Friday, May 6, 2011

Look who's on Celebrity Apprentice!

While watching “Celebrity Apprentice” recently, I noticed Trump always has at least a couple participants with a career in rock music. Neal would be good at this show. Half the reason he’s been in the public eye since the late ’80s is his charity, Canción de Vida. The other half, of course, is his connection to the band Sylvyr Star.

Who would I like to see Neal paired with? Trump always has a “mens’ team” and a “womens’ team” so let’s run with that. I’d pick—
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Arnold Schwartzenegger
  • David Bowie . . .
  • Ozzy Osbourne! Nah, Neal would bond with him, and they’d stick up for each other no matter how stupid either of them got.
  • Paul Hogan 
  • Hulk Hogan too, just for the fun of it
  • Snoop Dogg? If he kept lighting joints, Neal might slug him ;)
  • Robin Williams, in his Mork days
  • possibly Jim Morrison, with all that implies
  • Craig Ferguson
On the womens’ team, people I think would be interesting counterpoints—
  • Paris Hilton (“Yeah, there’s not many lights on upstairs, but she’s hot, y’know?”)
  • Cyndi Lauper (I’d bring her back because she’s bossy and I'd love to see Neal struggle with not telling her to shut the F up)
  • Dana Carvey’s Church Lady
  • Betty White
  • Tina Fey
  • Paula Deen
I’d love to have a group of strong, kick-ass women show up Neal occasionally. By 2011, he’s learned that he doesn’t know everything and that women are more than eye candy, but he’s competitive and proud. He’d be pissed if his team lost to a group of women more than once.

I can hear it now —

The Donald: I’m hearing some not so good things, Neal. You take action without clearing anything with your project manager.
Neal: I’m not talkative.
The Donald: Your project manager this time around - Arnold - says you’re not a team player.
Neal: I don’t think he’s a good judge of that. I’ve split the last twenty years between heading a major non-profit and being an active part of a successful band. Arnold governed California during some of its worst years. Who’s got the better ability to get things done?
The Donald: I hear you had some sort of altercation with Snoop?
Neal: Oh, that was nothing. Philosophical differences.
The Donald: Snoop needed four stitches. I don’t think he’d call that philosophical.
Neal: I apologized, he accepted, we’re good now. Long as he takes a separate car.

What do you guys think? Pick one of your main characters who might provide some fireworks when mixed with two or three celebrities, and share your ideas.

May the best team win!

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