Sixteen celebrities are chosen by the most powerful name in
real estate to play out the ultimate job interview for
Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald J. Trump
Trump Entertainment LLC & Mark
Trump Tower, NYC
9p ET Sun, NBC
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The NBA playoffs are on the horizon and fittingly,
We have a basketball related task on the horizon. So after Selita delivers her
check from last week to Shine on Sierra Leone we learn about the new challenge.
Each team will be charged with creating a 30 sec TV spot and 10 sec viral
internet ad for Right Guard Deodorant. Each team will be assigned an NBA athlete
(either Scottie Pippen or Clyde Drexler) and will need to sell the fact that
this is a high performance deodorant. The Right Guard execs will choose the
The teams pick their PMs and this week it is Curtis vs. Holly. As a second note,
the women will be down two players as Cyndi is headed to a Washington D.C. for
an event with President Obama and Sharon has become so ill that she is getting
treatment. So maybe with even teams the men have a chance.
How about a little physical action first? As a bonus teams we asked to shoot
free throws with the first team to sink one winning $10K for their team's
charity. The winner: Maria, in 6-inch heels.
Now back to the task.
RockSolid is off and running with Bret Michaels' creative juices flowing. He has
an idea where two kids win an NBA all-star for a day and basically get to
physically punish him, yet no matter how much work they make him do, he still
doesn't stink because of Right Guard. Curtis likes the idea and the team in
Tenacity, which this week shall be known as the Holly Robinson-Peete show, is
doing whatever Holly says. She wants to be a mom with a child that is getting
his first bout of body odor, or funk. Enter Scottie Pippen as the "Funky
Godfather" (can't make this stuff up folks). With the help of Right Guard, he
cures the odor and the kid can grow up to be a man without the fear of funk.
So with both teams on track, we may have an actual battle on our hands.
Sadly, the party is sombered by Bret Michael getting news that his daughter had
blood sugar spill into her urine and may be diabetic. Bret is a diabetic and
can't imagine his daughter having to live the same lifestyle. He's hurting, but
he sucks it up as he awaits final test results.
Upon arriving at the studio, Bret is freaked that they do not have the apartment
setup that he needed for his idea. Bret wants to change the entire idea. Curtis
waffles but eventually pushes back and makes the original idea happen. Goldberg
is grabbing the props.
Ivanka checks in on RockSolid and Curtis admittedly lies his face off. Ivanka is
impressed by the level of calm exhibited by the boys. See folks, lying to your
boss is a good thing.
Holly is directing and starring in Tenacity's ads. George Ross chuckles at the
acting and the girls take this as a good sign. That's what mom jeans and abusing
kids with a magic wand of deodorant can do.
Both athletes do a great job in their acting performances. Especially Clyde who
took about 25 basketballs to the gullet.
But acting is nothing if the editing stinks. Holly and Maria butt heads in the
edit suite. It seems that Maria just wants to help but Holly reads it as Maria
plotting her position for the boardroom.
The guys are perfectly jovial and enjoying their editing. Bret is so happy that
he is almost forgetting about the issues plaguing his family. That's it to the
guys' story. It's pretty rock solid at RockSolid.
The women are back to fighting now that Cyndi has returned from DC. Holly did a
VO jingle of "funky godfather" and Cyndi thinks she can improve it by adding her
own voice. I wouldn't be one to argue with a music legend, but then again this
is the Holly show. Holly is peeved, but she does relent and guess what. the
audio track is much improved.
Meanwhile the audio on the women's project has now regressed. Holly left Maria
alone in the editing suite and apparently the final audio track has changed and
Holly isn't happy. Maria claimed she asked Holly to look at it earlier, but
Holly never did. Will the change cost the ladies?
Both teams make solid presentations (aside from Cyndi's aloofness) and in the
boardroom, The Donald airs both ads for both teams. The ads are entertaining and
both teams believe that their ad is better. The big differences are that the men
did 2 separate concepts for their 30 sec and 10 sec ads, while the women
basically edited down their 30 sec spot to a shortened version. Also, the men
focused on selling to the teen male audience while the women focused on selling
to the mothers.
So who wins? Well, the ad execs explained in early meetings that the person
controlling the deodorant purchase is more often than not the young male, so
RockSolid, you have staved the bleeding! RockSolid wins.
Yet in the same breath they lose. Michael Johnson heads to Trump's office and
quits before he even finds out the men won! He cites "personal reasons". Darryl
Strawberry must feel really great about falling on the sword 2 weeks ago now.
Tenacity will be headed to the boardroom for the first time in 3 weeks. Will the
claws come out?
So who should be fired? Summer targets Cyndi and Sharon, but Trump says that
they are not up for consideration. That's a pile of BS. Holly thinks so too. As
the men watching in the suite put it, the love fest is over.
Cyndi then takes advantage of her pseudo-immunity and rails on Holly saying that
she was disrespected when it came to the audio mixing. Holly fires back saying
that Cyndi should shut her mouth as she's not even in front of the firing squad.
Cyndi eventually quiets and can't even answer Trump directly when he asks if he
should fire Holly.
Summer is re-asked who should be fired and she will only answer that Holly is
the strongest member of the team. Really? You forget about yourself Summer?
Holly brings Selita and Maria back into the boardroom and Maria isn't having it.
She and Holly argue over the changes to the audio in the edit, but it wasn't the
editing that lost them the task. Selita is criticized for her lack of effort.
She did spend a good amount of time getting soda for Scottie, but she doesn't
defend herself. Then Maria and Holly argue some more and Trump reaches his
While Holly may have been responsible for the task, Selita showed no fire or
desire to continue in the competition, so Selita, you're fired!
I'd make the argument that Holly dodged a bullet, but all that matters is that 2
people left the show this episode and she wasn't one of them. The battle
continues next week!
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