New Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Which Stars Did Arnold Fire In Week 3?

Posted on Jan 17 2017 - 1:16pm by Dani-K

Last week on The New Celebrity Apprentice each team won a task. Sent packing were pro-footballer Eric Dickerson and reality star Nicki “Snooki” Palazzi. Stand outs were Matt Iseman and Laila Ali for winning $50K each for their charities. Celebrities with something to prove are Lisa Leslie for being a Debbie-downer in the boardroom and Jon Lovitz for being a whiny baby whose comedy is questionable. Let’s get started with the next two episodes.

Episode 5

The Task

Kawasaki is the client. The task is to complete a full photo campaign for the new Kawasaki Vulcan S. The 4-page photo campaign will be judged on creativity, demographic appeal and presentation. The men are excited about this one because it’s a motorcycle. The special boardroom advisor has a fancy British accent with a no-nonsense attitude and tells both teams to pay attention at the executive briefing. Up for grabs is $25K for the winning project manager’s charity. Special note: this is the first time a company has not matched the money from Celebrity Apprentice.

The Project Manager and Strategy

Team PrimaKyle Richards says she’ll do it if the remaining ladies have her back. In the executive briefing the ladies learn the Vulcan is made for everyone who rides, has two different seats available, and that 1.2 million riders are female. Kyle realizes what their concept should be. Brooke Burke-Charvet’s husband David Charvet has agreed to be in the couple concept shot. Lisa Leslie suggests she be in one since she’s so tall. Laila Ali will be in a photo all by herself because she’s so tough and Porsha Williams will take the keys from a man. Good news, Lisa is on board and thinks they are on a powerful path. They set up to take their photos outside. The special boardroom advisor likes the imagery but doesn’t feel the women are pushing the creative envelope enough. Another problem is Brooke’s husband is not having anything to do with sitting on the back of the bike. Brooke says he’s macho, but basically he’s uncooperative and won’t participate unless he gets his way, which he does. They need to eliminate one of the four shots, either Lisa Leslie pushing the away men or Porsha taking the keys away. Kyle decides to eliminate Lisa’s since she’s in the photo with her.

Team Arête – Has chosen the unorthodox project manager Carson Kressley who says he’s brave because he wore white after Labor Day. They executives stress that Kawasaki is a rebel brand and looking for something that’s disruptive. Jon thinks company’s say that, but then don’t like what you’ve given them. Carson wants something artistic and feels they don’t need to leave the studio to show unexpected people riding motorcycles. Carson likes the idea of an edgy nude and perhaps a drag queen. Boy George thinks Carson is a bloody genius. The rest of the men are quiet. Vince Neil feels you can only push the envelope so far. Chael Sonnen thinks this has disaster written all over it. Jon Lovitz doesn’t understand how a nude Carson will help sell motorcycles. Boy George tells him to tuck it like a drag queen. Speaking of drag queen, in walks Alaska Thunder(bleep), in a tight black dress and a very tall wig. The shot is very artistic, but Chael is already planning his speech for Arnold of how he had nothing to do with this. The guys have too many photos so they have a brilliant idea to make a collage of the outtakes. The men question the drag queen photo again, but BG and Carson fight to keep it because it’s edgy and inclusive.

The Presentation

Team Prima goes first. They display the four images they’ve chosen that appear on a flat screen and along with it, a speech from each of the women explaining why they love riding motorcycles. 1) Lisa and Kyle show their height differences 2) Laila in a white tank top next to a motorcycle 3) Porsha handing in her heels for riding shoes, and 4) Brooke on the back of the bike, behind her husband, saying the bike is versatile and truly for everyone, according to her husband.

Team Arête is up next and they have lots of photos around the room in addition to the four photos on the flat screen. The images are 1) And oiled up Ricky Williams duplicating the infamous Arnold shot with Annie Leibovitz 2) The drag queen photo who challenges convention 3) A female model in a gold lame mini skirt holding her helmet and 4) Vince Neil in a tuxedo holding a Yorkie. Let the good times roll, but did they take the risk too far?

The Boardroom Feedback

The Governor welcomes the teams and right away asks Carson why they didn’t use his nude photo in one of the four shots because the camera ads ten pounds. Ba-dum-tsk. Kyle says that everyone was great on her team. Brooke has to defend the fact that her husband railroaded her decision of him being in front of the bike – the Gov felt David should have been in the back. Carson said they were told to push the envelope so they did. Chael said he wasn’t sure about the drag queen shot, but Boy George sticks up for that shot.

The results for Team Arête – The execs loved their creativity and Carson nailed the presentation, had great knowledge of the brand and was very entertaining. On the negatives, they pushed the envelope too far and that would raise eyebrows with their core enthusiasts.

The results for Team Prima – The execs thought they nailed showcasing the ergo fit and made the bike approachable. The negatives were they did not push the envelope far enough, in particular Brooke’s photo with her not driving the bike. The photos were amazing, but safe.

The Winners and the Losers

Arnold explains the Kawasaki executives said this was a very close call, but in the end, the men win. He gives congrats to Carson’s charity, True Colors, who help the LGBT youth get off the streets. They will receive $25K, but get this, so will Kyle’s charity, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, because they felt sorry for her.

So the men leave and the women face Arnold who explains they played it too safe. Their least favorite photos were Brooke’s and Porsha’s. Kyle explains her concept for those photos, but doesn’t claim Brooke’s. Arnold explains they probably would have won if David would have agreed to sit on the back of the bike. Brooke says she wanted it to be that way but in real life, David told her it wouldn’t be that way. The Gov explains it’s about taking risks and asks for Lisa’s opinion. She says David wasn’t a model that they could tell what to do. Brooke asks Arnold if he would have sat on the back of the bike and he said, absolutely. He also would have let Brooke drive with him around on the back. Brooke takes responsibility for that missed opportunity but says they didn’t lose because of her. Laila recommends that Kyle, Porsha, and Brooke be the three to face firing. Kyle reluctantly agrees.

The Firing

The good news is the women aren’t being catty in the waiting room as they wait for the axe to drop. And if Arnold’s nephew has his way it’s Kyle who gets fired because she’s been responsible twice before for the loss, but not called into the boardroom. When called into the room, Kyle says she shouldn’t be fired because she works hard, and therefor she says Brooke should be fired. Brooke says she’s a hard worker too. Porsha says that Kyle should be fired since she’s PM. Kyle is asked yet again, and she says to fire Brooke for her chauvinistic husband. Brooke is still in denial. Arnold says, Kyle you are terminated – now get to the chopper! But don’t take it personally.

Episode 6 – Arnold decides it’s time to mix the teams. The women have been “decimated” and the switch is made. The new teams are Team Arête: Boy George, Matt Iseman, Jon Lovitz, Ricky Williams, Laila Ali and Brooke Burke-Charvet vs. Team Prima: Vince Neil, Porsha Williams, Chael Sonnen, Carson Kressley and Lisa Leslie.

The Task

See’s Candies who is owned by Warren Buffet is the client. They teams will create, name and package their own celebrity candy. Then they will need to call their wealthy friends and sell it in a See’s store. The winner of the task is the team who raises the most money. One member from each team will fly to Omaha, NE and meet with Warren Buffet who will decide the winner of the new candy. That team will receive a $25K bonus that will count toward their total sum raised.

The Project Manager and Plans

Team PrimaVince Neil is selected to be project manager because he loves chocolate and money. Right away Vince is on the phone, calling friends, asking for money. On the car ride home they have raised almost $200K as a group. Back at headquarters they research Warren Buffet’s favorite candies: they are peanut, caramel and chocolate and brittle. Chael recommends they keep the candy simple. They find a recipe that everyone loves. Lisa wants to go to Omaha to meet Warren and so does Chael because he’s read three of his books. Vince chooses Chael. Porsha and Carson are preparing the brittle and getting along pretty well. She laughs at everything he says.

Team Arête Ricky Williams is chosen as project manager because he says he can raise $300K. Laila Ali is tasked with coming up with a winning recipe for the candy. Jon starts listing his favorite Girls Scout cookies that he likes, but they need something more original. Everyone likes Laila’s confection and not Jon’s. Ricky finds Jon to be a distraction and decides Jon should go to Omaha so he can get him out of his hair even though Ricky doesn’t have any hair. Jon protests at first but then finally agrees to go. Good day. Matt is struggling to raise money so he volunteers to go work in the candy factory with Laila. Their candy has lots of ingredients. Laila thinks Matt is a great guy with a great attitude. Ricky is quiet and not leading and tries to calm Brooke that the people will show up and pay. Brooke thinks they better because she originally wanted to be the PM.

The Presentation

Team Arête has their one piece of candy ready for Warren. Jon’s sample is milk chocolate covering caramel with pecans, almonds, vanilla and a taste of raspberry. Jon offers to introduce his friend Abraham Lincoln to Warren before trying his sample. Warren says, “Mmm, I could eat a box of these.”

Team Prima has their one piece of candy ready for Warren. Chael’s sample is a classic brittle recipe using cashews and dark chocolate. Warren says nothing, but takes a second bite.

Warren has made his decision, but says he will call The Governor with his choice of the winner. He likes both pieces of candy, Mr. Buffet choses…

The Sales

Team Arête – So many fans show up for Boy George, but the amounts are kind of small at first. So far the big money hasn’t come in. Matt isn’t worried because Ricky has lots of friends in the cannabis culture. However, it they’re stoned they aren’t exactly reliable. PK and Dorit (RHOBH) stop by to donate $80K on behalf of Boy George. And the money rolls in from this point on.

Team Prina – Things get off to a slow start, but finally the money starts to come in. Strippers, Carrot Top, Hooters Girls, basketballers, even fired Kyle stops by to give $10K. The friend of Vince who died of the rare brain disease Vince is fighting for comes in with a check. This is going to be close.

The Boardroom Feedback

Arnold explains he has gained five pounds from this task. Lisa sings her praises for Vince as their project manager and she likes her new team. Carson explained that they researched what candy Warren loves. Ricky said he got the PM job because he thought he could raise $300K but he didn’t reach that mark. The biggest fund raiser was Boy George. Laila gets credit for the candy.

The results – Team Arête raised $365,745

The results – Team Prima raised $378,535

It comes down to the winning candy and the $25K bonus money.

The Winners and Losers

Team Prima is the winner! Warren chose their candy and they received the $25K bonus. Vince gets $769,280 because he gets Team Arete’s money, too. Vince’s charity is the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Disease. The team celebrates their way out of the boardroom and Vince is completely choked up.

The Firing

Arnold explains not only did they fall short on fundraising, they fell short on what Warren Buffet likes. Ricky is asked who raised the least and he says Jon. He raised the pathetic amount of $500. Props are given to Boy George who raised $119,000 which is the same amount that Ricky raised and he wasn’t the project manager. BG says Jon should be fired. Laila refuses to accept responsibility for the candy because she created something unique. Matt raised $39K and he wasn’t expected to raise much. Jon defends his lack of fundraising because he was on a plane and they didn’t like his candy suggestions. Laila raised $45K. Ricky chooses Jon and Laila to come back into the boardroom with him. Arnold asks Ricky who should be fired and he says Jon. So does Laila. Arnold says it’s easy to pick on Jon, but what about Ricky the PM who didn’t raise the amount he pledged. Ricky says he didn’t sleep all night because he was calling his stoner friends. Jon says he was sent to Omaha to get out of their way. Jon says that Laila’s chocolate was awesome and should have won. But it’s not up to Jon. Arnold blames the team for not researching what Warren Buffet likes. Jon you’re terminated, – now get to the chopper! Though he tries to run away from the chopper several times and has to chased down.

Tune in next week to see which celebrity goes rogue and a triple termination in the boardroom.

 

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  • wellWellwell

    Kyle shouldn’t have stayed as long as she did. Nobody knows coasting through like Kyle..oh well goodbye and good riddance! Now if we can get her off BH, that would be the best day ever!

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      That will never happen. RHBH was “built” around her. She was the first HW cast for that franchise.

      • wellWellwell

        Thanks a lot EF, I was riding a wave today…LOL

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Fo’ sho! It’s HER show and Eden best find a new foe … hey that rhymed:-)

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I supposed you’re right … as Arnie said, she did have a hand in every (failed) challenge (as did Po’Shit).

      • wellWellwell

        I haven’t been watching the show regularly for some reason last night I flipped over to it and Kyle was getting fired..ha! it was destiny to see that.
        I take it Porsche could be next?

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          That HAD to hurt (being let go before Po’Shit) … LoLoL I think it’s going to come down to Carson vs. Boy George (for an epic duel of the divas).

          • wellWellwell

            If it does I’m watching, I like both of those divas. I’m sure they will be more gracious then the rest if it does come down to them as far as congratulating each other. (I hope)

      • GetReal2014

        I thought Kyle and Porsha made terrible decisions, and did have a hand in every failed challenge. The one they came up with last week was horrendous where they didn’t focus on the product but thought a HW fight would be more entertaining.

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          Yup, this one was a no brainer for me; I knew Carson killed it, but I do agree with Brooke who said they probably would have lost even if David DID agree to sit behind her. Their (dated) campaign of “women empowerment” was as much as a mistep as Crooked Hillary’s. Carson’s was inclusive and actually quite brilliant.

          • GetReal2014

            I’m not so sure, the height difference picture was a slam dunk and so was the girly girl on the bike. The athlete? That was okay, but him sitting in the front ruined it for me. They were trying to show women’s empowerment, but instead showing women’s submission.

            Ha ha ha Crooked Hillary. I’m thinking Crooked Trump and his many misdeeds.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            That was insensitive of me to say (I forget that she actually had supporters) … but I have no doubt that life is going to be better for ALL of us and I have a feeling Trump is going to win you over:-) At least I hope so.

    • GetReal2014

      Agreed, and coast she did until she got the boot.

  • Trippinhhard

    That show lost its appeal, when they stop hiring people for jobs at Trump Enterprises
    It’s not fun to watch and I can’t waste two hours on a boring show and Arnold sounds horrible to me. I can’t listen to his voice..

    • LogicalLeopard

      Well, its Celebrity Apprentice, they haven’t hired people for Trump Enterprises for a while. I will admit, as at odds as I am with Trump’s political aspirations, he was a great host, and his kids were great as well. Arnold is tough to watch in that position at times. I can only take so many bodybuilding stories, or stories about him wandering the plazas of Berlin with short shorts on.
      But still, the show is still the show, and although the boardroom scenes suffer a bit, they’re still decent, and the show is still watchable. Most of the fun is watching what the celebrities do up to the boardroom scenes.

      • Trippinhhard

        Now I love how they use to attack each other in the Boardroom and Trump would egg them on and he knew when they came back with the two, who he was firing.l He let them get really nasty and lowdown with each other. Before he said you’re fired..

        • LogicalLeopard

          Arnold does a fair job at egging them on, and of course, with some of the celebrities, they really don’t need the encouragement. Seems like they’ve weeded out many of the people who wont really put up much of a fight in the boardroom, quite a few for that reason specifically.

          • Trippinhhard

            Not from what I saw last night, iwatchedthe last20 minutes of the show.. He’s not a good replacement for Trump.. Trump would have them all turning on each other and knowing with knowledge who he was going to fire. JMO

          • LogicalLeopard

            The Jon Lovitz firing? I think that was one where he kind of knew he was going, and didn’t really fight. Everyone watching knew he was going too. He tried to throw a curve and accuse the project manager of not raising enough money, but that one was plain to see, so he couldn’t really turn anyone against each other. *LOL* I don’t know about you, but I think that if the person who got fired would have said anything, Leila Ali would have punched him! *LOL* She looked ready to!

          • Trippinhhard

            He couldn’t say nothing Ali daughter looks sweet and beautiful, but she would beat most men there..

          • LogicalLeopard

            Exactly! *LOL* I wouldn’t have gotten on her bad side….

          • Trippinhhard

            I wouldn’t either, but she has a strong work etchic and she eats healthy..
            She been on Chopped several times and been a judge on Chopped.. that’s my favorite show besides ID Discovery

          • LogicalLeopard

            Both of those attributes are showing through on the Apprentice. She referenced her culinary skills, and in the last task, was responsible for making the candy recipe. By all accounts, her candy recipe was great – even the people in the candy factory said it was great and unique. The reason why they lost is because they were going to give Warren Buffet a sample, and he would give $25,000.00 to the one that he liked. Laila’s team didn’t do research on Warren Buffet to see what he liked, and the other team did and tailored their recipe to match.

          • Trippinhhard

            Okay now I understand why they lost, because all her teammates said her candy was good.. What’s all those lines thru your response?? I’m not up to date on crap, I’m asking because I don’t know. Thank you

          • LogicalLeopard

            Oh, those are spoiler lines. Just run your mouse over them and you can see what is underneath. I’ve gotten in the habit of using them now, so that I wont ruin the episode for people who hadn’t seen it, but honestly, the whole article spoils the episode, so I really didn’t have to do that. To get them, you just put then whatever your text is, then at the end. Without the spaces, of course.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That’s so cool! Thanks for the tip!
            testing, testing, 123…lol

          • LogicalLeopard

            No problem! lol

          • Why is this happening to us?

            😊 I learn new things every day around here!

          • LogicalLeopard

            HTML codes like that can be pretty useful I use the for italics and for bold all the time. Also the to give a space between paragraphs. I just learned the spoiler tag a few months ago, probably, on this site.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I didn’t even know about the italic or bold codes! I’ll have to try them all out and play around with them. I’ve always wondered how to change the font. I use my iPad when I come on here, so I’ve just accepted the fact that it’s simpler than my PC.
            Thanks for the tips! 🙂

          • LogicalLeopard

            No problem! And no, I don’t know how to change font either. But honestly, I’m thinking that most HTLM codes will work here….oh, I forgot, another favorite of mine is the code, which comes in handy when you want to make a sarcastic statement accentuate your train of thought.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Ooh….good one! I always see that one and never knew how it was done. For each of these, you just put the same command before and then after the phrase? I know the spoiler one is different because there is a forward slash in addition.
            I’m trying it out

          • LogicalLeopard

            Yes, the same command before and after the phrase, but in the last command, you put a forward slash before the command, so it knows to stop. So it’s always text for every entry.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh ok….cool!
            The strike through I think worked without the slash. Not sure if any others do.

          • LogicalLeopard

            Well, it will still work, it just wont stop. You used it for the last text you had, so it didn’t make a difference, because you didn’t have to tell it to stop afterward. But if you’re doing it in the middle of text, instead of this:

            I want the strike through to stop right here, and go no further.

            You’ll get this

            I want the strike through to stop right here, and go no further.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Ah…ok! That makes sense! 🙂

          • LogicalLeopard

            And honestly, it was an easily avoided loss. And not Laila’s fault at all. When they did the challenge, the first thing that I thought about was googling Warren Buffett (who they said at the beginning was a big candy eater) and finding out what kind of candy he liked. That’s what the winning team did, and found out that he liked dark chocolate and peanut brittle, so they made a cashew brittle covered in dark chocolate. I cant remember exactly what Laila made, I know it had chocolate, some other things, and raspberry. It sounded really good, and something that I’d consider paying more for than a Hershey bar. But of course, the other team specifically targeted what Warren wanted, and made it simple with just one twist – the cashews. But even Warren said it was close, and that he thought they could sell pounds of each one at the store.
            The saddest part about Celebrity Apprentice is that you get to see the other side of people. I like Jon Lovitz, and used to love that cartoon he had, “The Critic.” He always comes across as a loveable loser, but man…..the show kind of made it seem like the whole loser thing wasn’t an act. I hate when they have to raise money, because some “stars” clearly cant. And that’s always awkward when you bring money into it.

          • Trippinhhard

            He didn’t bring in any or very little and Arnold asked him why did you not ask all the people you worked with on SNL.. Just because you work together doesn’t mean they liked eachother at all. I couldn’t stand some of my cola workers, but they didn’t know, because icanwork with anyone and get the job done.. I just detest a lazy as person.. thank you I’m on my iPad no mouse…oh and her candy had a little red pepper in it..

          • LogicalLeopard

            Really? Red pepper? Wow, that was probably REALLY good…I wonder if you can find that *LOL* I mean, yeah, he could have asked some other people….maybe given Lorne Michaels a call, at least. But it really depends on how many bridges he burned, or didn’t burn. But yeah, he may have been kind of lazy and moping because he didn’t want to get sent to Omaha…

          • Trippinhhard

            Everyone on her team and the factory really liked it… I don’t know if the recipe is available to us or not…just the last few minutes, he looked defeated, lazy and
            un interested in it at all.

          • LogicalLeopard

            And that’s precisely why he got fired. Can’t do that on apprentice.
            As far as the candy recipe, actually, who knows, they might sell it in that store soon. It’d be a good idea.

          • Trippinhhard

            Yes it would sell, rarely do all on the teammates all agree on anything, but they all thought her candy was good and the best…

          • LogicalLeopard

            Exactly!

          • Trippinhhard

            You’re right and they could split the proceeds between all their charities

          • LogicalLeopard

            That’s true! I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen this…..it would have been great to time the release of both candies for the episode’s airing. Companies have done tie-ins with the show like that before.

          • Trippinhhard

            That’s a great ideal, someone should Facebook, Twitter or email them, that the public is interested in the candy…

          • LogicalLeopard

            Oh, I’m sure they are….I’ll keep watching their website. They might get a late start on it, but do it anyway. If I’m going to buy some high end chocolates, those are the sort of ones I’d like to buy.

          • Trippinhhard

            I don’t eat chocolate buy my family does, it breaks my face out.. I like chocolate covered raisins… But I can only eat a few every once in a while.. They probably going to be priced $15-25 a box, it will make a great gift..

          • LogicalLeopard

            I don’t do much more than the occasional raisinets or chocolate bar, but I’d actually consider buying these. Maybe for Valentines day, so I can eat half of them from my wife *L*

          • Trippinhhard

            Good for the both of you.. I don’t do valentine day.. I only celebrate Easter, thanksgivings and Christmas.. The rest in my head if you have to wait until those days to give or be nice to me no way..

          • LogicalLeopard

            That’s a very good way of looking at it!

          • Trippinhhard

            It’s all the man made holidays designed to make millions.. if I wait until Mother’s Day to call my mother or buy her something.. What did I do the other 264 day a year.. when I turned 18 I announced to my family, I wasn’t celebrating but three holidays and husband understood.. it’s how I treat you period is what counts, although my mother is dead, God knows I did everything I could to make her life easier, because she gave so much of her time to the 8 of us.. I couldn’t haeraised 8 kids, I would have lost my mind, twins was enough for me..

          • LogicalLeopard

            Oh, I totally agree. Valentine’s Day has a bit more significance to my wife and I, because it actually happens to be the anniversary of our first date. At the time, we were just friends and I was joking around about the whole White Castle promotion, where they offer candlelit dinners at their restaurants. I invited her and a couple other female friends to go, but the other two pulled out, and it was just us. But we didn’t end up going to White Castle, she wasn’t feeling well, so we settled on some pizza and conversation at her apartment.
            But we don’t make that much of a deal about it, and I dont’ even remember if we did anything last year. When we do, it’s mostly just to get away from the kids *L* But your method of operating regarding holidays is commendable. We should actually all do the same. There are so many man made holidays that don’t cause anything but poverty and heartbreak.

          • Trippinhhard

            It’s a special occasion for you and your wife.. You should Celebrate it, it’s an important day in your relationship.. Where I live if you don’t have reservation, you won’t be eating out that day.. Mother’s Day is the same ., Strange thing for Father’s Day, you can walk in anywhere and eat without a wait time.. I

          • LogicalLeopard

            We usually take some time out either on the day or the weekend, preferably, to do a little something. We’re easy to please, so it doesn’t really have to be fancy, just spending some time with each other.
            And yeahhhhhh, Father’s day is probably one of the most saddest holidays. *L* It isn’t anywhere near celebrated as Mother’s Day, you can get a restaurant anywhere. I don’t personally like to celebrate it myself, but my wife and kids do try to do something and take me out somewhere. But you know what the saddest thing is to me? Watching those fathers eating alone with their children, knowing that they don’t probably live under the same roof as their kids and just have custody for the weekend. And sometimes, the kids don’t really understand the significance of what’s going on, or just act like kids, and the father has to wrestle with trying to discipline them on a day where he just wants them to celebrate him. And probably wondering how much they have to celebrate.

          • Trippinhhard

            You’re going to make me cry, I’ve wished for the last 40yrs, I could just hug my daddy one more time.. He died when I was a teenager.. I just know this, I tell everyone that still have parents, to love them while they are still here.. There’s no could have or should gave, once their gone.. it’s just an empty hole in your heart.. I’ve seen the weekend father struggling with their kids, but I give them credit for spending time with them.. A child won’t remember the expensive things you bought, they will remember the time and the things you did together.. We are not promised tomorrow, so make each day count for something.

          • LogicalLeopard

            Sorry about that! My father died when I was a young teenager as well, but one thing I’ve learned that helped me to make peace is just to carry on with the things they taught you, and be the person that they’d want you to be. Well, with a caveat of course…..we’re our own person, and we don’t do everything like our parents would want it, but we still can live in a manner that would make them content if they were still on earth. And you’re absolutely right about the weekend fathers, that time, even though it may be difficult and frustrating at times, is still going to be thankful for that time.

          • Trippinhhard

            I know that’s right, I live by his words and I helped me thru my business dealings.. I’ve had to stand alone as he would say, but I’m not alone my Heavenly Father will be there before I arrive.. I went to the graveyard and told him, I did it, I retired at 40. I said from a child I was retiring at 40 and I had a plan, that no one could get me off of.. He only spoke a few words, but I lived my life by those words and knew he was proud of his baby.. Life is always fair, but no one every said it would be. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. Knowledge is power and he never lied, you can always learn something new in life..(((())) You know the pain and nothing us ever the sane at home

          • LogicalLeopard

            Well that’s great! And the best thing, when your father’s words live again, is when you pass them on to other people, and they bear fruit in their lives, and he has “children” that he didn’t imagine having!

          • Trippinhhard

            I know that’s right all the grandchildren know him from the children..

          • LogicalLeopard

            That even includes children not of his blood – when you pass your father’s words onto people who aren’t related from you, and they profit from them, it’s as if he “fathered” their success.

          • Trippinhhard

            Wow now we’re more than ever on the same page.. and let friends and foes know his words, because they were true and with plenty of wisdom… Somehing this younger genre is missing, is wisdom… Thank you and may God bless you, you know the pain, agony, but you also know the joy and the freedom it gives us all.

          • LogicalLeopard

            No problem, thank you for sharing your story, and God bless you as well! Yes, it’s an odd little fellowship, but it helps to be supportive with others who have known loss.

          • Trippinhhard

            I’ve seen loss suspend some people in time, they can’t cope with it and drugs and alcohol is their way of numbing the pain..They don’t realize after the alcohol and drugs wear off the pain is still there.. unfortunately you have to face it head on, and with Gods help it was get better, but you must still live.. strangest thing us can still hear in my head my fathers words..

          • LogicalLeopard

            Exactly, drugs and alcohol just freeze you where you are. They don’t allow you to grow, and you don’t actually move past the pain. There’s a theory that your maturity freezes at the point when you started abusing drugs/alcohol – because instead of learning the normal coping mechanisms most people learn, they use alcohol and drugs to escape. I’ve never heard a theory on grief and substance abuse, but I’d imagine it’s similar.

          • Trippinhhard

            You are so right, anytime you replace drugs and alcohol with whatever your problem is, the problem is still there.. Drugs and alcohol is never the answer to anything.. Whatever that problem is still there, when the high wear off

          • LogicalLeopard

            There’s a treatment center I used to work at that also offers grief counseling to their residents. I think they started that after I left, but it is a good idea, because so many people have substance abuse problems following tragic events.

          • Trippinhhard

            It’s the truth..

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          LoL … Trump was indeed a master at stirring the pot (and you never really knew what he was going to do). Of course many die-hard Apprenticianados still long for the original Apprentice when a REAL (very high paying) position at Trump’s Co. was the prize. I agree; Arnie seems forced. BTW, where’s my girl Tyra?

          • Trippinhhard

            Who Trya? I watched the last twenty minutes of the show.. I don’t care what people say, I like Vince Neil, I’ve seen him in concerts, before thedrinking took over his life.. I also can see Axl Rose in my head doing that little dance he used to do..Music is my gift to myself and everyone I know…Oh back on the subject Arnold is not a good replacement for Trump at all..He’s boring

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Tyra Bank$ (she’s one of boardroom “CEO’s”). Haven’t seen her since the first show.

          • Trippinhhard

            I only watched the last twenty minutes of the show.. I was flipping threw the channels, because nothing was good on.. I did know she was a part of the Boardroom…ummmm

        • Dani-K

          Trippin – I feel this year the celebrities’ hearts aren’t in it to win it. Not all of them, but certainly Carnie, Snooki and Eric were ready to go.

          • Trippinhhard

            I just watched a small portion of the show, but I was wondering who some of these people would call for money.. What iscPorsha charity— the underground Train LMFAO HeHeHe

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    I honestly don’t know why Brooke didn’t put her foot down and tell her husband that she ran the risk of being fired – not him.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      He’s too hot to argue wif:-) ♥ ♥ ♥

    • GetReal2014

      That was horrible of him to not sit on the back of the bike for a few minutes. He took macho too far.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    For me, we’re at that point on a competition reality tv show when you’re favorites are sent packing … and subsequently, there’s really no more need to watch:-( I say give the crown to Carson already and call it a day. The show needs a LOT of work and it feels like it’s just lacking something (and I don’t even think it’s Trump). For starters, they need to give each task the full two hours instead of cramming (and canning) two a week. I need more challenging tasks, concept and strategizing, and of course fighting among the celebs. The show was reportedly plagued with controversy and never ending re-edits … and it feels like it.

  • TartLemon

    It’s funny how some of these celebs confirm my impressions and others completely change them. I always considered Kyle on the lower average scale of normal intelligence – CONFIRMED! Porsha, on the other hand has completely surprised me. When first introduced on ATL, she was very young and obviously had lived a very sheltered and pampered life. In CA, Porsha has shown herself to have grown into a socially intuitive, aware and promising business woman. Having an idea and being able to execute it are completely different things. Kyle sucks. Even the concepts were very elementary. Porsha is good at seeing a bigger picture and how to achieve it. Lots of promise in Porsha.

    Carson, though, is still my favorite.

    • Dani-K

      Porsha is surprising me, too. She’s learning as she goes, but Kyle was more interested in image. When Patrick pointed out Kyle had not been called to the boardroom twice, I knew she was going home — even though I felt Brooke should have been sent packing. Porsha is the last HW standing.

      • TartLemon

        IMO, the choice to ‘terminate’ Kyle was the correct one. I don’t know why the ladies still allowed Kyle to run the show after ALL the preceding board rooms made it so obvious what a disaster she was. Kyle was project manager for the last task, but ones before that, too. Porsha and Lisa had some very valid ideas from start to finish, but for some strange reason, they all allowed Kyle’s idiocy to prevail. I’m not seeing anything so compelling and magical about Kyle’s personality to let her ruin EVERYTHING.

        • GetReal2014

          Totally agree, TartLemon. Kyle kept messing them up, but she was artful in slithering her way out of blame. Kyle was messing up big time.

  • Sunflower

    “Hmmmm…. there is something about Arnold”… that I like!
    I am always waiting for him to use one of his famous movie lines.
    This was the third time that Kyle found herself in the Boardroom…. and this was her time to be “terminated”. She really didn’t fight to stay on. Amazing how especially the women are not honest in bringing the right people to the boardroom or start crying when questioned who needs to be fired!
    I would always fight for my Charity…!!

    However, kudos to Kyle that after she was ex-terminated (pun intended)…, she still showed her Heart for Charity and came through with a $10,000 Check for Team Prima, which surely helped put them over the Top… winning the Challenge.
    #KyleIsCoolForCharityAfterAll

    Love the See’s Candie Stores. They are all over California. Shocked to find out that Warren Buffet owns them!

    • Trippinhhard

      I thought she gave that check in Porsha’s allotment, yes that was really good of her to do, and she looked happy doing it.. Kyle does have rich friends or Maureco clients, would have donated money.. Who can Porsha call for money Ricky Smiley surely won’t give much money at all.. I don’t know

      • Sunflower

        You never know who has real money… meaning who is rich.
        I never underestimate anyone when it comes to “riches”.
        It was very nice of Kyle and Mauricio to donate to Charity. They also brought their youngest daughter along… teaching her about “giving”..!!

        • Trippinhhard

          I didn’t see anyone but Kyle bring the money to Porsha and Porsha thanked hervsaying, Housewives stick together.. I caught the tail end of the show..Vince Bought in some major bucks for his team..

          • Sunflower

            Vince deserved the WIN.
            Niiiccceee

          • Trippinhhard

            Yes he did, but I felt some tension on his team.. Can you fill me in on it?

          • Sunflower

            Vince to me is a little uptight.
            Remember…. as the project manager he said that he alone would raise more than $300.000.
            After that of course, he got on the phone and his friends all verbally pledged their donations.
            The tension, I think, stems from the fact that his donations were coming in slowly.
            I would break out in a sweat myself…
            It was very important for him to win… because a good friend had recently died from an uncommon brain disease and he had pledge “to help find a cure”, that is why he chose this particular charity.
            Again… Happy for him!!

          • Trippinhhard

            Thank you I saw the last part and I saw even the strippers bringing in money..
            His money came from all walks of life.. He was close to tears talking about his friend, that didn’t do drugs, drink or smoke at all.. He did very good, Girl I remember the days when Vince was a hot looking piece of meat in those tight ass pants, singing his ass off. Oh my we all age and for all these rockers, stars and etc go thru, he looks goid to me…IJS

          • GetReal2014

            He sure did. His people came through in a big way.

          • Sunflower

            Forgot to tell you that Dorit and PK… from RHOBH… donated $80,000.

          • Trippinhhard

            That was for Boy George team and my he looks so good, clean and sober.. He looks like the Culture Clubs days. I was totally happy to see him looking so good and being in a good frame of mine..

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            Well you’re gonna love this… Culture Club will be performing in HWBH next week.

          • Trippinhhard

            I don’t watch none of them anymore but I’m going to have to watch and miss my favorite show Kids Chopped on Food Channel. I love some Chopped and the cooking shows, I’m not into the baking shows, because I rarely eat sweets and I rarely bake. I bake during The Christmas holidays with my grandsons, like my son and I use to do.. We bring a can of baked homemade cookies, pecan candy and my fantastic brownies are to die for. They cost $15.00 to bake a 12 by 9 pan.. I only make them 2-3 times a year. They are cooked in layers and so sweet and good, I have to give them away, because my ex and the rest would get up in the middle of the night stealing them.. Sydney is like me one or two is way enough but the are addictive.. I used to sell the for to raise money for whatever club, sports etc my kids or grandchildren was in and needed money for fundraising.. They always sell out and I’m never gave no one but my baby Sydney, not her twin brother the Ingredients and timing on them..101
            Thank you Bettie for letting me know about Boy George, he look so good and he’s charming and drug and alcohol free, for the first time since they came out.. Girl his concerts were so good live.. My sister and I would push our way to the stage..
            When we grew up it was ALL general admission, heck some slept overnight to get to be in the front row, but me being so tall band my sister held on to my back pocket until I pushed my way thru the crowds, they would be cursing at you but that meant nothing, getting to that stage or second row was all we were after., The would be passing weed around at his outside shows, and yes my sister would be smoking it, that Bitch kept the joint she was passing nothing around when he got it.. Oh my goodness the good old days were so different than now,,

          • BetteDavisEyez1

            I love brownies too. That’s why I can’t have them in the house. I turn into a pig. LOL!!

          • Trippinhhard

            I love those brownies but I can restrict myself, because I’ve been making them over 3 decades..

    • GetReal2014

      Kyle had been skating all along, and Brooke does pretty good with the Figure 8’s as well. I can’t believe she didn’t believe that she should’ve been fired. That was ridiculous for him to not want to sit on the back of a bike with his wife driving. They lost because of that and she didn’t feel she was responsible?

      • Why is this happening to us?

        I thought Brooke was responsible too. Her husband was “hired” as a model for the photo shoot. Shouldn’t he just do whatever they asked him to do? Why did he make such a big deal about being on the back of the bike? Me thinks he’s a diva. Smh. He should have just put his feelings aside and done what they wanted- it is for charity after all…

        • GetReal2014

          Brooke was the culprit, but it was Kyle’s responsibility to have her husband do the job he was hired to do. He should’ve done as asked and Brooke making excuses for him was sickening and lame.

          He came off as a diva to me too, and insecure. Sitting on the back of a bike isn’t debilitating, sitchoass down, if that’s what manhood means to you then you need a better and more complete definition.

          If my husband pulled that crap I would’ve been furious, not making excuses for his azz. Charity comes first, before ego. Someone should’ve told him that.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Brooke’s excuses for her husband were pretty pathetic and lame. I totally agree about the him coming off insecure. I guess he’s a diva because he was on Baywatch, etc. I would feel the same way if my husband pulled that crap. My husband would never do something like that if he knew it was for charity. He would have just went along with it and done whatever the team needed him to do. They should have just used another guy who was willing to sit on the back of the bike- that’s what I would have done if I were PM. I guess that’s how it becomes Kyle’s fault- she had the final say over the entire project. I thought Brooke should have went home, but I understand why Kyle was sent home too.

          • GetReal2014

            Especially when she told him upfront what the task was about. Yes, Kyle ultimately was responsible though. All she had to do was hire an actor or pick someone off the street. Who wouldn’t take a picture? She let Brooke derail her vision and for that, she should’ve gone home. I would’ve been ticked if I was Kyle, but she just accepted that bad decision. I was glad to see her go, especially considering how she had a hand in past failures.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That’s true. Kyle apparently offered suggestions for the previous tasks and they never won any of them, so I think it was definitely time for her to go. Kyle should have stood her ground with Brooke- she seems like a people pleaser and will do whatever as long as she stays in good graces with the other women. I don’t think she is a strong enough leader to do well in this game. I think as far as the women go, Laila Ali and Lisa Leslie look like the strongest players. I guess we will see!

          • GetReal2014

            Yes to all of this.

            It’s funny watching these shows because you get a greater insight into their characters. Me personally, I like Lisa Leslie the best, as she IMO has the most common sense. Laila is good too, but I don’t like her smug attitude. She seems to think too highly of herself and I didn’t like the way she went after Lisa L.

            To me, that is a punk move when people continue to go after one person in a gang up. That “argument” or “debate” she had with Lisa was unnecessary, nonsensical and unwarranted.

            After Porsha I want her to go. Being a champion in the ring does not equate to being a champion of moral character.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Yes, you are so right about Laila. She’s always had a smug, “tough girl” attitude. She seems to do a lot of reality shows and she always acts the same way, so I think that’s the real Laila. She was on Celebrity Wife Swap a while back and she runs her household like the military. She is a perfectionist and completely OCD about how she runs her home-she keeps a very tight/strict daily schedule and they are allowed to eat only healthy meals. I don’t think the kids are allowed to be kids from what I remember.
            Your last sentence is so accurate- “A champion in the ring doesn’t equate to being a champion of moral character.” So true!
            I’m not taking away from her the fact that she works and trains hard, but I don’t think she would have been as successful if she weren’t Mohammed Ali’s daughter. She would have just been any other female boxer. I’m sure she was given many more opportunities because of her dad. I only think she will do well on CA because you can tell that she is the type of person who doesn’t like to lose…

          • GetReal2014

            This is the first time I’ve seen her in anything and I wanted to root for her, but not with that high-handed attitude and better-than-thou persona.

            I love Celebrity Wife Swap and hope to catch her on that. That show allows you to see many aspects of their character and some of them don’t come off looking too good.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            She was on Wife Swap a few years ago I think. Sometimes they have reruns on Lifetime TV. I love that show too because you really get to see what goes on in their households and some really don’t come off looking too good! She has also been on some shows on Food Network I believe. I see her on lots of different reality shows, so I guess her manager gets her out there. I think she is also coming out with a cookbook soon.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    I liked that Kyle still donated to Porsha just a week after being fired & I noticed that Dorit & PK came thru to support Boy George. He (BG) did raise a lot for his team.
    It has to really sting for Arete to raise over $300k & it go to the other team.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    No ones cares