Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Recap: Celebrity Apprentice Ep. 1, May the Gods of Good Pies Be With Us! And may the Abominable Snowman never eat another check of yours again.

Sweeping shots of New York City as violins and drums pound out an exciting little diddy. The music of CA has always been fun, it kind of sets you up to expect Tommy Lee Jones looking over the roof in a U.S. Marshal jacket radioing in the location of the fugitive. But alas it's just Trump on the roof this time in that thick wool duster of his, making his usual snake oil promises that this season will be bigger and better than ever.

Wow, 78 D-listers have, some eagerly some reluctantly some kicking and screaming, agreed to be on this show over its fourteen seasons. I don't know, does Stephen Baldwin really count as a celebrity or is he just the brother of a celebrity?

I think we all pretty much know the teams now so I won't go through them in detail, but some of the highlights are from the men's team, high school prom king turned shark slayer Ian Ziering, the off-the-market member of the Jonas brothers, and Lorenza Lamas, who after all this time can still make pretty much anything he says sound sexual, including that he's "withholding nothing." Yes please, Mr. Grey. Gilbert Gottfried is "legendary"? I thought he was just annoying.

The women's team. Hey, how come Ian is just a silly little shark slayer, but Vivica Fox, who was in the same movie, actually worse the sequel, is a "movie star"? Lol. Trump has always favored women, no big surprise.

I think "T.V. personality" is a nicer way of saying you're infamous. Which is how they describe Kate, who is wearing a very busy dress in front of a clothes line, holding a stack of, you guessed it, eight lunch boxes. Why would the nanny be packing their lunches out by the clothes line? I don't know, I don't care. Ok, the clip they show of Kate is kind of funny I have to say. She's in a wedding dress and she quips to Geraldo, "stop telling them I have eight kids they will run faster!" Geraldo seems to have a sense of humor, he lets out a big laugh. I mean as long as the kids aren't hurt by that, hehe. By the way, the way she says "faaaaster" is sooo southern PA. She has never bothered to try to sound less regional as any celeb who is serious about their career would try to do. In fact I'm not sure she is even aware how she sounds to someone not from the area.

Well now we know what started the tension between Kate and Brandi. Kate is just a "personality." But Brandi is a "reality megastar." What? Lol.

As a big fan of snowboarding I am super stoked that Jamie Anderson is recognized as a "celeb" and invited to join the cast. I think with two Olympians on the women's team they have a distinct advantage. Olympians historically do very well on competitive reality shows, I think because their work ethic is off the charts and work ethic will, wouldn't you know it, get you far.

Leeza Gibbons! She says she will win, and I'm going to bet she will probably at least make the finals. See, someone like Leeza can get away with saying I'm going to win because she just might. When someone like Kate puffs such nonsense, it's just embarrassing. I have a teeny tiny connection to Leeza Gibons, in that she is a friend of an old employer. I never met her, but I heard a lot about her, and apparently she's just all patience, kindness and professionalism. And she works her butt off, as most celebs who make it as far as she has do. I noticed that on that addicting housewife show she showed up to Brandi's housewarming party recently in L.A. Truly, she didn't have to do that. It's not like she needs the publicity. Of note, Leeza Gibbons is a true southern girl from South Carolina, highly educated in their prestigious university system. But you would never know from the way she speaks she's southern. She dropped it, obviously, because that's what you do.

Well on a positive note,  I know who more of these people are than usual. When I don't know who celebs are I feel old.

Lol, the only clip I can see of Kate in all the preview clips is her doing a big "O" face. Somebody probably told her she's lazy again. She's such a doofus.

Geraldo's been shot at and had knives drawn on him. And that was just when he took his shirt off and posted a selfie on Twitter. But of course nothing compares to a D-lister more or less fake reality show. Why is everyone walking to the meeting point alone and from different directions? I thought they were all staying in the same hotel. Number one rule of traveling, stay together!

I guess I'm not the only one with Direct TV issues, at this point my DVR recording of this freezes on Trump making one of his grand gestures in O.J.-esq black gloves, about to loudly say something. Then it cuts to a minute later and all of a sudden everyone is lined up in a plaza and Trump is saying something about how you believe in global warming yet you're out here freezing your ass off. Heh, great point. I'm confident I didn't miss a thing of substance.

Do you know Pie Face shops? Trump asks. Does it matter? Only two people do, the doughy Jonas brother and Vivica Fox, whose diet I doubt permits pies. They're going to be creating and selling their own celebrity pies. The way that's phrased sounds vaguely cannibilistic, but I assume he means celebrity pies because they were designed by celebs. Kate looks a bit dazed, like she needs the teacher to go over all this again. He's not going to go over it again, Kate. The Cake Boss is going to judge this and the team with his favorite pie gets a bonus. Wait, the same Cake Boss who pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated last month? I hope he takes a limo to the competition. I'm kind of scratching my head here wondering why he wasn't swiffered from this episode like other celebs who go wrong. So, which crimes get you banished from our T.V.'s for all eternity and which ones are okay? I can't keep up. They're to go back to their hotel and pick a team name, which is usually good fun and ripe for conflict.

It's New York in winter so it's freaking cold of course. You can tell who is a celebrity wuss and who is not. Some of the celebs are shivering, flushed, and practically jumping up and down, and Gilbert whines twice about wanting to go back inside. Other celebs, like Geraldo and Leeza and that sexy baseball player, also Brandi who is pretty much naked from two inches below her butt down, are standing there perfectly poised, comfortable as a hot toddy, as if they were in Martinique not Manhattan. You can tell who is cut out for this and who is not based on this alone. Trump asks if anyone has questions, but Kate's too chicken to ask him to go over all this again.

I always love this part, team name picking. Is there no heat in their vast, purple hotel suite? Half the women, including Kate, aren't taking their jackets off. Trojan horse, Keshia suggests. No Keshia, that's condoms. Ha, leave it to Brandi to say the same thing! Girl after my own heart.

Uh oh, Brandi wants "Gold" and Kenya want's "Infinity." Brandi explains they don't like each other. How did that happen, they're not even on the same Housewives show! Ha. It's Brandi, so apparently conflict even crosses over to Housewife shows she's not even on. Infinity sounds too Buzz Lightyear to me, but this is what they go with.  Kate opens her mouth ever so slightly to say something but everyone's talking over her and she quickly retreats. She's such a big talking fool. She really is a classic bully. She will push you around backwards and forwards as long as she's the bigger and stronger one. The second you place the bully in a room full of bullies, she shrivels up and dies. Unless it was edited out, she doesn't say a thing the entire discussion. If she did say something, it wasn't interesting.

The men are next door and after making a few misogynistic comments get down to  business. I feel like all the team names the men suggest have been used before. The usual ones of Velocity, Tornado, etc. Geraldo insists that they be called Vortex because of their bad winter, even though the rest of the team is like ehhh, yeah we'll write that one down and think about it. A lot of these men live on the West Coast and haven't experienced the winter Geraldo is talking about, so I'm not surprised this vortex thing doesn't resonate with them. I agree with the Jonas brother, what a vortex is, a storm that sort of churns in a circle and goes nowhere, doesn't really make sense to call a team. I like the Jonas brother, he seems bright for a celebrity.

It's time for the women to pick a project manager, and now Kate speaks up of course, because when you don't want to be PM it's a good idea to jump right into this conversation so the arrow doesn't land on the strong silent one. Well played. She invites the ladies to raise their hand and volunteer for it, and Keshia actually volunteers. Kate is quick to jump in and approve of this. Anybody but Kate, right Kate? She's so transparent. It doesn't make any logical sense she wouldn't at least consider being PM for a cooking challenge, given that's all she apparently does. But she went into this knowing she wanted to avoid being PM at all costs, even if the challenge is cooking, organizing and masterminding all wrapped up in one.

Bear with me for some serious D-lister reality show strategy talk. Keshia says this is a big risk. It is, sort of. Not really though. It's really, really smart. You have an entire team of women you can pin down to blame if you lose. And if you win, you're the hero. Yes, if you lose you will automatically go into the boardroom, but you will be able to take two sure-fires in with you, so you're probably safe. And, now you don't have to volunteer to be PM again for at least several more tasks, maybe even until the later half of the show, thus drastically reducing your chances of being fired in the meantime. Good move, Keisha, and I'm surprised she was the only one to volunteer. Surely someone like Leeza would have thought of this too.

Their plan so far is to use social media to spread the pie news. Brandi and Shawn will be in charge. What, Kate isn't volunteering for that either?

Did you notice that Brandi has her seat raised up really high? She's tall to begin with but with her seat raised up she towers over everyone. I read once that the height you sit at plays a major role in the dynamics of the room. If you want everyone to feel comfortable or equal to you, try to sit at the same height as them. If you want to make people uncomfortable and you want to dominate, sit higher. Brandi would be just clever enough to read the management books that explain as such.

Piers Morgan stops by. Kate is in her element, grinning that big toothy grin, loving all this pseudo-celeb shoulder brushing. Piers then delivers the somber news that any one of these ladies will turn on Keshia at any moment. Heh, yes. He suggests Keshia be very clear about who is doing what so that no one can weasel their way out in the boardroom. Damn, he's onto Kate already. And she knows it: There's a close-up of Kate, and I swear to God she looks scared. Like completely out of her element in-over-her-head scared. Which, she should be. I've truly never seen a celeb on this show with this kind of meek body language, and I've watched all 14 seasons. Piers says no, no, no, social media is not going to win this task, the high rollers will.  Again, 100% true. Hundreds of $50 donations are useless if you can just bring in one person to donate $50,000. I'm a little shocked the ladies didn't realize this themselves.

Big surprise, Geraldo is going to be PM for the men. In this case they are wise to just let him do what he wants, he'll self destruct soon enough. In just a few minutes it's obvious how self-absorbed, and obnoxious, Geraldo is. Now he's name-dropping his time in Somalia and Tora Bora. That's nice but it has nothing to do with what we're talking about. He fancies himself the teacher, the mentor, the medicine man. Everyone else is just a grasshopper.

My favorite Trump adviser Ivanka enters--not counting the great Carolyn Kepcher of course.



The Trump kids are generally a big improvement over their father, which is all one can hope for when you have kids. Ha, she calls Geraldo naive, which is a classy woman's way of saying cocky. Trump sort of slobbers over his celebs at times, in contrast Ivanka just doesn't care and tells it like it is. Ivanka's all like yeah I've seen this confidence before and it doesn't pan out. Lol.

Gilbert says he has a picture of the Jonas brother in his bedroom. Creepy is not funny. Ha, Ian already hates Geraldo. He's like, pardon me my name is pronounced I-an not E-an. It's always been I-an and it always will be I-an. Lol!

Ivanka admits she's a huge 90210 fan, it was basically her childhood. Ah Ivanka, at our age, whose childhood wasn't? Geraldo puts on his professor's cap again and says, his pinky finger practically pressed to the corner of his mouth, that 90201 "was a pace-setting, pop cultural program of that era." Next he'll be smoking a pipe and playing backgammon in the library. As pretentious as he sounds, it's actually quite true. "Dylan and Brenda and Kelly," Ivanka goes on poetically. Wow, she really is a superfan. And Dylan and Brenda? That's old school, original 90210. Respect.

90210 really was a great show. Who could forget this poignant gem about every parent's worse nightmare: all you were trying to do was hug your child and a pack of cigarettes falls out.


"I don't even inhale. Hardly." Lol.

The men are also stuck on this tweeting/social media thing, shockingly making the same mistake the women are. I really don't care there are twenty gazillion Jonas brothers fans. They're all like 21 and broke, so it's not going to help. #BadIdea. I don't know if they intended this but when Ivanka leaves you can see the pretty breakfast spread from craft services in the background. Coffee, teas, pastries. No one is roughing it.

Commercials!

We're back. Somebody in production really loves messing around with timelapse shots. And timelapse shots on a slow moving dolly too, which does look like good fun. He or she has a timelapse nerd's dream job.

Only fifteen minutes in and it's already been established Geraldo is a douche. He says their task is "incredibly complicated," they have to make pies and raise money. Is he being sarcastic? I find that insulting to anyone in the restaurant business. Running a bakery or any other food service venue is darn hard work, and many fail. It's actually a very complicated industry, and it's rather rude to dismiss it like this, oh it's so easy even a shirtless Gerlado could do it. Shush up. Oh, no, Geraldo's one of those PMs who wants to have a bunch of useless meetings first. The Jonas brother can't hold back anymore, he's like I think we should be working and baking pies not meeting.

Over at the women's team, they're focused on the bonus money they would get if the Cake Boss thinks their pie is the best.  Heh, Kate starts talking about apple pie and Keshia literally turns her back on her and keeps talking about a blueberry-pear pie. Funny.

Kate has a halfway decent idea for their savory pie, a taco pie. Keshia likes it, and says she has a great recipe for enchiladas. Apparently the flavors will be the same, but Kate is stuck on calling it "taco pie" and Keshia on "enchilada pie." Kate does one of those passive aggressive moves where it's like, well it's your decision but it's your funeral if you don't pick my idea.  Brandi says Kate loves the sound of her own voice. Ha. I think calling it a taco pie probably is a better idea, I think it will play better because people are much more used to "taco" being transformed, such as taco pizza, but Brandi is right, it's a minor point and stupid argument and they're wasting time. Thankfully Keshia seems to realize this is dumb and says fine we'll call it taco-enchilada pie, done. Lol, that's like saying Chicago deep dish-NYC style pizza pie! I think she should have just told Kate to STFU it's going to be enchilada pie. It's two completely different dishes and rather insulting to anyone who knows Mexican food, but whatever. By the way, this is where Kate doesn't understand, well, basic human interaction. When you're brainstorming, you throw out an idea, like say taco pie. Then that idea reminds somebody of some wonderful recipe they have, enchiladas, and gets them thinking about a similar, but perhaps better, idea. That's what happened here, and instead of just sucking it up and yielding to Keshia (even if taco pie really is the marginally better idea), Kate turned it into a battle of wills. It's her classic M.O. and why she sucks at dealing with people. The thing is, she could have killed two birds with one stone here if she just went along, by making Keshia happy because Kate supports "her" idea and for sort of taking half-credit for the idea at the same time because by Kate suggesting tacos, Keshia thought of enchiladas. I think Kate would be well within her rights for claiming in the boardroom some credit for an enchilada pie. What's not going to happen in a million years, however, is anyone going into the boardroom because enchiladas were decided on over tacos, so there is no point to this argument, as Brandi said. Kate's just so dumb and never thinks strategically or smart at all, and statistically she will fail at this show.

Kate says she'll be great at the baking part of this because DRINK she has eight kids she cooks for. This is where Kate is not that bright. Well, if this is so up your alley why aren't you project manager then? Idiot, don't announce how good you are at this task, you just look like a fool now for avoiding PM. Already Kate's throwing Keshia under the bus, saying she, Kate, had to do the delegating on the task and assign the jobs. We don't really see much of Kate "delegating." Rather she is mostly just arguing with Jamie who is suggesting they just eyeball things. There was at least one shot of Keshia specifically delegating a couple of the other contestants to take inventory of the ingredients available at Pie Face, so Kate is full of it.

I would think a snowboarder would be pretty good at eyeballing things. For just some seasonings for something savory, I think eyeballing is fine, but that is not okay with Kate. Really what happened is the rest of the team went off to do something important and left Jamie behind to babysit Kate.

The sweet pie for the men will be the Jonas brother's wife's pudding pie with a graham cracker crust, which sounds incredible, and for savory Lorenzo's low-calorie chicken pot pie. That's really smart, a low-cal option. Just when the men are looking good over there, organized and running like a machine, they burn about 600 pie crusts. Oops.

Commercials, and when we come back we join the women again.

Jamie and Kate, and even Keshia, are pretty happy with how the pie fillings have turned out. I guess Kate gave up on her taco pie, because without blinking an eye she is now calling it "enchilada pie." Ha. She probably consulted with Steve that night who advised her to just let this one go. Per Kate, Kate was more or less in charge of the enchilada pie and Jamie the sweet pie. This fact will be important later so take note. Kate and Jamie seem to work pretty well together and are all lovey dovey. Jamie is either in the honeymoon stage of this relationship or is experiencing some kind of bizarre Stockholm syndrome or both, but I doubt this will last.

Kate thinks that good pies are crucial. Not really. It doesn't matter if you serve pies full of tacks to people, but for the Cake Boss bonus. And while that is definitely something to devote at least a couple people to chasing after, where this task is at, which has been explained to them extensively, is the donations. It doesn't matter if the person eats the crappy pie they paid for as long as they get the money. No high roller is going to refuse a big donation because the pie was crap, that's not the point. While Kate measures and stirs and worries about the wrong things, the rest of the ladies with actual connections are working the phones, with Leeza and Keshia getting several people to commit to donations.

NBC has some nerve keeping in the interview with Keisha where she talks about what a wonderful philanthropist Bill Cosby was. Wow, kind of a slap in the face to everyone else who has taken a stand against him.

I don't quite understand what Gilbert is trying to do here. He's rounding up a hodge podge of people to stop by, including a Howard stern look-a-like, a fire eater and some comics. I don't understand that. They're trying to raise money here, not replicate Hollywood Blvd. This is all wrong, but he says he's desperate to look like he's contributing somehow. Poor guy. By the way, on Hollywood Blvd. those guys are mostly ignored and they probably would be in Manhattan too. I think Terrell Owens is the only person on the planet who would describe Gilbert as "a breath of fresh air." Everyone else wants the Febreeze.

DRINK, Kate is carefully writing the number "8" on each little pie. I think the average person would be confused by that. Eight crazy nights? Figure eight? It's just so irrelevant and weird. Then again the men's artwork of Geraldo's face on the pies looks more like a field of mushrooms so who am I to complain.

Ohh, Shawn is going to put together a PicStitch to promote this. I love that app. Kate's all pissy they're all worried about social media and not paying attention to her, and rounds them up to help finish up the pies.

Brandi's intimidated by the Jonas brother's twitter following but like I said what good is a large following if they have no money to show for it? Brandi's the one who is friends with actual millionaires. Or was she not on speaking terms with Lisa when this filmed, I can't keep it straight but it sure is fun to try.

Shawn and Keshia say that everyone should go on social media to promote overnight, and Shawn emphasizes they should talk to and interact with their followers. Did Kate do any of what she was instructed? I don't remember but I don't think so. Kenya doesn't think social media is going to help and I agree. If turnout were a determining factor it would be. It's simply not. You could have five people show up but as long as they're rich, you'll win. Dare I say social media is a waste of time on this task. You'll get plenty of people who just walk by on the street to make it look fun and happening. That said, when your project manager asks you to do something you either need to do it or respectfully explain why you shouldn't have to do it and then if they still want you to do it do it anyway. Passive aggressively refusing to do what was asked is immature.

Jonas brother was offended Geraldo never really checked on the bakers all day. Ha, two of the men already hate this guy, Ian and Jonas brother, and we're only a half hour in. In fairness though, I don't think Geraldo really needs to check on them unless they ask for help. He needed to be hustling on the phone getting donors, which is exactly what he was doing all day. It really doesn't matter if 600 pies are burned, it just doesn't, and I hate to say it but Geraldo gets this task. Get something that looks like a pie on a plate and get some money for it, you don't need to babysit. Jonas brother said if this task wasn't a fundraising task we'd be mismanaged. But it was a fundraising task, so what does it matter what should have been done if it wasn't? I like Jonas well enough, but his hate for Geraldo is coloring his judgment.

It's morning, and after a few more dizzying time lapses, we join the women in the hired cars. Keshia has a serious discussion with the team about who has brought in what donations. Kate literally hides behind Kenya for this one not saying a word. In fact in several of the shots her seat looks empty, lol! Kenya is really pissed off that Keisha won't call Bill Cosby to give a donation. Keisha said she is too concerned about him not being in NYC, because he or someone else has to physically bring in the check for it to count. Eh, sounds like kind of a lame excuse, says Kenya, he surely has people. Without context, Kenya would be completely right. It looks suspiciously like Keshia could be selfishly saving her high roller for a later task when she really needs him, which many a celeb has tried to do before. Then again in hindsight, maybe she didn't want to ask him for money because sexual favors would be expected in return. A disturbing thought but a real possibility. But there's no way Kenya could have possibly known way back in February when this was filmed about that horrible dynamic so I can't be upset with her. I do find NBC's decision to keep this all in the show terribly tacky and even disrespectful to the victims, however.

It doesn't influence me one way or the other that Keshia has later defended Bill Cosby, says she loves him and he was generous. Many victims have defended the perpetrator, I guess it's part of the denial many people go through. I hope to God she was never harmed (which if you listen closely, she never actually denies she was), but only she knows the truth.  Keshia also explained in this later interview that she actually hasn't spoken to Bill Cosby in ages and that it would be pretty uncomfortable to suddenly ask him for a bunch of money. I wish she would have just explained that then, since it's understandable. I get it. She loves him, she had a great time working with him, but they lost touch. Happens all the time. Imagine calling up some good high school friend you lost touch with 20 years ago and asking for money. Weird, right? That dynamic is not different just because your old best friend is a celeb. I get it, he may have been a good friend in a past life but there's no real relationship today and he's not someone she would call. I guess the lingering unanswered question is did you really just "lose touch" or heaven forbid, did something precipitate this?

The men are setting up all their promotional materials, and Jonas brother is wondering how did it happen that on their posters Geraldo is three times as big as anyone else with the word "celebrity" right next to his huge head? Yes, shouldn't it be "celebrities"? Haha, the joys of a narcissist as your PM, Jonas brother. Jonas brother acts like he's never encountered such a disorder in all his showbiz years. I can't imagine that.

Some of them are passing out flyers to people on the street, which I see as a complete waste of time. You don't know that any of these people could afford to donate a few bucks let alone thousands. Haha, typical New Yorker wants to know who exactly the celebs are at this thing. Cause like, if it's lame celebs, I'm not bothering, I've got a yoga class at 1 I'm not missing for just anyone. That's such a great moment that epitomizes our current D-lister celebrity culture.

Gilbert is puttering around trying to make people laugh with lame prostate jokes and other such nonsense. Geraldo tells him to go out there and supervise the balloons. Aw. The Jonas brother just hates Geraldo by now and is getting all defensive for Gilbert. I mean, Gilbert does seem kind of useless and bothersome. He's one of those comedians completely socially awkward and helpless when not on stage, much like Robin Williams was widely reported to be, God rest his soul. I think people like that probably get into comedy for that reason, as an escape from a world that is more difficult for them than it is for people like us. I'm not sure what Geraldo is supposed to do with Gilbert nor do I expect him to spend time on this problem.

We cut to the women and oh man I wish we saw what led up to this little dust up but Keshia is looking extremely annoyed and tells Kate we need to stop talking and just make pies. Haha. Kenya is getting frustrated because on the one hand no one seems to know what their role is (except Kate, Keshia was clear her role is to shut up and bake), and on the other hand Kenya says Keshia is micromanaging and should consult with them more. Eh, in a group this size with a task this dense there isn't much time for that. While it's a good idea to PM early, I kind of forgot that the disadvantage is managing a huge group with lots of personalities and weak links. That can be very hard, as it's proven to be for both PMs.

Hehe, Keshia is complaining about more people getting on the piping of the pies and Kate takes it personal, like she's not doing her job or something. Keshia admits she feels Kate is getting "tired." Lazy, tired, whatever. And, really, tired? The real task hasn't even started. Good grief. Kate says a good manager finds what you're good at, assigns you to that task, and then walks away leaving you to it. Hey, that sounds just like how she raises her children, too.

The pies aren't really turning out. They're sticking to the containers and some are bursting or crumbling apart. Hey, Kate, did you poke holes in the pies or grease the pie tins, which is pretty much cooking 101? No, it can't be the pies suck, but Kate made them and she wrote a cookbook! Somebody must have sabotaged them to make her look bad. Probably Brandi. Some of the ladies would prefer to give them a taste test. For curiosity sake alone I would support that. No, it's not about the pies, Keshia says, which I suppose is true. It all feels very stressful and Shawn is kind of getting upset. Irony of ironies Kate gives her advice that what is important is how she reacts to this unfortunate situation. Maybe that reaction is a lawsuit, or stick Bullyville on Keshia, but the reaction is indeed what's important. It does not surprise me in the slightest that Kate is palling around with the early 20-somethings like Jamie and Shawn, the women she feels she can have the upper hand with, can give advice to, act as a cooler version of their mom. Of course she doesn't dare take up with somebody actually her age like Brandi or Kenya. What a cowardly fool.

Doors open, and donations are already coming in for the men from Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Bill O'Reilly doesn't actually show up, but he sends a big burly man to go eat a pie and donate in his stead, which is funny. Jonas brother flat out loathes Geraldo at this point, you can tell he just wants to kill him for standing in the middle of the room and blocking traffic. He is too much of an overseer, complains Jonas brother, who was just complaining Geraldo wasn't overseeing enough earlier.

Over at the ladies, Kenya and Vivica are not happy with the lack of oversight from Keshia, who is busying herself collecting money and not really paying much attention to the big picture. $40 donations are flat out useless, get these people out of there. Finally some higher rollers show up, it's implied mostly from Leeza I think. I'm not sure what Kate's up to other than posing for a photo, texting on her phone, and saying hi to people at the door. I'm sure she was texting her kids of course. Brandi doesn't think this is really hustling, which, it's not. Schmoozing with people at the door is not necessary, Brandi says. She's right. They're already in, just collect their money and get them out. It really is a dollars in task. It's really not about a cozy restaurant environment with a yummy, steaming pie. Sure that all is nice if you can do that, but it's not at all important to the goal. The task is not create a nice restaurant with great food. It's not Restaurant Wars, which Kate seems confused about. Also can I just say Kate's not good at schmoozing anyway. Some of the clips they show she's awkward and avoids eye contact, and the customers look like they feel equally awkward by this approach. One guy seems afraid to even walk in once she starts wildly gesturing at him to get some pie and adamantly shakes his head, lol. Forget this, why doesn't Kate spend her time calling some CEOs at TLC or Discovery, for starters? It's dollars in, period. She can't think of anyone to call? Board members of the Red Cross, owners of the numerous hotels she's been to, anyone she met being in the opening act of the Emmys that year, anyone at People magazine including that stupid Kate Coyne character? I don't expect a reality star to have the connections of Geraldo, but there has to be someone.

Over on the men's team poor Gilbert has scrounged up his little freak show with dancers and impersonators. He's like a nicer friendlier version of Kate but just as useless to this task

A pie fight erupts between Brandi and Kenya, and somehow it seems to cut the tension between them. Brandi is so gross, she hates being sticky unless it's with a super hot guy. Ew, no. The Cake Boss arrives at the men's, fortunately in a hired car. Their sweet pie crust is overcooked, the other one was not salted enough.

He heads over to the women, and Kate just cannot help herself, as Keshia tells him it's their enchilada pie, Kate jumps in and says "taco" pie! Ha, she's such a child. Go back to your monkey bars. He doesn't like the pie Kate was in charge of, the taco/enchilada, because the flavors compete with each other, it has too much going on. Kate looks pissed beyond belief, baw-haha. I'm really curious what's in it now, because any basic Mexican food recipe can handle a lot going on without feeling like anything's competing. It's hard to mess up a taco. Or enchilada. He says the sweet one they nailed it. That was the one Jamie made and Keshia was tinkering with, and the one that Keshia pushed through despite Kate whining about apple pie.

Commercials, and when we're back an extremely long timelapse of the city streets. Really, somebody had days of fun with this. The women are scrambling to get their last few donations in, but they're getting worried about the men's connections. Kate claims a check is coming on her behalf, but she's predictably vague about the amount when Kenya questions her about it even though Kate says she has seen a picture of it. Why not just tell her the amount, they're on the same team for goodness sakes. She plays games even with her own team members. Does she understand being that way makes her look like a liar? I guess not.

Piers stops by the women's team, and finds that no one is really in charge and that, as we have said throughout this recap, a long line out the door does not matter as this task is about the big money.

Aw, Gilbert brought in a $10,000 check. "That was me! I got that!" he shouts. Aw, he's so proud of himself. Hey, great. Sounds like $10,000 more than Kate brought in.

Hahaha, Ian said working at Pie Face was pretty similar to working in the Peach Pit. What! The Peach Pit!


And I think I love him. I love that he throws in a 90210 joke like that knowing only true 90210 fans will understand it, and not caring that nobody else will.

Piers visits the men, and I didn't notice this but Geraldo's photo is on their promotional posters twice. Haha, tell me that's a mistake. Piers finds their set-up impressive and they are raking in a ton of money. I've seen this show before and I can't imagine they won't win, the girls are toast. By the way, I could have sworn Pie Face has been a task before, like recently too. If not something extremely similar. I'm sure of it. Trump, at the beginning of the show, promised all new tasks. Hehe. All new people yes. All new tasks, no.

Lorenzo didn't really bring in any real money but Jonas brother said he worked his butt off. Lorenzo looks crushed that he can't compete with the guys with other connections. How did it happen somebody like him has no one to call? I have the same thing to say to him as I would Kate. He has almost 100 separate credits on IMDB. Surely he can think of someone to call from all those projects. All those soaps he did? Money funded those projects somehow, so think network CEOs, directors, producers, even other actors. Maybe it's only a few grand but it would be enough to take the heat off you. For Kate the problem is laziness. He's not lazy, so maybe he's shy? I wonder if he's one of those celebs who never really wanted a part of the celeb lifestyle, kind of lived quieter and more normal, and doesn't even realize he has the kind of contacts that would bring money like this in. That's all well and good, the only problem with that is you never make friends with any rich people or movers and shakers who come in handy on a D lister reality show. In a weird way, some of the biggest narcissists in the room are those who are going to have the most money because this is what they care about, celebrity and rich people. Except Kate, who has no donors because she's lazy at life.

Kate's crying. What? Why? It's only task one, you don't know for sure you lost yet, and the pie tasting went well, at least the pie she didn't make anyhow! Aw, she cries because her "friend" didn't get his check in. You know, the high roller she was being vague about to Kenya. She continues to be suspiciously vague about this whole situation, not explaining how or why it didn't come in. Bad weather, problems at the bank, flat tire on the town car? Raise your hand if you think she's a big fat liar. She didn't raise any money and I think she never had any potential money on the table in the first place. But unlike Lorenzo who made up for the money he didn't raise by busting ass, she was lazy too. Double whammy. You know being completely objective based on what we have just seen, she should be fired. She was the only one who both didn't work hard and didn't raise money. Or at the very least be a close second to Keshia, who kind of missed the point of the task and had a weird hot and cold management style. But as we know, Kate won't be fired. Oh the humanity. I feel a sort of smooth satisfaction, a delicious "I told you so, sheep" feeling, that she is living up to all our low expectations for her and lower. She sucks at this game, and we called it.

Finally the boardroom is here. Everyone's all gussied up. Kate's top is way too low and her boobs look like melons, but Kenya and Brandi's tops are too low too. Must be a reality show thing. I like Keshia's outfit, a white blazer, bright blue top and big jewelry. It's professional while still expressing her individual style.

They have the usual boring conversation about how they each think they did. Of course they both think they did great and won. Yawn.

Keshia admits Leeza did the best at fundraising and Jamie, Shawn and Kate did a good job with the pies. What? Kate's pie sucked. Even Cake Boss said so. They mostly just loved their team leader Keshia, as teams usually do before they find out they lost. Hehe, they won't love her soon. Shawn actually didn't think they won, which is unusual to admit in the boardroom even if it's true. That's risky, because for some reason other teammates take that very personally.

I think Piers's understanding of this game is top notch. He said this is an exhausting game (true, because they film it back to back to back) that is about being cunning and ruthless and when the task is about fundraising focusing all your efforts on fundraising. I agree. They should have stuck two or three people tops on pie making/distribution/collection, one person on social media/promotion, and the entire rest of the team should have been focused on fundraising with the pie makers and social media twits filling in on fundraising where they could when they could.

Kenya really didn't like Keshia's management style and Shawn says really the issue was they were too focused on the taste of the pies and not enough on the donations. Yep.

Geraldo says they are an "egg-letic" group. Well then maybe they should be gathering Kate's eggs instead of her kids. Does he mean eclectic?  Hey, where's Mrs. Malaprop? He's a malaproper! I noticed earlier he also pronounced autistic more like "artistic." I think he's smart enough but it sure is funny when someone so smart fumbles the small stuff, as smart people for some reason tend to do. Maybe you get to be so smart by not spending time on the smaller stuff. Geraldo does know how to flatter and smooth talk, throwing out strong words that appeal to men like power and purpose. You can literally see their chests puff out like they are programmed to respond to such ministrations.

Gilbert finally makes me laugh when he says Geraldo did a great job unless Trump thought he did a bad job in which case he did a terrible job! Ha, that's so true! Well, at the end of the day Geraldo says Gilbert did a great job too. That's nice. I never expected to pity Gilbert of all people.

Oh, Ivanka says there is an interesting psychology about choosing to take on PM first. So true, exactly what we were discussing. Yes, yes, I know this is a silly reality show, of course it is. Does it mean anything in the long run, nope. It is mostly fun and snark? Yep. Are the recaps mostly for just fun and snark, too, big yep! It never won't be a silly reality show. But it can also be very strategically complex much like Survivor, another silly reality show, that is without a shadow of a doubt very complex. You need only read former winner Penn's take on CA to see how someone very bright strategically plays this game to win. This game can be played to win period, if you play it right. Not everyone here is really playing to win, but Geraldo is, Leeza is, and Ian is. You don't win this game by accident or just doing your best or just playing task to task. You must think strategically, you must play big picture, and you must make some bold, risky moves. Most of all you must know exactly why you are making the moves you make, anything less is not chess. Just because something is dumb pointless Sunday night T.V. doesn't mean it isn't very strategically interesting and complex. And it's pretty much why I watch it, because if I wanted just dumb celebrity reality shows there are many other options. Arguably chess and football are dumb too, but they're great strategic games you get sucked into. This is just my chess, my football.

It comes out that Lorenzo only raised 100 bucks. Speaking of complex strategy here it is right here: Piers questions whether maybe someone is holding back on their money. I  didn't think that was the case with Lorenzo, but maybe. I mean Lorenzo does have an incredible amount of connections. His IMDB is ten times the size of Kate's. Still, that's an awfully risky move to call absolutely no one and expect to get away with it. It's too obvious for my game play taste. Either he's some kind of strange Hollywood recluse who really has no one he feels comfortable calling, or he's a huge risk taker and holding back. I just don't see him as the latter.

I have to say as a photographer I really do appreciate the cinematography in this show as a tool to convey mood. It's not just stick an establishing shot in here or there. They use fun and quirky time-lapse shots when the tasks are in full swing, but now that we are hunkering down in Trump's bunker, we get much slower, sweeping, beautifully composed shots of Manhattan at night, whether this was filmed at night or not (sometimes it's not). Very well done by the cinematography department.

Wait, Terrell Owens with all his connections only raised 900 bucks? I call B.S. on that one. And how come no one is upset that Terrell only raised $900, because they like him and his personality better than shy Lorenzo? $100, $900, both are freaking terrible and useless numbers. And what the heck Geraldo saying he would bring to the boardroom the two lowest fundraisers, Lorenzo and Ian! But Ian just said he raised like six grand, so it should be Terrell in the boardroom not Ian. Wth? I guess Geraldo's a malaproper with math as well. Ian, my latest and greatest boyfriend, handles this ridiculousness maturely and calmly. Uh, nope, I raised much more than Terrell thanks Geraldo, oh and it's I-an you stupid donkey. I added the donkey part but you know he's thinking it. Oh and guess what, Ivanka says Terrell actually only raised $750, even less than what he said. How come no one is upset he lied about his true number?

Kate cannot stand to hear Piers summarizing the Cake Boss's critique of her taco pie. She really truly must not read the internet like ever, or she would know that many a similar review of her recipes have come down before Cake Boss had the pleasure of tasting her slop. Her Amazon review page of her cookbook is actually very entertaining. At the end of the day he loved the sweet pie and the women win an extra $25,000. Even Kate has to admit Jamie was the author of the sweet pie. Of course she says this before Piers tells them this really should insulate Jamie from being voted off. Heh, wait before you leap.

You know, I really don't like Shawn's negativity. I don't care that Geraldo and the Jonas brother have a huge Twitter following. The women could have figured out a way to compete with them. I can't say I know what that is, but that was for them to figure out. You don't just throw up your hands and say we're screwed just because a boy band and an outspoken journalist are on the other team. I am surprised at not really liking Shawn that much, because I liked her before. She's way too defeatist and weepy so far. I recommend she read Malcolm Gladwell, my favorite modern non-fiction writer, and his book David and Goliath. It's all about how who you think should win doesn't have to, but they sure as heck will win if you think they should win. He makes you think outside the box about many situations and believe in the power of the underdog, it's a good exercise.  Oh and by the way this is what CA does. It's the great equalizer. It can bring you a whole new group of fans, or it can turn fans away, as it has to me about Shawn.

I think Piers is right that Twitter was not thinking outside the box because the men had them beat on that just with the Jonas brother. Twitter was a losing exercise. They needed to discuss individual donors more.

The women raised $93,000 with the bonus. Goodness, that's way more than I thought they would. In a vacuum, that's a really impressive number and in past seasons would have smoked the competition, but sadly can't compete with the men who raised double that. Geraldo gets the whole amount to donate to special needs children. Wow, that will help.

More beautiful shots of NYC at night. The men are congratulating themselves on being masters of the universe (my favorite quote from Titanic). Oh, I forgot that they get to watch the women get fired on a live T.V. feed, that was a brilliant idea implemented some seasons back.

Keshia said they knew they were screwed because of Geraldo so they tried to focus on getting the bonus. Eh, I don't think that was the best idea. You can't count on a bonus being more than what you could scrounge up in donations to be worth sacrificing hustling for those. Jamie, Kate and Shawn really didn't raise much, Keshia explained.

May I speak, "your honor" Kate asks. Lol, I imagine most people thought that was a dumb joke but I laugh because the tension and scrutiny here really isn't that different from a real bench trial with a pissed off judge. In fact that anxiety must be identical. Kate says sorry, she's been in court a lot. Well, that's true, but most of it was her own fault, like when she didn't pay her ten grand therapy bill, or tried to sue her children's father for squeezing and pulling and hurting her neck in 1982. Kate sure really talks a lot without saying anything. Eventually her check got snowed out? What does that mean? It wasn't snowing in NYC at least. Plus, that was just one check. Where were her two or three other checks from friends and colleagues at People, the Red Cross, or Discovery?

"In the absence of an ability to raise funds, hard work," Kate says.

Hard work, what? Like, she feels she did hard work? Lol, she's so predictably vague! This is as much fun and more that I had hoped for.

Piers recommends she start throwing someone under the bus, and it's a good thing he does because she does need some coaching here. She eventually gets around to this is all Keshia's fault because Keshia didn't assign her a task. First of all, what does that have to do with not getting a check in? She knew what her task was, baking, so what does it matter whether Keshia assigned it to her or not? And she sucked at it anyway, which wasn't Keshia's fault.

Nonetheless, at least two of the women, Brandi and Keshia, jump in and say nope that was not true you were assigned a task. Kate just ignores them and keeps drilling on. She starts going into her home life and how she delegates tasks in her home life. Like the raising of her children? Brandi is just flat out shaking her head and rolling her eyes now, hahahha. I say this is a DRINK even though she didn't really say "eight kids." She implied it. Wow, Brandi was right, she talks, and talks and talks. It's bad. I didn't know there were that many words in that overly botoxed noggin. Keshia can't stand it anymore and interrupts to say nope nope not at all. Notice how nobody is talking about the taco/enchilada pie? That's because it does not matter, Kate.

Brandi really isn't in the hot seat whatsoever and so she doesn't have to say anything, but I like how she chimes in now and again to correct the record, just because the record should be set straight, right Kate?

Trump eventually asks Brandi to sort this out for him, which is kind of flattering, and Brandi just flat out tells it like it is: Kate was lazy, she sat around doing nothing while we all worked. It's all her fault. Brandi provides specific examples of this, like when she asked Kate to please go outside and recruit people in, and Kate refused to. I always tend to give people's sweeping judgments more credibility when they provide specific examples, as Brandi did. Makes it harder for Kate to deny, because then she'll have to explain away all the examples.

Piers admits he didn't really see Kate being lazy exactly. I mean, who knows, it's not like Piers was there the whole time. Kate's crying again. Oh brother, woman, grow up.

Ha, the men are in their suite with their brandy watching this, saying this is getting good now! They're all into it, lol. I imagine all of us at the blog looked the same, except those participating in the "I'm a mom of eight kids" drinking game, who are probably dead by this hour.

Why is Kate interrupting Vivica when she is emotionally saying how great Keshia did? God Kate's annoying. Kate's pretty dumb to support Keshia so strongly when Kate's in the hot seat. What is she doing?

Ugh, they go into this long thing about how Keshia should have called Bill Cosby. Keshia looks uncomfortable. She explained they're not friends anymore. They lost touch! What more do you want her to say? I mean heck, Kate should have called him by this logic. I'm sorry but this should have been edited out.

You know I think Piers is right. It is very high risk to be PM on a fundraising task without fundraisers ready to go, as Geraldo had in his storehouse. Usually it's a good move to be PM early on, but not if you absolutely are going to suck at the task. So I guess I would say strategically it is good to step up as soon as possible, BUT only as long as you are prepared for what you are taking on. Don't step up to lead a team on something you can't deliver on, that's dumb. So for Geraldo it was a great strategic idea to be PM right away. He's safe for weeks to come now and will probably make the finals. For Keshia, it was an epic failure.

Ivanka likes this word "naive." She uses it to mean dumb, stupid, cocky, and everything else us mediocre people say. Keshia was naive (i.e. dumb) to be PM here.

Keshia oh so very wisely picks Kate to go in the board room, but it was a really naive to pick Jamie since Piers already pretty much said Jamie's safe. Have these people never seen this show? God. She should have picked Shawn and tried to pin her down on her defeatist attitude and lack of thinking outside the box when it came to Twitter, which the panel really didn't like. It was a long shot, but Shawn had a CHANCE of going home if Keshia would just bring her back. But I was going to scream if she didn't pick Kate when Piers practically spoon fed the decision to her. Eh, it doesn't matter, the men think Keshia's toast, and I think so too. Even though Kate and Jamie didn't raise anything, Jamie's safe because she helped get the bonus, and Kate's shortcomings just aren't enough for the big dogs to overlook Keshia's biggest faux pas, not understanding the task in the first place. Kate skates by again.

There are no losers here, the Donald says. What? Yes there are. Kate sucked. She lost. Keshia sucked, she lost. Jamie lost too but she's sweet so I'll let her slide. Why is Kate sort of rolling her eyes when Keshia said she helped with the tasting of the sweet pie? Keshia did. It's on film! She was tasting carefully and added a bunch of sugar to it, which frankly could be crucial. Piers is like come on Jamie, throw somebody under the bus, this is The Apprentice. I don't think Jamie is conflict oriented, which probably ain't gonna work on this show. She said if someone threw her under the bus in snowboarding she simply wouldn't take it personally. I think that's probably true. Some people not only don't care if someone is being mean to them but it's like they don't even notice. That's probably usually a good thing.

Oh, "now we're getting down to it...."


Sorry, Sleepless in Seattle reference. The fact is Kate would fire Keshia. For all her garbage about how wonderful Keshia was, she would fire her. Of course she would because of the two she is sitting next to, she knows she has a better chance of having the upper hand with the young 20-something. Not the woman closer to her own age, much smarter and more driven. Kate says give Kate a task and she'll do it.

Uh, so do you think Kate has a lack of initiative given that she basically described herself as a worker bee, Ivanka asks?

Oh, no no no. "Thank you for allowing me to clarify," Kate says. Lol, what? That sounds soooo coached. Oh, she's heavily, heavy coached. Somebody told her a bunch of catch phrases to use in the boardroom, ways to defend herself without sounding like an idiot, how to get a word in, etc. Except she still sounds like an idiot. You can literally see her sweating she's working so hard to think through each and every word, remember what Steve told her to say and do, and articulate all her talking points.

Keshia's done for. It's like watching a drowning man struggle to get to the surface. Kate, shut up. She's going down now. Let it happen. Don't convince them otherwise. Kate seems to be saying that had Kate's check come through she would have smoked Keshia. What does it matter what Kate would have brought in compared to Keshia's real amount? That is a hysterical, pee your pants worthy defense. Especially when I'm pretty convinced now that check was cut and then eaten by the Abominable Snowman sooner than it ever had contact with an actual living breathing human being.

Ivanka says that if Keshia is trying to make the argument this task is not all about the money, why the heck did she bring two ladies back based solely on their numbers? That's a really fantastic point. If Keshia's going to go for that argument she might as well go all out, because she's just screwing herself over bringing people back based on numbers since her low numbers were as useless as zero too, really. And this is the strategy I'm talking about, though probably any strategy is too late for Keshia.

Keshia says she's here for her charity, it's her heart and soul. Kate did not just mouth "We all are." Lol! Kate, who last had any contact with her charity of choice in 2012? That's rich.

Trump's going to give Keshia's charity $25,000. Well that's the kiss of death. Of course he finds Keshia to be an amazing person (uh, I guess), but she didn't make that call to Cosby (ugh!!!) and needs to take responsibility for the failure. Keshia, you're fired!

Piers said it was suicide for her to go up against Geraldo. In hindsight knowing the final numbers? Yeah, actually, it was. (Although in fairness, the women didn't know Geraldo was going to be PM before they assigned Keshia to it. Knowing that, maybe Leeza would be a better choice.) You know I knew Geraldo must have connections but I had no idea they actually liked the man enough to give him almost 200 thousand dollars. Geezus. Keshia's driving away in the limo and is kinda pissed that two people who raised zero dollars didn't get fired. I get that bitterness. Also I'm really sorry they hassled you so much over Bill Cosby, Keisha. Wtf, leave her alone.

Well, kudos to Kate for getting by by the skin of her veneers. She is where she is because Keshia took a huge risk on a task she wasn't at all prepared for and went on to make some huge mistakes, but Kate sure got close to touching the sun, or in this case Trump's pee hair, on just task one. Closer than I'm sure she would have liked. Explains her relative twitter silence. She almost eats it just on task one, lol.

Might I say I quite enjoyed recapping a show I actually like. I tried something new in that I've completely stayed away from your comments and reactions, and any other comments around the web,  until I finished the recap, just so I could be sure my thoughts and recapping were all my own.  Maybe your take on strategy, who should be voted out, who is a tool, etc., is completely different from mine and I look forward to catching up on all your comments!

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Kate is a twit said...

Keshia did a Q&A on The Apprentice FB page. Seems like all those who get fired will do the same thing. She really didn't answer too many questions, but she did answer this one about Kate.

Keisha, I respect your stance for not calling Bill having been out of touch for such a long time. Do you feel that Kate should have gone home, having not contributed a dollar and do you think that the project manager should automatically be on the chopping block?

I do feel that Kate should have gone home because she raised $0. And while the project manager should be accountable, he or she shouldn't be the first one fired automatically. You can't make grown people do what they're supposed to do if they don't want to! -KKP

Kate is a twit said...

Admin--great recap!! I like the line about the Abominable Snowman!! The only snow in NYC that day, was Kate trying to do a snow job on the Donald.

silimom said...

One of the downsides of not having cable is not getting to see this show as it airs. So thank you, Admin, for the great recap!

If we're taking bets on which episode she gets kicked out on, I'm going to say week 4. Given her performance tonight, I really don't think she's going to last too long.

silimom said...

Not sure if my last comment went through, but thanks for the recap, Admin.

One question - why didn't Kate call Taylor Swift?

Annabelle said...

I am not sure if this has been mentioned, I am on the opposite time zone to you guys and I often miss comments, but I was just reading the NBC Apprentice site, and at the top is a tab 'Cat fight round-up'.
The first photo is a gif of Kate saying "UM" repeated, one of the funniest things I have seen, it is just so her.

Dmasy said...

Great recap. In many ways, it had more depth than the actual show!

I think Kate practiced facial expressions in a mirror before filming the competition.

Kate is a twit said...

The CA website has some deleted scenes from Monday's show. They have one when the cast did the Unity Circle. Part of that was shown but not the whole thing.

Jamie asked the cast to hold hands and say one word about gratitude. Of course, Kate says "I don't have one word, I have 8".

Is it too early in the morning to have a drink?

http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/video/deleted-scene-unity-circle/2837611?onid=216886#vc216886=1

Kate is a twit said...

Annabelle said... 5
I am not sure if this has been mentioned, I am on the opposite time zone to you guys and I often miss comments, but I was just reading the NBC Apprentice site, and at the top is a tab 'Cat fight round-up'.
The first photo is a gif of Kate saying "UM" repeated, one of the funniest things I have seen, it is just so her.
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That one had me laughing out loud. Did you see the one further down of her with her mouth wide open?

http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/blog/catfight-roundup/the-gloves-come-off

Kate is a twit said...

On the CA website, they also have a tab called "Project Manager's Blog". Geraldo wrote one, and so did Vivica. I wonder why Kate wasn't asked to write one. Or perhaps she did and it was rejected for too many !!!!!!!.

Kate is a twit said...

From Vivica's blog:

"Team Infinity earned our victory. We hit every note the executives wanted and presented a unified, professional front. But if you ask me about our Project Manager, Kate was a little lost. Thank goodness we had Leeza Gibbons to pick up the slack. My favorite moment was when Kate told Brandi, "don't default to drama." I almost fell on the floor!"

She also had this to say about Kate re the Luvo challenge.

"And Kate... well Kate was just really bothering me. No one needs to take six hours to go shopping - it felt like sabotage."

Here's the link to the CA website home page. Check out the various tabs.

http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice

Tess said...

Brava, Admin! Well done :)

handinhand said...

Why would the nanny be packing their lunches out by the clothes line, Number one rule of traveling, stay together!, Everyone else is just a grasshopper, a timelapse nerd's dream job, Jamie is either in the honeymoon stage of this relationship or is experiencing some kind of bizarre Stockholm syndrome or both and finally...DRINK!!!

Just had to pull out and post a few of my favorite lines, recap fangirl that I am. Brava, Admin, and tyvm.

Localyocul said...

Someone on Twitter said she uses 40 words for everyone required. That sums it up!

Vanessa said...

THIS COMMENT IS ABOUT LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE, ARE WE ALLOWED? Don't want to spoil it


I think someone should make a montage of still shots of her fake shocked look. How many times have we already seen her gaping maw?

Geraldo is JERK, pure and simple. Did anyone hear him taking potshots at Gilbert? HE and the other men had impressive physiques (barf) and could pose but Gilbert should wear a burqua.
He laughs at tfw's comment about men running away faster because it was a jab at her kids. He is much like her, pumps himself up at the expense of others. His humor is at the expense of others. I stopped counting how times did he referred himself in the 3rd person? ugh! can't stand that. And his little pouting fit when Lorenzo tried to put his hand on his arm? I think Geraldo's got my goat more than tfw!! :)

Now either Donald chose not to bring up Leeza taking over as PM or they chose not to show it. No way does the Don not know what goes on each and every time. He's too on key with his questions. He addresses everything immediately, peppering them with direct questions about exact happenings. Bam bam bam- no way was he not in the know that tfw didn't lift a finger as PM

TLC stinks said...

From the beginning it was clear Gosselin had no idea what was going on with the product. She quickly went into mom mode, making sure others were fed and taken care of.
The real project managing was done by Leeza Gibbons. "I don't know how to watch us fall down an avalanche," Gibbons said. "That's not an option." Real Housewife Brandi Glanville said it best: "As a boss or project manager [Gosselin] sucked."

http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/01/celebrity_apprentice_recap_kev.html

Anonymous said...

I'll ask the same question I asked on the other thread: Is it common for the men's team to have so many stupid people on it? They seem to be really lacking anyone with any business savvy or any other savvy, for that matter.

Also, (again, I've never watched this show) wouldn't it be a legitimate strategy to save your big donors for when you are project manager? (but you still have to come up with something...oh, wait, no you don't, right, Kate?)

Admin, has that ever happened before on CA? Coming up with $0?

PJ

TLC stinks said...

Couldn't leave the @neatcompany #CelebApprentice party before taking my selfie with #KatePlus8 pic.twitter.com/PnfGvkapHZ

Vanessa said...

Kate has a halfway decent idea for their savory pie, a taco pie. Keshia likes it, and says she has a great recipe for enchiladas. Apparently the flavors will be the same, but Kate is stuck on calling it "taco pie"
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Every time I heard the word, taco pie my mind went somewhere else....
sorry, was explained to me at a party many years ago :d

WARNING- this may be offensive to many of you

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=taco%20pie

swimgirl said...

Check out the recap on http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/blog/catfight-roundup/the-gloves-come-off. This is from the official NBC Apprentice page and the recap starts with the following...
"During the Neat task, the women quickly realize that their Project Manager, Kate Gosselin, has no idea what she's doing".

So true, it didn;t take long to see that TFW is over her head!

TLC stinks said...

Panic is NEVER a good thing... Just sayin' #CelebApprentice #KeepCalm #CarryOn

This tweet from Kate. What BS. This someone who panics all the time.

TLC stinks said...

You would think Kate's "boyfriend" would be at that Neat CA preview partY with her, right? Anyone see any tweets about that? I think not.

Anonymous said...

last night's show

part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZ9GH_rPLg

part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ij17IppG4Y

franky

Winsomeone said...

Kate came across as incredibly dull. How did she ever receive her RN license? I wonder if she was smarter at one time, but maybe after all of the years of supposedly drinking wine at night, maybe it fried her brain. I now see why she needs someone to come in and help the kids with their homework at night..

Sketchy Gosselin said...

"In the absence of an ability to raise funds, hard work," Kate says.

Thanks Admin. Great write-up. What drives me crazy is Kart's inability to speak in complete sentences. Her coach should have told her to speak intelligently and in complete sentences. Didn't happen. Oh right. She is not intelligent.

handinhand said...

Panic is NEVER a good thing... Just sayin' #CelebApprentice #KeepCalm #CarryOn

This tweet from Kate. What BS. This someone who panics all the time.
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Tell that to whoever penned the journal that's posted on pastebin. There's scarcely an entry that goes by that she's not flipping out at her two and three year olds and panicking over some imagined affront to her ego by them.

Angie said...

Brandi has Kate's number down. LOL
At the first of the show, she's talking about Kate. She says she has no business sense and has no idea how she makes money, other than being on tv yelling at her kids.
LOLOLOLOL


angie

Annabelle said...

Kate is a twit...8
'That one had me laughing out loud. Did you see the one further down of her with her mouth wide open? '

Haha, yes I saw that, all I could think of was one of those carnival clowns, that you shove ping-pong balls in.

terri said...

I see that Ratclaws was with Kate at the Neat party last night. There are pics posted on twitter and in one you can see him off to the side. There is no way anyone can convince me that these two aren't in a relationship. It's almost like he has no other job than to be by her side 100% of the time. Does he not have a REAL job that he has to go to?

SaraMBSN2013 said...

Pj, I think what might be happening is Geraldo. He seems to be overbearing and I wonder if they other guys just go along with him just to shut him up or were intimidated by him. I think it was a great idea to get Mike Rowe to voiceover the commercial. He has a very distinctive voice but look how Mr "I have been shot at, stab at ,war zone correspondent acted". He was like a sulking child that needed to be put in his place. He and Kate ate so much alike, no wonder she loved working with him.

TLC stinks said...

Terri, LOL. TFM was her date last night, not Prescott. The "millionaire boyfriend" story was a plant. Lame attempt to get Prescott publicity and he was probably paid off by TLC. Just how dumb does TLC think the public is? This moron needed a body guard at a party? Pleeeease.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa said... 18

Every time I heard the word, taco pie my mind went somewhere else....
sorry, was explained to me at a party many years ago :d

WARNING- this may be offensive to many of you

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=taco%20p

8888888888888888888888888888

OMG, me too! She is so awkward and insular. It's pathetic how she can't fit in ANYWHERE! She's almost to the point of needing pity if she weren't so damn rude and obnoxious. Oh, and delusional.

PJ

JoyinVirginia said...

Admin, love your recap! Did keshia not watch old episodes? When she chose to bring Jamie to the board room, I knew she would be going home. You are right, Shawn would have been a much better choice, and keshia would have had better chance of staying.
now that Gilbert is gone, TFMJG will stay around as comic relief, with her cluelessness and verbal diarrhea. The show is very well filmed and edited, and the character of clueless TFMJG will be target of much snark behind her back from other contestants. She is the fall guy, the fish out of water, the subject of witty snark from other contestants.
Is The Soup doing new episodes now? Joel McHale will have a blast with clips from CA featuring TFMJG, Geraldo, Gilbert, etc!

localyocul said...

Kate is a twit said... 8
Annabelle said... 5
I am not sure if this has been mentioned, I am on the opposite time zone to you guys and I often miss comments, but I was just reading the NBC Apprentice site, and at the top is a tab 'Cat fight round-up'.
The first photo is a gif of Kate saying "UM" repeated, one of the funniest things I have seen, it is just so her.
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That one had me laughing out loud. Did you see the one further down of her with her mouth wide open?

http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/blog/catfight-roundup/the-gloves-come-off

((((

HAHAHA

"During the Neat task, the women quickly realize that their Project Manager, Kate Gosselin, has no idea what she's doing."

JoyinVirginia said...

Remember when TFMJG was on Watch What Happens Live? Andy played aagame with her and Morgan Fairchild, and TFMJG had great difficulty understanding the simple rules. She is conniving, but not that bright.

Anonymous said...

Just watching from last night. I can't believe Brandi backed down on her "lazy" statement. I'm disappointed.

Kreider is still lying when she says that's not a word used to describe her.
OMG, @8:56 she's got her phone in her lap, under the table. She's getting advice from someone! (In my humble opinion, of course.)

"Kate was on another channel"???? Why, yes. TLC.

PJ

Anonymous said...

She didn't even introduce her own project? How is she still on this show? She should have been fired, even though her team won.

PJ

localyocul said...

From Vivica: "And Kate... well Kate was just really bothering me. No one needs to take six hours to go shopping - it felt like sabotage."

)))))

Didn't she do the same thing on the RV trip? Took forever shopping for Organic stuff while Jamie and whatshername cooked and held down the fort?

Sad but true said...

TLC Stinks . . . 21

Oh, good ole PB was there. Check out behind the cameraman.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6oCqfQCQAEZJGb.jpg

JMO said...

terri said... 28
I see that Ratclaws was with Kate at the Neat party last night. There are pics posted on twitter and in one you can see him off to the side. There is no way anyone can convince me that these two aren't in a relationship. It's almost like he has no other job than to be by her side 100% of the time. Does he not have a REAL job that he has to go to?
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Seriously, she is comical!! She is NOT the president of the United States needing a body guard, but rather a socially awkward woman who STILL has no clue how to deal with people, other than people 18 and under. The money she spends to have a companion at every juncture, should be embarrassing What 40 year old woman can not navigate herself, and if a BG is needed, it should certainly be with the kids.

Over inflated ego speaks volumes, as she can not even stand to be by herself for a minute. Does she realize how insecure and needy this makes her look? Not so much a strong person.

JMO said...

handinhand said... 25
Panic is NEVER a good thing... Just sayin' #CelebApprentice #KeepCalm #CarryOn

This tweet from Kate. What BS. This someone who panics all the time.
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Tell that to whoever penned the journal that's posted on pastebin. There's scarcely an entry that goes by that she's not flipping out at her two and three year olds and panicking over some imagined affront to her ego by them.
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Narcissists rarely see their own flaws or issues so good luck to the kids. By now, C & M have her number and in a couple of years, so will the tups. The rebellion will run her into the ground (aside from what is already going on) and much deserved based on her constant filming of them and exploiting them on twitter.

JMO said...

More snark- TFW reminds me of the boyfriend on the comedy movie "Baby Mama" when he called the Judge in Court "Your Majesty."

Vanessa said...

Panic is NEVER a good thing... Just sayin' #CelebApprentice #KeepCalm #CarryOn

This tweet from Kate. What BS. This someone who panics all the time.
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Tell that to whoever penned the journal that's posted on pastebin. There's scarcely an entry that goes by that she's not flipping out at her two and three year olds and panicking over some imagined affront to her ego by them

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Same old same old with her. It's not the first time
she's called out others things she is 100% guilty of.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


"In the absence of an ability to raise funds, hard work," Kate says.

Thanks Admin. Great write-up. What drives me crazy is Kart's inability to speak in complete sentences.


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It's painful to watch someone try so hard to be well spoken and come off sounding so ridiculous. I mean, it does feel like she tried, so I guess she gets a few points for that. She's just not that bright. Even when she tries.

Vanessa said...

On the CA website, they also have a tab called "Project Manager's Blog". Geraldo wrote one, and so did Vivica. I wonder why Kate wasn't asked to write one. Or perhaps she did and it was rejected for too many !!!!!!!.
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My bet's on she was too laaaazzzyy!!!!!

Good on Vivica, say it like it is.

TLC stinks said...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/television/2015/01/06/reality-running-fumes/qfwmldmU6Wo1GyoXjohu4K/story.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-reality-television-20141228-story.html#page=1

Reality TV is showing signs of age and is evolving. I believe TLC will evolve again and Kate's days are numbered. After this CA run and the KatePlus8 Redux, she is toast because she simply is running out of time as the kids grow, not to mention none of them are talented.

terri said...

OH SNAP!!! Kevin Jonas on Wendy Williams ans she asked him straight up if "That bodyguard of Kate's was there and always around". Kevin kind of smirked and said it was filmed a year ago and his memory was fuzzy and that he basically was pleading the fifth. You could just tell he wanted to say he was there all the time. Wendy also asked how it felt to lose to Kate and he said he basically lost to Leeza because Kate didn't know what she was doing and Wendy says "Does she ever". I was loving it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Another thing about her frequent awkward phrasing, isn't that something people with Asperger's tend to do? Instead of saying I wasn't able to raise money, they say something much more awkwardly worded like "in the absence of hard work." The "your honor" comment was also awkward and flat, like from someone who didn't understand how to tell a joke.

Not saying she's Aspy, but I know it's been thrown out there.

Jillygee said...

The Jonas was in Wendy just now....he said he was actually playing against Leeza because Kate "didn't know what was going on " lol! To which W said "does she ever?"! W also asked him if the bodyguard was by her side the whole time and he jokingly said "I plead the fifth" I really wonder if K will go in her show. Should be interesting.

Call Me Crazy said...

Thanks for the great recap! "Everyone else is just a grasshopper." Love it!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

At the same time, though, the genre might be showing signs of age — particularly on the networks, where recent efforts to jump-start the genre have fizzled and schedule staples have run their course.

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It's not wishful thinking, I have felt that reality TV has been on the decline, around about the time some really great scripted shows started to hit it huge like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Dramas and comedies will always be around but no niche genre can last forever. Everything was reality back in the day. What's happening now, and it's a very good thing, is that most things are scripted, with a few unscripted shows thrown in, usually the best of the genre like Survivor, Masterchef, TopChef etc. This is a great thing. Finally some of the garbage has been weeded out. There is nothing wrong with reality TV when done well. The garbage should be disposed of and the good reality TV should be given permanent homes.

TLC stinks said...

What is concerning is that her kids (at least I've heard Mady) use her odd phrasing. I wonder if their teachers correct them?

Vanessa said...



Not saying she's Aspy, but I know it's been thrown out there.



http://lightshouse.org/lights-blog/people-who-talk-too-much#axzz3O3YaFUSd

TLC stinks said...

I do not think her heart was ever in being a nurse. In her journal she goes on about wanting to quit and she was only working weekends. I think it was about reeling in a doctor.

redbirdsings said...

Symptoms of Asperger's.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Asperger_syndrome_and_adults

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm not sure I emphasized this enough and I'm not caught up on comments yet but I flat out think Kate was lying about that check. Am I right? The biggest red flag to me is when she wouldn't tell Kenya what the check amount was for, even though she said she had a picture of it.

I would think a normal person would be like oh my gosh I just saw the picture and it's for five grand, or ten grand, or whatever. Oh gosh that could push us over the edge it needs to GET HERE, cross your fingers!

She was being so evasive and vague and I just don't buy it.

handinhand said...

Another thing about her frequent awkward phrasing, isn't that something people with Asperger's tend to do?
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It's also what people do when they're lying. I learned that during the Scott Peterson trial when they played some of the interviews he gave around the time of Laci's disappearance and he delivered that same gobbledygook doublespeak.

Mel said...

"In the absence of an ability to raise funds, hard work," Kate says.

Hard work...on a job that doesn't matter in the least relative to the task at hand. And then boo-hoo because you weren't rewarded for said hard work. Makes sense to me.

If fund raising was the focus of the task, shouldn't she have been working hard on that?

She has a boat load of contacts. Her tweeties could have contributed $1/each (if she would have asked them, which she didn't)....there's $220,000. Her TV & running contacts could easily contribute $100-500/each, without batting an eyelash. There's another couple thousand, minimum.

How about BV? How come they didn't step up to the plate for her??

Steve couldn't put in $500? He was standing right there.
It's not like he had to have his check helicoptered in through the wind and blinding snow.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What kind of interests me is that some of the characteristics of autism are similar to the characteristics of narcissism.

I am not in any way suggesting that a narcissist must have autism or someone autistic is narcissistic. It's just interesting how some of the signs and symptoms overlap. I know autism children and don't find any of them to be narcissistic. Some of them are very sweet and unselfish. But as far as some of Kate's obvious social struggles, inability to form relationships or read cues, inability to let the taco pie go, the way so many people just ignored her, it's so similar to an autistic person's social struggles.

Tucker's Mom said...

One question - why didn't Kate call Taylor Swift?
*******
That would have been perfect- really fits with Taylor's image and charity interests.
Still no buying the check ever existed.

JMO said...

TLC stinks said... 53
I do not think her heart was ever in being a nurse. In her journal she goes on about wanting to quit and she was only working weekends. I think it was about reeling in a doctor.
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According to her coworkers, TFW would flirt with every possible doctor, but none were interested in her. Thus, the eventual hospital picnic where she met Jon ....

Anonymous said...

She's not 'Aspy'. She is a socially awkward, not very bright, nasty woman who has parlayed a few minutes of overpaid fame into something she considers a 'career', climbing on the backs of her children. And now, pushing 40, and somewhat addicted to cosmetic 'treatments', bleach and a diet verging on malnourishment, she is showing her desparation. When a reality show keeps you around to play the fool, and you do not get it, what a sad indictment. Her brief round of talk shows following her eventual dismissal from the CA boardroom will be a show of umms. She does not have the brains to 'get it'. Of course TFM was with her last night, another show of pathetic behaviors.

But Brava for the recaps, I cannot even watch her anymore, anywhere.

OrangeCrusher

Mel said...

I hated how she acted all maternal to that Olympic girl. Kind, older woman, just showing the newbie the way. Being all motherly to her.

TFW was projecting to the girl that she, TFW, was protecting her from all those mean other women.

When in reality it was all about TFW setting it up so that she wasn't standing alone, ostracized by the women her age. It was just a means to having herself a partner.

She's USING that girl.

And the stupid girl falling for it. She's clearly aligned herself with TFW.

Vanessa said...

Yes she was lying about the check. She was whispering to one of her teamates
"I didn't get any donations" or "I didn't get anyone"
Then when Keshia gave a well spoken honest answer forbher lack of onartions
kate used the same excuse. When keshia gave a dolkar amount,kate suddenly had $10, 000 that was "supposed" to have also come

JMO said...

localyocul said... 37
From Vivica: "And Kate... well Kate was just really bothering me. No one needs to take six hours to go shopping - it felt like sabotage."

)))))

Didn't she do the same thing on the RV trip? Took forever shopping for Organic stuff while Jamie and whatshername cooked and held down the fort?
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Hell yes! Always trying to avoid actual duties. And thinking only of herself.

Tucker's Mom said...

Jamie asked the cast to hold hands and say one word about gratitude. Of course, Kate says "I don't have one word, I have 8".
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Um....
Motherhood
Children

Pants on Fire said...

handinhand said... 56

Another thing about her frequent awkward phrasing, isn't that something people with Asperger's tend to do?
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It's also what people do when they're lying. I learned that during the Scott Peterson trial when they played some of the interviews he gave around the time of Laci's disappearance and he delivered that same gobbledygook doublespeak.
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Here's one ----

Peterson: "Violence towards women is unapproachable."

And another --

Sawyer: "I think everybody at home wants the answer to the same question: "Did you murder your wife?"

Peterson: "No. No. I did not. And I had absolutely nothing to do with her disappearance. And you use the word murder and right now every one is looking for a body. And that is the hardest thing because that is not a possible resolution for us. To use the word murder and -- yes, and that is a possibility. It's not one we're ready to accept and it creeps in my mind late at night and early in the morning and during the day all we can think about is the right resolution to find her."

Utter Gobbleydygook from the Lying Liar.

Jumping In said...

I feel completely manipulated by the show itself. This is simply product placement being flogged by botoxed women and beefcake men (well, mostly beefcake men). I have not watched this show before, and am doing so now to (once again) confirm my thoughts on Kate. Has this always been the format of CA?

I am so distracted by the physical anomalies and shameless promotion, I find myself missing the brainstorming aspects of this show. Having said that, the men appear to be a better team, showing more focus overall.

And talk about skating, Kate does what she does best, let others do the work, take the credit and look confused when she is asked to think outside the box. It's as if she is always two beats behind. She essentially failed in both projects, especially the one she lead, and yet, she gets to tie her skates for another day.







Tucker's Mom said...

She also had this to say about Kate re the Luvo challenge.

"And Kate... well Kate was just really bothering me. No one needs to take six hours to go shopping - it felt like sabotage."
*******
I got the impression that Kate and Shawn were in charge of "staging" the food and were buying plates etc.
Kate has no sense of food styling. None. So dithering over charger plates and such was just wasting time.
Here's a primer: Keep it simple. Go with white.
Done.
You're not out with your bff shopping with purseboy.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think someone should make a montage of still shots of her fake shocked look. How many times have we already seen her gaping maw?

Geraldo is JERK, pure and simple.
******
I think Kate knows exactly what the cameras are looking for, what will wind up on the editing room floor, and what to do to get the most screen time.
Hence, the gaping maw, endless barrage of "holy crap!"s and eyeball rolling. Interrupting rudely also gets you screen time.

Geraldo is a junkyard dog. When he bowed up at Lorenzo for daring to touch him, I was shocked.
He must be a real ass to work with and I'm going to take a wild guess and surmise that his being a total douche to people is why he's never and will never anchor the Evening News.
He's got no class.

Call Me Crazy said...

I'm not sure I emphasized this enough and I'm not caught up on comments yet but I flat out think Kate was lying about that check.
_______________________________

I 100% agree. There is no way she had a check like that coming. If she had, she would have been running around in a panic shrieking to everyone and anyone that a HUGE check was supposed to be coming. Lying liar who lies.

White Organza said...

Thanks for the great recap, Admin! Hilarious as usual!

Regarding Kate's "snowed-in" check: why is it that some donations seem to be incoming via credit cards without any problems and others absolutely HAVE to be delivered in person? I've been watching CA for years and I never quite understood that.

On one season, Arsenio Hall was sweating bullets over a huge check he was expecting from Jay Leno (I think it was for 20 000$), but it got stuck in New York's traffic and it never arrived in time. Meanwhile, another contestant (the obnoxious country singer, I think, but I'm not sure) was just pilling in money coming in via credit cards. I don't get it.

At one point in this first episode, I think that Leeza Gibbons did say something about at first having problems with donations coming in through credit cards; but it was for about a fraction of a second and then they cut to something else.

Vanessa said...

I think a person with Asperger's tells the truth at all times, to a fault actually. No deception there.
Tfw tells the truth....?

MiChi said...

DRINK!!! Here's another deleted scene. So far, "eight" has been mentioned in both deleted scenes that she's been in. Interesting to note here that 1) Jamie has been her sole ally and 2) This was the task Kate was PM on!!! Grrr.
http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/video/deleted-scene-don-jr-visits-the-women/2837612?onid=216886#fbcomments

Kate is a twit said...

The PhillyChitChat guy posted a picture of Kate at the viewing party. Someone on twitter asked if Steve was there and he said no. Well it sure looks like him in the picture that was tweeted. He's standing behind the guy in the blue shirt. You may have to blow up the picture, but that is definitely Steve.

https://twitter.com/iPhillyChitChat/status/552271067717570562/photo/1

TLC stinks said...

WTH! Why act coy about if the bodyguard was there all the time? Are they sworn to secrecy? I am so tired of her getting away with this. Why couldn't this Jonas character just be forthcoming? Weak.

ITA, the odd phrasing is definitely her mind working out the lie coming out of her mouth. She is a compulsive liar.

Six hours shopping, huh? Sounds like she decided to do some shopping for herself or secretly met with TFM for some afternoon delight. All they needed to do was go to one store and have the stuff delivered.

Boyson said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 47

Not saying she's Aspy, but I know it's been thrown out there.
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Ummmm, I think TFW is a 40"ish" female going on 15"ish".

silimom said...

Have never seen her social cognition deficits as proof she's on the autism spectrum. People with ASDs tend to be honest to a fault.

The lying can go hand in hand with Bipolar Disorder, however.

Anywho, great recap, Admin!

Tucker's Mom said...

"Kate Gosselin won $40,000 for her charity, Camp Barnabas."

From the PennLive blog. Um, not really. Leeza and Shawn won that challenge in spite of Kate, not because of her.
Kate was like an American dropped into a Chinese village. She had no clue what the damn product even did.
It's sad. She has no life skills outside of famewhoring.

Rainbirdie said...

As thin as she is, that dress did her no favors. And yes, looks like the faithful bodyguard is on the sidelines protecting her from all the dangerous partygoers.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6oCqfQCQAEZJGb.jpg

readerlady said...

I'm surprised to hear that Lorenzo Lamas didn't have any big money contacts. In addition to his own resume, he has Old Hollywood ties, thanks to his parents. They weren't top tier, but they were pretty far up the food chain. You'd think at least a few of those ties would have helped him out.

Doesn't surprise me at all that TFMJG is proving herself to be as dumb as a box of rocks (and that's insulting the rocks). I've never understood how she made it through nursing school. That curriculum is heavy on the math and science and it takes some brains to get through. Enjoyed your recap, Admin, and I love all the snarky, informative comments here. Keep 'em coming!

Tucker's Mom said...

Annabelle said... 27
Kate is a twit...8
'That one had me laughing out loud. Did you see the one further down of her with her mouth wide open? '

Haha, yes I saw that, all I could think of was one of those carnival clowns, that you shove ping-pong balls in.
*******
The first thing I thought was that Kate should be grateful that Perez Hilton doesn't draw/insert fake penises on his website anymore!

Tucker's Mom said...

terri said... 28
I see that Ratclaws was with Kate at the Neat party last night. There are pics posted on twitter and in one you can see him off to the side. There is no way anyone can convince me that these two aren't in a relationship. It's almost like he has no other job than to be by her side 100% of the time. Does he not have a REAL job that he has to go to?
January 6, 2015 at 6:14 AM
SaraMBSN2013 said... 29
Pj, I think what might be happening is Geraldo. He seems to be overbearing and I wonder if they other guys just go along with him just to shut him up or were intimidated by him. I think it was a great idea to get Mike Rowe to voiceover the commercial.
*****
Of course Steve was there. It's a shame that he can't sit at the big people's table at events.
Vivica was there with a man, but Kate has to pretend to be single.
What a life. When they think no one is looking, Steve sits with her.

Mel said...

How come TFW & Jamie didn't order the stuff on-line and have it delivered??

JudyK said...

Vanessa said... 14

I think someone should make a montage of still shots of her fake shocked look. How many times have we already seen her gaping maw?
_____________________________

You had EXACTLY the reaction I had...could that dropped jaw have looked any more CANNED than it did. I think not. She's such a phoney baloney.

Tucker's Mom said...

Geraldo saying that his voice is known by America? HA! I know it would take me a while to make the connection. This is what Mile Rowe does FOR A LIVING!
Rowe has that truly rare gift of an amazing voice. Maya Angelou had it. James Earl Jones has it. Geraldo? Give me a break.
Jonas should have been given a lot of credit for staying his grown when Geraldo pouted. Yeah, pulling Ian into the boardroom was a fatal mistake. I think Kev had game and focus.

redbirdsings said...

It wouldn't surprise me a bit that TFW had that little small detail attached to the contract that nobody could say, yes he was there, BUT KENYA threw us a big, meaty bone and said they shared a room! But if she can say that, Jonas can give his opinion of it too!

Mel said...

Tucker's Mom said... 69
...
I think Kate knows exactly what the cameras are looking for, what will wind up on the editing room floor, and what to do to get the most screen time.


Precisely. Thus all the over the top faces.

She really, really, really needs some acting classes.

TLC stinks said...

I wonder why that Philly Chat guy would lie? Steve was there plain as day.

JudyK said...

@ Tucker's Mom. I'm w/ you 100% regarding Geraldo. He's constantly recounting his so-called successes in the boardroom, a sign of both insecurity and narcissism.

Besides being an ego-inflated complete BORE, he looks dirty. Cut off the STUPID mustache, and cut your idiotic hair...it needs to be short and slicked back. If he did that, he'd look 20 years younger...he'd look younger, but he'd still be a douche.

Kinda like Kate...even with all the plastic surgery, she's still a bitch on the inside.

F&M Alumna said...

Applause, Admin.
One of your best recaps ever!

TLC stinks said...

Ok, someone pointed out to him on Twitter that Steve was there and the Philly guy replied that Kate did not hang out with him at all. I guess he did not notice Steve. That was the point. Steve did not want to draw attention to himself there. Must be part of the game plan to quiet any gossip. That's too bad because they should be outed once and for all.

Wowser said...

And all of the above is exactly why I think the dating the millionaire stories are all fabricated at this exact moment....to stop the rumor mill (facts) of her relationship with rat claws DURING the filming of CA.

I cannot stop laughing at how quickly the women had TFW's number...she sounds and acts like a moron and looks like a plastic mannequin. So bad. Women need to stop filling their faces with fillers and Botox....so freaky looking!

redbirdsings said...

THERE WAS NO CHECK COMING!

Sorry, so loud! She lied. When she told Kenya she had a picture of it, Kenya should of said, LET ME SEE IT! She would of ran out of there like crying like a little girl! Then Kenya would of told Trump that TFW said she had a picture of the check on her phone that was on the way and she asked her to see it and she refused!

Trump would of been brutal! He would ask her, why didn't you let Kenya see the check? She would of come up with a Whopper! I accidently deleted it or I couldn't find it.

I like Sig, Leeza, Ian, Lorenzo. Vivica was crying in the back when the women went back to the lounge and I know she was upset that Keshia was fired. I just wish she hadn't mentioned Shawn's dilemma.

TLC stinks said...

Kate thinks she is "acting" with the exaggerated faces, LOL. Instead, she looks like an idiot.

It's all fake said...

Jumping In said... 67
I feel completely manipulated by the show itself. This is simply product placement being flogged by botoxed women and beefcake men (well, mostly beefcake men). I have not watched this show before, and am doing so now to (once again) confirm my thoughts on Kate. Has this always been the format of CA?
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I agree 100% and it seemed especially obvious throughout the whole Nuvo episode. I get the feeling from DT's questions that he has seen videos of the presentations before he gets into the board room and knows exactly what questions to ask to ramp up the drama and backstabbing. I actually found myself feeling sorry for the people who watch this stuff and get so caught up in it. It's so blatantly fake from beginning to end.

Alberta Girl said...

Great observation Admin about her befriending the younger women. She knows that someone her age will see through all her bullshit!

I watched some of last night's episodes with my husband. He was shocked that most of the women's faces don't move at all. And he's right. Only their mouths move. Not a good look for anyone. There are a few scenes from last night where you can really see the extent of the work she's had done, and it's not pretty.

Why do women do this to themselves? It doesn't make you look younger, it makes you look like an alien. Don't get me wrong - I love watching all the housewives shows, but they all look the same! Smooth foreheads, high cheekbones, and big lips, bleached hair, slutty clothing. Ugh.

AuntieAnn said...

I may not have to watch the show if you keep writing recaps like this one, Admin. Kate is so exceedingly cringeworthy in the boardroom, sometimes I have to watch it through my fingers like I do a horror movie when I know the axe murderer is hiding under the bed.

Tucker's Mom said...

Didn't she do the same thing on the RV trip? Took forever shopping for Organic stuff while Jamie and whatshername cooked and held down the fort?
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yes, Kate always has an excuse to disappear with Steve, while others actually work.
I wonder if Steve is in the van, going wherever Kate goes, or if he's in a follow car.
No way she spends the day away from him.
I can't imagine what the other contestants thought of it.

AuntieAnn said...

Tucker's Mom said... 69

Geraldo is a junkyard dog. When he bowed up at Lorenzo for daring to touch him, I was shocked.

He must be a real ass to work with and I'm going to take a wild guess and surmise that his being a total douche to people is why he's never and will never anchor the Evening News.

He's got no class.

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I noticed he walks as if he has a sticky stick up his butt too.

I came within millimeters of liking him on the first project because he didn't throw any of his teammates under the bus. I was wrong. He's a playground bully and I hated how he tried to sabotage the meeting with the Neat Co. execs by yabbering on the phone in the background. Stupid and childish tactic.

Tucker's Mom said...

Over inflated ego speaks volumes, as she can not even stand to be by herself for a minute. Does she realize how insecure and needy this makes her look? Not so much a strong person.
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I take comfort in knowing that aside from teens and early 20-somethings, grown ups see right through Kate's "I am woman, hear me roar" bullshit.
She is incapable of doing anything outside of local errands by herself. Completely. By. Herself.
Just reading her intact journal on pastebin, I see more fully the story of Kate and Jen flying cross country for a meeting with Sam's Club. Remember, when Kate was expecting a nice bit what's-in-it-for-me-bonus from Sams for you know, showing up (while all trip expenses were paid)? And Kate got pissed that the almost $800 check was less than she was expecting?
Yeah, that trip. Anyway, Kate bitches that they missed their connection because nobody came to get them. Huh?
Anyone here have an escort to take you from one gate to another for your connection? Ever? Anyone?
Beuller?
Anyone?

NJGal51 said...

LOL, me too Vanessa, me too! I was going to post the same thing about taco pie but got busy (my first day back at work after the holidays).

Kate is a twit said...

The Toronto Sun did an interview with Vivica Fox, and in the article, after the interview, the author lists various thoughts about CA, two of them were about Kate.

7.Why didn’t Kate Gosselin defend her lack of fundraising prowess with this statement: “I’m a single mother of 8, mother*ckers! And I have a delinquent ex-hubby?” Either way, she’s a lightweight. Next.

19.Wanna know why Jon Gosselin left Kate? Watch Apprentice and her 8 personalities. Poor Brandi is missing her Housewives bitches. (The Mommy Mess is reportedly dating millionaire, Jeff Precott, do don’t worry about her. For now)

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/06/vivica-a-fox-sounds-off-about-celebrity-apprentice

Rainbirdie said...

I prefer Brandi's real swearing bleeped out to Kate's 'holy crap' crap.

AuntieAnn said...

Sad but true said... 38

TLC Stinks . . . 21

Oh, good ole PB was there. Check out behind the cameraman.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6oCqfQCQAEZJGb.jpg

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Kate looks like a caterpillar that got stuck in its cocoon in that pic. Or a snake that can't shed its skin. The dress looks silly on her. It's two sizes too small.

And just what on God's green earth can she be saying into that microphone that in any way possible would promote Neat Co?

Tucker's Mom said...

Reality TV is showing signs of age and is evolving. I believe TLC will evolve again and Kate's days are numbered. After this CA run and the KatePlus8 Redux, she is toast because she simply is running out of time as the kids grow, not to mention none of them are talented.
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I agree, but think Kate will be able to film her kids until they are vocal enough and able to refuse, turn 18, or go to college.
I predict some of the kids will willingly film with Kate and go on to appear in other D-list trash RTV shows due to name recognition.
I think some kids will try to make a career of it.
How else does one have their own personal servant?

readerlady said...

Tucker's Mom 100 said -- "Anyone here have an escort to take you from one gate to another for your connection? Ever? Anyone?
Beuller?
Anyone?

I did, once, sort of. A friend and I were flying to NYC and had to change planes in Pittsburgh. There was construction or renovation going on in the concourse, and there was no good way to get from one gate to another. Our flight was late getting in and we had about 10 minutes to get clear to the other side of the airport. We were making a mad dash, running as fast as we could, and ran headlong into a pilot. He wanted to know what the big hurry was. When we told him, he radioed the gate to have our flight held and escorted us through a maintenance area to get to our gate more quickly. Saved a couple of excited and embarrassed girls quite a bit of time and helped preserve our dignity. I don't remember his name, but I do remember his airline -- American.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sorry...more thoughts...
I think the biggest threat to K+8 is the newly-minted "Quad Squad".
This is the closest TLC has come to recapturing that lightening in a bottle since J+K+8.

Anonymous said...

Great recap Admin. After reading it and all the comments, I'm beginning to feel sorry for Steve.

If it's true they were sharing the same hotel room, just imagine having to listen to her bitch every night about all the spiteful meanies she had to deal with all day. LOL

bm

Tucker's Mom said...

terri said... 46
OH SNAP!!! Kevin Jonas on Wendy Williams ans she asked him straight up if "That bodyguard of Kate's was there and always around". Kevin kind of smirked and said it was filmed a year ago and his memory was fuzzy and that he basically was pleading the fifth.
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What the hell happens to seemingly everyone who plainly sees Steve and Kate together, then can't or doesn't just come out and say it?
I like Kevin's response in that his non response is indeed, a response.

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse ;-)

Tucker's Mom said...

Wendy also asked how it felt to lose to Kate and he said he basically lost to Leeza because Kate didn't know what she was doing and Wendy says "Does she ever". I was loving it.

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Kate commenting on this is just a fool's errand. How can everyone on CA see that Kate was completely out of her depth, except her?
Oh, I know... rhetorical question!
Further, Kate made the huge mistake of calling Leeza out as scared, LIVE, while the show was being aired.

I really do hope Leeza responds to this, because unless this show was edited to kingdom come, that woman stepped up to the plate and saved the challenge.

Call Me Crazy said...

Jumping In said... 67

I feel completely manipulated by the show itself. This is simply product placement being flogged by botoxed women and beefcake men (well, mostly beefcake men).
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I don't feel manipulated at all, maybe because I have watched the show long enough to know what it is all about. I am not the least bit interested in what products or services the contestants end up shilling. I have no intention to rush out and buy any of them. The products are really besides the point. I watch this stupid show for completely mindless entertainment to chuckle or shake my head at has-been and fringe celebrities who think they are all that, acting more immature than children, and to sometimes be pleasantly surprised by the grace and intelligence of a few individuals.

It's all fake said...

I think the biggest threat to K+8 is the newly-minted "Quad Squad".
This is the closest TLC has come to recapturing that lightening in a bottle since J+K+8.
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I don't think so. Kate's fully invested in pushing the "living with teens" concept and I believe that she figures as long as she can cause enough controversy, which she's very good at, (talk about the TV public being manipulated), she'll appear on TV in some capacity when she needs the money. She has no intention of letting herself be forgotten and so far it's worked fairly well, between her fans and non fans both enjoying watching and dissecting her antics.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 50
At the same time, though, the genre might be showing signs of age — particularly on the networks, where recent efforts to jump-start the genre have fizzled and schedule staples have run their course.

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It's not wishful thinking, I have felt that reality TV has been on the decline, around about the time some really great scripted shows started to hit it huge like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Dramas and comedies will always be around but no niche genre can last foreve
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Streaming has caused a seismic shift in tv. When networks like Netflix puts forth tour de force shows like House Of Cards and major actors are now getting on board with this new line of tv, K+8 starts to look like a crappy, dirty-water, steamed-all-day-limp-and-bloated hot dog in a pigeon shit-flecked NYC street corner cart compared to Kevin Spacey's kobe beef Porterhouse.
(how'd ya like those tie-ins!)

Anonymous said...

When they think no one is looking, Steve sits with her.

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Is that the same 'no one is looking' re hotel rooms? Truly does anyone really care about all this subterfuge? Rat claw and the Horse's A** make a ridiculous statement with his just being in the same room.

OrangeCrusher

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 55
I'm not sure I emphasized this enough and I'm not caught up on comments yet but I flat out think Kate was lying about that check. Am I right? The biggest red flag to me is when she wouldn't tell Kenya what the check amount was for, even though she said she had a picture of it.
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Totally lying.
Liars will say TOO MUCH to get you to buy into the lie, and that's exactly what Kate did.
Kate tried way too hard to get people to believe that check actually existed.
There's no reason at all that she could not now say exactly who it was from and for how much, and have them corroborate her story.
That, of course, will never happen.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate is a twit said... 74

Well it sure looks like him in the picture that was tweeted. He's standing behind the guy in the blue shirt. You may have to blow up the picture, but that is definitely Steve.

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Steve is always in the background holding up a wall or shoved in with a bunch of people who appear to be ignoring him lol. What a useless job, almost as useless as Kate's "job"... whatever that is.

Rainbirdie said...

Celebrity Apprentice is making it clear that Kate has no possible showbiz career outside of her K+8 genre. Watching her interact with other celebrities - even C/D listers - it's painfully obvious that she just does not have one iota of the "it factor" and is completely out of her element. No charm or charisma at all.

NJGal51 said...

If TFW thinks she's acting with those exaggerated faces she must have gone to the Jim Carey school of acting. Her faces are way over the top and I don't see any of the other women doing that.

I think Brandi is supposed to be on WWHL one night this week. Those who tweet need to tell Andy to ask her if "the bodyguard" was with her the whole time. I'm going to see if I can send it in as an email question. If enough people ask the question so will Andy.

NJGal51 said...

Tucker's Mom - Agree completely. She was trying too hard to make everyone believe she had a check coming in. She even had a picture! If she's got a picture she needs to post it to prove it. Block out the routing & account numbers on the bottom.

Kate is a twit said...

Here's Kevin's interview on Wendy Williams. The part where he talks about is at approximately 2:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-35yNmosCk8

Sheri said...

Vanessa said...(72)

"I think a person with Asperger's tells the truth at all times, to a fault actually. No deception there.
Tfw tells the truth....?"

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Thank you Vanessa. I was trying to formulate a response to the Aspergers comparison and you summed it up nicely.

I don't discuss it much here because, even though touched upon, it was never really a prominent point, but my 19 year old daughter has Aspergers.

Yes, my daughter is very awkward in social situations. She has trouble communicating clearly her thoughts and she is honest to a, sometimes cringing, fault.

But daughter, despite being a teenager (who are often masters), can not lie at all convincingly. Even when she manages a little white lie, her conscience does not allow her to justify it and she will out herself in very short order.

It is my experience that she lacks the ability to maintain any sort of deception without great pains to her psyche and emotional well being. It will simply bother her so much that her only relief comes in telling the truth.

The longest she held on to a lie was a few days. And even though I knew she was lying, I let it go until she came to me with the truth. I knew I wouldn't have to wait long.

Kate, IMO, does NOT fit this profile at all. Kate lies with the voracity and consistency of someone without a conscience.

It's as though Kate a) truly believes her lies - which makes her a sociopath, b) can justify her lies as absolutely necessary - which makes her a sociopath or c) doesn't give a shit - which, guess what, makes her a sociopath.

So, bottom line, I think it's an unfair comparison. Kate is a narcissistic, delusional, opportunistic fame whore with delusions of grandeur, that's all.

NJGal51 said...

Gotta lone the PH withou the D! The conversation starts at the bottom.

MARIE @MY_2BCOLLIES
@tamonandpumba @Kateplusmy8 No kidding! The more drama they cause, the more money they make. Sad way to make $$ by hurting people.
6 January

Jennifer Dean @tamonandpumba
@MY_2BCOLLIES @Kateplusmy8 especially #Bravo personalities 😜
6 January

MARIE @MY_2BCOLLIES
@tamonandpumba @Kateplusmy8 And drama doesn't get the job done. All it does is delay the process. Some adults stuck with teen attitudes.
6 January

Jennifer Dean @tamonandpumba
@MY_2BCOLLIES @Kateplusmy8 you can tell she has teenagers 😜. Many adults stay stuck using drama as a means to cope.
6 January

MARIE @MY_2BCOLLIES
@tamonandpumba @Kateplusmy8 That's great advice from Kate "don't default to drama." Men & women should heed & would get more work done.👏👍
6 January

Jennifer Dean @tamonandpumba
@Kateplusmy8 love the " don't default to drama!"comment. I'll use that one often.
6 January

Conversation sent from Twitterrific

Tucker's Mom said...

ughE Dillon ‏@iPhillyChitChat 18h18 hours ago
. @koryaversa so far she doesn't remember our twitter war, but I am getting the side eye.
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OK, what's up with this guy? It's his JOB to get photos of Kate and he's peeing his pants instead of just going up to her, one professional to another?
Instead, he's taken this stealthy, side view from afar.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@ApprenticeNBC hope they see me as being kind courteous problem solving and smart. No yelling or fighting ..Just trying2outsmart:)"


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I'm still catching up and this is fascinating. Does she honestly see her behavior as kind and courteous? Just because you say please and thank you in the boardroom doesn't make you polite. You have to "live" politeness. She picked a fight with Keshia over the stupid name of the pie and she wouldn't let it got at least a day later. She refused to do what Shawn asked in that she was supposed to tweet her followers about the event. She wouldn't do what Brandi asked in that she was supposed to go outside and recruit people in. I'm convinced she LIED to the women about her check. And in the boardroom she interrupted people and talked over them constantly.

She was anything but courteous and kind. I don't even need to address her comment about playing the game "smart" lol.

Tucker's Mom said...

readerlady said... 80
I'm surprised to hear that Lorenzo Lamas didn't have any big money contacts. In addition to his own resume, he has Old Hollywood ties, thanks to his parents. They weren't top tier, but they were pretty far up the food chain. You'd think at least a few of those ties would have helped him out.
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That is a really good point.
Didn't Lorenzo have a RTV show some time ago? I seem to recall this-I remember his amazing CA home.
I liked Lorenzo in the commercial challenge and thought his vast acting experience was very useful.

Layla said...

Ratings are in for last night. CA started off with 6.79 million viewers/2.3 share (even up against Downton Abbey and The Good Wife), and last night dropped to 6.58 million viewers/2.1 share. A drop in ratings, and it wasn't even up against big competition like Sunday's show. Apparently some people didn't like what they saw and didn't bother to tune in for any more of it.

AuntieAnn said...

Rainbirdie said... 117

Celebrity Apprentice is making it clear that Kate has no possible showbiz career outside of her K+8 genre. Watching her interact with other celebrities - even C/D listers - it's painfully obvious that she just does not have one iota of the "it factor" and is completely out of her element. No charm or charisma at all.

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She could apply for the job of the gal sitting at that desk by the elevator on CA. She looks up and smiles at the celebs when they're leaving and that's about it. Sort of like what Steve does. Maybe he should apply for it.

Fllight of the Kiwi said...

I found it interesting that, unless I missed it, she never mentioned the amount of the check until the boardroom. Keshia talked about raising 7 or 8K and TFW snidely said under her breath her check was for 10K. Keshia's great comeback was something like "7K, 10K doesn't matter because it wasn't received. It doesn't count". 10K? And she had a picture of it? WTF does THAT mean?

Call Me Crazy said...

Sheri said ... 121

It's as though Kate a) truly believes her lies - which makes her a sociopath, b) can justify her lies as absolutely necessary - which makes her a sociopath or c) doesn't give a shit - which, guess what, makes her a sociopath.

So, bottom line, I think it's an unfair comparison. Kate is a narcissistic, delusional, opportunistic fame whore with delusions of grandeur, that's all.
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And a sociopath!!

Sheri - Thank you for sharing about your daughter.

silimom said...

Thanks for sharing, Sheri. I, too, have kids on the high end of the spectrum and have to agree, I don't think that's her issue.

I just want to add that Theory of Mind deficits (the inability to understand that others have a different viewpoint from your own, that someone else thinks differently) are common in many mental health diagnoses, not just ASD.

Anyhow, I am really enjoying the recap and comments. :-) It's entertaining to see Kate called out on her crap by her peers.

TLC stinks said...

Do ha think my mortgage company will accept a picture of my check next month?

AuntieAnn said...

@ApprenticeNBC hope they see me as being kind courteous problem solving and smart. No yelling or fighting ..Just trying2outsmart:)"


Pffft. She's playing the politeness card out of desperation. Courtesy is a foreign concept to her so I don't why she's doing it except that she hasn't got the guts or the brains to go nose to nose with any of those women, with the exception of Shawn whom she's playing surrogate mother to.

The others would chew her up and spit her across the room. She is totally out of her depth when it comes to outsmarting any of them.

Sara B said...

When Kate first sat at the table after accepting PM, she dialed a number. I bet almost anything it was Steve listening in on speaker. I bet she contacted him many, many times. Not that it really matters since Donald plans on keeping her around. She is painfully hard to watch with her peers. I usually enjoy watching her antics and squirm, but I am the one that is uncomfortable.

Losing Keisha and Kevin right off the bat-they would have been strong competitors.

Its gonna be Leeza and Geraldo in the finals.

Sara B

NJGal51 said...

TFW looks like she's got a mouth full of shit in this picture. Gimmie that mic! I own it!

@comcast: .@Kateplusmy8 and @MsVivicaFox at our @CelebApprentice viewing party. #CelebApprentice pic.twitter.com/8pGz7F2v9U

Tucker's Mom said...

Besides being an ego-inflated complete BORE, he looks dirty. Cut off the STUPID mustache, and cut your idiotic hair...it needs to be short and slicked back. If he did that, he'd look 20 years younger...he'd look younger, but he'd still be a douche.
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Oh, but Geraldo is very happy with his mustache, hair and happy trail.

TLC stinks said...

Kate may have masterminded a grand plan to remain on TV as a mom of 8 teens, but there's a problem: not all will participate and she needs all 8 to make her scheme work. Frankly, I don't think most people are interested in watching a bunch of brats and Kate eye rolling to the camera,. TLC needs to move on. They need to clean house for fresh ideas, kick out whoever the Kate lover is.

Call Me Crazy said...

Auntie Ann said ... 127

She could apply for the job of the gal sitting at that desk by the elevator on CA. She looks up and smiles at the celebs when they're leaving and that's about it. Sort of like what Steve does. Maybe he should apply for it.
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Ha, Ha. I think Amanda Miller works a lot harder than Steve, even just sitting at that desk and doodling in her notebook! She is actually a VP of Marketing in the Trump Organization! She also works closely with Ivanka on branding.

AuntieAnn said...

"don't default to drama", says the bitch whose only claim to fame was playing drama queen if a grass stain appeared on her children's clothes,or her husband didn't use a coupon when he bought a shower head. F-U Kate. You're fooling no one.

Tucker's Mom said...

I actually found myself feeling sorry for the people who watch this stuff and get so caught up in it. It's so blatantly fake from beginning to end.
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I think most get it. It's all just drama for ratings.
The fact is, both team's commercials are in the garbage can right after viewing. The REAL marketing and advertising is your product placed on CA, not the amateur commercial of bunch of D-listers make!
The men's team no showing the product long enough and all that who-shot-John is just for show. Both commercials don't even belong on 3 a.m. cable.
Wayne's World had better productions values!
It's like Penn said; it's a fake job on a fake show where you get fake fired.

Call Me Crazy said...

For anyone who is interested in some behind the scenes CA stuff, here is a fun podcast interview from 2012 with Amanda the receptionist:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/04/podcast-celebrity-apprentice-receptionist-amanda-miller/

Tucker's Mom said...

And just what on God's green earth can she be saying into that microphone that in any way possible would promote Neat Co?
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"Um, so like, I was the most excellent project manager because, like Leeza was too scared, and we like, had to figure out what to do with this scannerish thingy..."

Tucker's Mom said...

readerlady said... 106
Tucker's Mom 100 said -- "Anyone here have an escort to take you from one gate to another for your connection? Ever? Anyone?
Beuller?
Anyone?

I did, once, sort of.
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Wonderful when people go above and beyond (btw, Brandi recently singled out by name an airline gate worker on her Twitter, which got noticed by the airline!), but your case is a bit different in that it was spur of the moment, while Kate arranges help wherever she goes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It's fake to a point. I mean, Kate does suck at this game. That's not fake. People get caught up in scripted television too. I don't see the difference. Whatever floats your boat whatever you want to lose yourself in. That's the beauty of entertainment.

Tess said...

Vanessa said... 72
I think a person with Asperger's tells the truth at all times, to a fault actually. No deception there.
Tfw tells the truth....?
Yes. I would hate for anyone to think that RBF has anything to do with ASD. She is a narcissist - completely separate entity. She lies, manipulates, only sees others as objects to further her goals, needs constant adoration/praise and so on... She is conscious of what she is doing and has been doing it since childhood. She tries to turn on the charm when it benefits her. She's not good at it, but her attempt is in the name of self interest. Aspies in general try to learn social skills and often they have to do it by rote. They memorize a script for a certain situation and use it. They want to get along, just don't know how. They aren't looking at what they can get out of a person. Also, the odd phrasing of ASD is described as "little professor" type language. It is usually technical and precise and often quite advanced. RBF may use language in an odd way, however it most certainly can not be described as educated or "like a professor". I am speaking from both first hand personal experience as well as a couple of decades of professional involvement. There are some really good articles discussing the differences out there on the web. I'm sure they will have more info than my emotional ranting - LOL.

redbirdsings said...

Maybe Trump could do a Redemption CA. Have Jonas back, former contestants that want another shot at it.

kate? HELLO NO!!!

AuntieAnn said...

Call Me Crazy said... 137

Ha, Ha. I think Amanda Miller works a lot harder than Steve, even just sitting at that desk and doodling in her notebook! She is actually a VP of Marketing in the Trump Organization! She also works closely with Ivanka on branding.

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Thanks CMC, I didn't know that. Geez with a job title like VP of Marketing, you'd think Donald would give her her own office and not park her in the hallway in front of an elevator lol.

Mel said...

She's doing the kind, courteous thing to try to differentiate herself from all the meanies she has to work with.

See? Look how courteous I am! I say thank you for letting me speak. I lick your feet. I suck up like crazy to the men, and even turn on the tears so they can feel white knight-ish towards me.

And I'm kind! Look how I offered that one b*tch a tissue...right out of my own bra! And I told that young girl that I'm trying to manipulate into being my (sole) buddy not to pay any attention to those meanies.

I'm not mean like those other old hags!!

Anonymous said...

Tucker's Mom said...

...K+8 starts to look like a crappy, dirty-water, steamed-all-day-limp-and-bloated hot dog in a pigeon shit-flecked NYC street corner cart compared to Kevin Spacey's kobe beef Porterhouse.

88888888888888888888888888

Could you be a little more descriptive? I'm having a hard time visualizing your concept. Hahahaha!

PJ

Formerly Duped said...

I'm not really following all this although the recap was hilarious as are the comments. But what's this about Shawn Johnson's 'moon cycle?" A professional athlete succumbing to PMS? Weird.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Oh my, Admin, you are truly a rockstar! Thanks for this hilarious
account of the goings-on. A few thoughts from someone who
didn't watch:

TFW was determined to measure things, while Jamie wanted to
eyeball them? But, but, I thought real cooks don't use recipes?

The whole taco/enchilada thing reminds me of one of my favorite
"King of the Hill" episodes. Hank and his co-workers at the
propane store develop a comedy group, and Peggy suggests
calling them the Propane Maniacs. But her son Bobby has
a much better suggestion: The Propaniacs! They all toast
to the idea: "To the Propaniacs!" Except Peggy who says,
"To the Propane Maniacs!" C'mon, TFW, like they said in
Frozen: "Let it go!"

So TFM was on her arm last night. Which means she found
money in the couch cushions to pay for his services. Plus
the cost of a babysitter for the night (if their father was
allowed on the property, maybe he could've swung by and
stayed with them, but we know that isn't allowed). Plus the
cost of that new undersized dress she was wearing. This
all takes away from whatever income she earned for the
show back in March, and yet she still refuses to get a
"mediocre" job.

My guess is, when it's TFW's turn to appear on Wendy Williams,
one of the kids will, um, suddenly have the stomach flu, and, um, she'll be stuck at home. Wendy don't play, and I love her for it!

Blowing In The Wind said...

A drop in ratings, and it wasn't even up against big competition like Sunday's show. Apparently some people didn't like what they saw and didn't bother to tune in for any more of it.

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It was up against the three-hour premiere of The Bachelor, and there are quite a fewl yo-yos who are addicted to that show.

TLC stinks said...

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

New 'My Husband's Not Gay' show causes uproar

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/01/06/tlcs-my-husbands-not-gay-controversy-glaad-petition/21323931/

getofftwitter said...

Here we go, there is an article on the net about Kate dating Prescott/Jones whatever he is calling himself, that the reason Kate had no money for the pie thing is cause Jeff boy's $10,000 check did not make it to the pie shop. Another article said a check Kate was waiting for got lost in the snow storm, what snow storm? Still trying to throw people off from PB. I notice none of the TV rags or talk shows mentions Kate new BF. I have not heard anything. Other than what is on the net.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 142
It's fake to a point. I mean, Kate does suck at this game. That's not fake.
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I think the whole situation is contrived, but he people are real and sometimes, show who they really are.
So far, Kate has come across as more unintelligent than I would have expected.
I seriously didn't think she was that bad. When she had no idea what her technology product did, it was painful to watch.
I would expect that from an 80-year old luddite, not a 39-year old.

NJGal51 said...

Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) was on Howard Stern this morning and guess what...he arrived WITHOUT an entourage AND he took the subway to get there. In fact, he's staring in The Elephant Man on Broadway and takes the subway every day and walks around NY without a problem. So why does TFW need to have TFM glued to her side?

Rhymes woth Witch said...

I think a person with Asperger's tells the truth at all times, to a fault actually. No deception there.
Tfw tells the truth....?" 72

Tfw lies like a rug, even when there's no reason for it. Of course, given her history of deception, there usually is a reason - to maintain the facade.

Vanessa said...

It is my experience that she lacks the ability to maintain any sort of deception without great pains to her psyche and emotional well being. It will simply bother her so much that her only relief comes in telling the truth.

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Sheri, I have a niece who has Down's and she also cannot lie or deceive for any good length of time. She is mischievous and a bit sneeky, gets into harmless trouble all the time:) But she CAN NOT not spill it and come clean to her parents. Whenever she says "ok, I gotta confess" they are never disappointed with what she feels was misbehaving-such funny stories. She's such a joy!
Thanks for sharing:)

N.E. Psychologist said...

I just want to add that Theory of Mind deficits (the inability to understand that others have a different viewpoint from your own, that someone else thinks differently) are common in many mental health diagnoses, not just ASD.

That is an accurate statement. Thanks Silimom.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I just want to add that Theory of Mind deficits (the inability to understand that others have a different viewpoint from your own, that someone else thinks differently) are common in many mental health diagnoses, not just ASD.

That is an accurate statement. Thanks Silimom.


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I see. I think that's the common denominator that is the source of my confusion in trying to pin this woman down.

NJGal51 said...

I seem to remember when things started to blow up during filming because it came out that TFW had TFM there with her (she answered the phone in his room at night) and there was speculation that he was asked to leave because the other contestants were becoming disgruntled. I wonder if this is when she was fired becasue she had to actually work on her own without using him as her crutch. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Millicent said...

Admin - thanks for the great recap! Going into the first episode, I already didn't care for Geraldo Rivera. Years ago, when I was younger, I actually thought he was a good investigative journalist. And for all I know, maybe he once was. But I don't know how he makes it through standard doorways with a head that large! He is the non-lazy, successful version of Kate.

His reaction when Lorenzo Lamas casually placed his hand on his shoulder was very telling. He acted like it burned him. It wasn't like Lorenzo tried to give him a full body hug or something - it was just a casual gesture, but Geraldo literally flinched. Something off there and at his age, you would think he'd have a more tactful way of telling people that he doesn't like to be touched, a la Howie Mandell. I now find Geraldo utterly repugnant and hope he's gone soon (but he's smart, focused and driven, so I probably won't get my wish.)

Tucker's Mom said... 85
Geraldo saying that his voice is known by America? HA! I know it would take me a while to make the connection. This is what Mile Rowe does FOR A LIVING!
Rowe has that truly rare gift of an amazing voice. Maya Angelou had it. James Earl Jones has it. Geraldo? Give me a break.
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Exactly Tucker's Mom. Lauren Bacall had a unique and recognizable voice too. But Geraldo - that's mostly in his own mind.

I'm certainly none too impressed with Shawn either, but let's see if she improves over the next episode or two. I know some women do have very painful menstrual cycles, but I'm kind of surprised that an Olympian would be bedridden once a month. What would she do if she was in the middle of a competition, or training for a competition? Just take several days off? That doesn't jive with how often Olympian athletes (or serious athletes in general) work on through the pain and discomfort.

angie said...

My take on why purseboy is tagging along?
Because Kate is incapable and simply too stupid to make it from point A to point B by herself.
(and who knows if they are a couple--he's there to 'lead' her like Jon once did)

The end.

angie :)

High Sodium Content said...

Off topic forgive me. Anyone notice, no sitings of Kate and Steve at airports, even during her non world "book tour". Wonder if she bought him his own plane and they're going "private". He's had his FAA license since 2013. (FAA) is recognizing Steven Kurt Neild with inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database.

The database, which appears on the agency's website at www.faa.gov, names Neild and other certified pilots who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA. http://aviation-business-gazette.com/A48/B1/Pilot-Steven-Kurt-Neild-North-Potomac-MD.html

Millicent said...

It's all fake said... 95
I agree 100% and it seemed especially obvious throughout the whole Nuvo episode. I get the feeling from DT's questions that he has seen videos of the presentations before he gets into the board room and knows exactly what questions to ask to ramp up the drama and backstabbing. I actually found myself feeling sorry for the people who watch this stuff and get so caught up in it. It's so blatantly fake from beginning to end.
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Some stuff is definitely scripted or planned for ahead of time. I agree that the producers and DT definitely view a lot of the footage and the video presentations, etc., long before they arrive at the boardroom to discuss how each team did. It's similar to tribal council on Survivor, where Jeff Probst asks probing questions. His questions are framed based on the personal interactions and other drama that's been going on during the week. When he reads the votes, they have already pulled the votes, tallied them, and they are read in the order the producer wants them read, not randomly. All so-called reality tv shows have been manipulated in one way or another.

I think some people do take these shows literally, but many more do use their critical thinking skills and can spot phoniness much more easily. The reason I still watch some reality shows is for the human factor - how do people behave under stress? how do they work with others? Are they gracious and civil to others; or are they crass and rude? (I never saw Kenya before in my life, but after two episodes I find her almost unbearable and extremely full of herself. By contrast, Viveca Fox makes me laugh with her attitude and approach. Can't stand Geraldo, and didn't think I'd like Lorenzo Lamas. Instead, I have found him quite likable, and am impressed with Ian Ziering.

That's why I watch some reality shows, because they can be eye openers.

silimom said...

OMG! I just started watching the second challenge with Kate as PM. How on earth can Miss "I'm the most organized person on the planet" not understand how the product works? It is a scanner that scans in your receipts, documents, etc.

Sheesh, how about, oh, take the working mom angle. Most moms are also the keepers of the schedules and information at their homes, married, divorced, or single. What woman would rather spend time organizing their filing system looking for receipts for taxes, etc. when she could be playing with her kids, having a romantic dinner with her husband or a girls night out? Now all you have to do is scan the receipt in and the neat connect does all the work. Voila! This product is so simple it's Neat!

She can't even tap into the ONE area she claims to be an expert in. I hope this relationship with what'shisname is legit because the only way she's going to be able to maintain her standard of living is to marry someone rich.

silimom said...

OMG! I just started watching the second challenge with Kate as PM. How on earth can Miss "I'm the most organized person on the planet" not understand how the product works? It is a scanner that scans in your receipts, documents, etc.

Sheesh, how about, oh, take the working mom angle. Most moms are also the keepers of the schedules and information at their homes, married, divorced, or single. What woman would rather spend time organizing their filing system looking for receipts for taxes, etc. when she could be playing with her kids, having a romantic dinner with her husband or a girls night out? Now all you have to do is scan the receipt in and the neat connect does all the work. Voila! This product is so simple it's Neat!

She can't even tap into the ONE area she claims to be an expert in. I hope this relationship with what'shisname is legit because the only way she's going to be able to maintain her standard of living is to marry someone rich.

Tucker's Mom said...

I don't want to miss thanking Admin for a hilarious recap. I've missed those!
Plus, there have been great comments and sharing today and I wanted to say how much I've enjoyed it.

AuntieAnn said...

Great recap Admin. After reading it and all the comments, I'm beginning to feel sorry for Steve.

If it's true they were sharing the same hotel room, just imagine having to listen to her bitch every night about all the spiteful meanies she had to deal with all day. LOL

bm

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I don't feel sorry for the guy, but like you say, I'll bet there was much sobbing and wailing and gnashing of teeth from Kate and he probably had to talk her into continuing every day they were there. She's really very helpless without him. There are some days I'm sure the stupid arse earns his paycheck.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@kateplusmy8 Kate is not having any backtalk! LOL Priceless expressions! #CelebApprentice

Milo, you moron. That clip had nothing to do with any backtalk. Her wide-open mouth was her response to the comment that Shawn had her period.

Silimom said...

Sorry moderators - It didn't look like me comment had gone through and I think I sent it four or five times. :-( Please delete the duplicates. Thanks!

Mel said...

Maybe the reason that one guy wouldn't say anything today about Steve is because it's part of the later story line? And they're not supposed to talk about that?

So not necessarily that he's hiding it. Just not saying because it's a scene in the show later?

Rainbirdie said...

Before the challenge, in the van, Shawn shared the little fact of being unwell because of her period with several million of her closest friends. When Vivica was asked in the boardroom who she would want to swap out, she brought up that Shawn was not feeling well. Donald (knowing full well the answer to every question he asks) kept pushing for clarification which led to the "she got her damned period" moment. (Which, by the way, gave Kate another opportunity to try out her "mouth-dropping shocked" looked.) If Shawn didn't want that info shared on a continually filmed reality tv show, she could have kept that private. Having said that, I just don't see what the big deal is. Women have periods & some don't feel well during that time. It's not exactly shocking news.

AuntieAnn said...

Mel said... 62

I hated how she acted all maternal to that Olympic girl. Kind, older woman, just showing the newbie the way. Being all motherly to her.

TFW was projecting to the girl that she, TFW, was protecting her from all those mean other women.

When in reality it was all about TFW setting it up so that she wasn't standing alone, ostracized by the women her age. It was just a means to having herself a partner.

She's USING that girl.

And the stupid girl falling for it. She's clearly aligned herself with TFW.

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I think she bonded with Shawn because the poor baby said she usually spends her period in her bed which is something Kate can 'like totally' relate to.

And yes, the way she went around the project room like the little red hen making sure people were fed was another transparent suck up ploy that made me gag. As if Brandi and Kenya couldn't find their way to the table five feet away where the food was sitting. Clearly she was lost and didn't know exactly what she should be doing. She does not belong on Celebrity Apprentice and it's becoming very apparent to everyone there.

TLC stinks said...

I would love for Steve's presence to be part of a storyline in CA. She was very dependent on Jon and Steve has stepped into that role. He and Gina have got to be separated. No wife would put with it.

Tucker's Mom said...

If Shawn didn't want that info shared on a continually filmed reality tv show, she could have kept that private. Having said that, I just don't see what the big deal is. Women have periods & some don't feel well during that time. It's not exactly shocking news.
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The buck stops with Shawn. Yes, you're riding in a van full of women...with a camera!
I can see me being that naive and sharing at her age. I trusted way too much. Perhaps she didn't think that would make it to the episode, but whoops, it became a central storyline.

TLC stinks said...

Pretending to be maternal. Blech! Such a liar.

no one in particular (NOIP) said...

#163 Steve Neild middle name is Keith not Kurt. FYI

Anonymous said...

Khate has finally inspired me!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

TLC = Total Load'a CRAP!

franky

TLC stinks said...

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/06/vivica-a-fox-sounds-off-about-celebrity-apprentice

Author adds his thoughts:

7.Why didn’t Kate Gosselin defend her lack of fundraising prowess with this statement: “I’m a single mother of 8, mother*ckers! And I have a delinquent ex-hubby?” Either way, she’s a lightweight. Next.

19.Wanna know why Jon Gosselin left Kate? Watch Apprentice and her 8 personalities.

That last one is hilarious. So true.

Mel said...

I do have to say that the ladies in the van showed concern when Shawn said, "I hurt."
They all immediately turned to her, showing concern, asking what happened. When it turns out that it's her 'moon cycle' they lost interest.

I do find it odd that an athlete would be side-lined by cramps. At an Olympic level event event I would expect that no one uses cramps as an excuse for anything. But maybe they do, who knows.

At that moment I was thinking that maybe she's been a little coddled.

By the time she said that she hurt she'd already decided that she wasn't going to play at full strength that day. She'd already decided she was going to take it easy.

She wasn't asking for consideration...she'd already decided that she wasn't going to step up to the plate that day. That's the part I didn't like.

Rainbirdie said...

AuntieAnn said... 173
And yes, the way she went around the project room like the little red hen making sure people were fed was another transparent suck up ploy that made me gag. As if Brandi and Kenya couldn't find their way to the table five feet away where the food was sitting.
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Which led to Brandi saying something along the lines of 'get a lollipop and get back to f*cking work'. Brandi totally has Kate figured out and I don't think she's any more impressed than we are.

Tucker's Mom said...

She wasn't asking for consideration...she'd already decided that she wasn't going to step up to the plate that day. That's the part I didn't like.

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I'm not sure how I feel about Shawn. I know, without a doubt, that some women suffer from pain and cramping during their cycle. Athletes are not immune and have to work with and around the pain as best they can.
But, Shawn did seem to give up.
Meds can usually make women comfortable enough to function, which is all she was asked to do. Go to a store and pick out plates, then come back and pull her weight in a large group.
IIRC, Shawn doesn't last much longer.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"After nap, I went in and Hannah was ‘tattling’ on Collin….HE WAS IN AADEN’S CRIB WITH HIM!!!!!!"
Can someone explain to me what is so horrrifying about 2 year old Collin seeking comfort in his brother's crib? I just don't understand.She told him no more! How was this litttle boy wrong? Most parents are happy and snap a picture when two of their kids are found sleeping/hanging out together.

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More ignorance from Kate. Is normal for multiples to want to sleep together. I would put the twins I nannied for to bed in their twin beds and then check on them later and now and again one or the other of them would be in bed with the other, sound asleep. They must have been 7 or 8.

It wasn't a big deal, I never said anything about it or embarrassed them. They grew out of it. I think it was sweet and speaks to the bond among multiples. We asked them many times if they wanted their own rooms and they said NO. Literally a room sat empty in the house ready for them for a decade and a half because they just didn't want it until finally the LATE, LATE teen years.

readerlady said...

One thing to consider about Shawn is that she may not be that used to having a period. The intensive training of certain sports, like gymnastics, running, figure skating, can suppress a young woman's periods. There are also injections they can take (DepoProvera, I think) that will suppress their periods. She's not in training now, so nature takes its course (no pun intended).

I don't know which is more enjoyable -- admin's recap or the comments here. I'm still laid up with the flu, so y'all are keeping me thoroughly entertained.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

They made me sad because they both kept saying “We tried to be on our best behavior!” the both chose a pack of cookies for a dollar."
I think this may be one of the saddest entries, along with the ones where the kids get hit.I hate it so much when parents scold little children for things they cannot control.How can she live with herself,


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I find entries like that difficult too. She doesn't understand I guess that 4-5 year old or however old they are are is just LEARNING how to control the things they hold onto, their dexterity is developing. They are just learning to close up your coin pouch, to do the sort of things adults do out of habit. The world is all new to them, a child doesn't come with everything all programmed in. It takes time, it takes years.

She acts like the kids are doing this to spite her. A child is not spilling his milk on purpose nor is he spilling his money everywhere on purpose. It's so hard for a little kid to control all those rolling loose coins.

They are scolded for things they truly cannot help which probably only serves to make them even more nervous when it comes up again, fumbling things even MORE.

AuntieAnn said...

There are plenty of remedies out there to relieve menstrual pain. Her doc would certainly prescribe something for her and there are herbal teas and other natural approaches that lessen the pain considerably. But staying in bed for the duration? Aunt Pittypat - maybe, but not an Olympic athlete for crying out loud.

High Sodium Content said...

Does any else find CA boring? I recorded, so I do a lot of fast forwarding. The board room seems to take up almost most of the time. Is that because that's the Donald's "time". I liked Gilbert most of the time. He was funny. Kate is just an odd duck, zero personality, zero contribution, acts like a moron. I wonder if we'll hear any more about her "consulting" w/ the body guard. She sure hasn't pulled her weight.

Rhymes with Witch said...

She acts like the kids are doing this to spite her. 185

You're right and it's probably the most terrifying part of her. Her egocentricity is unbelievable. She may give lip service to the feelings of others, but she really doesn't see or feel past herself. I worked with a woman like once, but she was capable of some compassion. Katie is not.

PA Dutch Mom said...

I don't know which is more enjoyable -- admin's recap or the comments here. I'm still laid up with the flu, so y'all are keeping me thoroughly entertained.

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Feel better, reader. I have it, too. Problem is, I just can't seem to stay awake. I guess, though, if I'm going to get it, this is the week to do so. We're expecting windchills of minus 15 to minus 20 tomorrow night. Today was a rough day on the roads, even though we only had about three inches of snow. It stuck to the roads and things are getting icy tonight.

The Gosselins' school was delayed two hours today, but other schools here weren't, and some supers are really taking the heat for it because buses were late (sometimes as much as an hour) and kids were waiting a very long time out in the brutal cold at the bus stops. The news crew at the local station interviewed one of the supers in charge, and he said his advice is to wear gloves and boots. Duh. Never would have thought of that. But, hey, it's January in PA. As long as we don't have that gripping nasty Polar Vortex again, all is good.

I wouldn't mind being on a beach in South Florida, though.

Anonymous said...

Robert has a new post up at Gosselin Book: "Kate Gosselin Has Been Selling Her Babies To The Highest Bidder Since Before They Were Born".

bm

The post contains the letter she wrote to Gymboree soliciting "help".

redbirdsings said...

Tucker's Mom...said

...K+8 starts to look like a crappy, dirty-water, steamed-all-day-limp-and-bloated hot dog in a pigeon shit-flecked NYC street corner cart compared to Kevin Spacey's kobe beef Porterhouse.

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Hey Tucker's, can we add IN PAPER after Hot Dog???

Bwahahahaha!

redbirdsings said...

OT: Farrah has ruined her lips.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/farrah-abrahams-lip-injections-go-horribly-bad/ar-BBhBwVB#image=1

PatK said...

Fired Up 4 Kate‏@MiloandJack·5m5 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Did you noticed how infatuated the camera was w/you every time you ate a bite or drank anything? LOL Why? Ur #FitAndTrimAsEver

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Oh.My.God. Give it up, Gladys.

Excuse me while I lean over the veranda railing to hurl.

NJGal51 said...

OK, I'm about to channel Joan Rivers about Shawn having her period so if you're easily offended stop reading now.

Oh boo f^cking hoo! Put a cork in it and get to work!

PA Dutch Mom said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 8m8 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Did you noticed how infatuated the camera was w/you every time you ate a bite or drank anything? LOL Why? Ur #FitAndTrimAsEver

Ugh! Here we go with the body thing again. This can't be a woman tweeting this, can it? Come on, Robert...if you know, spill it. No names, addresses, photos or anything like that. Just gender and relationship to Kate. Catfish or just obsessed crazy fan?

Another thought, Milo. Maybe, just maybe, if the camera zeroed in on her eating or drinking it was to show that she was stuffing herself instead of doing actual work. Nah, couldn't be. Not your Kate!

Jillygee said...

FYI: new Gosselinbook post.

Formerly Duped said...

I think it's kind of wimpy to complain in a 'work' situation that you can't do your share due to cramps. Most women have them at one time or another and can't take an entire week off to stay in bed! Shawn should have been prepared with meds, those stick-on heating pads, whatever works. Obviously she would know she might have to deal with her 'moon cycle' during CA. What about DWTS? That's true about athletes having suppressed cycles but she has not been in gymnastics for a while, In fact, she gained a lot of weight at one time.

NJGal51 said...

@JoVeSi: @Kateplusmy8 search for her name on the X1 operating system @XFINITY at #CelebApprentice viewing party. #ComcastNews pic.twitter.com/qxioriumo5
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Did TFW have more work done? It looks like maybe cheek implants and maybe a little lip plumping. Those don't look like her cheekbones to me and I don't think that it's just bad makeup. What do you ladies think?

Jeremy said...

Neat is based in Philadelphia. If she was a different person, she could have transitioned into a gig as their paid spokeswoman. Another opportunity lost.
Re Keisha. I have to think all celebs call and line up doners before they film "sometime I will call you and need $ on short notice for charity". At least the true competitors do. It could be that she did call Cosby and he refused, but she didn't want to tarnish his image.

localyocul said...

MiChi said... 73
DRINK!!! Here's another deleted scene. So far, "eight" has been mentioned in both deleted scenes that she's been in. Interesting to note here that 1) Jamie has been her sole ally and 2) This was the task Kate was PM on!!! Grrr.
http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/video/deleted-scene-don-jr-visits-the-women/2837612?onid=216886#fbcomments

(((

I love the way she started in on her "I have 8 kids" spiel and Junior say "we're working on number five..not near as many as you but" . Um, no, that's pretty close to eight hahaha!

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