Celebrity Apprentice 2015 Leeza Gibbons won the entire show tonight,February 16th. Tonight’s finale episode, started off with the traditional live studio greeting from Mr. Trump. He mentioned a few, great things about the show and about the finalists: Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera. From there, they delivered the continuation of last week’s episode where Leeza and Geraldo were prepping their Universal Orlando Resort commercials.
Geraldo decided to just take over everything after the issues with the directing and kids not showing up. Elsewhere, Leeza and company were doing just fine, even getting ahead of schedule. Leeza said Kevin was doing a great job at directing. And she did all the editing.
It was revealed that Tony Orlando agreed to perform for Geraldo at his event, and Geraldo actually shed some tears over it. Meanwhile, Leeza’s team became little worried about the fundraising aspect of the task as Geraldo is tough to beat in that area. Next, Leeza and Geraldo’s teams did their fundraising, and they both appeared to be doing a wonderful job with big checks coming in on both sides.
After the fundraising, Leeza and Geraldo finally presented their commercials to the executives. Geraldo’s commercial mainly focused on himself, which sadly, didn’t come as a surprise. He also threw in a weak Harry Potter theme ,and Tony Orlando performed. Next, Leeza showed her commercial. It focused on family and how “fun is the only agenda” needed. Also, Olivia Newton-John performed for Leeza’s team.
From there, final boardroom footage was shown. Ian admitted he wanted to get rid of Geraldo a long time ago, but gave him credit for staying above the fray when he was instrumental in a lot of key decisions throughout the competition. Geraldo gave credit to Ian and Lorenzo for working hard for him, even though they had turbulence throughout the season.
Leeza’s team was very positive. Brandi said Lisa was the best project manager and Johnny pointed out that Leeza won seven tasks in a row! Kevin also gave Leeza much praise. Later on, it was finally revealed that the executives liked almost everything about Leeza’s commercial except for the fact that it didn’t feature any celebrities and the story of a father with a strict agenda, wasn’t too engaging.
The executives liked how Geraldo included the celebs, but didn’t think that the park, itself, was shown enough. After that, Trump revealed that Leeza surprisingly kicked Geraldo’s butt in the fundraising by raking in a whopping $324.000 to Geraldo’s mere $146,000!
After all that, they got back to the live studio where all the previous celebs were brought back to discuss the season At one point, Kenya Moore, continued to deny that she stole Vivica’s cell phone. Vivica, of course, still thought Kenya was lying about it. They also showed some video montage stuff, featuring different moments n the season. At one point, Joan River’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, showed up to help them deliver a special tribute to Joan, which was quite fitting.
After that, Trump asked all the celebs who they thought should win. Kenya said Geraldo. Kate said Geraldo. Vivica said Leeza. Gilbert said Geraldo. Jamie said Leeza and Johnny said Leeza. Next, both Leeza and Gerald were given a chance to say their final pitches for the win. Then Trump revealed that Leeza, not surprisingly, won the final, commercial task. Leeza also offered up a very compelling speech as to why she should win the whole thing over Geraldo.