Busey Wins $40,000 for Maryland Heights-based Charity
The men's team won Sunday night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice, winning thousands for the Center for Head Injury Services.
Gary Busey won $40,000 for the Maryland Heights-based Center for Head Injury Services on Sunday night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice. The men’s team, “Backbone,” defeated the women’s team, “ASAP,” in the night’s competition — keeping members of Backbone safe from elimination.
Busey served as project manager for the men’s team — meaning if the team won, his charity would receive the night’s funds. Nikki Taylor served as project manager for the women’s team.
The night’s task was to construct a campsite for the company Camping World. In addition to the building campsite, a Camping World executive told the teams they needed to display the company’s name prominently.
While the men’s team won, not all its members were impressed with Gary Busey’s leadership. Team member Lil’ Jon said Busey lacked direction and Mark McGrath said Busey’s leadership style was unconventional.
The episode included a few of Busey's infamous word definitions. He said "lucky" stands for "living under correct knowledge yearly," and "team" stands for "together everyone achieves more."
A Busey bombshell for the evening was the revelation he had hearing problems before appearing on Celebrity Apprentice. Cast mate Marlee Matlin put Busey in touch with a hearing-loss professional. The actor was fitted with hearing aids in both ears and can now hear.
The show’s master of ceremonies Donald Trump fired Nikki Taylor after she took responsibility for the women’s team losing.
Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.