Albeit a few days early for Halloween, Donald Trump axed not one, not two or even three, but four candidates on the Oct. 27 installment of The Apprentice, as the reshuffled Excel team suffered the most mortifying loss in show history, effectively losing money for the episode's sporting-goods sponsor. TVGuide.com squeezed its way onto the Donald's day planner the following morning to follow up on the bloodbath.
TVGuide.com: You must still be dead-serious about maintaining the integrity of The Apprentice — even in Season 4 — if you're firing four at a time.Donald Trump: I really am. It was a very good episode last night and they continue to do well. We got very good ratings, as you probably saw. Actually the last part of the show was through the roof in terms of ratings. People love the boardroom, they love the boardrooread more
Kendra Todd has been very busy since Donald Trump named her the first female winner of NBC's The Apprentice — working with good ol' Carolyn Kepcher at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., is but one of her many projects. Her day planner is only going to get more jammed up more in the coming months as she dives into her primary Apprentice project: overseeing the renovation of Palm Beach Mansion one of Trump's oceanfront properties. Still, she made time for a few questions from TVGuide.com. (That is, after she put me on hold for a few minutes. Grrr.)
TVGuide.com: So, were you closing a blockbuster real-estate deal, or ordering new golf balls?Kendra Todd: I'm getting ready to launch a couple of projects for my own company,read more
While Apprentice winner Kendra Todd already sounds like a Trump Organization flack in her interviews, second-place finisher Tana Goertz calls it like she sees it. In this exclusive Q&A with TVGuide.com, the 37-year-old Mary Kay makeup hawker doesn't gloss over her opinions of her fellow Apprenti, trust us!
TVGuide.com: What happened? You were doing so well until your final task with the Olympics event.Tana Goertz: The Olympics task went over beautifully, so I'm not even going to let anyone tarnish that task. It was impeccable. The day of the event, everything ran like clockwork. I just think Mr. Trump knew who he wanted [as the Apprentice] and that was the bottom line.
TVG: Do you think it came down to education? Tana: I don't know. I thought that they would hire a "street smarts" person, because the world wants to see a "street smarts" person succeed. But I'read more