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What’s that old saying – never work with kids and candidates? This week, Lord Sugar laid on a children’s party event for the teams to organise
Thank you for your company this evening. I’m coming downstairs to the comments now to hand out cake which may contain nuts.
See you here again next week, same time, for another lovely hour of cringe and Oh No. And I’m assured you’ll be able to find the blog on the TV front page from 8.45pm. Hooray! See you then/there.
“It was really, really close,” says Gary to his amazed compadres as everyone thinks about what they’re going to spend the money on when they definitely win.
Next week it’s something to do with windows. Will they find their true calling as double glazing sales people? Also, several people cover their mouths with their hands to denote drama. »
- Julia Raeside
There weren't a lot of surprises in the Dancing with the Stars finale of season 21. Even Gary Busey returning and going off script is to be expected because it's Gary Busey. Nearly everything about the finale could've been predicted, the final standings and dance scores and even the winner. There was never any real doubt that Bindi Irwin would win Dancing with the Stars, but is she the most deserving celebrity to earn the Mirror Ball Trophy this season?
Tonight's live finale show, kicked off with an outdoor Christmas dance routine that included all of the pros and contestants showing back up. Next, they showed a recap of last night's performances. Then we saw performances from Chaka Khan, Keo Motsepe, Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani, Paula Deen, Carlos PenaVega, Victor Espinoza, Andy Grammer, Gary Busey, Hayes Grier, Emma Slater Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas. At one point, former judge, Len Goodman, delivered a video announcement that said he would be returning next season! After that, the final three couples did a 24-House Fusion Challenge to get more points added to their overall scores. Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess hit the dance floor, first, to give us a SalsaTango performance that landed them a perfect 30 score! Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold served up a RumbaTango for a very nice 27 score. Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough danced a Cha Cha-Argenitine Tango for another perfect 30 score! »
- Andre Braddox
If you’re a big fan of emotional highlight reels, shirtless male dancers and the occasional cameo from Gary Busey, you probably felt very satisfied at the end of Dancing With the Stars‘ Season 21 finale, regardless of who was crowned the champion.
Indeed, before the Mirrorball trophy could be awarded to either Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin or Alek Skarlatos, Tuesday’s season ender served up two hours of musical performances, encores of the season’s best (and perhaps some of the worst?) routines and, best of all, Santa Claus!
Before we reveal the Season 21 victors — or scroll down now, if you must! »
There was a sense of dust settling on this week’s episode of The Apprentice after last week’s boardroom bloodbath. This week saw the teams rebalanced as Lord Sugar sent them to Manchester with the aim of setting up rival discount stores in one of the city’s biggest shopping centres. Retail expert Gary took the helm of Versatile, finally stepping up to the plate after weeks of solid background performances. Salesman Scott opted to lead Connexus, hoping to rebound from his loss as project manager of the pet show task.
The first day of the task saw the teams visit wholesalers before selling their wares on the streets in the aim of “smelling what’s selling” in order to restock for their stores on the second day. »
- Tom Beasley
Lord Sugar’s latest challenge: set up and run a handyman business. What could go wrong in the hi-viz biz?
In the meantime, thank you for virtually holding me through the last hour. It was, as always, awful but not as awful with all of you here.
Come back next week so we can gawp at the final 10, whittling themselves down like contestants for the Darwin Awards. Hooray! I’m @jnraeside on Twitter if you want some sort of counselling in the meantime.
Next week’s throw-forward sees Alan utter the immortal, “I’m cranking up the action now” which means he’s probably going to let rip a feisty guff and then challenge the contestants not to mention it, mid-boardroom next week. So we can all look forward to that.
April, Elle and Mergim have all found a satisfactory justification for their firings »
- Julia Raeside
We're annoyed with The X Factor. No, not because of Mason Noise, or because Sinitta wasn't at Judges' Houses, or because of Simon Cowell's eye-wateringly high waistline. Nope, we're annoyed with The X Factor because we're not getting Halloween Week this year.
There's nothing scarier than a hopeful singer nervously belting out a classic while dressed in lycra and cobwebs, but we're going to be denied this pleasure as the contestants instead face the "this is me" theme for the first live show on Saturday. But that doesn't stop us from carving a pumpkin, popping on a witch's hat and reliving these best ever Halloween Week performances:
“Over the past 21 years, I’ve had the great fortune of working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring people in the business, from my co-workers and bosses, to the talent on our shows, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Earley in a statement. “Because of the entrepreneurial spirit that pervades Fox, and the incredible support of the teams across the network, I have been afforded unbelievable opportunities for growth and new experiences. I’m very grateful to Dana Walden, Gary Newman and Peter Rice for their leadership and friendship, and for inviting me to join them at the Fox Television Group, which has allowed me to also appreciate the impressive team on the studio side. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Episodes like ‘Pet Show’ are often the highlights of The Apprentice. The first day of these tasks sees the teams select a number of products from enthusiastic vendors, before flogging them mercilessly at some sort of event the next day. This time around, the teams Versatile and Connexus were asked to choose products to sell to animal lovers at a London pet extravaganza. The items available varied from the cuddly to the absurd, with a whole new audience being introduced to the bizarre spectacle of a chicken in a hi-vis jacket.
Versatile, led by sports marketer David, opted to greet each inventor with breathless enthusiasm on their way to selecting some adorable animal balloons that had »
- Tom Beasley
The Apprentice's latest fired candidate Ruth Whiteley has a very unusual theory about why she couldn't sell anything during tonight's pet exhibition task.
The 47-year-old consultant was let go tonight after not being able to shift a single cat tower at the London Pet Show, but she told Digital Spy that she thinks a new hairdo might be to blame.
"Do you know what I put it down to?" she joked. "Every task that I survived, I had my hair tied back. And in that task, I thought, 'No, all the girls in the house get to let their hair down – they're all curling it, tonging it, flicking it, drying it'. And I thought, 'Right, today I'm going to go with my hair down'. That's it – I jinxed myself. Isn't it amazing how a professional businesswoman boils down to her hair bobble?"
Ruth - who admitted that she feels »
Lord Sugar’s search went to the dogs – he sent the contestants off to choose products for animal lovers. Did they sell anything at the London Pet Show?
All authors will be delighted to hear that, next week, the candidates will be tasked with creating a children’s book. That’s a book, in two days. Lovely. Can’t see those being shite.
Join me here, clinging to a small drawing done by my child, trying to remember the good in the world, same time next week.
She says thank you and she should thank him because he’s saved her from being known forever more as the woman on The Apprentice who wore those suits.
- Julia Raeside
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Ok, on Tuesday, on your laptop - the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealed a host of new titbits to intrigue and torment us. As well as, among the new and familiar faces, our first proper look at Carrie Fisher returning as Princess Leia.
And yet Fisher isn't all doughnut-hairdos and gold bikinis. After the original trilogy was released, she became as well known for her incredible life off-screen - not least for her turbulent love life and struggles with bi-polar disorder and substance abuse - as her roles on-screen.
So as she turns 59 this week, what better time to look back at some of the stranger things you probably didn't know about her:
1. She was born into Hollywood royalty
Carrie wasn't just some unknown ingénue plucked from obscurity by George Lucas - she was born »
Tom Beasley reviews the latest episode of The Apprentice, in which the teams were tasked with buying a list of very specific products – in both Calais and Kent. Who would be able to negotiate the best prices?
The negotiating task is always one of the highlights of The Apprentice and it’s unusual to see it deployed so early in the process. With more bodies available to both teams than usual and two countries in which to buy the items, this should have been a walk in the park. Naturally, through some consummate incompetence on the part of both teams, this particular molehill turned out to be a mountain the size of Mont Blanc.
Once again, there was dissent over the project management of Connexus, with Vana declaring her negotiating expertise and French language ability, against Elle’s rather tenuous experience. Needless to say, Vana was chosen, but she diplomatically »
- Tom Beasley
We have some serious questions about tonight's episode of The Apprentice.
It was a classic task: the two teams were ordered to go off and buy a variety of items for the cheapest amount possible. And the boys certainly managed to pull off one good bargain - by buying an inflatable toy boat for a tenner. Compare that to the girls, who splashed out £250 on an actual, proper, seaworthy vessel.
But wait... how is that fair?
Gary Poulton - who was in charge of buying the boat - insisted that he didn't want to "play it safe", thereby proving that he knew he was making a dangerous move in going for a toy. And even terrifying advisor Claude Littner had his doubts, saying: "It's probably a bit of a gamble going for an inflatable toy boat rather than looking for a real one, so it's a bit early to celebrate. »
Ooh la la, the candidates were let loose in France. What’s French for ‘giving it 110%’?
There is no way in the world that a jury would have let Vana go free today. Elle says she has learned that there is nowhere to hide in the boardroom and they must all stand by their mistakes. Surely there won’t be enough room in the boardroom for the contestants And all of their mistakes?
Next week, the gits attend a pet show and make a small boy cry. We can’t miss that can we?
He is 100% allowing Vana to stay because she’s shaping up to be one of the worst people of all time. The Apprentice needs her sort.
Hang on, will he fire another one? Elle is given a free pass...
Elle’s boat was too pricy, Jenny bought nothing »
- Julia Raeside
Lord Sugar summoned Team Connexus and Team Versatile to create a new brand and a marketing campaign. What could go right?
So, two corporate corpses strew the business super highway and we’re only two episodes in. The body count is only going to rise from here on in. Do you have the stomach for it?
Because I’ll be back here next Wednesday to basically type all of this again. Join me!
Back at chump HQ, the wallies eat pasta and await the return of their “friends”. There’s a lot of American whooping but they’re all aware that their corporate death is but weeks away. It’s like life, isn’t it?
We all end up on the receiving end of the firing finger, one way or another. Oh my god we’re all going to die!!!
How about them apples. »
- Julia Raeside
A few weeks ago father-son duo Don and Jesse Johnson appeared together in an episode of “From Dusk Till Dawn,” and the tradition continues next week in Episode 2.09, “There Will Be Blood,” with Gary Busey joining his son, Jake,… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
"Celebrity Wife Swap" will no longer reveal important life lessons like ... do Not be Coolio's live-in girlfriend -- ABC is pulling the plug on the reality show. TMZ has learned the spin-off from "Wife Swap" has been cancelled after 4 seasons. We're told executives for Zodiak Media -- the production company -- have already started emailing potential candidates about the show's demise. ABC says no decision's been made yet, but the people producing 'Cws' are saying otherwise. »
- TMZ Staff
Turns out, A Song of Ice and Fire isn’t the only tune in George R. R. Martin‘s TV repertoire.
Cinemax has optioned the rights to The Skin Trade, Martin’s 1988 “offbeat ‘werewolf noir’ novella,” as he described it on his blog.
RelatedGame of Thrones Casts New Red Priestess, But What Does It Mean?
The potential drama series will center on collections agent Willie Flambeaux (who also happens to be a werewolf) and his friend, private investigator Randi Wade. Together, the two men discover a dark secret behind a series of grisly murders in their decaying industrial city.
Remember when The Only Way is Essex was all about sporting the very best Vajazzle in Brentwood, Amy Child's cousin constantly saying "shuuuuut up", and that impenetrable love triangle between Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger and Lucy Mecklenburgh?
As the glam-tastic reality TV show celebrates its fifth anniversary, here's what happened to the original cast members:
He swaggered out of the show and into the night in series 3, never to be seen again... Until he was eating buffalo balls in the jungle a month later for his successful stint on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! - leaving as runner-up to winner McFly bassist Dougie Poynter.
Stints as a TV presenter (Take Me Out spin-off The Gossip »
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