Kelly and Jenn M. are The Apprentice 2’s final candidates, as predicted by bettors.

Kelly and Jenn M. are The Apprentice 2’s final candidates, as predicted by bettors.
Last night, Donald Trump rapidly fired Kevin (for his lack of direction) and then Sandy (“Sandy, running one of my companies is a very complex subject. It’s complex in every way–financially, legally, and I just don’t see you being equipped for that.”). That left The Apprentice 2 with just Jennifer Massey and Kelly Perdew–and verified the suspicions of a betting site that suspended betting after an unusual number of bets were places on those two back in September. The final two aren’t a happy couple: While the other candidates seem seem to hate Kelly, he said during the ep that “Jenn sucks. She’s difficult to work with. She’s unpleasant to sit with. All I do is get away from her as quickly as possible.” During last night’s episode, they were assigned their tasks and teammates, and began their projects, leaving us with a hell of a lot of time to fill on next Thursday’s two-hour finale and one-hour reunion.
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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.