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Going Once, Going Twice, You're Fired

Business-based reality series. The cast is cut to two after a round of interviews conducted by business pundits Jim Cramer and Erin Burnett.


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-Previously, on the Celebrity Apprentice.

-Good morning.

-Morning.

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With only five celebrities left, Mr Trump forced them to rely on their wits.

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You're going to go out and make some Quiznos sandwiches.

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You're going to sell the sandwich for 2.

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You cannot use your Rolodex.

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-The battle to make it to the final four began.

-Get going.

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Trace immediately took control for Impresario.

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What kind of sandwich do you want to make?

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Well, I think we ought to call it the Cowboy Club.

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And on the street, his celebrity power became apparent.

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You know who this guy is? Trace Adkins.

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Oh my God!

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When you got a guy like Trace Adkins, who's been surprising everybody,

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you know, you put a little Stevie B cherry on top and it's yummy, dude.

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-On Hydra.

-It's a Champ sandwich.

-Ooh, that's a big one.

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Although Lennox was the project manager, Piers tried to call the shots.

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-The Champ sandwich, right?

-Are you programme manager here?

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No, I'm suggesting to him. Do you want me to give good ideas or not, Carol?

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And once again, Lennox served as Hydra's marketing tool.

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All you have do is have a product, put my face on it and make me smile.

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In the boardroom.

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Hydra sold 313 sandwiches.

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Hydra won by sheer volume sales.

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Impresario, again you lose.

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And Ivanka put Trace on the spot.

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Trace, who do you think's stronger and able to raise the most money for their charity in the tasks to come?

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Me.

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Trace called out Steven.

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I've been working with Steven for a good while now. I haven't seen him bring in my money.

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Forcing Mr Trump to look at Steven's overall performance.

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Steven, you didn't really raise money over the last number of weeks.

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Moving forward, I just feel that Trace has more to offer.

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Steven, you're fired.

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And Steven was shown the door. Then, the final four were given some shocking news.

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We're going to continue this elimination process right now.

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Before the night is over, two of you will be fired.

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Ten celebrities have gone.

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And now, only four remain.

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Multi-platinum country star, Trace Adkins.

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The original supermodel, Carol Alt.

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Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis.

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And America's Got Talent judge, Piers Morgan.

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They're battling it out for their favourite charities.

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I'm going to try and win this thing and get you a load more money.

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But only one will win the ultimate title of the Celebrity Apprentice.

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You are now going to be interviewed

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by two of the great business reporters anywhere.

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CNBC's Erin Burnett and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

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You're not going to find better business minds anywhere.

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They're going to speak to each one of you, and you're going to try and convince them

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why you should be the Celebrity Apprentice.

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They're going to see me later, they're going to tell me their favourite,

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and they're going tell me their least favourite,

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and then I'll decide who are the two contestants that get to compete

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for the title of the Celebrity Apprentice.

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So, wait outside, go have a good interview,

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because tonight, two more people will be fired.

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OK, go ahead.

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We were surprised.

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Within next hour or two, two more people were going to get fired.

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We were going to do personal one-on-one interviews

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with Jim Cramer and Erin Burnett.

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This is going to really count a lot towards who makes the final two.

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He's got to fire two more people.

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How do you feel about being the chosen few, Trace?

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I'm surprised.

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'I could see on their faces, they were getting a bit nervous, and I was pretty confident,

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'because the one thing I'm good at is talking.'

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So my chances have probably gone from here to here.

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Let's get it on.

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-They're ready for you, you can go on in.

-Thank you, Annette.

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OK.

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-How are you?

-Fine, thank you. Good to see you tonight.

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And you.

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-I want to talk to you a little bit about your charity.

-It's called the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

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It looks after and supports the servicemen.

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My personal involvement is that my brother is an army officer in Britain,

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and has fought side by side with the US marines,

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so I have very personal involvement of the American military in relation to my family.

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Your charity, is it because of your daughter? Food allergies, is...?

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Yes, severe food allergies. She can go into anaphylactic shock.

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We've been to the emergency room, you know, that frantic dash,

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five or six times a day.

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It's a heartbreaking thing.

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I've actually been to DC and lobbied on Capitol Hill to make them more aware of things they can do,

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and ways they can safeguard these children.

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We are basically gathering money, and looking for deserving charities.

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It might be paediatric AIDS this year, it might be sudden infant death next year.

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Our charity doubled in just one year.

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I want to see if we can triple it or quadruple it in the next year.

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How will you use this great opportunity? for the Ali Foundation, for the world?

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Er, what does this...

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Um... um.

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People have to feel that, you know, they want, you know...

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They want to give you money for your charity.

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What was your best moment in this competition?

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I was able to harness the energy of all the people in my team

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and the creativity flowed.

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It was almost easy.

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Playing myself to create excitement,

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and for people to acknowledge that the other champ is here.

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I will conclude my time on this show with my integrity intact.

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Do you think being a bit mean might hurt your ability, in terms of getting other people to care,

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and want to donate money?

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When I'm mean I tend to be mean because of my commitment to the charity I am backing here.

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I've raised probably three times as much as any other

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contestant in this show, and I want to win this.

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I need some reasons to axe some other people.

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Trace and Lennox are slow when it comes to getting on the challenges.

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I've just seen some people take advantage of other people and just,

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just rip them apart.

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-Will you please give me a name.

-Now that would be Piers. Mr Morgan.

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Trace has got to go.

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I think I can raise a lot more money than he can.

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I can out-raise Lennox. I'm being honest here.

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-What have you learned from Mr Trump?

-How do I know that you really believe in it?

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Give me also a sense of what you did wrong when you won.

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-Were you involved in charity...?

-How much have you raised so far?

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-Do you host fund-raisers?

-You exhausted your Rolodex.

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So what specifically will you do?

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At any given time didn't you just want to say "I don't have to put up with this"?

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Where did you screw up on the worst in this competition?

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I pretty well haven't made a mistake.

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Wow, that's amazing.

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You're probably the first person I've ever met in my career that's never made a mistake.

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Let's see how you did.

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Hi, Erin. Hi, Jim. What do you think?

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I thought you had a passionate crew there, Donald.

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And I was very impressed by how much each of them individually cared.

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Who did you like the least?

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Piers.

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Because of the edge?

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He cared certainly, his family being involved in the war in Iraq.

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I mean, that was very inspiring to me.

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But there was an edge, there was something that just didn't warm me up.

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But the guy raises a lot of money.

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If you want to make the most money, he's your man. He will raise the most money.

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Do things like team work, leadership matter?

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Well, it always matters, I think.

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Well then, Piers must be stopped.

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-Jim, who do you like the best?

-You can't go wrong with Carol.

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-Is that because she's beautiful?

-OK, she's a knock out. I'll stipulate knock out.

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She's stunning. Carol was like a business person.

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She sat there and said "Here's my goals."

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She could literally lay it all out.

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I detected in her a quiet hunger, I mean...

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But didn't you see that also with Lennox Lewis?

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No, I wanted to. I wanted to come in here and tell you

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I want to go with Lennox, but I felt he was too laid back for me.

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-Did you think somebody was like outstanding?

-Trace is my favourite right now.

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You know, if this guy went out and was raising money for something,

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and he said, "Erin, I want you to give money to this." I'd do it.

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Jim, if you had to pick two, who would they be?

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I'm going with Trace and I'm going with Carol.

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I think that they have the leadership, the bearing,

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and the integrity that you're looking for in a real leader.

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Erin, if you had to pick two, who would be they be?

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You can go on in.

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Good luck guys.

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Well, two people are going to go, but you've really all done an outstanding job,

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and you can be proud of yourselves. It's been an amazing process.

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So congratulations all four.

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Lennox, what did you think of the interview with Erin Burnett and Jim Cramer?

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I thought it was good. You know, I'm used to those type of questions

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and it's nothing that I was concerned about.

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What did you think, Trace, of the interview process?

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I liked speaking with Miss Burnett.

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She seemed to be a very knowledgeable, smart lady.

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And then Jim, he, you know, I mean he's such a different person than I am. I thought I was...

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Do they have guys like Jim Kramer in the country?

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Not many that I know.

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Not too many.

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Because you're sitting there, and he's asking you a question and it sounds like... Rah-rah-rah!

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You know, he's just rapid fire, machine gun type stuff,

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and I'm trying to stay with him,

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but I felt like I was playing ping-pong with a world champ.

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Well, Erin thought you were terrific, I have to say. Do women generally think you're terrific?

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Yes, sir.

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Fast answer!

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Piers, what did you think of the interview process?

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In terms of the overall interviewing, I felt I put a very strong position up.

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-But, you know, Jim and Erin thought you were very harsh, Piers.

-In what way?

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They thought you were very tough, in your face, and I'm not saying that's right or wrong.

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I'm surprised by that. I mean, I'm just direct.

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Maybe the word ruthless is the word that they used.

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You've been called ruthless all your career. It just means tough in business.

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I didn't break any rules. I don't consider myself as some to be unethical or immoral.

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That's nothing to do with it. To me, we're playing a tough game,

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where the beneficiary is the charities.

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You seem to walk a line though, that people aren't comfortable with.

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And I don't think you've ever crossed boundaries, and been unethical during this process,

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but there's something about the way you deal with situations, that causes people to criticise you.

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I've tried to play this game extremely hard,

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because I believe that is the ethos you would encourage us to play.

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In the end, I believe the statistical evidence behind me is pretty overpowering.

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If I were to lose because of my lack of British tact,

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in a game which is led by a man who is renowned around the world for

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being a ruthless tough businessman, then I plead happily guilty to that.

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-So, Carol?

-Sir?

-Why should you be chosen to be in the final two?

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I'm organised, I'm detailed, I'm versatile, I can move on the fly. And I think I got the gumption.

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You know your competitors very well. You've been their team-mates and opponents.

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If you were me, who would you fire?

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Let's put it this way. I'd keep me and Piers.

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Why wouldn't you choose Lennox, who's been a star?

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I just think Piers always thinks ahead. He thinks like I do.

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He looks for problems ahead of time and the road ahead, and I like that.

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Lennox couldn't win without me as often as he does anywhere near as much.

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I think he'd agree. I could probably win...

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-Do you agree with that, Lennox?

-Yes, I do.

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I wouldn't have answered it that way. I would've said, absolutely. Who the hell do you think you are?

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-I'd never admit that.

-He's a good asset to the team.

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-I'm the main asset.

-One of the greatest assets.

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-I've raised more money than everyone put together.

-He is.

-Do you think he could win without you?

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No. He's used me many times and I feel I'm a great asset to him.

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If you're asking me to be totally, brutally frank about the way the 11 challengers went,

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I think if Lennox was being honest, he would say I was the driving force for most of those challenges.

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Is that true, Lennox?

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I would say because I was there, he was the driving force,

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because when he looked around and realised who was around that could help him, it was me.

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Lennox, you've come across as a really smart guy

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but you just said you would not have won so much if it weren't for Piers.

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-I, in one way, like that statement, in another way, you understand, I don't.

-Yes, right.

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And the other element that has to play into my mind,

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I have great respect for Jim Cramer and Aaron Burnett, and they thought you were too laid-back

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and they thought you should be fired, and I have to say, Lennox,

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you're fantastic, but you're fired.

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I accept that.

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-And you've done an amazing job.

-Thank you.

-Go ahead.

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Thank you, Lennox. Fantastic guy.

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Thanks, Lennox.

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What's up, man?

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The best part of this experience was,

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I earned 40 grand for the Muhammad Ali Centre.

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The reason why I joined the Celebrity Apprentice

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was to make money for my charity and I'm so happy that I was able to do so.

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So one more of you is about to be fired.

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Trace, move over.

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You know, it is very tough for me to fire Piers when he's won so much. We have to say that.

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He's probably the least nice person, but at the same time...

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Well hang on a sec, with respect, Mr Trump, I take exception to that.

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-I don't think you should.

-People don't know much about me personally...

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-You shouldn't cos I've watched you over a lot of weeks.

-But people don't know the real me.

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When I'm sticking up for you, you shouldn't be cutting me off, to be honest.

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-I'm saying good things, I'm getting ready to exonerate you.

-OK.

-And instead of just taking it...

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-Take yes for an answer.

-I'll take my bollocking like a man.

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I am going to ask you a question.

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You've known Carol, you've known Trace.

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Who would you fire if you were me, if you can give me a straight answer?

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Oh, I can. Straight answer,

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I would beat Trace with more ease than I would be Carol.

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She would be a tougher competitor and I mean no disrespect to Trace,

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who is a great guy.

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Trace, why would I choose you to be in the finals rather than the other two?

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Well, I'll give you 100%. I'll give you everything I've got.

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I'll bring celebrities and do it in a spirit that

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there is no more noble cause, I'll fight for my kid

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and I hope I've played this game straight up, with integrity.

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And that's the way I wanted to play it and that's the way I've played it.

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Do you like Piers?

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We have been sociable and cordial with one another.

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I don't know that we've developed any kind of tight bond.

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-Would you invite Piers to Nashville to the Grand Old Opry?

-No, sir.

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Why not?

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Just I've witnessed the way he's played the game, and it's just...

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-He's played tough.

-It's been a little more than tough at times.

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It's been ruthless and merciless, to a point.

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Somebody asked me if he'd stab you in the back and I said,

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well, "He'd stab you in the forehead," you know. You'll see him coming.

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-Piers, how do you respond to that?

-I got no problem with that. I don't dispute any of that.

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I don't believe in going behind people's backs or pretending I feel one thing and saying another.

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In Trace's case, we're very different characters

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and we haven't always seen eye to eye, but he's a man of great respect and integrity.

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Carol, how do I get over the fact that I want to see these two guys fight?

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I have to tell you this. This even makes the decision harder for me,

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if it could be any harder,

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is that Aaron and Jim Cramer thought that Piers should be fired

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but he was the most effective guy.

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They also thought you two were fantastic.

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You were both their choices.

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But I love the friction between these two guys.

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Because I say they don't like each other.

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Carol, I want to see these two guys go at it.

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-Carol, you're fired.

-Oh, Sir!

-You're amazing. You did amazing.

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You're fired. I want to see these guys go at it.

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I'm going to see if you get country stars, see if you get stars.

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Carol, you are amazing. Get the hell out of here.

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And as long as that's the reason I'm going, I'm OK with that.

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-You've done really, really well.

-Thank you very much. Thank you.

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Just to step forward and do this in the first place is really a big act of faith.

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I accomplished everything I set out to do,

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so it made every task along the way a personal triumph.

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Firing Carol was not easy. But I love what I'm looking at.

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To me, it's good versus evil...

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Ha-ha!

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It's the UK against the United States.

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Now, tomorrow, we meet. I'll give you a task. You'll fight like hell.

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Somebody will be fired, somebody will be chosen the Celebrity Apprentice.

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So good luck, see you later.

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Thanks, Sheriff.

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-You're going down, cowboy.

-All right. You take your best shot.

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It's all over. Nashville's going to be crying by the end of this.

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Yeah, someone will hang your British ass off a cypress tree.

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Here we go.

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-Good morning, Piers. Good morning, Trace.

-Morning.

-Morning.

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What do you think, Piers, about good versus evil,

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and also USA against Britain?

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I think I'm not as evil as you think, and he's definitely not as good.

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'Donald Trump was deliberately pitching'

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the six foot seven inch all-American hero cowboy

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against the disgusting, obnoxious, evil Brit,

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and of course all this was music to my competitive ears.

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OK, what you're going to be doing is very exciting.

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You're going to be holding a really grand charity event.

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I think you need some help,

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so we've invited four really wonderful celebrities to come back.

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Come on out here, please.

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Look at this.

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We brought back Carol Alt,

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Stephen Baldwin,

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Marilu Henner,

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and Lennox Lewis.

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Look, you're each going to choose two celebrities.

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We'll decide who has first pick with a coin toss.

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Piers, you have tails, Trace, you have heads. Good luck.

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It's heads.

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Trace, you get the first pick. Who is it?

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Lennox Lewis.

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When I won the toss, I knew where I was going.

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I was going to take Piers' security blanket away from him,

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and that security blanket is Lennox Lewis.

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-How can a Brit fight for an American? You don't want a Brit.

-It's OK. Piers, go ahead.

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Right, this is tough.

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No, Lord God, please, God. Lord, please, Lord Jesus.

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I'm going to choose Stephen Baldwin.

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Oh, God!

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'All right, Lord.'

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What would Jesus do?

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It's interesting that you chose Stephen.

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The odd thing is that even though we clashed all the time, we work very well together.

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Well, I was very surprised by the pick. Who are you choosing, Trace?

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My girl, Marilu Henner.

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Piers, your final pick is Carol.

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OK, for your final task, you're going to create a charity event

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right in this hall, and it's got to be spectacular.

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You both have to work together to pull this off,

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but will be responsible for different aspects of the event.

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Ivanka, what will one finalist have to do?

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Well, one of you will handle catering

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-as well as produce a live charity auction event.

-And, Don, for the other finalist?

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The other finalist will be taking care of the decor as well as working with the entertainment,

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multi-platinum recording artists the Backstreet Boys.

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You'll be judged on three things, tickets sold to the event,

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money raised during the auction,

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and how well you run your part of the event.

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We want this event to be really big,

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so we'll provide you with some amazing auction items to get you started.

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You'll have to negotiate with each other to select which items you want,

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plus you can add some of your own items,

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and, win or lose, the proceeds will go to your charity.

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So find great things to auction and sell as many tickets as you can.

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Everything I see and everything you do

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will help me decide who will become the Celebrity Apprentice.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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Hey.

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'The very first thing that we had to do was negotiate'

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what each person was going to be responsible for.

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I assume that you would feel more comfortable running the show?

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You know why? Cos I think at this point it's for the good of the event.

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You are a music guy, you do shows, I do charity auctions.

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So, if you're happy, I'll take the auction and the catering,

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-you guys take the show.

-Right.

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We want to keep a list. If you've got one, I'll write the stuff down.

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It'll be I pick, you pick.

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'We were given some auction items that we had to negotiate with the other team'

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and I looked through them closely,

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worked out which ones I thought were the most viable for us.

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You get to pick first.

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-OK, I'll take Ivanka Trump.

-OK.

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-I'm taking the Super Bowl thing.

-OK.

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What did he take?

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The Super Bowl thing.

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'My simple strategy was I was more interested in things'

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that I thought could be appealing to a wider cross-section of people

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like the shopping trip with Ivanka Trump.

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I was delighted that I was getting stuff in that was really unique.

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May the best man win - and I will.

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Sure you really want to do that?

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Now I've got rid of you, I've never been more certain of anything in my life.

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-You prat!

-Make sure you keep him awake, yeah?

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'Piers is a Chihuahua, man.'

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A Chihuahua is one of the tiniest dogs on the planet.

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I used to just nudge him occasionally.

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'They bark loud, they make a lot of noise and they're a pain in the ass'

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but they're no real threat.

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That's Piers Morgan.

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We're going to win by selling our auction stuff to the highest bidder

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and selling the tickets for more than them.

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That's the game.

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I have a feeling that faces are going to matter.

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-Trace will have every country music relationship that he has...

-Sure.

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'I warned Piers throughout this whole experience,'

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it's not just about the money.

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And he's looked me dead in my face and said,

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"Donald Trump is only interested in the success we do as far as making money."

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And I told Piers, "I'm willing to bet you, it would be my guess,

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"that you're very wrong about that".

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We're going to concentrate on celebrities

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and we're going to concentrate on the band and the decor.

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I'm not going to raise the kind of money that Piers will raise.

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'Piers will beat me with the money.'

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I've already conceded that. That'll happen.

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So we're going to concentrate on the other two areas

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and if we can take two out of three, we win. That's all there is to it.

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I'm reaching out today to everybody that I have their phone number,

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that is in the same business that I'm in.

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You want country people to come down to New York?

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I'm chartering two jets, my friend.

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We'll fly them up here.

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-Are you serious?

-Yes, I'm serious.

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I want to win. I'm going to beat this bastard. I'm going to beat him bad.

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So if we beat him with celebrities...we win.

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We need to get as much celebrities in the place as possible to win.

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'The key to winning this task'

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was making sure we had some good celebrities.

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I'd love for you to give me some numbers of some celebrities I could invite.

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'At this time, it's difficult to get celebrities cos we're giving them one day's notice.'

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Anyone you can think of or people you could have who could come to the event.

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Lennox is going after some celebrities,

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Marilu Henner's going after a few and I've got to get some.

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I need cowboy hats.

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So I started calling people.

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I know every country music artist and I was able to get a few.

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I've got Montgomery Gentry,

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I've got Ronnie Milsap, Dean Sams from Lone Star.

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I was also trying to get some auction items

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to raise money through an auction to benefit our two charities.

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I've got two Taylor guitars

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and I was going to have any of my celebrities that show up sign the guitar, we auction it off.

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It was unbelievable.

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So you're going to the prop rental place so that's all good.

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Marilu and Lennox headed down to go look at stuff from the props house.

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I was dealing with the band,

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making sure that all that was taken care of.

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Me and Marilu went to the props house today to pick out some stuff

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so that when people come for the event tomorrow,

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the place is looking good and sexy.

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Hey! Hi! Are you Peter?

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-That's me.

-Hi! Marilu Henner.

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How you doing? Lennox Lewis.

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Hi, Lennox. Pleasure.

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I love planning parties.

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I always think in terms of flow, energy centres etc, etc.

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-Do we make them all high?

-Yeah, we want them high.

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I agree.

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I think we should have the mixture of high and low, a few chairs and then some chairs around.

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I want to see the linens.

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-I want to see white for my sake.

-Whatever you like.

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So that's how it'll look.

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Good. That looks good. Done.

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Remember, we're on a time thing so we got to get through it fast.

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-I know, I know.

-OK.

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-So once we come up with something, boom, decided, done.

-That's great.

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Marilu kind of reminds me of, you know, my mother.

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She's a little bit fussy, she wants to get everything right

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and I had to go and say, "This is what we're doing, done, move on".

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I'm worried about having a bunch of ugly gold and silver chairs.

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I say keep it just like that. Done.

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I'm worried about it looking tacky. I feel safer with this.

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-That's not tacky.

-All black.

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I think that looks great.

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-Done!

-OK. Done.

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-Let's go.

-All right. This was fun.

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-Thanks.

-Thank you so much, Peter.

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-I'll check in with you tomorrow. You guys did a great job.

-Great.

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-Thank you.

-Wonderful.

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-Done!

-OK.

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-Mark?

-Hi. How are you?

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Carol Alt. Nice to see you.

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-Likewise.

-Stephen Baldwin.

-Nice to meet you.

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-You've already set up some stuff.

-We prepared some hors d'oeuvres.

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Carol and I went and met the organisation that was providing the food and drink.

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We did a little taste testing of the hors d'oeuvres.

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Yummy.

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-This is the actual hors d'oeuvres that will be served.

-OK.

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May I?

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Yes, please. Indulge.

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We have smoked salmon.

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Then miso glazed seared tuna.

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-Ooh la la.

-And then we have squash with a braised short-rib ragu.

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Oh my Lord.

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-Can I just pig out?

-Absolutely.

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Feel free.

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HE CRUNCHES LOUDLY

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Is that loud?

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That's loud.

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'Stephen is extremely charming, he's very cute.'

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-I think I could eat about 27 of those.

-It's catering!

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He's a piece of work.

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HE CRUNCHES

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'I've got to win the auction.

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'The auction's a major part of this challenge.'

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I knew I had to get creative prizes

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with great uniqueness to them.

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Just on a whim, I thought, I wonder if my old friend is in New York.

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-What can I do for you?

-Your Majesty!

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Keep it quiet.

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-How are you?

-Nice to see you. Do I not get a kiss?

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Of course you get a kiss.

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My favourite Royal. Always has been.

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LAUGHTER

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'I went to see Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.'

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She was on great, sparkling form.

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I need your help with something.

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-I'm running a big charity event tomorrow night.

-Right.

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The great thing about Fergie is that not only is she great fun

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and incredibly enthusiastic, she loves working for charity.

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I can do tea and then we can also give a Wedgewood tea set.

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You're the draw.

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No! I'll go along and chat away.

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Fergie offered herself up as a prize.

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Tea with the duchess. A royal tea, which is great.

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We're going to win it. We're going to win it!

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-Everything we do, we have to win.

-Of course.

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'I thought, that is a slam dunk.'

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-I really appreciate it.

-Not at all.

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That one moment may be enough to win the auction.

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You owe me!

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What else do we need to do?

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Should we go through the Backstreet Boys checklist or anything?

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Aren't the Backstreet Boys like Backstreet Old Guys now?

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Are they still using "boys"?

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LAUGHTER

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Backstreet Grey Hairs?

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I was a little nervous about the Backstreet Boys' list

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of what they wanted in their dressing room.

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We also need 12 bottles of assorted local beers.

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Two bottles of red wine. Cabernet and Merlot.

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One hot tea set up with honey and fresh lemon.

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Hold up. I need to talk to their road manager first.

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A lot of times he'll tell you they don't need all that stuff.

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OK. It was on my list.

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I'll talk to their tour manager when he hits the ground. He'll call me.

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I'll go over it with him because I've done this a lot.

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I'm going to discuss with their tour manager

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the stuff they have on their list, on their rider,

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stuff they want in the green room,

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and what, if it's too much trouble to find,

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can be lived without.

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And as an act it's at that point that you have to decide,

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is this a deal breaker for me?

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If I don't have green M&Ms in the room, am I not going to go on stage?

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Hello.

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Hello, is this Fitzjoy?

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This is Trace Adkins. Hello?

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My name is Trace Adkins.

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I am your liaison.

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My name is Trace Adkins. A-D-K-I-N-S.

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'Trace was getting frustrated. It's a big event for him,

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'he doesn't need to be running around looking after all the things'

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that maybe a boy band wants.

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In the morning at 10am.

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So a lot of these questions here about them,

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I'll have answered in the morning when I meet with him at 10.

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I'm not really comforted by the way the dude sounded on the phone.

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Oh, God.

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-I'm Piers.

-Nice to meet you.

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Good to see you.

0:35:450:35:46

Lisa came down from the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

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We had a great meeting.

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-I've had another idea.

-OK!

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I think it'd be really powerful to have your guys there as our invited guests.

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I'm aware by doing this, I'm giving up tickets I could've sold

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'but I think Mr Trump will find that's in the spirit of the game.'

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A mixture of old and young. Probably two-thirds young.

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'I thought that would add a really nice touch to the event.'

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They'd see the uniform, they'd think about our heroic soldiers

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and it might encourage them to bid higher sums of money.

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-Nice to meet you.

-Thank you so much.

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If I win, you get more money.

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Exactly. That's what we like, right?

0:36:290:36:31

Exactly. Just for the record, you don't care how mean I am, do you?

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No. The meaner, the better!

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LAUGHTER You go get 'em, Piers!

0:36:370:36:40

Hey.

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Hi. Trace?

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How's it going? Trace Atkins.

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-Nick Carter.

-Nice to meet you, Nick.

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'I had to go have a meeting with the Backstreet Boys to let 'em know'

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I'm going to be the guy today taking care of you,

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whatever your needs may be.

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If you want to fulfil this rider, whatever.

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I've got to tell you straight upfront though,

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on your rider, it talks about two different dressing rooms.

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This is not a big venue. We've got one room backstage.

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So since we only have the one room,

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some of the stuff on this rider is redundant, you know what I'm saying?

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You've got stock for two rooms.

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If you want two of everything, you got it, but...

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If we're going to have our band in there with us...

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We'll leave it that way then.

0:37:400:37:43

I knew then I was dealing with a group of kids that were going to bust my balls all day.

0:37:430:37:48

Can I ask you - wheatgrass. Is there any way you can get that?

0:37:480:37:52

Excuse me?

0:37:520:37:53

-Wheatgrass?

-Wheatgrass?

0:37:530:37:55

-Yeah.

-Like, to eat?

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You squeeze it and you get the juice out of it and you drink it.

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It's, like, really good for your body.

0:38:020:38:04

It looks like turf.

0:38:040:38:05

'What?!'

0:38:050:38:07

Are you punkin' me, man?

0:38:070:38:09

'Is this a joke? Really?'

0:38:090:38:11

-I've never heard of it, man.

-I don't know...

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It gives you energy before you go on.

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I'm happy for you, brother.

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I'm glad you've found something that works for you.

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If you could leave the waters out.

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So they're room temperature.

0:38:240:38:26

-Yeah.

-You know!

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And some tea would be great.

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'Talking to the Backstreet Boys is time out of my life that I'll never get back.'

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Talking abut wheatgrass juice.

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I'd already established you have about as much fundraising ability

0:38:430:38:46

inside you as an armadillo, so I'm relying on you for faces.

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I'm pulling out all the guns here.

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'While I gave the charity 20 tickets,

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'Stephen had to deliver on the celebrity count.'

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Stephen had promised me a lot of celebrities.

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You tell Gandolfini that it's me, too.

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Where's Lindsay?

0:39:070:39:09

'She's in LA.'

0:39:090:39:11

Ben Stiller's not available.

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The thing about Stephen is he's full of life,

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he's a great character.

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But his biggest flaw is in terms of celebrity getting,

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he unfortunately is fairly useless.

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It sounds like it's a little too complicated. Bye.

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I believe in delegation.

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You have to believe these people can deliver on what they say they can do.

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Hello. Y'ello?

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Yodele-hee-hoo!

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Oh boy!

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Look, the bottom line is, are there any celebs you think you could get down realistically?

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I looked.

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'It was a bit depressing.'

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I thought if Trace turns up with a cartload of country music superstars

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and Lennox brings in all the big fight boys, we might have a problem.

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-Where's Stephen?

-I don't know.

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This is what he does unfortunately.

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Yes, I was responsible for getting as many celebrities there

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but realistically at such short notice, nobody was available.

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So if Piers Morgan gets fired because no celebrities showed up -

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sorry.

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Next week - the final showdown continues

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and Trace is tested by the band.

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Black nail polish?

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One of 'em forgot to bring his fingernail polish.

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While Piers lays down his plan of attack.

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The general strategy is to get them as loaded as fast as possible.

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Loaded celebrities means lots of money. Thank you very much.

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And with everything hanging in the balance,

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Trace gets an emotional visit.

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It reminded me why I'm doing this, for that six-year-old.

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While Piers gets a phone call that surprises everyone.

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You may recognise the voice.

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APPLAUSE

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Tune in next week to find out who will become

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the Celebrity Apprentice.

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The celebrity cast is cut to two after a surprise board meeting and interviews conducted by business pundits Jim Cramer and Erin Burnett. The remaining two will then organize a concert by the Backstreet Boys, with former celebrity contestants returning to help out.


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