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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Martha Finally Boots Our 'Apprentice' Wannabe
You knew it had to happen. Jim Bozzini, Philly's madman adman, as he's been described, finally got the heave-ho from the Queen of Craftiness on NBC's The Apprentice: Martha.

And then, almost immediately, he was back, picked to help one of the Final Two put on a fund-raising circus. Now there's a task where he clearly fits in. That's him above, supportively demonstrating what he thinks will happen to the woman who chose him. See more of his antics on next week's finale, if you want.

His clowning around and talk of games did him in. During an interview, he said, "I'm the worst candidate, except for all the other candidates."

Three Stewart execs concurred, without any exceptions. One said, "That kind of person consumes an enormous amount of time." Another said, "I couldn't understand a word that he said," citing Jim's references to being a "sapling" to be nurtured and digging "truth and beauty."

Martha praised his creativity and resilience, but dissed and dismissed: "You're a loose cannon, and you've managed to alienate a lot of your teammates. ... Many of the things that you do may be perceived as a liability or disruptive. ... The game's over, Jim. You're out of here."

Oh, well, at least he was entertaining. Which is more than we can say for any other part of Martha's canceled snooze-arama.

Trump has chutzpah, buzz, brashness, evidenced by high-stakes gambles on landmarks ... his love life ... and his hair. Martha's known for creating what? A line of nice tea cozies for Kmart? There was no spirit of adventure behind her jail time.

Early last night, Jim said, "With the exception of marrying my wife, today is the most important day of my life." Looking back, you still think so, Jim? Your strategizing and design talents took you far in a game you had no chance of winning. You're just not a guy Martha could ever feel tea-cozy with.


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