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Did Donald Trump Finally Put Meat Loaf Out of His Misery on 'Celebrity Apprentice'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 18th 2011 2:57AM
Donald Trump, 'Celebrity Apprentice'It's been no secret that Meat Loaf has been struggling with various aspects of his time on 'Celebrity Apprentice' (Sun., 9PM on NBC). But the greatest source of frustration for him has been Gary Busey.

Almost from the beginning, the two of them have not gotten along. It even culminated in a largely undeserved and disturbing expletive-filled freak-out by Meat Loaf toward Busey over art supplies.

This week, Busey was the project manager for team Backbone in a 20-minute live cooking demonstration. Could Backbone pull it together and stop their losing skid at two weeks in a row, or was it back to the Boardroom?

Unfortunately for the boys, a lack of organization did them in, and they did indeed have to face the Trumps for the third consecutive week. You could see the frustration on Meat Loaf's face, as he sat next to Busey. Donald Trump even commented on it a few times.

"You're really frustrated by this, aren't you?" he asked Meat Loaf at one point.

When Trump went on about what a unique personality Busey was, which can be refreshing in a corporate world where so many people are carbon copies of whatever personality they think they need to have to be successful, Meat Loaf was growing clearly more and more uncomfortable. He obviously thought that once again, Busey was going to get a pass simply because Trump liked him.

"Meat Loaf, this is really bothering you, isn't it?" Trump asked finally.

"Yes. Yessir," came the meek and controlled response.

"Well then you know what, Meat Loaf? I'm going to make you very happy." And with that, Trump fired Gary Busey.

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Brutal

I love Busey. He is a misfit's misfit. Anyone who did not know that Busey would get the ax sooner than later obviously did not know Gary Busey. The fact that Meatloaf chose to hate him says a lot worse about Meatloaf than it does about Gary. At least Gary has an excuse. I'm disappointed in the fact that Meatloaf could not adapt and handle Busey the misfit.

April 18 2011 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura

meetloaf should be gone next

April 18 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rwats0867

What took the man this long to figure out that GB is a real screw up.. He always lookes like a deer caught in head lights. He just did not belong. Hopefully Latoya will be next

April 18 2011 at 1:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bonnie

I'm surprised that Trump kept Gary Busey for as long as he did. I have so much admiration for Trump as a business man and his consideration of people.that I figured he saw something in Busey that I failed to see. I'm glad he chose to let Busey go. Now I think the BackBone group will be winners again. I think Busey hindered them more than was realized.

April 18 2011 at 1:56 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jwfoust

I've had contact with Gary Busey since before he was Gary Busey ( Teddy Jack Eddy). He's always been a creative, different kind of guy. Great at what he does. However, Celebrity Apprentice, and business, is not his envirnoment. The correct decision was made. It should have been a week ago. I like Gary. He never should have agreed to be on the show.

April 18 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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aleighcat

His real, given name was "Teddy Eddy"? Good Lord...no wonder......the doctor should have smacked his parents instead of "Teddy" when he was born. Why on Earth do people do this to their kids?!

April 18 2011 at 5:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lynneedwards501

Gary Busey has mental health issues and didn't belong in a group setting on Celebrity Rehab any more than he did on Celebrity Apprentice. He is not faking it and doesn't intentionally disrupt anything. He is a loving, Christian man who cannot and should not be put in a position to compete against unfeeling jerks like the men on this show. He cannot function under that kind of stress and Mr. Trump knows this. Yet, to have a t.v. show with fighting amongst the celebs is more important to him than the emotional well being of someone such as Gary. I have been a big fan of the show AND Mr. Trump, but now am too pissed at all the jerks to watch again.

April 18 2011 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lynneedwards501

Gary Busey has mental health issues and didn't belong in a group setting on Celebrity Rehab anymore than on Celebrity Apprentice. He isn't faking it and he's not intentionally disrupting anything. He is a loving, Christian man who cannot function "normally" in group settings with unfeeling, inconsiderate jerks like the men on Trump's show. Donald Trump knows this and still let Gary be put through the emotional pain and embarrassment, so I'm angry at ALL the people on the show. Have been a big fan of show and Mr. Trump, but am done with it now.

April 18 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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SEEER4078

I don't know about the christain part but Gary has mental issues Just Like Sheen In sheen's case he is self medicating with drugs

April 18 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jwfoust

Donald Trump knows this and still let Gary be put through the emotional pain and embarrassment - see my oher response. Like Gary as a person. However, if it's not your environment SAY NO. Donald Trump didn't do this to Gary, Gary did this to Gary. This has nothing to do with Gary as a person, but everything to do with him as a business person and organizer. And FYI - I'm not a Donald Trump fan. Simply attempting to be fair.

April 18 2011 at 1:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
harolddundee

The show is as phony as Trump himself.

April 18 2011 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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duey35

^ just a liberal that doesn't like Trump for what he says about Obama.

April 18 2011 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ed Morales

Seriously? Why must people always have to connect what someone feels or their personal opinions to politics? Quite frankly, I don't watch any of these shows because I think they suck. And why are "celebrities" doing a show that should rightfully be done by the "up and comers" into the real world of work? If I'm not mistaken, this show was started to have Mr. Trump put the best and the brightest to task and hire the last one that stood out among the rest. Why is this being done with celebrities? They won't obviously get a job offer from Trump after the show is over, so what's the deal? The thrill of hearing "Your fired" week after week? Wow, if that's the new definition of drama, or really, any type of entertainment then, please come take my cable away.

April 18 2011 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
harolddundee

The show is as phony as Trump himself.

April 18 2011 at 1:25 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
susan

Mr. Trump, did the right thing--- have watched the show from the begining and Gary was a mess, all over the show---he was inconsiderate, interuptive, disruptive and continually condescending, insulting to all who worked around and with him. When he was called out on his behavior, he was clueless - the only saving grace for the accuseres(John Rich, Lil John -NOT SNOOPDOG-, Meatloaf, Mark McGrath) is his behavior WAS on tape so it did him no good to deny his actions or behavior. I'm sorry for his accident, but I feel he also played it to the hilt, in times where he felt it would suit him. If you have watched the show every week, you would fully understand the frustrations of his fellow team mates. now, the teams can work toward the goal of raising moneies for their charities and not worry about how their teammate is going to act from one minute to the next.

April 18 2011 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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