AceShowbiz - The competition is on on "The Celebrity Apprentice" season 7 which aired its first episode on Sunday, January 4. In the season premiere, the men were pitted up against the women, who surprisingly created not much drama despite the participation of several reality TV stars namely %cKate Gosselin%, %cBrandi Glanville% and %cKenya Moore%.
Their first challenge was to create and sell celebrity pies. %cKeisha Knight Pulliam%, who played %cBill Cosby%'s daughter on "The Cosby Show", volunteered to be the project manager for the women's team called Infinity. The men's team went with Vortex as their group's name and %cGeraldo Rivera% as their project manager.
Infinity agreed to make two pies with savory and sweet flavors. Keisha was contacting her friends while the other ladies baked the pies, but Kenya thought Keisha didn't do a lot in bringing in the money.
As Vortex was working on their pies, %cKevin Jonas% was responsible for the promotion on social media. The singer complained that Geraldo was working way too slow. The men burnt some pies. Kevin said Geraldo never checked on the pies at all and that he was mismanaging.
On the day they sold the pies, a bunch of ladies were lining up to see Kevin. %cBill O'Reilly% sent a $10k check, %cSean Hannity% donated $10k, and another gave $20k. Over at Infinity, %cMaria Menounos% made a visit to give a big check.
"Cake Boss" star %cBuddy Valasto% tasted the pies and he liked the women's pies, so they got the $25k bonus. When it's added to the money they raised (a total of $93,862), they still lost to the men's team who brought in $185,322.
Keshia blamed Kate, %cJamie Anderson% and %cShawn Johnson% for not bringing in substantial checks, but Kenya thought Keshia was holding back because she wasn't calling Bill Cosby (the show was taped before the actor's abuse scandal became public.)
During the Boardroom, Keshia explained why she didn't call Bill, "I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don't know how long. So for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event - I feel that's not my place to do."
%cDonald Trump% said if she had called Bill, it could have helped her team and she should take responsibility for the team's lost. He fired Keshia, and %cPiers Morgan% and %cIvanka Trump% agreed. He explained on Twitter, "This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light.She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity."