“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken was a contender from the outset on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” making it clear that he’s not up for coming in second place again. While his co-finalist Arsenio Hall, though still a hard worker throughout the season, mostly established a reputation for losing it with teammate Aubrey O’Day and letting loose a tirade of choice expletives about the pop singer.
Donald Trump and others seemed satisfied that Arsenio stepped up and apologized for his actions, but many fans — and Aubrey herself — still have a bad taste in their mouths about the former talk show host. But will it cost him the win on Sunday (May 20) night? Will it have any impact at all on Trump’s decision?
Probably not, being that he’s made it to the final boardroom, but Trump’s been swayed by beautiful women before (cough Dayana Mendoza cough). So perhaps a last-minute plea from Aubrey could play a role?
Both men seemed to be having their fair share of problems with the final task — creating an awareness ad for their respective charities, the National Inclusion Project for Clay and the Magic Johnson Foundation for Arsenio, and a fundraising event/variety show. So a positive or negative review from their teammates could have more of an impact on Trump’s decision in the live finale Sunday night.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on NBC.