On the Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet last night, John Rich hinted that last night’s Celebrity Apprentice was going to be one with a huge amount of money raised for charity. He said it was so much that Donald Trump did something he’d never done before on the Celebrity Apprentice.
The teams had to create art and then sell it, to see who could raise the most money.
Each team knew they had done really well. Donald Trump told them that he would give each team the money that they had raised if both teams would agree, instead of having the total all go to one charity. The teams agreed.
John Rich led the men’s team and raised over $600,000: a record for the show. Well, a record until the women’s team amount was announced. Marlee Matlin was the Project Manager and was just $14,000 shy of raising $1 million.
Donald Trump gave the women’s team the choice: since everyone had done so well, he didn’t have to fire anyone on last night’s Celebrity Apprentice. Or, he would still fire someone if they wanted. Marlee Matlin said that the women’s team was tired of losing and that their firings were just business, not personal and that someone should be fired from the men’s team.
Another Celebrity Apprentice first: Donald Trump allowed the women to stay in the board room to be a part of the discussion about who should be fired. The women’s team thought that Richard Hatch should be fired, since he didn’t raise any money. The men’s team lobbied for Gary Busey, since he can’t focus.
Donald Trump agreed with the women and fired Richard Hatch on last night’s Celebrity Apprentice.