a little wordy.  The cutest part by far was that rapper Lil’ John and country crooner John Rich became an unlikely dream team and complemented each other superbly as teammates. — Who would have thought?

Men’s slogan: “Live the Life.”

Meatloaf went on a hilarious rant screaming at the photo shoot’s faux butler saying, “NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU!,” and emphasized the fact that his prolific career has given him the necessary tools to excel at this challenge. His method backfired, however, when John saw the photos and realized that there were 30 frames of a butler looking like he was in front of a firing squad.

When Nene returned from running errands with Latoya, she went on a tirade against Star, trying to direct the photo shoots as soon as she walked in the door. Poor Hope Dworaczyk was subjected to all the chaotic shrieking while posing semi-nude in a bathtub.

The executives thought the women’s team’s brochure looked like a sleazy nightclub advertisement, but the men’s team’s had typos and didn’t indicate a website or phone number.

They were both fails, but for different reasons, so when Trump asked his advisors which was the winner, they answered, “There is no winner, but the loser is. . .”

The women’s team!

The men celebrated their win with a few shots of tequila in honor of John’s charity of choice, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

During questioning, Trump pushed Nene to spill the beans on her teammates, and of course she took the bait. She admitted that Marlee Matlin is the smartest one on the team, but that some of the girls were “crawling up Star’s a**,” although she couldn’t indicate exactly who.

Lil’ John said his team was at a disadvantage because their team was comprised of three people instead of five, but there was no conflict among teammates during Trump’s team questioning.

Star chose to argue that she didn’t think her team failed, and everyone was hesitant to throw anyone else under the bus at first, but eventually LaToya blabbed that she thought Star should be fired because she was the team manager, but Marlee and Nene agreed that LaToya is the weakest link in the game overall.

In the end, Trump gave LaToya the “you’re fired!” we were waiting for because it was obvious the women’s team didn’t feel they could move forward and compete with the men’s team with her involved. We will miss her baby talk on next week’s episode, but from the looks of the preview called “The Wrath Of Nene,” the conflict between her and Star is about to explode!

–Brooke Peoples