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Celebrity Apprentice: Rock Solid in Trouble

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With team Rock Solid losing two challenges in a row, week four would be critical for both the team and Bret Michaels, a team member no one expected to still be around.

The challenge is to create a 3D promotion for the new Harry Potter amusement park in Orlando, FL. Ex-Governor, Rod Blagojevich, is Project Manager for Rock Solid. When watching his inability to use a laptop or cell phone the word inept comes to mind, and then you realize this is not a strong enough word.

While in Orlando to see the park, Rod puts Bret in charge of Design. He gives Michaels no direction or indication of what should be done. Michaels is frustrated, ten minutes in and the eyes are already rolling. The look of “I want out of here, I’m taking a dive” returns. Without any guidance Michaels is a little all over the place with his ideas, they (Rock Solid) should consider themselves lucky their presentation doesn’t include Bret starting it off saying, “Hit it C.C.”, followed by lots of lipstick and bad guitar solos. I suspect this was on the table at some point.

On the women’s side, Selita Ebanks is in control as the Project Manager. Sharon is once again playing the game smart, staying in the shadows. The only time she is heard is when she begins lobbing F bombs or telling her team they are “Like watching ice melt!” Cyndi Lauper continues to be out of control.

The shocker comes when celebrity chef, Curtis Stone, makes a sexual remark in front of several kids while waving his wand. How did Michaels miss this opportunity? Another sign Bret is ready to go home.

Due to the Project Managers lack of skills, Rock Solid once again loses, and ends up back in the boardroom. Despite Bret being put in charge of all creative output, the ex-governor decides to bring back the chef and Olympic medalist, Michael Johnson back with him. With Bret rolling his eyes and visibly disengaged, Trump specifically asks Rod if he should bring back Bret instead (read between the lines: I want to fire Bret). He refuses, sticking with the chef and wrestler. Predictably, the ex-governor is fired.

Where does this leave Bret Michaels and Rock Solid? Judging from the Paisley bandana in the boardroom, not very happy. With only four players left it will be interesting to see whether Trump stays with the Men vs. Women, or mixes it up next week. Imaging a team of Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, and Bret Michaels? Wow, either the team would dominate with creativity, or we would see history as all three are fired.

Of course, it already appears Michaels is ready to call it a day. He has demonstrated that he has all of the skills (jack of all, master of none), which may prove to do well should he stay on….if he wants to stay. Why would he? There are no girls, the people are stiff and he has already won for his charity. I’m sure Bret is already working on his next show, “Rock of Love 4: Backstage Pass”.

That being said clips of next week show Bret in distress over his daughter who is having issues with diabetes. This may be the final straw for the only member of Rock Solid to bring home a victory up to this point. Stay tuned…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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