Congratulations to Annie Duke (and Joan Rivers) for making the final 2 of Celebrity Apprentice. I never woulda guessed in 2008 that these two ladies would be such a significant part of my 2009. I’m personally thrilled Annie has gotten this far, because now maybe we can force Huff to give the topic even more airtime on The Poker Beat. I’m hearing two lines of commentary amongst poker players — either shameless rooting for “one of our own” or tales from the bitter about her oppressive bitchiness on the felt, in the hallways, and just about anywhere else she’s done business.
Serious question though:
Is there anywhere you can bet on Celebrity Apprentice?
I mean I’m sure you can’t now, because you know, a few people already know the results. But could you have, at the beginning of the season, or before? I’m pretty sure Vegas casinos don’t offer non-sports entertainment betting lines … but online?
That question is semi-related to why I’m 65 percent certain Annie has this
bracelet bridle in the bag. Annie’s got the stats, the results … and though she gave away a tell on tonight’s episode when she cried was super-duper-certain to let us know that she wrote the jingle and commercial and then at the last moment in front of Donald made a half-hearted attempt to give Brande some credit … well in the end, I think Donald sees her as a true Trump apprentice. Whether or not you think that’s a positive association, surely it’s comparatively accurate. Joan Rivers is not like Trump, though he respects the way she wields what she’s got.
In the end, though, Trump is a business-guy. So what’s in it for him? Annie’s literally got more staying power, by a few decades. And considering his casino biz is en route to bankruptcy … what do you think he’s more interested in acquiring — an endeared connection to the Las Vegas of old or the dollar signs connected to online gambling in the future?