‘Celebrity Apprentice’ episode 2 recap: Who did Arnold Schwarzenegger terminate in ‘Fire Up That Chopper’?

Celebrity Apprentice” fans, did you correctly predict which two stars were terminated by new host Arnold Schwarzenegger in Episode 2, titled “Fire Up That Chopper”? Based on our readers’ predictionsNicole “Snooki” Polizzi (7/5 odds) and Porsha Williams (3/2 odds) had the best chances of heading home, but how did it all play out? After reading our recap below, hurry and make your “Celebrity Apprentice” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be terminated next.

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In the first hour, Laila Ali chose to be the project manager for Team Prima, while Chael Sonnen volunteered to manage Team Arete. The task was to create a live talk show presentation for Welch’s grape juice, with both teams working rather cohesively together. There were, however, a few moments of drama. Porsha got on Lisa Leslie‘s nerves by talking too much, Ricky Williams mentioned that he didn’t like Chael’s song idea, and Eric Dickerson kept noticeably yawning and doing minimal assignments.

In the end, the women won their first task after two back-to-back losses last week, sending the men to face elimination in the boardroom. Chael decided to bring back his second-in-command Ricky (saying he betrayed him) as well as Eric (who didn’t care if he was fired). After a brief discussion, Schwarzenegger decided to terminate Eric for not fighting hard enough for his charity.

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In the second hour, a hesitant Snooki volunteered to manage the women’s team in a task to create viral videos for King’s Hawaiian’s new barbecue sauce. And Matt Iseman decided to throw his hat into the ring for the men’s team because, as he noted, he loves barbecue sauce. Snooki had to deal with major infighting on Team Prima, with Lisa and Porsha bickering over every possible decision. And on Team Arete, Jon Lovitz and Vince Neil butted heads while Boy George complained about the slow pace of the filming.

Even though the judges liked one of the women’s two videos, they hated the other one and so the men ended up winning their third out of four tasks. Snooki decided to bring back Porsha for helping to edit the video that the judges didn’t like, and Lisa for being the director of that video. But in the final boardroom, Snooki broke down and admitted that she was not cut out for the show. Schwarzenegger congratulated the former “Jersey Shore” star by saying she successfully changed her image, and then terminated her.

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Congratulations to our two readers SirOwenDisney and Ryan Lapierre for earning perfect 100% scores predicting “Fire Up That Chopper.” These readers did the best at predicting the answers to this week’s contest questions, including that Eric Dickerson and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would both be sent packing. See where YOU place on our “Celebrity Apprentice” leaderboard.

Get a closer look at the Season 8 contestants by clicking through our cast photo gallery. In our “Celebrity Apprentice” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions before each episode airs on NBC every Monday at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.:

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