Apprentice shines again with Dionne vs. Marlee, Trump’s anti-tattoo, anti-collagen rant

Last night’s Celebrity Apprentice was, as last week, a completely awesome two hours. It’s non-stop entertainment, from Richard Hatch and Jose Canseco in drag to Dionne Warwick saying a deaf character in a children’s book would be “sad” and thus nearly got smacked down by Marlee Matlin.

The cast had to assemble a children’s book, which is one of those tasks you just know will be a disaster from the very start. The women basically ripped off part of The Wizard of Oz, while the men wrote a country song and put pictures next to it.

As usual, the drama ramped up in the boardroom, where Lisa Rinna was ultimately fired for both being a bad project manager and for being unable to do what Trump demands, which is fight hard in the boardroom. (Donald Jr. was basically handing her note cards to read from and she couldn’t even defend herself.)

There were so many highlights you just need to watch the episode, but perhaps the most randomly entertaining moment was when Donald Trump complimented Lisa Rinna on her reduced lips, and then went on a rant about body modification. First he mentioned men with tattoos and said, “What the fuck do they do it for?” And then he said that he often interacts with “the most important women you can imagine, and they have lips pumped up like balloons. And I say, ‘What the fuck are they doing?’ So don’t do that tattoos, don’t do the lips.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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