by Kathy Carberry
This week’s task was to create a thirty-second commercial and a ten-second internet commercial featuring Right Guard Total Defense 5.
The ladies chose Holly Robinson Peete as their project manager. The men picked Curtis Stone to lead them the way. Both teams hit the ground running because both teams had strong project managers. They had some help from NBA greats, Scottie Pippin and Clyde Drexler. Scottie went to work for the ladies and Clyde hung out with the guys.
Both teams did a terrific job and came up with strong ads. They each had their own unique style and brand of humor. Still, getting there wasn’t easy. Bret Michaels was preoccupied with his daughter’s health. It seems the nine year old may have inherited dad’s diabetes. The guys rallied to support the rocker as they all delved into the current challenge. Cyndi Lauper was on a mission to meet President Obama and didn’t return until later in the task. She made her suggestions a little late in the game. This didn’t sit well with Holly.
The men stayed calm and were confident in their success. The ladies were a bit nervous and had a bit of a glitch in the system. Holly was not impressed with Maria Kanellis’s editing skills.
In the boardroom Donald Trump seemed more impressed by the men’s efforts. The Right Guard execs felt the same. The men win this one! So, one of the ladies had to go. Donald considered both Cyndi and the ailing Sharon Osbourne exempt. This left Holly, Selita, and Maria to face the chopping block. So what happened? In the end Donald felt that Selita was too low key to continue in the cutthroat business of Celebrity Apprentice. Selita was fired. However, the big surprise of the evening was when Michael Johnson left to attend to some personal matters regarding his son. We wish him well.
I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with the lovely Selita following her departure from the show. I asked her if she made any lasting friendships during her time on the show. Surprisingly, she would like to stay in touch with both Maria and Holly. She also mentioned Sinbad as a friend she would like to keep.
I asked her if she would consider appearing on another reality show? She laughed and said “Definitely not.” She said she had all the reality she could stand.
As a Chicago Bulls fan from way back, I had to ask her how she liked working with Scottie Pippin. She said he was great to work with and very laid back. He didn’t mind doing the tough physical stuff for the ad, all in all he was very helpful. I always knew Scottie was cool.
It was good to hear from Selita. She seems likeable and good natured. It’s too bad she had to go. We wish her well.