"The Celebrity Apprentice": Transparency leaves another contestant behind

Arsenio Hall on "The Celebrity Apprentice"
Arsenio Hall on "The Celebrity Apprentice"

(CBS News) In less than a week, we will know who will be crowned the next "Celebrity Apprentice," as another contestant bid adieu to Donald Trump Sunday night.


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Making it to the final three wasn't easy. Aubrey O'Day surprised naysayers by staying in the game as long as she did. The pop singer stayed strong until the end, but on  Sunday night, she fell short, leaving it to former late night host Arsenio Hall and singer Clay Aiken to duke it out.

O'Day, who got the boot early in the episode, was criticized for being too inexperienced. Trump told the former Danity Kane member, "You are transparent, but I just think you're going to have a fantastic career."

"I'm somebody that stands in your face and is so bright and shines so big that you're either intimidated, you're annoyed, or you're in love," O'Day said in her parting words, adding, "I hope I die undeveloped, because I think you never can have a day where you don't learn."

O'Day's departure cleared the way for Aiken and Hall to focus on their next and final job: to create, host and sell tickets to a celebrity variety show, as well as produce a 30-second commercial for their respective charities.

Sunday saw the return of many familiar faces of the season. Aiken teamed with Penn Jillette, Dee Snider and Debbie Gibson, while Hall worked with Paul Teutul Sr., Teresa Giudice, Lisa Lampanelli and Adam Carolla.

Both teams hustled to prepare for the final event, with Aiken tapping Gibson to arrange music, and Hall suggesting that Magic Johnson appear in his PSA.

Who will put on the better show? We'll have to wait until next Sunday to find out who will win the ultimate challenge and snag $250,000 for his favorite charity.

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