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'The Celebrity Apprentice 2' Recap: Joan Rivers Wins

May 11, 2009 03:44:34 GMT

In the final task to create a VIP party sponsored by Kodak, Joan Rivers beats Annie Duke in snatching the title of 'The Celebrity Apprentice'.


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In the May 10 finale of "The Apprentice" second celebrity edition, Joan Rivers came out triumphant. The comedienne won over poker player Annie Duke who has been personally her nemesis throughout the competition, in the challenge to set up a pre-theatre VIP party experience for patrons attending Cirque du Soleil's hit show "Wintuk."

Here's what happened on the three-hour event. Donald Trump coming out of the mist at American Museum of Natural History, shaking hands with some people and announcing that the show will be back in 2010 for another season. He wished everyone a happy Mother's Day and the recap of the season was played. Annie said that in her life she has been playing game and so she can't be beaten this time. Joan said that this was good versus evil and it meant that she would win.

The show kicked off with the scene after last week's board room where Annie asked for some kind of respect for her and her friends from Joan. But Joan refused to give Annie any and then left the room. Both of them then met Mr. Trump and his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr. at Two Times Square. Mr. Trump then announced that each of them will be backed up by the fallen apprentices because it is a huge project.

Dennis Rodman, Tom Green, Clint Black, Herschel Walker, Brande Roderick, and Melissa Rivers were back on the scene. Annie got to pick first and pointed at Brande. Joan picked Herschel first in knowledge that Annie would not choose her daughter Melissa. Thus in Annie's team are Brande, Dennis and Tom. In Joan's team are Herschel, Clint and Melissa.

The exec from the sponsor of the VIP event, Kodak, came to explain their part. The challenge will be judged based on: Kodak product integration, celebrities in attendance, charity integration, overall guest experience and money raised. It will be a silent auction and tickets for Cirque Du Soleil will be sold on the street.

On with her team, Joan said it out loud that they were there to fight the 'evil' Annie Duke. On the other side, Annie encouraged her team mates to beat the others because Brande had been insulted previously. Dennis was the first to bring money to the team, $20,000 from Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons.

Each team then met Jeff from Kodak, who explained that the VIP feeling was most important. Joan then started dividing her teammates into sections. Melissa was in charge of the pictures, Herschel was on the money while Clint was on the tickets. The history of both Annie and Joan in the competition, was then given a recap. Annie was in the winning team 7 times while Joan was in 6, but Annie was 2 times winner as Project Manager.

The time came when they had to meet the event organizers. It was obvious in Annie's team that the women controlled everything while Tom and Dennis simply waited for an order. Annie jotted in the idea of ice sculpture while Joan wanted the color theme to be yellow, white and red.

Ticket selling time. Tom was sent out to sell 80 tickets, accompanied by Dennis. He was shouting on top of a double-deck bus and almost got hit by a traffic light. Meanwhile, Herschel and Melissa went to Times Square to sell their tickets but Herschel made the attempt to persuade his friend to buy all the tickets. So the tickets went for free.

Joan had a visit from Ivanka and Donald Jr, and was told that Kathy Griffin was coming to the auction. Thus, Joan was full gear on getting people to come to the venue, but she had disagreements with the event planner. In the mean time, Melissa was doing her job of taking pictures using Kodak Easy Share camera at Times Square. While Annie was chipping ideas with her event planner, Joan fired hers and replaced him with her friends. The drama about event planner continued when the owner, David said that the whole firm quit from having anything to do with "The Celebrity Apprentice" because he was so offended.

With no event planner to back them and only 12 hours to the actual event, Annie and Joan found their own way. Annie called up her friends while Joan sought help from the people of her choice of charity. Annie's team was lacking of celebrities that would come to their party and worse, Joan's celebrities had canceled their attendance. But Annie was progressing in the venue designs with the help of her friend, Sarah. Joan meanwhile, was doing everything to get celebrity-lookalikes to come to the party.

Clint and Herschel were in charge of the videos and Melissa suggested the "things people share" idea. However, things were not so good over at Annie's with Tom screwing the time codes for the video. And before long, it was show time.

Impersonators had come to the venue, including that of Joan Rivers' who greeted people on the red carpet. Dennis was pulling his drag queen persona while Brande used her charm to welcome people to the event. Joan's parties were crowded with gays and things were adding up when Kathy Griffin showed up. Donald Trump arrived at the venue of Joan's first and then Annie's. Jeff was generally impressed with the endorsement of Kodak at both auctions.

A woman whose uncles died of AIDS gave Joan's team $50,000. The Cique du Soleil performance was then begun.

It was time for the boardroom. Mr. Trump was proud of Dennis, and reminded Melissa of her nasty exit. He also mentioned that he did not like the celebrity impersonators and said that Annie's investors were mostly her poker friends. Annie then attacked Joan, claiming that the event planner quit because of Joan. Then Joan fired back saying that the money Annie raised was mafia money.

The truth came out, Joan raised $150,830 while Annie brought in a staggering $465,725. Donald Jr. said that Annie won in terms of the money raised and the charity integration but Joan was triumphant on the celebrities in attendance, guest experience and Kodak integration. Each of the other celebrities then were welcomed back to the studio and gave their insight about each other while Mr. Trump weighed in who should win. Jesse James leaned on Annie while Dennis and Scott Hamilton supported Joan.

Mr. Trump then gave a brief introduction about the charities. Joan's was for hunger and AIDS while Annie's was "Refugees International". Last season's winner and the runner-up Piers Morgan and Trace Adkins then came on the stage to address the success of their participation in regard of their charities. Both Piers and Trace confided on Joan to win.

Joan and Annie then got to defend themselves. Joan spoke first, saying that she represented winning and business in the new way which is honorable and charitable. Annie emphasized on the fact that she raised more money, won more challenges, and did not treat people badly. There were a great amount of arguing and interrupting from both finalists.

Ivanka opined that Annie was a great game player but Joan had the tenacity. Donald Jr. said Joan was awesome but admired Annie's game plan. Mr. Trump then concluded that he thought Joan was a good role model and fired Annie Duke. Consequently, Joan Rivers is the champion of "The Celebrity Apprentice" 2.

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posted by Joan is too much on Jul 21, 2009
I am from China and Joan is really too much. How can this kind of person be a celebrity in U.S ?
posted by NANCY on Jun 01, 2009
I BELIEVE IT WAS ALL PLANNED OUT IN THE BEGINNING. JOAN WAS TO WIN AND MR CHUMP MUST HAVE PLANNED THE PARTY PLANNERS TO REFUSE TO GO ON,, OR HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN INTO THAT A LOT MORE. HE JUST MENTIONED IT AND SKIPPED OVER THE WHOLE STUPID THING WITH MOAN CHIVERS CAUSING THEM TO QUIT. HERSHAL WALKER WAS THE BEST PLAYER AND DESERVED TO WIN EXCEPT ANNIE DID MAKE THE MOST MONEY FOR CHARITY.
posted by duratena on May 17, 2009
annie laid low and played well and wanted to be under the radar....until the Retarded Rivers decided to spew filth, especially the Elder. Annie, in all her coolness, put to good use of her poker skills to let the Elder Retard fire her salvos. Annie could've stoop at the Elder Retard's level but chose not to. Bravo to her for taking that direction. Now that's what i call strength and determination in the face of evil. Really, look at the plastic face and can you not see evil? Ego? The Elder Retard is pure ego. Elder Retard wanted everything to be personal, so why didn't she go to Oprah the moment the Younger Retard left the building? Remember that most ego-related issues starts when things are perceived to be personal. Annie is all business. Annie played extremely well. Two people in the show (maybe Trump too!) have trouble understanding that, especially the Retarded Rivers. People also have a hard time understanding Annie who's a Virgo BTW, like myself. Virgos don't show their true emotions not because they can't but because it saps our energy from non-essential conflicts. But when the time comes, we don't hold back and you'd better be prepared for it....in another form. ANNIE, I LOVE YOU AND YOU F*CKING ROCK!!!! not to sound pervy, but LOVED it when you said you give good BJs, baby! ;)
posted by SydneyAnne on May 16, 2009
CA must have been a setup from the beginning. Did the TRASHY Joan have an "only if I win" clause in her contract? How can Donald condone loud mouth Rivers disgusting behavior? I have lost all respect for Mr Donald Trump... I wonder how much Joan "contributed" to his coffers???? I have been turned off watching CA ever again!!!!!!
posted by eerrfftgh on May 13, 2009
annie should have won. she was a great player. joan has a bad mouth and a big ego.ove u annie.
posted by xcommum on May 13, 2009
Joan is completely ridiculous. It's very obvious Annie was the MUCH better player and DESERVED to win this competition. It's also obvious that Donald is friends with Joan and they're long relationship has played a role in his hiring. I agree with the others, what happened Donald, what happened to just business? Joan quit! Therefore according to Trump, she is gone, Trump HATES quitters and yet Joan was able to win this thing???? Very pathetic Donald Trump for choosing the wrong person and you know it.
posted by Fugitive on May 13, 2009
The Rivers duo have a big ego, a big mouth and big connections with Donald Trump. Did you see them in 2 TV comercials during the Celebrity Apprentice transmitions? Hello! Joan was clearly the one select by Trump from the beginning. I thought Annie didnt have chance to win, not because her attitudes, is because she is "simple poker player" with a limited numbers of connections for busines and Rivers have a lot people interested in do business with Trump. It's all about connections for this man. I think so.
posted by chala on May 13, 2009
Nobody get's it and I don't know why it was so obvious. Trump engineered the event planners’ quitting to see how the apprentice’s would react. He pretty much admitted this in the boardroom when asked Annie if she thought they quit ‘’cause they were in over their head. Just about every season finale had a Trump arranged snafu. As it was clear, Annie was unprofessional and blamed Joan. Joan let it role over her shoulder and quickly came up with a plan B. Annie is a two-faced and a back-stabber. At least with Joan you know what you know that what you see is what you get. She is awesome and deserved to win.
posted by bcbud on May 13, 2009
Annie my have had ego, but he show is all about ego. I agree with L1R...this show has jumped the shark...so long Donald Darling.
posted by MaryJo on May 12, 2009
Here's to Donald Trump, one smart business man. He chose the correct apprentice because when Joan had reason to fight back she did--to Annie's face, not acting all sweet in the boardroom and then cursing on the phone and badmouthing people behind their backs, telling them one thing one minute and then something else when it suited her. I think the youth culture of America is ticked off because a woman of Joan's age showed she had the right stuff to beat them out.
posted by Kruszakus on May 12, 2009
Another dumb decision by "The Donald". Pissing of the guy doing the decor, which affected Duke as well - totally unprofessional! Why was that not taken into consideration? Joan lied about not having anything to do with that! She raised like 1/3 of what Annie managed to raise! That did not mater as well? This year's Apprentice sucked ass! To me Anie should have won, everyone knows that.
posted by LetsTalkTrash on May 11, 2009
Can we talk, here?!? Joan is Beyond Trash... trashy QVC jewelry, trashy mouth, trashy daughter. And oh puhleeze, her trashy charity. Who's she feeding? Those who had too many face lifts? Real invalids are in hospice, anyway. She trashed her marriage, Edgar's life, her daughter's life and now, the Celebrity Apprentice. No wonder Johnny Carson told her to take a hike.
posted by LetsTalkTrash on May 11, 2009
Can we talk, here?!? Joan is Beyond Trash... trashy QVC jewelry, trashy mouth, trashy daughter. And oh puhleeze, her trashy charity. Who's she feeding? Those who had too many face lifts? Real invalids are in hospice, anyway. She trashed her marriage, Edgar's life, her daughter's life and now, the Celebrity Apprentice. No wonder Johnny Carson told her to take a hike.
posted by derrick on May 11, 2009
That was the stupidiest ending ever, Joan was everything she accused annie of. Annie Rocked. Done watching the show good.
posted by SilasKain on May 11, 2009
Donald got it RIGHT. Annie Duke should play the role of Bernie Madoff in the TV movie. The only difference between the two is genitalia. Joan Rivers — you go girl!
posted by Volnay on May 11, 2009
I have no respect for Joan Rivers after what she said on CA. Picking her as the winner as really turned me off the CA and I won't be watching this hsow again
posted by connie on May 11, 2009
It was fixed. Trump has a relative on the board of Joans charity. Even though she never won as project manager, she never got fired like other PMs did. She even quit, but he let her come back. He has no integrity.
posted by imabooger on May 11, 2009
Good Role model? For who? I believe that after this season I will just turn the tv channel anytime Donald Trump is one. This from the person who fired someone for something they did 6 months before coming on a show but praise Rodman. Calling Joan Rivers a " Good Role Model" has to be the most absurb thing I have heard in a long time.
posted by singledad on May 11, 2009
Joan is toxic. I agree that Donald got it wrong. I think he's trying to make himself more likable with the public by selecting Joan. What happened to "it's just business"? Annie raised more money period. Very confusing. Donald, please go back to doing what you are good at - no more of these celebrity apprentice shows.
posted by toofunny on May 11, 2009
you don't get it. they were both excellent players. all of you are getting caught up in "how you feel" about the winner. they both played a good game, both have pros and cons, but in the end, joan won 3 out of 5 criteria. simple, no emotion.
posted by seriously? on May 11, 2009
bottom line, joan won 3 out of 5. look at the big picture, planner did not quit BECAUSE of joan. he was in over his head. annie was a great player, but joan had a good point, she never said it to people's faces. was the whole insults/trash-talk taken to far, yes, but who is to say that you wouldn't do the same for your charity!!
posted by flagle on May 11, 2009
Refugees International" - just tries to influence government (from CA show). God's Love actually helps people. Joan was so happy for her charity (and she does volunteer work for them to), Annie only smiled in the boardroom, totally opposite non-boardroom appearences. I'm glad Joan won. She was more into the charity thing than herself.
posted by jenstina on May 11, 2009
Those of you complaining about Joan's mouth.... Did you complain when Piers had a foul mouth? Just because Annie has richer friends doesn't make her an apprentice. That's what she did well, bring in money from her friends. She didn't know how to lead well and bring out the best in people. She alienated people and PLAYED THE GAME to put herself in a better position (so Brandy is stupid one minute and brillant the next?). She knew competing against her would be easier - so get rid of everyone! I don't condone Joan's mouth - she could have fought for herself better without the personal attacks. That's all she did wrong in my opinion. Otherwise - she had great ideas and helped salvage what she could at times (i.e. remember the Clint Black auction?)
posted by nox4bs on May 11, 2009
I would work for "foul mouth" Joan anyday over a person like Anne. The way Anne runs business is just the thing that's wrong with this country now. Joan had nothing but heart and passion behind her charity while it looked like Anne just chose a charity out of a hat and went with it,it ment nothing to Anne and she showed it in the final when she went out of her way to make it about her dislike for Joan than about her devotion to her cherity where as the oppisite was true about Joan, Joan made it about her cherity and thats why she won.
posted by Mystique on May 11, 2009
Whats with America is a charitable country and hence I deserve to win. If Joan played for her charity, how come the digital frames had no mention about the charity. Did the Kodak CEO pick up her presentation as the winner, because they used the opportunity to market Kodak as opposed to the charity like Annie? Trump choose crass not class.
posted by casey on May 11, 2009
I saw Joan Rivers defending herself and attacked back with bad language that most everyone does when their threatened. "Charity" Joan showed more compassion, and genuine emotions for her charity. Annie kept talking about Joan rather than her cause. It appeared to me Annie was concerned in beating Joan ( to hurt her) at all cost than her charity. Joan concentrated on the final task and not on Annie. Although Annie made more money, the point is Annie can not be trusted, and charity is about giving to people and treating them right. I think Annie should have shut her mouth and never used Joan's name in the boardroom. From what I saw, Joan has a bigger heart. If Joan's daughter loves her mother, she did something right! Joan could not be all that bad in real life. Annie was cold to me! Joan was a clear winner to me. I think both women are head strong and stubborn, but Annie should have respected her elders and kept her mouth shut. You would have seen a sweet Joan than the demon Joan.
posted by Jean on May 11, 2009
Joan delivered 3 of the 5 criteria for the job and won- 'Nuff said -
posted by steveo on May 11, 2009
Donald Trump is a moron and so is Joan Rivers. Joan lives in NY and is a friend of Trumps so Donny felt compelled to pick her. What a stupid ending to a stupid show. I won't be watching again. By the way, loved the way Jessie told Dennis Rodman off!!
posted by Joe on May 11, 2009
Donald has fired people before for wanting to quit. Yet, when Joan Rivers did quit, her rewarded her by letting her back into the game AND naming her celebrity apprentice. There was only one clear winner (Annie brought in a ton more money over the course of the show and won all her challenges). It's clear there was some sort of fix and Donald has ruined his reputation on the show as a result.
posted by gef857 on May 11, 2009
It was fixed. Annie did a better job. Donald took the easy way instead of the right way. His children must be disapointed.
posted by Sirius on May 11, 2009
What a sham! There’s the charity connection in that Joan’s charity has a board member named Trump, Donald’s sister-in-law. Another strong point is that the exec producer of Celebrity Apprentice is the same producer for Joan Rivers’ new show “How’d You Get So Rich?” Mark Burnett. That show will air late summer. Sheesh, do you think they cold-decked Duke? The fix was in long before this even started
posted by NoMoreTrump on May 11, 2009
I lost every bit of respect for Joan and Trump. Andrew Dice Clay has a cleaner mouth than Joan. Annie did everything Trump is, hard work, pure business, and respect. At least i thought that was Trump. Now I see I was wrong. I could care less about anything Trump does now. I wish bankruptcy on Trump's TV career. We all know Trump knows bankruptcy.
posted by lulubelle1956 on May 11, 2009
Trump picking Joan Rivers explains why his casinos are failing--poor judgment. He has exhibited poor judgment over and over during his life, and this time was no different.
posted by Willingdon on May 11, 2009
This is the end for me too,to watch this contrived junk. I think the telling comment was Clint Black when asked he said he hated the editors. This whole thing was manipulated and I feel I just wasted all of the time watching. They won't get me back!
posted by Vic on May 11, 2009
Annie's poker face during the board room and ability to hide her true emotions fooled people into thinking she played the game better than Joan. I'd rather work with someone who has a big heart and a foul-mouth over a two-faced egomaniac any day. Any insulted Tom Green, barely used Dennis, and ordered Brande around like a secretary. She browbeats her supporters to cough up money and used her hatred for Joan (not her charity's cause) to stimulate them to give. If you observed closely, Piers reasoned why Joan was the clear winner: she won 3 out of 5 tasks. Trace Adkins, for whom I have nothing but admiration, winced when he recalled Annie's behavior and chose Joan, even though he did not approve of he words. The audience was clearly behind Joan. The polls prior to the show favored Joan to win. So Annie's loss should not have been a surprise. Yeah, Annie might have played the "game" better, but so would a robot. I would work with Joan any day over Annie. If Joan's mouth got rough with me, I'd give back as good as I got. It's sad that people think good business is just about making more money. That attitude is what's gotten our economy in the rough shape it's in. Go brash, foul-mouthed Joan! Thankfully I've seen the end of back-stabbing, I'm the expert of everything Annie.
posted by nolongerafan on May 11, 2009
Unbelievable. Joan should have been fired long before the final episode, and the conclusion just confirms that something was not quite right the entire time.
posted by bcboy on May 11, 2009
Thank heavens the charities end up being the only real winners. Both participants and viewers have to suffer an obviously contrived and fictional outcome. What else would one expect?
posted by Claudia on May 11, 2009
I couldn’t watch Joan Rivers…her face is so hideous it broke my heart. At 75 years old, you’d think she wouldn’t be comfortable looking so garishly unnatural, and might actually set a better example for her daughter of aging gracefully instead of this weird display of fighting tooth and nail with nature. It honestly made me uncomfortable to look at her....creeps me out! Besides that, she was SO condescending, judgmental and mean spirited; it changed my whole opinion of her. I agree with all the other posters who said they felt like this choice was fixed from the get go. The poker player didn’t have a chance, and I’m sure she saw that handwriting on the wall as Trump sat back and smiled as Joan interrupted every word she said. WTF? Any thought I’d had that Trump was conducting this show with some modicum of ethics is gone, and this stupid custom of having your face ripped off and replaced every couple of years is perpetuated. Another ‘valuable’ Trump contribution …
posted by NeverAgain on May 11, 2009
We will NOT be watching CA after tonights results. The pure denial and Lies on Joans part regarding the Party Planner quiting was such a disgrace. She sat there and lied to the whole world even though the video told a whole different story. The way Melissa and Joan behaved throughout the show proved they are just Dim Whitted Divas with no class whatsoever. Running out, Quitting, Bitching, Name Calling..they acted like spoiled children...totally unprofessional. I think Trump turned off a lot of fans with that choice because it was obviously the wrong one.
posted by jahvay on May 11, 2009
How could Donald get it so wrong. Going with his old friend. Joan is actually how it used to be done. Catty bitch.
posted by roya on May 11, 2009
Wow! I wonder what Joan has on the Donald. If he can actually call the stretched faced Rivers a role model, he must think Hitler was a good role model as well. Joan was clearly Donald's favorite from the beginning. I wonder how many of his employees would retain thier jobs, if they walked out because someone was fired that they had connections with. How many of his employees would retain thier jobs if they called him the names that Joan and Melissa called the other contestants. For being professional women they have to be the poorest sports I have ever seen. Joan is a disgrace to society, and her puppet on a string daughter is no better. Annie clearly won both in and out of the board room. Donald was afraid of Annie. Donald could not read Annie, he totally got it wrong and should be ashamed of himself. Annie can hold her head high and know she kicked ass!! Good job Annie. As for the show, it is over for me. When something that lowley wins, it is time to move on. Doanld your the ASS!!!!
posted by YourFired!! on May 11, 2009
Joan Rivers and her daughter were both huge drama queens the entire show. There is no way anyone in their right mind would want either of them on their team in the business world. Annie was the all around best player hands down. She did say "I" waaaay too often but she demolished every celebrity hands down as far as the game was concerned. I'm dissapointed in you Mr.Trump... Your Fired!!!!
posted by nola on May 11, 2009
Annie may have had a bit of an ego but so does Mr. Trump. He got where he is today because of that ego. So, why is it a problem for Annie to have an ego. This game was slanted for one of the Rivers to win from the beginning. Trump should never have let mother and daughter play the game at the same same time. Clearly they were going to stick together. So this was a disadvantage to Everyone who played the game. After little miss snotty nose was fired, Joan clearly quit. If Trump hates quitter so much, how was Joan not only allowed to come back but also win the game. Are there a set of rules for the Rivers and another set for everyone else? Trust me, if one of his real employees pulled only half of what Joan pulled they would have been fired and Trump would never consider bringing them back. So why Joan? Annie, regardless what happened last night you are the true apprentice. Well after what Trump pulled last night, consider yourself lucky that you aren't.
posted by OhMyGoddess on May 11, 2009
First let me say that this finale show did NOT need to be 3 hours long. It was like being in labor waiting for the ending. That said, I like Joan Rivers and had never even heard of Annie Duke before this show. Both brought different skill sets to the game. However, Annie acted like a child. If the words "I", "me", or "my" were removed from the English language, she wouldn't have thing to say. She spent most of the episode telling her team members how much Joan disrespected her their absence or letting everyone who would listen know that the designer quit because of Joan. David Turturo quit because he's a drama queen who didn't want to listen to his client. However, it was really unprofessional for him to leave Annie hanging without being "man" enough to tell her why. Even if he couldn't work with Joan, what did that have to do with Annie? I think he figured out that neither he or his assistant could deliver for either contestant. Throughout the show, Annie alternated from beating her chest over her omnipotence or whining about Joan. She even bored her own team members with her constant bitching. During the final task, not once did Joan River say anything negative about Annie - she remained focused on winning. Her party was more exciting and innovative. The impersonators were great and she brought in celebrities who were instantly recognized. Meanwhile, Annie was living in a bubble of "faux-celebrities", with guest poker players who no one knows outside of Las Vegas casinos! On this show, Annie was out of her league. Joan Rivers, in her 75 years, has done everything whereas Annie has only excelled in POKER! Donald Trump made the right decision because Joan is timeless. No one will remember the spiteful, hateful, conniving, and unprofessional Annie Duke after last night. Her face will soon be forgotten - BOTH of them!
posted by OhMtGoddess on May 11, 2009
First this finale show did NOT need to be 3 hours long. It was like being in labor waiting for the ending. I like Joan Rivers and had never even heard of Annie Duke before this show. Both brought different skill sets to the game. However, Annie acted like a child. If the words "I", "me", or "my" were removed from the English language, she wouldn't have thing to say. She spent most of the episode telling her team members how much Joan disrespected her their absence or letting everyone who would listen know that the designer quit because of Joan. David Turturo quit because he's a drama queen who didn't want to listen to his client. However, it was really unprofessional for him to leave Annie hanging without being "man" enough to tell her why. Even if he couldn't work with Joan, what did that have to do with Annie? I think he figured out that neither he or his assistant could deliver for either contestant. Annie alternated from beating her chest over her omnipotence or whining about Joan. During the final task, not once did Joan River say anything negative about Annie - she remained focused on winning. Her party was more exciting and innovative. The impersonators were great and she brought in celebrities who were instantly recognized. Meanwhile, Annie was living in a bubble of faux-celebrities, with guest poker players who no one knows outside of Las Vegas casinos! On this show, Annie was out of her league. Joan Rivers, in her 75 years, has done everything whereas Annie has only excelled in POKER! Donald Trump made the right decision because Joan is timeless. No one will remember the spiteful, hateful, conniving, and unprofessional Annie Duke after last night. Her face will soon be forgotten - BOTH of them
posted by Rivers is trash on May 11, 2009
Joan Rivers would not know how to be charitable or honorable. She was a mean spirited, trash talking, bully! She is used to threatening people and uses her "humor" to hurt people. I am happy she won...she and "The Donald" deserve each other!!!
posted by Trump is a chump on May 11, 2009
Everyone knew that Joan would win .... Nothing Donald Trump has ever done has been fair, unbaised, or even ethical. So why would we expect him to pick the person that can conduct herself professionally and do a good job. I have never heard of Annie Duke before....but was impressed with her analysis of each business situation and how she conducted herself. Everything on that show was fake......donalds hair....Joans face.....the facade that it would be decided fairly..... yada!
posted by upstar40 on May 11, 2009
annie is a mean spirited,deplorable human being who only won as project anager my sheer manipulation of stupid persons like brande allowing themselves to be used.Joan rivers, owever, did what any professional should and would. She listen,learned,and made the final decisions based on her many years of successful business experiness.Kudos to joan rivers,now let annie duke go crawl back into the hole she emerged from never to be seen again!.Good ridience to a shedevil!!!!!!!!
posted by madashell on May 11, 2009
Joan is a piece of shit!
posted by penmar on May 11, 2009
Yea for Joan. When that witch Annie said Joan should die, it ended any little respect I had for her. Annie was so sure of herself and treated everyone on her team and Joans like she was superior to them. Why just pick Joan as a foul mouth. There were others with foul mouths on each team. Joan was much kinder to everyone (except Annie) than Annie was. She and Melissa are both smart cookies!
posted by pastfan on May 11, 2009
If Trump thinks that Joan is a role model with her foul mouth and poor sportsmanship attitude, I pity the people around him. Annie was clearly the winner. I lost all interest in this show.
posted by Eddie the Dope? on May 11, 2009
Hey eddie, you're a moron
posted by Eddie on May 11, 2009
Hello! Where the fudge did Annie get nearly half a million dollars just like that? On regular telethons people have to work hard for hours and hours to reach that amount. Donald knew where the money came from (the Mafia). And that's why he considered Joan a better role model.
posted by jonno on May 11, 2009
I don't get what makes Annie like Bernie Madoff? That line of Joan's about her representing the new "honorable" way of doing business in America is silly. How was Annie's way of doing things dishonorable? How is Joan honorable? Especially after all the personal attacks on Annie. Maybe Annie didn't include others on her team as well as she should have but there were a lot of egos on the show - and Joan was allowed to get away with calling Annie worse than Hitler! Very tasteless. After all the team leading Annie did and money raised, the ending was lame and inconsistent. Annie was an honorable player who played well and should have won.
posted by Michael on May 11, 2009
I could not believe that Trump picked Joan ... selecting someone with that distasteful and disgusting attitude, letting someone win apprentice who showed herself to be incredible rude and hateful. I've lost tremendous respect for Joan, I've overestimated Donald's integrity, and after 8 seasons, I will not watch the show again.
posted by justme on May 11, 2009
I am so glad Joan won. Do you think that Donald will publicly "hire" someone as manipulative as Annie? No. Instead he will do what's right. Joan is a role model as this is the way one should do business.
posted by sfgrl on May 11, 2009
Glad Joan won! Annie is despicable and a manipulator. It was always I, I, I, I... Glad I won't b seeing her anymore!
posted by getitright on May 11, 2009
Annie was clearly the winer and everyone knows it. I wont watch the show again. The Trump has a couple gerbil size kahounas and was obviously fearful of Joan. The way he shut up Jesse and Annie and let Joan run the show was so distastelful not to mention the stuff JOan had spewing out her mouth. She is filth and is classless. No wonder her husband committed suicide
posted by L1R on May 11, 2009
While Annie Duke was the overall best player (maybe the best CELEBRITY player), Joan was the sentimental favorite. I forget exactly when it was that "The Donald" decided that sentimentalit in business was so important. Guess that's another show that's jumped the shark.
posted by carolinagirl on May 10, 2009
Annie has a big ego, but she delivered. I thought Joan was pure venom & Annie delivered more money and wins than Joan ever did. Plus, she never quit like Joan did - even after repeated personal attacks. Donald got it WRONG!
posted by ioliteone on May 10, 2009
Annie was never humble. She was ALL ego.

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