Martha’s stylist says her Apprentice gets “comfortable” starting tonight

NBC executives can relax: Martha Stewart’s hair stylist and make-up artist suggests that The Apprentice: Martha Stewart gets good starting tonight.

The author of Being Martha, Lloyd Allen, talked to Eva Scrivo. He writes, “At the time of our get together Eva informed me that it took Martha 4 episodes to get comfortable and into the swing of things. This was 2 months before the show began airing. So if her prediction is right we should see a turnaround in her performance.”

An NBC press release, which contains some spoilers, seems to confirm this. Martha goes all Phantom of the Opera on the contestants and tells them, “You don’t want to see me lose my patience.” She adds, “Don’t make me cut you, bitches.”

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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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