Stacie J. gets fired for being crazy.

Stacie J. gets fired for being crazy.
Stacie J. was fired on The Apprentice 2 last night after her team diagnosed her as certifiably insane. Citing the Magic 8 Ball incident from the first task, her teammates all said they were freaked out by her unstable behavior. Trump let her go despite the fact that the team lost because they were over budget, which project manager Elizabeth blamed on Maria. Speaking of surprise firings, Carolyn Kepcher tells that she didn’t expect Bradford’s firing. “I had actually thought Ivana. I thought she was very indecisive. She had a lot of excuses. She was very exhausting,” she says. Carolyn, who’s also promoting her new book Carolyn 101: Business Lessons from The Apprentice’s Straight Shooter, adds that the boardrooms this season lasted between three and five hours. “Was I frustrated? Yes. I was absolutely frustrated at some of the answers that we were receiving, some of the excuses we were getting, the indecisiveness.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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