Donald Trump is back and ready to fire as the third installment of The Celebrity Apprenticebegins.  We have another all star cast ready to make some money for their various charities.  For the guys we have Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Michael Johnson, Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Curtis Stone.  The women include: Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Maria Kanellis, Carol Leifer and Summer Sanders.  To learn more about the contestants and the charities they are playing for visit the website at nbc.com

Trump meets the new contestants in the Grand Central Terminal in NY and divides them into teams of male and female.  He tells them to choose a name and pick the project manager for the other team.  He also gives out the first assignment of running a diner.  The women choose the name Tenacity and the men choose RockSolid.  Cyndi Lauper is the project manager for the women and Bret Michaels for the men. 

The Task:  Both teams will run a diner which entails cooking the food, waiting on tables, busing tables, planning the menu and bringing in business.  The guys seem to have a distinct advantage with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone on their side.

The teams ran their diners very differently with the men serving $100 burgers and $250 risotto with truffles while the women stuck with a $25 menu.  Both teams did a great job making their phone calls and drumming up some high rollers for the competition.  Trump call in last year’s winner Joan Rivers to visit both diners and give her opinion on who had the best food.  Whomever she chooses will get to add $10,000 to their final amount.

The Boardroom:  Joan chose the women to win the additional money and even with that they were far short of the men.  They made $39,000 to the guys $57,000.  Donald rounded up to a nice $100,000 for Bret Michael’s charity, American Diabetes Foundation. 

Donald got a little upset with the women because they wouldn’t tell him who should be fired or throw anyone under the bus so he had to do a little cussing to convince them to speak up.  In the end Comedian Carol Leifer heard the dreaded words, “You’re Fired.”

Do you think the women made a wise decision with this move?