Rob Cesternino and Mike Bloom recap the Season Premiere of The Celebrity Apprentice LIVE on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Former Cosby Show star, Keshia Knight Pulliam, becomes the first person fired from Celebrity Apprentice 2015 after non calling Bill Cosby for a Fundraising Task.
In the return of the Celebrity Apprentice podcast, Rob and Mike discuss the first night of the two-night kick off on NBC. This season the show returned to the men vs. women format to start the season. The men will be known as Team Vortex while the women are going with Team Infinity.
Keshia Knight Pulliam took on the task of being the first project manager of the season for a task that was to raise money for charity by selling pies. Ultimately, the decision to be the project manager proved fatal for Pulliam after it was pointed out numerous times that she didn’t call her former TV dad, Bill Cosby. Of course, this season of the show was filmed last year before the controversy came to light about the alleged sexual assaults made by Cosby.
Over on the men’s team, there was friction between Geraldo Rivera and Kevin Jonas. Jonas seemed to feel like Geraldo was micro-managing his social media outreach and not motivating the team well. Several of the men were able to bring in large donations with Geraldo and Kevin Jonas leading the way. Somehow, Lorenzo Lamas was only able to raise $100 for charity in the episode.
Rob and Mike felt like it was a strong premiere episode of the show. Rob had held out some hope that Jamie Anderson would be the one to get fired after she wasn’t bringing much drama to the table. In the end, Keshia Knight Pulliam couldn’t throw off the attention put on her for raising such a small amount of money in the board room and was dismissed.
On Monday night, Rob and Mike will return to do it again on another live recap of the next episode of The Celebrity Apprentice.