American version of the business competition. The teams are challenged to give an apartment a modern make-over.
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Previously on Celebrity Apprentice, a new Trump joined the ranks.
To my right is Eric Trump.
Eric is a Georgetown graduate,
And he really knows construction.
The teams were tasked with creating
three live radio commercials for Clockwork Home Services.
Just go with me.
-Here we get to open up and have fun.
Project Manager Bret Michaels took a risk and pushed the envelope.
"We know people like to crack a lot of jokes..."
I think they won't like it.
The executives of the company wanted to avoid any cheap shots at plumbers.
If I'm wrong, I will take the sword.
While Tenacity had a problem of their own.
We're not feeling any input from us ladies.
And this is very important,
that you open yourself up to input on it.
'There's a little bit of a different vibe with Tenacity.'
Let's face it, they can be a little bit bitchy.
And tensions flared when Maria Kanellis crossed battle lines.
Curtis is so mad right now.
Curtis thinks he's so hot.
At the live performance both teams went for broke,
as Cyndi Lauper stepped up to the mic.
# Call 888-333
# 88-88 cos we are never late... #
And Bret went out on a limb.
Hi, I'm Ben, the punctual plumber.
We plumbers know people crack a lot of jokes at our expense,
but we take our job very seriously.
In the boardroom,
each team's execution was called into question.
If they explicitly said,
"Don't make jokes at the expense of the plumbers,"
I couldn't really understand why you felt the need.
I don't want to be fired, but I would have to own up to that one.
Well, as far as Tenacity,
they thought you really packed too much
into too short of commercials.
In the end, playing it too safe cost Tenacity dearly.
-Rocksolid, you win. Bret - 40,000 to your charity.
Thank you very much.
And when Mr Trump asked who should be fired on the other team...
Sharon, who do you think I should fire?
..Sharon Osbourne and Maria Kanellis didn't hold back.
Oh, Curtis. He's just too smug for me.
I do agree with Sharon.
I look at him and I'm like, "I want to punch you."
Left to face Mr Trump,
Cyndi's standout performance earned her a free pass.
Cyndi did everything I told her to do.
She worked extremely hard.
You're not going to be fired. Go.
And when Summer didn't fight for her life...
-You're having a hard time with it, right?
-Summer, you're having a hard time, right?
-I'm saying Curtis because
I want to compete for my charity.
That's not a compelling reason, though.
..she paid the ultimate price.
You haven't given a very strong argument for you to stay.
Summer, you're fired.
I got to be honest.
I don't know why they'd let Summer go, man. She's a fighter.
-She ain't that way.
No, she said, "I'd have to say Curtis, cos it's not going to be me."
How did he kick you out?
How did you make an early departure?
'I didn't think it was so fair that Cyndi
'got a free pass out of the boardroom.'
I think I offended her by saying, "How come you're in here?"
I'm not going to throw myself under the bus
cos nobody sticks up for the gays.
What the hell did you just say?
-Nobody stands up for the gays.
-don't! They can't even get married.
And it's OK to smoke pot and be a stoner.
-But if you love somebody, you can't
because somehow it upsets somebody.
'I figure nobody's perfect.'
But Holly, she's a control freak.
And she's a two-faced biatch.
I don't want to deal with her.
'When Curtis came in, I was deflated.
'I felt really proud to be in the final six. That's great.'
But I was just hoping to see my girl come around that corner.
But she didn't.
Why did he fire her, just cos she was the Project Manager?
Yeah. He kept saying, "Why should I fire Curtis?
"You have to give me a reason."
-She didn't really give him one.
'Pretty-boy Curtis seems so arrogant to me.'
I thought he was smug from the beginning.
'And I feel like he takes any opportunity he can
'to just push out someone else, just to further his needs.'
Here's to your charity, brother.
Hey, thank you so much. Cheers, man. Thank you.
# Money, money, money, money
# Money, money, money, money
# Some people got to have it
# Some people really need it
# Hey, listen to me, y'all
# Do things, do things, do things Bad things with it
# Dollar bills, y'all Come on
# That mean, oh mean
# Mean green
# Almighty dollar
# You know that money...
# Give me a nickel, brother Can you spare a dime?
# Money can drive some people
# Out of their minds
# For the love of money No good, no good
# Money, money, money
# Money! #
'This morning, we got a chance to see Mr Trump's apartment.
'I've never seen a view like that before in New York City.'
I think I saw Russia from Mr Trump's apartment.
'It has to be one of the greatest views in the entire world.'
But he has a very interesting sense of style -
gold and statued and fresco ceilings.
You feel like you're in the high-rollers room
of Caesars Palace.
'I felt like we're going to have to take off our shoes.'
Then I figure he's going to dry-clean the rugs anyway.
Curtis, at the last boardroom,
you said that Sharon and Maria didn't like you.
-Is that a correct statement?
-I think you said that, but I agreed with you.
-You said they didn't like you because you didn't work together.
-You're now working together. Curtis, get over there.
-Oh, no! Oh, please!
-Bret, you're going to the other team.
'You never should show your hand, ever,'
if you're dealing with Donald Trump.
Because as soon as he knows
'what you don't like,
'he's going to give it to you.'
OK. You're standing in my apartment in Trump Tower,
one of the greatest apartments ever built.
Even Richard LeFrak, my great friend for many years
who builds apartments, likes the apartment.
And you better be very nice to Richard,
because Richard is going to be, along with Don,
my eyes and ears, all right?
You'll each be given a beautiful apartment,
and you'll refurbish this apartment appropriately
for use by visiting executives.
You're going to paint it and furnish it.
You're going to fix it and make it look beautiful.
And you'll decorate one of the rooms
using your own celebrity style
to give the apartment that "wow" factor.
Richard, what is the criteria for winning?
We're looking for originality, celebrity style,
your ability to stage the apartment to improve its value
and the overall quality of the renovation.
Don, who will be judging?
You're going to be judged by Lee Curtis of...
-You're going to be judged by Lee Curtis
-of BridgeStreeet Worldwide.
-Say the whole thing again.
You blew it. The kid will never be his father.
I'm only kidding.
-Isn't that terrible?
You thought your kids had it bad, right? Believe me.
All right, go ahead.
You're going to be judged by Lee Curtis
of BridgeStreeet Worldwide,
as well as celebrity designer Jonathan Adler.
The winning Project Manager will get 20,000.
Pick your Project Managers, please.
I'll let you two decide on this one.
You don't want me designing anything.
Maybe you should take it, Cyn.
I don't know anything about that, and I don't know...
If you feel strong about it, take it. Let's win.
OK, come on. Let's go. Holly, who is your Project Manager?
-You again, Holly? Boy, you're really putting yourself out there.
I didn't necessarily want to be but, you know.
It's because of the task. I don't live like that, you know.
Who is your Project Manager?
-So you're going to get a chance to prove yourself.
Where's my paintbrush? I'm ready.
'Holly is a good Project Manager.'
She's very, very motivated.
'She's already won an awful lot of money.
'And I thought,
'"I've got to try and raise something for my charity."'
OK, let's go get them. Good luck. Thank you.
Holly, let me ask you this.
Yes or no, you want to be Project Manager on this?
Let's pretend we're deciding right now.
I just didn't feel like it was my "at bat".
Cyndi, do you want to do it?
Every time I'm Project Manager,
she got a problem with me.
'I did want the project a little,
'but I knew that Holly likes'
to do it Holly's way,
and so Holly might as well be the boss.
She and I, it's like oil and vinegar.
All right, look. I'll do it.
I have no problem doing it. I really don't.
I really don't. I just had to get in that mind frame.
That's all. I'm there.
'I felt forced into being Project Manager on this one.
'I thought for sure Cyndi was going to step up.'
I really wanted Cyndi to win for her True Colors Fund.
It's a great organisation,
and she believes very deeply in its mission.
I was thinking you could get,
like, a really tacky shag rug.
But, you know, I know tacky.
Or a '70s look where they have the big eggs you could sit in.
-What about Zen?
-Zen is cool.
-Zen is very - it's very relaxed.
Zen is relaxed, Balinese, Buddhists.
-I just don't know a lot about that look.
But can you have cool stuff in there...
-Oh, yeah. You can mix it...
-Like a sofa that looks like lips?
'I like Holly, and I like Cyndi,
'but it is like walking into a really bad situation
'with two sisters that are just arguing'
and don't like anything that the other one likes.
This is going to be fun.
I was thinking of a disco kitchen.
Put a disco ball up in the kitchen, have a party.
Could be in the bathroom.
Disco ball could be in the bathroom, too.
All righty, then.
What is this?
'This is a massive task in a really short period of time.
'We've got to paint an entire apartment,
'shop for all the furniture, get it in, decorate it.'
I don't know how we'll get it finished.
-So this is the master bedroom, obviously, right?
Oh, it's a disgusting colour on the wall
and there's no dressing room!
That's the celebrity room.
It's a celebrity that's seen better days!
It's a has-been room.
'The judges wanted one room
'that you could say was the "celeb" room.'
But it wasn't a bloody celebrity room. It was a cupboard.
'So I thought,
'"Let's make it our our celebrity media room."'
Do you want to start, um, measuring,
-like, just different areas?
'When Curtis came on our team,
'I'm thinking, "This is going to be a nightmare."
'I mean, Sharon and I both don't like this guy.'
Nothing creative seems to spark in him.
But we need him now.
-I would rather do a high table, though.
It gives it more individual style and then more room.
'Sharon and Maria don't like me. That's pretty evident.
'So if we lose this task,
'it'll be two against one in the boardroom.
'So I've got to be super focused on this.'
I'm going to turn them around. By the end of the challenge,
I'm going to have them liking me.
I love the Balinese look.
But let's embrace the city, but Zen it
so it's your escape within one of the biggest cities and most awesome...
-What do you want to call it?
-New York Zen.
-That's what it is.
-New York Zen.
-All right. Good.
'There's something about the Balinese style
'that just makes you feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed.
'So I wanted to do something a little bit different
'and play with colours that evoke
'a feeling of serenity and acceptance.'
Basically, a Balinese experience.
Holly, this is a big question for you.
What kind of paint do you see in the bedroom?
-A very sky, mellow...
-For that bedroom?
-You want to make it like you're in the clouds in there?
'I had no idea how this is going to work out
'with Cyndi, Bret and I.'
I mean, you couldn't have picked three more different people.
-Why not do the whole door full of door knockers?
I love peeing all over the carpet. My feet are always warm when I do it.
This isn't my strongest crew. Put it that way.
-I really think you should glaze this
-KNOCK ON DOOR
-Hey. How you doing?
-Pleasure to meet you.
-How are you?
-How are you?
-Lee Curtis, president of BridgeStreeet.
-Nice to meet you.
-Good to meet you.
'Sharon says whatever comes into her mind
'and spits it out, like, "Oh, this is horrible!'
"Ew, what a bad design!"
And then the next minute,
the executive of the company walked through
and she said, "Lovely apartment!"
I know you met with Mr Trump this morning.
He gave you a little bit of the mission.
-I'll just maybe tell you a little more about who we are.
BridgeStreeet is a leading provider of furnished apartments.
Our clients are typically Fortune 500 executives.
Average length of stay, usually 60 to 90 days.
So these are longer-term stays.
'It hit me in that meeting - someone's going to be living there
'for maybe a couple weeks or maybe a month or two.'
And I realised that we got to make sure
that it still has all the things that a hotel would.
Our corporate mission is to make it easy
for our guests to stay with us.
What's that second bedroom?
-That's just a real fun...
-What do you want it to be?
-That's just to go nuts with.
-That's what I'm saying.
It's a place where you go wild, you walk in and have a whole other experience.
-As good as our product is,
I know we kind of go to the middle of the demographic
to make it functional for a lot of people.
You all, I think, can do a lot more to make it a lot more fun.
And taking into account the city that you're in, as well -
one of the greatest cities in the world
and there's a funk and a vibe to the city
-that would probably make sense to think about as well.
'From what he said, one of those two bedrooms we've got to give
'a really awesome celebrity style to.'
He wants it so when they come in, they feel this warmth.
Yet at the same time, it has a different feel.
-Unless you need me, I will let you do your magic.
-Thank you so much.
All right, thank you very much.
-Good luck. Have fun.
I'm really picturing that celebrity room red.
So that's that eclectic, crazy-ass room
-that I think you could really help me with, Cyn.
Something off the beaten path. Something a little different.
Holly, she let me have a room,
the cuckoo room, the room I could have fun in.
'Then I started to think of what I could do
'to make it, like, really nutty fun.
'I'm sick of having everything so normal.'
You say you want red. Then pick a red.
-I'm trying. I'm picking seven colours at once.
-I know, sweetie.
-Like your nails would be great.
-Hold on. Let her make that decision.
'I had no idea if Bret would be effective or not.
'But he was very organised. And he was diplomatic.'
I just need it to be kind of a Zen...
-Holly, can I cut to the chase?
Just make a decision. You make it, we'll go get it.
I like the way he managed Cyndi and I, actually.
-What are you going to do here?
-How you doing, guys? I'm Bret.
-Nice to meet you. How you doing?
-Do you know what we're doing?
-Decorating this place.
-We're trying to do it overnight.
-We're here to give you a hand.
-'Our handyman came.'
I was pleased to see strapping young men willing to paint my walls.
I was OK with that.
All right, so my colours are picked out
-but they're going to get the paint.
-I'm going to the prop house.
Cyn, are you going with me to the prop house?
And you two can go together to Janovic, right?
-OK. You got it.
I love this pillow. On its own, it's great,
but with that other stuff, it's not.
'Maria, Curtis, and I went to the Bo furniture store,'
which we'd had a line of credit with.
It's nice stuff. Yeah.
I like it.
'I wanted modern, clean lines because it's non-offensive.
'If you're trying to do a corporate apartment
'and a businessman comes in
'and there's all these tchotchkes everywhere,'
it's like oppressive.
Sharon, I love this mirror back here because it definitely...
-But I do love these pillows right here.
That looks like something you'd get from a truck stop.
I like this.
I'm so anti that wood look. I hate it.
'I was like, "Why don't we do this? Why don't we do that?"'
But Sharon kept saying, "No."
I really do think we're going to get criticised
-for not pushing it.
It takes time to learn how to decorate.
'In the time that I've been with my husband,
'we have lived in 20 properties, so I have all that experience.
'But Maria's a kid.'
-This is a good bed. It's got storage underneath.
I've got the full-length mirror here
-that just goes up against the wall over there.
-Leans up against it.
-I've got the same thing at my house.
We ran around the showroom. We picked out all these things.
And I think that Sharon and I made a real connection.
And we worked well together.
When you've got somebody like Jonathan Adler
-coming to judge...
-You don't want him to come in and say, "That's tacky."
No. The thing is, Maria, she's got truck-stop taste.
'I've never heard of a truck-stop style,
'but I understand what she means when she says it.'
-So, Maria, we want you to go to the paint store now.
She felt more comfortable with Maria running off
and grabbing the paint and me helping her with the furniture.
So all you need to do there is get this.
'They knew that I would go and do the dirty work.
'Curtis is stealing my spot - master manipulator.'
Maybe that creeped me out from the beginning. Something did.
Something bothered me about this man from the very beginning.
I would start in this room. I picked these two rooms.
So when they come in with all that crap,
they don't screw you up.
Let's rock, man. We're good to go.
'Holly put me in charge of the crew and I got the crew moving.'
Oh, that's killer.
'But the one thing I knew that the executives said
'is bring in a piece of this awesome city of New York,'
and so I just grabbed the camera and started shooting pictures
of absolutely what I think New York is.
'I'm going to put these big shots all over the place
'and make you feel like, "I'm in a New York state of mind."'
With a cowboy hat, of course.
-You're doing a theme party?
-Well, no, we're actually...
More than that. We got to win, you got to help us.
We're decorating an entire apartment.
'Cyndi and I went to the prop store and Franco was fabulous.'
We told him about our Balinese/Zen theme
and he said, "Great. I've got great pieces."
-So, there is our Buddha.
I like her. I think we definitely need to take her.
-I love the screen.
Yeah, we can put that somewhere against one of those walls.
Shopping with Cyndi was like shopping with one of my children.
This was just eye candy for her.
Isn't that fun?
'Cyndi was sort of like a gnat on a swamp in that place.'
Oh, my God! Disco!
I mean, she was just flitting from one side to the next.
-Should I get a bigger one?
-I think the little one's good.
You don't want to make it too crazy.
-OK, let's make it crazy.
Are you sure you don't want to do this?
I think it's too grand for that little space.
'I was sick and tired
-'of Holly being so
I hate that.
'You need colour. You have to have some romance.
'Let your freak flag fly.'
Live your fantasy.
Really fantastic and fab... fabulous.
When you walk in, you're just transported.
You see her, you see this. You put the luscious pillows there.
-And you're in another world.
Holly will go the Thai feel, cos that's what she's into.
'Sharon expected Tenacity to do an Asian theme,'
Buddhas and, you know, all that sort of stuff.
Hi. Props for today?
Could you please tell me what sort of props
you have for rental?
Do you think it's possible
for you to take a picture and send it to me?
Oh, thank you. Yes.
Oh, you did? Did you have Holly in there?
Oh, they're doing the Balinesian. Oh, fantastic.
'This nice lady on the other end of the phone'
is just chatty, chatty, chatty,
telling me everything they're doing.
Did she manage to get the Balinese bed
so I don't need to get it for her?
'I just feel that the Balinese theme
'is not right for a corporate apartment.'
It's too eclectic to have a theme as strong as that.
'You need to be neutral.'
OK, thank you so much. Bye-bye.
-I knew it.
-We said it, right?
-We said it right from the word go.
-I feel like a spy now.
Hey, Holly. Listen, I've got to leave.
I'm already a half-hour late.
-I'll see you guys back in the morning.
'I need to leave today to do a concert.
'But I'm going to fly back tonight. I'm going to get on it tomorrow.'
I'm going to have no sleep.
But I am here for Holly, man.
I'm going to get it done. I want to win.
Holly? I got something amazing happening right now.
-I have this amazing panoramic shot
of the skyline and the Chrysler Building.
It looks really cool with the clouds.
And when you turn that all to grey scale or black-and-white,
-it's going to look amazing.
-I love that, Bret. You know what?
I like you on my team a lot better than you on the other team.
I just have to say that.
'Bret is a way stronger team-mate than I thought he was.
'This guy comes to play.'
So I'm a little distressed that he's leaving right now.
But he's got a gig, and he's got to go.
You know the chandelier? Should I get one?
For the red room, you can do what you want.
We're doing the whole apartment,
but there has to be one fun celebrity room.
So I had the perfect place to be a nut job.
I want to put one of these in the room
so they can feel it's really rock-'n'-roll.
Cyndi, what is this room?
It's a rock-'n'-roll room that you can lounge in.
-It's a guest bedroom, but it's...
-It's a rock-'n'-roll lounge.
-I think it should be a black sofa.
-That would really work well
-with the black chandelier.
-Right, it'd be strong.
'I'm just learning to love Cyndi this task.'
But Cyndi's a creative hurricane.
-Holly! For the kitchen!
Oh, my gosh! And Bret could be behind it.
-And you put your two tables there.
-Bret could be behind it!
'When you realise that you're in the eye of the hurricane,'
you just stay there and ride it out.
'That's how I feel about Cyndi. I rode out her creative hurricane.'
Cyndi Lauper, I am your auntie!
I feel like we're a same-sex couple shopping.
-"Oh, yes, Holly."
'I actually made Holly laugh.'
You know, I kept telling her, "Sweetie, darling,
"this new life we're going into is fabulous.
"We're going to share this fabulous apartment."
'She actually - she was laughing. We were having fun.'
I love my new life. OK.
-I'm so glad we got married.
-I'm so glad we got married.
Let's just go.
Let's just go, cos we've got a place to decorate!
'So, for this task, I had an idea.'
If I can call a bunch of my friends
'in the housewares industry and ask them
'to hook me up with some free stuff, basically,
'that could work, so I did.'
Oh, God, I love these things. Gorgeous!
'We probably walked out of there
'with about ten-grand worth of stuff.'
Nothing like a day of shopping.
'I called a very good friend of mine'
and I'm like, "Where can I go to in the city
"where they will let me take everything out of their shop?"
Anything in here that you need is all yours.
-That would be just a godsend for us right now.
'It's fabulous to be Sharon Osbourne. People are so terribly generous'
to what they perceive as a celebrity.
-Could we have this one, too?
And also the black-and-white print.
'We literally walked around and said, "One of those,'
'"one of those, two of those."'
And I got to see Sharon in fine form.
That one would be so perfect.
And we got 140,000 worth of free stuff.
Curtis, can I get you a drink?
-Maybe a coffee, like a latte.
Would Sharon make a good sugar mama?
-Hi. How are you? How you doing?
-Good to see you.
-How you doing?
-Here we are.
Does this remind you of that beautiful apartment we were in this morning?
-No, no, no?
-It's a little different.
'When Mr LeFrak comes by, I'm there by myself.
'And he's looking around going,'
"Um, nothing is done."
And I'm like, "But don't look over there! Look here! Yes!"
I was, like, flashing my boobs.
We're going to do a media room in here -
a couple of big, comfy leather couches.
-Of course, the big-screen TV.
-What do you think of that?
I think we could push it more. So we'll see.
I wanted to make sure that he knew my feelings
about the celebrity room,
that he knew that I didn't necessarily agree with it
'so when we got to the boardroom, I was covered.'
And then in the living area, we have a low table.
We're also going to get some chandelier
to hang from over here.
'I got a complete verbal description'
of what they were doing, but the rooms were pretty empty.
So right now, it's just an idea,
and it hasn't really taken shape yet.
'And they better hurry up.'
-Well, thank you very much.
-We'll see you later.
Thank you. You take care.
What do you think?
-Oh, that's pretty.
-Oh, it's beautiful.
Oh, the paint looks good. I love the colour.
It's bright and red, and I love it. I think it'll look really cool
with the furniture Cyndi picked out.
Cyndi and I got back to the apartment.
Bret had done a great job getting that painting started.
So I felt like I could start decorating.
'I did a lot of manual labour, a lot of lifting,
'a lot of carrying things that were heavy.'
I had some fun. I worked really hard, though.
Please tell me that's not broken.
I really hope they come back soon.
I've got lots of questions.
'There was so much to do. Me by myself with these two guys.'
There was no way to get it done without some extra help.
Hi, Maria. The purple wall is...
I think we should go with the dark grey in the living room.
OK. Shoot. I started painting it purple.
And so you want dark grey in the living room, though.
'I was thinking about the colour combinations all day,'
and I just thought, "Grey isn't offensive."
And so many other colours
work great with it.
So it was like, "Nah, we got to go grey."
And we're running low on time for painting this place,
and so I didn't know if you wanted to try and hire some painters.
OK. Bye-bye. Bye.
I can probably get a couple of my friends to come and help us paint.
-Have you got plans tonight, buddy?
I might need you to come and be a painter with me,
paint the apartment. We've got to paint an apartment tonight.
And maybe you're going to have to bring your wife, too.
'I called everyone I knew,
'pretty much everyone I knew in New York
-'and asked, begged them, to come down and help.'
Can you come and paint for us?
There's just no way that we are going to get all this -
we need help. We're just not going to get through it.
Oi oi oi!
-How are you?
-A little giddy.
From the smell. Lovely.
-Nice little contact high.
-Yeah, for sure.
But, you know, we're doing pretty good.
-I've got painter Cyndi.
-That is a hot look.
It's very hot.
We're doing a New York Zen look.
The special celebrity room is going to be all Cyndi's, just...
-Cyndi, show me.
-There's nothing to see except colour!
-We did a red room.
Wow. And that's seriously red.
So we're going very aggressive. I like it.
-No, but it's fun.
-And I got an Eiffel Tower.
We got an Eiffel Tower, and it's a little French. It's good.
I've never seen a greater mismatch than what Cyndi's done
versus what Holly's doing with the rest of the apartment.
They're actually allowing Cyndi to be Cyndi.
She's an eclectic person. She's got very, you know, wild taste
and they're letting her run with that. We'll have to see how the judges perceive it.
-We're going for a green bedroom.
All these colours are supposed to evoke some sort of Zen energy.
-Are you feeling it?
That's just the... Yeah, it's the fumes, I think, but...
I look forward to seeing it tomorrow.
-Thanks for coming.
-We will see you soon.
-Thank you, Curtis.
Right, you go, brother.
Hello, my darling.
My God. Look how much paint.
'I was a bit surprised when we got back.
'There wasn't a hell of a lot done. I didn't have crazy expectations,'
but you get back and are like, "Oh, wow! We've still got a lot to do."
I'm trying to get two more guys here.
So I think the best thing to do
is just get killing it with the paint.
'Sharon and Curtis were looking around,
'wondering why more wasn't done.'
And I'm like, "What did you guys expect?
"I'm busting my ASS!"
-Brought you a present, Maria.
-'Two boys are here.'
I'm so glad you came!
We have so much work to do!
'I'd been feeling like,'
"I hope somebody comes in here soon,
"cos I'm going to be in big-time trouble."
-To the rescue!
-The cavalry's just arrived.
'But then Maria's friends came over.
'I had some friends come over. Curtis had some friends.
'And I just felt things were definitely getting better.'
You all right? You all right? Come on.
You want a hug? You want a hug? You want a hug and a kiss?
Oh, God, we need that.
'It was a really jovial atmosphere. It was fun.
'I felt like I was at college
'and we were painting our dorm room.
'Everybody destroyed their clothes. We got a couple of beers.
'We ate some pizza and painted.'
It was like the proper college party.
OK, so let's finish this up.
I think the metal gold,
like, bronze over there
and over there would be nice.
'Cyndi and I are holding it down. So I feel good about where we are.'
But I am looking forward to Bret coming back.
-I want to show you the windowsill.
-OK. Hold on one sec.
'Cyndi's vision will come together.
'I just know how it's frustrating for Cyndi
'to be creative under the gun. So it's hard for her'
to really just say, "OK, this is what I want."
-Yeah, it's red.
The Eiffel Tower will look great in there.
It will. You pick up that gold.
'If it's a rock-'n'-roll room, you got to push it.
'Cos that's where you're going to go and kick back.'
God, this has got to be fun.
You know what, I want to take a picture of this now,
because tomorrow we're going to pull this thing together.
After all the tasks that we've done,
I believe in being able
to turn this stuff around at the last minute.
'It was a little bit of a rough start to this task.'
I went in thinking I wasn't going to be Project Manager
'but I'm glad I was Project Manager because I started to see the apartment coming together,
'and I was like, "I'm proud of this."'
-We're in good shape.
-I think so.
-I had my doubts.
-You were worried for a minute, but now you're OK?
-For a couple of minutes.
But you came through, Holly.
OK. Thanks so much, Kate.
'OK. No problem.'
Speak to you later. OK. Bye.
'It's getting towards the end of the night, and we get a phone call from the furniture store.'
Sharon, there's another truck still coming.
We got so much furniture.
-'We got way too much stuff.'
-Don't be silly.
It's not a joke.
'I really wanted to take a little bit of control
'over what was coming off the trucks'
and making sure it was placed appropriately
so that the next day we could get that stuff upstairs.
She just went and spent more...
..on decking out this apartment
than most people spend on their apartment.
'When you unload three sofas, you could have just unloaded one'
and then done a great job of setting it up, as opposed to unload three
and then do a really rushed job of setting that one up.
'That wasted even more time, and every second was super precious.'
Even the one thing I thought she said "No" to, she got.
Oh, she's crazy.
Now I'm worried about the colours in here
-kitchen's beige and brown.
And I'm now worried.
'The wall changed from purple to grey
'and now Sharon doesn't like the grey on the wall.'
We don't have time to be changing our mind
on the wall colours over and over
and over and over and over again.
Decide on something and make it work.
I, like, don't even want to look at that wall now.
And this is patchy.
'Nobody wants to hear after you've'
wasted all that time working on a colour
and then somebody goes,
"Sorry, don't want it now. Change."
'But everything was on the line for me.
'I didn't want to lose.'
I'm now panicking about the colour of the hall and the living room.
-Look at Curtis looking at me like, "She's
'There's still so much work to do.'
We haven't even gotten close to finish painting,
'and it's Sharon's fault.
'I don't know what we're going to do. It's a disaster.'
'On the second morning,
'Maria had the task of going to Bed Bath & Beyond,
'and Curtis and I went to the apartment.'
Well, it doesn't smell too bad. I was worried about the smell.
'I didn't know whether I wanted to cry or just laugh,'
cos it was so daunting.
It was so like,
-where do we begin?"
What are we going to do about that red wall?
Probably give it a second coat.
Oh, no, we don't want it now, no.
'Sharon decided to paint over the red.'
At this point, in my opinion, it's too late to change.
But Sharon's the Project Manager, so if she wants to change,
I'll go along with it.
-out of time.
Everywhere I look, there's another wall that needs painting.
-This is quite possibly one of the most monumental
that I've ever been involved in.
We've just got so much to do.
Can we move this out the way, please?
'I went down to the holding area where all the furniture was,
'and I was trying to work out in my head'
which one, which one, which one do we take up?
I need some advice.
We've got really big pieces that won't fit in the elevator.
How do we do it?
There's no other freight elevator?
-All the elevators that are used for people are just...?
'A lot of stuff didn't fit in the elevators,
'so we had to physically carry it up.'
All of those that are wrapped up, they're really heavy.
'So it was very difficult.'
I was ready to just go lock myself in a cupboard
and start hitting my head on the wall.
I felt, "Any minute, I'm going to do it." Oy!
-Is this us?
-There's no more than this? This is all there was?
OK, let me take it up. This is much smaller than the...
I had like a whole wall.
'Last night, I played a show, flew all the way back,
'got here at four in the morning, slept for two hours.
'I'm on a new team with Holly and Cyndi'
and I just want to prove to them I'm going to give 1,000%.
'So I'd snapped all these really interesting photos.'
Now, this is perfect, but it's a little small.
You remember Spinal Tap,
when he wanted it 12 foot high and it came 12 inches?
'This is a disaster. They're supposed to be seven foot and eight foot,'
and these photographs are wallet-size, man.
This is... This is bad.
'All right, I'm going to hide these so Holly doesn't freak out.'
I need to fix this problem right away,
and I'm hoping I have enough time to do it.
I know it's going to be horrible, but you know what?
Just see if you can punch me out an eight-by-four.
'What's your drop-dead time?'
-As soon as you can get... yesterday.
-Thank you so much. Bye-bye.
-'You're welcome. Bye-bye.'
We've already got towels.
I grabbed an ironing board and an iron.
I'm grabbing a rug for the front door.
-I'm trying to get out of here as soon as I can.
-'OK, be in touch.'
All right. I will. Bye-bye.
'Why am I by myself all the time? Here I am at Bed Bath & Beyond.
'But this is so much fun for me,
'because now I get to go shopping while Sharon and Curtis,
'they get to do the manual labour,'
which I'm really excited for.
How are you doing? It's good to see you!
I was like, "I know nobody else has those jeans but my girl."
Yeah, well, these jeans actually are working jeans.
We got about four hours to go
till we have to present our corporate apartment.
You know what I was thinking? Can't I get some lace or something?
'Working within time frames is difficult for Cyndi,
'but I was trying to keep her on task.'
-Buddy, this is better than that.
-For the curtains.
-But you can't put tablecloths up for curtains.
-They're not going to know.
You won't be able to throw a tablecloth up as curtains.
OK. I give.
'Now that we're, you know, married
'and decorating our apartment together,
'I really feel as though Cyndi listens to me -'
she has more respect for what I have to say.
I think I am ready. Cyn?!
Oh, my God. I think I need everything.
All right, let's get started, ladies.
I don't know if I'm allowed to buy all this, though.
I have to ask my partner.
This is our first little house together.
We have, actually, we have a guy involved, too.
'What in the world is going on?'
Cyndi Lauper is running amok at Bed Bath & Beyond.
'We had so many items, and we had little time left.
'So I basically had to pull the plug on Cyndi's mad adventure.'
Good morning, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Customers, I'm looking for a Cyndi Lauper.
Cyndi Lauper, are you up here?
Where is she?
Holly's looking for you. Cyn!
Holly! I'm here! I'm here!
Cyn! I was worried.
-So, let's check out. We got to go.
-And thank you very much.
Come on, you rat sidewinder.
Oh, my goodness!
OK, what can I start with, hon?
Do you want to start tarting up that blue bathroom?
'When I walked in to the apartment,
'this place is still crazy, wild, stuff everywhere.
'Nothing's put away.'
We had so much to do!
It's looking good.
It's looking good. Thank you so much.
-Looks so much better, hey?
-So much better.
-It's actually... I wish we'd done the whole room like that.
-It's good, isn't it?
'Sharon made the colours fun'
without pushing the envelope too far.
'She did a good job with it.'
This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
'I was very, very happy with the palette colour.
'It was very relaxing. It was a lot of air in there.'
And now it's furniture time. "Furniture time."
Guys, you're miracle workers, man.
Right here against the wall.
I got excited as I started to see it come together.
Closer to the wall, to the window. Perfect.
'We have a lot to do in the bedroom and certainly have a lot to do
'in Cyndi's red room. But I'll be OK.'
Something's gone. It was right here yesterday.
Listen, who was here watching all this stuff?
It was here and it's gone.
So should I just call Franc and say it was stolen?
-Because it's not here any more.
-Let's keep unloading stuff
-and I bet we'll find it.
-No, it was here, I put it right here.
I'm sure we'll find it, nobody stole it, Cyndi.
Relax, don't yell at people.
This ottoman that was this long, I signed...
-Personally he gave it to me.
-It was taken.
-Don't yell at him.
-Go easy, Cyndi. Take it easy. Don't yell.
And it was right across here and it's not here any more.
Tell her that we'll find it, tell her to relax.
-What has typically happened, Bret, is that she turns people
-I get it.
We need these workers.
Cyndi can go from being the sweet, loving Cynd and just so sweet
and then at a moment's notice she'll turn and snap on you.
Hook this... Wait, wait. That's ugly. Stop!
No. Leave it on the floor.
-Please don't talk disrespectfully to these guys
-who are working their ass off for us, OK? Please.
Please. I'm trying to win this thing.
This was the first task that I felt really connected with Cyndi.
'But in the end, Cyndi can cost you. She's sort of a loose cannon
'and managing Cyndi takes energy and time.'
I now completely understand your world.
Remember that in the boardroom.
Be careful, please.
'We just had under an hour left to put the furniture together,
'to make the beds, without getting it covered in paint cos the walls'
were all still wet. It was literally a race against time.
This room is done.
This is the first room done, it's the guest cloakroom.
We just wanted to try and brighten it up a bit. The painting is not great
but it's just the effect. And then you have to close the door
cos I can't get it dirty!
-What do you think about taking these off?
-I think we should.
'My focus was on the kitchen. My idea was to give ourself'
a bit more depth in terms of vision, so I took the doors off
'a couple of the cupboards, which of course is a risky thing to do.
'When you walk into a kitchen with all the most beautiful equipment in the world,
'if there's no food in it, it doesn't look like a real kitchen.
'You need to have some fresh fruit - some bred and some muffins.
'And we did that. I think the kitchen looked beautiful.'
I'd love to spend a day in that kitchen.
We're going to do it. We're going to do it. We're going to do it.
We're getting there.
30 minutes to go.
Can you put this guy right in the middle...
You don't want that between there for them to set their tea or whatever they would do?
That looks cool there.
Well, it would be right under your... Yeah, OK.
-That would work.
-You see what I mean?
'I like living in a fantasy world.
'That's why I made that room as much of a fantasy as I could.
'I love odd things and interesting touches.'
And the room really did come alive with fun.
'And I thought it was fantastic.'
-Are they literally down the street?
I'll be down at the front desk.
I got the call. Photos are downstairs.
I've got to get the photos, get them up on the wall.
Come on. Come on.
'I figure, what could possibly go wrong?'
Well, the elevator doesn't show up.
'But nothing was stopping me.
'I flew down 18 flights of steps to get these pictures.'
-You're the best, man.
My brother, thank you. Thank you.
'So, I get the hand-off,
'and I have to run 18 flights of stairs back up.
'It was insane. I'm sweating profusely.'
So, here we go. Let's get this up.
Let's go. Here we go.
'This is the payoff, right?'
'I promised Holly I would get this done.
'And there it is - New York is on the wall.'
Our New York Zen den is complete.
Hold on. Wait for it.
Let's go! Let's go!
'I wanted to take all the garbage out, all the wrappings,'
so I was trying to find places to put it all.
-And then I'm like,
-it. Throw everything in the hallway."
Paint on the floor.
Got to get it off quick.
-Can you check your shoes?
Who's got a light?
-I think it looks
'So the task was over, the place was pretty much finished.'
It could have been better. It always could be.
But I was pretty happy with it.
I sort of looked around,
I was like "I guess we've kind of made it."
I love you after this! I love you guys!
'Curtis comes up and gives me the biggest hug ever and thanks me,
'so I was like, "You know what?'
"We all bring something different, and it worked so well together."
I think that this is corporate yet funky.
If this was my apartment, I'd be happy to have people over.
No more fussing. Let's go, we're done.
I think we did a great job renovating the property.
Our concept is a Balinese-style Zen sanctuary.
When you walk in, the first thing you see
are really warm chestnuts and oranges and rusts
that evoke a real Zen feeling.
Then, as you go in to the bathroom,
we have cooler hues - the light blues.
The master bedroom was sea foam.
Green is really the colour of life, serenity, as well.
Cyndi's room is kind of wild and crazy,
so when you want to unleash your wild side,
you go to Cyndi's rock-'n'-roll Zen room.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Hello, everybody. How you doing?
-Jonathan. How are you?
Of course, Jonathan. Come on in.
Hi. Good to see you guys again. How are you?
'Our judges, Jonathan Adler and Lee Curtis, came in.'
And we gave them a tour of our celebrity Zen retreat.
We're doing sort of a colour-therapy concept
where colour, obviously, invokes certain feelings.
And I think these warm tones and earth tones
make you feel warm like a giant hug when you walk in.
'Jonathan is tremendously talented. And he's a tough critic.'
But I felt like Jonathan
would definitely get the colour concept.
So this is our relaxing living-room area.
We like this area because it's very relaxing.
Definitely have our Mama Buddha here.
-Miss Buddha's fab.
-Isn't she sweet? We like her.
Follow us in to our sea foam-green sanctuary.
-I love this colour.
My mom has it all over her house, and I love it.
We decided to just keep it very minimal.
Make the colour on the wall the star.
-Do you want to look at our little Zen bathroom?
I wanted to point out to you, Bret took these photographs.
-It's from the Bret Michaels Collection.
-If the music thing doesn't work out...
-I got a gig.
So, should we show you our final finale?
Cyndi, would you like to show them?
OK, you might want to come home from work
and really kick back in our rock-'n'-roll Zen den.
We felt like red brings out strong emotions,
and red is a very intense and rich colour.
And I thought Cyndi did a phenomenal job pimping it out.
-Nice. With the patent leather.
Yes. Patent leather.
That resists a lot of the juices
that come out of a celebrity night.
'I really, really thought our theme was strong.'
I hope Mr Adler and Lee think the theme was strong as well.
All right, guys. Thanks.
-All right. See you later, bye.
I think that our apartment looked modern and clean.
It wasn't overloaded with tchotchkes,
and it wasn't offensive.
The celebrity room was a struggle.
It really was. It was the afterthought.
The one thing that I did want to do
was make it feel expensive
by putting in a few luxury items.
The bottom line is, I'm Project Manager.
I did what I wanted to do in that apartment.
'So it's really do or die.'
-Hello. This is Curtis.
-Pleasure to meet you.
-How are you?
-And this is Maria.
'I think that we pulled off the task
'and we did it well and we did it on time.'
And it's like, "Yeah. Oh, yeah. Bring in the judges."
So, I'll talk about the kitchen, being the chef.
We thought we'd open up the space a little bit
and we took doors off a couple of cabinets to give a bit of a depth.
And we filled it with beautiful stuff.
You can move straight through to the dining,
and these days we quite often sit at the sofa and eat, as well.
This coffee table does open up.
-So this actually folds up like that, see?
-So you have a tray.
-We wanted to keep it clean lines.
And we didn't want to put too much furniture into this space.
-Wow. This is the celebrity room.
-We just wanted some colour to pop.
This is kind of a media room.
-Got your popcorn maker in the corner,
your big-screen TV, and so it's functional, as well.
The guest cloakroom.
We thought to give it more shelf space
by getting that unit.
And this is what would be the master.
-It's still stylish.
-I don't see a dresser.
I just never use one.
I think they're old-fashioned looking.
'I don't think that Mr Curtis was impressed
'because I didn't have drawers.'
"Celebrities don't do that, Mr Curtis."
-All right, you guys. Thank you.
-Thank you very much.
'When it comes to something like this,
'it's down to personal taste.'
Who knows? You know, it's in the hands of the gods.
Lee, Jonathan, what did you think?
It's unbelievable to do what they did in 24 hours.
-What did you think about Rocksolid?
-I thought they were rock-solid.
When you walked in the door of the apartment, it looked expensive.
Curtis made the kitchen a very appealing kitchen.
They did a lot to make the rooms look bigger
by removing pieces but staying functional.
Yeah, the apartment felt huge.
But I got to say, their celebrity room fell short for me.
Like, there was nothing celebrity-roomish about it.
It was just another room.
That was supposed to be an important part of the challenge
and it seems like they just didn't really care about it.
One thing I did notice - they didn't have a dresser.
That was interesting for me cos a dresser's still,
you know, pretty much a common piece to have in a bedroom.
What about Tenacity?
With as much as they did and the colours they used, I think they shrunk the space.
I mean, there was so much going on that you felt a little constricted.
I guess they were trying to create a serene environment,
but it felt more cheap than Zen.
I think, on a colour level, where they fell down
was in that sea foam in the bedroom.
That was like, "W-What?"
Like, I don't know where they came up with that sea foam
and it was totally dissonant with the rest of the apartment.
But their celebrity room
was infinitely more celebrity-roomish.
So it was really nice to see personality and bold, bold gestures.
Interestingly, we found out halfway through the tour
that Bret had taken all those New York pictures.
-Yeah, they were really, really good.
I would put those in my apartment, absolutely.
Overall, who do you think won?
Based upon all the criteria, I think we'd have to agree.
-How'd your team do?
Under the circumstances, I thought we did phenomenally.
-What were the circumstances?
-Well, we lost one of our team members
cos he went off to do a concert
and he was so helpful, and I didn't want him to go.
What did you think of Cyndi's performance?
Oh, I thought Cyndi did a terrific job.
It was, um, a little difficult to focus her,
but I gave her one focus, which was our celebrity room.
And I could have used Bret
just to help me wrangle her a little bit more.
How did that come out, the celebrity room?
-How did it look?
-I loved it. It was a Cyndi explosion.
But is it something that commercially would rent?
Uh...perhaps, yeah. Depends on the client.
What did you think of Holly as a Project Manager, Bret?
I got to be honest - when we started,
I may have jumped to a conclusion real quick
that Holly wanted to do it cos she knew Jonathan Adler's work.
And the end result, she was fantastic.
In the beginning, we had a little bit of a snafu, let's just say,
cos I think she felt really under a lot of pressure.
-I didn't want to be Project Manager.
-Who should have been Project Manager?
-And why wasn't she?
-I don't know,
but I felt like it wasn't my at-bat.
Bret just came off a huge win. I came off a win before
I thought it was Cyndi's turn. And all we hear Cyndi say is, "Nobody cares about the gays.
"No-one's looking out for the gays." And I thought she needed to step up.
And I thought it was a great opportunity for her
-to make some money for...
-What about that, Cyndi?
OK. Gloves off.
I thought that Holly...
Holly said she knew of the designer
that was going to come and judge. I don't.
And when I went with her, I tried to get her
to go with statues and things that were imaginative.
-Didn't you do that?
-I certainly did.
So it wasn't like she had to focus me.
What does this have to do with gays? Holly, what does this have to do...
I'm trying to figure that out myself!
Cyndi's charity's very important to her
and I thought, since I had come off a really big win
and he had won 140 for his charity, she had only won 20,000...
I think part of the reason of being here is to win for your charity.
Holly, did you get along with Cyndi on this task?
Uh, actually, I kind of fell in love with Cyndi on this task.
-We got along really well.
-I got her to laugh.
-Why, is she not a laugher?
Really? I don't see you as that serious a person, Holly.
When it comes to this competition, and autism, I'm very serious.
-It's business. OK. I think that's good.
-How'd your team do?
And how are you getting along with Curtis?
-We love Curtis.
Now I'm getting jealous. Now...
He brought it. He brought his "A" Game.
So you really... You think he's...
-You think he's a good guy now.
-He is. He is a good guy.
He's going to marry one of my daughters.
He's going to cook for me at Christmas. We love him.
-Sharon, you didn't like Curtis very much at one point.
Initially. And Maria certainly didn't like him.
And now you really like him a lot.
Yeah, because I'm a big-mouth old bat who's...
You're not old.
-We're getting up there, but not yet.
And I just, you know - no tolerance, no tolerance.
And I open my mouth all the time.
And then I have to apologise for my bad behaviour
and realise he's fabulous.
How did you like working with them, Curtis?
I loved working with them. I had a lot of fun with Sharon.
-We went shopping.
-Who was better, Maria or Sharon?
Oh, they both really brought it in their own ways.
Maria worked super hard. Sharon, very resourceful.
She was on the phone as much as we were pegging it on the streets.
Both really stood out.
-Mr LeFrak, my good friend.
My good friend and for many years my good friend,
what did Jonathan Adler and Lee Curtis from BridgeStreeet
think of Rocksolid?
Well, they thought they did a rock-solid job.
-They did an excellent job.
Curtis did a great job putting the kitchen together.
They thought Sharon and he did a super job
in leverageing their celebrity status
to get about 100-some-odd-thousand dollars' worth
of free furnishings for the apartment.
And, you know, that was a very clever and effective way
to get a good job done, with one exception.
And that was that they thought the celebrity room
-fell a little short of what they had to do.
-Missed the "wow" factor
that you would expect in a celebrity room.
It looked a little bit too much like an ordinary media room.
So, Don, let me ask you, how did Tenacity do?
Well, the executives that I met with,
you know, they really actually...
Jonathan Adler loved your photos, Bret.
-Tell him thank you.
-He thought you were a professional photographer.
I knew he'd love you!
-He liked the room separator.
They thought that was a nice touch.
They thought the Buddha was placed perfectly,
that Cyndi's celebrity room was fun, bold and original.
They wish they'd seen more of that out of Rocksolid.
The cons were that there was a bit too much going on.
The suite looked much more cheap than Zen.
-And they really didn't like the sea foam green.
-Oh, they didn't?
It was pretty aggressive for a green.
OK, so it's the moment of truth.
The fact is that
the executives felt very, very strongly
about one of the apartments. They thought it was brilliant.
They thought it was really amazing
that you did so much in a short period of time.
And they felt...
They just thought you were great.
They thought yours was OK, Holly, but not spectacular.
They thought Rocksolid was fantastic.
Big turnaround in a week, Mr Trump.
By the way, Donald,
I've decided to double the prize this week.
-I think we'll make it 40,000.
-That's very nice.
Thank you so much. Thank you.
-Happy to do it.
So, Sharon, thanks to Richard
you're going to get 40,000 for your charity. What is it?
My charity is Cedars-Sinai Hospital,
Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme.
-That's a great group.
-Thank you so much.
-And thank you, Mr LeFrak.
-You're more than welcome.
-It means a lot.
-OK, go ahead. Thank you.
Good job, guys.
Well done, guys.
That's 40,000 free screenings for people.
Unfortunately, somebody's going to be fired.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
'I'm playing for the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme,'
associated with Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
'And it's so important for me personally'
because this hospital saved my life.
So, 40,000, and it means 40,000 colon-cancer screenings.
'I just want to make people aware'
and be able to help people get checked out.
You know, you've got to be checked.
-Here's to your charity, honey. Well done.
Cheers. Thank you so much.
Here we go.
Holly, are you nervous? You seem to really want to win. Are you nervous?
I always want to win. That's why I came here.
-Are you nervous?
-Right now? No, not particularly.
-What about you, Cyndi?
-Maybe last week.
I feel anxious
and a little upset about everything.
The executives felt strongly, their apartment was better.
So you're not upset about being here wrongfully, are you?
-No, I was upset about something else.
-You have to fight for yourself now because you could be a candidate.
-Good. I will. Fine.
Throughout this whole thing,
I was the one given all the shlep work,
and I was there carrying, humping, pulling the bags,
carrying the furniture in with the guys,
you know, doing all the grunt work.
But, Cyndi, why didn't you step up as Project Manager?
-Everybody says you should have.
-Because I don't have...
I do not furnish houses.
-Neither do I.
-I always work.
-You do so.
-None of us by trade are decorators or contractors.
Just cos I knew who Jonathan Adler was
doesn't mean I am Jonathan Adler.
I have not designed or decorated houses.
Yes, if someone shows me a fabulous Balinese bench,
I'll say, "Yes, I like that."
But that doesn't make me a designer by trade. I'm not.
Cyndi, the executives really like your work. They like your taste.
I don't know if you have good taste, but they loved your red room.
You've been a fashion icon in your own right for decades.
-But I've never furnished houses.
-Don't you think... But it translates across to design.
It's all a sense of style, right?
Especially if that sense of style has to do with celebrity.
Well, Holly, you're the Project Manager.
Why shouldn't I fire you? You lost. It wasn't really close.
You can blame Cyndi. You can blame Bret.
I'm not going to blame anybody. I'm just going to say that, yes...
But why shouldn't I fire you?
Because I came here to win.
I know, but they came here to win, too.
-Did you come to lose, Bret?
-Did you come to lose, Cyndi?
-You say you came to win, that's just words.
-But you have opportunities.
-Holly, it's words.
You came to win, they all came to win.
Goldberg came to win and he got his ass kicked.
At the same time, I have to say, you are a fighter.
-Would we say she's a fighter, Cyndi?
Yeah, but she's also a pain in the butt sometimes
because she's right, she's the boss and she does everything.
Wait a second. When Cyndi was Project Manager,
no-one could get a word out edgewise.
-She was more than bossy.
She was disrespectful to people.
-That was your project.
You had three people that said that.
-That's not true.
-This task, we got along fine,
but there were moments where I had to stop down
-and sort of babysit Cyndi.
-No, you didn't.
Bret saw that. I don't know if you want to say anything
-or you're just playing it cool...
-I'm just letting you talk. I've got plenty to say.
-But please finish.
-Bret, I'd like to hear what you have to say.
You've sort of been under the radar for this,
-and you missed a part of it.
Who should I fire, Bret?
Um, well, let me state the situation first.
No. I want an answer, Bret, or I'm going to fire you.
-I'm going to give you one.
-If you don't give me an answer, I'm going to fire you.
I've... Cyndi's room was the best room in the house,
but Cyndi also... I knew what they meant,
and this is what her rose and her thorn is.
She talks a lot. I had very little time.
Who'd I talk to?
-Cos you got mad at the guys.
-You were firing at the guys.
-You were flat-out rude to them.
-You can be rude to people, Holly.
-Not when you need them
to get through with what you have to do.
Cyndi's best blessing in life is she is an absolute star.
You're funny, your stories, I love them.
I don't tell no stories. I don't even talk any more!
I'm not throwing you under the bus. But in the situation we're in,
-I could hang with you every day - it's fantastic.
-No, you can't.
Well, if you're asking me...
-Not any more he can't, right, Cyndi?
All right, let's leave Bret out of it for a second.
-You still haven't given me an answer.
-He didn't answer!
-I got you.
I'm going to ask you in a second.
Cyndi, if you were me, who would you fire?
Because she's difficult. And because she's very negative.
But don't you find her very talented?
I think she's awesome. She dots all her dots.
But she's tough to work with.
-She's always doing all of it.
-And so I think, I think...
And I did everything I... There's no pleasing her.
Holly, I assume you're not going to say Bret -
I assume you're going to say Cyndi.
Why would you fire Cyndi over yourself as Project Manager?
Because Cyndi is, like,
so difficult to direct and redirect.
She's got this unbelievable creative mind,
but it's just, it's all over the place.
And it's very hard to direct her.
When Summer was here, Summer was my Cyndi whisperer.
She was the one that was able to say things to her when Maria and I couldn't
because it was difficult to connect with her. When Sharon was here,
-Sharon would just say, "Shut the
and then that'd be it, you know? Cyndi would listen to her.
-She'd tell you to shut the
-up, too, missus.
OK, which... No, she's never said that to me, but that's OK.
So, she would do that. And Bret was here.
I thought, "Bret and Cyndi, both rockers. They're able to connect with each other.
"He'll be the one able to redirect her
"and get her to be focused on what we're doing."
-And even he...
Even he at one point just walked up and said, "I can't."
And yet she did the best room.
She did a room that I allowed her to do
-and that I...
-There we go!
I did! Well, I charged you with that.
"Allowed"! That's how it's always been!
That's what Project Managers do, honey.
Even when I was the Project Manager, you sent me out!
We're talking about this. Since you went through this whole mea culpa
-that you don't understand interior decor.
-I lost my temper, I'm sorry.
And yet she came up with the best room of everybody.
-I gave her...
-No, she said, "Paint the room red."
-She came up with the best room.
You're saying that she said to paint it red?
-She said she wanted a red room.
So are you giving Holly credit for the room?
She said she wanted a red room.
I said, "I want a red room, and I want you to do it, Cyndi.
"This is where you shine." And that's where I put her in.
Cyndi, it doesn't seem, tactically, that was a smart thing to say -
everyone gave you credit for the room
and that was the best thing of the entire apartment.
I was with her the whole time at the prop house and she ran everything by me.
The thing that Holly's trying to say is
that, yes, Cyndi's room was great,
but Cyndi's not a good team player.
But she inspires so much.
Cyndi, why would you have said that
-the red was her idea?
-Cos I'm honest.
-Cos I'm honest.
-You are honest. Maybe too honest, in a certain way.
Here you are getting all this credit.
Bret, wouldn't she have been better off just not saying anything?
You're not lying if you don't say anything.
I would have probably kept my mouth shut in that situation.
But what I want to say in Holly's defence for one second,
I must state that Holly having to deal with
both of us of creative minds,
I'm hard to direct when I was on that team.
-You're hard to direct, apparently.
-You're not hard to direct.
-You were very effective.
But you had your hands full, no matter what.
And then in the morning, you were wishing it wasn't you.
You had your hands full.
Once I took it on, I took it on.
-You got it on.
-I was just shocked that she didn't step up.
But once I took it on, I did.
I think she did step up, though, in all fairness.
She did a room that everybody loved.
She did a room that was fantastic by every standard.
You may have picked the paint, but...
I didn't just pick the paint.
She ran everything by me, asked me about everything.
-Because you're the Project Manager.
And I had five other rooms to think about.
-OK, I'll ask you this.
-I was helping you with those five other rooms, missus.
-I certainly was!
-You undid stuff, but as far as vision...
-No, I didn't undo stuff.
I went and said, "This Buddha, Holly.
"Look at this chair. Put some colour in."
Yeah, but it just...
The way you work, it's like it takes twice as long
to get you on task as anyone else.
-I'm going to ask you to step out just for a minute, please.
Just step out. I want to speak to Richard and Don.
Tough decision. Not easy.
No, it never is.
I'll tell you one thing. All three of us want to stay here.
-Cyndi's a fighter, you're a fighter.
-We wouldn't be here up to this point
-if we didn't want to stay.
Or we would have just sat in there and not said anything.
I'm going to give you my two cents. They've been too easy on me in there.
They're never easy on me. Something is too off.
Like, I love it better when I get my balls busted.
I feel more at home.
They haven't busted my balls at all in there.
Something stinks for me. I haven't put my finger on it yet.
Richard, what do you think?
In my opinion, Bret took off. I'd fire Bret.
-Don, what would you do?
-You know, I was going to say Holly
until Cyndi said, "Holly was the person
"who gave me the inspiration for everything that was great about my part of the project."
I think that was just an incredible tactical error.
-I don't know how you can keep her after that.
-Very interesting. Amanda, let them in.
Let me get the door for you all.
Sit down, please.
All right, let me ask you this. Should I fire Bret...
Should I fire Cyndi, or should I fire you, Holly?
I think you got to fire Cyndi.
-I think he got to fire you.
-I'm way more focused.
I'm more focused.
I'm easy to direct. It's hard to redirect her.
She has snapped at and been so rude
to so many people that we needed in task,
including these lovely, gorgeous guys
that were there to help us.
I literally said to you, "Please do not yell at them."
Because when the chips are down, when situations are hard,
you got to be able to understand and be nice
-to the people that you're delegating work to.
-Bret, was Cyndi rude?
There was a couple times where she, in passion...
Was she rude or was she just a leader,
like, you know, "I want this done"?
There's a difference between being tough and smart
and being rude and stupid, right? Was she rude?
I wouldn't say rude,
but I'd say she was pretty aggressive with them
and more than we needed them to be.
She needs a little more honey in her than vinegar.
She alienates people that are just there to work for us.
But, Holly, she did the best room.
But I gave her the idea for the room.
-you said red!
-And I dele...
Cyndi, you told us that that was her idea.
-She said red! She said red!
-As the Project Manager...
No, and then I said, "I'm done up to here with the safe stuff,"
and I finally went in and said, "Let's have some freakin' fun
-"and bring the
-damn patent-leather furniture in."
-"And make it fun."
-And I was right there the whole time.
Saying, "Yes, let's do that." But they're talking about this room,
which was the best room in the house.
And I was right to put you in charge of that room -
-that was something they liked.
-You're taking credit for my work now.
-And I should be fired?
-I have to take credit for everything
-because I'm Project Manager.
-So you should be fired.
You should be, because it's very difficult...
-Cyndi, should you be fired?
In all fairness, Holly, whether you like Cyndi or not -
you obviously don't like her much...
-No, I do like her. It's just hard to work with her.
-She's got a great...
Yeah, but, you know, all genius are...
Did you ever hear that - Broadway shows -
He's not easy to work for, either.
The most brilliant actors and actresses on Broadway,
they say, are the most difficult, OK?
I mean, people are difficult
-if they have a certain intelligence.
When you disenfranchise people, they don't work for you
and that makes it more difficult for you to achieve the task.
That's what I had to work with. And Bret got a taste of it and he's being all cool now,
but, ooh, yesterday was a whole other story.
-I think that...
-I'm just letting you talk.
-I know you are, Bret.
-You got to be able to...
-I don't think you're that easy, Holly.
-I've said my peace.
I've said my peace.
Holly, can Bret keep up with you two?
Well, he was doing a better job in the apartment.
-In the room, he's being diplomatic.
-I'm not knocking it, Bret,
but I'm watching these two go at it and you're sort of sitting
and Mr LeFrak said, "Why not fire Bret?"
-Let me start by this. I...
-And I wouldn't have thought of it, frankly, but he's right.
I'm watching these two go at it. They have unbelievable spirit.
-You weren't here but in all fairness,
-you had our permission, so I can't do it on that.
But I wonder, can you really keep up with them?
Unfortunately, I'm overly passionate about what I feel.
I keep my temper down because when it blows, it's awful.
And so what I'm saying is
that I focus my energy and my passion.
I had to run 18 flights of stairs...
Yeah, but you don't have the same energy or passion
-as Cyndi or Holly right now.
-I do have the same.
-I'm being respectful.
-I don't think so. I don't know.
Temperature's getting pretty warm at the other side of the table.
I-I feel I gave 1,000%.
In 48 hours, I slept two hours to get back here.
But, Bret, I love what I see from these two in terms of passion.
She won in terms of the room.
You did nice photographs, but photographs are photographs.
You didn't do it to the same extent.
But she really did do a good job with that room.
-Don't you agree?
-Great job. But I was painting the wall and taking pictures out the window
while I'm doing this. I'm time managing,
running 18 flights of stairs, taking photos. I don't know what more I could done.
Could you see Bret being fired, Holly?
You know what I'm saying.
Whether you like Cyndi or not, and you don't like her much,
but you know what, she's got a great artistry,
-a great uniqueness.
-She does, but I'd never hire her to work for me.
I wouldn't hire you either, Miss Thing.
We're talking about for this particular task.
For this task, I loved what she did and I gave her the rope to do it.
And Bret, I just...
I want Bret just to be... Look. Bret's going to be who Bret is.
But I want Bret to be as strong about what he felt...
Is Bret as strong as Cyndi?
I thought he was effective during the task,
-but now he's just...
-Not very effective now.
What have I not said, Holly?
I don't know, it just seems to me that you're not very effective.
-I just want you to be...
-I disagree 1,000%.
What I'm saying is, Holly came out of the box not wanting to do it.
When she accepted the task, she did a fantastic job.
I did everything I could do, everything you could do,
and then let me say the one key element we're all missing.
She did one room. We did five or six.
-I helped her with every freakin' room!
I walked through courts with her!
-But I didn't see that part.
-I walked through the prop house with her.
We spent two or three hours in that prop house
focusing on your one room, which in the end paid off,
but I sat there and allowed that.
I made sure that, as Project Manager,
I helped direct you with that.
Look, I just felt like it was a very difficult task
in the time we had, and I did the best I could.
Bret, let me ask you this.
Do you have the same energy that these two have?
Both of them have a lot of energy. I feel I have just as much energy.
I feel that my place sometimes when they're having this discussion
-is not for me to butt in.
-But it is. When I ask a question, "Who should I fire?"
and you say, "Oh, I love Holly so much. I love Cyndi so much.
"They're so great and wonderful," it's like...
-No, I was just trying...
-Who should I fire?
-Because her time-management
and my time-management skills are not great,
and I think I'm bad and I think that she's worse.
But she's very creative.
And I think that Holly did a better job of managing our time.
Holly, do you think I should fire Bret?
No. I really don't.
And I didn't think
that you could even factor in the fact that he wasn't there.
But as I've been Project Manager three times,
there have been people who haven't been there.
So that's been an issue in trying to pick up the slack.
But I just was surprised with how well Bret came through.
And on the other hand, I think Cyndi
is very difficult to deal with.
In all fairness, Cyndi,
this is not the first time that this has come up.
And the thing I didn't like
was that I thought you did the room.
I thought it was your conception, your everything, including the colours and all.
But why did you tell me that it was Holly's idea to make the room red?
-And that was - excuse me.
That was one of the things that the executives liked so much.
And you know what? We all want to be truthful.
-Why? Cos I was truthful.
-You were very truthful.
I wouldn't throw her under the bus -
-I found her very difficult.
-I respect your truthfulness.
You didn't have to bring it up - that wouldn't be untruthful.
They liked Bret's pictures and the red room.
And the fact that you gave up, that you gave up the fact
-that Holly's idea was the red room...
Cyndi, I'm a big fan of yours. I love your music.
I love you. I think you're an amazing woman.
But why did you bring up the fact that it was Holly's idea?
Because it was true!
OK. Cyndi, you're fired.
-Thank you. Thank you.
Get out. Thank you.
Cyndi, I don't want to leave like this.
-It's like high school, Bret.
-It's not personal.
-What I found personal was time management, and that was bull
-and I found it really difficult...
-My time management sucks.
That's all right. It's fine. I'll see you.
-That wasn't easy.
-No. That was a tough choice.
Definitely tough, but you can't make tactical errors like that and make it through to the end.
I do not think Donald made the right decision.
It was Holly's apartment they didn't like, not my room.
I think Holly talks out of both sides of her mouth.
She can flatter people
but behind their backs, she can "Chh!"
Now that I'm not there, let's see how it goes without me.