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Celebrity Apprentice: Was the Right Candidate Fired?

The challenge on last night's Celebrity Apprentice was for the teams to design in-store displays for an identity-theft-protection company, and the episode was pretty uneventful until more than halfway through the two-hour show.

Brian McKnight is the project manager for Athena, and he does a great job with the presentation. The executives thought the team's display hit brand messaging, but it was a spin on what they already had done. Natalie Gulbis is Kotu's project manager and the executives liked the use of celebrities to promote the product but didn't like that the display couldn't hold the item for sale. Kotu is chosen as the winner for the challenge because its concept was more original than Athena's, and Brian chooses Brande Roderick and Melissa Rivers to face Donald Trump in the boardroom.

The only drama occurs an hour into the show, when Joan throws her wine glass and breaks it because she's angry Melissa is in the boardroom. Annie Duke had told Joan the night before that Brande should go home but then said nothing to Trump, so Joan calls Annie a snake. After Brian is fired for being the project manager of the losing team, both teams are called back into the boardroom to immediately begin their next task.

Next week should provide a lot of drama with Joan and Annie going head-to-head as project managers and Piers Morgan returning to keep an eye on things. But what did you think of the way the boardroom went down this week? Did The Donald make the right decision?

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