Aubrey O'Day gave it her best all season long on Celebrity Apprentice, but that wasn't enough.
During Sunday night's episode, Donald Trump called the singer "transparent," firing her and leaving Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken to battle it out. Fortunately, some of their former opponents and teammates came back for the challenge.
Clay, got some help from Penn Jillette, Dee Snyder, Debbie Gibson and a returning Aubrey, while Arsenio, picked Paul Teutul Sr., Teresa Giudice, Lisa Lampanelli and Adam Carolla to work with him.
Team Clay and Team Arsenio were told to direct, produce and star in a variety show to raise money for their charities. They also had to sell tickets to the event and create a PSA.
Clay decided to put on a musical show, asking Debbie for musical advice and Penn to help write and conceptualize. Clay and Debbie, however, quickly began to spar over music choices and Debbie's desire to have her cousin to paint a mural without Clay seeing any sketches beforehand.
The former American Idol runner-up was a fan of micromanaging more than Arsenio, but both men were dedicated to raising funds for their causes. Clay, a former special education teacher, was happy and right in his element when working with children for a National Inclusion Project PSA—the National Inclusion Project provides a program model for recreational programs so that all different types of kids can play together.
Arsenio, who was raising money for the Magic Johnson Foundation, took a humorous approach to the competition. He even involved Magic in the PSA, with the help of a film crew on the West Coast shooting a few serious words from the former NBA star and HIV/AIDS advocate.
Unfortunately for Team Arsenio, a miscommunication with the technical team made much of Magic's essential shot unusable. Without his heartfelt, serious message about the foundation's work, the comic elements filmed by Arsenio and his team would not make sense.
But the former talk show host was steadfast in his fundraising efforts. While the variety show and charity PSA are important, the amount each gala ticket sells for and the contributions raised will play a key role in who wins the Celebrity Apprentice. Clay and his team seemed to be focusing on every detail of their production, and not concentrating on raising funds.