Tana and Kendra remain on The Apprentice 3 after Craig goes home.

Tana and Kendra remain on The Apprentice 3 after Craig goes home.
Donald Trump will finally hire a female apprentice, as the only The Apprentice 3 candidates remaining are Kendra and Tana. Craig was fired in the first 20 minutes of last night’s episode, because the executives who interviewed him were unimpressed. After they were hired, the two–who each represent one of the original teams–were assigned their tasks. Kendra’s running the Best Buy Video Game World Championship, and Tana is in charge of the NYC 2012 Athlete Challenge. With Trump away, George and Carolyn had to run the boardroom by themselves, and they pulled it off, although awkwardly. Each finalist was assigned three train wreck employees from their original teams. (“Is this a sick joke?” Tana asked later.) said that they were free to use or not use the employees, but noted in a voice-over that “part of this challenge is dealing with those types of people, but the idea is to be able to operate successfully in that environment. The final task will be stretched over three episodes: last night’s, next week’s, and the finale.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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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.