'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Penn & Dayana Gang Up Against Clay

Sun, April 22, 2012 11:10pm EST by 44 Comments

Was the right person fired this week? Read on & cast your vote!

Because there’s nothing Donald Trump loves more than Donald Trump, he tasked the two teams to come up with an ad campaign for his fragrance “Success” on the April 22 episode of The Celebrity Apprentice. But by the time the seven remaining contestants convened in the boardroom, not everyone came up roses. In fact, some of them straight-up stunk.

In a dark twist of fate, Aubrey O’Day‘s team won the challenge, which means Aubrey, Teresa Giudice and Arsenio Hall will be back to compete next week.

This left Clay Aiken‘s team behind, and oh boy, did things get awkward. While the team tried to unite under the almighty c-word — I’m of course talking about “consensus” — it didn’t take long for a mini fight to ensue between Clay and Dayana Mendoza. Apparently she had pitched quite a few good ideas during the task, but Clay admitted he “didn’t understand” what she was saying. He followed that up by calling her “aloof.”

Clay surprised everyone by saving Lisa Lampanelli from elimination — my theory about Lisa winning remains plausible for another week — leaving Dayana and Penn Jillette on the chopping block. Penn and Dayana both agreed that Clay was the person who deserved to be fired, though the former American Idol finalist put up a pretty good fight against them. He’s a scrappy one, that Clay.

After an incredibly long debate in the boardroom — which included a few douchey nods from Eric Trump’s hair and teeth — the celebrity fired was:

Penn Jillette!

I don’t even have much to say about this firing because, honestly, I’ve never had much to say about Penn. He’s had some good ideas, and some not so good ideas, but he’s never added much to the show in terms of my enjoyment. He knew it was his time to go, and I think I have to agree with him.

What did YOU think of this week’s Celebrity Apprentice? Was Penn the right person fired? Did Clay make a mistake saving Lisa from elimination? And was I the only one surprised to hear Aubrey actually making sense?! Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your every thought.

— Andy Swift

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Marla

Posted at 10:31 PM on April 24, 2012  

I wish aubrey would get fired!!!!!!! She is selfish and a liar,no wonder diddy fired her skank ass

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mimiRN

Posted at 6:15 PM on April 24, 2012  

Lisa Lampanelli is a psycho. One day she is nice and the next day, she flies off the handle. She needs help.

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Jamie

Posted at 5:55 PM on April 24, 2012  

Penn was fired coz of 1 bad idea. Lisa and Aubry are still around and looking at their lossing record they should have been gone the 1st week. This show is rigged and talent doensnt matter. Its who has the loudest mouth.
PS. Has any one noticed, when Lisa crys no tears come out.

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Susan Harrington

Posted at 1:06 PM on April 24, 2012  

Why in the hell is Dayana still there? Because she’s pretty?? How does that deserve to be kept in the competition? Trump is thinking with the wrong head as usual!!

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pam gochenouer

Posted at 10:18 PM on April 23, 2012  

cant stand her shes a bossy mean loudmouth and even though i like the show i think they kerp certain people around for drama ratings.. even though i never was a clay fan i like him and arsenial the most.

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Noah

Posted at 8:38 PM on April 23, 2012  

Penn should not have been fired. He is consistently the smartest, most creative person in the game! He was fired not because of his bad idea (cause the PM chose to use it), but because he is too reasonable and anti-drama…CONSPIRACY…

Trump, bring back Penn!

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michele taylor

Posted at 8:08 PM on April 23, 2012  

someone needs to tell lisa l the way she acts isnt cute and its obvious she isnt crying over frustration from the task shes crying because she is so upset she isnt as HOT as dyana. STOP ITS NOT CUTE

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janet

Posted at 7:21 PM on April 23, 2012  

Lisa should have been fired long ago. The way she treats other people is uncalled for and the sarcasim uhggggggg if I was Dayanna I would have put her in her place along time ago.

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melanie falco

Posted at 5:27 PM on April 23, 2012  

Lisa looked terrific last night, who dressed her. The outfits were perfect for her. Dayana had too many colors on. Dayana could have finally got the respect of the people if she came out with the stickers and little cards, it would not have made them win. But she could have gotten their respect.
Aubry is not a teamplayer, okay Theresa isn’t smart but she is a follower and does listen, she doesn’t get things right, but people like her here and there. Arsenio is coming off as a wimp now, not good. Step up to the plate or you are next.
Dayana has to blow it out of the park or she is next. Clay is terrific and he has Mr. Trumps’ respect. Trump will never pick Lisa or Aubry, not anything professional about either one of them, really Paul should have stayed for future projects because Dayana has nothing to contribute. I guess every once in awhile Lisz throws a bone in Dayana’w way to show she can tolerate her or something. Again, Dayana had her pic taken, she gave no ideas. Clay is going to win.

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Junebug

Posted at 3:31 PM on April 23, 2012  

I agree! The winning display was a mess. The loving expression on Dayana’s face and ‘success-you’ve earned it’ connect subliminally. Even the pink tie on the male model develops a loving, even sexual undertone that I think would appeal to any woman shopper that loves her man.

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marty

Posted at 9:53 AM on April 23, 2012  

I FINALLY get to say what I WANT to say! Clay’s team DID have the better slogan and presentation, but he messed up BIG time by not including the “take away” and scent sticks because that is the ONLY reason O’Day won. I DETEST O’Day with her clown hair, wide a$$ smirking face, and horrible clothes! Trump broke her face though when he did NOT give her the whole $100,000.00! Hahahahaaaaaa!!!! He knew EXACTLY what he was doing, and I am LMAOFFF at O’Day! The slimey troll had the NERVE to complain about not geting ALL of the money instead of being happy for the others like they were for HER when SHE lost and Trump gave her charity $10,000.00 anyway! I can still take loony Lampanelli over THAT clown ANY DAY! Too bad for Penn, but now it’s down to every man for himself! I agree with everyone about Teresa. WTH?

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Lou

Posted at 7:47 AM on April 25, 2012  

But if Clay had listen to Dayana and included the takeaway as she suggested they might have won.
I lost respect for Clay because he went to the Boardroom full of bullshit and lies this time.
1rst he said that he did not understand when Dayana suggested it when it was obvious he did. She even showed with her hands the size she was suggesting.

Then Donald insisted that he should have included it as Aubrey did and asked him why he had not listen to Dayana and he lied again saying that she suggested it 5 minutes before the task was completed. Dayana suggested it very early in the task, even before Aubrey started woring on hers (Youtube video, min 33). Dayana looks tired already of so much crap. She didnt even said anything. I think she is wishing to get out of there asap.

Clay was full of crap in that episode and didnt want to admit that he made a mistake by not listening to Dayana.
Penn did make a mistake, but he also did a lot of positive things in the task. Dayana was honest when she said she thought the Project Manager should be fired and not Penn.
She has been always honest and consistent with the Charity she represent. They should be proud.
As per Clay, well we never had the chance that close to be fired so we only knew the nice Clay. Now we can see that he is not very different to the rest.

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Chri

Posted at 6:28 AM on April 23, 2012  

The wrong team attended the board room.

I thought Clay Aiken, had the much nicer presentation. “Success, because you earned it.”

I thought they nailed it.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:21 AM on April 23, 2012  

They HATED that giant picture :-/

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not playing

Posted at 1:54 AM on April 23, 2012  

Im sorry Im just disgusted with LISA and Miss Purple/Pink/RED/MAROON hair! I understand its a game of strategy but the BS that those two. Pull the crying from Aubry the Bipolar act from Lisa it gets OLD the truth is those two couldnt manage a monkey eating a banana ! The dark horse is gone thats Paul Sr so Mr Trump YOUR FIRED!

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Christa

Posted at 1:40 AM on April 23, 2012  

It’s so typically American that an audience wants the smart ones with the ideas to be “fired”, because they are construed at bitchy. Let’s ignore that you are watching a couple of days being condensed into 2 hours, so you’re not even getting the whole story. What’s that I see in the preview for next week…hmmm…Clay is apparently going to get bitchy at Dayana too? I wonder if he’ll get booed and hissed like Lisa did. Blah. This show is sad. Clay seems to be skirting by even though he’s only marginally talented. The towering intellectuals (Penn and Adam) are gone. The remaining smart people (Aubrey and Lisa) are hated, and the coattail riders (Arsenio and Dayana) are cheered…and I don’t know how the hell Teresa is still here.

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BowWow

Posted at 9:58 AM on April 23, 2012  

“It’s so typically American…”

And it seems to be at least somewhat universal for people to read and respond.

Feeding the beast, so to speak…

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:22 AM on April 23, 2012  

To be fair, I want to see Lisa win… but not because I think she’s smart.

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Junebug

Posted at 3:24 PM on April 23, 2012  

Au contraire, it’s so typically American to believe the most talkative, worse at listening, most impatient person is the smartest in the room. And mature, cultured people allow those loud donkeys to act like the asses they are, but only fools are impressed by them.

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Starmie

Posted at 1:39 AM on April 23, 2012  

I agree with Penn being fired. He was the one who contributed the slogan, and although no one objected it still ultimately falls in his shoulders. Sad to see him go though :( I liked him. I was hoping they would’ve won and then Aubrey could have been fired -.- Haha.

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Patrick

Posted at 1:39 AM on April 23, 2012  

So, who’s left on the show with any business sense? Arsenio seems to have a pretty good intellect, and as much as I despise her, maybe, MAYBE Lisa… The rest, well, in my opinion have the combined IQ equal to Lisa’s weight. Penn realistically probably should have been the person to have won the whole contest. The man knows how to promote, perform, and deal. I think Trump has seen Aubrey’s Playboy layouts and is trying to get in her pants,,, or maybe it’s Clay’s pants, who knows…

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Eric Malcovish

Posted at 12:56 AM on April 23, 2012  

This show has turned into a joke. Clay should have been fired, not Penn. God forbid you have to earn success in life.

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Patrick

Posted at 1:49 AM on April 23, 2012  

AGREED! When I run a project for my occupation, I listen to everyone and what they have to say or pitch. If I choose a suggestion that’s wrong, it’s on my shoulders!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:22 AM on April 23, 2012  

Maybe Clay will be next ;)

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not playing

Posted at 12:16 AM on April 24, 2012  

WTF Donald YOUR FIRED for being a douchebag and letting the Porn star and the Bipolar disorder to stay look past your johnson who you trying to be Don Hefner wtf

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Star

Posted at 12:49 AM on April 23, 2012  

FIRED Lisa & Aubrey please……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHUCK

Posted at 12:33 AM on April 23, 2012  

Aubrey is dreadful. I despise her. She is a lying, conniving c__t !If Mr Donald Trump allows her to be Celebrity Apprentice, it will convey a very nasty message to all viewers of the show. In addition , it demonstrates how bigshots like Trump operate, and shows that narcissistic women like Aubrey will do anything evil to get ahead. I cannot stand her. She is the reason that some men suffer from mysogeny, and why woman are mistreated daily everywhere in the world. Get her off the TV.

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Joy

Posted at 1:16 AM on April 23, 2012  

I totally agree. Aubrey is a lying back-stabbing bitch. She needs to get fired & thrown out. She is pure evil.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:23 AM on April 23, 2012  

Aubrey keeps sneaking by week after week. I was shocked when she finally won.

 
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EW

Posted at 12:31 AM on April 23, 2012  

I am so sick of Lisa and Aubrey. They are both nasty and hateful individuals. If they remain much longer, I won’t be watching! What ever happened to integrity?

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Suzi

Posted at 12:01 PM on April 23, 2012  

I totally agree – especially Aubrey – can you imagine her running a business. She would be putting down everyone around her. I had to laugh when she called herself a “mini-Trump.”!!!!!

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linda

Posted at 11:56 PM on April 22, 2012  

Of course Penn was the wrong one to go. What did the execs mean “you earned it” sounded pompous? Doesn’t everyone have to earn success? Or was it handed to them on a platter?

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Noah

Posted at 8:40 PM on April 23, 2012  

and lets face it, Trump’s brand is pompous!

The wrong man was fired. If anything, the PM should be for using the idea, not the guy that created an idea…

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natalie

Posted at 11:51 PM on April 22, 2012  

my lord… would trump please fire lisa already!! im getting sick of seeing her face on the show week after week.

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Donald Trump

Posted at 11:43 PM on April 22, 2012  

Lisa is beautiful? What show are you guys watching?
Do you mean Dayana?

Lisa should be fired for being the nasty B***H she is.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:22 AM on April 23, 2012  

Lisa is gorgeous… inside and out. ;)

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Bob

Posted at 11:39 PM on April 22, 2012  

The mistake isn’t coming up with an idea. The mistake is using it. Therefore, the Project Manager should have been fired. Clay escaped.

Also, Lisa is an ugly cow. Are you people on crack?

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Linda

Posted at 11:15 PM on April 22, 2012  

It should have been Lisa. Just because she is beautiful doesn’t give her a right to stay on week after week after week!!!!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 11:18 PM on April 22, 2012  

While I disagree with Lisa deserving to be fired, I will agree she is beautiful. :)

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Bbwmeelia

Posted at 11:58 PM on April 23, 2012  

She must be paying u to say that lisa is far uglier on the inside than on the outside and she looks pretty efed up. She is clearly jelouse of her teammate. She is 2x her age and the girl is ms universe that means she is one of the most beautiful ppl on the planet so lisa has plenty reason to be a hater but not to the point where it has a negative impact on the team and she is often times blinded by her jealouse emotions. She needs to let it go or go home nobody wants to watch an old bitter crab unless they too are bitter old crabs

 
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