This may be hard to believe, but there was actually a television finale last night that wasn’t about plane crash survivors on a magical island. Over on NBC, Bret Michaels faced off against Holly Robinson Peete in the “Celebrity Apprentice” finale, with Michaels winning largely on sympathy thanks to the brain hemorrhage and stroke he suffered in the last month. Some guys have all the luck.
Despite all odds, Michaels managed to appear during tonight’s live two-hour finale, and received a standing ovation when he entered the boardroom. Even Peete was moved to tears, and seemed well-aware that Michaels was the odds-on favorite heading into tonight’s decision. At one point, she quipped that even her 5-year-old son was now rooting for him. “Mom, I love you, but I’m kind of pulling for Bret,” he had said to her that morning. [TV Squad]
As depicted in the banner image, a medical team was on hand for the live show. Fortunately, nothing happened and the medical team wasn’t needed. Fortunately for Michaels, I mean. It would have been awesome for NBC. Nothing spices up a live broadcast like someone dying on-air. Or so I would imagine. *crosses fingers and hopes for dystopian future with “Running Man” on Fox*