Lisa Rinna was chosen as Team ASAP's group's project manager. The task last night was to create a children's book targeted for four-and-five-year-olds. The team's effort was a losing one. Lisa Rinna's leadership was sabotaged by Star Jones who watched Lisa make wrong move after wrong move and did nothing to stop it.
The sad thing about Lisa Rinna being fired is that it really did not matter if she was project manager or not. The ladies could not create as kid-friendly of a book for four-and-five-year-olds that the guys did. The guys had three talented musicians and song writers who worked creatively and cohesively on the book project. Their book about Lil John the new guy in school will be published eventually and its profits donated to charity.
Nene Leakes, an apparent Star Jones co-conspirator at this point in the series, said the women chose Rinna to be project manager because they wanted to get rid of Rinna. It's sad that the Jones, Warwick, Leakes conspiracy to get Lisa Rinna fired went so easily.
Rinna was an unwilling co-conspirator in her Celebrity Apprentice demise. Star Jones and Dionne Warwick both wanted full credit for the children's story book. Dionne Warwick wanted credit as creator and Star Jones wanted credit for writing the book. Rinna said no can do.
The entire group was proud of Rinna for standing up to Dionne Warwick and Star Jones and telling them no. But Donald Trump wanted to know why Lisa Rinna, in the boardroom, chose to point to the personalities of Star Jones and Dionne Warwick, rather than their losing efforts, as reason to fire either Star Jones or Dionne Warwick.
Stereotypically speaking because women are catty. So much so they'd create a story about a shy lion that judges felt was too sophisticated for four-and-five year-olds. Had Rinna allowed Star and Jones to put their name all over the book that failed, she'd likely be there and either Warwick or Jones would be gone.
But when Trump asked Lisa Rinna who should be fired, Rinna said Dionne Warwick should be fired because she is not a team player. America spent a good deal of time tweeting last night that Warwick is a really a disagreeable, narrow-minded older lady--or a diva in the worst sense. Trump and sons wanted Lisa Rinna to say that Dionne Warwick came up with a bad story idea despite clear objections from the group and therefore should be fired.
The Trump men, all three of them, gave Lisa Rinna ample opportunity to dog the book idea, but Rinna didn't pick up the clue fast enough. Sort of like their child's book, Rinna's battles with Star had more to do with ego and personality, than talent. Lisa Rinna was fired on the spot, even after Trump ogled her lips in front of everyone in the boardroom and had a long, unprofessional and demeaning conversation on looks, lips and botox.
Just what Rinna didn't need. Perhaps if Rinna had been told that she was an aging starlet and asked rather bluntly, "So, Lisa, whaddya have for us today?" things may have worked out better for Rinna.
Marlee Matlin was the only woman in the room able to stand up to Dionne Warwick during the challenge and during the boardroom meeting. Matlin, like Warwick, has also written children's books. Matlin had an idea to create a book about a deaf girl. Dionne Warwick said she did not believe that children were ready for that kind of diversity and that the idea was sad.
Marlee Matlin went off with enough fire and steam for Rinna but Rinna kept a cool distance and, despite protests from supermodel Nikki Taylor, who's proving to be one of the quiet leaders, Rinna agreed with Warwick and Jones.
Oh for compromise's sake. Last week Rinna hated Star and thought Star was terrible. This week as leader, Lisa Rinna's backstabbing ways from last week were turned around on her in the entire challenge. She played nice and lost. Lisa Rinna must not watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
In the boardroom, Lisa Rinna yelled and cursed at Star Jones. "You threw me under the (expletive) bus, Star!" Star looked like the high school girl that didn't make the cheerleading squad, yet landed a date with the team's star quarterback anyway.
Shortly after the explosion, Lisa Rinna was fired.