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It's down to the final two on Celebrity Apprentice.
Holly Robinson Peete, who earned her spot in the finale
with unbelievable, record-setting fundraising.
And Bret Michaels. His creativity and imagination are just amazing.
And as you know, life-threatening illness,
he's here with us tonight. He's got a lot of guts.
They've worked harder and smarter than ever before.
And after an unbelievable season,
the moment of truth has finally arrived.
Who's it going to be -
Holly or Bret?
You may have your favourite, but the decision is mine.
And I'll make it tonight...
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Live from New York City,
this is the season finale of The Celebrity Apprentice.
Now, here he is, America's number one boss,
Mr Donald Trump.
Thank you and welcome to what is sure to be an incredible evening.
And I'm happy to announce that Bret Michaels is here,
live, with us tonight!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
He'll be right at this boardroom table.
We're going to have a little fun.
And unfortunately for Bret,
Holly Robinson Peete is also here...
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
..and they're both ready to do everything they can
to become the Celebrity Apprentice.
These two people are champions. They're great champions.
Let's just take a look.
Eleven weeks ago, 14 celebrities came to New York City
to battle it out for a cause close to their hearts.
There's 49 million Americans that are still affected by hunger.
I had colon cancer, and then decided
that I needed to give something back.
Musicians, models, actors, and athletes.
Each arrived with their own unique skills...
# Eighty-eight eighty-eight, cos we are never late... #
..each determined to win it all...
Nothing matters except we win.
Oh, my gosh!
-You're doing awesome!
-money!? I need your money!
From the original 14...
You're fired. You're fired! You're fired! Go!
'Now that I'm not there, let's see how it goes without me.'
..two remain - rock star Bret Michaels...
I passionately want to win,
and I gotta do whatever it takes to make that happen.
..and actress Holly Robinson Peete...
I want to win the whole baby. I want to win this whole thing.
..both proven performers...
Bring me everything you got.
Thank you, Ron Burkle! Fifty grand, y'all.
..both drawn to the game for very personal reasons.
I am a lifelong diabetic.
This is the fight that I'm in to get a cure for diabetes.
We raise money for autism.
My son has autism, and I am playing for him.
From the start, Bret was underestimated...
Rock Of Love, right?
Well, we'll see how he does in the business world.
Let's pick him!
You guys, he's on, like, one hour sleep.
..but he quickly proved everyone wrong.
If you could jump on that phone and just start to go crazy...
Once I go in, I'm in.
We're going to make it happen.
The men's team, RockSolid,
raised 57,905 dollars for the first win.
His team relied on his passion and creative touch...
Everything becomes the interior of a castle.
-That's what I'm talking about.
Bret, you're in charge. Manage the design stuff while I'm here.
I've got a really strong vision. The girls won't stand a chance.
..and when his cause hit close to home...
My daughter... they're testing her for diabetes.
I'm freaking out. I mean, she just said,
"Dad, do I have to take shots...?"
..it pushed Bret even harder.
Our three names and "It will rock your world."
I came here to win. I want to see this disease gone.
Holly Robinson Peete travelled a different path to the finals.
I need you to come by and just order a burger,
and leave a tip for charity.
Being a mom with a kid with autism,
I fundraise morning, noon, and night.
I call it "creative begging."
From the beginning, Holly was a strong player.
Maybe there's one... one item on the menu
that we make a very specific higher price point.
..though her no-nonsense business sense made her a target.
-Can I say something?
-You're not even coming back in...
-..so you should just be sitting back.
-Oh, thanks, Mom(!)
That woman's a control freak.
Like, OK, Holly Peete Robinson, whatever.
But her personal cause kept her fighting.
It breaks my heart to know that there are families out there,
who have children, and they can't afford to treat them.
Along the way, Holly made Apprentice history.
I'm the project manager, and this is my opportunity.
347,893 dollars, Holly!
That's the largest amount ever raised for one task.
Last week, Holly and Bret were given their biggest task of the season.
You'll be working with a really great company - Snapple.
It's a combination of everything
you've done so far in this competition.
You will create a new flavour,
with a new television commercial and print advertisement.
The winner will receive 250,000 dollars for Holly or Bret's charity.
When help arrived...
-Oh, jeez! Oh, man!
..Darryl Strawberry made a comeback...
I wanted to come back and redeem myself.
..and Holly was disappointed Summer Sanders wasn't on her team.
I'm sorry that I'm not Summer!
I was really hoping to get Summer Sanders.
But, at this point, I'm just happy to have help.
Holly created a tea close to her heart...
Ladies and gentlemen, Compassionberry. Mmmm.
It gets you going.
Part of what the HollyRod Foundation does is provide compassionate care.
..and Bret stayed true to his cause.
Diet tropical. Oooh, that's good.
Being diabetic, it was important for me
that I was handling the diet Snapple.
When producing her commercial and print ad...
...Holly hit her stride...
this is the best stuff on earth, and it did just get better.
Autism is not funny, but the Snapple ads are very funny.
..and Bret took a risk.
I say we shoot two ads.
To shoot two was insane.
With the clock ticking down...
The time pressures are so intense right now.
..Bret hit a major roadblock.
-You want a dolly, you need to... figure out...
-..where to get it. And pick it up.
I want this dolly track.
Cos without it, we are going to lose.
I just need to get this stuff here...yesterday,
if you know what I mean.
-It's a nightmare. It... it's going to be a
Tonight, it's the final showdown -
Holly versus Bret.
This is it, man. This is game right now. Game is on.
Come on. I'm going to get you drunk and hung over
so you can't win nothing!
I want to beat Bret Michaels.
I want to beat that Unskinny Bop.
Both driven to win it all for their charities.
Who will become... The Celebrity Apprentice?
# Money, money, money, money
# Money, money, money, money
# Some people got to have it
# Some people really need it
# Some of y'all
# Do things, do things, do things, bad things with it
# Dollar bills, y'all
# Come on
# That mean, mean
# Mean green
# Almighty dollar
# Talkin' about cash
# Give me a nickel, brother
# Can you spare a dime?
# Money can drive some people out of their mind
# No good, no good
# Money, money, money, money
# Money. #
They're pushing you over the edge. Don't worry...
It's all right. I'm trying to keep my cool.
It's ridiculous they would not have a dolly track here.
'When I got in there and didn't have the proper equipment,'
the first thing I thought is,
"This is bad. And I need to fix this problem right away."
And I'm hoping that I have enough time to do it.
I just need to get this stuff here... yesterday, if you know what I mean.
-'All right. Bye.'
I'm telling you right now -
I've been through this murder mystery before.
I was really getting frustrated.
the fact I did not have this dolly track, this railroad track,
to put the camera on, with these skateboard wheels...
that I could get the shot I wanted.
I needed. I tried everything I could do.
And finally, I'm just, like, "Look, everything stops. Right now."
Let me ask you a question. This is me improvising.
That cart right there... hold on one second.
-I'm sorry to do this to you.
-Oh, no problem.
This is bad, but, boom. I'm talking about secure this sucker, right.
And set him on there, and just push him in with the cart.
I'm a problem solver. A rock'n'roll MacGyver.
If I could run the camera on a set of wheels,
I thought, "This'll work."
We could do something like that. That could work.
Set it up...pretty quick.
Finally, I just laid down the law, and I said, "This gets done now."
-And go ahead and dolly.
-'And it got done.'
Yeah. Good, good.
You're the... you're the...
-Upset, but not angry.
In the room is complete and utter insanity.
Cos nothing is more fun than 46 things in one day.
It is, in a weird way, what I live for.
"This traumatic epidemic needs a cure now."
I want to see this disease gone.
You know, "This many adults are affected, this many children,
"and this is how many new cases a day."
'Now that my daughter is borderline diabetic,
'it just makes me fight even harder.'
I am going to get this project done.
That one like this, I love.
Most important thing I need to get done is everything.
That is a three page ad.
Make it look good, get in my cause.
And just do one where... the Snapple lid is this way.
I want to see the cap, I want to see the bottle.
Make the bottles wet. Make them look sweaty.
Make them look cold and refreshing.
Can you pull her hair back all the way?
I'm going bing, bang, boom, bang, bing.
-And make it to the side.
Not my everyday...look.
But, hey, we're going to make it fun.
You ready? You're right in the centre.
Baby, please. Bret's snapplicious.
I thought I was snapplicious.
You got me... asking for a pear!
Bret is tremendously creative.
You know, his mind thinks of a lot of different things.
And I think most people don't give him a lot of credit for that.
I thought Bret really pulled his ideas and his creation together.
OK, listen. We gotta shut down the photoshoot now for a minute.
'That's what a project manager's supposed to do.'
With this task, that's what you needed.
-Where's my pear?
Cut. That... I mean, we got it.
I gotta... I mean, that was perfect.
That was awesome.
Got that stuff. Oh, no.
You come after the insanity.
So, how's it going? Are you going to bring Bret to a victory?
-Well, we think so.
We've got... we've got our PowerPoint.
Our ad is over here. Bret's cruising around.
He was directing all of our commercials.
He did two of them, cos he has one
that's on the serious side of diabetes
and one that's on the funny side.
I mean, this should take months to do. I mean, it is...
Are you OK with time, though?
Because you did twice as much as you needed to.
Yeah, I'm going to go to the edit bay right now and work till I drop.
'I don't know why he made the decision to do two commercials'
as opposed to focusing on one great concept and executing well.
so, we'll have to see what happens in the editing room
to determine whether or not that was time well spent.
So, maybe you can go over to the editing bay.
We've got to start piecing this together,
and they're really not going to start until one of us is there.
-I'ma find the best cuts of everything.
Holly wanted someone to go on over to the edit bay.
'She had to work on her PowerPoint.
'And Curtis was working on the ad campaign.'
Cos we got all these imminent deadlines,
it's probably best if you get over there.
My whole job right now is to just be supportive.
See you, babe.
All right. I'm going to try and skedaddle.
Hello there! How are you?
I'm coming to visit.
Holly, do you want to show me what you've done?
Sure. This is, um... our...
-This is your presentation.
-Yes, this is our...
-I'm working on the PowerPoint now.
we're going to start off just talking about
the combination of the partnership between HollyRod and Snapple.
For the actual commercial, we have a little bit more fun.
What's the whole theme?
Basically, mixing up, um... their... new teas,
and, they sort of go back and forth, and in comes our Snapple boss,
who has done many commercials for Snapple.
Holly's team had opted to do one commercial instead of two,
which probably explains why they seemed quite a bit more calm
than Bret's team. But I'm just not seeing anything too extraordinary.
She might be playing it a bit too safe.
I'll have to see tomorrow when I will view their commercials.
We're trying to indicate that... that autism is a global epidemic.
-I know, but I've gotta get all this...
-I can't stay here, cos I'm doomed.
-You know what?
I could stay here with him, and you could go over to edit.
-So hopefully they'll just...
-You two just stay here. Don't move.
-I can call you if I need you,
-and when you're done, just fly over and see me.
'I'm wrapping up the photoshoot,
'but I need to get to the edit facility
'to finish my commercial.'
And I know that I've got this amount of time to do this, right.
It is a ticking time bomb.
-Darryl, help me carry this out.
'I left Darryl and Summer behind
'to finish the PowerPoint and three page layout.'
I'll see you in a few. Uh!
I got in the vans, and I was like, "I know I'm forgetting something.
"What could it be? Ah, it's not important."
-I think I forgot my
-v.o. that I wrote for the entire day.
This could go horribly bad for me.
It only took me 20 minutes to realise in the van
that I had forgotten my script that I needed
'to actually complete the commercials.'
Let me find my phone.
-Cos if I did, I'm so
Like, if someone picked that up and moved it,
and I don't have it in my thing, I am scr-e-ewed.
To become the Celebrity Apprentice, you have to be smart,
you have to be driven, and you have to have great hair.
All attributes that Holly and Bret, and, of course, I share.
But if they really want to win, they can't let anything
stand between them and victory in the final task.
Autism is the fastest growing
serious developmental disability in the US.
Can pull a family apart, or help it bring it together.
I still have to complete my PowerPoint and get it approved.
It's, uh... it's a pretty...
there's a lot of work, and I just feel really happy to have,
um... my team-mates here to help me out.
Holly, one of my best mates is here from Australia.
-He's asking his girl to marry him tonight.
-Oh, that's right!
-Yeah, he's asked us to go to the dinner.
'Clock is ticking down. Curtis is helping me,'
but I can sense that Curtis is a little bit anxious to leave.
Yeah, that's fine.
'We only have three people on this task.
'And I sent Maria to the editing bay.
'So, in my heart of hearts, I would've rather Curtis not gone.
'I'd like to have seen him follow through and hang in there with me.'
Okey-doke. There's a whole lot left to do tonight.
I won't say it's impossible, because I have faith in myself,
but this is...this is superhuman.
I'm very...stressed about just getting all this done.
Good luck, girl.
'In the end, it's really just me alone.'
'Hey, it's Summer.'
Look around the studio for my Snapple script.
'If I don't get it, I can't edit the piece.'
-You got it. OK.
-'Come over tonight when you're done.'
All right. Thanks.
I had a complete script written out for the two different commercials.
But I left that all behind at the studio, so,
when I get into the edit bay, I was like,
"Ooh, man. I'm in trouble."
We have lost his script.
He lost it?
Yes. And I don't know where his piece of paper went.
He said, "Remember that script I wrote? It's around there
"and it's on a white piece of paper."
And I'm looking around, and I had no clue what I was looking at.
His writing is beyond any doctor that I have ever seen.
Please say they're in there.
Bret forgets what he does with everything.
Oh, my gosh.
We shot two different commercials.
-Um... for this, you mean?
No. They have my script over there.
Everything got discombooberated in the course of the day.
All right. Here's what I'm thinking, cos I have no script.
Let's make the commercial in that "funny to us,"
-with or without my... talking.
And then we'll find out how we say this
-to bring in the brand and marketing.
-We'll figure it out.
Where are my peaches?
'All I could think in my mind was that,
'script or no script, I am going to get this project done.
'Because I had shot everything I needed.'
Now I just had to find a way to make it work.
So mark that one too. That was good.
'I took a really big chance editing without a script.'
But that's my life story - "Live without a script".
Snapple may just fire me from where I'm at right now... from this chair.
I may not even make it to the Trump Tower.
-Uh-oh. Don't come in yet!
We got to get creative. We'll do it together.
You have to take this in stride, cos this is a WIP -
-work in progress.
-How many you going to have?
-Two, or you going to...?
-Just one. With all the stuff we have,
we're going to have the funniest commercial ever, though. It will be great.
'There was no way without this script, I could possibly
'put together and edit two commercials.
'So I decided I'm just going to wing it
'and make it the funniest commercial I can possibly make.'
Here we go, everyone.
'Trop-A-Rocka is Snapplicious. Work with me, people.
'Baby, please, Bret's Snapplicious.'
Work in progress.
'Summer had the same look in her face that she does every time'
I say something creative. She's like, "He's a complete idiot."
'Where are my peaches?'
'So, in the end, Bret decided to go with the funny commercial.'
But, I don't get it at all.
-'Made from the best stuff on Earth!
'Snapple supports the American Diabetes Association. Together we can find a cure.'
Lose, "Together we can find a cure."
-Do you have two seconds while he's editing this?
OK. What we are doing tomorrow is a launch event.
-From three to five.
Looking through the next day's schedule,
'I noticed there was a launch event.'
It's not just a 15-minute presentation.
-We're launching. We have a launch event.
I think literally people are coming.
Forget about tomorrow. I'd stop worrying about it.
'He's, you know, so into the commercial.
'He plays this, like, "Yeah. Oh, we have an event launch." '
And he went straight back to the commercial.
I don't think he was concerned about it for a second.
You loved them. You hated them.
And in the end, I fired them.
Please welcome a few celebrities you haven't seen in a while.
Governor Rod Blagojevich.
And Cyndi Lauper.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
So Rod, I've said to many people many times,
it took a lot of courage for you to be on the show.
Did you do the right thing? Do you think it's helped?
Do you think it's hurt? How has it worked out for you?
Well, I want to thank you for giving me a chance to
be on the show and try to raise money for the charity I care about.
But, any time that you've been falsely accused of things
you didn't do and you've been lied about by powerful forces
and you're given a mountain top, which is what your programme
gave me a chance to do, I think it's very helpful.
And, again, I just want to assert, I'm looking forward to
the chance to establish my innocence and vindicate myself.
And those people who feel that powerful forces are raining down
on them, you can stand up against them and fight back.
And as long as you have the simple truth on your side,
you're going to prevail.
Well, you had a lot of courage.
Let me just ask, a show of hands, who thinks Rod is guilty?
Keep your hand down.
I'm being serious. Do... Michael? You do!
Cyndi, you worked really hard. It was really stressed.
Heavily stressed. Would you do it again?
I'm grateful that you let me come on your show
and raise awareness that there is a group of Americans
that do not have civil rights - the gay community.
And, I raised 45,000 for them.
I raised 45,000 for the True Colors Fund.
And, 20 of that came from
Emily West and Luke Bryan's single sales for the first month.
So, I got to... I'm very grateful. Thank you.
Well, you did a great job. What are you performing tonight?
A song from the Memphis Blues album that's coming out soon.
In June. 22nd. My birthday.
I'm Just Your Fool.
All right, good. Well, we look forward to it.
It's going to be great. Michael, you left the show.
You had a family difficulty.
Could you have made it if you stayed? Do you think so?
At the time I thought so.
After watching Bret and Holly, I mean, they were, they're hungry.
I mean, and it's... It was tough. But, I thought I did well.
I think I could have hung in there with them.
It obviously got much more difficult as it went on.
And people started to wear down.
But Bret, I mean, Bret's a warrior.
And, we knew that from day one, when he first came in, Sinbad.
-And so is Holly?
I mean, we didn't get as much chance to see her.
But we saw Bret in action, and, I mean, and he was, even though
he was late getting up every morning, he was,
-when he showed up, he was really tough.
-I think you all did great.
But unfortunately, you didn't do good enough, cos you're
not sitting out here tonight, you're sitting over there.
And that's really OK. Holly and Bret, they're still in it.
That's cold blood.
We go over to the arena where we're going to do our presentation.
It's the big day.
Is this our stage?
It's all pretty crazy. I can't believe I've come this far.
It's kind of surreal, but I'm excited. I want to get it done.
I want to make it happen.
This is theirs.
-That's Diet Snapple.
-What? Oh, look!
I had an opportunity to see Bret's label.
Bret's blend. Trop-A-Rocka.
Bret's blend tea.
I do think that it was risky for it to be a Bret Michaels branded tea.
You have to be really careful when you start incorporating
too much of your own persona and your own celebrity into the branding.
You can't read it.
Why is it like that?
-Why did they do that?
-Is it the print?
-You can't even read that.
Oh, this is a nice room.
I think if it's me, I should serve from behind the bar.
This should be your stage right here, standing on the bar.
'We walked into the presentation space, and I find out that
'we're in this humongous arena, much differently than what I thought.'
So now I'm a little more nervous again.
But I'm like, "I can do this. I can do this."
First and foremost, I just want to start out by thanking you
so much for taking time to enjoy our presentation.
But stay centre.
Don't keep moving.
Don't move. Hit your spot. If you have to move, if you come in here,
you get to go here or you just go there.
Don't guide yourself back and be moving.
Oh, my God. What are you doing here?
What are you doing here? I love you. This is awesome!
Let me look at you. You smell good and everything.
Today, was the best day ever, man. Raine came in, my daughter.
And I had no idea. I was up there talking with Darryl. Talking about
the presentation. Next thing you know, my daughter comes running in.
And it was an awesome day.
How are you doing, boo?
Good. Very good.
-I'm a little caught up. I'm a little emotional.
-Shhh! No, no, no.
-You good? How you feeling?
You look awesome.
I've been jonesing to see her. It's been a long time.
With everything we've gone through in the show, the emotional
roller-coaster ride, everything that's happening, it was so great.
The look on his face, it was like he was in a dream.
'You know, he couldn't believe that she was actually there.'
It's just that touch, you know?
-Raine, I'm Summer.
-It's nice to meet you.
-This is Summer.
-Hi, I'm Darryl.
Darryl Strawberry. Whacks them out of the park.
It was just awesome, especially everything that's going on
with her right now. She's borderline diabetic.
So, it absolutely makes me want to win this even more for Bret.
Well, thank you, bartender. And here's your allowance.
-Bret, she's so cute.
-Thank you. Did you guys know?
-We had no idea.
-Are you kidding me?
I wouldn't have been crying like this if I knew.
Raine, she is borderline diabetic. And for me, very scary,
'because I can't picture her taking all the shots and doing the stuff
'I do. I hope it doesn't have to happen.'
This is what I've had to do. That's how I develop my... Yeah.
This is the whole reason that I'm here. This is the battle.
This is the fight that I'm in, is to get a cure for diabetes.
Like, I wish I didn't have to work now but I want to work.
'I'm going to fight even harder now.'
It's going to be a fierce competition cos I really want to win.
Baby girl, I love you.
Thank you for coming here. That was awesome.
I might have fired them but these celebrities were nice enough
to return and help Holly and Bret in their final task.
Let's welcome, Summer Sanders.
And Curtis Stone, our favourite chef.
Summer, you didn't win, but are you happy with what's being
really said about your charity, and how it reacted to your charity?
You raised a lot of money.
It has been a thrill for my charity Right To Play.
it was just a dream to be on, so thank you so much.
But also, beyond the show,
both LifeLock and Norton 360 have donated 25,000 additional dollars
that will help kids around the world.
-You were great.
-So, I'm grateful.
You were great.
Lots of gold medals, I will never swim against you.
Now look, Maria, you know I have to do this. Roll the tape, please.
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.
I mean, it was completely founded.
-That is so random.
-We don't need to go there.
That is so random.
I think it's a good depiction of your character, though.
It's a little bit below the belt.
That is a little below the belt, Maria.
-That's how you play the game.
-That's, like, disgusting.
Maria, you know, he's a handsome guy.
What the hell were you thinking?
Well, first I was thinking, "Pee-ew!"
But after that I was really disappointed in myself.
I want to say thank you so much for the opportunity.
It was tremendous.
To make money for Make-A-Wish Foundation was incredible.
And, for one moment, I had a lapse of judgment.
And, I really wish I wouldn't have said it
It's all right. It's really cool
that you say that. I appreciate it. It's very nice.
-But, thank you.
-Thank you very much.
Curtis, do you believe what a star you've become?
From a chef, to a big, monster chef and star? Congratulations.
-Do you want 10%?
-What do you think?
-Do you need 10%?
-I want 25%.
-It's been amazing.
You know, I came on the show to represent Feeding America,
and we have an incredible amount of donations that's come through.
Incredible to think that a country like America has still got
so many people that are affected by hunger.
So, it's been an amazing platform for me to talk about it.
So, thank you very much.
Well, thank you very much, Curtis.
Darryl, the Mets could use you.
What did you think? Did you have fun?
Did you have fun on Celebrity Apprentice?
I did. I really did have fun on Celebrity Apprentice.
I could tell you what Celebrity Apprentice has done for me.
After coming off your show, you know, I just decided, well, you know,
I could be a entrepreneur now.
I have a restaurant opening up in June in Queens.
So, that's what...
I just want to let you know that's what this show has done for me.
I mean, it has opened up a lot of opportunities for me.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Well, thank you, Darryl. Special guy.
I watched you hit many a home run. Really special guy.
OK, let's get back to the task.
'Everything is at stake. I've made a lot of money already,
'but there's a lot more money to be made.'
I just got to keep pushing. I just got to keep pushing.
I just want to take this time to thank all of you for allowing me,
and my team, RockSolid, to put this whole presentation together.
'I started out the Celebrity Apprentice
'as a complete sleeper.'
People had their doubts that I would ever make it to the end.
'But, here I am. I am beyond determined to win this thing.'
Hi, how are you? How are you?
How are you?
How are you?
Nice to see you.
-Good luck. Good luck, baby.
Right before it's time to go up, my heart was kind of pounding.
'But I do know how to impress executives. I think I've done that.
'I sit on several boards
'and I kind of know how to do the core messaging.'
I couldn't have completed
this humongous task without your support.
'The last thing that I want during this presentation
'is my nerves to get the best of me.'
Hello, hello. Good afternoon, good afternoon!
Welcome to the launch of the new
all-natural Snapple Compassionberry Tea.
I am overjoyed to be here to have this tremendous opportunity
to unveil this new tea.
When we created our label,
we incorporated a world and global theme
since autism is a global epidemic.
And we also used the puzzle pieces,
which are the universal symbol of autism.
Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental
disability in the United States.
What's happening is, in communities, families are not able to
access treatment, and that's what the HollyRod Foundation does.
The opportunity for the HollyRod Foundation to be
co-branded on a Snapple bottle - that is huge.
'The visibility that we could get for autism by becoming
'a corporate partner with Snapple,'
it is a philanthropic home run!
Autism treatment is needed and it's very unaffordable
and families need emotional support.
So, my son was non-verbal and very socially disconnected.
With compassionate care and treatment,
he was able to come out of some of that.
So, that would lead us to our 30-second commercial.
How's your stuff?
My stuff? The best stuff on Earth. Oh, and I got new stuff.
-Here comes the boss.
-So, how's your stuff?
My stuff is new. It just got better.
What's your stuff? What's your new, better stuff?
New Compassionberry Tea, an all-natural, great-tasting,
Snappley blend of passion fruit and strawberry.
This is the best stuff on Earth and it did just get better!
'New all-natural Snapple Compassionberry Tea -
'experience compassion naturally.
'Snapple is proud to support the HollyRod Foundation
'and families affected by autism.'
-So that's our spot.
Oh, thanks! I love applause.
Standing up there on that stage,
'there was a moment where I had this sort of out-of-body experience
'where I said, "Oh. my gosh.'
"I'm standing up here advocating for so many millions of people."
And it just felt very empowering.
I want to thank you, from Snapple, and everybody for coming.
And I want to thank you, Mr Trump.
This is the most amazing opportunity.
So, thank you for listening and watching
and have a great afternoon.
You're John Paul. Right?
John Paul is a Make-A-Wish kid and he has acute lymphomic leukaemia.
-How long have you been part of Make-A-Wish?
-For about two years.
-What is your wish?
-To go to New York and meet Donald Trump
because he's kind of inspired me.
I want to tell you that you are going to New York and you're
going to the finale of Celebrity Apprentice.
And you're going to be able to meet Donald Trump.
I have never seen him speechless.
JP, everybody says you look just like me.
I happen to think you're better looking than me, you know that?
-Now, you want to be a really productive guy, right?
-What's my favourite phrase?
-You like that phrase, right?
-Give me five.
So, let's take a look right now at Bret and what he does to Snapple.
-All right, you listen.
-You're going to do awesome.
We're going to do awesome.
-Let's go out, man. I'm ready to party.
-I'm ready to go.
-Here we go.
-Let's go. Let's do it.
As a rock singer and a performer,
you obviously roll off the energy in the room.
'When you're doing a concert, you come out, and there's this
'big elevator moves and pyro and explosions and it's your world.
'It's easy to rock the room.
'When you're given a microphone and asked to talk about'
a brand and why you love it, a whole different animal for me.
'My heart was pounding.
'I couldn't fake like it wasn't pounding in there.'
Hello, everybody, how you doing today?
First of all, I want to take the time, first and foremost,
to thank Mr Trump and Don Jr and Ivanka
for taking me on this awesome journey.
And, I learned a lot. Things I should do.
Waking up is one of them.
So, if you don't mind looking at the presentation,
so my hand will stop shaking with the paper in it.
'I was actually really nervous for Bret.
'We immediately went into the slides'
and he started out a little bit stiff when it came to the slides.
There it is - Trop-A-Rocka.
It's a perfect combination of tropical fruits with a hint
of vanilla and a kick of cinnamon and a little vodka
by the looks of the bar over there.
At the beginning of the presentation, I'll be honest, I was pretty nervous.
'My hand was kind of shaking.
'I was looking at the paper at them looking at me looking at the paper.'
Isn't it weird I can sing in front of 10,000 but can't speak?
All right, here we go. If you look up here, my...
'To see my daughter Raine there, she was just looking up at me
'and getting all excited.'
And I remembered the whole reason I'm here and that's to make
a lot of awareness and raise a lot of money for diabetes.
One of the things that could
really matter, especially having my beautiful daughter Raine here today,
to add a charity, a human touch to Snapple.
I think that could be amazing.
And I'm like, "You know what? I'll just speak from the heart."
I think we just need to make awareness.
And I think having a diet drink like Trop-A-Rocka,
I think really gets that point across.
So, what I wanted to do, is simply add celebrity Snappitude.
Right, I'm learning all the words. I got them down.
My Snapple-osophy is simple -
awesome taste, the best ingredients, and zero calories.
It's the best stuff on Earth.
I drink it because I love it. It'll rock your world.
APPLAUSE Thank you very much. Thank you.
Enjoy the show. Crank it up, up there.
-Trop-A-Rocka is Snapplicious.
-Hi, my name's Bret.
Baby, please. Bret's Snapplicious!
And so is my refreshing brand-new tea Trop-A-Rocka.
-Where are my peaches?
-I like peaches.
Peaches, pears and cinnamon
help me maintain a healthy diabetic lifestyle.
Trop-A-Rocka is green and black tea with zero calories.
I can be zero calories.
Taste bud-tested and rocker-approved.
Work with me, people!
Snapple! Made from the best stuff on Earth! It'll rock your world!
'Snapple supports the American Diabetes Association.'
Thank you very much.
Enjoy some delicious Trop-A-Rocka.
I have to say, Bret really surprised me.
'He pretty much nailed it. Even with his little stumbles.'
And, it blew me away.
I want to congratulate both teams. They really were amazing.
I feel like the presentation went well.
I feel like the room was super warm.
Until Mr Trump took, like, a poll in the room.
Just out of curiosity, who liked Holly better?
I heard crickets.
Who liked Bret better?
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
I think Bret probably brought it on presentation.
'Then I got really nervous.'
Somebody's going to be a winner but you're already both winners.
You've done a great job. All right, thank you very much.
I mean, all I can do is just take a deep sigh.
'I haven't done anything this hard in a long time.
'This has been extremely difficult. I've had moments of fun.
'I've had moments of pure frustration.'
I've had moments of anger.
'Moments of exhilaration, giddiness, and total compassion.'
So, I feel really happy and just so proud of myself
that I've made it to this point.
And they really did a good job.
I'll tell you what, they love your product.
I have taken an absolutely amazing journey on Celebrity Apprentice.
'I learned a lot about myself, and a lot about how to get things done.
'You do what you got to do, especially when you're raising'
a lot of money for a lot of great kids out there
with juvenile diabetes.
'I've been living with type one diabetes
'since I've been six years old. I'm not only fighting for myself,
'I'm fighting for my daughter Raine, who is now borderline diabetic.
'It is a devastating disease.
'And I don't just want to win this,'
I need to win this.
Now, we go back and do our test. Way to go. Good job. Good job.
Larry, Andrew, what do you think?
Bret is very Snapple. He has that Snapple attitude.
And, whenever I look at Holly,
I would put Holly on my board and in my boardroom.
Which drink did you like better?
It's really hard to compare a regular and a diet.
They have such different tastes. I thought they were both fantastic.
But it always seems to me
that a diet doesn't have quite the same taste.
Did Bret make a mistake in choosing diet?
I would actually argue that,
in diet, you get a faster-growing segment.
There's a big market for it.
Andrew, the team names.
I think Holly did a great job of linking Compassionberry Tea
to the idea of compassion in her charity.
And then, I think Bret did a great job on Trop-A-Rocka.
-It has a little intrigue.
-Which is better?
I'd probably lean, on personality, toward Bret's.
Oh, really? I maybe would lean on Holly's on that.
What do you think, Larry?
Yeah, Trop-A-Rocka is very, very Snappley.
But, you know, as we were tying the charities into it,
I really could, you know, relate to Holly's.
Which label, Larry, did you like better?
I really liked Holly's label.
In our business, we have to understand how that product
looks on the shelf or in a cooler.
Bret's was a little darker
and sometimes that can get lost on the shelf.
Andrew, which commercial did you like better?
They were both good. Bret had more Snappitude.
I think Holly's was a little more familiar
and didn't really break out as much.
What about the brochure? Let me see them for a second.
OK. That's Holly, that's Bret. Which did you like better?
She romanced the product a lot better.
And I thought he, again, brought in the personality in the inner infold
and really made it fun.
It's very close to a draw.
So, overall, it's a pretty tough job I have. Is that right?
Absolutely a tough job.
Bret, did Summer and Darryl do a great job?
Summer and Darryl did a beyond amazing...
Who was better?
-I can't answer that one.
-Good. Don't answer it.
You know what, they've already been fired. Enough already.
Thank you. I was like, "I can't. They were great."
They're fantastic people, right? They really are.
So, Darryl, I'm very proud of you for coming back.
You came back, you showed strength, and I really think it's great.
You feel good to be back?
Yes, I feel great to be back. I kind of missed everybody.
When I left, you know, I was just totally exhausted.
Physically, my body wasn't there any more.
You know, I've had cancer and I have one kidney
and that had a lot to do with the wear down on my body.
-Wow! Well, you look great.
-And I'm very proud of you.
-Thank you for having me here.
-Now, you didn't win money for your charity, did you?
What is your charity?
It's the Darryl Strawberry Foundation.
-For children with autism.
-Oh, very good. So you two have something in common.
Darryl, I'm going to give you 25,000 for your charity. OK?
-So, you just use it well.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
-You deserve it, Darryl.
-Darryl deserves it.
Hey, as a long-time fan of Darryl, I mean, you know,
-it's nice to have him with us.
-And he came back!
He did come back, and he came back strong.
-OK. So, Bret, you chose a diet concept. Right?
And you did that because of diabetes.
But I've never thought diet tasted, frankly, like regular,
-whether it's soda, ice tea, anything.
Do you think that puts you at a disadvantage in terms of taste?
No. First of all, I thought we would create a great taste.
I had to do what I felt right in my heart.
And what was important to me more than anything is I felt that
the diet market with all the people, 1.6 million people, coming down with
diabetes a year, that I can make a difference.
And I think that it's an exploding brand.
I think that diet, eventually, when it tastes amazing,
people are going to want a lot less calories.
And I think the hope would be that the executives could judge
the drinks on relative merits, understanding, you know,
that a diet drink is at a slight disadvantage.
It's a bit Catch 22, really, for you, Bret, cos you couldn't do
a sugar drink. No way he could. But you also...
A diet drink's going to put you at disadvantage right off the bat.
At the same time, I think you did a good job of masking the diet taste
in your drink, which was actually pretty important.
All right. So, Holly, how did you do?
I thought I did very well. It was a humongous task.
A lot to do in a little bit of time.
I was excited about Curtis and Maria coming to help me.
-Were they good?
-They were very good.
Why didn't you use Maria in the commercial? I think she's beautiful.
Because, I was so impressed with my actors. I was impressed with
Snapple Jim, and really impressed with the actors that we cast.
You missed some of that natural celebrity appeal.
Whether it's Maria, yourself, Curtis in there.
It seems like a natural thing you could have taken advantage of
for better outreach with the commercial.
Why didn't you use them in there?
I have to say that I was more focused on integrating the
elements of the charity and less focused on the celebrity aspect.
-I had the feeling that Bret did...
-How much did the drink itself play?
In other words, mixing, getting the ingredients, putting it in,
colour, all the stuff? How much did that enter into the equation?
Did you focus on that or did you focus more on the commercial?
Oh, well, we had one day to really focus on the drink.
And I was fortunate to have this wonderful gentleman with a terrific
palate to help me understand fruits and flavours and seasonality.
That's a huge advantage when you have a short time period
and you're given a list of ingredients.
You know, I think Curtis knew automatically what would work
well and what to go for, what not to go for,
-because they had to negotiate amongst themselves.
Do you think that gave your team
an advantage? Your ability, your aptitude for food?
I hope so, Mr Trump. Yeah, I think I think it would have.
I think it did. Don't you think so?
So, Bret, let's discuss the name you came up with.
-The name of the tea.
Very easy for me.
We knew it was a summer rollout, and Trop-A-Rocka,
I mean, I think, "It's summer," I think of tropical.
Pretty cool. So the "Rocka" is because you're a rock star?
Correct. We knew that was our campaign. And what we want to do...
-And you love the name?
-I love the name.
-What do you think of their name, Holly?
-I thought ours was better.
-But it was... I knew there would be
-How did you come up with your name?
Well, HollyRod Foundation provides compassionate care.
And we love the concept of, really, creating a hybrid fruit, which
is passion fruit and strawberry, and it being Compassionberry.
-We loved that.
-I love Compassionberry. It's a great name.
-Don't you think so?
-It's a very good name.
They're both good. But, Compassionberry is really good.
-And I knew that's not... I'm just...
-And very unique.
I'm good at reading people and I thought that's where you would go.
-That was strong, wasn't it, Bret?
I thought you would definitely go with a rock and roll theme as well.
Yeah. But it's strong.
Well, Bret integrated himself into the campaign
and he became a celebrity spokesperson for Snapple.
-Which was very effective and it's an area
where you both really diverge.
Holly, you definitely had the HollyRod logo but you didn't
talk about the celebrity attached to yourself and team.
Whereas Bret really made that a focus. And actually, Bret, I love
the description you had on the side.
-It sounded like Snapple and it also sounded like you.
And it played into the Trop-A-Rocka title.
OK. The label.
The executives thought your label was too dark. They loved Holly.
-They really loved it.
I'm not sure I totally agree.
I think the passion fruit maybe is good, but it doesn't look that good.
But they loved it. That's all that matters.
-What do you think about that? Do you think yours was too dark?
I thought it was very bold. Yes, it's darker than what they normally do
but I was trying to invent something slightly new and different.
What did you think of Bret's label, Holly?
I actually liked Bret's label. I loved the rock and roll graphics.
It's nice to say that. It would be nice to say,
-"I thought it was terrible."
-It wasn't as good as mine.
-Why not say, "Terrible?"
-It wasn't as good as mine.
Wouldn't you be better off to say, "Terrible?"
No, it wasn't terrible.
Well, you know what I like? I'll tell you what I like.
I think that, Holly, I like that better than that.
So, Holly, you win on the cover. But on the interior...
..you've got this. And you've got this.
-I like this much better than I like this.
-So, let's call it a draw.
-So, Curtis, how did you like it?
-I enjoyed the task. It was great.
Holly was an amazing leader. She never ceases to amaze us.
We're very proud to be supporting her.
-What did you think of Holly?
-Oh, she was wonderful.
She was great in this task and listened to our ideas.
It was amazing because she just let me talk at some points to say...
to, like, find that creative idea that we could attach to.
So, she was great at delegating.
The executives noted this about her curiosity
and interest in learning about the product.
And the Snapple executives said you could be on the board of Snapple.
They were so impressed with your presentation...
-Where can I sign up?
-..how you conducted yourself.
It's actually very interesting because with Bret,
they thought you are Snapple.
You represent exactly their demographic. You're Snapplicious,
-I think they referred to it as.
-So they thought you did a great job.
-Awesome. That's great.
Summer, DID you think Bret was good as a project manager?
Bret is great as a creative force. He's awesome.
If you were me, give me the strengths of Bret and you've gotten
to know everybody. You know everybody at the table.
-And you respect Holly.
-I respect Holly big time.
-You won't say horrible things about her.
-I'm not going to...
-Summer may respect Holly a little too much.
I mean, they're best friends. You may have a bit of a...
-Are you good friends?
-We're Celebrity Apprentice BFFs.
Were you friends before, or did you just meet?
No, but we are now.
Summer, do you want Holly to win?
I can't answer that question. I want either of them.
That's not very good.
I want Holly to win, absolutely. But do I want her to win over Bret?
-I think you have...
-Who do you want to win?
You're on Bret's team but Holly is a friend.
-You're in an interesting position.
-Who would you like to see win?
-I worked really hard for Bret.
-Who would you like me to choose?
-In this situation, I would choose Bret.
Is that the only reason? You're not being loyal to your friend.
My goodness! Look at you.
In all fairness, Summer,
you didn't say one thing about Bret being a good project manager.
Was he good? You said he was wonderful, creative, all that stuff.
Was he a good project manager?
I don't know if the finals comes down to a good project manager.
-I think it does.
-Yeah. It's certainly an element.
When I think of project manager, I think of managing.
And I think we co-managed.
Summer, was he a good project manager? You don't say it.
He was decent. I won't say he was a bad project manager cos he wasn't.
-That's not much of a statement. Do we agree?
-I will agree
and I will add to this. I know her heart is with Holly.
I know her mind and her task,
she is such a hard worker, is with this project.
That's what I would say.
Darryl, what do you think of her very tepid endorsement of Bret?
Well, I understand Summer, because of their relationship,
her relationship with Holly, it's real. It's not a pretender,
like, maybe come on here and grill her, and say, you know,
"Holly's not great." You know, Holly's great.
Do you think Bret was a great project manager?
Bret was a great project manager.
That's what I was expecting to hear, Summer, from you.
-Well, see, I got a chance to be with Bret.
Was Bret a good project... "Oh! He was a great project manager."
-Instead, you say, "I don't know."
-No, I didn't.
-I said he was a good project manager.
-Can I say...?
But, it took us a long time to drag that out of you.
-No, I don't...
-We dragged it out of you.
I like the way Darryl said it.
Look, if I'm Bret, I like Darryl. I'm not so sure that I like Summer.
But can I say this?
You know, and the reason why I say this with Bret is
because I got a chance to be on his team from the beginning.
And I got a chance to understand
what his strengths are in certain situations.
Summer, this was the first time Summer got a chance to see it.
You've done a good job. Thank you, Darryl.
And I know I've been giving you a hard time,
-but you've done a great job, Summer.
-Thank you, Mr Trump.
You could very easily be sitting right here, one of these two seats.
Now, Darryl, Summer, Curtis, Maria, you've been outstanding. All four.
You've really been outstanding. And we will see you soon.
I have great, I've really developed great respect for all of you.
You have been just absolutely amazing.
So, with that you can leave.
I will be firing somebody.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks, you guys.
-Summer, you want to come this way?
-You got it.
I wouldn't hold her chair. Not her chair.
She did a good job for me.
-Summer, you were great...for Holly.
Thank you, Curtis. I'll see ya.
This is very tough.
So, everyone is still asking, "Is Bret going to be here tonight?"
The answer is, "yes."
Now, deciding... I agree with that. He's been through a lot.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Deciding whether he or Holly will become the Celebrity Apprentice,
that's a tough call.
And it always helps to get advice from people you trust.
Please welcome my very first Apprentice, Bill Rancic,
and the reigning Celebrity Apprentice, Joan Rivers.
Come on in.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
-So, my beautiful Joan.
-Oh, my darling Donald.
It's great that you're here. You won Celebrity Apprentice.
How big a thing was that in your life? And you've had a great life.
Oh! First of all, I got "How'd You Get So Rich?" out of it, the show.
Second year. I have another show coming out with Melissa.
I mean, everything, from you. From you.
You know, your fees went way, way up.
Your comedy fees I got, because I know I have to pay.
You have to pay. Wholesale, though.
-That's OK. Wholesale, I hope so.
-You can always see me wholesale.
Joan, who do you like?
This is so tough. And I'm not being cute.
I have watched every episode. Um...where do we start?
Holly, uh...the motivation of a mother
fighting for something her child has.
That's primal. And she is brilliant.
And she has nothing else to do except that.
I mean, that's her whole life. Melissa knows that.
That's her focus.
So, of course. And what she raised in money, I mean...brilliant.
But, Bret, uh... you talk about no sick days.
I mean, the determination to come back...from death.
From death's door.
To say, "I'm going to be here. And this is where I have to be.
"And I'm going to show up." I find this extraordinary.
-Both amazing, but I will say...
Hey, Bret, 50% of the people don't make it to the hospital.
-You're telling me.
-OK, so it's pretty tough stuff.
-So, are you on...which side?
I... Business-wise, it should be Holly.
Uh...but screw that.
It's Bret. Emotionally, it's just... it's Bret.
So, Bill, you always have strong opinions.
That's why you won, frankly. Who do you like?
You know, I liked them both. That's why I picked them last week.
I picked Holly, and I picked Bret. They're both strong candidates.
But you can't ignore what Holly has done.
I mean, she raised more money than any Apprentice
in the history of the show.
350,000 for her charity. Right?
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
And I think, I think,
sometimes the popular decision isn't necessarily the right decision.
In fact, you didn't choose Bret, Joan.
You wanted Sharon and Holly.
Again, emotionally, because we all cried.
If this was a normal show, I would say, "Yes, it's Holly.
"Holly's better, Holly won more money." But it's not.
It's now about someone who has said, "I am going to come on.
"And I'm going to do it. And I'm going to be there."
-All right. You're both divided. I'm going to take that very, very seriously.
-No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
-Holly fights every day for her son!
You can't underestimate the power of that.
And Bret fights... Yes, and Bret has a daughter who is borderline.
And Bret has it himself. So, they both are fighting.
They're actually both fighting. That is true.
-They're great. They're both winners.
Let me just ask my friends over here. Rod, just out of curiosity,
you could have thrown Bret under the bus, he wouldn't be here tonight.
I mean, you really had something over Bret. And you saved him.
Truly, you saved him in terms of the Celebrity Apprentice.
Who do you like?
Well, it's the conflict of the head versus the heart.
And when I... As the dad of two daughters myself,
and I saw Bret's little girl jump into his arms,
I can't possibly advocate his firing.
Now, I know that Holly did a great job.
And based on Bill's business assessment,
that's probably a pretty rational position.
But sometimes in life, sometimes you gotta go with your heart.
So, I would say don't fire Bret.
That's very interesting.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
She was a straight shooter playing from the heart,
and setting an Apprentice fundraising record.
Please welcome Holly Robinson Peete.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Mwah! You look beautiful!
He was underestimated from the start. Sit down, Holly.
-I'm standing for Bret!
-That's a good idea.
-Yeah, come on!
-You know what, don't sit down, Holly!
He was underestimated from the start, but proved everybody wrong.
And after a life-threatening illness,
he beat the odds to be with us tonight.
Bret, come on out.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Thank you. D-man, don't make me cry.
Don't make me...
I love you, man.
I love you, man. Summer, my BFF.
Hey, look, woohoo! Rod, so good to see you, man.
Oops! I shouldn't have said that! Sinbad, thank you, bro.
Why do you gotta look so hot up here?
-Why do you gotta... Michael, I love you, man.
-Love you, buddy.
All right, buddy. Here we go! Let's have some fun!
Woohoo! Thank you.
That is... Thank you, Holly. You ready?
All right. Mr Trump, Ivanka. All right.
Holly, that's so beautiful. You're crying.
Well, I mean, who in America isn't?
But I've never cried about my opponent.
-I mean, what are we doing here, Holly?
-Come on, Mr Trump.
My five year-old son woke up this morning and said, "Mom, I love you,
"but I'm kind of pulling for Bret."
How do you beat that?
Well, you know what, you have been amazing.
-And it's going to be very close. And I still haven't...
-I really still have not made a decision.
-But I will say this.
-I love the guy.
-He's been through a lot.
-Let's talk to him.
-So, you almost didn't make it.
-I spoke with your doctors.
They were really, like... They must have done a hell of a job, right?
They did a great job.
I was really fortunate, because, um...we reacted quickly
when the haemorrhage happened.
Um...got to the hospital, and the doctors, uh...Dr Zabransky
and everyone there... I was out of it three days.
And, they, great medical team and good people.
I cannot thank you and your family for the well wishes. It was great.
-But Bret, they didn't want you to be here tonight.
Not at all. Are you risking your life being here?
This is a lot of pressure.
Lately it seems like me just standing up is risking my life.
So, I'm just... I've become like the rat boy,
the medical experiment, over here.
It's one of those things where everything that happens just is...
you know, it's been crazy.
Honestly, for about a month and a half, I've...
I felt I was healthy. I loved being on the show.
And it's been a rough go, but I'm glad I'm here.
And yes, it's been a risk. But I wanted to be here.
All respect to Holly, I said this -
"I didn't travel this far in this much pain to lose.
-"I came to win." And I'm glad to be on the show.
-With all due respect.
-..what was your reaction?
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING OK. Good.
You know, she's beautiful. Isn't she beautiful, Bret?
That's a baby-making dress, is what's going on right there.
Rodney, you're a lucky man. I understand all the kids now.
-I get it.
-Holly, what was your reaction
when you heard about the gravity of Bret's illness?
Well, a lot of people know, or don't know,
that Bret and I became very close during Celebrity Apprentice.
We really did. This is not going to be sort of like last year.
There's no animosity. So, in many ways, we talked after every show.
We laughed about things. And we really connected.
So, when I heard... I had spoken to him after the appendectomy,
and then, you know, saw this breaking news
about the brain haemorrhage.
And I was devastated, like we all were.
I mean, we were all calling each other, and like, "What's going on?"
Um...but I'm just overjoyed that he's here.
And, you know, we all love you, Bret.
Thank you very much. Holly, you're awesome.
-I'm just happy to be here with you.
-APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
You know, we're dealing with a very amorphous situation.
And you were a frontrunner all season long.
And those tears are beautiful
because that really is from a little love.
This isn't like last year with Joan and with Annie Duke!
-It's a little bit different.
But do you feel that maybe you've lost your frontrunner status
for a reason that is beyond your control, but maybe it's not fair?
Look, I walked into a store today in New York,
and I saw my logo that I created with my husband,
HollyRod Foundation, on the cover of a Snapple bottle, Mr Trump.
I feel like I've won.
So, yes, in a way I did lose my momentum because, you know,
the whole world... The guy was on the cover of People magazine.
"Lucky to be alive" on The Oprah Show.
I mean, it's... You know, it's Michaelsmania. It's Bretmania.
So you can't really...
That said, I do feel like I did a good job. I was the...
-You didn't do a good job, you did a great job.
-Bret, let me ask you this.
-Do you think you win because of a sympathy vote?
And do you think should I should be put in that position?
Uh, here's what I was going to say, until earlier.
Once I saw her dress, and I saw she's playing the hotness card...
-I'll take a vote any way I can get it.
-If it's sympathy right now, I'm taking it.
-We're going to get down to business.
-I see what's going on over here.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
You both came here for very personal reasons.
Bret, tell me about your charity.
American Diabetes Association, the Bret Michaels Fund, very simple.
I came here fighting, not only to raise awareness, but a lot
of money to send kids to camp, and not have to go through what
I'm going through, and my daughter, Raine, who's a borderline diabetic.
I'm here to fight. I'm here to win. I thank you for the opportunity.
-Is she doing OK?
-She's doing great.
You learned about it during the show.
I learned about it while we were on this show.
And for me, what an irony to be here, to be fighting for it,
and at one point you feel that in your heart, as a dad,
"I gotta go home. I've gotta do this with my daughter."
And when we were there, and she was able to come here,
that for me meant the world to me.
-To be here, great opportunity.
Holly, your great charity?
Well, about 12 years ago my husband Rodney and I
started a non-profit called The HollyRod Foundation.
We were inspired by my father's battle with Parkinson's disease.
My dad, some people may know as the original Gordon on Sesame Street.
Gotta give a shout-out to him.
Um...but, what we found out,
a couple years in was that my son was diagnosed with autism.
And, much like Parkinson's, autism is very difficult to pay for.
Families struggle across the country to pay for their kids' treatment.
It's really unbelievable.
And, I have to say this, you know,
autism affects 1 in 91 children in this country.
A lot of people said, "Oh, you're fighting for your son."
My son is going to be fine. But there are families...
I'm fighting for families
who don't have the resources that the Peete family has.
And, uh...I'm just thrilled
and honoured to be able to talk about this on television.
-And thank you so much.
-That's great, Holly. Thank you.
Bret, you recently brought some young children to your concert.
-Tell us about that.
-Yeah. Very simple - we were down in...
Before all this happened with the brain haemorrhage
and the appendectomy, all that stuff, I was out on a solo tour.
Brought them to the arena down in Ardmore.
And, all these kids had such a great chance.
They got to come up on stage. We did a sound check.
I made it fun. I was in my world, in my element.
And, all the families, all the kids, had diabetes.
And helping them to deal with it,
and showing that they can come out of this great.
-That they can live a great, strong, happy life.
Well, Holly, you had a very big day, because you won how much that day?
You tell the audience. I know very well.
-347,000 and change.
That's exactly right. For autism.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
-That's for autism.
-That's some scratch. That's some...
It's a little something.
And millions of dollars - I'm very proud of this -
millions of dollars has been raised for various charities by the group.
All of them sitting over there have done well,
including our wonderful Cyndi Lauper.
And now, we have a little bit of a special...
-Let's call this one for Bret, Holly. Is that OK?
Cos Cyndi is going to sing I'm Just Your Fool. Her new album.
Come on, Cyndi.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Two, three, four.
# I'm just your fool Can't help myself
# I love you baby and no-one else
# I ain't crazy You are my baby
# I'm just your fool
# I'm just your fool I must confess
# Just to love you, baby and take your mess
# I ain't lying, no use in jiving
# I'm just your fool... #
# Yeah, eh, eh
# Well, you must be trying to drive me crazy
# To treat me the way you do
# I ask you, baby, please have mercy
# Let me be happy too
# If you're gonna leave for someone new
# Calling Rosie O'D and mess with you
# I ain't lying, no use in jiving
# I'm just your fool
# Yeah, I'm just your fool Can't help myself
# I love you baby, and no-one else
# I ain't crazy, you are my baby
# I'm just your fool. #
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Welcome back. One of you will soon become the Celebrity Apprentice.
-Very simple. Very nice.
So Holly, why you?
Uh! Well...it's a little bit like a David and Goliath situation.
But, I'm just going to say this - I took this on.
I was really nervous about leaving my four kids, my husband.
But I sat down and I said, "What can I do if I get on this show?
"I can talk about families affected by autism."
Autism is something that affects
more people than juvenile diabetes, cancer, and AIDS combined.
I had this opportunity to come here and do this, and I'm glad I did.
That said, I'm really not as mean as I seemed on the show, America.
-I don't think you're mean at all.
-I'm really not!
Um...but it was hard. And we all had to focus.
We all had personal things
and reasons why we wanted to leave at times.
I didn't even tell you this, Mr Trump, but after the third task,
my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
And I packed my bags, and was ready to leave,
and come talk to you and tell you I had to go.
But I called Mom, and she said,
"Did you win any money for HollyRod yet?" And I said no,
and she said, "You're staying here."
So it was just this determination that I had
that I wasn't really sure I had before I came.
In the end, I was there.
A lot of people had to take off and do things.
And some things were really huge, and great, and they had to do.
But every single task I did, I was there every single time,
and I never left.
I'm compassionate. I'm dedicated.
And, uh... I came to play.
And very, very capable. Bret, why you?
Very simple. I came here to win. I brought everything I had.
I brought everything, packed it into the hotel room.
I was ready to stay. As a project manager,
I was the first one, and taking on the first task.
I was blessed with a great team, and I went in there to win.
Every single thing I did, I won both projects
that I was assigned as project manager.
And everything you asked me to do, anyone on this team,
and I got to meet a lot of great people,
and I will put my heart and soul into everything.
I feel I'm extremely loyal.
At the end, I did want to win,
but I didn't feel I had to cut anybody's throat to do it.
And I think if I just showed my hard work ethic,
and where I come from and what I'm about, that I would win.
And when I left... I came in here late the first day we started,
and I know why I was late,
because I played a show in Leon, Mexico the night before.
Came in on an hour's sleep.
Luckily, my rocker time helped me out,
because I can run on a fume, you know?
And as it went on, I was a little late, I will admit.
But, the reason I was late is
because I put everything in all the time, and then had to fly out.
-You always do.
-Always. Always give everything I got. 100%.
And, put my neck on the line, and sometimes that drags me
back into the boardroom. And I knew it.
But I knew that, I thought you would see that I worked really hard.
-I thought all of you would see that.
-We all saw it. Holly saw it.
-And you saw how good Holly was.
Everyone here was incredible.
But I came here to win, make awareness for diabetes.
I wasn't planning on leaving until I won.
-Don, what do you think?
-First of all,
it's amazing to see how vested you guys both are in your charities.
It's so important you've done that and made it a part of your lives.
And it's been so great. Holly, I think from day one,
I knew you would likely be one of the two finalists in here.
I knew you were going to be a winner. Just a star.
-Bret, not so much!
-Not so much, man.
The first couple tasks I thought, "Uh-oh. This is going to be quick."
And over the course of the show, you really turned around.
-And you made me a believer.
And, just to see way you worked, not only, you know, then, but also now.
And with what you've overcome in the past few weeks,
it's really amazing to see you here.
-It's just going to be a really tough decision cos
-you guys are both amazing.
I think Don's 100% right. This is a very tough decision.
Holly, I have to say, as a woman, as a businesswoman, as a mother,
you're a killer. But you've got a great heart.
And you've just done a fabulous job from inception,
and you are a phenomenal fundraiser.
Bret, I think that you just are a force of nature.
I think you're so creative.
And I really don't think this boils down to head versus heart
because you have reason to be here on merit.
You've just done an exceptional job as a project manager.
And it's been a pleasure.
-Awesome. Thank you very much.
-Thank you so much.
So that leaves one final piece of business.
I have to name the Celebrity Apprentice.
And I love doing it, but it's not going to be easy.
Holly, Bret, you both deserve to win.
Both of your charities deserve to win.
So I've spoken to a really great company,
and I happen to love the drink, Snapple.
And they've agreed to match the grand prize
of a quarter of a million dollars, 250,000.
That means that both of your charities
will receive a quarter of a million dollars.
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
That is... Snapple rocks!
That is...bringing it up! Come on!
That is insane! Wooo!
Look. Enough of that. Enough.
Oh, my God.
Sadly, I still have to choose the Celebrity Apprentice.
-And don't cry, Holly.
-I'm sorry! I'm just...you know.
-She's throwing the tear card now!
-Hey, I gotta work what I can, baby.
-..you've been popular. Everyone's loved you.
-You've been imaginative.
You've done an amazing job in every single way.
A little flaky, but that's OK.
-You've really proven...
...and maybe this is unfair, but you've also proven,
and I think Holly would agree, you've been proven to be very brave.
-And I appreciate that,
-and everybody here appreciates that.
Holly, you won more money than anybody has ever won
on The Apprentice or The Celebrity Apprentice.
You won a lot of money for your charity.
-And I'm very, very proud of you.
-You've been amazing.
You lost a couple of times as project managers,
-but we can forget that.
-Holly, I have to tell you, we all love you.
And Bret, I have to tell you...
-APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
You OK there, Holly?
-We'll be back in the fall with regular Apprentice.
Back in the spring with Celebrity Apprentice.
-We love you all!
-Yeah! Way to go, brother.
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