Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Stuff the ballot!

Denis Leary

  • The final voting is underway. Vote for Lee at NBC.com and you could win $30,000.
  • You can now send questions to Trump about this season, his choices, the candidates or whatever else is on your mind. Donald will respond to selected questions during the live finale on June 5. What are you asking him? Post your questions in the comments to this post.
  • Steven Weiss talked to Mark Bienstock (Lee's father) and to Lenny Veltman about Lee. The interviews are available on Canonist.
  • Weiss also wrote this story on Lee Bienstock for JTA. Expect to see it printed in most Jewish weekly newspapers later this week.
  • We have learned that George and Carolyn will join Donald for the final boardroom on Monday. Lee is preparing for the inevitable question about why he chose Pepi. The episode starts at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
  • The next season starts filming this week in Los Angeles. Ivanka, Don Jr., George and Carolyn will all participate. US Olympian Angela Ruggiero is one of 18 candidates.
  • Congrats to Tarek Saab and his wife Kathryn on their wedding this past Saturday!
  • The Bienstock family's shul, Congregation Beth Sholom of Lawrence, NY, distributed this e-mail message today:
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

Barenaked Ladies


At 5/31/2006 12:44 AM, Blogger The Town Crier said...

Someone should tell those shul people the rules clearly state voting up to 20 times per person! not "as many times as you can!"

At 5/31/2006 11:31 AM, Anonymous Orthodox Apprentice said...

The Town Crier is correct.

From NBC's Official Rules:

Limit twenty (20) entries per person, regardless of method of entry. All text message/online entries must be received within the Promotion Period.

Entries generated by a script, macro, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified. USE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO ENTER AND/OR OTHER AUTOMATIC ENTRY METHODS, (SUCH AS HACKS OR BOTS), REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify, block or discard any entries from any individual who enters by any kind of electronic, mechanical or other automated means or otherwise tampers with or hacks the entry process as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Internet, electronic or text-messaging portions of the Promotion in the event of a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failure or disruption, force majeure or any other causes which, in their sole opinion, corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

At 5/31/2006 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my question to Trump- It's not fair that Lee lost out on two opprtunities to prove his value because tasks were scheduled on rosh hashana and yom kippur. Why couldn't the schedule work around the Jewish holidays?

At 5/31/2006 12:39 PM, Blogger The Town Crier said...

dude he more than proved himself better than anyone. he was project manager 4 times (more than anyone) and won 3 out of those 4 times on a team that lost most of the time.

At 5/31/2006 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so defensive? I'm not saying that he didn't prove himself. My point is that many people say it's not fair that he couldn't be fired on 2 tasks. I'm turning it around to say that he missed out on opportunities.

At 5/31/2006 1:29 PM, Anonymous want Lee to win said...

"Limit twenty (20) entries per person" - can't it be that you can vote as many times as you want, but that you will only be entered into the contest (for $30,000) a maximum of twenty times...?

At 5/31/2006 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The following is from the Entertainment Weekly website. Not a good sign for Lee.

maddcoww- Wed, May 31, 2006 at 8:28 AM EDT

A few months ago, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Esposito spoke to our company at a rah-rah event. He mentioned that he had just played in a charity hockey event for The Apprentice. He told us that he didn't know who was running the other event, but he had to have done a better job that the guy at the hockey game.

At 5/31/2006 3:49 PM, Blogger Mike Barer said...

I think Pepi had a lot of potential. I was glad to see him back. Roxanne is the curious choice.

At 5/31/2006 6:17 PM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

Concerning Lee missing two tasks:

Plans for "Apprentice 5" were likely started MONTHS ahead of the actual filming of the show, most likely while "Apprentice 3" was still airing and "Apprentice 4" was filming last spring. That is the norm for shows of that ilk, and at the time the show was in the planning stages, there was NO WAY the producers or NBC could have known they were going to even have ONE, let alone TWO Orthodox Jews as candidates in Dan and Lee.

There was no way they could adjust filming for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur or any other religious holiday. That would have resulted in a shutdown in filming that would have really upset the apple cart, not that it apparently was anyway because of one of the wettest Octobers ON RECORD last fall.

I believe filming was actually supposed to run originally through November 13-14 (with the final tasks originally on November 12), but the severe weather during October probably cost them an outdoor task (most likely the sixth that was if so most likely replaced by the Arby's task that took place October 13-14 and originally was likely slated to be the final team task) since such an outdoor task at that particular point would have probably happened under at best poor and more likely under dangerous conditions (and anyone who saw the Arby's task may remember it was raining heavily during that task). That resulted in having to likely move up the final tasks by 3-4 days and resulted in other ripple effects. If they had simply just stopped filming for three days because of losing a task, religious holidays and the like, it would have come out in the filming in ways that could have resulted in who knows what other problems, so they had to stick to a schedule that if anything was tightened because they likely lost a task due to weather.

I also believe they had to under all circumstances complete street filming in New York by November 20 (Sunday before Thanksgiving) because I believe after that they would have needed special filming permits (beyond what normally would be necessary) to continue filming since they would have been into the holiday season with many more tourists in New York and some streets being closed to traffic for the holiday season. They likely needed that buffer in the event severe power problems or some other unforseen event forced filming to be shut down for several days unexpectedly (with them having a week's buffer in case of such).

That probably explains why they went the way they did.


At 5/31/2006 8:52 PM, Anonymous leah said...

congregation is a 2 blocks away from by shul and about 5 blocks away from my house

thats so cool! GO LEE!!!!!!!!

At 6/01/2006 9:44 AM, Anonymous lee fan said...

On the Yahoo poll (not the same as the NBC vote), Sean is leading Lee 503 votes to 191.


At 6/01/2006 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Walt. It's all cleared up now. Damn, if I have to hear about that rain in NY one more time, I'm gonna scream.

At 6/03/2006 10:27 PM, Anonymous want Lee to win said...

the yahoo! poll doesn't count, vote on NBC...!


Post a Comment

<< Home