Sometimes things that you look forward to just don’t happen the way you want.
Right now, I am in my hotel room in New York. I am supposed to be in a nice seat in Carnegie Hall. I guess that’s what happens when you get hit with a bout of “food poisoning.”
Now, it will be your job to let me know all about the concert tonight.
I just now signed on to read and see all the exciting pictures, articles and comments about last night. It is going to be so much fun seeing Clay on TV for the next few months….and I loved his tweets and blog.
But he’s not my early favorite on the men’s team. That would be Clay Aiken. While Arsenio and Adam Corolla were busy working on their comedy routines — always a danger when you have comedians on the program — Aiken came out as smart, savvy, and super competitive. This bodes well for future freak-outs involving the former American Idol runner-up. And even if he doesn’t go on to be one of the more entertaining contestants, he’s already proved his casting value for the one scene alone where a busty half-naked woman decided to “make it rain” and showered Aiken with dollar bills while she bounced up and down and the singer held his breath and imagined himself to be anywhere but there at that very moment. (“It’s for charity. It’s for charity. It’s for charity,” he no doubt kept murmuring to himself.)
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QUOTE: Clay Aiken made his debut on “Celebrity Apprentice” tonight, and we’re happy to announce he survived his first boardroom showdown.
In fact, Clay proved himself a savvy player in the night’s first challenge, which was running a sandwich shop in midtown Manhattan. The teams (men vs. women) were judged on how much money they could raise in one business day. Notice I said “raise” instead of “earn” because the only way to win these types of “Celebrity Apprentice” challenges is for the celebs to get their rich friends to come and donate thousands of dollars.
Clay ran the register for his team’s shop and did a great job of up-selling to people checking out. We posted the clip earlier of Clay getting $1000 from a man offering $500, and he worked hard on every single person checking out, getting as much as he could from them.
QUOTE: Early thoughts on the season:
After this first episode, the men do seem to have the stronger team. Please let Adam Carolla stay for a long, long time, because that guy is hilarious. Penn Jillette also looks like a very strong player, and you know he has a lot of rich Vegas friends who can carry him through. Victoria Gotti is going to be trouble. She has a terrible attitude and probably won’t win any friends.
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The New York Daily News wrote a review of the show. The following was the part about Clay:
The men and women brainstorm their respective team names, with Adam Carolla leading the “frat pack,” as Clay Aiken pointedly calls the men’s team. The comedian and radio talk-show host suggests “Honey Badgers,” which the Clay adamantly poo-poos.
The men finally settle on Team Unanimous, which is pretty ironic given that already, some of the men are taking issue with one another – Adam calls Trekkies alcoholics, Arsenio Hall can’t understand what Paul Teutul is saying, and Clay Aiken feels like he’s above the “childishness.”
What did you think of the first episode?