Gary Busey may make for must-see TV, but does he actually have a shot at winning Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice?
On Sunday's all-new episode, the frenetic actor, 66, was saved from elimination and Mark McGrath, the level-headed former Sugar Ray frontman, was sent packing.
Serving as project manager for the guys' team, Backbone, McGrath, 43, conceptualized the group's plan to promote Australian Gold tanning lotion using a pirate and gold treasure theme. McGrath delegated organizational tasks to his teammates — including Meat Loaf, Lil Jon and John Rich — but when it came time to actually promote the product at New York City's South Street Seaport, Busey took center stage.
McGrath and his teammates were stunned when Busey cornered the Australian Gold executives and declared himself a product spokesman. Rather than deferring to his project manager to explain their concept, Busey rambled on about the tanning lotion, going so far as to tell the execs the lotion made him feel "sexual."
From the get-go, McGrath was willing to accept full responsibility if his team lost, but when he actually landed in the boardroom, he was quick to take Busey along. Why the last minute change of heart? His colleagues were quickly growing tired of Busey's laziness and wacky antics in front of VIPs.
"I'm just getting tired of Gary," Lil Jon reasoned. "We have a lot of work to do, and we need every ounce of brain power working toward the task. Not against the task or all over the place."
Trump, however, wasn't sympathetic to Backbone's collective concerns, and McGrath was given the boot.
"You're project manager and you picked the theme," Trump said. "They didn't like the theme. Mark, you're fired."
Whether Trump is keeping Busey around for ratings "gold" or if he actually thinks the actor could win remains a mystery, but tell Us: Did the right guy get the boot this week?
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