EXCLUSIVE! Trump Won't Favor Bret Michaels In 'Apprentice' Finale, Says Contestant Maria Kanellis!

Tue, May 18, 2010 1:35pm EST by 2 Comments
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Even though he nearly died, Bret won’t be receiving any special treatment on the Celebrity Apprentice finale next week. Donald Trump will play fair and square!

Don’t expect Bret Michaels to get any pity points from Donald Trump during the Celebrity Apprentice finale May 23. Maria Kanellis, the latest contestant to be fired from NBC’s hit reality show, told HollywoodLife.com Trump is the ultimate businessman and he’s NOT into favoritism, regardless of the circumstances!

“It’s unfortunate what happened with [Bret],” the 28-year-old former pro wrestler said during an Apprentice conference call May 18, after raving about how nice the 47-year-old rocker is in real life. “At the same time, Trump sees pretty much what is in the task and that’s it. He doesn’t see celebrity, he sees what gets done in the task. That’s going to be the only thing Trump looks at.”

Despite almost dying from a massive brain hemorrhage earlier this month, Bret will square off with actress and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete at the finale next Friday, May 23, to win the grand prize of $250,000 for his chosen charity, the American Diabetes Association.

And now that she’s no longer in the running, who does Maria think will take home the top prize: Bret or Holly?

“I’m torn. I’m very torn,” she told us. “I think Bret’s a great guy. I think it’s a great thing he’s doing. He’s got such a great story. Also, with Holly, I’m ON her team.”

Our friend Rob Shuter over at PopEater thinks Bret is a sure bet however, citing TV executives who told him “it will be almost impossible for Bret Michaels to lose.” He goes on to quote one exec who told him: “we are talking about Donald Trump. He never lets a press opportunity pass him by and after all Bret has been through, Trump will definitely make him the winner.”

–Kirstin Benson

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Posted at 11:20 PM on May 23, 2010  

It isn’t fair that Bret won, it was a pity vote. It should have been based on what each of them had done PRIOR to Bret’s brain issue. Holly did the best job and should have won. Period.

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Posted at 4:52 PM on May 18, 2010  

It doesn’t matter that Bret was ill. The last test and the decision of who won it was made before he was ever ill, people. The Donald was just waiting until all the shows were aired to tell the two last contestants who it was!

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