<EM>The Apprentice</EM>'s Randal Pinkett The Apprentice's Randal Pinkett
The Apprentice champ Randal Pinkett stands by his decision not to back Trump on the idea of also giving runner-up Rebecca Jarvis a job during Thursday night's live finale. As he tells TVGuide.com, "[Season 1 finalist] Kwame Jackson was an extremely strong candidate, but Bill Rancic was not offered the opportunity to hire Kwame. [U]ltimately, this was not my decision; this was Mr. Trump's decision. All he did was solicit my opinion." In other words, no second thoughts here. "I firmly stand by the fact that the premise was to hire the Apprentice, not the 'apprenti.'" Watch for our complete Insider Q&A with Randal on Monday.