‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ review: Was Marilu Henner or Lil Jon checkmated?

All-Star Celebrity ApprenticeFor the first time all season long, we had an “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” episode without the weird and wacky man known as Gary Busey. This was sad in some ways, but at the same time, we really have to admit that we were still able to breathe the clean air and say that everyone was okay. We did not absolutely have to have Busey in order to have a good time, especially with an episode that was all about creating an entertaining space for Foxwoods.

We don’t want to beat around the bush here, since this challenge really was a slaughter from the get-go. For whatever reason, Marilu Henner, as Project Manager for her team, decided that she needed to go with something intellectual with her “King” theme that included chess. Why was this a good idea? The simple answer here is that it wasn’t. Chess is a great game, but not if you are trying to sell some sort of major experience.

On the flip side, Lisa Rinna used Penn Jillette’s contacts were almost to perfection, as he was able to bring in the likes of Teller, a famous chef, and Lisa Lampanelli from last season. Their “Joker” theme was perfectly suited for them, and they delivered on just about every count.

The only teal defense that Marilu had after losing the task was trying to point out the obvious, which in this case was that Trace has been surly for about three weeks now, and really does not even act like he is that excited to be there. The problem here though is that most of the problems with her presentation were ideas that she came up with, from the decor to the chess. There wasn’t much of a leg for her to stand on, and it’s not like Foxwoods hated what the other two did and it was Marilu’s time to go.

Overall, what was your take on this week’s task, and did Trump fire the right person? It you want to check out some more of the latest news in relation to the show, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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