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Last week on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, the teams jetted out
of New York City on board Mr Trump's personal aeroplane.
For your task this week, both teams will create a photo experience
promoting Universal Orlando Resort.
On team Power,
project manager Omarosa pushed the envelope with an ambitious plan.
This is what we looking at.
Three distinct walls, three different spaces.
That's way too much to do in a short, short amount of time.
But on Plan B, project manager Dee Snider decided to keep it simple.
Every time we do any task,
they say, "You didn't use your celebrity enough."
I would love to have cut-outs of all six of us.
On the day of the presentation,
team Power was feeling the wrath of Omarosa.
I've never seen the web shooter in a movie.
I'm trying to make it authentic.
If you say something negative to her, the venom comes out.
In the boardroom, tensions rose on Plan B.
Gary is very dear, he's a lot of fun, but he's very distracting.
When was I distracting?
Are you now unhappy with Marilu?
No, I just understand what she is and where she's coming from.
And when the results were announced, an emotional Omarosa broke down.
You won 40,000 in honour of Michael.
I just miss him so much.
But not everyone on her team was buying it.
I truly believe that she's using this as a card
to manipulate herself through the game and soar to the top.
That right there was like an Oscar-winner right here.
Back in the boardroom, Dee Snider fell on his sword.
As the person who ultimately made the decision to use that concept,
I feel that I am the marked man.
Dee, you're fired.
-You did fabulous.
That was just too much, that moment.
-When she was crying, there was no tears coming out.
-I was trying to
-look around me to see that.
-That's why I was going like that.
She recovers quickly.
Omarosa might be the best actress here.
We all saw her performance in the boardroom.
I've never seen tearless cry scenes.
Sucks to say it, but it seemed like she was faking it.
So who's coming back in the door? Who do you think?
I think he's going to get rid of Dee because it was Dee's idea.
I mean, it has to be the project manager.
I don't want to see Dee got.
I don't want to see Dee go either.
Somebody's back. Gary came back.
I told y'all.
In the boardroom, I knew that I'd hurt Gary's feelings,
it's just that I'm a real straight shooter,
and I can't be the first person who has said these things about him.
I know you're mad. I know.
Sometimes you're distracting.
You know that.
But all I'm saying is that, you know, sometimes
the noises, and the stuff, and the personal space and stuff,
it's sometimes very distracting.
I mean, you have the biggest heart in the world.
-I know that about you.
You have a great, huge, big heart.
I know. I've healed a lot of people in many ways.
Oh, healed, yeah.
And that's what happens when you go to the supernatural and spiritual
realm and you get injected with love from angels.
-And I have angelic love in my heart that I give to everyone.
-'The water's under the bridge.'
Everything's fine. I'm an angel in an earth suit.
I tried to talk her into going to Texas with me to ride a horse
backwards but she vetoed that.
I'm kidding, I'm kidding!
My charity is called the Sue Duncan Children's Center,
which is on the south side of Chicago,
and Sue Duncan is a wonderful woman
who actually mentored my late fiance,
Michael Clarke Duncan.
Well, Serenity is one of the students who was in our programme.
She's an 11th grader.
Honestly, I don't think I would be where I am now if it wasn't for
Sue Duncan and her family. I've recently received 32 on ACT.
Oh, wow. I'm so proud of you and Michael left the centre
to go on to do big things,
including getting nominated for an Oscar, and I expect
really big things from you.
Kids at the programme actually made a poster for you.
Oh, there's my baby.
And a bunch of the little kids signed their names.
Look at my honey.
'It just means so much to me.'
To be able to honour his legacy.
Michael was my biggest cheerleader and he would be so excited,
especially for the kids.
I wanted to just have you all come and see the work that we're doing,
and I have just a gift for you.
40,000 for the Sue Duncan Children's Center.
-Wow. Wow. Wow.
-This is for you all.
This is going to go a long way.
We've operated on much less.
The centre meant a lot to Michael and it means the world to me
to be playing and continue to just honour his legacy.
-All right, thank you for coming.
-Good morning, Mr Trump.
We're standing in the Paley Center for Media, a really beautiful place,
and, by the way, Trace, welcome back.
-Thank you, sir.
-You'll be working with Crystal Light,
a really great company, they've been with us before.
They've made a lot of money with The Apprentice.
A lot. Tiffany, tell us about the task.
Thank you, Donald.
It's time to rethink your drink with the zero calorie,
customisable flavour of new Crystal Light Liquid.
You will be helping us launch this product by writing,
directing and acting
in a five-minute mini soap opera that dramatises
Crystal Light Liquid.
We'll be judging your Crystal Light soap opera and determining
the winner based on the following criteria - audience reaction,
creativity, execution and brand messaging.
To help you out, soap opera legends Jack Wagner
and Susan Lucci will each be assigned to one of your teams
to consult with and star in your scenes.
Performing a soap opera for a live audience,
that's a natural for many of you,
and probably not for others.
My advisers today are Ivanka, and our winner...
Boy, you were a real winner, huh?
-Great winner of Celebrity Apprentice, Arsenio Hall.
He's gone on to very big things, including getting his own show.
He's going to do great with his show, by the way.
Don't leave me hanging, DT, thank you.
He's going to do great. OK.
Select your project managers.
-You're the natural.
-I know I'm the natural, but we need a director.
I am served best as an actor.
-Somebody's got to step up.
-I'll do the Project managing, I'll do it.
You guys are going to work... We're all going to work together.
-I'm your director.
-Are you guys done over there?
-Come on. I think you should do it.
-I would take it.
-I would, but I think you...
-Dennis, who's your project manager?
-La Toya, very good.
I think it's Stephen Baldwin, sir.
The project manager of the winning team
will receive 20,000 for his or her charity.
And Crystal Light would like to add
-30,000 to that donation.
That's great. So 50,000 to the project manager's charity
of the winning team. The losing team,
somebody on that team will be fired, and it's never pleasant.
-'This is an acting challenge'
and Plan B's got a soap star,
they've got Gary Busey, Marilu Henner, who is on everything,
and they've got Stephen Baldwin, who is part of, like,
Hollywood royalty, pretty much.
And then on our side, we have a former NBA player
who married himself and wore a wedding dress,
we've got Brandy, who was on Baywatch.
She was awesome in the slow motion scenes.
MUSIC: Baywatch Theme
So I'm a little bit worried. Little bit.
Go out, do a great job, have fun.
Plan B in the house.
-I'd like everyone to read the dossier for themselves,
if you don't mind.
My strategy for being a project manager this time around
will entail being far more dominant.
And by the way, when the Crystal Light executives
show up, I'd like to mediate the conversation.
'So I'm looking forward to being like a real'
just kind of Gordon Gekko ruthless psycho.
All rolled into one.
Hello. How are you?
-Hey, Adam, nice to see you.
-Hey, Tiffany, how are you doing?
-I love your dress.
What is two or three of the key points of what needs to be
communicated in the messaging in regard to the branding?
It's got to be on brand, which Tiffany can talk about,
and then it's got to introduce the product in a way
that makes people want to try it.
So Crystal Light is a vibrant brand.
We're optimistic, we're light-hearted.
That's who Crystal Light is.
And so Crystal Light Liquid is a line extension of that trademark.
It's really all about this idea of zero calorie flavour customisation.
That sounds to be very important.
I work in marketing myself.
A lot of people don't know that.
'Stephen Baldwin is really funny.'
He does seem to think that everyone around him
is breathtakingly stupid.
So I get a glass of water and I squeeze as much of it in, or not,
so is that what you're saying?
Well, thank you all for your...
-Good luck, guys. Thank you very much.
-Have a good day.
-'I think Stephen is sweet'
And those are two really good qualities.
Doesn't stop me from making fun of him.
Lil Jon, I'd like for you to be the director.
-I'd like very much for...
-He's right there.
I do have concerns about Dennis
being on the team,
and the concerns are will he be there, will he show up?
I don't know. That remains to be seen.
Omarosa, stage manager.
I want to be in it.
Well, you could possibly be in it, too.
I did tonnes of soaps, so...
-Does the stage manager not act?
-Because I want to.
-I would like to see you in it.
Before you cast, why don't we come up with a script before you decide
-who's going to be in it?
-Well, yeah, I thought of that.
It's odd to cast for something that we haven't written yet.
Our project manager, even before we knew
what the script would be,
had decided that I was going to be
relegated to some menial task
and not acting, and I had to let her know that I had soap experience,
in fact I was featured on the cover of Soap Opera Digest. Yay me!
Let's come together really quickly.
Let's come up with just the story.
-Once we have the story...
-Yeah, but I think we should consider...
I think that we should use housewives.
This whole housewife thing is big.
It's hot, and they all do the same thing.
They flip tables, they smack each other, they throw water.
They are like human soap operas.
And so I just want to consider building on that.
-So now we have to think of...
-The best thing to do is work on
trying to see which of the Housewives we can get.
'Omarosa tries to make your life miserable
'if things don't go her way.'
Always just starting trouble.
I tried to ignore her,
but she would not allow me to because she kept
interrupting and kept interrupting.
Who specifically is working on the script?
Who's working on set design?
Let us do the story first and then the set design will come second.
You may think because you feel that I'm soft-spoken that you can take
advantage of me. It's not going to happen.
Not this time.
I think right now what we're doing is we're just overthinking things
and just rushing through it.
We should relax and take our time and just put something together.
This week, we have to perform a soap opera
for Crystal Light Liquid.
Our flavours were strawberry,
lemonade and mango passion fruit.
It's so tough.
'The creative was a bit shaky.'
The idea of the Housewives thing really wasn't coming through.
That was Omarosa's one idea.
We were having a really hard time
trying to come up with a great concept.
If we have Jack Waggoner,
he walks in and she goes, "Are you my father?"
I've got my cues. I'm good.
So think of ridiculous lines that they say from soaps.
The Jack dude is older, right?
He tells Brandy he's her dad,
and then he also tells Brandy
he had an affair with a black woman and this is her sister.
You guys being sisters is funny as hell.
Yeah, but that's impossible.
OK. So now we have a framework, so are we all excited now?
We feel a little bit more optimistic?
Yeah, I feel better about it.
It took a little time to get our
concept going, but we got it now.
We're going to turn this into a soap opera
by using certain lines that you find
in most of your major soap operas.
We're going big, we're going over the top.
Maybe we can even tell the audience at the beginning,
every time you hear...
-You must take a drink of Crystal Light.
That's pushing the product all the way.
'Brandy and myself came up with the idea of putting the audience to
'participate. It's all about them'
feeling like they are part of the actual soap opera.
We will definitely win if we do that.
-That's so cute.
-Everybody, thank you.
-Play the music, Jon.
A few of the things to stress in the writing of our story are
How do we write that in there?
Going to the one liquid, let's use romance as a code word for drama.
We are going to represent... Today, we have...
Crystal Light Liquid will be playing the part of romance.
Maybe you go further and everything is adjustable.
You go like this and say,
"Let's watch to see with this much passion,"
and then you come in and go,
"Hello. How are you? Very nice to meet you."
And then you go, "Let's try it with this!"
And they come in and just instantly start making out.
And I don't care who makes out with whom.
I want to make out with Susan Lucci.
I would say Trace and Gary for making out.
Well, you're not, that's the good news.
You're good, Penn.
Sure enough, Penn Jillette comes
along with a very cool concept.
You customise your own Crystal Light.
That will bring down the house.
'Now, the executives from Crystal Light say,'
"The idea of doing that and referencing romance
"was something that we totally disagreed with,"
you'll be seeing Penn back in the boardroom with me.
We're doing good, guys.
They're hosting almost like a cocktail party.
It's going to be a living room scene, so that makes it easier,
so we got that kind of stuff.
Clothes are at the same time as the props.
So do you want me and Dennis to get the props?
-Can I go with them since y'all are going to stay and write?
No, cos you're going to be helping us write.
You already have the concept.
Why do you need me to stay and write?
Because they're working together as a team, as a group,
and I want you to stay here to write.
Those two are going shopping, not you.
I like the little bass in your voice, La Toya.
# Beat it! #
No, I just don't want anybody trying to run over me
-so that I have to tell her what to do.
-No, no, no, bull.
This is a team effort.
We're all working together.
-I'm just offering my help.
-Please be quiet.
Oh, no, no. You're not going to tell me to be quiet.
-I'm talking. I want you to be quiet.
-You're going to be respectful.
You can say whatever you want, but you're not going to disrespect me.
Let's get that straight.
Don't ever tell me to be quiet, La Toya. You will be respectful.
-You're project manager, but you're not going to disrespect me.
-I am always respectful.
Who is the most disrespectful person sitting in this room right now?
-You tell me.
-You're being disrespectful.
-That's not good leadership.
-I'm asking you a question.
-Look up good leadership.
Being disrespectful is not good leadership.
Look it up and take notes.
I am not going to let you run over me.
Being disrespectful will never work for me.
It was crazy when La Toya
stood up and put her hand
on her hip and cocked her neck.
When a black woman does that, you know you got problems.
-I will take you down...
-I don't disrespect you.
-..if you disrespect me.
-What kind of lady is that,
-that would take me down?
-What kind of lady would tell you to be quiet?
I'm a grown woman. I run a company.
I run half of the West Coast for OK! magazine.
You're not going to talk to me like I'm four years old.
Guys, she runs a company and half of the West Coast.
-OK, then I think a leader...
-They know that.
-A leader motivates.
You're demotivating your team now.
Get control of your team.
Get control of your team.
It escalated even more
because Omarosa stood up as well
and cocked her neck and put her hand on her hip,
and we were all just sitting there quiet, like, "Wow."
-I am not your staff.
-Get it straight.
-It's always the same.
-I am not your staff.
It is always the same.
Cos you'll never take me down.
Can we start working on the script and get that done?
Thank you. Next time you fix your mouth, telling me to be quiet,
you will think again.
Maybe it's better just to separate.
That's some thinking. It's probably better to get her out of here.
You better think strategically, Boo,
cos you are on the wrong side of Omarosa today.
When we go in the boardroom, girl, don't you worry.
-Let's wait until we go there.
-Let's do it.
-Now you be quiet.
-You're such a lovely person.
Think about it. Oh, my God.
Try to be a leader.
'La Toya really just checked Omarosa.'
It was nice.
You know when you see the bully that bullied some of your friends,
but then they got knocked the hell out?
It was kind of like that.
All right, let's roll.
I think La Toya knows that the rest of us have her back.
-That evil witch better not step foot in my house.
Omarosa's fiance passed away not long ago.
He had a heart attack. I'm sure she gave it to him.
Oh, my God, I'm being punked by a Jackson.
Our project manager gave me absolutely no instruction.
She just sent me out.
She kicked me out of the room.
So after the fireworks,
Claudia and I went off to go,
and we had very important things to do.
Hey, Lil Jon, it's Omarosa.
-Hi. Can you ask our project manager to send us
a list of specific things that she wants for the scene?
We had to dash off to Lord & Taylor
to choose the costumes and the dresses
that would be utilised in our soap opera.
240. That's Dynasty all day long.
OK, let's check with our project manager.
Let me just ring our project manager for some direction, shall we?
-Yes, can you hear us?
-We are in the store and we're trying to get direction.
Does she want long or short for her dresses?
It's a cocktail. Get them long.
Can we get a direction on sizes?
You know, Omarosa, whatever size you are, get your size and then...
OK, I'm going to send you two gowns right now.
OK, you can get...
Here comes the picture right now to your phone.
-You see. We got direction.
And sometimes that's all you need.
Omarosa called for direction on every single decision.
I see there's a method to her madness.
She's doing it because
if the fault lies with anything that we purchased,
she can always say, "Well, La Toya, you approved this."
This way none of the responsibility will fall on her.
We just need a little more direction.
We're having a problem with sizes.
She doesn't need more direction. I told her.
-What we're sending you are the dresses...
-That's a lie.
-'How much are the dresses?'
-They're about 250 apiece.
That's fine. Get the two dresses.
-All right, bye-bye.
She said she needed direction.
You know I just told them what to get,
and she's saying I won't give her on size.
You guys heard me tell her the two sizes.
Oh, yeah. 'Omarosa is a bit...'
toxic, and it kind of ruins the team unity.
She sucks the energy out of people.
What do they call that when you suck the energy out of people?
I don't like this game she's playing.
-You said it a million times, the sizes.
-Yeah, it's Omarosa.
I'm the PM, but as the director,
I want to understand what my options are.
So beat one is IT guy, blah blah blah,
this flavour with a housewife.
Beat two is cowboy shows up.
He's the cowboy there to fix the pool.
I come in a little bit later.
Gary comes in, and there's some big confrontation?
-You're having an affair with Trace.
-I'm the jealous wife.
You would obviously be Lisa's husband.
-Let's go to Vegas.
-And I think we have screaming and passion.
Then last scene is out of a Harlequin romance novel.
And you making out with Susan Lucci. That's where this is all going!
It's fantastic. It's great.
Look at you, babelicious.
Hi. Look who's talking.
Trace Adkins, how are you?
-I'm so happy to meet you.
-Very nice to meet you.
'Susan Lucci. Wow.'
What a sweet, classy lady, man.
She's everything that you thought she might be.
When you come out, she's turned into you.
All of a sudden, Trace comes in, bam,
like Stella, but it's like Crystal!
Rips his shirt off so he's naked.
You guys end up together.
-Are you OK with me picking you up?
-I won't drop you, I promise.
-I bet you won't.
'I appreciate beauty in any form.'
Good horse flesh, beautiful mountains, landscapes.
I think it's amazing.
And beautiful women.
I will just gently scoop you up into my arms.
-Oh, my big beautiful hunk of a cowboy!
I want everybody to raise your glass and take a drink...
-Take a sip.
-Right on cue!
-There he is!
-Hi, Jack. How are you? I'm La Toya.
Pleased to meet you. Good to see you.
Our actor, Jack Wagner, finally comes in.
-So this is the product?
-Yeah, this is the product.
There you go.
How many times do you get to work
with a soap opera legend?
He's a cool guy, man.
I'm glad we actually got Jack.
I love Jack Wagner.
We could start rehearsing.
Yeah. For sure.
Then Alexis screams.
You scream bloody murder, and you faint.
What's up, y'all?
We were so delighted when our boardroom adviser,
Arsenio Hall, stopped by to visit.
Doing good, baby?
'So, to get feedback from him as a Celebrity Apprentice
'winner was outstanding.'
Let's talk about this thing.
-You're in charge.
-Yes, I'm in charge.
How's it going?
It's going good. Our setting is a Crystal Light party.
Sort of like a cocktail party at home.
We have all these guests coming over to the house,
but every time you hear dun-dun-DUN, we all drink our Crystal Light.
I know your business background, but did you act when you were a kid?
I've always been into Shakespearean theatre.
In fact, after The Apprentice, I went on Passion soap opera,
but I had to fight to be a part of the acting core.
Here it is, Arsenio. We didn't know.
We didn't have a script just yet, so how can you appoint certain people
if you don't have a script just yet?
That's a rewrite. Thank you.
Team Power, from the time I walked in the room, I felt tension.
As a project manager, I'm afraid for La Toya.
I don't know if she can handle Omarosa.
Omarosa, what do you think?
-You just bought it.
I thought you were going to play games with me.
-No, conniving witch.
-I've known you 20 years.
You're a real soft creature.
I've never heard you use the word conniving for any woman.
Well, we just got into a big fight.
I'm not going to allow her to walk over me, because once she does it,
she thinks she can continue to do it.
If this doesn't go well,
who do you have to bring in on the carpet and try by fire?
I know Omarosa will be one.
I know it's going to be a fight, but I'll fight back.
This sounds like... I don't want to mess up a good story, but...
-Excuse me, one moment.
-Yes, of course. Please.
I knew I liked you, Arsenio.
It's so good to see you.
Mr Jillette, tell Arsenio what this is about.
The Crystal Light Liquid, you can decide how much you want to put in,
a little or a lot.
So we decided that we would compare the amount of flavour in the water
to the amount of romance in a soap opera.
When you think about this format, you want a crescendo to...
-Like the fireworks over at Disneyland.
So it's an analogy between flavour and romance.
We want it to just be that over-the-top soap opera thing,
-and how do you make it fun?
-You guys are cruising.
Good luck, God bless.
Nice to meet you, ones I don't know, and see you, that I do know.
Initially, you think happy equals success.
But Plan B lost last week,
so happiness doesn't always equal success.
OK. So should we go with a little bit?
-Let's try it.
-She's going to go on stage.
At the end of the evening, there was only an hour left to task.
We're all trying to rehearse
and get this thing down.
The doorbell rings.
Welcome to my Crystal Light Liquid party!
-So we'll come in like this.
What are you doing here?
-You said you never wanted to see me again.
We were going along with the task and I got a call from home
that one of the tabloid news magazines
was going to air the 911 tape from the night that my honey,
Michael Clarke Duncan,
had a fatal heart attack.
I had to discreetly remove myself to go and deal with this issue.
Then leave it there.
There we are in the middle of rehearsing,
Omarosa is playing her part - villain -
and all of a sudden, she decides that, "OK, something came up.
"I have an emergency. I have to leave."
She explains to me and I say, "OK, go do what you need to do."
Where did she go?
Are you talking about Omarosa?
She's got some...issues right now.
-She went home to the hotel.
'Omarosa plays a pretty big role in this production.
'She plays herself, the villain.
'She fought for that role.'
What are we going to do now?
Here we are, guys. We have to start right away cos we're short people,
as you guys all know.
For our soap opera,
it's the day of the performance
and there's no Omarosa.
So Miss Saboteur is gone.
-What did you call her?
-Is she gone?
-She ain't here, so...
She didn't show up? That makes it even worse.
That makes it worse on her, not on us.
Omarosa, she's a gem.
I think she's going to sabotage this whole deal.
That's what it looks like.
Claudia, if she shows up, you're still doing her role.
She told us no. We all know it.
Omarosa had the role
of the evil villain.
I got to be a villain today?
I've never been a villain before.
At the end of the day, she left,
so Claudia took the ball and decided to do Omarosa's role.
-I also stole your strawberry lemonade?
-Why wouldn't I?
Claudia played a great evil nemesis.
Crystal Light Liquid passion fruit mango.
'And because Omarosa wasn't there,'
we actually had a great time.
But what brought you a vibrant,
It's just a tongue twister!
'We think it's pretty funny'
for La Toya to write
some of her lines on her hand.
Make sure you look at the crowd too, like...
'That's the way to nail the name of the product.'
So you don't have to really stress on it.
Mango... What is it?
-Peach lemonade. I
Edit that out.
We're going to rehearse, kids.
Casual. Let's walk through the blocking and the beats.
You're the other woman.
-Baby, I can explain.
So you're the guy that stole my wife.
Who are you?
What's there not to love
about Gary Busey?
Who are you?
He's fabulously brilliant.
Who are you?
And he's not, you know, so disconnected as everybody thinks.
He's a nutty professor, but he's smarter than everybody thinks.
'You know what, I'm an actress.
'You can't imagine the people I've had to make out with.'
Some great ones.
Burt Reynolds comes to mind.
But not Gary Busey.
Crystal Light Liquid allows you to customise your beverage.
I felt compelled,
mostly as the director, not the project manager,
to just let it flow.
I need, "Mm! Delicious."
OK, we get the idea.
-I think we have to add a little...
As the director, guys,
I'm going to give you these beats that I think will amp up the comedy.
-Is that cool?
Let's put a lot of flavour in this next one.
Stop. Yes, Lisa?
I said use the iced tea this time because this time
I turn into Susan Lucci.
In business, sometimes making
a decision is more important than the decision you make.
And Stephen Baldwin certainly takes that to the nth degree.
I'm going to try not to stop this now, guys.
Go ahead, Penn.
And it's zero calories.
Stop. I'm going to give Penn another note.
That kind of aggressive claim of power, I don't take seriously.
When I get home tonight to my room, I will laugh about it.
Should we invite Susan to the middle?
Trace! You're killing me.
Let's do that again. Everybody back to their positions.
Stephen's being Stephen,
he's going to try you.
He's going to try your patience.
The iron foreheaded man.
I'll be so glad when we do this for real so he can't stop this.
Let's go tech rehearse.
Come on, guys.
I think this is so good it's going to be fine.
He can't mess this up. No way.
I'm already making adjustments of what we're not going to use.
-A certain end table, the extra chair. We don't know.
I love you to death, but as the stage manager,
don't speak in a way where you've made a decision that ultimately lies
You just said I'm already thinking about what I'm not...
-You know what I'm saying?
If I decide to leave it all on and y'all have to work it out,
-that's my decision.
-OK, no worries. Absolutely. You're right.
Stephen, you be nice to Marilu or I'm going to kill you.
Correct me if I'm wrong. In a Broadway production,
does the stage manager override the director?
-OK, just checking.
'Stephen is an actor playing the role of a director.'
It's, like, OK. And the Emmy goes to...
Everybody go back to the rehearsal space
and rehearse from there, please.
Thank you, Stephen. You're a wonderful director.
-Let's do it.
-Guys, let's go.
Guys, right after this rehearsal,
we've got to get to D.
Dennis, you going to be OK with these light guys?
-Dennis! I need for you to time it, OK?
The minute Claudia walks out, start timing.
-timed anything with a
-Let's do it.
I see your spies have been spying in my closet.
Why are you even here, Crystal?
'So we're rehearsing our performance,
'and lo and behold,'
guess who just shows up out of nowhere.
The wicked witch of the Midwest.
She's the fly in my soup.
She's the dent in my Bentley.
She's the hair in my iced tea.
I wasn't going to let you guys down. I had to get here.
-Got to love it, right?
She did a great Houdini yesterday and all of a sudden now,
she popped back up again, out of the blue,
just before she had to go on stage.
It's just so predictable, what she does.
Any more space down there?
'I knew she would pop up at the last minute to say'
that she was there. She did it just in time where she didn't have to
perform the play, because she's afraid.
She knows the other girls act better than she does.
Let's face it, Brande's adorable. She's not.
Are you all ready to have some fun today?
Don't drink all of your Crystal Light
because we have some crowd interaction
we want you to do during our soap opera.
Whenever you bring the crowd in
and you make them interact with you doing a performance,
they love that.
And we got the product out to the audience.
That's what's going to take us over the top.
Hi, everybody. Welcome.
Thank you for coming and good morning.
We would like to present to you our Crystal Light Liquid soap opera.
So when you hear this sound...
..please take a sip of your Crystal Light Liquid. Now...
Please sit back and enjoy The Days Of Crystal Light Liquid.
I love customising my Crystal Light Liquid.
I can put a little bit of my strawberry lemonade
and a lot of my mango passion fruit.
Welcome to my Crystal Light Liquid party!
What are you doing here?
You said you never wanted to see me again.
And you brought her. DUN-DUN-DUN!
I could see the executives sitting out in the front row.
I could see Ivanka and Arsenio,
and I loved that I saw Arsenio out there with a big smile on his face.
I'm here because I have something very, very important to tell you.
Did that pregnant man have another baby?
I'm going to tell Crystal...the truth.
-Oh, come in!
Welcome to my Crystal Light Liquid party!
I see your spies have been spying in my closet.
Well, I see that your shoes don't match your dress.
They were on sale.
A lot has happened since I've last seen you all.
I've been in a plane crash,
train crash, boat crash,
and an angry hairy old lady shot me and I got amnesia.
SHE GASPS, DUN-DUN-DUN!
But what brought his light-hearted, vibrant, optimistic memory back?
It was Crystal Light Liquid Mango Passion Lemonade
and Crystal Light Strawberry Liquid Lemonade.
'Oh, my God.
'Do you know how bad it is for the project manager
'to get the product name wrong?
'This is a branding task.'
If you get nothing else right,
get the name of the product
and the flavours correct.
After years of amnesia, several things came back to me.
First of all, Crystal, you have a sister.
THEY GASP, DUN-DUN-DUN!
A twin sister.
THEY GASP, DUN-DUN-DUN!
This production of Days Of Crystal Light Liquid
was brought to you by Team Power
and Crystal Light Liquid,
the zero-calorie, guilt-free drink with fabulous FLA-VOUR!
I think the audience and the executives,
I think they loved our performance.
But the weakest contributor on our team was definitely Omarosa.
She left whenever she felt like it,
she came when she felt like it, and all she did when she was there was
disrupt and distract.
All right, my stars.
Let's go rock 'em out.
We did as much as we possibly could do
in the amount of time we had to do it.
And it's performance day.
Magic is going to happen.
Here we go. Take your positions, please.
We get to perform for people and we get to make people laugh and have a
good time. Like, what's better than that?
Good morning, and welcome to Crystal Guiding Days Of Our Lights,
brought to you
by Crystal Light Liquid Blueberry Raspberry and Iced Tea.
Crystal Light Liquids allows you to customise your drink,
decide just how much flavour is in each glass.
We're going to let the Crystal Light
represent the amount of romance we have in each scene.
Let's start off our soap opera a little bit light.
That is so vibrant and refreshing.
-Who's at my door?
Hello. Are you Crystal?
I'm supposed to meet Crystal.
Yes, I'm Crystal.
I'm here to work on your computer.
-And where is your computer?
It's in the bedroom.
So you get the idea.
I think we need just a little more romance.
Howdy, little lady.
I'm from Cowboy Pool Service.
I don't have a pool.
But I sure could use a cowboy pool guy.
Ivanka is so beautiful,
but there's one moment when she's just like this.
-Kind of very stoic and I thought, "Oh,
-Tell me more.
-No, I think I'll just sing it to you.
# Crystal, there's a crystal pool of light in your eyes. #
So you're the other woman!
-Who are you?
-I can explain this.
Listen to me, you're the guy that stole my wife.
Who are you?
Just having Gary Busey walk on stage is a win.
As a matter of fact, we probably wasted a lot of time writing this.
We probably should have said Crystal Light Liquid
and then have Gary run around the stage like a monkey.
OK, let's kick it.
Oh, I feel FABULOUS.
I think I'm going to go change into something even more fabulous.
SOFT MUSIC PLAYS
Oh, my big, beautiful hunk of cowboy!
Everybody gets 20 gold stars.
Everybody did great. Everybody delivered.
as the project manager, if we lose,
all responsibility falls on Penn Jillette.
That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
So we saw some pretty interesting sketches.
What did you think of La Toya's team?
I thought they were very creative in taking the classic soap opera
and the drama of a soap opera.
They really had a lot of energy.
Brande was very into her role.
I thought she did a great job of making it engaging and entertaining.
What about the negatives?
The focus on brand messaging might have been a little bit confused with
how many times can I say the name of the product.
The product wasn't central to the story itself.
The part where the audience would drink along
when the music would come up,
I thought, was a unique device and interesting,
but it did get a little bit rushed.
Maybe about 40 less bam-bam-bams.
I was so full of liquid...
That's right. I think that's where, from a creativity perspective,
I marked them high. The ideas and the devices were well thought out,
but they did become distracting.
They did become a little bit overbearing.
How about Stephen's team?
Stephen's team really only focused on one of the flavours,
whereas La Toya's team balanced the use of both flavours.
What do you think was the strongest element
of Stephen's team's performance?
They made the Crystal Light Liquid product the centre of the story
versus a prop in the story.
Would you all agree that Trace gets an Emmy today?
-Trace was a slam dunk.
-Trace was hilarious.
Do you feel that they underutilised Susan Lucci?
I think the way they used her maybe was a little bit confusing to me.
I wasn't sure if she was supposed to then be Lisa.
So in terms of the three criteria for this task - creativity,
brand messaging and execution - who do you think the winner was?
We believe the winner is...
-Hello, La Toya.
-Hello, Mr Trump.
You know, if you get fired, I'm not letting you back this time.
-You do know that?
-I know that.
-You look very, very nice.
-So how did the team do?
I think my team did very well.
We all did well.
Who was your star?
We had, I think, several stars.
What about Omarosa?
Omarosa wasn't one of our stars.
-Was not one of your stars?
Because Omarosa didn't participate.
Wow. What happened, Omarosa?
I had to excuse myself because of a family emergency
relating to Michael's estate.
Well, did you help?
I did. The first day, I went to get props.
I got costumes.
-Is that true? Is that true?
-I ran around with La Toya.
-She did get props.
-I worked my butt off on the first day.
She did not work her butt off.
I don't know what she did when she was out there, but absolutely not.
How did you get along with Omarosa?
Because Omarosa tries to control.
I've never heard that before(!)
I'm a leader. I am not a good follower.
-I'm a leader.
-Was she a distraction to you during the task?
She tried to, very much so.
Omarosa, do you respect La Toya?
You know, I think so now.
I was glad when she spoke up.
My disagreement was sending Dennis out to pick up clothing for women.
I thought that there should have been another woman to accompany him.
Dennis was going for props, not clothing.
He was going for props.
You don't know the time management, then.
Because you have to leave the prop house and go to Lord & Taylor.
That would have left Claudia by herself to choose the wardrobe.
I just thought another woman should accompany her.
-Totally not true.
-It is true. That's why I wanted to go with her.
-Why is that untrue?
-Because I was sending Claudia and Dennis
off to go get props. Omarosa decided that she wanted to go get the props.
-And we had a little altercation.
And because of that, I decided,
"Let's get the negativity out of here
-"so we can concentrate on..."
-What was the negativity?
The one that's sitting to the right of me.
I am the one sitting to the right of her, and I'll never apologise for
allowing the project manager to lead,
but not leading us to destruction.
If she's making bad decisions, we shouldn't sit there and let her.
Mr Trump, I was not making bad decisions. Omarosa tried to control.
Part of the DNA of this show is choosing leaders.
When you cast this show ten years ago, you looked for type A, driven,
-unapologetically ambitious people.
-Here we go.
And you chose me.
Mr Trump, if it's not her way, it's no way.
She wanted it to be her way.
He doesn't like to listen.
By the way, excuse me, Arsenio?
Are you happy that you're on this side of the table?
Oh, gosh, yes.
He is the happiest guy in the room right now.
You mentioned the estate business you were dealing with.
-That's your reason for not performing?
Well, they were releasing Michael's 911 tape,
and we had worked so hard to
make sure that did not become public because unfortunately my fiance was
-on that call dying.
-Did they release the tape?
They aired it last night.
-Was it so bad?
-It was pretty bad.
All right. Dennis, what did you think?
La Toya, Omarosa, what did you think of the team?
Omarosa trying to play these games all the time.
It was very difficult to understand why she has to do it, you know?
Cos she loves to be Omarosa
-because, you know, she's this real big
It was like, "Wow, OK!"
This is a team. This is a team game.
Do you think you won, Dennis?
To me, I think that we had a very, very good concept.
We went through all the logistics,
trying to make it really funny and charismatic and stuff like that.
You felt pretty good about it?
-Even Lil Jon...
-I feel good about you, Dennis.
That's good. OK. Brande, what do you think of La Toya?
Oh, I thought she was great.
I loved her strength.
She's a very strong woman.
Just because she's little, don't...
You know. You can't judge a book by its cover.
Let me ask you this. Was Omarosa a problem or not really?
It was a problem. When she left, it was harmonious.
We were able to create and we had a great time.
I asked to leave.
You remember the argument came from me wanting to leave
and allow the creative process to happen.
I asked to go to see about the wardrobe.
Would you have gotten rid of her and said get out of here?
Did you see that or not really?
Excuse me. Mr Trump is talking.
-I'd like to hear him.
-I heard him, yes.
La Toya, supposing she didn't want to go,
would you have gotten rid of her?
You would have said, "Do me a favour,
"go over to that corner and leave us alone?"
I would have told her, "Go get the props."
That's quite a statement. I've never actually had anybody say that to me.
It's a pretty strong statement, Lisa, right? It is.
Stephen, what do you think of that statement?
I'm just glad Omarosa's not on my team.
I probably shouldn't have said that.
How did you like your team?
-All stars, across-the-board.
-Who was your weak link? Tell me.
Just in regard to...
Who was your weak link?
Gary, just because of his personality.
He's flamboyant and he bounces around.
-But did he help?
So you thought he was good, but you would say the weakest player?
He did terrific.
How was Lisa?
I heard that. How was Trace?
-I heard that.
Trace, I heard you sang at the end
and these guys were just blown away by your voice. They love your voice.
I totally enjoyed the performance.
I remember going into it thinking this team has all the actors.
That was on my mind. It turned out
that the unbelievable Emmy performance
came from a songwriter and a singer.
He was really good.
I'm wondering, as a director,
how much did you have to do with that wonderful performance?
What did you contribute to that thing?
People in the audience might not have seen you.
I think we were very fortunate that Penn came up with an outstanding
and then we all just rallied around it.
I felt that was probably more important in the management
of all these personalities to just kind of let it all flow,
and that's what happened.
What about the decision to only use one of the flavours?
The problem was we were doing an analogy
between romance and a flavour.
I thought that doing the graduations from lighter to darker with one
flavour would be clearer and having the simple analogy of romance to
blueberry raspberry was simple and clear.
I can tell you the executives did not like it.
-Using just one?
-They loved the analogy and the way you integrated that product was
-very creative. But they were confused.
-But you understand the graduation?
Yes, I understand the conundrum,
but they were confused by why you were supposed to be promoting
two products and really highlighted one.
That was clearly a problem.
I didn't have a solution for it.
Marilu, let me ask you. Who was your weakest player?
Oh, everybody's got strengths and specialities.
Who was your weakest player?
You know, I have to agree with Stephen that, as far as skill sets,
in terms of doing things across-the-board, it's Gary.
Trace, who was your weakest player?
Cos he's Gary!
Gary, go ahead. Go ahead.
I've been doing this business for 42 years,
and absolutely adored
and paid attention 150% to Stephen's direction.
I did everything he asked me to do...
..because I feel Stephen and his direction was an innocent champion
of honesty, and I've been working with many directors,
-but he was top of the line.
-He didn't say you were bad.
He said he was the weakest player.
-You are very good, Gary.
-I'm not weak.
Just because of his personality, that's the only reason.
-That's a fallacy.
who do you think the weakest player in your team is?
-I love him. I love you.
-Why am I weak?
What did I do that was weak?
Why does everyone say "I love you" after they just kill someone?
It drives me crazy.
OK, but you love him.
-Why is he weak?
He doesn't do as much as all of the others.
I believe the other players are stronger.
I did what I was told to do, and that's what I did,
and I did it fully,
to my best ability.
If I may, Mr Trump, it's really more of a personality.
He likes to have fun, he makes loud noises, he bounces around.
-I think he's great, OK?
-I love him.
So Stephen, you think you won?
Yes, I think that without question what we created was...
It couldn't have been better. It really couldn't.
And with that being my perception, yes, I think we've won.
Arsenio, what did Adam and Tiffany think of Stephen's team?
They said the product customisation was central to the story
and the main character of your scene.
They were really happy about that.
They felt that Trace sang beautifully
and he was hilarious as the pool guy.
I want to add every other character that you played.
I'm on your jock, man. You are good.
I expect her, expect her, I expect him.
But I didn't know you had those kind of chops, man.
That's how I roll, bro.
The negatives. They see you only used one of the products
you were given and you should have utilised all the resources.
You should. That was a big problem.
They also were confused.
There was a reaction when Susan Lucci walked out,
and they were confused why you saved her to the end
and only used her in that short period of time.
I guess that's a... that's a tough call.
OK. Ivanka, what do the Crystal Light executives think
of La Toya's team?
They liked the cheesy soap opera scene, if you will,
and they thought you were incredibly creative, La Toya.
Sometimes that creativity stood in the way of execution.
It was almost too much going on with the audience drinking.
So while they liked the participation of the audience
and the interaction with the brand,
it almost got a little bit muddled and confusing.
They love that you used both the products
because it showed diversity of the line.
And they thought your and Brande's performances were tremendous
and very funny.
The negatives were that it felt rushed.
Everything was chaotic and frenetic.
And I really think the biggest concern that they had was while the
branding was there, it was sort of haphazard.
And that was part of the storyline.
Ringing the bell and everyone drinks.
But it didn't feel as well integrated.
-Yes, go ahead, Arsenio?
Not to belabour this, but one of the reasons
I wished Omarosa had stayed...
The other three ladies were wonderful, they were so funny,
and it was very effective.
I wanted to see you with these ladies.
-I wanted to be up there too.
-I saw you rehearse.
-I will never ever choose Apprentice over Michael.
I will never make that decision.
And if I have to go and take care of my honey, I will.
I'm just telling you. I will never apologise for what I had to do.
I get that. I get that.
And having to hear the last moments of his life played out
on national TV, I will never apologise for that, Arsenio.
As important as this was to you all, I'm never going to apologise for it.
-I would go do it again and again, do you understand?
Then, why didn't you just leave?
Why did you ask for her permission?
I talked to her and she said, "I understand, I've been there. Go."
That's what she said.
She said, "I have an emergency that I have to attend to,"
and I said I understand.
Did she tell you what the emergency was?
She said it was the 911 call.
I will never ever choose anybody over Michael.
And I will take responsibility for that over and over and over again.
I get that. It's just that something inside me that says in that moment,
you just leave, you don't ask permission.
You're a very non-trusting person.
-Look at you. He's a very cold-hearted guy.
Arsenio, I feel like you're going
down a road I'm not even willing to
-explore on the show, because it was real.
-I knew your man.
I understand what you're going through.
I get that.
But it sounds like you asked her
if you could leave, and that's disingenuous
cos you were leaving.
Oh, I was going to take care of my man.
Every single time. Every single time, Arsenio.
-Do you understand?
-So this really had to do with the battle between
-you and La Toya.
-I will choose Michael over this show
-This wasn't about Michael.
-Any time. Any time.
Do you understand that?
And if anything else comes up...
Listen to me so that you understand my love for this man.
-If something else...
But you keep asking me and you don't even know how hard it is to sit here
-while it's still being played...
And I still have to sit here and keep my head up...
-..and keep my chin up.
-And I'm doing it with grace, but I will not
-choose a soap opera over my love.
-That's not what I'm asking you.
-Do you understand?
-Can I ask you one more question?
-One more question.
One more question. If the 911 call didn't exist, would you have stayed?
I would have been right in there.
I would have been Alexis and I would have played the hell out of that
role and you know it, because that's what I do.
I did call her last night and ask her if she is capable of playing the
role and if she wants to come in.
And she told me, "Yes, of course I do."
But then again, I got a phone call from Claudia...
Omarosa, don't use that. Dennis has been using it all day.
Don't use it. Omarosa, this could be the end of your life.
Omarosa... We don't want you to die, Omarosa.
Don't use it. No, that's very nice of you, Dennis.
-Has it been used?
-No, it hasn't. I just picked it out there.
Are you ready?
Let's find out who won.
Well, I wish that Omarosa stayed, to be honest.
Because the Crystal Light executives, who are terrific people,
who I've gotten to know, they really know what they're doing,
and they felt that Stephen's team wins.
And maybe if you'd stayed, you would have won,
but you didn't stay, and I understand why you didn't stay.
So, Stephen, I want to congratulate you.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
-I'm going to give you 20,000
and Crystal Light is adding 30,000,
so you win 50,000 for your charity.
What's your charity, Stephen?
It's my mom's - Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
-She's a great woman.
-You know, I've met her.
I've helped her, I've contributed to her, but she's a great woman.
You have been brilliant to my mom and the organisation for many
years, and I appreciate it.
All right, congratulations, Stephen.
Go out. Go back to your suite.
You can watch it on television.
-Do whatever you want.
La Toya, sadly, someone from your team, perhaps you, will be fired.
-It's hard to be disrespected in front of the whole team, dammit.
Did a great job, didn't he?
I just won 50,000 for my mom
and her organisation,
the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Appreciate it. Thanks, all of you.
I am completely blown away.
Thank you. GARY SNIFFLES
Will you shake my hand?
You called me down.
That hurt me very much.
I did everything you asked me to do,
-on the money.
-Did you hear my explanation?
-It just hurt my heart.
-What would you do if you were me in that situation?
I would say everybody on the team is good.
It doesn't mean, brother...
Don't call me brother, please.
My team that I was with
said I was weak and unsure, but that's a loser.
Fighting a losing battle
because winners do what losers don't want to,
and I am a winner.
I'm the director, you know that.
Just... I don't want...
Don't get out of control.
No, I'm not. I'm just hurt very much.
I know that. I have the utmost respect for you.
-That just was bad.
-Mr Trump put us all in a bad spot, man.
-That's what he does.
-Thank you very much.
-I appreciate that.
-Come on, guys, watch.
-Please, let's watch.
-Is it OK if I sit with you?
-Oh, we love you, Gary.
-Would you stop?
-Get your butt over here!
-Don't be a baby.
-We love you, Gary.
-It's on, guys, let's watch.
Dennis, are you happy that you got tattoos?
If you had it to do again, would you get tattoos or not?
One of the reason I got tattoos was because I was frustrated.
You're frustrated that you got tattoos?
"Lisa, how do you feel about your lips?
"Are you happy you had them reduced?" "Yes, I am."
Lil Jon, you would think that...
I would think Lil Jon would have more tattoos.
-And, Lil Jon, you don't, and that's cool.
Is the grille removable?
-So it's not permanent?
Yeah, I don't want to be 80 with gold teeth.
Oh, so the grille is actually removable?
-'Where have you been, DT?
-I never heard of that.'
And what do you have to do? Use a little glue to put it up?
-No, it snaps on.
-It's pretty wild.
I mean, you're sitting there, worried about this,
-and he's talking about your
OK, La Toya, the audience favoured Stephen's team two to one,
which actually surprised me because I heard great reports
from Arsenio and from Ivanka.
How do you respond to that?
I really, truly thought that we won because we put a lot of energy and a
lot of effort into it.
But again, that was part of the ratings.
So was the fact that Omarosa was not there a distraction to you?
Do you think that hurt the team?
-Or not really.
-It was very difficult, Mr Trump,
because we didn't know if she was going to be there or not.
So of course, Claudia took on that, and I said, "Claudia,
"prepare yourself and be ready".
-And did a good job?
-She did a fabulous job, she really did.
I found it very interesting that Omarosa came five minutes,
not even that, maybe three minutes
before we were about to go on and perform the act.
All of a sudden, she got better and she was there.
I was never sick. I was dealing with the situation.
-Can I just say something?
-Yes, go ahead.
It's very clear from the comments that how the product was integrated
was the flaw, here. It wasn't whether or not I was there.
I could have played Alexis.
Dennis could have played Alexis.
It wouldn't have changed the comment which you said,
which was the integration and the focus of the brand upfront.
Our project manager wasn't even able to properly explain the different
flavours. She mixed up the flavours in front of the executives.
To me, that was a critical error.
Instead of her taking responsibility...
Do you know the flavours, Omarosa?
Absolutely, strawberry lemonade and mango passion fruit,
and I would not have screwed that up on stage.
I'm glad that you know that now, because clearly, you didn't.
But you did that in front of the executives and instead of saying,
-"You know what..."
-Here we go!
-"..that was a flaw."
It means that she didn't have a total grasp on the brand
if she didn't know the flavours either.
-Is that true, though?
-I knew the flavours very well.
Well, what happened?
I think I might have said lemonade incorrectly.
So why do you bring that up? Did she say something incorrect?
It was important so you understand.
She didn't understand the brand as a whole, so it is hard
-Yes, I understood.
-..properly if you can't say the flavours.
I actually didn't feel that you didn't understand the brand.
So I think that's a mistake to say that.
I thought you said that
they didn't have it centre in the overall...
They felt that the brand was more of a prop.
-..as opposed to...
-And that the celebrity was centre stage.
With that said, they thought you understood the brand very well.
-You just didn't position it correctly.
So, Lil Jon, who is your weakest link?
I mean, I don't think we had a weak link.
Well, I'll say it like this, everybody contributed.
Omarosa, she wasn't there in a certain part of time, of course.
Dennis, I would say...
Dennis actually contributed a lot, but I would say,
out of everybody, maybe a little bit less, you know what I'm saying?
-Why is that? Why?
-But he was very important
cos he comes with a totally different perspective sometimes...
-..that we don't think about.
And it's a great point, you know what I mean?
He helped us tone it back, sometimes,
because he's just looking at it differently.
I think he's terrific, OK.
I think he's terrific.
-Why did your team lose?
I think it solely rests on whoever came up with brand messaging because
-that's what our shortcoming was, am I right?
-Who came up with that?
Brand messaging and execution.
Who came up with it?
That would be our project manager, with the team of two other people.
-Is that true?
-Who's brand messaging?
I think what we displayed in our soap
was basically the script that was written,
basically that, with Brande.
Brand messaging comes from where? It comes from the top.
If you don't take ownership of brand management, then...
I'm not saying I'm not taking ownership,
but I'm saying what happened there.
Brand messaging came from you.
Positioning the cart and where it should have been.
Was brand messaging yours or not?
I gave clear instructions what to do.
So you don't even take ownership of brand messaging?
That's the overall thrust.
Do you not take responsibility for it?
Being project manager, yes.
Don't see Brande and Claudia coming to La Toya's defence so quick!
-I don't know what it must have been like to be on her team.
I don't think you would like it much.
So why are you smiling, Claudia?
I wasn't smiling. It's more of a grimace.
I just hate when there's fighting.
Why are you at The Apprentice?
Why are you at The Apprentice if things aren't comfortable for you?
Donald, this is the 13th season. There has been some big blow outs.
I watched Annie Duke.
I watched Lisa Lampanelli.
This is nothing compared to those fights.
They would have really been uncomfortable in the tough seasons.
This is a tough season.
It's All-Stars. You can't have weak players, Mr Trump.
So is Claudia weak?
She's weak if she is uncomfortable with a two-minute exchange.
It's going to go on for the rest of the season. This is episode three.
-There is a long way to go.
-There's a long way...
-Aren't you all friends outside of here?
We are. Why's she throwing me under the bus?
-Why are you throwing me under the bus?
No, you should have my back.
And the fact that you don't, knowing what I went through, that's a shame.
-Claudia, are you a weak player?
-No, I'm not a weak player.
-She says you're a weak player.
-"I'm uncomfortable with fights."
You shouldn't be here, baby, this is All-Stars.
-You don't strike me as weak or passive.
-So I'm surprised
by Omarosa saying you don't have the skin for this game.
-There's going to be disagreements.
-I don't think she's uncomfortable.
I'm throwing you under the bus, with all the trickery you've had
-that's come to light?
-I play the game.
-Brande, what do you have to say?
-I came to win.
What are you thinking right now, Brande? Right this second?
She's saying, "Get me out of here."
I came to win and honour Michael, not to quit. I'm not a quitter.
Maybe on your 30th episode, you'll win finally.
I will, because I'm going to stay and fight and I will not apologise
for staying and fighting.
Brande, you look so uncomfortable.
-Look at Brande.
-She's uncomfortable now. So she's going to step back.
-What do you think, Brande?
-Well, you know,
during the creative in the beginning when Omarosa was there
and we were trying to create,
I remember specifically asking Omarosa, "Well, what's your ideas?"
-And didn't I give the good stuff?
-She came up with one idea.
Did she come up with good ideas?
She came up with one idea and we were all creating
and brainstorming and she said, "There's my one idea."
Mr Trump, I was the project manager, correct?
-The project manager is in charge, correct?
The project manager has the authority.
You are the ultimate boss of all of us.
-That is correct.
-I am the project manager.
Can you give me the liberty and the opportunity for the first time
-to fire somebody on my team?
-He's the boss.
I've given you too much liberty.
Last time I brought you back, I took tremendous heat.
I fired her, Dennis.
She came to my office.
I had people calling from all over the world.
And you know what? I took her back.
So you have a record. You got fired twice.
-But you took me back...
-Now it could be three times.
Do you not like Omarosa?
Do you like her? How do you feel about Omarosa?
You know, I don't know her. I'm getting to know her now.
-Do you like her?
-I don't like what I'm getting to know at all.
Could I ask you to reiterate what you told me about Omarosa?
And you can say no, but I think that was telling,
-and you were being brutally honest.
I was. I kind of forgot what it was, did I say...?
That was one thing you said.
-Can you say that?
-Yes, I can, absolutely.
-I told them that I think she's a witch.
-And that's what I believe.
Now we're resorting to name calling.
But that's what I believe.
I came to win, Arsenio.
Every winner of this game has been aggressive, outspoken.
They have been cut-throat.
I don't think, really, Arsenio was cut-throat.
I think he was very smart.
-He played the game well.
-But he did have some fights.
People liked him. No, people really liked him.
-I like him.
-I bet you're friendly
-with a lot of the people on the show.
If you're smart enough, you don't have to be so cut-throat, cunning.
You'll win on your own merits.
He did have a couple of fights.
That's a pretty good slap at Omarosa.
She's coming and I'm so surprised.
But he had a couple of fights, Mr Trump,
and that didn't derail the whole team.
He won differently.
And, can I say something?
Was there an unconscious plot to get rid of Omarosa?
Obviously, cos they're all piling on.
You think so, Omarosa?
-It was almost like she was discouraged to come.
No, no, they were telling me, "It's OK."
She said don't worry about it.
That's not true.
We were actually trying to be sympathetic, Omarosa.
You were all tears, and you were all sad.
You know, I feel very badly for La Toya, in a certain way.
I think she's a terrific woman.
And I really think you want to win this badly.
-And you're in trouble, because you're the project manager.
La Toya, pick two people,
the rest are going home free
to their beautiful suite in Trump Tower.
Pick two people.
I'm going to choose Brande and Dennis.
-Say it again?
-Brande and Dennis.
You're going to pick Brande and Dennis to come back
-into the boardroom?
-Oh, my God.
-She is scared of Omarosa.
OK, I want to go through this again.
-Wait a minute. OK.
You did hear me say that Brande was specifically called out as being
-one of the stars, right?
-Whoa, whoa, wait.
Maybe I misunderstood you or something.
What happened to Omarosa?
You don't want her to come back into the boardroom?
No, Omarosa, actually, was my first choice.
She was my first choice.
And what happened?
I'm listening to the lies that she comes up with,
and I'm listening to my team-mates who are not really telling
how they truly feel about her.
But it's not about me.
-It's about brand reaction.
-I'm asking you to pick two people
to come back into the boardroom. And one of them will be fired.
And you're picking Dennis and Brande, is that correct?
-Yes. And the reason why... Can I tell you why?
-Oh, thank you God.
-This is, perhaps, in the history of
The Apprentice/ Celebrity Apprentice,
this could be one of the stranger selections of people to come back
-into the room.
-To my benefit.
Can I say one quick thing?
First, before you do that, do you understand this?
On a certain level, yes.
Could I explain something that I think everyone should always know?
You never talk unless it's necessary,
unless there is a message there.
And I'm wondering if La Toya is paying attention to you.
Why are you picking Brande to come back?
I'm picking Brande from what Ivanka had said.
Mentioning the fact that the product wasn't placed,
and the product wasn't utilised properly.
Why are you picking Dennis to come back?
I chose Dennis simply because Dennis
wasn't as aggressive as everyone else
when it came to the work tactics.
Why are you not picking Omarosa to come back?
Are you trying to get her to fire me? Cos I'm home free.
We're just very curious.
-I'm home free.
-Honestly, can I be honest?
-I almost consider you a friend.
We brought this show to the number one show on television.
-Do I like Omarosa? I love Omarosa, OK.
But I can't believe this.
Thank God! Omarosa, I can't believe I'm saying this, Lil' John,
-go back to your suite at Trump Tower.
The rest of you, please wait outside.
You'll come back, somebody will be fired.
-Very unusual choice, I will say that.
I'm still incredibly confused.
Stephen, turn off your TV, now.
Damn, that was good.
When Claudia, Lil Jon, when they get in here now,
they'll tell the truth about what really went on.
Oh, my, Lord have mercy.
Another chance to have harmony and...
He wasn't going to get rid of her.
Yes, he was! He was, he was gunning for her.
-He was gunning for her.
-He was dying for it.
I laugh at Omarosa, man, she's just comical.
-She turned that
-on and off.
She can turn it on a coin.
When she started doing that little crying bit,
I saw in his eyes, he had,
like, a sympathy for her.
-I said, "He's buying this."
-He sees right through that.
-That's so easy. He don't give a
Arsenio, what was that all about?
I think La Toya is avoiding a boardroom battle with Omarosa,
because I think she loses that.
I think it only works in a scenario where there's another party
that could be fired, other than the project manager.
In this case, I think it's very hard to make the case that Brande or
-Dennis should go.
-I think it was a very unusual choice.
'Amanda, bring them in.'
Yes, Mr Trump. You can all head back into the boardroom now.
Brande, why are you here?
You know what, Mr Trump, I honestly have no idea.
Were you shocked?
I was extremely shocked.
-Didn't you say that Brande was a star?
At the beginning, you said Brande was like a star, what happened?
I did say that Brande was a star at the very beginning.
Why didn't you bring Omarosa back?
When I heard... Why didn't I bring her back?
She might have been fired.
Why didn't you bring her back?
Honestly, Mr Trump, I did not bring her back because she started the
sympathy cry, and I thought you were buying it, and I said,
-"He's not going to get rid of her."
-I don't buy it!
Why do I buy it? It's not a question of buying.
I mean, she loved the guy, although I did see no tears.
-Were there tears?
-I didn't see tears.
-They're crocodile tears.
-Looked dry to me.
Dennis, were there tears?
Oh, jeez. Are you kidding me?
That's the second time she pulled that crap.
Second time. You know, you kidding me?
-Oh, my Lord.
-Dennis, you are a piece of work.
I love you, Dennis.
Whether there were tears, not tears, it doesn't matter.
She really deserved to be brought back.
-She was a disruptive force, wasn't she?
Yes, she was. Absolutely, she was.
I just don't see how I can fire Brande.
Let's take Brande. At the beginning of the boardroom, you said,
"She was great, she was one of my stars."
Maybe you said she was the best. What did she say, Ivanka?
You said she was a star,
but I also repeated the fact that the executives thought Brande was a
star. So it's quite confusing.
So you said she was a star, everybody said she was a star,
she shouldn't be here.
La Toya, were you afraid to bring Omarosa back? Which is OK.
Where you afraid that you just didn't want to have confrontation?
-Cos she's tough.
-I'm willing to battle her.
-I know you're tough too, you're smart.
I wanted to battle her, Mr Trump.
By the way, Arsenio has a different take than me.
He gets it. But I don't get it.
Explain your take, please.
At the top of the boardroom, Brande was your hero.
-And at a certain point,
you decided you didn't want to battle in here with Omarosa,
so Brande got brought in as a sacrificial lamb.
No, that's not true.
That's absolutely not true.
-So much for your idea.
-That's not true.
Do you agree with that, Brande?
That's my feeling towards it.
I think that La Toya must not have seen my season,
because I am a fighter.
I've never been so surprised.
This is our 13th season.
We've had a tremendous run.
We continue to do unbelievably well.
People love this show.
OK. I don't even like to call it a show.
It's beyond a show. And I've never been so shocked in my life,
in terms of bringing back people.
I truly thought that you were buying her little crying bit here.
I don't buy anything.
You know, I'm a real estate developer in New York.
I'll tell you what, Omarosa's like a piece of cake
compared to the people I have to deal with.
-I know that.
-I have to deal with people who make Dennis look like
-the sweetest guy in the world. You know that, Dennis?
So, do you think I'd buy anything?
I don't buy anything.
-Mr Trump, could I ask La Toya a question?
-You're a good judge of people.
-And you're a great observer
of human behaviour.
Did you look at Mr Trump and think,
"He doesn't like my decision, he's questioning my thought?"
Of course, of course. I wanted him to ask me again.
Who would you like to bring back?
-Would you have brought her back?
-You see, I can't do that.
-I know you can't.
-It's not fair to do that.
-I know you can't.
I thought you were going to ask me.
A golfer, this is a putt, and they say, "Oh, by the way,
"you just lost the Masters, take it again." I can't do that.
I thought you were going to ask me again, and then you stopped.
-This was shocking, you know was the most shocked, more than me?
-And the most pleased.
She couldn't believe it, Dennis, is that right?
She walked out, she couldn't believe it.
She started praying in her chair. It was unbelievable.
-Oh, that's an act.
-The prayers worked.
You also know, though, that as project manager,
the threshold of burden on you is materially higher.
Because, at the end of the day, the buck does stop with you.
So when there's not another obvious person to fire...
..it really ends up being you.
So, Brande, you've tried to make a case, what about Dennis?
Dennis, why should you not be fired?
I think I agree with Arsenio.
the fact that if La Toya would have brought Omarosa and me back,
that would have been very, very, very, tough.
-Very, very tough.
-I don't think it would have been tough.
I think Omarosa probably would have been fired.
That's what I'm saying. Very, very tough because
-Omarosa liked to overrun...
-So why wouldn't she bring her back?
I think she was afraid of Omarosa, personally.
I actually think that's the only reason I can think of.
-I wasn't afraid of her.
-You know, I've heard, in all fairness,
I've heard Arsenio's take.
I've heard everybody's take.
I think you must, down deep, be, like, afraid of her.
I'm not afraid of her at all. I stood up to her.
I think you think that also. Do you think that, Dennis?
You did stand up to her on the task.
-And I will do it again.
-You did stand up to her,
except when it counted.
You know, that's like the person that practices well
and everything's good, and then it counts, they get on stage,
and they blow it. When it counted is,
"Who will you bring back to the boardroom?"
And you brought the wrong people back.
I truly believed that you were buying it.
You know what, basically...
-I don't buy it.
So, Dennis, if you were me, who would you fire?
-Pretty easy, right?
To me, you know, it's an easy choice,
-but you know what...
-It is a pretty easy choice.
I hate to do it, La Toya, I mean...
You made a terrible choice when you didn't bring back Omarosa.
Cos I think I probably would have fired Omarosa.
La Toya, you're fired.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
-Thank you very much.
I'm so mad.
-You don't hate me?
No, no, I love you.
-I thought we were going to win this.
-I thought he was buying it,
You guys make sure you get her off, OK?
We're going to try our best.
-Tell your mother I said hi.
-I will. Thank you.
-You did what you had to do.
-I had no choice. I had no choice.
I had a great choice if she brought back Omarosa.
But I had no choice when she didn't. I couldn't believe it.
Omarosa is the most evil person I have ever met.
She's an old, conniving, scheming, cut-throat,
probably pulled the cord on Michael Duncan Clarke,
and I thought Mr Trump was falling for that fake cry.
Such a lie. When I met her, I knew she was a snake,
I should have handled her a little bit differently.
They will always bite you.
Donald Trump presents the American version of the business-based competition, with celebrity contenders. The team members must promote a soft drink by performing a four-minute soap opera. The judges are Donald Trump, Arsenio Hall and Ivanka Trump.