The Apprentice 5 is (surprisingly) down to its final two: Lee and Sean

Donald Trump fired both Roxanne and Allie on last night’s episode of The Apprentice 5, and that leaves just two contestants left: Lee and Sean. Thus, another man will be selected as Trump’s apprentice/whore.

Trump dumped the women in another double-firing because they were betraying one another’s friendship. “In all of the boardrooms that I’ve had, I’ve never seen two people that were closer than you two. And then at the end, what do you do? Attack each other? Unbelievable,” he said. Of course, they did that probably because in the past he’s said, among other things, that he hates weakness and wants the candidates to stand up for themselves. Basically, it was another arbitrarily justified decision.

Before it goes on hiatus until January, the show has two more episodes left, concluding with a live finale June 5 that will, on some level, incorporate viewer votes. Most likely, Trump will take them under advisement and do whatever the hell he wants to do.

Allie Oops and Rox on the Rocks [Yahoo]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

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

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