The Rockstar Ramblings: Bret Michaels, Fired!
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It has been a while since I’ve wasted precious time watching Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, but when I heard both Bret Michaels (Poison) and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) would be contestants, well, I was in. Both had appeared in previous versions of the series, Michaels winning and Snider not. Last time, Michaels went to great lengths to secure his victory, staging a brain hemorrhage just weeks before the finale. That’s good acting Bret! As for Dee, I’m just hoping he doesn’t bring his family into this.
The cast of Celebrity Apprentice All Stars is really a who’s who of annoying. You’ve got Dennis Rodman, Gary Busey, Lil’ Jon, a Non-Alec Baldwin, Big Country, and many more… The show could have been called Celebrity Apprentice Train Wrecks and no one would bat an eye.
The contestants arrive and immediately Trump goes after Michaels, telling him it’s stupid for him to be back considering he already won once. Regardless, The Donald allows Bret and Big Country to pick their teams “School Yard” style. Dee Snider is a second round pick. Dennis Rodman is picked last.
The teams get together and Team Power notes how the other team (Plan B) is all white. Lil’ Jon’s race war dream quickly disappears and then all eyes are on Bret as he allows someone else to be Project Manager. Omarosa (yeah, that “C” is there) jumps all over Michaels, making him a target if the project fails. Bret is wearing a sleeveless tee along with his signature bandana and cowboy hat so…we’re all good!
Making and selling meatballs is the task at hand and the winner will be whoever sells the most. Michaels and Lil’ Jon represent their “veggie balls” on “Live on Kelly and Michael” and beat the other team, automatically adding 20K to their total. It doesn’t matter. Once in the boardroom we find that Michaels’ Team Power made only half the dollar amount of Plan B. Omarosa wastes little time being a C and letting everyone know that Michaels didn’t pull his weight. Bret Michaels and LaToya Jackson are picked to return to the boardroom. It’s okay to lose, but to lose to LaToya? It is clear that Trump is punishing Michaels.
Trump continues to pile on Bret and finally sends him packing with his signature “You’re Fired.” Did Michaels get thrown under the bus? Yes he did. Will Dee Snider fly under the radar and make it to the finals? Not to LaToya. Does it matter? No. Did anyone else watch this show? No. Is Omarosa still a C? Yes…
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