Business competition. The teams have to make-over and prepare for publicity and press interviews for two country singers: Emily West and Luke Bryan.
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You're fired. You're fired. You're fired. Go.
Rocksolid, are we ready?
Everyone is talking.
-Lying piece of
-He betrays me in the job.
I'm putting you in charge of this. Make the decision.
Now I know why Dennis Rodman started drinking.
The critics are raving.
Let's do it.
Raising money for charity!
She said Carol first.
I don't know what to tell you to do, Bret,
because I'm not the Project Manager.
They can get their asses fired so fast,
your head will spin.
And we're just warming up.
Muggles and wizards, Muggles and wizards.
-sake, Cyndi, shut up!
-Ugh. She's disgusting.
My brain to my mouth sometimes is a disaster.
As the celebrities fight to survive the pressure...
Her wordiness can be a little difficult.
-You're throwing me under the truck.
-No, no, no, I'm not.
..ass on the line, start throwing people under the bus.
Don't tell me what to do.
What I'm saying is
-you're getting me hyped up, so I
..everything is happening on the streets.
I think that we can win this.
No, no, no. Hi.
Every rug that we used, I carried one.
And anything can happen in the boardroom.
You all know an answer.
But somebody's got to be fired.
-I was sticking up for you.
-It's all bull
Just relax. Can I finish or not?
-I wish you people could answer the
Who knows what will happen next?
-This is a reality check. Go
Last week, the teams were given some surprising news.
Sharon's not here.
She's been sick as a dog.
We weren't going to have Sharon,
so I felt a little bit cheated as Project Manager.
Tasked with creating two commercials for Right Guard
starring NBA legends Clyde Drexler
and Scottie Pippin, Maria Kanellis questioned
if Selita Ebanks was pulling her weight.
Here I am carrying a sink and fridge,
but Selita disappeared on me.
That girl is strong.
Bret Michaels received difficult news about his daughter.
My daughter... they're testing her for diabetes,
so I'm freaking out right now.
And family matters took Michael Johnson out of the competition.
Take care of your family. We love you, brother.
We're going to miss you.
In the boardroom,
Rocksolid's losing streak finally came to an end...
They loved the men's commercial.
..leaving Tenacity to battle it out.
Can I say something?
Cyndi, you're not even coming back in.
-You should just be sitting back.
Oh, thanks, Mom(!)
But it was Selita's silence
that singled her out.
I'm looking at Selita,
and I don't see the same fire in your belly.
Selita, you're fired. Go.
Listen, between my daughter and this,
I said, "If I lose tonight"... I was sitting in that chair.
I'm like, "If I lose, I may just walk
-"right to the
-highest window and just..."
It's been way too long since we won,
and let me tell you something...
Tonight, with everything that's going on
in my personal life with my daughter,
I was willing it to win.
Yeah, but what about the test results? They come tomorrow?
They're supposed to come today, and we haven't gotten them yet.
Let's drink. Come on.
I'll find out about my daughter tomorrow,
and this is the beginning of a positive great karma right here.
She is not going to be diabetic.
It's going to be negative, and we're going to rock.
It's going to be great.
It was a really tough thing to direct.
Honey, it was a very tough thing.
She was... She was acting it, and she was directing it.
But that's the problem.
I mean, it was all about Holly, not for nothing,
and then she turns around to me and tells me what to do.
I don't need a mother.
The younguns...they don't listen.
They turn their backs and ignore what I'm saying,
and I feel like, "Big mistake."
Uh-oh. Here we go.
I don't know.
Are you OK?
I'm good. I'm good, yeah.
'I was very disappointed in the boardroom.
'We were at a disadvantage.'
We got one person who's sick, Sharon Osbourne,
and then we had Cyndi Lauper.
Somehow she had all this observation
of a task that she wasn't even really present for.
So now you're mad at me?
I just felt like you were safe and exempt,
-and at that point...
-I didn't want them to fire Selita!
I didn't want them to do it,
but you weren't... you were defending...
You can do whatever you want to do, Cyndi...
whatever you want to do.
The Kumbaya moment is over.
I didn't want Selita to go, either.
-I didn't want Maria to go.
-All right, zip it. Zip.
RIP Kumbaya, because now it's game on.
# Money, money, money, money
# Money, money, money, money
# Money! #
So, Clyde, when I'm...
when I'm not getting roasted by Mr Trump in the boardroom,
this is my reality, mate...the kitchen.
So, I'm here at the New York City Rescue Mission,
which is one of the agencies that Feeding America supports.
Feeding America's my charity, because food's my world,
and I want to make it happen for people that don't have enough to eat.
So, do you cook, Clyde?
-Not at all.
Today I've got a special guest in the kitchen.
It's not every day that I can say I've got Clyde Drexler
standing next to me as my sous chef.
-How are you?
Phil, this is Clyde.
-Hey, Clyde. Nice to see you.
-Good to see you, as well.
-Hey, Curtis. Nice to see you.
-Great to see you.
I wasn't expecting company today.
So, we've got a bit of a surprise for you, mate.
-I love it.
-Have a look at what's for lunch.
Chicken and leek pie.
20,000! Holy cow!
-How cool is that?
I have a surprise for you both.
From Right Guard Total Defence 5,
we have a matching donation of 20,000.
'I work for an organisation, Feeding America,'
that can take a dollar donation and make that seven meals.
So, a 40,000 donation is 280,000 meals.
To go back to Feeding America with that type of a donation
is just amazing.
I can't thank those guys enough.
It's time to get cooking, Curtis. 280,000 meals.
You got a lot of work to do - a lot of work to do.
'Things have been pretty crazy on Celebrity Apprentice.
'You know, it's been long hours and tough work,'
but right now, there's 49 million Americans
that are still affected by hunger.
What can I get you, sir? A bit of everything.
To come down here, that reminds me why I'm doing it.
Feeding America's so important to me,
and I'm so determined to win this.
-There you go, my friend.
Come on, fellas.
I was a bit surprised to see Trace Adkins walk in.
He's a big guy.
So, once I saw him, I knew it was about music.
Sharon's still not here.
She's very, very sick.
It's up to you whether or not you decide to utilise her.
I don't know what's happening with Sharon,
but pretty soon we're going to have to make a decision.
I have to say I think there's a little bit
of preferential treatment going on with Sharon,
and I really, really like her a lot,
but she got to play by the rules like everybody else.
We're standing in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annexe -
an amazing place.
In fact, I expect to see Cyndi and Bret here someday.
You'll get in. After The Apprentice, You're going to get in. You watch.
You're going to be doing something that, to me,
is very interesting,
and I think I sort of did it a couple of years ago,
and that had to do with Trace.
He did really well on Celebrity Apprentice,
and today he's the biggest country star there is.
So, you're going to be taking two young country stars.
You're going to make over two young country artists,
and you're going to prepare them for an interview
with People Country magazine and to do a live performance.
At that performance will be the journalists from People,
a well-known country-music disc jockey,
and Pete Fisher, general manager of the Grand Ole Opry,
judging you on this task.
You're going to be judged on the overall makeover,
the press kit that you'll be creating to promote them,
and whatever value you can add
to the artist's potential breakout.
Pick your Project Manager, please.
I think I could do this.
Going to be Cyndi?
-No huddle needed.
I would think, right? Cyndi.
Well, I love working with other artists.
It's what I do. I reinvent myself all the time.
I think Bill has got a shot.
He's got to go, man. He's got to go.
I mean, I would love to do it, but it's your time to shine, man.
Bret, why wouldn't it be you?
It's... It's his turn, and I'll back him. I'm his right hand.
But don't you think you have an expertise
that Goldberg wouldn't have?
We work as a team, Rocksolid.
-You don't think it matters?
If you hadn't been a Project Manager,
then you kind of should step up.
The last thing I'm going to do is put my tail between my legs
and back up a little bit and let Bret jump in.
The winning Project Manager
gets 20,000 for his or her charity.
The loser, you know what happens.
I believe that if a person is comfortable
in the clothes that they wear,
you go from there and you make it bigger.
This week's task is transforming a country artist
from unknown to well-known.
I am an aspiring singer myself,
and I'll be able to watch Cyndi Lauper,
one of my idols, work on this person.
You're the perfect Project Manager for this,
but just be aware that both of...
No. Both of you are singers. Absolutely.
You think I don't know that?
-Wait, wait, wait. Let her finish her thought.
I'm just saying to think outside the box
and use us in ways that you may not necessarily...
I know we haven't known each other very long.
Do you think that I stepped on you when I was...
when I was the manager?
I let everybody do what they wanted.
Cyndi, I'm just... You're not even letting me finish my thought.
-All right. Go ahead.
-But it's OK.
I like Holly.
She gets...you know, like this.
And I think when you have long, long hours,
you start to edge up on each other.
I want to do the best job for you,
and all I'm doing is expressing to you
how you might be able to get better...
-..performance out of us,
and you're just, like, blocking me.
I'm not understanding where that's coming from.
All right. I'm not blocking you.
'After what happened last boardroom,'
this task was starting with a not-so-cohesive group.
Let's put it that way.
Cyndi's bedside manner needs help.
She just blew off anything we had to say,
and I mean anything.
Namely, sweetheart, you want a beauty shot if it's a she.
If it's a he, he should look sexy and cute.
Lady Gaga... I don't think she's concerned about looking beautiful.
Actually, Lady Gaga is very concerned about looking beautiful.
I've worked with her.
-No, but I have.
It's all "So there" This morning. So, fine. Whatever. I know nothing.
That's not right, sweetie,
but sometimes you think you know something.
The reaction that I got when I tried to say anything
was, like, this... "Zip it."
And for one of my childhood idols to be coming at me that way
just totally changes my opinion about her.
How you doing?
-Hi, guys. Mike Dungan.
-Pleasure to meet you, man.
-Mike, how are you doing, man? Bret.
-Nice to see you.
-How you doing, sir? Bill Goldberg.
What are you looking for in their press Kit?
I'm always looking for some point of differentiation.
-Unless you can differentiate yourself at key points,
then there's really no point.
Absolutely, and that was the first thing I said to these guys.
Don't start thinking of tractors and hay bales,
because country is such a massive demographic,
and for a band like Poison, we've...
Every Rose crossed over to...
I mean, it was one of our hits, both rock and country.
In the real world, on this task,
I probably would have been Project Manager,
but, honestly, we decided that
Bill needs to have his chance to win for his charity,
and we're going to fight to the end.
Would you guys like to meet the artist?
-I'll be right back.
It's cool to watch Bret do his thing.
It makes me feel a little useless sometimes,
because you have to defer to the experts.
-This is Luke Bryan.
Of course. How you doing, Bret? Good to see you, man.
Good to see you.
How are you? It's very nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you. Yeah, yeah.
'It was my image that we would sit down with two really young kids'
that were just trying to get into the music industry...
-Let's get you some chairs.
-'But that wasn't the case.
'These guys have already dealt with a certain level of fame.'
So, that's always going to be tough,
because you're not dealing with an 18-year-old kid
who's like, "Give me an image. I'm up for it."
So, what's your long-term goals, then, mate?
"Mate." Does that mean a woman?
Oh, you know, my long-term is to be able
to do this a long time
and then preserve the enjoyment of performing.
They were real intense, real businesslike.
They had a lot of questions that were great.
What's your biggest strength, then, Emily?
-My live shows.
Making the record and then doing a live show is so different.
I would be fine working with the men.
I think that it would be kind of funny going shopping with them
or whatever they're planning on doing with my look and my hair,
'but I'm going to really kind of shoot and pray'
that I get on the girls' team.
Five minutes until our person's available.
It's OK for us to ask them questions, right, Cyndi?
Yeah, just don't step over me.
-Let me introduce myself and introduce you.
Just allow us to ask the questions we want to ask.
You don't step on us, either, cos you can do that, too.
Right. I'm not stepping on you, Holly.
-I'm just saying...
-You said don't step on us.
-OK, OK, OK, OK, OK. No, no, no, no.
-I'm just saying.
Let me just talk to the guy, though.
We all looked at each other like,
-she is really trying to tell us
"we're not allowed to ask any questions in this task."
-Have a seat here.
Yeah, let me clear up some stuff, cos I really want to...
I have some questions for you about these kids.
I have music.
That's wonderful. Can I... Let me listen.
Did Emily West write these songs, or is this...
Emily West wrote two of the three of them.
# So your conscience finally hit you
# And you're feeling guilty
# And you're wishing I was there... #
Emily has a very big personality,
and she's very funny, very creative,
very bright, and hard to put into a box.
Well, I don't think you should change people.
I think that's what's wrong with music today.
Well, I have no intention of changing her.
I just don't know if I should focus on that.
# Rain makes corn
# Corn makes whisky
# Whisky makes my baby
# Feel a little frisky... #
I signed Luke Bryan after seeing him live on stage.
It was just the kind of personality where,
the minute you see the guy walk in the room,
you want to know who he is and what he does.
That was clever, you know, about the rain.
He's a Southern, rural guy.
Well, would you guys... would you guys like to meet the artists?
-Let me get them, OK?
I'll be right back.
Hello, there! How are you?
Emily walked straight through that door, and...
She was so excited to meet Cyndi Lauper.
It was really, really cute...
It's so nice to meet you.
I've been listening to you all morning.
Hey, I'm Luke.
..which I think touched Cyndi,
and they were both super personable
and passionate about their craft.
Who's your favourite country artist?
I grew up just a huge Alan Jackson and George Strait...
and I also liked Alabama.
I heard Patsy Cline, and I grew up listening to Loretta Lynn
and, you know, all kinds of music,
but lyrics and real-life stories is what I write from.
I think both of you are great.
Um, I'd just like to have a little time with them now
and just discuss who we think we can help the most.
After we met with our two artists,
we were going to decide which one we wanted
and then negotiate with the guys
to get the artist that we preferred.
OK. I like them both.
I think I can help the girl more than the guy.
-My vision for him is hard because of his look.
Well, he's kind of a clean slate. I mean, you can dress him up.
You can't change the length of his hair.
You can't change the shape of his head.
I think they're both tremendous artists.
They're great artists. I'm not talking about that.
I'm talking about the visual.
'He was a shape I didn't know if I could wrangle.'
His haircut was very square-shaped and very short,
so I didn't know what the heck you could do.
'So, I thought, "Let the guys deal with him."'
I like the girl because I was looking at her face,
I was looking how she could be photographed,
her songs are awesome, and I think I can help her.
I don't know if you guys feel that way,
but I feel very strongly I'd like to help her.
Emily and Luke are tremendous people,
but we knew, I think, from the moment
that we were able to listen to Emily's voice and her music
that she was probably the artist for us.
I'm sorry. She was probably the artist for Cyndi.
'We didn't really have a say.'
You know what our next step is? It doesn't matter who we want.
We got to negotiate it with the guys.
We don't have her yet.
OK. So, here's the deal.
In 10 minutes, the guys are going to come in.
We're all clear that we like...
I like her. I think she's great.
This is the way the guys might be approaching this.
Bret might be going, "I can help both of them.
"Who can Cyndi help the least?"
Mm-hmm. Do you see what we're saying?
So you need to be smart when you're negotiating.
We got to negotiate like lawyers?
Voice quality is just, mm!
It's what she wrote about, too, that's awesome.
Right. We didn't really get a chance to hear what he wrote.
-No, I listened.
-Well, we didn't, so...
My point is, is that... Since we have 10 minutes,
it would be good just to listen to the music.
But wait, Cyn. So, when the guys come in...
We'll listen to the music, and then when the guys come in, we...
You know, you do this, cos I'm just trying to help.
You want to listen to the song, we should listen to the music.
Cyndi, I was just getting a game plan.
We're trying to get procedural stuff in this, OK?
Well, don't you... OK.
If they want the girl, too,
we just have to start thinking about how we want to strategise.
Well, I'm going to tell them, if you don't mind,
that I think that Bret could help the guy much more.
Do you want us to sit back and let you do it?
We're not... I don't think we should say...
I think we should let Cyndi do all the talking.
When I just tried to do some procedural things, you were like...
Can we... Wait. Come back.
Can we end this now so we can move on?
Cyndi, in the middle of someone giving an opinion,
you react, like, before we have a chance to say anything.
OK. And that was rude of me, and I'm sorry.
-It's not so much rude...
-Do you accept that?
I don't want an apology.
I want to change the way we're doing it.
Well, that's what I'm trying to do.
OK, guys, we got 20 minutes to make a decision
on which artist we want.
You should listen to this with me, Bill.
This is what you want answered.
I'm coming in as a manager.
I've got Emily West and Luke Bryan are my two choices.
OK. So, here I go.
Which way would you lean for me to work with somebody?
In typical Bret style, he ended up speaking to, you know,
some really big people in the music business,
cos, of course, Bret knows them all.
Steve, a couple questions about your artists.
We have Luke today, and we have Emily.
Got it. Emily...give me a little background on her.
This is the CEO Of such and such,
and this is the boss of blah, blah, blah.
And, you know, he was getting great advice,
but we ran out of time.
Come on, Bret. We got to cut him off, man. I'm sorry.
No, we've got to make a decision, Bret.
'He's a good guy, I can tell you.'
Thanks again, Steven. I'll call you a little bit later.
-Have a safe flight.
-'Take care, guys.'
OK. What did you get from that,
in a one-sentence deal?
I don't have one sentence. Here's my question.
Luke or Emily?
-Luke or Emily?
You got to make a decision. Just give us an answer.
I don't have a preference.
Then, in the end, he was like, "Doesn't matter which one."
Luke or Emily? I'm like, "I know it's Luke or Emily.
So, who do you want?
Would you guys like something to drink?
Who do you want, ladies?
You know, I don't like
negotiating with people that I can't beat up.
-You guys go first.
-No, you go first.
-No, no. Let's hear what you have to say.
Our goal within the negotiations is to let the boys talk first.
Did that work? No.
They're all staring at us like this.
What did you guys think of the music?
-We're not here to make friends.
-Yeah. I mean, honestly, guys,
we're not here to give you opinions.
We're not going to give you any answers. You're the enemy.
OK. I like the girl.
-You want to take the girl?
-He's more of a clean slate.
Here's the thing. Both are super talented.
Whether you took the guy or the girl,
whatever we got, we're going to win with.
They're women, for God's sakes. Let them have what they want.
-We'll take the guy.
-Don't put any guyliner on him, Bret.
Hey, that guyliner will bring him superpowers beyond belief.
-Just know that.
-I haven't seen any yet.
Maria, the best interviews are when you direct the interview.
Do bullet points... Yeah, me too.
That's how I became famous.
It's interesting answers, quick, funny answers,
like if they say, "What's your favourite colour?"
When I did Playboy, you know what they used to ask me?
That's a different kind of... Yeah, but go ahead.
I used to get asked, "Are you shaved, or are you hairy?"
I mean, it's just, I've done so many interviews.
Like, I don't like to be told,
"You think you know blah, blah, blah."
It makes me... It hurts my feelings.
-It really hurts.
-Oh, you're talking about something else.
You hurt my feelings so much in the car,
because you're like, "You think you know."
Do you have any idea what I've been through?
-You act like I know nothing.
-No. You do know a lot.
-And I hate that. I hate that.
-But you walk around like you know everything.
-No, I don't.
I watched you,
and I listened to you when I was growing up,
and you hurt my feelings in the car.
"You think you know."
Cyndi just has no clue whatsoever what anybody's done,
'and, finally, at a certain point, I decided enough was enough.'
You're right, and I'm sorry. Will you accept that?
-Of course I will.
Look at me. You, me. Will you?
Of course I will.
I'm taking it in, and I'm sorry, OK?
She needs that validation
all the time, because she's just a kid.
Like, were you there in the room
when she talked about media training
and she said, "Are you shaved or not?"
And I was thinking to myself,
"That's what we're going to tell Emily West?"
-I'm so happy!
-Come on over.
What I wanted to do was something that had yin-yang.
Like, you know how lace and leather looks,
where it could be glamorous and a little roughneck
-but just enough?
She and... Both of them took... We all took media training.
Obviously, I failed, but she's really good.
Yeah, you and me. I know.
And they're really good at it.
I told Holly to write up your bio, so you need to tell us stuff.
Cyndi's creative juices were flowing,
but her creative juices were just splattered all over the place.
But you haven't done that yet, have you?
-Leather and lace.
I've... No, I have not.
I knew if Cyndi didn't let go of this controlling attitude,
there was going to be a disaster at the end of the day.
But I think if we're going to do that hairstyle,
we should do really dark eyes like that
but just kind of shade it out a little bit.
Yeah, softer. Not so hard.
Yeah. I love you.
(AS CYNDI) "Yeah, softer. Not so hard."
All right, all right. So...
Listen, what we don't want to fix
is what we love about you, which is the music's great
and you're a humble, likable guy.
Thanks. Thank you.
So, we're being judged on three things.
The first one is the promotional materials
that we get together to represent our artist,
the makeover, and, also, the overall possibility
of breakout, you know, success of this artist.
You're a good-looking guy, you're a humble guy,
you're a confident guy, but what we want to do is -
go with me on this - I want to bring out the rock star in you -
go with me - but keep the humble,
down-home country, married... I'm a father, too.
But it's also not great for me to go down a path
where I'm like... that I'm wigging out.
I was in full-blown "Let's get it done" mode.
So, we're going to do four different looks with you.
'I want to elevate his presence a little bit,
'and, definitely, we had to get him some new clothes to do that.'
You know, with boots on, 6'3".
We're a pretty similar size, right?
Step up for me.
See, I'm a little... If you throw my boots on...
-Same shoulders and stuff?
-So, I'll be able to try on clothes for you.
Perfect thing about this whole challenge
was Luke is nearly an identical size to me.
This is nice.
That's right. You know?
Try this shirt on real quick. It's mine.
Looks good, man.
And the colour works on you. Am I wrong, guys?
What colour are your eyes?
Yes, America, I just asked that.
I'm just putting this on. It's a simple chain.
-What are you thinking?
-You feel comfortable wearing a wife-beater
and something like that and a nice watch,
as opposed to, you know,
sitting there with that shirt unbuttoned?
I can't believe I'm asking another guy this.
No. This is part of creating the image, man.
Goldberg... He is, like, the man's man's macho man.
It was a very different side of Goldberg, but I enjoyed it.
It was very humorous.
We've got two hours to be back here with all wardrobe.
Good luck out there, boys.
It's my job to keep us all on time.
So, Goldberg and I went shopping.
We took our shopping consultant,
and it was pretty funny for me, to be perfectly honest.
I've got one of the toughest guys
in the world sitting on my right.
I've got one of the gayest guys in the world sitting behind me.
For him, I would stay with, like, earth tones.
It was just this strange dynamic.
This could be an option.
You know what I mean?
-She hasn't been seen like that.
Our wardrobe stylist came in, and then Cyndi went on the internet
and sort of found this image of leather and lace,
a sort of soft and hard look for her.
I really think...
With the make-up, I want to talk to the make-up artist.
But you could put it... You've talked so...
-Well, do we want to wait for the make-up artist to come?
Cyndi wanted to do the hair, make-up.
Cyndi wanted to be with the clothes.
Cyndi did not want to task out anything.
To tangibly see the clothes,
I just think, Cyn, you just need to...
-That's up to you, though.
-Do me a favour, though.
Look up the '60s, like, movie stars with the darker eyes,
but she can't have it, like... Listen.
But that's softer.
-That's a look she's done.
But, Boo, come here. She's done that look.
What about Brigitte Bardot?
She's never done Brigitte Bardot.
We'll do whatever you want. You're the Project Manager.
When you do the curly look,
you should do the Grace Kelly look.
I'm not saying do Grace Kelly. I was just trying to get...
-No, no, but that would match.
I did cut you off. Go ahead.
No, that's OK. I'm good.
I think we need clothes.
Would you do me a favour, though?
-Would you look up Brigitte Bardot?
All right. OK.
So, I left Maria to watch over the hair and make-up,
and I left the picture.
Ready? OK. Bye, you guys.
Call me if you need - if you think of anything.
Look, none of us have the iconic status of Cyndi Lauper,
but we have been around the block a little bit collectively,
and I don't feel any respect for that from Cyndi.
Cyndi doesn't think that you or I...
I mean, we should just be called two tur...
two turnips and we just fell off the truck.
Let's move on to getting you ready for this interview, right?
The one thing I would always start every interview out with
is a positive.
The guys were gone, so I wanted to prepare Luke
for the interview with People magazine.
People is such a great opportunity for him.
Never use these words - "I'm tired."
Never, ever say that to anybody, and I'll tell you why.
If I was interviewing you and I'm like,
I just got out of bed to come over here
and interview you, and your opening response is,
"Yeah, I'm pretty burnt out. It was a long flight..."
You just say, "You know what? I'm doing great.
"Thank you for taking YOUR time to do this with me."
-Yeah, I've got it.
-It's the truth. "Thank you."
And I can't tell you how many times I've done that.
'Bret and I talked a little bit about some media training,'
and I think Bret gave me some great ideas,
stuff that's worked for him through the years.
Go to shake my hand. You say, "Bret, how you doing?"
-Bret, how you doing?
-I don't know. I'm tired.
-Where do we go?
-Yeah, there's nowhere.
Now my heart... My heart was pounding to meet you.
They're thinking, "You lucky son of a bitch, and you're tired?"
-Now my interview's about me being drunk and no-one gives a
How's it going today, Bret?
Today I can openly admit that I'm a little hung over/tired,
cos last night after our big win, we celebrated, and it was awesome.
All right. That was my two cents for the day.
Hey, that's good, though, man. That's good.
Think about what you can say, not what you can't,
because you're thinking about the wrong things.
-Well, it creates fear, and it just...
And, you know, in the long run, I'm just going to be like this.
Cyndi went out to do the wardrobe,
and we stayed back to do the media training
and also to start the bio and hair and make-up.
IF they're like, "Oh, what was your past?"
That's far too broad.
Say, "What would you like to know about it?"
Ooh, let me write that down.
That's a whole lot easier to answer.
Can I have a piece of paper?
-You know how to power-shop?
-We're going to power-shop.
Come on. I know how to power-shop. Come on.
We left at 12:30 to go shopping, and we had to be back by 3:30.
I was extremely worried that we weren't going to get it done.
-So, we'll head right upstairs.
Cyndi was going shopping,
and she was heading into big stores.
I was very worried...
Let's go, go, go.
..she was going to keep looking
for that perfect, perfect something
and that we weren't going to come home with anything.
Are you focused with me?
I just kept trying to make it happen,
grabbing the clothes and just going to the register
time after time... Ah!
Time after time to pay for the clothes.
-Thank you so much.
And then I keep going back to her, "Cyndi, we've got to go.
"We have got to go."
-Thank you so much, sweetheart.
We'll make your press kit nice.
There will be an 8x10. There will be your CD.
There will be this bio with all your credentials.
Luke and I stayed back, and we're getting into
making this press kit and putting it together,
and this is definitely one of the things we're being judged on.
Here's what I got so far. I think you're going to like this.
"The only music that was ever right for Luke Bryan
"Was country music.
He knew it from birth." You know what I mean?
"Birth" May be... Nah.
"Birth" Sounds a little... That sounds funky to me.
OK. Um... I'll change "Birth."
"He knew it from the first time
he heard Mark Chesnutt's Brother Jukebox."
I don't want to make it sound like Chesnutt
is the biggest influence I have.
No, no. I understand what you mean.
Don't fear me giving you an identity more.
That's kind of what I think you're looking for.
Well, yeah. Let's...
Let me try this.
"In the words of his fans from the Nut House..."
Can I say that?
I wouldn't use... Well, read that back.
There's something a little off in that.
OK. You got it.
What I like about Luke is he knows exactly what he wants,
and what I don't like about Luke is he knows exactly what he wants.
So, I know that this is going to be...
Without a doubt, this is going to be tough.
I put, "He is much more pipe than hype."
The "Pipes" Thing is a little...
Keep going without saying that,
and let's see how that does.
I think she should wear
the light leather jacket with no sleeves.
After all of our shopping, we went back to our photo studio
cos Cyndi wanted to be part of the make-up process.
They're going to do her all up for this interview.
Oh, God. She's going to look like Frankenstein.
No, they said they're doing mellow make-up,
-like what you said.
-That's what they said.
Sharon's been sick, and she missed my entire task.
That's Emily West. Sharon Osbourne.
Nice to meet you.
I'm so sorry you're so sick.
Hello, there! Are you all right?
-We were given two artists to try to make over...
And do press kits on and do some media training.
It's just my luck that I wasn't here
and that I couldn't say, "All right, this one's mine.
"I'll take this."
Well, Cyndi went nuts for her.
She just heard her voice and heard her music.
-You don't know all this stuff, huh?
I mean, to come up with a bio
and to come up with an imagery for an artist,
I can do it in my sleep.
And then in came Hurricane Cyndi,
and she started trying to re-micromanage everything.
Did you follow the map, or you just decided to do it?
No, I followed the map of just more of the line around the eye.
The make-up, honestly - they gave her the apple cheeks.
I was horrified.
And is this the Brigitte Bardot look?
That was the picture with the lining,
cos with the Brigitte Bardot,
it has more of that lining around the eyes.
And it went up.
Maria watched over the hair and make-up.
You know, it would be different if I didn't leave a picture,
but I wanted them to follow the picture,
and we all agreed, "OK, like this picture,"
but it wasn't like the picture.
You always wear your rouge this close, right?
Well, when she smiles, that's where it...
-I understand, but I don't want it like that.
I want it a little flatter here.
Cyndi hated the make-up. I thought it was fine.
A little bit of Photoshop, we'll be good to go.
Just open this up a little bit. Wipe it down.
I'm... I'm kind of doing that with the powder instead of...
Because, remember, I airbrushed her, so, then, I don't want this...
-You airbrushed her?
Did you really?
You spray-painted this kid?!
She's 20-something! You don't spray-paint them.
You spray the old buzzards, not the kids.
She looks pretty heavily made-up.
You can't see her skin any more.
I made her wipe down the cheeks, and I thought, "Ay-yi-yi!"
We're going to wait to try everything on,
but we want to get her in her first thing.
Yeah, get her in her first thing.
Cyndi thinks she's right and everybody else is stupid.
Hey, Sharon, can I speak to you a minute, please?
But she listens to Sharon.
I don't like the coat with that blouse.
I think it's wrong.
And I think it's heavy to wear
-when you're sitting and talking to somebody.
This is how Cyndi and I make our living.
This is what we do professionally,
and we've both done extremely well out of it.
So, yes, she's going to ask me for my opinion
over all the girls.
It's just the way it is.
It's not about you, you. It's about the task.
-You've got to feel comfortable.
-She liked the grey.
It was Maria who didn't like the grey.
-What's up, Bret?
-How you doing, man?
-I'm good, man. How are you?
-Great to see you.
-I'm building up Luke's bio right now.
You know what? Here. You want to have a seat for a minute?
Yeah, sit down. We're just setting up for the photo shoot.
The guys are out collecting everything.
When you were given the task this morning
and they said, "Makeover,"
what did you think that... What did you think they meant by that?
Well, you know, here's my thing.
He has a definite line as to where his comfort zone is,
so what I said is, "I'm going to do a couple things.
"Show me where the end of your comfort zone is,
"And then I'm going to kick you in the butt
"right underneath there just about this much more."
"And take you across just a little more."
"I'm going to shove you across this much more."
Come on in. We can talk about this.
Didn't know this guy was going to be here.
Oh, this guy's great. Exactly.
So, how are you feeling about all this, Luke?
-You're comfortable with it?
Obviously, coming in, it's a little scary. You know the deal.
When they tell you that some guys that you've never met
are going to try to market you in a new way,
you're like, "Oh, gosh, there's no telling."
But it's been great, man. We're trying to figure some things out.
I'm a little curious as to which direction they're going to go in.
I couldn't really tell, cos they didn't have
any of the wardrobe or anything there yet,
but Bret seemed to be comfortable and confident
in what he was doing.
Somebody told me
that one of your little girls has some health issues.
I have two daughters, Raine and Jorja,
and being a type I diabetic,
the chances of my kids getting it are about 50%.
And the minute that Kristi called me, their mom,
and said that she was sick, man, my heart... Man, oh, man.
So we're waiting for the blood results today.
You know, I've said so many prayers.
I don't even know what to say any more. I'm just like...
But what made me lose it, she was scared, and she's like,
"Dad, do I have to take a bunch of shots like you?"
And I was like... You know,
I don't know if you've ever had that happen,
where that lump... You know what I mean?
I was like...
Yeah, yeah. I've had that lump in my throat several times.
Trace and myself have kids,
and I think it was great to be able to relate on that level
of why we're here doing this.
-I empathise with you.
And, man, I really hope everything works out good.
Right back at you. You too, man.
Thank you for saying that. That means the world to me, for real.
-Good luck, man.
-Good luck in your task, too.
I like this in there.
Yeah, she's going to, but I kind of...
-You're so big!
Could you take Goldberg if you wanted to? Summer.
I don't want to have to find out.
Hi, Trace. How are you?
I'm fine. How are you?
-It's so good to see you.
-You too, darling.
Look at you. You smell like coffee and leather, just like a man.
Oh! I love this girl.
It was a beehive in the women's room.
They all seemed to be very focused on what they were doing.
Is this the side you part on, besides the middle?
I like the way it's going now. It's cool.
What do you think of our makeover so far?
Well, you guys are awfully busy.
Huge contrast from the other room.
Girls in here are all playing well together, or...
I sensed a little dissension there.
A couple of the ladies, you know,
were just kind of just looking, you know.
Ah, I don't... You know.
They didn't say anything.
I just kind of sensed that maybe not everybody was on board,
which I think is a mistake.
Should we pin it a little bit?
Cyndi Lauper influenced fashion
on a scale that most people can't even imagine.
I mean, there were a whole generation of young girls
trying to dress like Cyndi Lauper.
If it was me, I'd give her free rein,
let her do whatever she wanted to.
And I know you have the patience
to be very good at this game
because of the man you have to work with all the time.
I'm not talking about Ozzy. I'm talking about Piers Morgan.
Oh, please! Piers!
I don't have the proper vision for something like this,
because all it would do is convolute what...
what's going on with...with Bret.
This is right up Bret Michaels' alley.
I mean, I... What am I going to do?
Tell Bret Michaels how to put a promo pack together?
Am I going to tell Bret Michaels
how to do a photo shoot for a musician?
Let's do it.
We had a photo shoot coming up,
so we literally had to go out,
get some clothes, get whatever we needed
to sort of make that photo shoot come to life.
Thank God that Luke was very similar in build to Curtis,
because I think we saved a lot of time
by going back to the hotel
and just grabbing a lot of stuff that Curtis had.
Nice work, brother.
We would really appreciate it if you could hustle.
What I'm looking for for him
is I need to bring out the rock star in him.
I need to make him more identifiable.
-What I don't want to get is hokey old-school.
'The photo shoot is starting in ten minutes,'
and we've got to get this done. The guys aren't back yet,
and I'm really starting to get nervous.
Is there another way we can go?
There's no other way to get out of here?
cos this is a parking lot.
-Tell me what you're here doing.
-Make-up and hair.
That's all I needed to know.
That's perfect. And I apologise. We'll be just a minute.
I've had so many things going so many different directions.
Can I help you bring stuff up, anybody?
I probably would have liked to have kept Bill with me
just to get...you know, stay calm and focus on a couple other things
that we needed to get done, but there is no doubt
I bit off probably a lot more than I could chew.
The photo shoot started at 4.00 till 5.00, OK?
We're going to be there at 4.15.
We're going to have 45 minutes to nail the shots.
I'm going to call my guys and see how close they are.
-Hey. Who's this?
-Hey, Goldberg. Where you guys at?
We're close, ten minutes away.
As soon as you get here, I could use you, man.
'We finished the bio.
'Now I need you to help me put it all together.'
You got it, buddy. You got it, man.
We're hauling ass, dude.
We've just...we've had a couple traffic snafus.
OK, here we go. You ready?
So, I mean, there's no other way to get out of here?
This is painful.
We're going to have 20 minutes, realistically, to shoot this guy.
The funny thing about Bill Goldberg is,
if he ever gets angry, he just snarls.
I don't want to see him explode, and I think he's close.
God, you're kidding me.
Stressful, isn't it?
And what I want to do is really blow him out.
I want it to look great and, you, just confident.
-Here we go.
-All right, just give me your chin down a bit.
The photo shoot is upon us,
and the guys aren't back, and we've got no clothes.
Inside, I was getting concerned
that Luke was going to be wearing one shirt.
Down here, Curtis.
OK. Let's take a look at these.
Let's do a few more like this. See, that looks killer, man.
-There's my shoppers.
And just go with me. Get that one on.
By the time we arrived back with all the clothes,
we just quickly got him changed and went for it.
It's different for me, I'll tell you that.
-But I got to go with you.
OK. Let's get that outfit out of there.
Now I'll give you this and then the leather jacket.
Just see what that looks like. Do we have a necklace?
Put that on. Just try.
That looks manly on you. That looks good.
'You know, Luke definitely got outside of his comfort zone,'
but he rolled with it.
We got 20 minutes left with the photographer.
We want to get as many good shots as we can.
Set your chin on it,
and you got to aim this right down the pipe.
-That's what I'm talking about.
Yeah, you know what I mean?
It has a little Elvis vibe going on, too.
Maybe a little softer in the face. There you go. Right.
Let's slick his hair back. I mean, I'm talking quickly.
We're running so out of time.
Smile. Give him a big smile.
Them teeth are going to sell records for you.
Come on, man. You got them pretty white teeth.
Goldberg, the entire time we were doing this,
kept yelling, "Smile! Smile!"
Smile, big man! Come on!
I think Luke was so scared of him that he just, like...
He was doing this really cheesy smile,
cos I think he thought Goldberg was going to beat him up.
-Big smile, man. There you go.
-He's a sucker for the smiles.
No, man. That sells, bro.
It sells. You've got big-ass teeth.
That's it. We're done. Let's take a look at these.
I'm going to wake up in the middle of the night
going, "Smile, damn it!"
OK. Just don't bunch up those roses.
-Just separate them.
Part of the criteria of winning this baby
is the press kit,
so the press kit needed to be smoking.
The one that's coming out of her head, we have to change.
Oh, but pull it up a little.
What do you guys think?
It's nice when she smiles, but you know what?
Can she give you a tiny bit more profile?
It sounds so simple, but actually putting her in black
gave her somewhat of an attitude that she didn't have before.
Pretty. Open your eyes.
Big eyes, big eyes! Open, open wide!
I tried to stand along the sidelines, but it was hard to watch.
I started modelling when I was 14 years old.
I taught my sister how to do photo shoots.
I've helped out some of the girls
within World Wrestling Entertainment.
I also know how to use a camera.
So, doesn't that make me a candidate to be able to help?
Can you do a couple where you look off, OK?
You don't have enough hair on the side.
You know, I was trying to direct, and then Maria steps in there.
You know, she should have talked to me and asked me.
A minute and a half. Please step out.
Please step out. Yeah, yeah. Go ahead.
No, you're in. You go. Connect, connect.
Let me know when we have 30 seconds, will you?
It's hard to get cut off all the time.
Yeah, some close-ups.
In my own thing, I don't put up with that.
Everybody has their job.
Sometimes church and state cross over,
and sometimes they don't.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful. You're strong. You're every woman.
Maria tried to step in, and Cyndi got annoyed.
I do think Maria has some great ideas,
but Maria also has to recognise,
right or wrong, Cyndi is Project Manager,
so the boss is saying, "I want this to be my deal,"
then let it be her deal.
You can't take it personally.
-OK, it's a wrap.
Cyndi has a vision, but Cyndi has
this very disorganised way of doing things,
but she gets there in the end. She really, really does.
And in her own way, I think she's pulled it off. I do.
Oh, my gosh! I love that!
There are some really lovely ones.
-And you know what?
That looks nothing like what you've done before.
It totally doesn't.
If the ruffles were in a different place,
it would look really nice.
There's one that I know she'll like, but I don't know...
-How are you?
Good. I'm Cindy Sanz. Nice to meet you.
Emily had to be dressed
and ready for a People magazine interview.
Maria had already media-trained her.
So, Emily's over here. OK?
Yes. We're just going to step out and give you guys a moment.
Do you want to just introduce them?
Yes, of course.
-Hi. I'm Cindy Sanz from People Country.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you! Good to see you.
-You look great.
-Thank you. So do you.
Do you guys want to sit here?
-We consciously said, "Let's leave that space
"So that Emily doesn't feel nervous with us, like,
"you know, right over her, like, you know, nervous moms."
"I hope she says the right thing."
Now, certainly, there's a lot
of, like, terrific women in Nashville these days...
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood,
Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler.
I mean, how do you set yourself apart?
Well, you know, I have always had a tendency
to say... My mom says that I say things
that people think but don't have the guts to say,
and when I first moved to town,
I really didn't know how to sculpt a song.
'I'd met Emily West a few times before,'
and Emily's always been really bubbly and easy to talk to.
I felt like now she's a little more focused.
'She had things that she clearly wanted to say.'
Well, this has been a great time for you.
-You have a new single.
And Keith Urban is singing backup on it?
Yes, he is.
I wrote this song, you know,
out of a really, really bad time in my life
with my mom and dad and their separation,
and it was written out of pain,
and it's been very much a healing song.
The interview that Cynthia did with me,
I felt ahold of my core,
cos she was asking me some serious questions,
and I didn't shy away and make a joke of it.
Well, thank you so much for your time.
It was great talking to you.
Thank you, Cindy. Thank you so much.
-Good luck with all of this.
Maria gave me the confidence to breathe,
and she had such great advice to give me
about how to be interviewed.
I was a huge hit!
Did you listen?
SHARON: No. Tell me everything.
-I'm Cindy Sanz from People Country.
-Nice to meet you.
-How are you?
-Good to see you.
-Good to see you.
-You doing all right?
-Yeah. You look terrific.
Thank you, thank you.
People magazine is such a great opportunity for him.
I said, "When you sit down in an interview,
don't sit down and say, "Look, I'm burnt out. I'm tired."
I said, "You don't have to jump around and do jumping jacks,"
but I said, "These people are helping to break your career."
There's so many times you're tired out here and you're run down,
but you just have to... When you get on stage,
it just has to all be worth it,
and you have to give it all you got while you're up there.
So, what do you think it will take to push you to that next level?
-Ultimately, the right songs.
You know, looking back, maybe there's one
that I would have liked to have shuffled around,
but, you know, I'm glad... I'm glad that I...
You know, I feel like you always have to be smart
and listen for those right songs, too.
I think Luke could have not said "You know" 40 times less,
but, "You know... you know...you know..."
You know, my... you know, my mistakes or my...
my highs and lows are my family's highs and lows,
and when I come off the road, it's... Excuse me...
-I want to do whatever I can do...
..to spend as much time with my wife and my son
as much as I can.
And, you know, she's sending me pictures... Excuse me...
..with little captions and stuff like that,
saying, "I love you, Daddy," And stuff like that.
And, you know, the whole experience
has been just completely fulfilling.
-All right. Well, thank you so much.
-Thank you for your time.
-It was great talking to you.
-And I apologise for the little few yawns.
Oh. You've had a long day.
Yeah. Well, not only the day.
The night was somewhat interesting, so...
We'd actually worked with Luke Bryan
a number of times on some different stories.
I think Luke is a little tired.
It had been a busy, long day,
and sometimes he seemed a little off.
He needs focus, and he needs to really plan out what he wants to be
and to make it happen for himself.
Hey, Luke, guys. We got to really focus now.
Come on in. Let's start looking at these.
It's a little, uh...
I mean, the outfit is what it is. It's a little, uh, Al Pacino.
The deal with the guitar, like I said,
I've already told you - it's way out of my box.
What do you think about that?
Eh, almost good.
-You tell me.
It's a little too tough there.
This task is a tricky one, you know,
because you're working with an artist
who has his own look
and dresses the way he does
cos he feels comfortable, like we all do.
That's a little weird look, though.
Luke's been tough to work with
in the fact that we're supposed to be giving him a makeover.
He doesn't want to look any different
than how he looks right now.
Kind of looks like a senior picture.
OK. Keep going.
Look at that Scarface Guy.
He can either say, "I'll play you a song"
There's no, uh... There's nothing on here.
-I didn't touch up.
I thought the press kit looked awful.
This is such a beautiful young lady,
but even the most beautiful young women
need a little touch-up here and there.
I don't have her name here,
and I should have made it a little smaller,
and underneath, you put her name,
and you put "Capitol." All right, well,
that's going to be a big mistake, but you know what?
I did my best. There was no time.
We just have to be better than the guys.
I think you look cool, but your mojo got to feel it.
-If you don't feel it...
-Are you comfortable with it?
I'm a little uncomfortable with the chain.
This is all about kind of reinventing you a little bit,
so maybe you ought to go out on a limb,
even if you feel uncomfortable.
The task was to take the musician to the next level,
but we made him a little uncomfortable, you know,
but that's the fine line
that you don't want to cross,
because if you make someone uncomfortable,
it can be a deterrent when they're trying to perform.
Look at that, man.
No-one's going to say anything about that to him.
That looks awesome.
What's the matter with you and the necklace?
It's just...it's a little outside my deal, but...
If that's outside your deal right there,
you need to broaden your deal.
"You got to broaden your deal."
-Guys, let's put it in. We ready?
-Let's do it.
-Let's do it, man.
You call it. On three. One, two, three.
So, the judges are Pete Fisher from the Grand Ole Opry,
Cynthia Sanz from People Country
and Mike Culotta - a great country DJ.
One, two, three, four!
Yeah, here we go!
# My daddy spent his life looking up at the sky
# He'd cuss, kick the dust
# Saying, "Son, it's way too dry"
# Clouds up in the city And the weatherman complains
# But where I come from Rain is a good thing... #
Here we go!
# Rain makes corn
# Corn makes whisky
# Whisky makes my baby
# Feel a little frisky... #
Luke Bryan's performance was magic.
There was some good mojo going on,
and I'd like to think it was my chain that did it,
-the old necklace.
-# Whisky makes my baby... #
Come on! # Feel a little frisky... #
I'm tapping my foot. I like it.
Who knows? Maybe I'll turn into a country fan.
(OFF-KEY) # Rain makes corn
# Corn makes whisky... #
OK. I'll keep cooking.
# Rain is a good thi-i-i-i-ng! #
Thank you so much, guys! Thank you!
Regardless of my leadership skills today
in a field where I had no clue, I think Luke did really good.
I truly believed we helped him go to the next level.
I really do.
All right, here we go.
On three, "Emily."
ALL: One, two, three.
We headed into the performance.
Emily went on stage,
and we, as her...as her groupies,
stayed back and just watched our...
our rising star take the stage.
# Weatherman says it's gonna rain tonight
# The kind of storm where the basement floods
# You'll lose the lights
# You should have thought of that before
# Cos I'm not your blue sky any more... #
I do feel as though Emily made a nice make over.
I do feel like Cyndi achieved a different look
from the look that she walked in with.
# You should have thought of that before... #
Can I just say this woman has such a big talent?
Emily West is going to be a superstar.
# The weatherman says it's gonna rain toni-i-i-i-ght... #
I got a little caught up with this kid Emily because...
because Blue Sky makes me just cry.
She's all set up to walk forth in her path.
# I'm not your blue sky
# Any more. #
Well, I hope that we see each other again.
Can I talk to her private? Come here.
You can take all of this forward, all right?
And nothing happened to me till I was 30.
Sometimes life don't begin till then, all right?
Never give up.
You're not going to anyway.
I know the camera's on, but what am I going to do?
I can't talk to you anyway, and then I won't see you.
All right? But good luck to you.
You'll kill them, you know?
I know I affected her and I helped her,
and I gave her advice
to make her look really good and her feel really good.
-I love you, guys.
-I love you, too.
So, what did you guys think?
Both performers did a great job. They really did.
They're two different types of performers,
and I think the teams had different approaches
as to how to prepare.
And, you know, I think the teams did a really good job
of not drifting too far away
and really kind of bringing out the good qualities.
But I think they both helped them, you know.
She looked a little more polished,
a little more sophisticated, and...and he, too.
I mean, he's sort of been
this kind of good-time guy in Nashville,
and he seemed like he has a little sleeker look this time.
Yeah, when I look at the materials
that the women came up with, you know, what I see here
is this is a lady with great personality.
There's a class about her.
But that wasn't on stage tonight.
-That wasn't on stage.
Still sophisticated from where she normally is.
It would be vibrant colours and some fun stuff.
In the press materials,
I'm not sure you really get that image of her.
You don't get the fun of Emily.
It's a beautiful picture,
but, to me, it's, like, really fashion-y.
She's got so much personality and she seems so approachable,
and this is a little formal.
You know, as far as the guys on Luke's team,
I always knew, you know, Luke Bryan
as kind of a guy with a smile on his face,
I don't know if the brand really kind of goes here.
I just wish I would have seen a smile on his face here.
So, guys, which team did the better job with the makeover?
First of all, I'd like to thank Trace
for joining us on Celebrity Apprentice.
It's nice to have you back.
It's good to be here.
Sharon, how are you feeling?
So much better. Thank you, Mr Trump.
It looks good. Very good. So you're OK?
Cyndi, how'd your team do?
I think they did very well.
I was especially excited to work with Emily West.
Was she good?
-Did she have talent?
She's... She's great. She's one of the real deals.
Maria, what did you think of Cyndi?
Um, she knew definitely what she wanted,
and I really do wish - and I told her this already -
I wish that she would let us finish our thoughts
and finish our sentences.
Why wouldn't she let you finish your sentences or thoughts?
Cos she's very passionate, and she should be.
She's been in the entert...
Did you think it was wrong that she didn't?
I think that it would have benefited her
to listen a little bit more.
Let me ask you this, Maria.
You have a great personal style, according to everyone.
Who knows? But they say you have a great personal style.
Did Cyndi use you when it came to styling?
I kind of just inserted myself at the end.
I helped out with...
I sewed the dress
to make it a little bit tighter and more fitted.
I also made her push up the girls a little bit more
and helped her style her undergarments
so that they fit properly.
Good. So, Cyndi, did Maria help you?
She helped me, but sometimes she just sticks herself in there
when she shouldn't.
No, no. It's not that.
She's compelled to do it, and I appreciate it,
she can have a little edge,
but too much edge doesn't match her music,
and that's what I was very clear about doing.
Maria, do you think they took the makeover far enough?
What do you think?
I do think that we could have taken it a little bit farther.
I think that we could have, you know,
done something a little edgier with her hair,
cos it ended up... her hair that she wore during the show
was pretty much the same that she usually wears.
Maria, why didn't you take it further?
If you think you could've taken it further, why didn't you?
Yeah, because you were in charge of the make-up and hair.
But you had very specific things that you...
Yeah, I gave them the picture, and when I came in,
her hair looked exactly the same way it looked when she...
the way she normally wears it.
But you said that you wanted it
to be loose and curls for the beginning.
Not parted in the middle.
-But she did...
-It wasn't like the picture.
It wasn't like the picture at all.
So, Trace, what did you think of Emily?
Um, aside from the underwear,
which I will attest,
as an entertainer, you go on stage with the wrong underwear on,
and it's just going to mess the whole thing up.
Trace, you got to stop wearing those granny panties, right?
Yeah. See, you got be very careful about that.
Bridget Jones' knickers.
But Emily sang the way Emily always sings. She can wail.
Cyndi, who was your strongest player?
I thought all of them, except for this one.
Yeah, but you always tell me that. Except who?
No, no. Maria. Maria started to get on my nerves.
If I was in...
You don't like Maria much, actually.
I like her, but I think sometimes she speaks just to speak.
That's how I feel.
So, if I were going to fire someone if your team loses,
I would fire Maria, according to you.
How do you respond to that, Maria?
She doesn't know what I've done, she doesn't know where I've been,
and, basically, she treated me like a child,
so I got defensive.
Are you disappointed with Cyndi, to a certain extent?
I'm very disappointed, because I had this...
this vision of my childhood idol that is being ruined,
and I'm just separating the two right now.
I'm just... Cyndi Lauper then and being this amazing singer
and this, you know, vision I had dancing around in my room
to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,
to now, where it's kind of like Girls Just Wanna Be Mean.
-So it did put me on edge.
-Do you think she's mean?
She was mean.
You know what? I'll send you a picture.
You can draw a dartboard and throw it.
And I understand you've done a lot.
Holly, you winced. What are you wincing about?
Oh, the only thing is, I do understand where Maria's coming from,
and there were moments where I felt Cyndi shut me down,
but, you know, in the end, she's the Project Manager,
and the reason why I winced is because when Maria said
that her childhood hero
was sort of, you know, being shattered or whatever...
It was a pretty tough statement. Sharon, you did the same thing.
You went, like, "Wow." That was a tough statement, right?
Yeah. But people always say that, Sharon.
But I... No, no.
I just don't think that... She's not come here as a fan.
-So, nobody's illusion is, you know, is shattered.
But, Maria, you're disappointed by what's taken place.
Yeah, of course I am.
Sharon, now, you have been, as I understand it,
a great manager of talent over the years, right?
Did Cyndi ever ask you, "How do we manage this talent?"
She asked me what I felt about the photo shoot.
She asked me what I felt about the portrait shots.
-So, she respected your opinion?
-OK. And you have no complaints about that?
She's one of the greatest managers ever.
-She's a brilliant...
-Just ask her husband.
As great as he is, without her, probably Ozzy's not Ozzy, right?
So, don't answer that, Sharon. I'll tell you that.
Goldberg, I'm just thinking, she is one of the greatest
show-business managers of all time.
Do you think you people had a disadvantage?
You know, there is no question
one of the best creative minds in music in Sharon.
There's also one of the most creative people in music,
which is Cyndi over there,
but I think we have a great combination of that
in my boy here.
Did Bret do a good job?
I think Bret did a great job, and everybody knows
that Bret is experiencing
a little bit of difficulty with his daughter.
How is that going?
Uh, I didn't get the answer I wanted to hear,
but it's...it went better than I was...
-But she's going to be fine.
-She'll be fine. She'll be fine.
Go ahead, Goldberg.
As moronic as it was for me to
take over task management on this one,
um, I delegated most of the responsibilities -
I would say 95% of it - to Bret,
because that's what he does.
But if you're Project Manager - and I agree with delegation,
I think delegation's a great thing,
especially when you have somebody with expertise, as Bret does,
but when you say you delegated 95%,
that sounds like a lot.
Well, I might have been exaggerating a tiny bit.
Bret, were you the boss?
No, no, not at all.
Were you the one that really ran things?
I was the assistant Project Manager.
Yeah, except they were your ideas.
I honestly was shocked when we gave you the task
and everybody just pointed at Goldberg,
because, I mean, the logical choice was Bret.
I mean, I don't understand why, Bret,
you didn't just step up and go, "This is mine."
This is why we did it - his charity deserves a chance,
as all of ours does, and that's why we did it,
and I knew I'd have his back.
Bret, let me ask you this. You wear the bandana.
I don't even know what's under that bandana.
But...why didn't you have Luke wear a bandana?
It's sort of cool. You know, I mean, if I were in your business,
I think I'd wear a bandana, too. I'd probably do it like that.
Right. I'd wear a bandana. I think it's cool.
It's like Trace wears the hat.
I think there's something cool about that, right?
But he always wears a hat.
Would Luke have been good with a bandana?
Um, I do... Luke would not have been good with a bandana.
I know a little bit about Luke, and I asked him immediately,
"Where are you at in your life? Where are you going?
"What do you want to be perceived as?," Right?
Because the first thing you got to do with any real artist
is you got to find out where their heart is.
I can... I can tell him to do anything. I could...
You know, I could've told him, "Wear this. Do that,"
and if he feels uncomfortable when he goes on that stage,
he is going to be awful. We know that.
OK. Give them each other's little promo kit, if you would.
I'd like to hear what you think.
It's very good.
It's beautiful, ladies.
And they put a picture on the inside.
They did a much better job.
Much better job.
I think bandanas are cool.
I think if I were in that business, I'd wear a bandana.
Lucky for me, you're not in this business.
What do you think of their work?
I think it's beautiful. I think it's beautiful.
-Is she beautiful?
-Oh, no question about it.
Let me just see it. I haven't even seen it.
She's got beautiful eyes, like, her face.
-I think she's awesome.
-I really do.
-You think Emily's amazing.
Then I think you did a really bad job with this picture.
No, no, that's not airbrushed at all.
-That's not touched up. Not touched up at all.
-I hope not.
Trace, do you like Emily, or do you like Luke's work,
in terms of the brochures?
What do you like better?
Well, I... I think the one they did for Emily
-is a little more polished.
-You're obviously not a skin man.
I didn't look that close.
You know, there are some men that don't care about skin.
I didn't look at it with a magnifying glass like you did.
No, but you would touch this up.
-Well, it's a little late, right?
-You can't...in one hour?
Wouldn't you touch it up before you show it to me?
You know, I've learned, Trace is not a skin man, which is OK.
-There you go. All right.
-I wish I wasn't.
And, Maria, please have your mole removed
off your frickin' chin.
OK. All right.
All right, let me see the other one.
So, Luke is, uh... He's a nice-looking guy.
Guys aren't my thing.
-Well, join the club, except for Bret.
See, I happen to think he'd look better in a bandana.
Enough with the bandana thing.
No, but...but, seriously,
I think this guy would look great in a bandana.
Trace, what did you think?
So, I was just curious, Rocksolid,
how far would Luke actually let you go?
Luke didn't want to go very far.
He... I mean, just getting him to open up to use,
like, the necklace, I mean, I found it was, like...
Isn't that disrespectful to you, though? You guys are professionals.
I got to be honest with you. He was really trying.
For him to give that little bit...
He did get him to do something. I mean, I'm familiar with Luke,
and when I saw him on stage without a ball cap on...
He never goes on stage without wearing a baseball cap.
A baseball cap isn't the same thing, though, right? Is it?
It's different when you don't have one on.
One problem that we had
was that Luke is an established singer.
He's been around for a while,
and we thought we were getting a clay mould
that we could give advice to and go in that direction.
-And he would not take your advice?
-No. He took some of our advice.
Don't you think you could have forced him?
-He never wanted to smile.
-Yeah, but, Goldberg,
couldn't you have forced him to take your advice?
He never in a million years would've walked in
with anything resembling this clothing,
in a million years.
We did push him, Mr Trump.
We pushed him. And you know what?
So, do you resent the fact that he wouldn't listen to you?
Absolutely not, because if I would have made him listen to me,
it would have made him very uncomfortable in his performance.
Sharon, does Luke have star potential?
I don't know, cos I... I swear to you,
I haven't heard him sing.
OK. Could you make him a star?
You'd have to have somebody that's willing to change.
But do you think he has the charisma,
or do you think you could give him the charis...
Charisma's very hard to give. It's very hard.
People either have it, or they don't.
You've either got it, or you don't.
And you either are... You're special,
or you're not special.
It's a tough game.
It's a really tough game.
Do I have star potential?
So, Sharon, what do you think of their work?
Cos I think it's very good.
I think it's a great package. Very good.
-Do you think it's better than yours?
-It's more informative.
I do, but it's not up to me. It's up to the executives.
And the fact is, the music-industry insiders
really preferred the men's promo kit better.
However, that's not the only criteria.
Don, do you have anything else to say?
Well, for the women,
the industry insiders thought Emily came across more polished
than she had been before.
The makeover was transforming, and it allowed her
to really shine in her interview with People magazine.
So, on the criteria of overall makeover, the women did better.
But again, that's just a small portion of it.
It all comes down to who gave their artist
a better shot at breaking out.
Trace, who did the music insiders think
and tell you is the winning team?
Well, I talked to all three -
the disc jockey, the journalist from People,
and Pete Fisher,
the general manager of the Grand Ole Opry,
and they were all unanimous.
And they thought that the ladies won.
Thank you, and thank you, True Colours.
Thank you, True Colours.
Cyndi, what is your charity?
The Stonewall Community Foundation
in support of the True Colours Fund
to promote awareness about the civil rights
that the lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people
-do not have in this country.
-Well, as winning Project Manager,
you're going to get 20,000.
Thank you. Thank you.
In addition to that, Emily West and Luke Bryan
will donate all proceeds
from the next month of sales at iTunes
of their singles Blue Sky and Rain To your charity.
-So, that could be a lot of money.
So, I congratulate you very much.
-It could be quite a bit.
All right, Cyndi. Get out of here.
All right. I'm out of here.
All right, men. Unfortunately, somebody will be fired.
Thank you all, and I know you think
I'm a big fat pain in the ass and that I was...
I am, too.
Yeah, you are, but I love you.
I know you have... You mean well,
and I'm sorry that your dream of me was tarnished,
but there is one thing I can always tell you.
Never meet the person you really admire all your life...
I should have called first.
cos you're always going to be disappointed.
Can we put the TV on?
-Here we go, guys.
-I feel bad for these guys.
Goldberg, do you regret the fact
that you sort of volunteered to be Project Manager?
You know, I'll be perfectly honest with you.
I thought it was time for me to step up.
I was the only team member who hadn't been Project Manager,
and I knew that I could delegate most of the responsibilities
to the man who knows the business.
Do you think you did a good job as Project Manager?
You know, um...
Obviously, I didn't do a good enough job to win.
Bret, if you were me, who would you fire?
I don't want to go home, but I'll tell you what...
I took the responsibility.
And I... These guys worked their butts off,
but I was responsible.
I thought we won. I thought, hands down, we won.
Curtis, who do you think should be fired?
That's a really line ball, Mr Trump.
Go ahead, tell me. Who would you fire?
Just say it.
I'd fire Bret.
Because I think he did take on the responsibility.
And I don't want to say that. I don't think you did a bad job.
-No, say it.
-I think you did as good as you could.
Yeah, but he wasn't the Project Manager,
and it wasn't really his job.
It was being delegated to him,
and everybody tells me he did a really good job,
and, therefore, Goldberg could also get credit,
maybe for delegating.
Curtis, what did you contribute?
I tried to keep us on schedule,
and that's always tough with our team.
We're only three people, so, obviously, we're undermanned.
And I do find it a little bit tough with Bret sometimes
to keep him focused, in terms of when our deadlines are.
And I think you've done a much better job, Bret.
I honestly do, and I hope
you don't take this the wrong way, mate,
because I really think you worked as hard as you possibly could,
but there's difficulty.
He's very creative, and he tends to go on,
and, you know, he'll be asking a question,
then he'll start telling a story,
and by the time he's asked the question,
you know, we've wasted a bit of time,
which you can't afford to do when you've only got three players.
Oh, boy. Here we go.
It's a creative thing.
It is totally a creative thing.
Hard game for creative people.
But Bret did a good job.
Bill, you've been a pretty tough leader throughout a lot of this,
even though you haven't been the PM Yet.
Now, do you think it was a tactical error, perhaps,
on your part, not stepping up earlier
to be the Project Manager,
where you could have given something like this to Bret?
Maybe just kind of free-riding for a little bit, little bit,
and then broke your stride
in a task that wasn't good for you to be PM?
I don't free-ride in anything, man.
You know me better than that.
I don't free-ride, OK?
That's not my job. That's not what I do, OK?
The fact is that I stepped up
because I was under the assumption...
Well, you know, you're saying that to Don,
but in all fairness, you appointed somebody
and you said he did 95% of the work and the thinking.
So, wouldn't you say that's a free ride?
I was... I was mistaken
as to the percentage of delegation.
But you're saying you don't free-ride,
and yet you appointed him, and you said before...
I think I'm correct - I have a great memory.
You said 95% of the work was done by Bret.
I was wrong.
It wasn't 95% of the work.
Well, what was it? It had to be a lot.
Then you said it was 87 after that.
He did probably 70% of the work, OK?
Now, the reality is, he has the vision...
Well, that's a lot. Wouldn't you say that's a lot?
You're Project Manager. I mean, that's a lot.
You know, Mr Trump,
I've been hit in the head a lot of times,
so maybe my math is off, OK?
But as far as the three of us are concerned,
this was Bret's area of expertise.
Would you rather have me fire Bret
because he did a lot of work, even though it was good work
and we all admit that and we all agree with that,
or yourself because you're Project Manager?
That's your decision.
It is my decision, and I'm going to make the decision,
but do you think I should fire you, as Project Manager,
And I'm going to leave the other guy out
because, to be honest with you,
I don't think he comes into play right now.
What would you say?
You were Project Manager. You appointed somebody.
You said he did 95%, 75%, 80%, all different numbers.
But it doesn't matter. He did a lot of the work.
Would you say that that person should be fired,
if you were me,
or should the Project Manager, you, be fired?
Depends on your opinion.
Well, what's your opinion?
I think I was wrong stepping up in the first place.
-Which is a reason to be fired.
Maybe it is.
I think, frankly, Bret should have been Project Manager.
I was unfortunately misinformed by my own stupidity
in that I figured that,
since I hadn't been Project Manager,
I had to step up. And as a man, I stepped up.
But I think you were wrong in that decision, also.
But like I said, that's what I thought was supposed to happen.
I know, as a man, but, you know,
this isn't about being a man or being anything.
This is about making the right business decision.
Then I made the wrong decision.
You did make the wrong decision.
All right. Goldberg, you're fired.
I'll see you later. I appreciate the opportunity.
Thank you very much.
Bill, I feel sick in my stomach.
Just get out of here, Bret. You won. Don't feel sick.
You should feel good. You shouldn't feel sick.
I feel... I feel great. I just lost my friend, though.
Love you, guys. Love you, Bill.
It was a pleasure, really.
And you know what? Kick some ass, will you?
You know we will. You know we will.
All right. Appreciate it.
I'll see you later, man. Go home and see your son.
I think we made the right decision.
What do you think, Trace?
I don't think so.
You would have fired...
-What do you think, Don?
-Yeah, I'm with you.
I think the Project Manager
still has to make the final decisions.
Even if he's taking advice
from someone who knows what they're doing,
he's got to make the call.
He didn't make the right call.
I point-blank asked the industry insiders
who they thought the Project Manager was,
and they all said Bret.
-Well, yeah, but isn't that the PM's mistake?
If he didn't step up enough...
Well, you know, one of the reasons I did that
is because he should not have been the Project Manager.
He should not. The mistake was made yesterday morning.
He wanted to be Project Manager.
He shouldn't have chosen this task.
-He should not have.
-And that's the primary reason I fired him.
Being on that side of the table...
-Does that make you feel better?
Good. Now I feel better.
Obviously, if you're as competitive a person as I am,
you want to win everything, but at the end of the day,
I think Donald makes his own decisions
based upon what he believes is right.
I take full responsibility for my team losing
because I was the Project Manager, no question.
If I didn't take full responsibility for my team losing,
-then I wouldn't be in the