How do you upstage one of the most buzzed-about series finales in TV history?
By airing a reality show competition that features an ailing rock star who was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage a month ago.
Such was the position Doald Trump found himself in last night. Bret Michaels, on the mend from last week's stroke and preparing for surgery to repair a hole in his heart, appeared on the live Celebrity Apprentice final and took up the task of creating a new flavor for Snapple.
As soon as he showed up, opponent Holly Robinson-Peete never stood a chance.
Thanks to his creation of Trop-A-Rocka Blend, Bret was named this season's winner, assuring the American Diabetes Association (his chosen charity) of $250,000.
Despite her second-place finish, Peete received the same amount for her charity, the HollyRod Foundation, which supports those with autism. Both flavors of Snapple tea are on sale for a limited time, with proceeds going to support these causes.
Congratulations, Bret. To celebrate, please go home and rest. Sheesh!