I have a confession to make: I like to watch Celebrity Apprentice. I’m not sure why I’m so intrigued by it, but I must admit, this season looked particularly juicy (I mean, Gary Busey…are you kidding me?).
And as inspired as I was by last year’s season (Bret Michaels won, in case you are not up on your Celeb trivia), I am now as disappointed in the start of this year’s run.
On Sunday night, Niki Taylor was the project manager with the task of corralling some pretty intense personalities on the women’s team. I won’t go into all the details here, either you’re a fan and you know how the episode went, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, in which case, just hang tight a bit longer (I’ll make it worth your while I promise!).
The upshot is that the women’s team lost the challenge and as is the custom, Donald Trump offers the project manager the opportunity to plead her case and bring 2 team members back to the boardroom for someone to be fired.
Soooo…when Niki was asked who she wanted to bring back, she didn’t bring back anyone. What was she thinking??!!
Well, I think she was thinking about her integrity. You see, Niki managed to get the women’s team to regroup and work, for the most part, cooperatively; which meant that everyone pretty much did the tasks that they were assigned.
Taylor said it was her team; she was project manager, and if blame was to be assigned, it should go to her…end of story…or is it?
Here’s the thing, there was another team member…here’s a hint…do you know the way to San Jose? Dionne Warwick was argumentative, annoying, and made fun of Niki for being “kind” and “can’t we all just get along” and the final zinger “I got your number hussy”…um really?
Don’t get me wrong, Dionne is a diva, a grand dame, and at 70 years old, she can pretty much do whatever the hell she wants; however that does not excuse rudeness and pettiness in my book.
What disappoints me more than anything else is the fact that someone who shows class, responsibility, accountability, integrity, and dignity is “fired”…that totally sucks. Because Niki was right…it wasn’t like someone on the team didn’t fulfill her responsibilities or slacked off; ultimately she made the decisions and accepted the responsibility.
And I get the fact that it’s entertainment, ratings, blah, blah, blah…I get it. But in a world where there are too few female role models who own who they are without compromising values, it seems like the wrong person left the boardroom this episode.
Do you watch the show? What do you think?