I love watching Celebrity Apprentice, partially because Donald Trump is so entertaining (in a train wreck kind of way), but if he tries to take credit for Trace Adkins' success one more time I am gonna scream. Evidently The Donald does not realize how ignorant it makes him sound every time he tries to claim credit for the popularity of Trace Adkins. He has done it numerous times. In the Celebrity Apprentice finale when Trace Adkins sang his song, "You're Gonna Miss This," Trump claimed credit for the song going to #1. Tonight when Adkins showed up as part of a country music artist task, Trump made another reference to himself as the reason Adkins is such a big country music star.
I realize that there are many people who don't follow country music who didn't know Adkins before Apprentice, and were introduced to him and his music through the show. But for goodness sakes, Adkins has a been a huge country star for quite a few years. Believe it or not, his huge hit Honkey Tonk, Badonka Donk had nothing to do with The Donald and there were a whole lot of people singing that song who didn't follow country music or watch Apprentice. Speaking of reaching a non-country audience, Adkins has been appearing on Bill Maher's show since way back when Maher was on ABC. Sorry Donald, but you probably owe as much to Trace Adkins for him introducing his fans to Apprentice as you do for introducing him to your fans.
UPDATE: Spoiler Alert!! Don't read further unless you have watched the episode.
A few thoughts about tonight's board room... Donald Trump fired project manager Goldberg. Last week he fired Selena because she didn't do enough and didn't have enough fire. He could have fired the project manager, Holly, who clearly targeted the wrong consumers (moms) and did not focus on the endurance aspect of the product as they had been instructed. Instead he fired the person who had the least to do with the task. Tonight he could have fired Brett, who did the most on the task. I don't think he should have done that because Brett did a really good job. His only limitation was the singer who refused to be made over to much extent. He could have fired Curtis, who said he was managing time for the task. Curtis did not manage time well, spending the majority of the photo shoot time sitting in traffic with the singer's wardrobe. If Brett had more time to focus on styling the singer for the shoot he might have gotten him to try more new things. Instead they were rushed to do the majority of the shoot in about 20 minutes. Instead he fired Goldberg, saying he should not have volunteered to be project manager since he was not the one with knowledge of the task. I just thought it was interesting to see how different the criteria for firing was this week from last week. I think it all comes down to who Trump wants to fire. It is his show and that is part of what does make it so interesting. You never really know who is safe and who isn't. I guess that is one of the reasons I never miss an episode.