Lee Bienstock meets President Bush
I hope you are all well, and a happy new year to you and your families..."
Lee Bienstock and Dan Brody - Jewish Orthodox Apprentice candidates on The Apprentice Season 5. Lee was fired on the season finale but later hired by Donald Trump to work at Trump Mortgage. Dan is currently the COO and Director of US Operations for Grace Hats NY LLC. Contact Us at orthoprentice /at/ yahoo /dot/ com.
Orthodox Apprentice appearances....
The sneak preview for Season 6 mentions the mansions, the pool and the hot tubs.
We finally got some official insight into why Lee Bienstock was fired and Sean Yazbeck was hired.
What can we learn from this season?It would have been nice if Trump had articulated these reasons at the final boardroom, but - at that time - he didn't provide any explanation for firing Lee and hiring Sean. The past few days there has been discussion of the fairness of selecting young candidates for the competition if their age prevents them from being hired. The statement above may be an attempt to address that issue.
Sean and Lee are both excellent leaders. But in the end, Sean's greater maturity made him this season's Apprentice. Remember, maturity is not a question of age. It comes from a winning attitude, enlightened leadership, attention to detail and the other traits we saw in Sean throughout this season.
We caught up with Dan Brody this week. Daniel was the first Orthodox Apprentice candidate to be fired by Mr. Trump.
TV Guide asked Apprentice runner-up Lee Bienstock about playing ball in dress socks. Read the full interview here.
Some high/lowlights of tonight's finale of The Apprentice:
Today's Boston Herald reports that Christine DiCarlo -- who has run several charity events for Denis Leary -- was involved with Lee Bienstock's celebrity hockey event for his final task on The Apprentice.
Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk is a planned 460-unit luxury hotel and residential condominium tower. The building's amenities will include a library, lobby bar, café, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace with ocean views, indoor/outdoor dining and bar area, cabanas with tropical landscaping and views of the ocean and neighboring park, a private fitness center and spa, and resident and hotel lobbies. Public sales are expected to begin in late spring, with construction of the 350-foot tower starting in early 2007. Completion is scheduled for early 2009.
(Pictured above: (l-r) Denis Leary, Lee, Jaime Pressley, Lenny Clarke, Derek Sanderson)
All are invited to attend a home town party for Lee Bienstock to cheer him on as he vies to become Donald Trump's Apprentice.
Lee is one of two finalists. Trump will make his decision during the live finale, this coming Monday June 5th. Seating will begin at 8:30. Come early!!!
The party will take place at the Lawrence/Cedarhurst Fire Station located at Central Avenue (corner of Washington Avenue).
NBC will be on hand to broadcast the party live at times during the finale.
Refreshments will be served.
A nominal donation of $5 per person is recommended. All proceeds will be donated to benefit the firefighters.
You are encouraged to bring posters cheering Lee on.
Join the Jewish Center Young Leadership for Friday Night Dinner with The Apprentice's Lee Bienstock and Dan Brody.
Advance registration required. Register on the Jewish Center website by Wednesday, June 7th.
Mincha / Maariv at 8:15 PM
Dinner promptly at 9:30 PM
As everyone knows by now, Lee Bienstock, the son of our friends Flora and Mark Bienstock, has reached the finals of Donald Trump's Apprentice. Lee needs as many votes as possible to win. Donald Trump is deciding this time with our help and our votes can make the difference. You can vote by either going to www.LeeBienstock.com (which brings you to an Apprentice link) and clicking on Vote for Lee or by going to http://www.nbc.com/The Apprentice 5/
Voting started at 10:00 on Monday night and continues through June 5th.
Please join us in voting for Lee, as often as you can. Vote as many times as you can; it's free!
Gary Miller, President
Lester Henner, Chairman of the Board
Joel Shiff, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Episode 14 opens with Sean and Lee summoned to the boardroom where they learn that they're the final two candidates. Their new assignment is to each choose three fired candidates to join their team. As Lee exits the boardroom, Trump yells out, "Freaking politician, Lee!!!"
"Donald Trump will issue the final two tasks, which will unfold over the next two episodes beginning this week and resulting in the ultimate boardroom hiring of the fifth "Apprentice" on June 5, live from The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (9:30-11pm ET). "
"This week, Sean and Lee are reunited with their former team members and have the tough assignment of re-hiring four candidates each to help them with their final task. One finalist faces off with a tough executive while putting on a Pontiac celebrity hockey event benefiting the 'Dennis Leary Fire Fighter Foundation,' while the other tries to please a crowd while staging a Barenaked Ladies Concert in Atlantic City benefiting the 'World Wildlife Foundation.' "
Mazal Tov to Lee Bienstock! He's one of two finalists (with Sean Yazbeck) who can become the next Apprentice.
We've been gathering more information on the final tasks. We've told you about guest appearances by Michael J. Fox, Jaime Pressly, Denis Leary, Jason Priestley, Stephen Baldwin and the Barenaked Ladies. We've also told you about the celebrity hockey event and the rock concert.