Despite the fact that the women are perhaps the worst team ever, the men lost again in The Celebrity Apprentice 3 Episode 6. With this loss, project manager Bill Goldberg was sent home.
Sharon’s feeling like she doesn’t want to play any more, and she doesn’t like the vibe from her team.
Melania Trump and their son Barron are there with Donald. Please don’t tell me they’re going to let this kid take a seat at Trump’s side in the boardroom.
RockSolid has hit rock bottom. Curtis moves over to Tenacity. Maria and Sharon move to RockSolid. This is a relief to Sharon.
Apparently, the lesson in having Barron there playing golf (which technically is a sport) is to get people physical and not just mental. The task is to create and run a workout class at 24 Hour Fitness, which will donate $24,000 for the best workout. This is a fundraising task, so they will need to tap their contacts for money. Somebody must be there to take the class for their donors, or the donations will not count.
Sharon volunteers for RockSolid because she hears it’s a fundraiser. Holly wants to be the PM beause she hasn’t won yet.
Cyndi will be bailing on the task because she has a previous commitment. Again. That’ll even the odds at 3 against 3, more or less. Although she is gone, Holly tasks her with raising $30,000 while she’s away. Either she’ll contribute big, or Holly will have an excuse for wanting her fired (again/still).
Curtis takes over right when Tenacity gets into the room.
Both teams are happy teams, something we have not seen so far this season, although that won’t stop Holly and Summer from ganging up on Cyndi to the extent they are able.
Bret suggests a theme of sweating like a rock star. Then they go off track and get perverted.
Curtis suggests focusing on guns and buns. He’ll go with arms, while Summer focuses on the butt. Holly’s focus will be fundraising.
RockSolid has a goal to just make it fun. They don’t expect to have or need a professional level training experience. Although they go to meet with the trainer from 24 Hour Fitness, they pretty much just ignore her.
The graphic designer shows up while Holly is making calls. Holly tries to call Summer and hears a phone ringing on the table. That’s not good. She’s unable to get in touch with Curtis either. While she waits for them to show up, Holly rambles pointlessly, until Curtis gets back and sets things on the right track.
As a souvenir of their experience, the RockSolid class participants will be able to take away a laminated backstage VIP pass. A smart idea to go along with their misguided jokes, but they finally put the stuff about thrusting and gynecology behind to get real advertising.
Cyndi’s making an effort, but she has no idea what time or where she’s sending anybody.
Sharon assigns Bret to the task of getting bodies to stand in for those who will be donating.
Ozzy happens to be going to an event with the WWE that night, which Sharon hopes will net the money their team needs. They seem to be putting all their eggs in one basket.
When Bret goes to pick up the marketing materials from the graphic designer, he realizes he’s made some spelling/grammar mistakes. Oh well. He’s willing to live with those errors.
Summer feels like the weak link for her team’s fundraising. She doesn’t have the connections, and she doesn’t like asking for money anyway.
Maria’s demonstrating the routine to Bret, who mostly just wants to stare at Maria’s butt.
Summer and Curtis got off track to fundraise, rather than doing their assigned tasks. While it was a necessary evil, the amount of delegation Holly has done is putting them in a tough spot. They’d like Holly to do the music for them… if only Summer didn’t have the CD with her in her bag. They’ll have to return to Holly through NYC traffic.
Holly keeps plugging away at the fundraising, but she doesn’t have any illusion she can actually beat Sharon at this task.
For her part, Sharon has received $30,000 from the WWE. It could be a problem if that’s all she has up her sleeve, but her final target is $100,000.
The next day, Cyndi is back, and Holly actually has some non-negative things to say about her for a change.
Ivanka thinks RockSolid seems to be working together much better and are having a lot of fun. But this could all still end up as a total disaster.
When they left last night, they were unable to get back to the gym, so Curtis and Summer are in a mad dash to finalize their workout the following morning. They realize that they’ve got nobody for their first session, so Summer wanders around the gym and hopes to find some people, sending Cyndi to the PA to make an announcement.
Upon arrival, Holly’s still in fundraising mode. This is her main concern. Whatever else is going on around her is not her problem.
Summer starts off her first class with two people, but things improve as the day goes on. On the other side, Bret’s got plenty of people lined up and waiting.
Tenacity has a good fundamental workout, and they are able to connect to the people in the class on an individual basis.
RockSolid has a very fun class, although some of their thrusting and other moves are a little… questionable.
With time running out, Holly has a $50,000 donation from Ron Burkle that could make or break them. She’s waiting for a fax from the donor, who’s trying to find a way to make that big a donation. With about a minute left, the fax comes through.
Sharon has nothing but glowing compliments for her team. Holly, also, was thoroughly impressed with the mixed up team. But she doesn’t think they won.
If her team lost, Holly does not have an answer to who should leave, although she does think she was the star. She was inspired by her team for going to bat for her.
Holly believes based on the VIP pass that RockSolid won the $24,000. In turn, Sharon thinks that it went to Tenacity because they know how to do a professional workout.
Because the goal was an original celebrity workout and they not only had a good workout but one that was innovative, RockSolid won the vote from the 24 Hour Fitness judges. Granted, they’re gonna have to tweak it and take out some of the more sexual moves in order to be able to actually use it.
In total, including the $24,000, RockSolid raised $131,803. Tenacity managed to raise $206,090. Those two figures combined, plus Maria’s $10,000 free throw money, gives Holly $347,893 for her charity, the HollyRod Foundation.
Trump wants to know from Cyndi who should be fired like a dog. She doesn’t have an answer. Curtis wouldn’t fire Bret. Holly offers her opinion without being asked: Sharon said the other night she wants to go home. However, Holly would fire the person who raised the least money, which turns out to be Bret.
This brings us to the flaw in RockSolid’s strategy. Sharon took it upon herself to raise the money, whereas the other team all pitched in to some extent. Of course, in each case, everybody wished they had been allowed to make more of an effort at this particular part of the task.
Sharon says it was her miss, so with that said, it’s not fair for Bret or Maria to go. As we approach the end, someone with those kind of fundraising funds will prove more successful on the final tasks.
While Sharon was willing to fall on the sword for her team, in an interesting twist, nobody will be fired because everybody did such a great job. Certainly not an expected outcome, but I’d rather have that than just firing people just for the sake of firing them.
Holly has decided to donate to Sharon’s charity, the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Celebrity Apprentice 3 Episode 8, which airs Sunday at 9/8c on NBC.