'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Adam Corolla & Michael Andretti Fired In Shocking Double Elimination

Mon, March 12, 2012 12:49am EST by 63 Comments

The ladies were at each other’s throats, but that didn’t stop Adam Carolla & Michael Andretti from getting fired in an oh-so dramatic fashion.

On the March 11 episode of Celebrity Apprentice, the contestants dived right into this week’s task: creating a “thoughtful” ten-minute presentation and Q&A session to introduce the Buick Verano to a live audience and online viewers. When comedian Adam Carolla and pop icon Debbie Gibson volunteered to be project managers for their teams, Donald Trump made it clear he was disappointed IndyCar legend Michael Andretti didn’t step up to the plate. Right away, you knew Michael’s decision was going to come back to bite him.

Debbie and Team Forte decided to “reflect” different features of the car with different members of the team. Let’s just say some members did better than others (ahem, Aubrey O’Day, who kept calling the Verano the Verona). Frankly, I found their presentation a little weak. I liked the concept, but I wasn’t blown away by the execution. They also crashed and burned (theres a driving pun for you) during their Q&A session, seeing as how they literally knew nothing about the car they were presenting.

Meanwhile, Adam took the reins and came up with Team Unanimous’s concept. After Michael introduced the car, team members posing as “hecklers” got Adam to present the different features of the car. Despite concern from the rest of his team members that the presentation was going to be “funny” and not “witty,” Adam stuck to his guns. I, for one, believe his risk really paid off. Overall, I thought Unanimous’s presentation went a lot smoother than Forte’s and I believe the men got their message across much better. They were also a lot better at fielding the audience’s questions.

In the boardroom, it was clear which team got along better. It wasn’t five minutes before the ladies’ claws came out. Tia Carrere and Teresa Giudice accused Debbie of not delegating well. Debbie, meanwhile, pointed the finger right back at them, accusing them both of not bringing enough to the table. I kind of have to agree with Debbie. Aside from cracking a lame joke during the presentation, Teresa spent most of the episode looking sad and confused. Come on, Teresa — you’re the housewife known for flipping a freakin’ table! You’ve got to step it up! While all this was going on, the men were busy patting themselves on the back.

But just when we thought the ladies were toast, The Donald pulled a fast one and crowned them the winners. Honestly, I think the ladies were more surprised with their win than I was — and I really thought they blew it! When Adam took a bullet by refusing to bring two people back into the boardroom with him, The Donald was none too pleased and announced two people were getting fired. In the end, Adam and Michael were given the heave-ho, Adam for choosing the losing idea and Michael for not volunteering to be project manager in the first place.

Who do YOU think deserved to win the task, HollywoodLifers? And do YOU agree with The Donald’s decision to fire two contestants?

– Josh Rosenblatt

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Posted at 1:17 PM on April 9, 2012  

Wow, what an edge-of-your-seat episode! Two people being fired! Juicy! I agree, I was shocked the women won. They made two crucial mistakes. Aubrey called the Verano, the Verona, and not knowing a freakin’ thing about the car during Q&A. But, I thought the men did a horrible job as well. Adam was a terrible project manager. He didnt listen to his group’s suggestions, and the execs suggestions to not make it “beer commercial funny” and make it witty instead. Adam completely ignored them and created the roles for the “hecklers”, which I thought was a horrible idea. Paul saying, “You suck. No joke, you really suck.” looked very serious and I really thought he wasn’t kidding for a second. The execs were not happy, I could tell. And giving Lou the role of security, was just a way to get The “Incredible” Hulk into the presentation. Adam didn’t “take a bullet” for his team. He really only made it worse, by getting Michael fired as well. I think they both deserved to get the boot. I also was surprised that Michael didn’t step up to the plate as project manager, and so he deserved to go, as well as Adam for being not only s horrible project manager, but also bombing the presention, not listening to the executives, and for choosing the losing topic.


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Posted at 3:22 AM on March 29, 2012  

Obvious reality TV snowjob. Carolla manned up and provided a good example of fortitude. I’ll still watch until Tia, Patricia, and Dayana are out. Mainly because they are so hot and kindhearted.

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