Sunday, May 15, 2011
John Rich and Marlee Matlin Revealed as the Final 2 on Tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 4"
On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 4" John Rich and Marlee Matlin were revealed to be the Final 2 after Trump fired Lil Jon and Meat Loaf. The episode began with Donald informing the final four that previous winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels would be interviewing all of them and helping him pick the final two. All three returning winners thought Lil Jon and Meat Loaf should be fired and Trump agreed. In the boardroom Donald bid adieu to the rapper and the crybaby, leaving John and Marlee as the last players standing. The next day, the final two were given their last task: produce a launch campaign for 7UP Retro. Both contestants had to design a new can, produce a 30-second commercial, create an editorial, and present the entire campaign at a gala. Six former players were brought in to help John and Marlee, three people for each finalist. John chose Lil Jon, Mark McGrath and Star Jones, while Marlee chose Meat Loaf, Richard Hatch and LaToya Jackson. Right away, Meat Loaf took the reins on Marlee's team and made a lot of the creative decisions. On the other team, John came up with an 80s icons commercial and enlisted the help of his friend Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. The episode ended with the star of Marlee's commercial cancelling right at the last minute. Next week, either John or Marlee will be crowned the new Celebrity Apprentice and be awarded $250,000 for their charity!