“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” Recap: Brande Roderick Gets Fired


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Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — On Sunday night’s installment of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, former Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick was fired.

Both teams were tasked with creating an interactive travel expo to boost South African tourism. Penn Jillette had never been to Africa, so he explained he was confused as to why his Team B wanted to pick him as project manager, but he stepped up nonetheless. On Team Power, Roderick volunteered to be project manager.

After a coin-flip settled that Team Power would promote the “adventure” package, Team B was tasked with coming up with a “romance” tourism experience.

Team Power soon discovered the “adventure” choice might not be as easy as they thought, and Rande found herself doing the lion’s share of work because her teammates weren’t pulling their weight. It was a sentiment shared by Penn and Lisa Rinna on Plan B, because Gary Busey is, well, Gary Busey.

Penn made some calls, and quickly secured authentic South African dancers, and food and liquor — “my first time buying alcohol,” he later told Donald Trump, as Jillette has never even had a sip in his life.

In the end, Jillette’s attention to those details bested Team Power’s use of a rolling office chair to simulate a zip-lining adventure and a person in a shark suit to boot — an experience one of the tourism experts labeled juvenile.

Penn’s victory netted him 20 grand for his charity, Opportunity Village, which benefits developmentally challenged people.

In the end, fault for Team Power’s task loss fell to Brande Roderick, and she was fired. However, Trump gave her a matching amount for her charity, Promises to Kids, as a thank you for her raising so much money for other charities this season.

NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice returns next Sunday, April 28 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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