When Donald Trump, Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette meet in the boardroom for Sunday’s (May 19) finale of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” “Mr. Trump will have the most normal hair,” says Adkins.
On Sunday, the country music star and illusionist, who both have long hair, and Trump — well, his coiffure is an original — will meet in the boardroom to see who’s fired. The two finalists chatted with Zap2it today and reflected on whether they would return for another round.
“I would do it in a second, except for the time,” Jillette says. “And if they promised me Trace would be on my team.” Adkins, not surprisingly, was a little more circumspect. “You should probably ask that when we are actually done,” he says.
The competition was never easy, and both men say working around others was definitely an adjustment. “They work you for 16 hours a day and you have to be around people 16 hours a day. That is not how I live my life,” Adkins says. “I have sanctuaries in my life and I decompress. And when I don’t have the opportunity to do that I become a little stir crazy, and perhaps a little dangerous.”
Jillette says, “The most difficult part of the contest was “doing the strategic stuff outside the task. There are occasional moments when you are working on something and you know one on the team is wrong, and everyone knows, and you can’t say anything because it will come back and bite you on the a** in the boardroom.”
So far, Jillette has won challenges for creating an ad campaign to promote Trump’s wife, Melania Trump‘s, facial products, and for making an inter-active travel expo for South Africa. He’s playing for Opportunity Village, a Nevada charity that trains and finds jobs for disabled people. Adkins, playing for the American Red Cross, won the first challenge of making and selling meatballs. He then led the team in crafting a silent film, promoting Australian gold products. The winner’s charity will receive a $250,000 bonus check.
As soon as the show ends Sunday night, Adkins and Jillette immediately resume their day jobs — if being a Vegas illusionist and country superstar can be considered day jobs. Adkins, who had a new album debut Tuesday, is going on tour and working on a movie. Jillette returns to the Penn & Teller show in Las Vegas.