Saturday, April 17, 2004

More Apprentice Info

Last night, Apprentice winner, Bill Rancic, appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Runner-up, Kwame Jackson, appeared on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Both men were funny and engaging on their television appearances, and both men cleared up some things that Apprentice fans may have been wondering.

During the final task, there was a lot of discussion about Bill micro-managing his team at the celebrity golf match. Bill readily admitted this to Leno. Bill pointed out that he had to rely on three recently fired competitors who were working for free. For this reason, Bill was "not leaving his fate in their hands." In addition, Bill pointed out that the final, three-day task began the morning immediately after Amy and Nick got fired. Bill said that Amy and Nick spent that entire night drinking tequilla until 5 o'clock in the morning. No wonder Nick seemed so lethargic when the task began.

Bill also emphatically denied any romantic relationship with Amy. Apparently Katrina is the one spreading this rumor. It should be pointed out that Katrina has proved to be quite the exhibitionist since the show ended. She entertained thoughts of appearing in Playboy and was a guest on the Howard Stern Show on Thursday morning.

Kwame's interview was equally interesting. Kwame did not have much to say about Omarosa or the final task. However, Kwame did say that he was also a winner on Thursday night. Kwame said that when he got home from an evening of festivities following the show, he found Mark Cuban waiting for him. Mark Cuban is the eccentric, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Kwame said that Cuban offered him a position in the Maverick's organization. Apparently that position will pay more than the Apprentice's $250,000 salary.

So, congratulations are in order to both Kwame and Bill.