The Celebrity Apprentice – Episode One

The Celebrity Apprentice

by Stars99

 

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Okay… okay… before anyone starts going all Trump all over my dupa for blogging this show this season… Let me quickly offer you my own convoluted rationale… And mindsets I have while watching this highly entertaining show. (By the way – The genius who thought we could handle watching 4 hours of “Celebrity Apprentice” within 24 hours – Needs to be fired… Seriously…)

I, like so many of you, vowed never to watch another “Trump” event because quite frankly his ego and outlandish arrogance sucks the life out of me every single time. But as a reality show fan, I have a problem because I really like the premise of the show. Honestly, I had to completely suspend my preconceived notion that the show might actually be about finding a celebrity who can operate in a business environment in a managerial role – Or someone who could actually become somewhat of an “apprentice” to Donald Trump – Even though the name of the show would suggest otherwise. The show often seems like it’s less to do about a “celebrity’s” ability to skillfully lead a complicated task to its successful completion, and instead is often about a celebrities being able to extract money quickly from their rich friends. Many of the monetary donations are clearly prearranged before the season even begins.

The show is basically a one (or two) hour infomercial for the weekly sponsor of choice – BUT it also raises a massive amount of money for a charity. Stir in some celebrity drama and an opportunity to watch celebrities flail around in a business environment like fish out of water – and you have recipe for disaster – I’m all in.

Oh, and then there’s also watching Trump’s massive ego that floats around the streets of New York like a balloon head in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – And Trump’s face is just as expressive. Sometimes I wish I had a pin to toss at Trump’s highly inflated ego so I could watch it deflate… Trump surrounds himself with people who seem committed to continually pump up his immense ego and it’s amusing to watch. Unfortunately, many of those who accompany him in the Boardroom are reduced to glorified “Yes-Man” bobbleheads…But that’s also entertaining.

I have also made peace with the fact that I rarely agree with Trump’s nonsensical and seemingly fickle whims on who he fires each week. But again, love him or hate him – He and his wonky hair are laughing all the way to the bank while most of us are just watching him on TV.

I guess the bottom line for me is that I am all for charities benefitting from a TV show (Over 13 million has been raised thus far) – Whether Trump also benefits from it or not. Plus, I actually don’t know that it benefits Trump all that much because much of the show just exposes his truly bizarre treatment of various types of people, his mind-bending thought processes, and his depth and breadth of his supreme ego.

Join us weekly as we point and laugh at the show and its participants together!  The following are the teams – Yes, Trump is STILL unoriginally and archaically arranging teams by gender. Seriously? Give me a break… I feel like we’re picking teams on a child’s playground in 1904 or something. I’ve combined information gleaned and combined from the www.NBC.com site and from the episode itself to show you the teams, the snipped of how NBC chose to introduce each celebrity, and info about each celebrity’s charity of choice, as follows:

Contestents

 

Men’s Team

GERALDO RIVERA – “Award winning journalist, war correspondent, and talk show host” playing for:  Life’s WORC [Mission is to facilitate an independent and productive life experience for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism.]http://www.lifesworc.org/

GILBERT GOTTFRIED – “Actor and Legendary Comedian” playing for:  Autism Speaks [Dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.]http://www.autismspeaks.org/

IAN ZIERING – “Television icon and shark slayer” playing for:  Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation [Is dedicated to helping medical scientists learn more about EB, its causes, treatments and, hopefully, its cure.]http://www.ebkids.org/

JOHNNY DAMON – “2-time world series champion” playing for:  The Johnny Damon Foundation [Raises and donates funds to many charitable organizations, including local and national programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for disadvantaged children at risk.]http://johnnydamon.com/

KEVIN JONAS – “Grammy nominated and multi-platinum musician” playing for:  Convoy of Hope [An international humanitarian-relief organization that works through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to help the impoverished, hungry and hurting.]http://www.convoyofhope.org/

LORENZO LAMAS – “Golden Globe nominated actor” playing for:  Boot Campaign [Helps soldiers adjust to civilian life by assisting with jobs, housing, wellness, urgent assistance and family support.]http://www.bootcampaign.com/

SIG HANSEN – “Star of ‘Deadliest Catch’ and Captain of the ‘Northwestern’” playing for:  Coast Guard Foundation [Is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard, as well as their families.]http://www.coastguardfoundation.org/

TERRELL OWENS – “NFL wide receiver and 5-time probowler” playing for:  Boys & Girls Clubs of America[Gives kids a positive place to hang out after school and offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of kids by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.]http://www.bgca.org/

Woman’s Team

BRANDI GLANVILLE – “Bestselling author and reality mega-star” playing for:  Make-a-Wish [Dedicated to enriching the lives of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions by granting them a wish.]http://wish.org/

JAMIE ANDERSON – “Olympic gold medal snowboarder” playing for:  Protect Our Winters [Mission is to mobilize the winter sports community in leading the fight against climate change.]http://protectourwinters.org/

KATE GOSSELIN – “TV personality and famous mother of 8” playing for:  Camp Barnabas [A Christian camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities and their siblings.]http://www.campbarnabas.org/

KEISHA KNIGHT PULLIAM – “America’s Sweetheart and Television icon” playing for:  Kamp Kizzy Foundation [A summer camp that brings kids together from the ages of 11-16 to work on their self-esteem and empowerment, and to encourage them to dream big and accomplish big.] http://kampkizzy.org/

KENYA MOORE – “Former ‘Miss USA’ and Star of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’” playing for:  Detroit Public Schools Foundation [The foundation raises, manages and stewards funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools. ]http://detroitpsfoundation.org/

LEEZA GIBBONS – “Journalist, News Personality, and Best-selling Author” playing for:  Leeza’s Care Connection[“A Place for Caregivers” is a community gathering place, resource center and support system for family caregivers of someone with a memory disorder, a chronic illness and/or a progressive illness.] http://www.leezascareconnection.org/

SHAWN JOHNSON – “Gold Medal Olympian and world class gymnast” playing for:  Character Counts in Iowa[Promotes civility and helps Iowans practice and recognize good character.]www.charactercountsiniowa.org

VIVICA A. FOX – “Movie Star” playing for:  Best Buddies International [Consists of volunteers who create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.]http://www.bestbuddies.org/

“MAY THE GODS OF GOOD PIES BE WITH US”

The first episode of the season begins with the contestants shivering to death as they stand outside at Rockefeller Center, Gilbert dares to ask the question about why they are standing outside in the freezing cold when they could be easily inside in a warm office. Trump, because he is, after all, Trump – Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a political jab about global warming.  I don’t know how cold it was… but the fur on top of Trump’s head was wearing a Burberry coat.

The Task

Okay, this is a physical comic’s dream – The celebrities will be working with Pie Face Shops to sell pies (No, not pizza – Actual normal pies…lol).  The teams must create 2 original types of pie (One savory and one sweet) to sell to raise money for their charity. There is a bonus – The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, will magically show up and judge each team’s pies and will determine which team’s pies are the tastiest. An undisclosed amount of money will be awarded to the winning team’s total. As usual, the winning team will not only win the money their team makes for the Project Manager’s charity of choice – but they will also win the losing team’s money as well.

The Advisors

Ivanka Trump – Trump’s daughter who I like very much but I also feel sorry for her for some inexplicable reason

Piers (I wish he would take a long walk off a short one) Morgan – A previous Celebrity Apprentice winner whose arrogance is superseded only by Trump’s

The Plan

As the teams warm up in their respective offices, it only takes about 3.8 seconds for Brandi and Kenya to clash about their team name. Kenya brought up, “Team Infinity” and Brandi wants “Team Gold.” I dunno… one is already the name of a type of car and the other is pretty danged unimaginative. Kenya gets her way and can’t resist rubbing it in Brandi’s face. No one wants to be Project Manager (PM) for the task… and Keisha says that she’s open to whatever the other women want. Vivica nominates Keisha, who is looking forward to making money for her charity, and Jamie seconds the nomination and so a PM is born. Piers (I wish he would take a long walk off a short one) visits, cautions them that they need to focus on the goal of the task, and questions Keisha being the first PM. Keisha replies, “No risk – No reward.”

The guys are glad they’re not working with the women. Evidently, Geraldo, singlehandedly has decided their team name should be, “Vortex” and wants to move quickly on to the next order of business. Ian (don’t you DARE mispronounce his mispronounced name, dagnabit) and Kevin are hesitant about moving forward so quickly. Another option, “Velocity” seems to have too many syllables for Geraldo. The guys finally give in to the ass that was Geraldo because the men just don’t want to listen to Geraldo anymore so they, like they do so often, just give in to him. I think it’s appropriate to call the men’s team, “Vortex” because it accurately describes their team as “a mass of whirling air,” no?

As they begin to talk about who should be PM, Terrell nominates Geraldo who insists on a unanimous vote of confidence before accepting the role which only further inflates his overinflated ego. As soon as Ian makes sure Geraldo has the contacts and resources to make money for the challenge (because I’m sure he doesn’t even know who Geraldo is), everyone concedes. Geraldo confirms he has resources when he says, “I know some high rollers.” Geraldo thinks that since he’s survived being a war correspondent… that this challenge will probably not be so daunting. I expect there will be a war or two that will break out during the challenge. Ivanka comes in to check on their progress and is pleased.

Go team

 

Meanwhile, the women are deciding about the types of pies they want to make. Keisha can’t decide between a pear or blueberry pie and Jamie comes up with the idea to combine them into one pie. The savory pie is going to be an enchilada/taco pie. Jamie free-styles (gratuitous snowboarding terminology reference) the ingredients for the sweet pie while Kate took responsibility for the savory. The pressure to make hundreds of pies seems to rest squarely on Jamie and Kate for some inexplicable reason.

Shawn (the youngest player) is in charge of social media and immediately uses terminology that’s seemingly over most of their heads – It’s hilarious. Most of the women are sitting around tables in the front of the store working on social media while Jamie and Kate are left to work on making the actual pies.

Jamie and Kate

 

The men have yet another meeting that rehashed what they had already decided much to Kevin’s chagrin. Geraldo wants to make sure everyone has done their social media before they get to work… Geraldo announces he will be in a corner making money… Kevin thinks this meeting is a waste of time…

The guys decide to go with Lorenzo’s low calorie version of chicken pot pie. Lorenzo knows he has rich friends but that he can’t possibly compete with the contacts that Geraldo might have so he tries to contribute to the team’s success in other ways. The sweet pie is based on Kevin’s wife’s icebox (chocolate/vanilla) cake recipe. It takes all of like 6.8 minutes for the guys to burn about 600 mini pie crusts…lol. I’ve got to give the men credit – I didn’t hear one complaint about the task being about making pies. However, I think I would be remiss if I didn’t include at least one semi-risqué reference to “cherry pie” during this task – So I offer you this oldie but goodie song selection:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjyZKfdwlng – Watch at your own risk. By the way… this song is 25 years old…Ack!

Girls

 

Execution of the Task

The women seem a little bit all over the place but Keisha is content to stay in one place and just count money. She’s clearly comfortable doing a finite job rather than overseeing the entire project. However, to be fair – earlier the women were complaining that she was too much of a micro-manager. “Gone with the wind fabulous” Kenya is already painting a target on Keisha and criticizes her for not focusing on bringing big donors in the door. Kenya is shocked that Keisha didn’t call Bill Cosby to ask for a donation.

boys point

 

Thanks to Gilbert, the men have created a fun, carnival type of atmosphere in front of the store which included a fire eater, a Howard Stern lookalike, and Joe Piscopo. All of their hard work resulted in huge lines stretching around buildings, etc. and impressed Piers (I wish he would take a long walk on a short one). Huge donations seem to be rolling in and Geraldo gleefully announces each one. To be honest, I kind of glossed over the names – Except that “Hooters” donated $5,000…to the men… on a task involving making pies… (I’m biting my tongue and trying so hard to be good).

Trump

The Boardroom

Geraldo thinks the men’s team did pretty well. Keisha thinks the women’s team had an amazing turnout and that they worked well together. Trump prompts Keisha, “Do you think you won?” Keisha said that it was their goal to win and that they did their best. So ummm… that’s a, “No, Mr. Trump.” lol.

Trump tries to convince us that he hates to fire people unless they lie, cheat or steal. I suppose that’s probably true in his business environment – but he seems to take a perverse joy in screwing with people in the boardroom…lol. But of course, this is TV, no?

Keisha is asked who the “star” was of her team for the task. Keisha applauds Leeza because she brought in the most money. She also praises Jamie, Kate, and Shawn because they did all of the baking of the pies. Vivica says Keisha did a good job. Shawn copped to thinking they may NOT have won and that there was some chaos during the task.  There was talk about how there were strong players on the men’s side who probably brought in big checks and who had more access to better fundraising opportunities.  Piers (I wish he would take a long walk on a short one).… says that working hard as a team is fine… but that you have to focus on making money in order to win against someone like Geraldo. He’s right – This task was all about dollars.  Kenya identifies Keisha as the weakest on the team because she only brought in $7,000 and that they didn’t have a directive on the timelines, etc. for the task. Shawn thinks they focused more on winning the bonus prize by concentrating on the taste of the pies than on fundraising.

boardroom2

 

Geraldo starts off talking about how “Vortex” is such, “a powerful name for a powerful team.” Omg… Can you please pump up yourself any more – we ALL know YOU came up with the name. I still think it just means ya’ll are a swirling bunch of air (in this case, a bunch of HOT air).

Gilbert says he thinks their team did a good job unless Trump thinks they did not – then he would change his mind to think that way, too. Geraldo, to his credit, says that Gilbert really stepped up and got people there and got checks in the door. He goes on to say that Gilbert could be easily underestimated. Wow… That was big. I really like that he said that in front of Trump.

Of course, as the PM, Geraldo was asked who brought in the most money, etc. Geraldo doesn’t seem to have a grasp on how much each team member raised. It may be that he just didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus, I don’t know. He was specifically asked about Ian and Lorenzo – and Geraldo can’t answer the question. Ivanka says that Lorenzo raised $100 dollars. Ian (Remember, don’t mispronounce his name, dagnabit) says he thinks he brought in somewhere between $7,000 – $9,000. It also comes out that Terrell raised around $700 – $900.

Talk ensued about how players might be holding back donations for their own PM tasks down the line. Ummm… duh! Of COURSE they are, wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you want your donors to give to YOUR charity rather than to someone else’s, if possible? Puhleeze.

Geraldo is asked who should be fired if they lose. He says in terms of arithmetic it should be Lorenzo or Ian. Huh? Didn’t we just learn that Terrell only brought in $700 – $900 while Ian brought in $7,000 – $9,000? I mean is this new math or what? Kevin quickly points that it’s surprising that the PM doesn’t know how much money each person brought in. I kind of agree – Of course the PM is going to be asked about this in the Boardroom. Surely they know this, right?

It’s time to find out the final assessments by “The Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro. The guy’s team savory pie’s dough was good but the low calorie filling lacked salt. The filling of the chocolate/vanilla pie was good but the crust was burnt. Buddy liked the look of the women’s savory pie – but there were just too many flavors going on. However, he LOVED their sweet pear/blueberry pie. The women’s team wins – and the prize is an extra $25,000 to be added to their total. Jamie is rightly credited with the idea for the sweet pie that won them this bonus.

According to Piers (I wish he would take a long walk off a short one), the women’s team, “Infinity” has the $25,000 bonus from Toshiba, plus they raised an additional $68,412 –

Bringing their total to $93,862. Huh, what? Cuz according to my calculations, the two quoted numbers only add up to $93,412, right? I mean am I hallucinating or again, is this new math? I watched and rewatched it several times to make sure I correctly heard the numbers he quoted. I checked the NBC.com site and even tonight as of this moment, they also confirm those numbers in their episode guide. Come on, people! I think Piers (I wish he would take a long walk off a short one) should be fired for this, no?

However, no matter how you look at the number, Team “Vortex” SLAYED them because they brought in a whopping $185,322. Holy crap on a cracker! Almost TWICE of what the women brought in and it means that Geraldo’s charity wins around is $278,734!  See – This is the whole reason I watch… I LOVE it when charities make money… The men go on their merry way while the women are left to throw each other under the bus.

boardroom1

 

Keisha is screwed… let’s just be honest. She is way too nice to survive Trump’s grilling. She’s also swimming with sharks on her team who will eat her up and spit her out. Keisha says they did the best they could with the resources they had. She’s kind of right – If you look at the makeup of both teams, it seems to me that the men’s team is stacked to win a challenge like this. The women’s team just doesn’t have the star power. Even if you take all of the women’s twitter followers and add them together they still don’t even come close to the 4.7 million twitter followers that Kevin Jonas alone has…

In addition, the 2 athletes on the women’s team are Olympic athletes in sports (gymnastics and snowboarding) that are generally not designed to bring in weekly viewers. However, the men’s team has 2 well known professional athletes (baseball and football).

Keisha tries to defend herself by saying she focused on the taste of the pies because she knew if they won the bonus that it would for a substantial amount of money. Jamie, Kate and Shawn didn’t have substantial checks…Kate didn’t actually raise any money. Come on… You’re on a show like this and you can’t bring in anything? Wow. Kate throws Keisha under the bus by saying she was never actually given a task to do. Brandi rolls her eyes and disagrees. Brandi says that Kate is “lazy.” Whoa… lol… Rut roh boys and girls – This is a setup for a future war, I think…Jamie and Piers (I wish he would take a long walk off a short one) disagree with Brandi and stick up for Kate.

Vivica tearfully says that she was proud of Keisha and that she put her best foot forward. At some point Trump loudly calls for a box of tissue for Vivica. See, this is what pisses me off about Trump – He pretends to be okay with emotion and then simultaneously humiliates the person who is showing the emotion. Ugh!

Kenya and others

 

Then Kenya, the instigator, points out that if she were “Rudy Huxtable” that she for SURE would have called her TV dad. Keisha says that she has not talked to Bill Cosby for over 5 years – and that it’s not her place to call him. Everyone jumps on and seems to feel the same way about it as Kenya. Puhleeze, that show was on 23 years ago – and who KNOWS what kind of relationship or lack thereof that Keisha has with Cosby now… Why on earth should she be held to that unrealistic standard? That’s just wonky to me… and it makes it even worse in light of the current allegations against said beloved TV dad.

Then they start pounding Keisha for taking on the role of PM on a fundraising task when she didn’t have a lot of donors ready in her pocket. Everyone is conveniently forgetting that NONE of the women wanted to be PM on this first task. They’re right, though – Keisha should have waited to be PM on a task that didn’t require fundraising. The fact is that none of the women were stepping up to be PM on this task at all. And now Keisha is being criticized for it? See – this is what makes my head spin. Sure, call Keisha out on not giving clear directions, her management of the task, or on not having a cohesive plan of attack for the task… but not for stepping up to be PM when no one else would do it. Puhleeze.

Keisha makes the decision to bring in Jamie and Kate back into the Boardroom with her. I think that’s a mistake. She made the decision based on who brought in the least amount of money. This is not looking good for Keisha. The men who are watching think the PM is gonna be fired. I agree.

Trump starts off by saying there are no losers here. That was kind of a nice thing to say just before you’re going to have to fire someone. Trump asks Keisha why she brought in Jaimie when she was responsible for the idea and the execution of the sweet pie that won them the $25,000 bonus. Keisha says that the sweet pie was a group effort and Jamie’s portion of the contribution equaled only about $5,000 of the total. She explains that she took the money and divided it between all of those who participated in the making of the pie. It was pointed out that Keisha was smart to spin it that way – because it brought Jamie’s total contribution lower than Keisha’s.

Jamie was asked who should be fired. Jamie does not want to say one way or another and suggests a coin flip. Yeah, cuz that defense works so well with Trump…lol.  Piers (I know you’re sick of reading it so I won’t tell him to take a long walk off a short pier this time) advises Jamie that she should absolutely destroy and decimate her competitors. He likens it to what her attitude is when she competes in sports. Ummm… Piers – She’s a snowboarder… and they’re all mostly way, WAY too chill to kill… lol.

Trump is giving Kamp Kizzy $25,000 (We all know what this means…) Trump tells Keisha that she didn’t make one important call (To Cosby) – And that even if they hadn’t spoken in years that she should have made the call for charity. He tells her, “You have to take responsibility… and Keisha – You’re fired.”

I think Keisha might have been fired because she is too nice, couldn’t really defend herself, and she doesn’t bring much drama potential and therefore isn’t great TV for a show like this. It also might have helped if she were blonde. But that’s just my opinion…lol.

Amusing Stuff that Happened

~~ Of course, Gilbert provides comedy relief at all turns. At one point, as Gilbert is putting on some rubber gloves, he laughingly asks Geraldo if he’s ready for his prostate exam. Geraldo is so not amused. In fact, Geraldo was very dismissive of Gilbert – And goes so far as to tell him to, “Go supervise the balloons.” Gilbert, because he IS a comedy genius, turns it around and creates an entire comedy shtick about “Supervising Balloons.” Gilbert is the Gary Busey of this season…lol

~~ One of the donors would only give a check if Brandi hit Kenya in the face with a whipped cream pie. But Kenya had her own plans and also hit Brandi with a pie. I think this was supposed to be a dramatic moment – but it wasn’t.

~~ After the Boardroom, when the guys are in a circle and toasting their win by holding up their glasses, Terrell holds up a bowl of nuts. That was just so danged amusing to me. He may or may not have been the only one not drinking – but he was for sure the only one toasting with a bowl of nuts. Cuz, sometimes you feel like a nut – Sometimes you don’t… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz-p1gH1nGc

~~ Now, I might have been hallucinating or bleaching my eyes from watching 2 hours of Celebrity Apprentice – but I honestly do NOT remember seeing Bravo Andy during the show at all.  But I do have a picture… So I wanted to you to see it…lol… Like I said, I may have blinked or something… (I’m sure I did…)

Andy

 

Interesting Things We Learn

~~ When Keisha talks about being on the “Cosby Show” she refers to Bill Cosby as, “Mr. Cosby.”

~~ Geraldo must think he’s the biggest celebrity draw on his team because his marketing materials featured a ginormous picture of himself with a much smaller picture of the rest of the team. Hardee har har har.

~~ There must be a future fight between Brandi and Kate because Brandi openly criticizes her for being “lazy.” Kate was greeting people at the door during the task and even though Kate was 1 of like 2 people who physically made all the pies for the task – She was identified as being “lazy.” While I think Kate appears like she just could be a little bitchy, overbearing, and seems to be a control freak – I’m not sure that I would characterize her as “lazy.” I mean, after all – She has 8 freakin’ kids…

Quotable Quotes

~~ Sig knows that Johnny is a huge hero in this town and says that Johnny, “Could serve salt water from the ocean and the women would drink it.”

~~ Kate, while talking about Keisha’s micromanaging style, says that, “Keisha wanted her hand in every pie – No pun intended.”

~~ While the guys are watching the Boardroom grilling of Keisha by Kenya in the comfort of their plush suite, one of the guys muses, “Imagine being married to Kenya – You’d be sleeping with one eye open.” Another guy agrees and says, “That’s why we’re not.” Lol.

That’s it for this time, guys… I know there were another two Celebrity Apprentice shows aired on Monday night and those blogs will be posted later this week. There was just no way to blog 4 hours of Celebrity Apprentice within 24 hours without losing sanity. In fact, it may already be too late…lol. Whoever thought it was a good idea to air the shows back-to-back like that should be fired. Seriously.

Thanks for reading and until next time, Happy trails!

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168 Responses to The Celebrity Apprentice – Episode One

  1. I have never watched Celebrity Apprentice, but I wanted to see the train wrecks that are Bobble Head and Kenya. I have to say Geraldo is a bigger bitch than both the real housewives and please Bravo if you are listening add him to one of the series immediately! He would be the perfect addition to NY, forget Bethanny. I hate my self for watching CA, but it is totally making me laugh! Thanks for the blog!

    • I really am finding him as insufferable as his reputation says he is. My bestie here was saying she likes him so my world is a little turned over right now 🌏🌍

      He couldn’t even pronounce like 1 or 2 words in Spanish correctly. He’s a total megalomaniac.

      I hate that I am liking EEEEEEE- an from the peach pit ! Why !?!?!

      Vivica is truly annoying me so I’m looking forward to kenya taking her phone away. 👏😜

    • Powell says:

      Geraldo has GOT to GO!! If you didn’t know his body of work you sure learned his resume in just 2 epis. Sickening. He loves to hear himself speak.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      You’re welcome, SJP – This show makes me laugh, too! 🙂

  2. Omg ! So excited this is being recapped, thanks SO SO much.

    Can I make a request – I’m sorry it’s the monthly moon cycle 😜😂🌒🌀…. To not give away spoilers of CA on the night its on?
    I try to stay away from any Twitter stuff or people mag …. Like walking dead and that stuff …. (Not that in any way shape or form this show compares to the beauty that is WD)

    Sorry – I hate to ask but if possible — thanks ! 🌻

    I have like 200 observations I made about trampy Sacramento and the show I’ll comment later — thanks so much for RECAPPING! ❤ ⭐

  3. Veena (NMD) says:

    Good morning. I am shocked at how little impact Brandi has made on CA so far. She’s holding back. Or is it just that Geraldo is 10x worse than any housewife in existence.

    So everyone is reporting that Teresa wasn’t filming for Bravo. But there WERE camera’s at Gia’s event – so they must have been for Gia’s potential show – and what about ‘running’ into the twins at the ski place – coincidence? I doubt it. We’ll see I guess. I just have NO IDEA what to believe when it comes to NJ.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Now that they are editing each task to just an hour show, which is actually 44 minutes, a lot is going to be cut out. Two hours is too long, but an hour doesn’t show enough. They should compromise at 90 minutes!!!

    • Powell says:

      She’s gauging people. Seeing who she’s going to mess with. Frankly they should have just ignored her. That would’ve left her scratching her Bobble Head.

    • Do you think filming began and Teresa was brought in as a “guest”. I can actually seem them doing this season w/o her and bring Don Caro and Crazy Jac back for a season and then dumping them when Tre gets out (though she claimed she was done after her last reunion…I have a feeling the almighty dollar will be screaming for friends when she exits the pokey and Joe goes away. Tre will be skeeved by living in a house that others have lived in although maybe she will get over that fear after sleeping on her mattress, pillow, cell, etc.)

      • plainviewsue says:

        According to TMZ, Tre was offered $50,000 to have Bravo film her leaving and she said no. Good for her.

        • I Need a Life! says:

          Why? My view is that she’s out $50 grand that could have gone to pay one of the people she owes money. Someone else was paid for that diner photo. I’m still surprised that no one thought to follow the car and get photos. Why give it all away. This is a woman who took cash to have a photo taken with her. I would personally think more of Joe G. if he sold an interview of what those last hours were like at home and then find out he used the money to help that woman in New Jersey fix the shoddy repairs to her house.

          • Powell says:

            Maybe because she didn’t want her girls to see it. Her going to prison. Ugh! That wasn’t worth the $50grand.

            • I Need a Life! says:

              Of course she didn’t want her girls to see it. You’re right, Powell. Look, I didn’t watch Jersey for a long time because I was so offended by the way Italians were being portrayed. However, I was intrigued by Tre. She reminds me of my very sweet cousin. What you see is what you get kind of gal. Don’t discuss world affairs with her, but bring up a charm on her Pandora bracelet, and she’s off!

              I actually think that story is a sham. The folks at TMZ might be scratching their heads wondering how they blew it and they’re using Bravo. It makes no sense how a story that has been covered by every blogger and entertainment magazine story has no footage from that fateful night. Vicky…you had ONE job!!!

    • I Need a Life! says:

      Veena, What are the chances that the twin who owns the Italian restaurant invited Tre and her family for a day at the ski resort? Sort of an apology for the “clink clink.” A ..”Thank you, Tre. We’re filming a season without you and getting paid well. All thanks to you.” The husband seemed to like Joe. I never read that there were cameras filming.

  4. plainviewsue says:

    Fabulous write up!! Great recap with the Starz snarkiness we love so much!!

    I cannot stand Geraldo. Such a pompous ass. Very disappointing, because back in the day he was so inspiring.

    When I was high school (mid 70’s), the whole Willowbrook story came out thanks to Geraldo. Willowbrook was a mental institution that treated its patients absolutely horribly. Thanks to Geraldo’s reporting, the hospital was eventually closed down. Anyway, when I was in HS, two friends of mine and I had a fundraiser. My friend’s cousin went to Brooklyn College and they did a presentation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. We had them do the play at our HS and all money that was raised went to Willow Brook. We met Geraldo, who was wonderful. The hospital was in Staten Island, if memory serves, and I still remember going to the hospital. With the money we raised we bought a television, plus other stuff. Can’t remember. But I will never forget going to the hospital and seeing so many children with down’s syndrome. They all came to greet up, hugging us. But I also remember seeing buildings that we couldn’t go in.

    Back to the episode. I hated how Geraldo treated other members on his team.

    As for Rudy from the Cosby show, according to what she’s said on interviews after her firing, I truly do believe she could of called him. Remember this was filmed a year ago. She made a point of saying how philanthropic he is & I am sure he would of written her a check.

    One other thing. Thanks for listing the charities. Is Shawn serious with this charity? Playing for Iowans to get good character?????? Okey dokey.

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      You know I luv Shawn – but that charity seems so lame compared to the others. Although I have to think that bringing a little civility back into the world would be a good thing. Perhaps she’ll rub off on Kenya and Brandi. Shawn said on twitter last night that Brandi was one of her favorites. I had to chuckle.

    • lila1star says:

      Great blog and thank you so much for doing it. See I actually watched the premier –well most of it–could not help my FF button on my remote kept going off on its own–honest 🙂
      Many years ago I vowed never to watch CA again–mostly because of Trump being such a hypocrite. But because the “Mega star” Brandi was on I thought I would check it out or in my case DVR 🙂 I even set it up to tape the season of which I cancelled right after ep 1. So see why I am grateful you will blog this as it is so much more fun reading your posts and I don’t have to watch it–yeah!!!

      Way back when The Apprentice was for real–it was actually a good show but then it went all gimmicky and literally became survivor. This show has had one foot on a nana peel for years but it just keeps coming back!

      IMO–No way Trump will fire GR a guy I once really respected (im old and remember when he was a serious reporter they didn’t have hide in the middle of the night) Plus his charity is near and dear–before Lyme I was a nurse helping to open and facilitate the DD into real homes as they locked the institution doors behind them.

      keven began whining the second the show began and one possible point in GR favor is all the men wanted him to be PM as they really hoped he would be fired so now he is after them and will be sent to the woman–oh joy–cant wait to read all about it right here–again cant ty enough–I can bake you a pie and not burn it 🙂

      • Powell says:

        I don’t think Kevin was whining. He was standing up for himself. Geraldo was thumping his chest, ‘I’m the journalists, writer, producer, etc listen to me. Only my opinion counts’, that’s the attitude he’s had.

      • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

        Awww, thanks, Lila – Well, if you don’t end up watching it at least we can laugh at them together thru this blog, no? I used to really, really like “The Apprentice”… and at one point wasn’t going to watch again…. but I’ve caved… and will be watching and snarking… lol!

    • Powell says:

      Sue you know I can’t stand Geraldo. What’s he doing today? Maybe that’s why he’s amped up his pompousness cuz he’s looking for a new gig. Ain’t working a/me. There are too many journalists I’d rather watch.
      Rudy 🙂 , Keisha should have called Cosby it was announced who the Celebs would be. He knows her charity. She said they were last together 5 yrs ago so he knows what she was doing in college and after a/her charity. He would have been more than willing to donate. I’d have called Cliff and Claire Huxtable. Phylicia Rashad has a few coins too. And Debbie Allen. Wrong call.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Thanks so much for your kinds words, Sue! What a crazy show, no? This season will be funnnnnnnnn!

  5. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Terrific job Starzy!! It was a very long show and I’m sure it was exhausting to blog!
    The donation from whatshername from ATL? Claudia? She offered to donate for Kenya but only if SHE could throw a pie in Kenya’s face-Brandi got involved because..well she needs to be the center of attention!! Kenya threw the pie in Brandi’s face and although it wasn’t dramatic it was a hell of sight and I enjoyed it thoughly!!
    As for Keisha I have to say that the only reason she is a celebrity is because of The Cosby Show so she herself had to know that people would expect her to call Cosby for a donation. This was filmed last year before the scandal REALLY blew up so I understand why they all asked about it. She knew it was coming but she thought her other donations (which never showed up) would be enough. If I were her I would have contacted Cosby as soon as I knew I was going to be on the show and tried to secure a donation-this show is most times about donations!
    I don’t know why Brandi said Kate was lazy? Kate is annoying as hell but clearly not lazy! Brandi is also annoying as hell and maybe lazy but I’m not sure-what exactly did she do for this task? Putting her in charge of social media is like putting me in charge of the drinks!! Not wise!!
    Brandi wants us all to tell Donald Trump how much we like her-why? Is she in the final 2? Does she want us to help her sway Trumps vote? What does she want from Trump?

    • Your last paragraph— I brought that up last night here — why is she asking for this ????? The tweeting to the Don
      Dear Jesus in heaven please let her not make the final 4, 3, 2……. 😰🙌

    • Powell says:

      No way Kate is LAZY w/8 kids. She’s very organized, not afraid of working hard and annoying as hell.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Thanks, Jill – My favorite Jill in all the land… I think we disagree on the Cosby thing – Although, to be honest – He probably wishes Keisha had called him because he might have gotten some good press as a result of it during this time when he sorely needs some good press, no? I don’t get the “lazy” thing about Kate, either…. lolol

  6. Stars, Andy commented on #WWHL that he got cut from the show and was happy he had!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      He said in his book that the pies “sucked”!! (He did donate a thousand bucks)

      • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

        Jill – Wow… It made it into his book, huh? Interesting…

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Bobbi – Thanks for cluing me in… I was seriously wondering if I missed something… lol… How hilarious that NBC cut him… Wow!

  7. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I never really paid attention to The Jonas Brothers but I have remembered all their names because so far I have called the one that’s on the show Joe, Kevin and Nick. It’s Kevin right?

    • Powell says:

      I couldn’t tell you the title of a Jonas Bros song but they are very talented singers. Nick is making a name for himself acting, going on tour w/ Iggy Azalea. Kevin was on Wendy. He has a few businesses. Has the cutest Chubby cheek baby girl. Joe is doing the DJ thing all over the world.

  8. Just quickly before I depart:

    Anyone watch WWH? I LOVED the two “jewish ladies in their 50’s” or whatever they were last night ! I’ve never listened to a podcast (yeah I know …. Wake up chismosa to the 21st century) …. But I must find them!
    Hysterical!!
    —-

    CA:

    Brandi :
    Had huge sores on her chin area, near her mouth. It was really really gross.

    Why did she kiss Geraldo on the lips when he got back ??? Wtf???
    And next week she’s in a bra straddling some guy. KMN! Gia emoji time 🔫🔫🔫🔫

    Why did Terrell say he “hated losing to Vivica ?”
    Is there a personal past issue?

    Ivanka had to dub in some words on luvo food. Dubbed.

    I liked Gilbert. Sorry he left.

    Vivica already annoys me with her sassy quips. Girl ….. Blech.

    That skier/ snowboarder whatever who snapped back at kenya – what is wrong with her lip ? Why does everyone on reality TV have LIP issues these days ! It’s like she doesn’t move her lip when she speaks??? Very odd.
    OMG even the picture above you can see her lip is askew. Maybe badly placed filler in naso labial?

    One of Geraldos big donors – the super ugly man who came in and gave about 15k- he owns a line of D level gross supermarkets in Manhattan and is a millionaire/billionaire in greek society. His daughter who got married at our major cathedral to a Nixon just got divorced. Very no-no in greek land. He is one of the ugliest men I’ve ever seen and am so embarrassed because greek men are typically pretty handsome ! Lol
    But Gerry Rivera knew who to call. $$$$$$$$$$$$

    I agree about the blonde thing and so I think Don will keep the blondes – even trampy around – longer than ever. I caught him eyeing them last night.
    I’m always so surprised Milania is not blonde.

    I think Leeza (?) will do best. The white eyeliner has gots to GO.
    Though it saddens me greatly that she has become friends with brandi post- the show. Yuck.

    I live for ivanka. Donald jr with no jaw/chin has so little to offer. Ivanka beats all the other kids in spades.

    I don’t know why they’re doing this airing double crap on Mondays. Like dancing with the Stars season 7 or something.
    I know the GG awards are next week so that is a big factor but please.
    Plus the almost 1 year turnaround in post prod. which I tweeted about – it’s all very very off. I have to find out more about the production co. doing this show for NBC. Going to ask a contact of mine who does a lot of production crap if he knows anything.

    Tonight the tramp says “checkmate” to Lisa – everyone see that on the first look?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I didn’t see the First Look-how is she bring that old tired line back out? She needs to go check mate herself!!
      IDisk why they are showing 2 shows a night but it’s weird-something fishy went on with this season-it’s started way later than it should have and now it’s edited and chopped-wtf??
      I need 3 shows to realize the snowboard chick wasn’t the gymnast chick..I totally thought they were the same people until the end of the episode last night!!
      I agree about Leeza-I bet she makes it to the end with Gerry-Trump hearts Gerry!!
      I like Geraldo-he’s an ass but I think he’s doing it for a reason.i didn’t like the Jonas kid-he was annoying and thought he knew it all-he don’t know Trump!!
      I missed Brandi kissing Gerry on the lips-she’s gross! And her glasses-really? Like they are helping her!! Whatevs!!!

      • As soon as I saw her glasses I thought of how funny you would think that was, it made it more funny for me!!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I have a tweet in moderation that shows Brandi in her dumb glasses and the glasses are so jacked and crooked!! She looks like a real dumbass!!

    • nyc mama says:

      You are talking about John Castimatidis Those grocery stores and real estate made him a very very wealthy man and he is a known philanthropist in this city through his companies, his foundations and personally, Gristedes is the largest grocery chain in the city hardly a D list chain. He also owns the city’s greek newspaper, and other companies. He is known as one of the most philanthropic New Yorkers period. Geraldo supported him in his mayoral run so it is no surprise he cut Geraldo a check like that.

      As for Keisha, she clearly has her own reasons she didn’t want to ask him and doesn’t want to say, I thought it was uncalled for for Kenya to bring it up, I have been professional fundraiser and learned to never assume when it comes to donors and/or solicitors.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        See there is the difference NYC-you are a professional and they are a bunch of desperate to be on TV “celebs”!!!!

      • Powell says:

        NYC mama why couldn’t Kenya think about her team and them winning and go to Keisha and say we have to get big $$$ donations. Maybe she could have changed her mind, maybe not and maybe she could’ve helped Keisha come up w/other big $$$ donors. But no she saves it for the boardroom, throws Keisha under the bus and they lose. I want Geraldo gone next, then Bobble, then Kenya.

      • Yeah we know a lot about catsimatidis in my house (my dad is from greece and has had a business in the city for 40 years …. & knows some of these *high rollers* people through that; the world is very insular)

        We just laugh and laugh at him. Living in the city everyone I knew and I called it Gross-stidies if we had to step foot in there.

        As for philanthropy – of course he has been.

        IMHO most famous people and wealthy famous people (especially those vying for political/cultural office) have to show that they’re philanthropic.

        We have family stories that would make you die laughing about him but ….. Meh.

        Gross-steers …. I’m cringing.

    • Powell says:

      Lip issues = filler. If you didn’t have full lips when you were 25 don’t come out w/full lips when you’re 35, 40, etc. Nothing wrong w/fillers but it’s supposed to be done to make you look natural. Keisha, Shawn, Kate, I hope I’m not missing anyone, but they are the only ones w/natural lips.
      I am super impressed w/the Trump kids. Yes I think Ivanka is more savvy. Donald and ivana did a great job. Ivanka has said that their parents didn’t just give them money and things. They had to work for extras. That’s how she started as a model while attending Wharton. Her parents paid for college but anything else she had to have a job. They grew up w/the Hilton kids. Knew bad behavior, things Paris got up to was unacceptable, so they never went down that route. Ivanka has a website she launched in Dec I think. It’s very nice.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Thanks, Deb! 🙂

      • Foxymel(Mel) says:

        Kudos to you, Stars! Really entertaining and very funny! Ok, I love all your recaps. 🙂

        • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

          Thanks, Foxy! I appreciate you taking the time to reading them!

          • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

            Okay… Please don’t send the grammar police out to get me… lol

            • Foxymel(Mel) says:

              Me? Oh hell no! 😉 I was playing the other day about the curse words in your blog because I truly didn’t remember reading them. Please add more. Lol 😉

              • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

                Giggles… Don’t tempt me… I know I dance right on that line… lol.. but I appreciate your prodding… lol

  9. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s S N O W I N G!! 😖 😨 ❄❄❄❄❄❄So glad I’m off this week.
    Watching Wendy Williams. Her hot topics team spoke w/Tre’s lawyer. Very interesting.
    Have a great day.

    • Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

      Snowing here too Powell. I’ve got groceries being delivered today so it better stop soon as I can’t get out there to shovel (my oxygen tubing doesn’t reach that far and it is too blasted cold out for my COPD,) The person who dug me out all last winter moved so I may be snowed in all winter, sigh.

      • Oh Barb, I please be careful!!

        • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

          Pindy I see you left a comment on another blog with the disappearing thread yesterday. I missed the beginning of that and no one answered my what happened question. Could you fill me in? I hate not knowing and I hate when pieces or entire threads are removed. It’s just for my own edification. If you could email me I’d appreciate it. Veena/Jan could you share my email with pindy please?

          • TexasTart says:

            Barb, I will send PrincessPindy your email. I remember deleting some duplicate posts yesterday or some with non-functioning links, but they were not in a thread…I wasn’t aware something was out of sorts yesterday, sorry something important to you disappeared!

      • Yeah Barb- be careful and take care of yourself

      • Foxymel(Mel) says:

        Please be safe and stay warm! ((Barb)))

        • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

          I am warm today. From what I heard on the weather for tomorrow that may not be so tomorrow. Reminds me of my time in Iowa. Brrr.

      • Exit4 says:

        Oh no! You should NOT be shoveling! Call a local landscaper and have them put you on a snow removal list. They’ll come and blast you out in no time! It doesn’t cost much more then a mow and you only pay when they come. we’ve got about an inch or 2 here-but lord it’s cold! 21 degrees! I hate it!

        Pindy-I’m glad you survived the blizzard of 2014 California version. 😝

      • Powell says:

        Oh no Barb. 😱 It stopped here so hopefully it stopped there. I already shoveled and thank goodness it wasn’t bad.

        • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

          It stopped here too. But there was enough on the ground that the grocery guy left a trail thru the house. Fortunately I have always hated the carpet so I don’t care. I did have to pick up some clumps in the kitchen though so neither of us would slip. He only had to make 2trips in so it wasn’t bad.

      • boston02127 says:

        Barb, Wish you were closer, I could shovel you out. I hope you find someone.

  10. It’s a balmy 13 degrees today and ❄️❄️❄️! I am shocked that I think Brandi is doing surprisingly well and keeping herself busy and jumping right in. Kenya is playing the queen card literally and figuratively. Kate needs to go bye bye. She is a hard worker but she is not a leader. I agree with others that Aleena is a force to be reckoned with and perhaps Brandi is working an alliance? As for the men, Geraldo is a complete pompous ass. He is arrogant and annoying. He and Trump have a lot in common and I think he will stick around. Ian might actually have too much integrity for this game. Lorenzo is just fun to look at. I am disappointed Gilbert is gone simply cause he was playing for Autism a Speaks. Geraldo’s charity includes adults with autism and I’m sure that 280k was greatly appreciated. I am excited for tonight’s episode of BH and can’t wait to see the wine shower!

    • Powell says:

      Yes Namaste Ian does have too much integrity for the game but he’s not afraid of Geraldo. I think he’ll make it far. Lorenzo looks so good. My mom said she read he has a biz flying helicopters, doing tours or something. Keeping his self employed in between Hollywood jobs.

  11. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Seriously the praise this chick is getting on twitter is unbelievable!! Her Brandiacs are acting like she’s saving Donald Trump!! I CANT EVEN…EVEN!!!

  12. Stars!!!! Great job!!! I am so happy you are blogging this show! I love CA and watch it every time. It is so entertaining. As far as Ian, he was always my favorite on 90210 cuz he was funny and not moody like Dylan or stupid and co-dependent like Brandon. I can understand someone wanting their name pronounced correctly…it’s Liza with “Z”, not Lisa with a “S” cuz Lisa with an “S” goes ssss not zzzz….Trump is a turd…he LOVES Geraldo…did you see all the Fox News guys sending all their $$$$$… Now, Geraldo….he is sooooo annoying…and it got me thinking that he is his own brand so he does have to self-promote and he has survived doing this shit for a long time BUT WHAT A BABY. He was all butt-hurt that he was left out so he became a GIANT TROLL…that I thought was funny..annoying but funny. I think keeping track of how many time Geraldo says he has done 10,000 shows would be fun, I know he has said it at least 2 or 3 times….I think we are going to come away from this show knowing more about Geraldo than any of the other “Celebs”….. I think we all need to prepare ourselves for Brandi going far….there are times when “Celebs” have attached themselves to other “Celebs” and have gotten farther than they ever should have….like Survivor “Klingons”………skating under the radar…..

  13. So…here is a story on Teresa’s first day of prison and her checkin and her dinner and how she didn’t cry…blah…blah.

    But what is really interesting- well to me at least- are the comments where posters are talking about Brandi outing the CEO of ROL for doing lines of coke in front of her girlfriend who just got out of recap so therefore ROL will never run any negative piece on Brandi.

    Anyone else know about this?

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/teresa-giudice-prison-processing/

    • Powell says:

      I watched Wendy Williams and she told it all since her team spoke w/Tre’s attorney.
      Bobble Head. Like JNNTJ says. She’s so dumb. And so what if he does coke? She thinks that’s going to stop him? He may for a time give the impression then he’ll have a juicy article on her. She’s so DAMN dumb.

      • I dunno-

        Have you ever seen a negative piece on her from Radar? But then again doesn’t she do a lot of blow too?

        Allegedly. IMHO.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          She said something about the guy Dylan? I can’t remember his name-anyway she said he did blow in front of a friend of hers that just got out of rehab-they used to run articles on Brandi a lot more than they do now but I think she’s been pretty boring lately so there isn’t much to report-and maybe they don’t run stories on her because they don’t want to give her free publicity.

        • I’ve never seen Brandi act like she has been doing coke….at least on camera…

    • Powell says:

      Awww. RIP Francesca. She was for the longest time trying to make sure Zsa Zsa’s husband Prince whatchamacallit wasn’t doing elder abuse on her mom.

  14. Orson One Hundred says:

    I don’t understand something. Why is Brandi asking people to tweet Trump to tell him how much they like her? Isn’t this season of CA in the can, all over and edited for the tube? What does it matter what Trump thinks of her now that everything’s over except the airing of the programs?

    I’ve only seen parts of a couple episodes of TA or CA and I don’t follow it. I guess it shows, huh?

    • They do the finale “live” so she may still be in it…I don’t know how she has gone this long without spilling the beans, she probably would be sued within an inch of her life…. or it is a big red herring…

  15. karrylyn says:

    Love that you are blogging CA, Stars!!!! I watch it every season, its always entertaining IMO.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Oh, Yay, Karrylyn! So glad you’re watching! I’m looking forward to this season… 🙂

  16. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    OMG!!!! Tonight on BH Brandi acts like a moron-SHOCKER!!
    http://www.bravotv.com/videos/playlist?clip=2837947

  17. shamrockblonde says:

    Stars!! thanks for recapping CA!! – when The Apprentice originally started, it was only with business pros looking to win a chance to work with Donald Trump – it was a fun show and I always watched – then at some point it became Celebrity Apprentice and really, it was all for charity – no jobs – and of course, entertainment – still watched it though! – my favorite winner of CA has always been John Rich, and this season gives me no reason to think anyone better will come along – Ian from 90210 was always my favorite character – not whiny like Dillon and even though I liked Brandon, he was almost too good – Steve was a good guy with a healthy dose of good trouble thrown in – I see him going far, and I will always wish him well – I was sorry to see Kevin go – I wonder how Trump would have felt if Geraldo pulled that crap during one of his meetings with other execs….I cannot stand Geraldo – never could, especially after giving out troop locations in Iraq while embedded with a unit – how he gets his head through a door – any door – is a mystery to me – the girls – so far only Liza Gibbons has impressed me – the rest of them? meh – and yes, sadly Bobblehead will go far – but not because of any contributions she makes – it will be because Trump is a boy –

    not sure if any of you watch The Good Wife, but Sunday was the return of the show and on it, the character Cary was about to go to prison – he was meeting with a prison coach, who was helping him to get ready – how to react to prisoners, what to expect – he even told Carey to have someone vouch for him on the inside so others would know that he had protection – also told him to call his best friend and give them his power of attorney and then call his girl and have as much sex as possible – for the memories!! – the whole time I kept thinking of Tre and whether or not she had anything like that before going in – she should have had the guy on The Good Wife – he was great!!

    • Hi shamrock! I forgot about Geraldo outing the troop’s location when he was imbedded- what an a**hole.

      Not too sure Juicy would be ” up” for the job if you know what I mean- he just wants to drink and sleep.

      Looks like I hafts watch CA.

      I tried to fight it….

    • Powell says:

      Shamrock did Carey go to jail? I’ve been on pins and needles. Someone needs to punch the hell out of that prosecutor. He knows Carey is innocent but wants to take him down so he’s elected to whatever it is he’s trying to be. I watch/listen online when I’m at work.

      • shamrockblonde says:

        Hi Powell – no he did not!!! – Kalinda switched some evidence to make it look like a key email was read and ignored, even though it was never read – but just seconds before the judge dismissed the case, real evidence was found that would clear Carey – but it was too late – he had already been cleared on Kalinda’s “massaged” evidence – this will not go well for Kalinda – I like this show most of the time – but Alicia is getting on my nerves lately – absolutely love Eli and his daughter!! – sooo fun to watch them!!

        • Diane took it off of Kalinda’s files….so without knowing it Diane just threw Kalinda into the fire….

        • Powell says:

          Woooooo. A sigh of relief. I love Carey. Uh oh Kalinda. I’m tired of Kalinda sleeping w/Carey, then the detective or FBI agent, whatever she is.
          I don’t want Alicia to run for the Senate. Can you believe Mr. Big 🙂 is still cheating on her & w/a friend now?

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Yay, Shamrock! I totally agree about The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice… Another reason I watch Celebrity Apprentice is that it’s fascinating to learn about how celebrities respond to some of the business types of stresses that so many of us deal with on a day-to day basis. I also love learning more about some of them I know very little about – and John was one of those… Really liked, him too!

    • kit9 says:

      Omg, Geraldo almost makes the show unwatchable, all by himself. He’s just insufferable. That he thinks he’s a big shot war correspondent is bad enough but others referring to him as a newsman like Kenya? Wtf?! Geraldo is a buffoon, a punchline and has been so for 35 years. Not since the 70’s has he been respected as an actual reporter. When he’s not-as you note-being tossed out of Iraq for giving away troop positions, he’s opening empty vaults, going Springer on his talk show, writing classless books about the women he’s bedded(barf! His face is like a mashed potato), getting married for the 10th time and posting shirtless selfies! He’s a joke! Given a choice between him and Mike Rowe? Not even a question! Oh, and we’re 3 epi in and Brandi has contributed exactly-zero. Nothing.

  18. boston02127 says:

    Great blog, thanks. I’m enjoying watching CA so much more than Bravo.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Hey boston – It’s kind of sad that so many of the shows I watch are no longer Bravo shows… So glad you’re watching!

  19. boston02127 says:

    On RHOBH, Brandi stated that she received a six figure check. (and immediately blew much of it on a car to impress Eddy & Leann) Does anyone know if that check was from CA?

  20. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Pindy I was totally going to make jacked up crooked glassy my Gravatar for tonight…I will go in search for a different busted picture of her!!

  21. Powell says:

    “I got a six figure car.” Idiot!!! 🙄

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      How sad for Gia to have to celebrate her birthday early because of her mom going to prison. I truly hope she stays off social media and that someone, maybe a guidance counselor is talking with her. Poor thing knows exactly what’s going on.

      • Orson One Hundred says:

        I read somewhere her school guidance counselor reached out to her. Hope Gabriella’s does the same.

    • Powell says:

      That’s sweet they did that for her. Leave her w/some sweet memories for now.

  22. Foxymel(Mel) says:

    On CA, I’m rooting for Ian! I love 90210! I also like Gilbert.
    Is it just me or is Brandi getting a good edit? She seems to be doing well in the competition and seems to be very assertive.
    I thought this show had stylists, etc. because the way that Brandi has been dressing–is she going to a nightclub after each task? Once again, I will stress the issue with her make up. It’s too harsh! I’m not sure if her face appears inflamed or if she’s just wearing too much blush. Ok, I had to vent.

  23. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Radar On Line’s “sources” say Teresa blames her brother and Melissa for her going to jail.

    Nodding head

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/teresa-giudice-prison-blames-joe-gorga-melissa-gorga/

  24. Jeff Lewis is on WWHL with Brandi tonight.

    I may have to stay up for that.

  25. TexasTart says:

    STARS! You are da bomb for recapping CA! More I wanted to comment on and actually you and others have said a lot of what I was thinking! Great minds. Thank you.

  26. Plain Jane says:

    That check Kendra donated to Detroit Schools…probably came from Celebrity Apprentice.

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