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It's coming down to the wire, as only two weeks remain
in the fight to become the Celebrity Apprentice.
I had colon cancer
'and then decided that I needed to give something back.'
So far, the game has brought some together...
How did Summer do?
I cannot tell you how inspired I was by these people.
You really love these people, don't you?
..and torn others apart.
You don't like Curtis very much.
Not a lot.
He's just too smug for me.
I do agree with Sharon.
I look at him and I'm like, "I want to punch you!"
And at times, the pressure has been too much to take.
Sharon's been sick, and she missed my entire task.
It takes a lot of wear and tear on you, and I was totally exhausted.
Darryl, do you want to be fired?
All right. Darryl, you're fired.
So far, eight celebrities have been fired.
You're fired! You're fired! You're fired.
And only six remain.
Last week, the remaining celebrities were tasked with refurbishing
a corporate apartment.
You're going to paint it, you're going to furnish it,
you're going to make it look beautiful.
And Mr Trump mixed up the teams again,
sending Curtis Stone into enemy territory.
-Curtis, get over there.
Bret, you're going to the other team.
'Pretty boy Curtis...'
I thought he was smug from the beginning.
On Tenacity, reluctant project manager Holly Robinson Peete
went for an exotic theme...
This is looking really good in here, you guys.
..And tasked Cyndi to add her Lauper touch to the celebrity-themed room.
You say you want red, then pick a red.
I thought Cyndi would be perfect for this.
On Rock Solid,
project manager Sharon Osbourne went with a contemporary look.
This is a good bed. It's got storage underneath.
'I wanted modern because...'
At the presentation, the judges were wowed by Cyndi's celebrity room...
-Nice with the patent leather.
..and loved Sharon's modern approach.
We wanted to keep it clean lines.
But in the end,
it was Sharon's overall makeover that put her on top.
They thought Rock Solid was fantastic.
Oh! Dear God!
In the hot seat, Holly turned on Cyndi.
Should I fire Cyndi or should I fire you, Holly?
I think you've got to fire Cyndi.
But when Mr Trump gave Cyndi an out...
You came up with the best room of everybody.
No! She said, "Paint the room red."
Wait, you're saying that SHE said to paint it red?
She said she wanted a red room.
..Cyndi made a tactical error.
Why did you bring up the fact that it was Holly's idea?
Because it was true!
OK. Cyndi, you're fired.
All right. Who do you say?
He's going to fire Holly.
He can't let her go.
She's a ferocious competitor.
-I think Cyndi.
I think he fired Cyndi.
Someone's about to come through.
'I hated that Cyndi had to go...'
but I felt she was sort of a loose cannon for a while now.
-Who did I fight to paint that room red?
-You said, "Red."
She did not want to paint it red.
She's like, "She has to have a red room!"
And so they said, "Hold on, wait a second.
-"I thought the red room was all your idea!"
'So I felt bad that I had to be so...'
brutally honest in the boardroom about Cyndi.
'But in the end, I was sad to see Cyndi go,'
but I felt it was the right decision.
-I just got 40 grand!
-Yes, you did!
My favourite bra ever!
'Sharon was letting loose. We might have started off a little rocky,
'but I've really grown to connect with Sharon.'
And she's so passionate about her charity.
So I wanted to see her in the finals.
-Whatever pills you're on, Sharon, I want some!
-Oh, my God!
'Me and Sharon were celebrating.'
We were partying. We're like, "Woo! We made it!"
'The next thing you know, it got silent.'
We need you all to head back into the boardroom now.
OK. We will all come back directional.
Oh, that's not good for me. So folks...
Cheers, Holly! Cheers!
'Donald Trump threw me for a loop.'
It was strange, man. I didn't know what he was going to do.
Oh, jeez, Curtis! You're always in the bath! Don't do a deuce, Curtis!
-What do you think?
-I think somebody's going.
No deucing us!
I absolutely think somebody's going.
All right. We're all going back in.
# Money, money, money, money
# Money, money, money, money
# Some people got to have it
# Some people really need it
# Listen to me, y'all
# Do things, do things, do things
# Bad things with it
# Dollar bills, y'all
# For that lean, old, mean
# Mean green
# Almighty dollar, money
# I know that money
# Give me a nickel
# Brother, can you spare a dime?
# Money can drive some people Out of their minds
# No good, no good
# Money, money, money, money
# Money. #
Congratulations. You're the final five.
That really is a great achievement.
You've handled pressure, you've raised a lot of money for
So, really, you are to be congratulated. Great job.
That being said, I'm going to fire somebody right now.
And the remaining four will be interviewed by Joan Rivers,
my Celebrity Apprentice, and Bill Rancic, who was my number one
Apprentice from the first show.
Then, I'm going to fire two more people.
So, we're going to end up then, after tonight,
with two people who will
go head-to-head in the final task to become the Celebrity Apprentice.
All right. We want to start talking right now.
Holly, why shouldn't I fire you?
Because I'm focused, I'm dedicated, I'm committed to this.
I've been in every task, and I've put in a lot of sweat equity
for all of the other project managers I've worked for.
Bret, why should I not fire you?
You shouldn't fire me because I work hard, I'm bringing everything I got.
I'm extremely passionate. I am diabetic, I live with it.
And my charity chose me.
Curtis, you're the most low-key of the group.
Why shouldn't you be fired?
Cos I'm a natural leader, Mr Trump.
I travelled when I was 21-years-old and started working
in a restaurant for a guy that... I loved his work.
-A few years later, I was running his empire.
-Why are you smirking, Maria?
-Because I think we all...
-You're just like, "Give me a break!"
I think we all started very young, fighting for our dream.
So that's the only reason why I smirked when he said, "21."
I started modelling when I was 15.
Maria, should you be fired?
No, not at all. I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty.
I'm not afraid of putting the work in, lifting stuff,
calling out and reaching out to my contacts.
And there are some people that I still expect a little dough from.
So I would like to, you know, put a little pressure on them as well.
So I just want to keep fighting.
-Who's our weakest player, Holly?
At the table, right now. Who's our weakest player?
I'd only say Maria because Maria, I think, is the player
-that comes from the least purest place sometimes.
-What does that mean?
-I mean that sometimes...
-That's a hell of a statement!
-I know! I went a long way to get...
-What does that mean?
-I'm just saying that sometimes...
-Maria, that's a biggie!
No, no. I'm just saying that sometimes, I've seen in the boardroom
Maria stick up for herself
at the expense of someone else, just to do it.
Just to say it, without any provocation or anything.
So I think that's a weakness.
Does that make her weak or does she have a survival instinct
-that maybe other people lack?
-In my eyes, it's a weakness.
In my eyes, there are other ways you can do it with integrity.
Maria, respond to that, please.
I never say anything that isn't supported.
There is support between everything I say.
What do you think of Holly?
I think she's had a rough... a rough life as a mother.
And I completely understand where she comes from in a lot of ways,
because of the fact she does have an autistic child.
I think that's a nice statement and probably a true statement.
-It's a very true statement.
-The autism thing is a tough thing.
It's devastating. There's an 80% divorce rate,
and there's a reason for that.
-It definitely thickened my skin.
-I've known so many people, it's just been brutal.
-So you can understand it?
you've all gotten to know each other very well.
Who do you think is not the strongest player at this table?
-In what category?
-In every category.
-In what category?
-Overall category. Life.
-Everything you've done so far.
If you took a blend of all of it, who's the weakest player?
You know who that person is. You just have to.
-I can't believe it.
I honestly can't put anybody on the line.
Sharon, in your world, in your business as a music
manager and a talent manager, you'd be able to do this in
a second and give an answer. I mean, to me, it's almost
as though there's a lot of weakness coming from you that you
can't say one of these people is worse than the other.
-I mean, that's a major problem.
-it, then! Maria.
-But is that just arbitrary because I just said that, or is it...
I mean, what's the logic behind it?
That's it! That's it! Because she's young. She's so enthusiastic.
She's so driven.
-And she's, like... bl-bl-bl-bl!
-What do you think of Holly?
Holly's a toughie because...
She's tough because she's good.
She's good at everything she does.
And Holly has a heart this big.
And there is nothing like a mother fighting for your child.
You're a lioness. She's a lioness. I've had cancer and survived.
I saw people die beside me.
But that, to me, still cannot compete with Holly looking at
her child every day.
-You cannot compete with that passion.
-Can you compete with that?
-Will you be able to beat Holly?
I don't know whether I want to.
Sharon, you said you didn't want to beat Holly.
What does that mean, "You didn't want to beat her"?
No, I said, "I don't know that I do," because being a mother,
I don't know what I'd do if I had a child that wasn't well.
I don't know what I would do. It's devastating.
It's just... It's taken over Holly's life.
And I don't know whether I would want to take that away from her.
I don't know whether I have the right to take that away from her.
But everyone's charity has great merit.
-And they each mean something to you differently and personally.
And as I say, you know...
And it's amazing what Holly has done to date, but it doesn't mean
that you shouldn't be fighting for your charity as well.
And I am. I am. I'm fighting for people.
As I said, I saw people die.
And, um, you know, we've all spent a long, long time together here.
And here you are.
We all know each other. And here we are.
-And do I have the right...
-It's a long time.
-It's a long journey. It's not easy.
-It's been a long journey.
People have no idea how tough this is.
-No, they don't.
-It's a long ride.
And you should all be very proud of yourselves.
So, Curtis, who's the weakest player at the table right now?
You think Maria? Well, there goes THAT relationship!
You're just jumping on the bandwagon. That's OK.
-I'm not jumping on the bandwagon.
-You think Maria is?
She made some unfounded comments about me last week in the boardroom.
And you haven't forgotten it?
-But so did Sharon!
-Of course I haven't forgotten it.
You don't just forget.
You don't say, "Oh, gee! Now we're friends. We won a task."
And it was founded. The reason why I said that you were so arrogant is
because you came in our dressing room and you took a crap
and left the stench in the room!
So that is the whole purpose of why I was upset!
-That's not exactly true.
-It wasn't your room!
-That's pretty gross!
-It wasn't your place to go!
-Why is that arrogant, though?
It was complete... "Oh, like, this is my room, so I can do this
"wherever I want to!"
So, I mean, that was the whole thing!
I mean, it was completely founded.
-That is so random!
-We don't need to go there.
That is so random.
We don't need to go there.
That's a little bit random, don't you think, as Holly would say?
Isn't that a little bit random, that statement? That's pretty tough.
I think it's a good depiction of your character.
It's a little bit below the belt, which, I think...
That is a little below the belt, Maria.
That's how you play the game.
That's a tough one.
That's a tough one.
Maria, do you sort of regret having said that?
He said it was unfounded. It was unfounded. There was a reason.
Did I say it in the last boardroom? No.
I just said that I thought it was a little arrogant to come into
our room and do that. But I...
-That's a little gross, right?
-I don't regret anything.
Isn't it sort of gross, though, bringing that up?
That's, like, disgusting.
This is my boardroom. It's not a locker room.
Maria, you're fired.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Very nice to meet you.
'This experience that I've had on Celebrity Apprentice...'
was amazing up until ten minutes of it.
Ten minutes, that's it.
'It wasn't even like, "Oh, well, you screwed up a task."'
It was like, "Oh, I didn't like your comment." Just...
Your interviews with Joan and Bill will be very important to me.
I'll listen carefully to what they say.
Then I'll make up my mind.
Two more of you will be fired.
The four of you wait outside. Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
It's a great group.
-It is a great group.
-Yeah, a really solid group.
Glad to see the emotion finally come out of all of them.
Thank you, Curtis.
'At this point, this is all in our hands.'
So I felt really good about the opportunity to try to sell
myself to Bill and to Joan.
Yeah, congratulations, everybody.
I was like, "What if these interviews go real bad for me?"
My demise could be a bad interview.
'And I was feeling pretty beat up.
He makes a decision, we go back in, and bam!
Curtis, they're ready for you.
I guess, in this game, your neck's always on the line.
'But I'm going to keep focused and play it exactly how I always have.
'Be very honest and be a straight-shooter.
'And tell Joan and Bill anything they want to know about.'
-Go get them, Curtis!
-Hello, Joan. Hello, Bill.
-Good to see you.
So, Joan, what do you think of this guy?
You know, before we did Celebrity, we did regular Apprentice.
-And it became the number one show on television.
It was a monster! Good man?
So what do you think of our ensemble?
Tell me about Curtis.
-Curtis, I think...
-Women like him, Joan.
-Women like him but...
Yeah, but he's riding on it.
You've known lots of guys like that over the years?
Oh, I've known a lot of guys that walk past me like that.
I think the one thing that you'll be able to identify with Curtis is
the guy knows how to build a brand.
And you know better than anyone how important that is.
I guess my question is, why are you here?
Bill, I work with Feeding America, and have done for quite a while.
I'm super passionate about the charity.
They have food banks, and shelters where they cook for the homeless...
That's a canned answer. Why should you be here?
I should be here cos I'm a natural leader. I've done it all my life.
When you run busy kitchens, you're dealing with chefs from
all walks of life.
You know, front-of-house staff and different nationalities.
You've really got to know how to harness people's energy.
You've only stepped up as project manager once.
-And, to me, I've got to say that raises a red flag.
You know, it's a little weak.
Yup, I understand that. Look, everything I've done, we've won.
-And then this last one...
-Well, you've only done one.
-Yeah, that's right.
-You know, that's going to come up.
Of course, my goal of being here is to raise money for Feeding America.
It doesn't hurt to sell some pots and pans and, you know, cookware.
One of the major reasons that everyone comes onto this show
is to carry on building their profile, so that they can
increase their business potential.
Why should you win?
I should win because I'm so passionate about Feeding America.
But never mind the charity. Why should YOU win?
Because I'm the best leader.
Why did you defer to Bret so much?
Um, look, Bret's a real... He takes a long time to make a decision.
And he sidetracks himself. He gets sidetracked over the sidetrack.
So what I'd do with Bret was I'd give him a creative challenge,
and I'd set him off in that road because that way I got real,
tangible stuff from Bret.
And because a lot of these challenges are about
creativity, he really shone because I think I harnessed his
energy really well.
Who did you dislike the most?
She'll not be on your Christmas card list?
She won't be on my Christmas card list!
What would you serve Maria for dinner?
Well, first, I'd make Maria use my bathroom because
I'd like to show her that I have a clean, nice-smelling
toilet at home!
He's very secure in what he does.
And I'm sure what he does is brilliant. He's also very limited.
-Yeah, he's a one-trick pony.
I'm sure he's a very nice guy.
But I don't think he's got what it takes.
What about Sharon, Joan?
I just think Sharon wants this more,
probably, than anything she's ever wanted in her life.
I think she's out of gas.
I don't think she can go the distance to bring this thing home
and to deliver a finale.
-How are you doing?
-Oh, really good.
I hear you've been sick for a good chunk of it.
-That's been the saga of this whole thing.
The finale, as you know, is brutal.
Are you up to the task, and is it fair to the others?
-Of course I can handle it.
-But you've been sick.
Yeah, but I died and came back to life.
So if I can handle two years fighting cancer, I can handle this.
So, that's why you think you should be here now?
You know, I haven't been able to pull my weight,
I don't know if I stayed under the radar or just...
-So I can't complain.
-But you clearly haven't raised the most money.
I deserve to be here as much as anyone else.
Are you a fighter, though, in the competition sense?
I know you're a fighter...
In my entire life, nobody has given me anything.
I've had to fight for everything.
And I love it because I owe nobody a damn thing.
You said something in the boardroom that I think is very interesting.
You said, "I wouldn't want to win over Holly."
-What if it's you and Holly?
-I wouldn't feel, um...
-It's just that...
..when she's doing it for her child...
-No, I get...
Sweetheart, I get it.
I never thought that I would be here anyway
because I thought that I was the big shot that could start a charity
and it'd be like Elton's, that everybody would want to be throwing
-money at me, but nobody gives a
-about anybody's colon
cos it's up your arse and nobody cares, it's not sexy.
I made a deal,
-that I would give back and I haven't done very
-well so far
and if I can bring attention about this cancer,
..I've made my part of the deal, you know?
I couldn't even think of a colour for a ribbon, Joan.
-Unfortunately, you could.
Sharon Osbourne didn't take care of her husband's career,
and her kids' career, and decide she wanted a career
and got one at her age, by being wishy-washy.
-That tells you something.
-She's a very tough lady.
She's tough and sweet.
-It's been very tough for her.
-It's tough for her.
How do you think this cast compares to your cast last year?
-Not as volatile.
-Without a doubt.
They've all been very capable, very smart. Really good players.
What do you think of Bret?
I don't know, he's got that fire in his belly, he's got the passion.
And he was up front.
He owned up and said, "I made mistakes."
I like that in someone. I think that says a lot about who they are
as a person and their character.
You're in the final four, which I think is a great accomplishment.
Some of your team-mates may have accused you of being a little
scattered, not being able to focus.
Are you going to be able to kind of focus in
-and hone in on what you need to do?
There's one side of me that is completely,
100% this creative person.
There's another side of me that is absolutely driven to succeed, right?
I've been a human pin-cushion with over 250,000 injections
in my body since I was six years old. That can boil the blood sometimes.
And I am here for one reason,
so that somebody else won't have to go through what I go through.
One of the things Mr Trump's looking for is a leader who's agile,
and someone who can change up the game plan along the way.
How have you been agile in this competition?
I roll with every punch you give me.
I have lived a life of ups and downs and sideways
and you've got to roll with the punches and also field the ball.
The fact that that ball comes at you 18 zillion different ways
and I've been able to field them all and manage a career for 22 years
in which I've signed every cheque, I can get it done.
-So, you don't just show up?
I've found that the harder I worked, the luckier I got.
How did you apply what you learnt from the longevity
in your career into what you just did here?
My whole entire life has been about two things - about focusing
and finishing on getting done, taking care of my business
so I can take care of my passion.
What were the weaknesses you found out about yourself?
One of my weaknesses is I live on musician and/or rock-star time.
-Time was like something you just didn't get?
I've been my own boss since I've been 18, 19 years old,
for better or worse. But strong. I could occasionally be a little late.
And it's not because I want to be, I know I need to do this
but I was running on the first week on one hour's sleep.
-That's how I started this.
-Everyone says how nice you are.
How nice you are.
Do you think you can? Don't you have to be a fighter?
-Don't you have to be tough?
-I am extremely tough.
-How? You haven't shown it yet.
Don't ever mistake my kindness for weakness.
I've found in my life, I have gotten way more bees with honey
than vinegar and I genuinely like people, I'm not a malicious person.
I want to win because I won,
not because I threw somebody under the bus.
Bret, I think, very creative.
He's an artist, there's no question about it.
And I know he wants it and he feels it.
But I didn't see the fire in him.
I don't know. He's passionate, he was very honest.
He's personally affected by the disease and now his child is,
and he's going to do whatever he needs to do
-to deliver for you in the finale.
-Tell me about Holly.
Holly is living this because she's not going to walk out of here
and it's over.
She's going home to autism and I think that's making her
so strong and so focused.
Bill, what do you think of Holly?
She's got two losses under her belt as a project manager.
I think that's a big problem.
Although she raised a lot of money in one task, she lost two others.
And, at the end of the day, it's about delivering results.
-It's a tough battle, isn't it?
-Oh, my! Who knew?
Who knew the endurance was going to be such a factor?
-I know what you're going through, believe me.
I hear you've raised a lot of money.
I did, I set a record and I'm so proud of that.
I raised 350,000 for the HollyRod Foundation, for autism.
No-one can take away the amount of money you raised,
-but do you deserve to go to the next level?
Not just cos I raised a boat-load of money, because I'm here.
Let's be clear, it wasn't so much about fundraising,
it was about staying up all night and doing it.
It was my dedication in doing it. And also it's my passion.
But the reality is, I'm multi-dimensional
and I'm not worried at all if I go forward here
and the task has something to do and it's not fundraising.
I have to bring this up. I know you've got two losses and one win.
How do you explain that?
You've got the most losses out of anyone who's still standing.
I also have the most at-bats at project manager,
-which should say something.
-Yes, but you've got to deliver a win.
Absolutely. But in the end, I'm still here for a reason.
Coming out of this,
what are you going to look back on and be most proud of?
What have you found out about yourself?
I learned that I'm a lot more resilient than I thought I was.
I knew there was a moment where I was going to break down
and say, "I've got to go home, I want to be with my kids."
But every time I had that moment, I picked myself back up,
got ready for another task delivery and just got on with it.
Do you think you could walk on the street and bump into Maria?
Maria, yes. Cyndi, not so sure.
She's a little mad,
and Carol Leifer, I think she's got my picture on a dartboard somewhere.
But in the end, this is not personal, it's business.
And I'm glad to be here on that behalf.
Holly is a mother, and I want this for my child,
and you guys, look out.
Don't cross a mother and her cub.
Holly's an ass kicker.
She's very good.
I'd like to see her go against Sharon.
That's two strong, connected women...
That's very interesting.
..that CARE about their charities.
Sharon sat and cried.
But I think Bret is connected even more so because
not only does it affect him, but now his child.
I think Bret's terrific.
Of course he cares, my Lord!
But I'd like to see Bret just say, "Look out!"
Joan, Bill, thank you very much. I love you both.
-We've had a lot of fun.
-Love you so much.
Amanda, let them in.
Mr Trump is ready for you in the boardroom.
-Thank you, Amanda.
-Here we go.
This has been an awesome journey already, so...
Sit down, please.
First of all, amazing job. We're down to now four.
Four lonely, beautiful people.
And you really should be very proud of yourselves.
Your families should be proud.
And your charities should be proud, most of all, because you
really have done a great job.
So, there's no loser.
Two people are going to be fired right now, but there's
no loser here, and I want you to understand that.
-Sharon, you met with Joan Rivers and Bill Rancic.
How were your interviews? What did you think?
I thought they went really well. They did.
Who did you feel better about, Joan or Bill?
Probably Joan, because Bill's hard to read.
He has a great poker face.
Joan liked you very much. She really felt very strongly about you.
But tell me, why should I choose you?
I can only say that I need it really badly.
I need it really, really badly.
-Need it where?
-For my charity.
-In your heart, in your head?
For my charity. I made a commitment
and I have to see it through.
So, Bret, how did the interviews go for you?
I thought they went great,
and I thought that Joan and Bill both had completely different
questions, took a completely different approach.
Joan, I felt very personable with,
and with Bill, he was very direct but I got a good feeling.
It forced me to give direct answers
and I felt good about that.
Why should I keep you, Bret?
-I think that I bring a lot to the table.
I think I'm creative. I think that I'm very focused.
I can get it done. I'm a hard worker.
And I've lived with this disease my entire life.
And I'm here fighting for a cause so other children,
hopefully we'll find a cure
and they'll not have to go through what I went through.
Holly, what'd you think of the interviews?
Oh, they were both good. Bill was tough.
I thought Bill was very tough.
I was more comfortable with Joan.
But, in the end, both of them I thought did a great job.
Holly, why should I keep you?
-But they all have passion, Holly.
Everybody at this table has passion.
Differing degrees, and I think I have passion.
I have the other stuff, too.
But passion and drive, ambition and consistency.
How important is this to you, Holly?
Very important. Very important.
Curtis, how'd you feel about the interviews?
I thought they went well.
Who did you like, from your standpoint,
in terms of the interview?
-I probably enjoyed the interview with Bill more, I think.
He asked more questions about business, where Joan
was a little bit more personal. Personal questions.
So, Curtis, what about yourself?
-I think I'm the best leader in the group.
-Why do you say that?
I mean, you had two people that couldn't stand you before.
-Why do you say you're the best leader?
-But he won us over. He did.
Yeah, you put me in a really awkward position, Mr Trump.
You made me go to a team where both people came and said that
they didn't like me, and I had to literally start from the ground up.
Joan Rivers said, "He's a really handsome guy.
"He's a wonderful guy, sort of a somebody that's limited,
"and he lacks a certain passion."
I was a little surprised at that.
Yeah, so am I. I'm extremely passionate, Mr Trump.
Bill sort of stated that you were a one-trick pony.
-You know what a one-trick pony is, right?
And I was a little bit surprised at that.
But they came out pretty strongly...
-Hey, look, they're very opinionated people to start off with.
But they did come out pretty strongly, Curtis.
How do you respond to that?
I think that I've proven that I'm not a one-trick pony. I can lead.
I was a project manager on a task where I knew very little about
what we were doing, when we were filming the 30-second commercial.
I played great support to both Bret, Holly
and Sharon in three different tasks.
I mean, the problem I have is that Joan Rivers and Bill Rancic won.
They did a fantastic job. They were great winners.
And they've done very well since.
So, I have to listen to them. Do you agree with that?
Curtis, you're fired.
-I have no choice.
They really were very, very strong in that way.
-And get the hell out of here.
thank you very much for the opportunity.
-Thank you very much.
-I appreciate it.
-Thank you very much, Curtis.
-Thanks. Good luck.
-Love you, Curtis.
-Love you, Curtis.
-Love you, too, guys.
'I've never been fired before in my life.
'I was really disappointed,'
because I wanted to raise
a whole lot more money for Feeding America.
'But that being said, I think that I've played a pretty good game,
'and I've represented myself quite well.'
What's up, buddy?
'And if you're going to be fired,'
you might as well get fired by Donald Trump, right?
-Very nice guy.
-He's a gentleman. He is.
OK, one more of you will be fired.
Holly, who would you choose if you were me?
Would you fire Sharon?
-Between these two?
Only because I just feel like Sharon's passion has
really come out in the last couple of tasks.
Yeah, but she's gone a long way before it came out.
But she worked it. She made up for it, and I feel like she's
a real strong player, and I feel like she's just a passionate person.
Look at her. I mean, she really feels this.
-No, she has felt it. There's no question about it.
Bret, who would you fire if you were me?
We're down to three people. Two are going to leave here.
We're going to have a hell of a final.
You know, who would you fire if you were me, Bret?
You know, I would fire Holly.
Why would you fire Holly?
My reasons are very simple.
One, I think she is a strong player...
Excuse me. Sharon, why are you crying? Don't cry, Sharon.
You don't have to...
I mean, you're doing so well, there's no reason to cry.
You should be proud of yourself, Sharon. Why are you crying?
I don't want to be a loser.
It's a tough ordeal.
People don't realise what you've been through.
Nobody has an idea unless you've done this.
You don't understand this passion at all.
Sharon, who would you fire between Holly and Bret, if you were me?
You have to, Sharon. I mean, you have to. That's part of it.
-I know. But it's...
-You have to.
It's just that the three of us are so emotionally involved,
because it directly affects us.
I think of everybody here, the three of you
-are the most emotionally involved.
-Which makes it tougher for me.
It's not business, it's personal.
And, um, it's so tough.
I mean, I see Bret giving himself injections
so many times a day.
I see what Holly goes through.
I know my guilt about what I go through.
You know, who needs it more? Who should be the one?
I could never make that decision.
Sharon, do you think you can compete with, let's say, Holly,
if you ended up in the finals?
She's been so solid, such a great leader, and raised, I believe,
more money than anybody.
And Bret's been a winner in every sense of the word.
He's won always as project manager.
Do you think you have the energy to compete with, let's say,
Holly, or, let's say, Bret?
I said this to Bill, he asked me the very same question,
and I said to him, "I died and came back."
-I'm strong enough.
Yeah, I'm strong. I'm a fighter.
You're more than strong. I mean, you're amazing.
-I'm a fighter.
-I know you're a fighter.
-It's going to be tough to compete with these two, though.
-I know that.
-Because we're all fighters.
And we all want it really, really badly.
And we want our charities to have the exposure that
this show can give.
But Bill felt strongly that you, in this current time,
cannot compete with these two.
You think that he's wrong about that?
It's his opinion, and I said to him, "You don't know me.
"But I know me, and I've gone through much worse than this
"in my life, and I come back."
Well, I think you're fantastic, Holly.
I really think you're fantastic.
Bret, I think you're fantastic.
And, you know, Sharon, I love you.
You're really a special woman.
But, Sharon, you're fired.
Thank you very much.
You've done an amazing job. I appreciate it.
Thank you, Mr Trump. I have had such an amazing experience here,
and I thank you so much for letting me be a part.
-It's been a great experience for me. Thank you, Sharon.
Love you, Mama.
All this crying. I don't cry.
Not easy. Good woman.
Love you, Sharon.
-Love you, too. Thank you.
-Thank you, Sharon. Thank you.
-Your children are a delight.
-Thank you very much.
Great job. Amazing.
All right, here we go.
You win some, you lose some.
'I was horribly emotional,'
and Mr Trump went - whack! - "See ya!"
Sharon, it's that elevator.
Oh, do I have to? Damn elevator.
'I'm just like, "Will you stop'
-crying, you silly old bat?" It's like, "Enough!"
You've got me!
Holly, Bret, congratulations.
-You're the final two.
You beat out a lot of very, very capable people.
The final is going to be absolutely a monster.
It's going to be amazing, and one of you will become
the Celebrity Apprentice.
-Go back to your suite at Trump Tower,
enjoy yourselves tonight, because tomorrow, nice and early,
I'm going to give you a task.
It'll be fantastic. Have a good time. Congratulations. Your family,
your charity, everybody's very proud of you.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
-I'm very proud of you.
You've been through a lot. Go ahead.
Mr Trump, thank you.
Sorry I have to kill you tomorrow, but right now, let's party!
Woo! Hell, yeah. Come on, I'm pouring.
-I'm going to get you drunk and hung over,
so you can't win nothing!
Am I bringing it on? The running man? Is that how I roll?
I can't do it. I won't do it. I just did it.
'I am so pumped up right now, it's unbelievable.'
I came in here as the complete underdog.
No-one thought I was even going to get out of bed.
You know what everyone's mistake was, honestly?
-They so underestimated me.
They're like, "This guy ain't going to wake up."
What I kept getting was, I'm too serious.
'I will not underestimate Bret Michaels at all.'
If I win, it's 250,000 for the HollyRod Foundation
'and the title of being Celebrity Apprentice.
'I came here to win this.'
I want to beat Bret Michaels.
I want to beat that unskinny bop.
-Congratulations. Cheers. And I want to say this.
All is fair in love, war, and raising money for our charities.
-That's what it's all about.
-Love you. Cheers.
Good morning and congratulations.
You've done a fantastic job.
Holly, how do you feel?
Invigorated. Just happy and honoured to be here.
-I'm ready to rock.
Are you surprised, Bret?
Not in myself. I think a lot of people are surprised.
-They counted me out from the beginning...
-People are surprised.
Yes, I believed in myself.
-But you really have been amazing.
-Both of you.
So now we're down to our final task,
and it's going to be a really big one.
In fact, it's a combination of everything you've done so far
in this competition.
You'll be working with a really great company - Snapple.
-Wonderful people, wonderful product.
I drink it all the time.
-I love it. You like Snapple, Holly?
-You better say that, Holly.
-I do! Grape is my favourite flavour.
OK. Very good.
With me is the chief executive officer of Snapple, Larry Young.
-Thank you. You will create a new flavour of Snapple tea.
You will extend our advertising campaign
with a new television commercial and print advertisement.
And you will launch your product at an event filled with
Snapple employees, distributors, and, most importantly,
our passionate Snapple tea fans.
Joining me today to help us with the task is Andrew Springate,
our senior vice president of brand marketing.
So, you'll be judged on the following - originality,
creativity, incorporating your charity's mission and message,
and, most important, maintaining the essence and the spirit
of the Snapple brand across all you do.
'Once I heard that we were able to incorporate our charity,
'that got me really excited,'
because HollyRod Foundation is my fifth child.
And Snapple's going to raise the stakes even further.
Your new Snapple tea product will be sold across the country.
The winner will receive 250,000
for Holly or Bret's charity.
And all across the country, people will be able to buy
the Snapple products you create.
And in doing so, they'll be supporting your charities.
-How do you feel about that?
-That's incredible. That's awesome.
All right. That's going to be a lot of money and, Holly,
you've already been pouring the money in.
How much have you won so far for your charity?
-All right. Well, very good. Congratulations.
You're going to have help, but I'll send them to you in a little while.
Go do your thing. Good luck.
-Thank you very much.
You ready? Let's rock.
'I'm going to go over to the Snapple mixology laboratory'
and I'm going to make sure
that when I get to meet my other team-mates,
'I had it all laid out.
'I had a plan. I was going to get this done.'
Good morning, good morning, everybody. Oh, there's nobody here.
There's no birthday party in here for me.
'I start laying out the computers, the pencils, the pens, the phones,'
and I'm saying to myself, "Bret, I've learned a lot
"on Celebrity Apprentice on how to organise."
Oh, geez! Oh, man, what's happening?
-I can't believe you beat me in my task.
-Are you my team?
-We're your team.
-Come on, then. Get in here.
'Mr Trump sent in the helpers, and here comes Darryl Strawberry'
and Summer Sanders. And I'm like, "Yes!"
-What's the task?
-It's Snapple tea.
-We got to come up with a flavour that we love.
We've got to shoot a commercial.
I'm going to give you this right now so you have it.
Look, I'm organised. Summer, which would you rather have?
-There you go.
-And there's the other one.
-Look at you!
-look at me all prepped.
-Stapled or unstapled?
'Our task today is really,'
when you think about it,
a culmination of all of the tasks to date.
'I think this is a really, really hard task to walk into
'after being gone for so long.'
You let us know if you want us to throw ideas out.
-You know I do.
-It's got to be something that you feel good about.
-'To be able to come back'
'after going home and getting some rest,'
I wanted to come back and redeem myself.
Finding a flavour that we love, that's all that matters,
and then we can taste test it at the mall today.
Today, of course, I got a cold sore on my lip,
so now I got to go to the mall and do a taste test thing.
So, you may have to be the front person. "Here, try this."
-you! I'm not drinking that!
"Anything you didn't touch?" It's just from stress.
It's not from kissing all those groupies, huh?
-No, no. Nothing at all.
It's just stress.
'So I'm all alone in my Snapple war room,'
trying to figure out who's going to come and help me on this task.
'I'm really hoping to get Summer Sanders, that's my homey,
'and I just feel like we're really connected.'
We're your new team. I'm sorry that I'm not Summer!
'In comes Curtis and Maria...'
But at this point, I'm just happy to have help.
We have to create and launch a new Snapple tea.
-We have to create a commercial, a print ad campaign...
And then we have to present it in front of bunch of
Snapple executives, like a big presentation.
-We have three days to do this.
-'I thought to myself,'
Thank God we have three days.
'But at the same time, three days is'
a short amount of time compared to how much we have to do.
"Made from the best stuff on Earth."
So why not incorporate an Earth logo?
I don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves, but tomorrow's
basically the creative stuff.
Well, here's my initial thought...
Maria, tomorrow's the creative stuff. Today is about the tea.
'Curtis and I,'
were trying. But then again we don't want to step on Holly's toes,
because this is her baby.
'If you can't win, you might as well be a person that's there'
supporting someone that can win.
So what are your thoughts for the commercial?
Do you think you want to go the humour route,
like they usually do?
Today is really about the flavours.
-Tomorrow is basically the creative stuff.
So we can focus just on creating our drink
-and then, today, we're going to take it over to a mall...
..and we're going to do a taste test with people.
The goal of the first day is just to create the new Snapple tea.
If you drink Snapple and you're having fun,
and it's made from the best stuff on Earth,
and all that kind of stuff
so, why not have it "Snapple, bringing you out of your shell"?
I think "shell" might not be the actual...
But the concept is very, very powerful.
'I thought to myself, I'm going to help Holly with whatever'
she needs, and it's not worth me fighting for things,
'because it's not my task this time, and she's the project manager.'
And I've already been fired,
so I'm going to let her make the decisions,
and I'm not going to argue with her.
-Hi, I'm Holly.
-I'm going to be your Snapple development scientist today.
-We need you.
-This is Curtis.
'Our R&D specialist came in. She's lovely.
'And now it's just a matter of picking that flavour'
that is going to be marketable.
'But Bret and I have to have totally different flavours.
'So we had to split them down the middle, and we had to negotiate
'for which flavours I could have and which flavours Bret could have.'
Feel free to start tasting. I have some cups for you.
-All right, cheers.
'Diet tropical mixed with the coconut kicker.'
Ooh, that's good.
'For me, being diabetic,'
it was very, very important for me
that I was handling the Diet Snapple. I didn't even want to
'try to make a sugar drink.'
-Coconut added to anything reminds me of the summer.
-I hate coconut.
Coconut's too much for me.
OK, this is lychee coconut.
Mm, that's not bad.
I think vanilla's good.
-Reminds me of a snow cone.
-Yeah, that's a good adder.
-I want to taste this fig.
-What's your favourite spice?
Nutmeg we should use. You know why?
Because, you know, nutty rocker.
If this is a drink that's coming out in summer, you can start
eliminating winter fruits, like apple and pear.
Yeah, that's done. They're boring.
'I definitely have an advantage with Curtis on the whole palate thing.'
He's going to use his kitchen skills for good.
Passing on the plum.
-Ooh, that's good.
I'll make you one.
Will you write down these ingredients -
diet passion, thank you.
Mix that with cinnamon.
So that's a huge breakthrough for diabetes right now,
is that cinnamon lowers and maintains your low blood sugars.
'I wanted to get cinnamon in there,'
and then I wanted the passion fruit,
because I already had this rock'n'roll passion theme
'spinning in my brain.'
-It tastes good, doesn't it?
-With sexy cinnamon, diet passion.
Open up your inner rocker, the passion in you.
-Thanks. strawberry something.
-Mm. I like it.
I think it smells so fragrant.
Passion berry. Berry passionate.
-It tastes very good, actually.
'I need the passion fruit. we love the idea of'
taking our passion fruit
and making it into a "compassion berry" -
mixing it with strawberry,
'because part of what the HollyRod Foundation does is provide
'compassionate care for people.'
These are the ones we need - coconut, tropical, passion fruit.
-We've got to do something with those four.
Summer and Darryl, I got to do my negotiating.
-You need to fight for cinnamon and passion fruit.
So you have to figure out, like...
I don't think you want to play your hand.
Is there two girls, two guys? There's two guys for the ad.
No, no. This is just... We have to negotiate for the flavours.
Oh, that's the right... Oh, man.
I'm already on the wrong day. OK.
'Before Bret went into the negotiation,
'I talked to him about this.'
I said, "What is your number one flavour?"
The two we really wanted were passion fruit and cinnamon.
'That was my big concern.'
So, let's say that she's like, "No, I want these two."
Which one would you give up?
-So, passion is your number one, right?
-Have to have the passion.
-OK, so that's what you know to fight for.
-That's the fighter.
So, first priority is to try to get that passion fruit, right?
-We'll all be thinking positive.
You want to negotiate?
-I'll wipe the floor with Bret.
'Initially, I was going to negotiate with Bret'
to get the flavours that we wanted.
But then it just hit me like a tonne of bricks -
'Curtis has worked with Bret a lot.
'He knows Bret a lot better than me, and he was like,'
"Piece a cake."
-Just confuse him.
-Yeah. That won't be hard.
-Oh, I love you, Bret.
-Oh, I love Bret.
He does all that, "Go with it now.
-"Feel me out here."
-This could take a long time, this negotiation.
I'm just saying.
Good luck, Curtis!
I might be back by Tuesday.
Bring me back the passion fruit!
Summer and Darryl, I've got to do my negotiating.
-You need to fight for cinnamon and passion fruit.
Let's say she's like, "You know what, Bret?
"I want passion fruit and I want cinnamon.
"So you can pick one of those, and I'll take the other one."
I think I'd have to have the passion.
-So that's what you know to fight for.
-That's the fighter.
When I got Summer, that's Holly's BFF,
I thought, "This is going to be bad. She's a spy."
I figured she'd just lay under the table
'and sleep. But Summer has been absolutely awesome for me.
'She is smart and strong.'
Bye, guys. See you later.
-See you in a bit.
-See you in a bit.
Let negotiations begin.
-All right, Michaels.
What's going on?
-How are you, buddy?
-I'm doing good, man. How you doing?
-Are you the negotiator?
-They sent me up.
I thought Holly was coming in to negotiate with me,
and she sent up Curtis.
'He is the celebrity chef. You know, it's going to be tough.'
The first one I would love is passion fruit
with a little kicker of cinnamon,
and vanilla and black pepper, possibly.
-How are you there?
-I've got a bit of a problem.
-Oh, you bastard!
What's your second choice?
-We've got pear, plum, nutmeg.
And then I've got, the other one was the tropical fruit,
the coconut with the vanilla kicker.
'He had a couple of strange combinations in there,'
like vanilla and tropical fruits
and a couple of things that I was like, "Really? OK."
If we could get the passion fruit and strawberry,
then I'd totally be prepared to give you the vanilla.
-How about if YOU take vanilla...
-I'll take the passion fruit.
'Curtis walks in, the first thing he says,'
"I want passion fruit."
I'm like, "Oh, no, you don't. that's what I'm getting."
If you took my passion fruit, you took my A game.
You kicked me right in the nards. You understand what I'm saying?
-So that's why I feel that unless I get the other things,
-I don't even have a game.
Give me your A game. Let's see what you've got.
All the ones that you said, we're looking for the same stuff.
'I had to pull a couple of swift ones on Bret.'
I had to tell him that everything that was on his list
was exactly what I wanted. that wasn't quite the truth.
-I could let you walk with all...
Pear. Plum. Was that your second choice?
And I gave up the cinnamon.
The passion's the killer.
So, you're not happy with what you've got now?
My key with Bret was to get in and out fast.
'To avoid him getting to the bottom of the problem,
'you've got to move quick. I was like, "Come on, mate.'
"You've got what you want. I've got what I want.
"Let's call it a day. No need to keep thinking."
If you take the passion fruit and leave me with this...
-You've got nothing.
-..then I can't even make a drink, you've fleeced me.
-I want to do the right thing by you.
-I've got you.
-We're old mates.
Hold on a second here.
I've got Goldberg waiting in the hallway in case.
Oh, no! Is he out there?
'He wasn't going to budge, and I was thinking,'
if he ain't going to budge, I'll be here two hours.
I need to make a drink that's great.
You know what I'm going to do?
It's taking my A-game away, but you know what?
I need to get on with my game.
So I'm going to give you this. I'm going to give you this.
-So, you're good?
-Take that passion fruit. Let's get this thing done.
You've got it, man. Good luck, mate.
'I think Bret gave it up a bit easy.'
If I was Bret, and I wanted passion fruit, I would
have fought for it a bit harder.
But who knows? Maybe he didn't. Maybe he bluffed me.
All right, now I got to rethink this.
-I heard you say, "Sucker!"
I never wanted passion fruit to begin with, so he can have it.
All right. I'm lying, I did.
What we got? What we got? What we got?
Uh-oh. That was not a good face.
I feel bad for what I just did.
-Uh-oh. What'd you do?
-It was like taking candy from a baby.
Oh, God! What do we got? Show me something.
-His first choice was passion fruit. And there it is.
Sorry, Bret! Yes!
What?! That's two!
Oh, my God, you got... How did you do that!?
-How did you do that?
Curtis came back down. He had all the juices we needed,
'all the juices we wanted. He got everything on my list.'
I sent the right man up there.
Hi! How was negotiating?
It was OK. Here's...Here's what didn't go good for me.
What didn't go good is they were firm on the passion fruit.
-All right, firm... It's OK.
I was going to be up here, we weren't budging.
So we would have been here for hours.
'I can't wait to see the video of the actual'
"negotiation" of Bret going,
"I want passion fruit," and Curtis going, "No!"
Bret saying, "OK".
They stole our passion.
They didn't steal our passion. Just stole our passion fruit.
Maybe have to go back and rethink this.
'I don't know how the negotiation went. I know we've ended up'
So now we just put together what we want to be our two drinks.
-This was unbelievably great together.
-Then we can decide whether we want the vanilla or cinnamon.
-So, this is where I would go.
-And then our second drink should be just this.
'We developed two drinks:'
one was Pear Plum Nutty, which also
'worked with the diabetes.'
"Pear Plum Nutty with a sinfully delicious kicker."
-I think it's great, you guys.
I love this taste, man. It's good.
'And the other drink was simply called Trop-a-rocka.'
-I like that drink.
I sent Darryl off to the mall to do a taste test,'
cos you got to find out what the people love,
what the consumer wants, right?
I'm out, guys.
How bummed are we going to be if they come back and say,
"No-one likes the Pear Plum Nutmeg"?
It doesn't matter. It will just be my executive choice.
So, which one do you want to do first?
Let's try our compassion and strawberry.
Passion fruit, strawberry?
Ladies and gentlemen, Compassion Berry.
Ooh, it smells delicious.
It does, doesn't it?
There's something about passion fruits that just get you going.
We like the idea of morphing the names of passion fruit
and strawberry into Compassion Berry.
'But, was the actual tea going to taste good?
'And then when we blended it with our R&D specialist, we loved it.'
I'm loving that one, you guys. I say we pick that one.
Do you think it needs a spice?
-What kind of spice do you think it needs?
-I don't know.
-I'm just... I'm just curious.
-Did we get sweet basil?
-Try the sweet basil in there.
'You've got pepper and nutmeg,
'and things that you'd never imagine'
would be in a Snapple drink.
Yet, one little hit of these
'changes the whole flavour.'
-See what that brings to it.
-That's very good.
-I like it.
Why don't we do the passion, strawberry, basil and see if
-people have a reaction to the basil or not?
'We did decide we were going to take two flavours out:'
one with sweet basil, and one without.
'What we're really concerned about is how does the sweet basil
'affect our passion fruit, strawberry tea?'
# Roll, roll, roll your Snapple gently out the door... #
'I really wish'
we could have came up with two completely different teas,
'so the public would have been able to tell us
'which one they liked.'
That's not bad, actually. 'But Holly does this.'
Holly gets something in her mind, and then that's it.
You're not going to change her mind.
All right, here we go!
-'It could be a huge mistake if nobody likes this drink.'
All right. So, what are we doing here?
Let's take one last look at that sucker.
"The best ingredients make the best drinks with zero calories.
"So pop that top, and make that sucker pucker.
"I guarantee it's going to rock your world."
"Incorporation of your charity's mission and message."
So, we haven't done that in there yet.
And it has to be in the label? Within the label?
-I don't know.
-We have a little room still, right?
-It's just oversaturated with words.
-What's going on?
-How are you doing? I'm sorry.
-Good to see you.
-I was so engrossed.
-Oh, listen, that's cool.
-Show me what you got.
-Look at those colours.
Got the red, you throw a little guitar, a little hint
of stuff, the fruits.
-So, what's the flavour?
-Pear Plum Nutty.
-How's the taste?
-Taste is unbelievable.
Cos it just doesn't seem like a combo I'd ever want to drink, but...
-How are you?
-How's everything going?
It's going good so far.
-I got my...
-Oh, going barefoot and everything!
I got my shoes off.
We're doing a hybrid of passion fruit and strawberry.
We're calling it "Compassion Berry tea".
-So, this is where we are now.
-Good integration of the autism.
-Yeah. Yeah, you know?
-In there with the puzzle pieces.
'I love that he got that our label incorporated'
the puzzle pieces, and the puzzle pieces are the symbol of autism.
We wanted to be able to do this Compassion Berry, and we
couldn't do the Compassion Berry piece without the passion fruit,
or the strawberry.
Is passion fruit, though, Middle America?
Um... It's not, but the strawberry sort of brings it down and makes it
a little bit more recognisable.
-It's a different-looking fruit.
'It's interesting. Because they put so much stock in the fact
'that this is the compassion fruit,'
really linking the tea to the flavour and to the name.
I think Holly could have troubles if people don't like the taste.
If the taste test goes awry,
'it's going to be an issue for her.'
No small task, huh?
Guess what? We found better stuff.
-Hey, Darryl. What's happening?
-All right. How you doing?
Are you ready for some Snapple?
'I went with Maria over to the mall,'
and we took some of our new concoction over
'to give people to try.'
-This is strawberry, passion fruit and basil.
That's really good.
-Oh, it's so yummy and refreshing.
-The best thing I've ever tried.
-The best thing you ever tried? Good man.
Step right up, step right up. We're coming up with a new Snapple line.
Trying to figure out which tastes better.
Taste was very important in this task,
'for Bret to be able to know what drink he needs to make.'
-No? Which one you like?
-I like the vanilla one.
That's tropical vanilla. Tell me what you think.
-It tastes like dessert.
-Is it good?
How could you go wrong with vanilla and cinnamon?
This is pear, plum, nutmeg, and, um...cinnamon. No?
No good, no good. You got to drink a little bit more.
Get a little bit more taste to it.
-I don't want to.
-It tastes like my grandpa.
'This drink, pear, plum, nutmeg, and'
a little cinnamon...and most people didn't like that.
Most of them picked the Trop-a-rocka.
-That's a home run for you, right?
-Yeah, I like it better.
'I wanted to get a little taste of what,'
uh...Bret had to offer.
-What is it? Pear? Plum?
-It's not good.
This tastes horrible. It tastes like Christmas bottled up.
'I think it's like Bret's taste.
'He's not too picky when it comes to...'
so, you know, he just tests them all and tastes them all.
Well, this is like the whole brood of Rock Of Love all in one drink.
And let me just say, all together, not delicious.
It was gross.
Would you like to try some of the good stuff?
Hey, Darryl, what you finding out?
They liked the tropical, vanilla and cinnamon. They love it.
'We were really shocked to learn that the taste-testers
'loved the Trop-a-rocka.'
The whole creative was around the Pear Plum Nutty.
That may change us up a little bit, but I have to make
an executive decision on which way to go.
All right. I'm on my way back now.
I'll see you in a few minutes. Thank you.
Now we're just going to have to obviously change this up.
And then we'll call it Trop-a-rocka underneath.
'I always feel that the people know what the people want.'
And, uh...we found out they wanted Trop-a-rocka.
'Of course, I made the artwork for all the other stuff.
'So, we flipped it all around.'
"Bret's blend tea: Trop-a-rocka - it'll rock your world."
Now it comes together.
-Isn't that amazing how that works?
-Do we have to shoot the TVC tomorrow?
I'm trying to get a little jump on tomorrow.
Tomorrow's going to be kind of a rough day.
'To shoot a 30-second commercial, and to create a three-page'
advertisement, I think is a very, very, very, tall task.
We need to talk to our prop house.
'We have to make sure we get all the props that we need.'
I want to get them lined up tonight.
So, I asked Curtis to call the prop house.
Amanda, it's Curtis Stone calling from, uh, what are we?
I'm so sorry to call you after hours.
Are you working tomorrow at the prop shop?
'I'm looking at the time, I'm like, I think this prop house is closed.'
He calls this...and a young lady answers and says, "Hey, you!"
"Hey, you!"? Not, "Prop house! May I help you?"
He called the girl's cellphone. After hours.
He had the full-on bat line for this girl.
So, yeah, I think I'll come in tomorrow.
We're in our final challenge, so this is the big finale.
We won the last one, yeah, thanks to your great propping.
'The girl seemed overwhelmed that Curtis was calling,
'just giving her a little bit of his time.'
And, she goes, "Oh, my God, I didn't know you won!
"You didn't tell me you won, silly."
And it's so funny, I notice Curtis did not mention that he didn't win.
-'OK. That's how he's rolling.'
Everyone, Summer, Darryl, come here and take a look at this,
because we need to send this pretty soon.
OK. "My new tea is taste- bud-tested and rocker-approved.
"I chose those ingredients not only because they taste great,
"but as a lifelong type-one diabetic, pears, mango, peaches,
"and cinnamon have helped me to maintain good blood-sugar levels.
"I drink it cos I love it. It'll rock your world."
-Swish! Woo! Aha! We did it.
Tomorrow's going to be a crazy day.
Without a doubt, tomorrow's going to be insane.
You going to put your head around your concept?
-Do you have it, like...
'Going into tomorrow, I am a little'
bit confident, a little bit nervous.
'We have to shoot a commercial.
'We have to get our three-page ad together.
'And we also have to get a PowerPoint.'
If he's going to win, he's going to win cos of tomorrow.
If he's going to lose it,
'he's going to lose it because of tomorrow.'
Boom. Thank you.
Ooh! That's nice.
I'm going to be honest, you got good jeans on.
-Those are good butt jeans right there.
Let's start right now at the funniness of this funniness.
'Today, we've got to shoot the print ad.
'We've got to shoot the commercial.'
There is no doubt that I'm feeling a lot of pressure.
And I'm trying to keep my cool.
-Like, how do you do a diabetes ad that's funny?
-But I'm going...
-It doesn't have to be in-your-face.
Bret was just torn, you know,
how to get his diabetes message across,
'and be funny at the same time.'
I say we shoot two ads.
I say we shoot the one that's sincere, and then we shoot
that one that's funny.
And I said, "You know what we gave you?
"We were so good with our time management, that I made two ads."
Can you imagine in the middle of a Snapple ad, I'm talking about cancer?
You will get so many people mad, it would be silly.
-I say we do two completely different ads.
'To shoot one commercial in the timeframe'
we had was extraordinary.
'So to shoot two was insane.
'I knew today was going to be absolutely overwhelming.
'There was entirely too much to do.'
Oh, we need the ad!
-Somebody's got to work on that three-page ad from 12-8.
Who shoots a 30-second commercial
-and a three-page ad in the same day?
Oh! This is where all the magic happens.
'This is the morning of our big photo shoot, our video for our
'commercial, and Curtis and Maria went to the prop house to get
'all the things that I need.
'Last night, I really struggled creatively.'
My creative juices were just all dried up.
'But, this morning, things are sort of coming to me.'
I did stay up late last night,
and I started to write out a script that I liked.
I knew I would have to tweak it, but I was hoping that it would
morph into what was going to become our 30-second commercial.
So, I need to cast this commercial.
If you could e-mail me photos, that'd be terrific.
-OK, so, we're going to get the giant globe, lab table...
Potion vials, of course. And lab coats. OK.
'Well, first thing in the morning, both myself and Maria'
ran around to the prop shop
'to pick up various bits and pieces.'
-Hello! How are you?
Thank you so much for taking my call yesterday. How you doing?
-Good to see you.
-Good to know that you made it this far.
It's so funny seeing the women swoon.
'They just get so excited to see their very pretty,'
Aussie chef coming up. And, they get so, like,
'mesmerised by him.'
So, let me tell you what we're doing.
Look at that! Hello, Trop-a-rocka.
Oh, whoa! That is cool-looking!
Look at this delicious new Snapple we've created.
'Our label looked awesome. There's no denying
what our message is and how we're going to make this unique.
-Look what I got.
-I got the real one.
-You got the man.
-Arthur, this is Bret.
-Nice to meet you. I'm Bret, man.
So, we were given one Snapple character to work with.
Arthur, when he walked into our room, I literally took
one look at him and was laughing so hard.
'Cos you've seen the Snapple commercials,
'and you know how funny he is. And then when you see him'
walking into your studio, it was hilarious.
We'll hold the drink like this. You're holding it with me.
We're like this, just looking forward, and everyone's
telling us what to be, right?
For the funny commercial,
the concept is simply for me and Arthur to be
'two bad actors hired to do a Snapple commercial.'
We just look, back.
There's the ad rep, the director, the agent,
'and the model are standing there staring at us at the other end'
while shooting this commercial.
-But we need a businesswoman.
Or brunette, doesn't matter to me either way.
Who else, Bret, do we want to come audition?
Darryl, you have to be in the ad.
Darryl's got to be the director. Darryl's got to come out in a beret.
But one of those berets that's too small.
-Will you do it, Darryl?
-Yeah, I will.
'I was shocked myself, you know,'
but Bret wanted me to participate
in the commercial. And be a part of it.
So, I mean, like I said, you do whatever it takes, you know?
'Anytime you volunteer to participate,
'you give your best effort.'
Why don't you have Darryl call the talent company?
Let's get on the talent, and let's look at them.
Maybe ask where you can go online to check the actors.
-'It is a full-time job'
to make sure that he knows
this is what we have to do and this is the task at hand.
'I mean, his creative energy is all over the place.
'So part of it's getting him to focus.'
Here's our schedule.
Oh, I love you. Look at you.
Oh, this looks great! Yay!
-That looks very cool. Very good.
-OK, good. Well, that's step one.
Jim is one of the Snapple characters.
Um...I don't do nudity.
-Just want to let you know that.
-Oh, OK. All right.
All right, I'll be back. I've got to come up with a different idea.
He's a hilarious guy, and I was really happy to be able
to have Jim as one of my actors. He sells lines
'like I have never seen.'
-We're going to have three actors in a "laboratory".
Putting together the Snapple flavour.
The concept is the tea makes people feel for others.
'The reason why this task is big is because not only do you'
have to actually pick actors, but you have to audition them.
-Are you Holly?
-How'd I guess? Kenan.
-Nice to meet you.
'So, I called the agency. I got a bunch of actors in.'
So, I'd love to hear a couple of you guys just read them down.
-How's your stuff?
-Oh, the best stuff on Earth.
-Hey, how's your stuff?
-My stuff is better. It just got better.
-Hey, how's your stuff?
-My stuff is better. It just got better!
One more time, and switch the parts around.
Maybe, Bill, you could read the end. Like, the tag line.
-That would be good.
-How's your stuff?
-Best stuff on Earth.
-Hey, how's YOUR stuff?
-Oh! My stuff is better!
Mmm, this IS the best stuff on Earth.
'I hate casting,'
and hiring and firing.
'As an actress, I don't like judging'
other actors. It makes me very uncomfortable.
Can you fire them for me?
Who do you want to fire? You tell me.
I know which ones I want. It's Lauren, Natalie and Mike.
-OK. Where are they all?
-I feel so bad.
'I made Curtis do the firing,'
because Curtis is cute and he has that cute little Australian accent.
'And, somehow saying, "you're fired," in an Aussie accent doesn't'
come off as harsh.
-Tell them thanks for coming, and I love them.
-But those are my three.
-How are you?
-I see she made you be the bad guy.
She's made me be the bad guy. 'You know what? I just got fired,'
so I had a little bit in me.
I was ready to fire someone else. I didn't mind it.
Well, so, the three people that we are going to go with are Lauren,
Natalie and Mike.
-I thought I was in this.
-I think you're in it.
-You guys throwing me out, or...?
-I think you're in it regardless.
-Nice to meet you.
-Night. Lovely to meet you.
Thank you for coming down.
'I've got to work on this.'
My casting skills are great.
My firing skills...well, let's just say I'm no Mr Trump.
Curtis, you're a female wrestler? Is that right?
-I'm not the female wrestler.
-He's the chef!
If he can line these guys up, then he can get them going while
you're shooting the first commercial.
'Summer and Darryl are in charge'
of hiring all of the actors and models.
But what about the other girl, as well?
The girl with the real crazy hair?
My whole thing is if they're funny.
She doesn't need to be funny.
-She needs to be like...
-She's got to be funny.
She's sending two funny girls.
-Is she sending her?
'No matter what,'
Bret needed the hot chicks.
-Nice to meet you, Tracy.
This is going to be awesome. We're having a lot of fun.
OK. Just have you hang out in make-up and wardrobe.
-Yeah, I'll be there.
-I'll walk you back.
This isn't one of those uptight... Although I'm nuts.
Yeah, look at that.
-I'm Bret. Nice to meet you, Natasha.
-Nice to meet you.
This is Darryl. That's Summer.
I'll be directing, with my crew, this gaggle-fest
that we're shooting today.
So, come on back. I'll let you relax and...how you doing today? All good?
-I'm doing well.
-Good. You look awesome. I'm doing great.
'This was about ordering cute girls'
to be in his commercial, because he's a rocker.
-Hi, how are you doing?
-I'm good. How are you?
-Good. I'm Bret.
-Lauren. Nice to meet you.
-Nice to meet you. You want to bring your stuff?
'When the girls walk in,'
they are a major distraction for him.
'And you have to try to keep him on course.'
As soon as he... I just need Bret to come over here and look at this.
'I have to have this PowerPoint approved.'
I can't pull Bret away.
'I have lots of questions creating this ad, making sure'
it's exactly the way he wants it. A lot of it is about his charity.
-Look how professional I am.
My first issue of Playboy ruined me, cos it was the business issue,
and it's the hottest. It ruined me.
I'll have to look this way while addressing you cos it's really hot.
I'm just saying. All right.
'I was sort of unpacking the props that we brought.'
I probably had the vision of how that set should look.
'I pretty much took on the responsibility of building the set.
'Making sure it looked colourful'
and fun, and loads of Snapple everywhere.
-These are real passion fruits?
I had every chef in the country scouring for passion fruits.
'I don't know where he found'
all that passion fruit. Apparently, it's out of season.
'Curtis doesn't wait for you to tell him to do something, he does it.'
I really felt relieved that I had Curtis there.
OK, let's try one. See what happens.
'I would imagine that Snapple would put months,
'maybe even a year, into something like this.'
And we only had a couple days.
-Yeah, one more.
One more like this, and then we're going to move on.
The time pressures are so intense right now.
He shouldn't be looking right at camera.
Uh, we should do both.
Usually, there's a distant look.
Holly's trying to have her head in two places at once.
'If I let her concentrate on the 30-second spot,
'I could take a bit of'
the pressure off her and do the still shoots.
Do you think maybe a little bit, him where his body's
pointing in a different direction, or...?
Maybe just a little bit awkward.
Like a little bit... I like that.
-Yeah. Go back.
-I love that.
I love that.
Holly's direction was to go quite a long way down that autism road.
'So the double-page spread is going to be a map of the world,
'then we're going to have puzzle pieces on it.
'And then we're going to have the kid standing on
'one of the puzzle pieces that's missing.'
And the idea of that is to try and demonstrate, somehow,
that Snapple has come together with the HollyRod Foundation,
'and helping to slowly put the pieces of this puzzle together.'
-Yeah, maybe you're looking at the Snapple bottle.
-Powerful shot, hey?
It's like got it all in there, right? Everything you need.
Very quiet, please. And, action!
'I learned from the last commercial I shot for Right Guard, I would'
rather overshoot and have too much to choose from, than undershoot.
-How's your stuff?
-My stuff? The best stuff on Earth.
-Oh, yeah! And I got new stuff!
-So, how's your stuff?
-My stuff is new! It just got better!
-What's your stuff?
What's your new, better stuff?
The best stuff on Earth and it did just get better!
And cut. Very good.
'Autism is not funny,'
but the Snapple ads are very funny.
And very memorable.
'I thought it was best to go in a funny direction, and basically'
just tag the commercial with the fact that Snapple was
'supporting this autism cause.'
-How's your stuff?
-My stuff? The best stuff on Earth!
This is the best stuff on Earth, and it DID just get better!
-Oh, my gosh. She is... You are fun-ny!
-Yes, yes, yes?
Can you help me just write this script so me and Arthur can
-shoot our first thing immediately?
-You got it!
'So I decided I need to shoot'
two different commercials -
one that leans a little more serious,
and one that leans a lot more fun,
but still gets the message across.
"Hi, I'm Bret Michaels. And I'm Arthur."
And we say, "Normally, we have lot of fun doing these commercials,
"but we decided to take a much more serious approach." Right.
'For the serious commercial, the concept is simply for me and Arthur'
just to stand there, hold the bottle like this, dolly in,
a big push in on us, and voiceover all the way in, saying,
'"Snapple's a great drink, this is about diabetes."'
You set dolly track on a 30-second push...
And you push 30 seconds, so when that dolly track stops moving,
-I better be done talking, that's the end of my commercial.
Dolly tracks are basically like railroad tracks that I can
set the cameras up on with skateboard wheels, and just
kind of push it in slow, and it doesn't bobble.
Nice to meet you, man. Nice to meet you.
What we want to do is set up a dolly track coming this way.
They don't have a dolly here?
If you want a dolly, you need to figure out
-where to get it and pick it up.
-You got it. I'll do it now.
I'm trying to keep my cool right now.
It's ridiculous they would not have a dolly track.
'When I got here and didn't have proper equipment, I thought is,
"This is bad.
"I need to fix this problem right away.
'"And, I'm hoping I have enough time to do it."'
All right, here we go. It would be one doorway dolly.
I appreciate your time.
-That just wasted my
-time. All right. So, here we go.
I want this dolly track.
And for me, dolly track is so important, because without it
'I do not have my shot.'
How long will it take to get it here?
-They're going to send you it.
-Let me take it.
OK, here's my deal.
I don't...I don't need it. We're good. Thanks.
I don't have the time. So thank you.
-This is a
-It'll be another two-hour nightmare.
I've been through it before.
-'Bret was about to lose his
And I can understand that, cos when you get this visual in your
head, and this is what I'm doing, and then, like, the main part of
that visual cannot happen for you, it's actually kind of panic mode.
It's the best stuff on Earth, and it did just get better!
Thank you, actors! You all were terrific. It was excellent!
'We just finished up with all the actors.
'We're wrapping our actors,
'we're wrapping our model for our print campaign.'
That was the easy stuff, and now the hard work starts
'Little bit of a time crunch. Still feeling very positive.'
I'm shooting, again, this commercial today.
I just need to get this stuff here yesterday, if you know what I mean.
-Their insurance won't cover it. They got to get their
-This is a
They're, "My company won't release it."
"We'll hold it in the hallway till we get all the paperwork."
It's a nightmare. It's a nightmare. OK.
They're giving me a technical glitch right now that I can't fix.
Look, we haven't shot anything yet. Where's the dolly track?
If I don't get this dolly, we have screwed this up so badly,
I'm telling you, we are going to lose.
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