MARCH 18, 2012  7:00 pm

     Tree Joodice… in the one-shoulder, cobalt blue satin Bravo uniform

On tonight’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice, Tree Joodice supposedly “goes wild”… according to a conference call with da Donald.   And, according to Tree’s site, she will be having “words” with Debbie Gibson… HERE.

During a teleconference about “The Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this week, Donald Trump – who also had contestants Dayana Mendoza and Paul Teutul Sr. on the line – suggested that the old Giudice will reappear.

“Well, I don’t want to give much up, but as Dayana can tell you and Paul can tell you, she gets wild very soon,” said Trump.

He conceded that he’d been baffled by how different Giudice, who lives in Montville,  has been on his show compared with her image on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Yes, she was seen on the NBC show flipping a table at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst a few Sundays ago – but that scripted re-creation was part of a challenge to raise money for charity.

“It’s surprising to me that she’s not more volatile,” Trump said. “She’s much different than I thought she would be. She’s a very quality person. I thought she’d be a total wild woman … and really she’s not. I mean, she’s more reserved, and I think it’s a lot different than when you see her on the other show. I don’t know why. I’m not sure if it’s rebranding or just that she’s maybe … a little bit intimidated by some of the other people. It’s a tough group.”

Pressed about her impending, er, relapse, Trump said, “Yeah, she has her moments.”  “Yeah, she has crazy moments,” Teutul confirmed. “But still, she’s more quiet than I would have thought, more subdued.”

Trump and the others tackled a variety of questions, including why everyone on the men’s team wants to get rid of Lou Ferrigno.  “Lou’s a lovable guy. … And who could not like him?” Teutul began. “Everybody has a great deal of respect for him. And thus far, you know, maybe he’s just been having a hard time with the tasks that we’ve been doing.”

Said Trump, “From my standpoint, I can tell you this. Lou has been wanting to get on this show for three seasons. He has called me incessantly, ‘Please put me on the show.’ … He’s wanted to be on so badly and he’s so intense and … I think that actually hurts him, because he tries so hard that it actually turns off Paul and other people.”

As for Trump’s firing of two people (Adam Carolla and Michael Andretti) last Sunday, he said, “This is the largest cast we’ve ever had. We have 18 people, and we have 15 [episodes]. So at some point we had to fire two people and this just seemed like the appropriate time.”

Of course, Trump also did some horn-tooting, saying that “The Celebrity Apprentice” had created stars (Piers Morgan) and revived careers (Joan Rivers). He called Mendoza a “star” who’s destined for “big things.”

When Mendoza was asked how she got along with the other women, Trump jumped in to suggest that things between her and comic Lisa Lampanelli weren’t always so great.  “Well, so far, so good for what you guys can see right now,” Mendoza said. “I think you’re going to see things exploding very soon, probably next Sunday.”

That would be tonight.  Will the bomb be detonated by Lampanelli – or by a certain “recovering” wild woman from New Jersey?

NOTE:  Da Donald referenced Tree’s “rebranding” herself.  Yes, Tree is “rebranding” herself… with da Donald’s help!  Why was Tree selected to be on Celebrity Apprentice??? After Nene Leakes QUIT on da Donald last time around, why would Donald go with another Housewife???

When Nene QUIT (yes, Nene made all the talk show rounds to dispel the fact that she quit… but Nene QUIT and then was fired by Trump)… she quit because she was finally the project manager and PMs are required to solicit donation money.  Nene was caught because she had no one to call on who had the big bucks to donate when it was her turn as PM.  Keep in mind that Nene was on CA before she was rich, VERY RICH… and at that time, she did not have the connections she now boasts about.

With Trump’s experience with Nene, why would another Housewife be asked to participate in Celebrity Apprentice??  It looks like the only reason Tree was signed up to appear on CA was for a very cozy exchange.  When it was announced that Tree would appear on CA, it was expected that her charity of choice for CA would be her friend, Dina Manzo’s charity, Project LadybugHERE.

It was very surprising to everyone when Tree announced NephCure as her charity!  Tree never once mentioned NephCure during the Real Housewives of New Jersey, nor ever mentioned kidney disease… Tree probably never heard of kidney disease before she signed up for CA.  The NephCure connection was discussed on SH last month… HERE.

Could it be that da Donald accepted Tree as a participant on Celebrity Apprentice with the stipulation that his son, Eric Trump’s charity, NephCure, be Tree’s charity of choice???   In exchange for  Celebrity Apprentice assisting in Tree’s continuing “rebranding” of her image from wild New Jersey Housewife to “sympathetic, hard working, trying to pay back $11 million in creditors?”

Sure looks like it!!   It’s all just way too cozy a situation to think otherwise…


  1. Teresa recently said at an appearance that she was at Eric Trump’s charity event for Nephcure before she knew anything about being on CA. I read all of the connections in the previous post, but I think it was a good decision on her part no matter what. She needed a charity. Nephcure needs the money and attention. I think it was a win-win situation for all involved. I am pretty sure the Trumps are involved in most of the major charities, so for Nephcure to get this type of exposure is great! I am sure all the families affected by this disease are very grateful.


      • I thought Dina’s charity was more of a middle man money grubbing sham my self. (the $ goes to St. Joes, so it would go from Dina to then to St. Joes IF there was any left because Dina had all these ‘costs’)


  2. Honestly, Nene and Star drama brought big ratings. So i am sure Trump saw Teresa as someone that would bring the drama. I mean from flipping table to pushing andy and being on countless tabloids Teresa is a ratings queen. As far as picking the favorites due to charity picks…….i would say that is something that has been going on in the Celebrity apprentice for some time now. Google Joan Rivers fired manager to get more on that lol. Many of the charities have ties to the trump, especially the big ones like Red Cross etc. I think there is more favoritism on this show then meets the eye. Star Jones went to Trump’s wedding for crying out loud. Joan Rivers and him have been friends for years. I can’t remember the names, but i recognized a few of the past contestants as friends of Trumps as well. So not surprised about Tre’s connection.


  3. Oh ok, i see what you mean. I guess i am so over these competition shows cause they seemed so rigged to me lol. i do understand you point though now. I thought Tree had the connection because her publicist’s nephew was the boy that she knows with the illness? If memories serves me, her publicist is also the publicist to one of the trump kids. So it’s all interconnected lol. She knew the little boy through her publicist……then light bulb hits because of the trump connection and the rest is history lol.

    Given this connection i would have thought they would give her more airtime….she’s barely on the show.

    I think any one participating in Celebrity Aprentice should have ZERO affliation with the Trumps. That is the only way it would be an even playing field.


  4. Maybe little Eric could take the $$$ he spent to be able to kill those animals and give it to his charity. Better publicity than what he and his bro are getting now. Overpriviledged mo#&erfu!%#rs.


    • thank you DJM, you said it for me, but I imagine that slaughtering animals is much more fun for the Trumplets.


  5. Frankly, it just proves how narcissistic and unaware of the World around her Teresa is. All her life, all her ‘amazing wealth and riches’ she supposedly had and Teresa didn’t do any charity work or teach her children to give back? Instead, she chooses this new to her charity. Teresa is a materialistic, self involved, greedy, lying grifting witch who would step on anyone to TAKE IT ALL!


  6. I think Tree likes playing the stoopid housewive/celebrity ( we all know that she really is dumb) so she can make excuses for never having to be accountable for her actions or lack of them! She has lied, has an out of control temper, to mention a few…When will Tree & Stumpy ever pay back the 11 mill. they still owe?


      • Hey bunion, this gets really tiresome after a while. Dozens of commenters have revealed numerous personal deets in thousands and thousands of comments over the last seventeen months this fabulous site has been up. And they are consistent throughout. There are people who id themselves as being from New Orleans, Charleson SC, Wisconsin, at least a dozen from NJ, Atlanta, LA , Australia, England, Canada, etc etc. Do you really think one person, even with Becky’s help, can keep all that straight, post new material and then comment in fake “conversations” that take place instantaneously??

        Let me guess: you’re a birther, you’re a 9/11 denier. You think the moon landing was a hoax. You are utterly inept at comparative stylistics, which would allow you to recognize the significantly different writing styles, punctuation, spelling errors and grammar errors that are consistently unique to each commenter. You are, in fact, a bunion so you have aptly named yourself.


        • who, you must have forgotten that I, um, I mean Ms SH has a private jet, and computers all over the country at my, I mean her disposal! I, um she is just traveling all over the place 55 times a day to make comments on my, er her blog!


        • who: Must confess… am really a time traveler who can predict and write each post and every comment before you can even think of what you’re going to write! Now you know! LOL!!! TFC!! SH


      • Ms.SH seems like you got that feeding arm installed just in time!! No way could you post on the rate your posting these days with out it!


    • Well now bunion, that must mean that MsSH made your comment too and mine. Oh this is too much… Is this a prank? Becky! I knew it… Becky, you better get back to your Spring Breakin’ bc that wasn’t even a good one!
      Go have a drink and get a tan… Geez


  7. Ok, that’s it….I’m going to go on The Apprentice and take care of business. :)

    I like Donald Trump and I like Tree – they both say some outrageous things, but it’s entertaining,,,,, takes my mind off the stupid things I hear at the office or a relative that is a few cans short of a six pack. If Tree is not entertaining enough, The Donald is going to think he should have run for President. Now THAT would have taken my mind off the stupid things at work for sure…. :)


  8. Dear Miss SH,
    It’s Bunion not Onion………BTW, Iam a big fan of you and your website.
    No need for everyone to jump me, Peace


    • Bun: LOL!! Yeah, yeah, yeah… that’s what they all say… ‘big fan’ blah, blah, blah. Hopefully your original comment was sarcastic… where IS that “sarcasm” button when ya need it??? Peace back at ya!

      AND… now that you have escaped from “lurkerville,” are officially out and have made your presence known… there is no going back! So, you might want to take a minute and read the rules: TFC!!!! SH


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