Despite pulling together a fun circus-themed event for the final task, outspoken Bethenny Frankel found herself playing second banana to The Apprentice: Martha Stewart winner Dawna Stone. The 34-year-old natural-foods chef was just a little too much of a wild card for Martha Stewart's liking, so instead Miss Good Thing chose the person with a bit more of a corporate attitude. TVGuide.com spoke with Bethenny the day after her dismissal to find out what she thinks of coming in second place.
TVGuide.com: Were you expecting Martha to choose Dawna, or were you still optimistic going into the finale?
Bethenny Frankel: It depended on if somebody wanted someone predictable or not. Dawna's a great competitor, a very quiet and solid person. But if Martha wanted someone who is charismat
The Apprentice: Martha StewartWell, I pegged it. Martha chose Dawna as her Apprentice and shoved Bethenny to the side. I was somewhat disappointed in the finale of this one-and-only season of Martha Stewart's Apprentice. Overall, it left me wanting more, so I'd like to observe a moment of silence for the show's passing and a moment of mild outrage for its poorly executed ending. Believe me, I'm glad that it wasn't a big three-hour to-do, artificially inflated with season-in-review clips that signified nothing, followed by a live finale incapable of living up to its hype. But, since we'd already been mishandled by NBC's programming department — hello? Up against Lost?! and then canceled? — you'd think we could at least get a finale that w
While most of this one and only season of The Apprentice: Martha Stewart was fairly uneventful, Jim Bozzini was one contestant who could always be counted on to liven things up. Alas, though his over-the-top antics carried him to the final three, Martha and Co. eventually realized that the spontaneous, sometimes out-of-control, fella just didn't fit in with her corporate image — especially after MSLO honcho Susan Lyne had dinner with Jim and became privy to his plan to boost up the weaker players so that he could stay around longer. TVGuide.com grabbed Jim for a whirlwind interview to ask him if he really is "crazy" and if he has any regrets.
TVGuide.com: I want to know who the real Jim is!Jim Bozzini: Is there a real Jim? That's the question!
The Apprentice: Martha StewartIt took the final three a long while to realize that neither Marcela nor Ryan would be returning to the suite and that they were indeed the final three. Martha confirmed the demise of Matchstick, then hurried Bethenny, Dawna and Jim off to their corporate interviews. Bethenny was at best "scrappy" and at worst "manic." Dawna was sitting pretty as "almost the whole package." But Jim failed to impress, and at his dismissal it struck me that he honestly thought he was going to win. I applaud Jim's self-confidence; it's his self-awareness that I question.
With the chaff gone, we have an all-female final pair, which is fitting for this incarnation of The Apprentice. Two big charity events will w
On last week's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Ryan Danz and Marcela Valladolid tried to impress the domestic diva with their humorous commercial for Song airlines. Unfortunately, M. Diddy thought that they were out of tune with the company's target customer, and she sent both candidates packing. TVGuide.com caught up with Ryan and Marcela after their ouster to find out what went wrong, to set the record straight about "drinking on the job" and to uncover their big plans for the future.
TVGuide.com: What was your goal in going on the show? What did you want to do for Martha?Marcela Valladolid: Wholeheartedly to work for her, in her food department or on television. As long as it's food-related and it's probably not an executive job. Ryan Danz: What really attracted me at first was the opportunity to get a top-level executive job wor