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May 10, 2009

Are these all the stools, or just the stool samples?

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Did we really need a three hour finale for The Celebrity Apprentice?  Honestly, this is one thing I definitely do NOT like about this show.  I would change the format back to what happened in the season finale of the very first Apprentice, when Bill Rancic won – an hour-long episode in the same format as the rest of the season.  I know that will never happen though – it lacks all the pomp and circumstance that Trump craves.  Having said all that, I pretty much missed the entire first hour of the episode since I was watching the season finale of The Amazing Race

In case you weren’t sure yet, I was solidly on Team Joan.  I thought, from what I could see of the organization of this task, she was the most respectful of everyone on her team.  She really had some great ideas and pulled off a fun, successful auction.  It was great to see so many people from her charity, God’s Love We Deliver (which I’d actually heard of before this show) helping out at the end.  I thought Annie was quite shrewish, and took as many opportunities as she could to badmouth Joan Rivers.  For her, the opportunity to crush Joan Rivers seemed to be as important as raising money and awareness for her charity.

Watching Donald Trump draw out the declaration of the winner was, quite frankly, just plain annoying!  Piers Morgan said it best when he said that Joan won 3 of the 5 criteria, so she should be the Celebrity Apprentice.  Trace Adkins was also quite complimentary of Joan as well.  I thought he was really sweet when he touched upon her charitable spirit, something that I really admired after watching the video about her charity.

And now, after blogging my way through the final half an hour or so of the show, I can finally say congratulations to the winner of this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, Joan Rivers!!

What did you think of this season of The Celebrity Apprentice my dear readers?  I want to hear your thoughts!

May 7, 2009

Reality Roundup

Most of my favourite reality shows are finishing up their seasons in the next couple of weeks.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to make share my thoughts on my favourites, and my predictions for the winners:

The Amazing Race: Tough call at this point!  I really like Tammy and Victor, but I also really like Margie and Luke!  At the same time, I can’t say I don’t like Jamie and Cara!  At this point my prediction for the winning team is Tammy and Victor!

The Celebrity Apprentice: I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again, I’m on Team Joan!  If I’m being honest with myself though, I think Annie is probably going to win it.

America’s Next Top Model: I’m totally bummed that Celia got booted off last episode!  I thought she was really stylish and cool.  My new favourite is Allison.  I think she can with it as long as she doesn’t fall apart in the last episode!  I think it’s definitely betweeen Allison and Teyona at this point.

Survivor: I like the trio of J.T., Stephen, and Taj.  I think it’ll come down to J.T. and Stephen at the end, but if Coach wins a few key immunity challenges, he could end up in the finals.  I predict that Stephen is going to win.

And now it’s your turn, dear readers!  What are your thoughts?  I want to hear them all!

May 4, 2009

Holy S-R-A-P!

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I guess the title of this blog pretty much says exactly how I felt about The Celebrity Apprentice from last night.  Warning: spoilers ahead!

First of all . . . yeah for Joan being back!  I’ve got to say, for a 75-year-old lady, she’s got a whole lot of energy!  Her ability to work hard and get the job done, despite sometimes being faced with the challenge of having to deal with other huge egos, is impressive.  I’m not sure that she’s going to be able to take it all at the end, but I guess we’ll find out! 

When Brande was doing her interview and said “holy s-r-a-p!” I was pretty sure this was going to be her last episode.  Granted, I don’t think she’s the “dumb blonde” that her Playboy Bunny image makes her out to be, but I also don’t think she’s a candidate for Mensa either.  Oh well . . . she did work hard with Annie on that last challenge to write the Chicken of the Sea jingle.

Speaking of the last challenge, I can’t say I was totally shocked that Annie and Brande won.  Just the way the whole task was set up, and the way Annie and Brande kept saying in their interviews how nervous they were, and how hard it was going to be going up against Clint Black in a songwriting challenge, I kinda figured they’d be surprised in the boardroom.  Honestly, I liked both jingles, but Clint’s was better.  It’s true though, not everyone would like the country music aspect of the jingle.  I absolutely prefered Joan and Jesse’s radio commercial though.  It was funny and totally stuck in my head.  I think Annie and Brande played it a little too safe with the conversation between two mothers.  It seems to be what the executives liked though, so what can you do?

I was a little disappointed that Jesse had to go.  I rather liked him.  Talk about an enigma though!  He really was hard to figure out, and in the end, that really hurt him.  I have to admire his not wanting to trade on his relationship with Sandra Bullock, but at the same time, didn’t he know what kind of competition he was getting into?  How did he expect to raise any money if he didn’t use whatever connections he could?

Annie and Joan being the final two wasn’t a huge surprise.  It’s going to be an epic battle, and in the end, I think if Annie chooses her team wisely and doesn’t completely panic during the planning and organization of whatever task she is assigned, she’ll probably end up winning.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m on Team Joan (I’m thinking of getting t-shirts made up ;-)), but I think Annie has a definite edge right now.  Joan, with her scope of knowledge and years of experience in the industry and in business, should do well with organization and such, so I think it’s going to come down to fundraising. 

Good luck Joan!  I’m rooting for you, and I know some others who are too!

May 3, 2009

Will Joan be back??

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I am currently watching The Amazing Race (another favourite show – I love Phil!) while waiting for The Celebrity Apprentice to start.  I can’t wait to see if Joan is back or not, and what the other players will say about Melissa and Joan’s dramatic exit last weekend.  I likely won’t review The Celebrity Apprentice until tomorrow though.  Luckily there are people at work who watch it too, so I don’t have to wait too long to express my thoughts!  Hehehe

So, The Amazing Race.  I really like Tammy and Victor and I hope they win.  I also like Margie and Luke, and I think it’s great the Phil is able to greet Luke at the Pit Stop with some sign language.  I can’t say I’m too crazy about Kisha and Jen . . . but I’ve seen worse competitors.  I’m kinda torn in my feelings for Jamie and Cara.  They seem nice enough, but I don’t like how they treat people when they get frustrated, which has been happening more and more lately.  I guess we’ll know soon who wins this season!

April 29, 2009

Poker Players

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So last night after setting up this blog, I thought long and hard about which shows I’d start talking about first.  I realized this afternoon when I got home from work that I completely neglected to mention my love of reality tv!  So that’s where I’m going to start . . . Sunday’s broadcast of The Celebrity Apprentice (warning: spoilers ahead!) 

I was a fan of The Apprentice from the beginning.  I can’t say I’m overly crazy about this celebrity version (bring back the real 16 week job interview!), but at least all the money is going to charity, right?  Anyway, I’ve been following this current edition of Celebrity Apprentice, and have been quite impressed with a few of the “celebrities.”  Jesse James continues to impress me with his knowledge and skill in the field of graphic design.  He totally seems like a down-to-earth guy that I’d love to know.  I was really sad to see Dennis Rodman so out of control.  Not that I was a fan of his before this show, but it’s always sad to see someone lose control the way he seems to have.  I’ve been really bummed to see that Clint Black is a bit of a jerk.  I always thought he seemed like an easygoing kind of cowboy. 

I think the people who have most impressed me though have been Joan and Melissa Rivers.  I didn’t know much about them before this show, but didn’t really think too highly of them, if I’m being honest.  I really thought Joan Rivers could take it all though – she’s saavy, bold, and has a lot more knowledge and experience than most of the others combined.  Melissa, while sometimes too caught up in her mother’s shadow, seemed to be a hard worker and someone who was quite knowledgeable in her own right.  After seeing Sunday’s meltdown, however . . . 

First of all, I don’t necessarily agree that Brande and Annie were conspiring against Melissa the whole episode.  Yes, they were pretty chummy and probably did exclude Melissa a bit, but this is a fund-raising competition, not a popularity contest!  Melissa needed to stop complaining and just get to work.  Only being down to 3 team members pretty much meant that all were fair game in the boardroom should they lose.  Sure enough, their team lost and Melissa was targeted.  I think Annie, the master manipulator, once again set things up so that she could take credit or shrug off blame depending on which team won.  She’s pretty darn good at that, and for that reason, I think she’s got a good chance of winning at this point.  I don’t care for her myself, but can’t deny that she’s been good at raising money.  I thought more attention should have been paid to Annie in the boardroom, and Brande is going to regret not going after her when she had the chance. 

Sure enough, Melissa is the one fired.  Instead of acting her age and accepting it gracefully, she flips out in the lobby, yelling and cursing and refusing to do her exit interview.  Seriously lady, you’re old enough to have taken control of your temper by this point and handle defeat gracefully.  The firing should NOT have come as a surprise.  Should you have been the one to go?  Maybe not.  Have you raised more money than Brande or Annie?  Definitely not.  Should your mother have immediately gotten upset, started cursing and yelling and stormed out with you?  No way!  Joan, baby, is that the example you set for your daughter all her life?  No wonder she grew up whining and paranoid over how she was perceived by others! 

I am glad that Brande and Annie realized they weren’t in for a warm reception when they joined the other contestants afterwards.  Brande should have been more prepared to defend herself to Joan though.  Why didn’t she realize that Joan would have been pissed at her?  It’s not like Brande stood up for Melissa in the boardroom!  She told Donald that they team would be stronger without Melissa!  I think Joan was just dead wrong to say that the game wasn’t about raising money for charity.  Why else were they all there?  Aren’t they doing these business tasks each week to win money for their charity?  But I guess at that point Joan was so insulted on her daughter’s behalf that she just couldn’t see straight and lashed out at the Playboy bunny and poker player for reasons that had little to do with the actual purpose of the game.  I was left shocked and slightly saddened at the thought that Joan might not return.  I’m holding out hope that she ends up changing her mind and returning for the next task because after all, she wasn’t the one to hear Donald utter those immortal “you’re fired!” words!

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