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Celebrity Apprentice 2011 Includes An Interest Mix of Talent

Updated on January 23, 2016
The 2011 Celebrity Apprentice Cast
The 2011 Celebrity Apprentice Cast | Source

The New Season Starts on Sunday, March 6th

Season Four of the Celebrity Apprentice may just be the most interesting of them all. Donald Trump selected sixteen individuals you will hear and read about over the next several weeks. The list includes former Partridge Family member David Cassidy, Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes, LaToya Jackson, actor Gary Busey, Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco, recording artists Meat Loaf, country artist John Rich, actress Lisa Rinna, music artist and host Mark McGrath, former co-host of "The View" Star Jones, singer and celebrity pitch person Dionne Warwick, original "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch, Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin, Playboy playmate Hope Dworaczyk, supermodel Niki Taylor, and rapper Lil Jon.

The first episode begins on Sunday night, March 6 beginning at 9PM/8PM Central on NBC.

I am the first to admit, that the cast for Season four of the Celebrity Apprentice could be a trainwreck. Many members of the cast have had some checkered past. I really do not know who to begin with on this one. This season cast may just have more people you just cannot stand than like. I will not pick a winner until closer to the end of the season. Honestly, I will want to see how each of the cast does on the tasks. I will list who goes home each week. It is always fun to keep track of who still remains.

The celebrities are all playing for a charity of their choice. Last season, over $1.2 million was raised for charity. This season will be interesting to say the least. Stay tuned.

Episode Recap

Season 4 Episode 1 - Men's Team (Backbone) Women's Team (A.S.A.P.)

Task - Running a pizzeria for charity. PM's - Richard Hatch and Star Jones

Winning Team - A.S.A.P

Board Room - Richard Hatch, David Cassidy, Jose Canseco

Fired - David Cassidy

Episode 2 - Task creating, editing and performing a children book for 4-5 year olds.

PM's - Lisa Rinna and Meat Loaf

Winning Team - Backbone

Board Room - Lisa Rinna, Star Jones, Dionne Warwick

Fired - Lisa Rinna

Episode 3 - Camping World RV Showcase

PM's - Niki Taylor and Gary Busey

Winning Team - Backbone

Board Room - All members of A.S.A.P.

Fired - Niki Taylor

Episode 4 - ACM Commercial

PM's - NeNe Leakes and Lil Jon

Winning Team - Backbone

Board Room - All members of A.S.A.P.

Fired - Dionne Warwick

Episode 5 - Art Gallery

Jose Canseco left the show due to a family medical situation.

PM's - John Rich and Marlee Matlin

Winning Team - A.S.A.P. (Both teams raised an Apprentice record of $1.6 million)

Board Room - Both teams did very well at the task and Donald Trump allowed the women's team to decide if Trump should fire someone from the losing team.

Fired - Richard Hatch

Episode 6 - Australian Gold Box

PM's - Mark McGrath and LaToya Jackson

Winning Team - A.S.A.P.

Board Room - Mark McGrath and Gary Busey

Fired - Mark McGrath

Episode 7 - Omaha Steaks

PM's - Hope Dworaczyk and Gary Busey

Winning Team - A.S.A.P.

Board Room - All members of Backbone.

Fired - Gary Busey

Episode 8 - Trump SoHo Hotel

PM's - Star Jones and John Rich

Winning Team - (well, no winner really, just the team who not that awful) Backbone

Board Room - Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, and LaToya Jackson

Fired - LaToya Jackson

Episode 9 - Farouk Systems Hair Care

PM's - Lil Jon and NeNe Leakes

Winning Team - Backbone

Board Room - Star Jones, Hope Dworaczyk, and NeNe Leakes

Fired - Hope Dworaczyk

Note - This episode was cut short by twenty minutes as the nation learned about the death of Osama Bin Ladin. Another footnote was that Donald Trump brought back LaToya Jackson. Trump has never brought back a fired Apprentice candidate in all seasons of the show (both regular and Celebrity Apprentice).

Episode 10 - Comedy Show

Trump switches the teams as Meat Loaf joins A.S.A.P. and NeNe goes to Backbone. NeNe quits the show because of her feud with Star Jones.

PM's - LaToya Jackson and Meat Loaf

Winning Team - A.S.A.P.

No boardroom as LaToya admitted that she should take the fall in losing the task and she was fired.

Episode 10 - OnStar Commercial

PM's -John Rich and Marlee Matlin

Winning Team - Backbone

Board Room - Meat Loaf, Star Jones, and Marlee Matlin

Fired - Star Jones

Episode 11 - The Final Two Are Decided

The final four contestants interview with the three previous Celebrity Apprentice winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, and Bret Michaels. Upon their recommendations, Trump fires Lil Jon and Meat Loaf. The finalists are John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

Task - 7UP Retro Campaign

Each contestant could choose to promote 7UP Retro of the 1970's or 7UP Retro of the 1980's. Marlee chose the 70's theme with the Harlem Globetrotters. John Rich chose the 80's theme with a concert from Def Lepard. Marlee's team consisted of Meat Loaf, LaToya Jackson, and Richard Hatch. John Rich's team consisted of Lil Jon, Star Jones, and Mark McGrath. The teams had to create a can design, a 60 second ad, and a themed release party coinciding with their theme for their 7UP Retro campaign.

Episode 12 - The Finale

Both teams had very good themes. Personally, I thought John Rich's team was the better of the two themes. I really liked the can design with the zebra stripes. It looks really cool. In the end, Trump chose John Rich as the fourth Celebrity Apprentice.

Celebrity Apprentice Preview

John Rich on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


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      europewalker 7 years ago

      This season should be interesting, some of these people are real nut jobs!