'Celebrity Apprentice' Dayana Mendoza Responds To Lisa Lampanelli's Racist Attack

Fri, April 6, 2012 6:32pm EDT by 75 Comments

Dayana calls Lisa’s racist comments ‘degrading’ to ‘an entire hispanic culture.’

When you’re a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice, feuds are par for the course — but what happens in the boardroom doesn’t always stay in the boardroom, which Dayana Mendoza discovered this week when Lisa Lampanelli cruelly mocked her Venezuelan heritage during a radio interview. Now, for the first time, the former Miss Universe gives HollywoodLife.com her exclusive response to Lisa’s racist attack.

“I understand that it’s Lisa’s job to make fun of people for a living,” Dayana tells us. “If poking fun at me can help her sell tickets to her shows, no problem, I am happy to help her put food on her table. However, when she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself,  but degrading an entire hispanic culture.”

We couldn’t agree more! In case you missed Lisa’s original comments, she said:

“I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a s**c! she’s going to do it f***ing soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”

Lisa and Dayana’s feud heats up on the April 8 episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, and we’ve got an intense preview video below:

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erin

Posted at 10:58 AM on April 9, 2012  

Lisa is a rude and disgusting white trash who constantly uses racial statements to put people down. She is not a comedian. She is a rude individual with no class. She has no creativity as she constantly claims she does. I can’t wait for her to get fired because she is giving this show a bad name.

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THE TRUTH

Posted at 10:42 AM on April 9, 2012  

Lisa Lampenelli is the stereotype of a BULLY. She makes sure that she picks on peoples weakness… but she cannot realize that if is she is such a great creative mind, why is she loosing EVERY TIME???? You know what, she is a disgusting, jealous (she needs some therapy and Prozac to realize and accept that beautiful people can also be intelligent …… Sorry Lisa, if Dayana was blessed enough to have both… and YOU ARE UGGLY and cannot tolerate the fact that some WOMEN were born gorgeous and you are a pile of f*** melting fat carrying around a stinky A*H mouth full of racist, downing opinions about people… GUESS WHAT???? Basic PSYCHOLOGY, YOU ARE only TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF and that ROTTEN, PUTRID feeling that keeps boiling inside your DARK SOUL, every time you realize that YES, Brains can come attached to a beautiful body… CAN’T GET OVER THAT, UH??? HAHAHA, funny, huh??? Well, making fun of a deaf man, that was able to create a career, not only using his muscles but also using his great abilities of overcoming his disabilities, well it is at least PATETIC. CAN’T WAIT UNTIL YOU GET FIRED, I will
open a bottle of Champagne, that night…. Mr. TRUMP will never have a Toilet bowl full of S*** representing his emporium. F*** YOU!!! Hey, Aubrey, you have already sold you Soul to the darkness, everybody can see in your eyes, they just bright up when BAD energy fills up the room, of COURSE, every EVIL feeds on that…..
Go show your ASS and T*** some place else, WHORE.

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LaurentheArtisT

Posted at 2:14 AM on April 9, 2012  

Lisa Lampenelli tells it like it is. Dayana is pretty, no argument there, but she is also stupid, again no argument there. Lisa is a strong woman, who is at times is vulgar and crude, but that is who she is, and she doesn’t deny it, so don’t judge her on that. Judge Dayana on the fact of how little work she has done up until this point. Lisa may have lost, but look at what she had to work with. Lisa Lampenelli is a strong woman who has made a strong powerful career in a man’s field. Instead of bashing her for her “Narcissistic personality” thank her for leading the way for future female comedians. Thank you Lisa Lampenelli. I love ya girl.

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Karen

Posted at 3:00 AM on April 9, 2012  

Lisa loses every week. She’s not as smart or talented as she thinks she is. And notice tonight she got angry at Arsenio for saying wh*re, but she gives herself a free pass to say sp*c. What a hypocrite! Next week she will cry, boo hoo….LOL

And Lisa is not leading the way for anybody. That old, bitter hag will never be on the level of a Joan Rivers or a Kathy Griffin. Lisa’s whole act is nothing but racial jokes. Take those out and she has no career.

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Gloria

Posted at 10:55 AM on April 9, 2012  

At least, both Dayana and Lou won at least once as project manager. Dayana won in week 3 and Lou won in week 5. Lisa lost as project manager in week 2 and lost as a team member over six times! If Lisa is so great, why hasn’t she stepped up as project manager more than once? Her bad attitude creates a bad atmosphere for the team so it’s not a shock her team loses almost all the tasks.

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Elle

Posted at 4:22 AM on April 10, 2012  

A “strong” woman wouldn’t need to find strength putting others down. She’s a pig.

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Keeping It REAL!

Posted at 9:09 PM on April 16, 2012  

Hear hear!! Amen Elle!!!!!!!!!

 
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Keeping It REAL!

Posted at 9:08 PM on April 16, 2012  

Oh contrary to what you said…Dayana is NOT stupid! Come on! The word “Stupid” means someone who is foolish, and has mental dullness. Dayana has intelligence, and is creative as well. I cannot understand why you would call her stupid or insipid? She has done her share of work, and LISA (your wicked girl), has even commented that she did well one week that she was the project manager. Give her some credit!! Anyone who glorifies a loud and foul speaking, hostile, arrogant, ill mannered, hard-hearted person has to truly check him/herself…Truly!! A person can be STRONG, but OT belligerent. Lisa lacks emotional depths, character, and she NOT a leader! Open your eyes, and understand what a TRUE leader is..Hilary Clinton is STRONG, and a leader! Someone who breaks down in tears often, tears down people, has MAJJOR insecurities is NOT strong! Her comedy and hostile ways is a major cover up of the fear she has inside. She has to act tough, so she can put fear in people. Furthermore, she has to curse because that is all she knows to say. I have YET to hear this woman make sense! I only hear-beep, beep, beep, and it is quite distracting! You want strong and someone with character, well, I would keep looking! She is truly emotionally inept, and must have suffered from abuse!

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LaurentheArtisT

Posted at 1:40 AM on April 22, 2012  

Are you all mentally daft? Please reread what you wrote and come back with the right response of praise for clearly one of the best female comedians of this century.

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Sherry

Posted at 12:17 AM on April 9, 2012  

The only reason I watch is to see Lisa get fired. She looks like a horses rear and sounds like a jackass. Make her go away.

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yepitsme

Posted at 11:48 PM on April 8, 2012  

probably alone, but TEAM THERESA

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texasdeb

Posted at 11:31 PM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa Lampenelli and Aubrey O’Day have almost been enough to get me to stop watching this program. I normally watch, listen, sometimes enjoy “eavesdropping” on some of the minor fueds etc, but these two take things way over the top. I have seldom in my own lifetime experienced two people with such strong narcissistic personalities, it is amazing to me they seem to like each other. Lisa lies through her teeth, as shown on the SUn 4/78 episode. She is crude, vulgar and really has an inflated opinion of her own abilities. If she has all the creative ideas on her team, perhaps she should be fired, since they continue to lose under her tuteledge. As for Ms O”Day, well, perhaps as she grows up, and maybe becomes a little more mature, she will also realize just how stupid she comes across. Neither she, nor Lisa give the general impression they are any great shakes in the brains department. As for DOn’s comment that they learned loyalty from their father, perhaps he should discuss that with his mother Ivana, or perhaps with Marla Maples with who Mr. Trump cavorted PRIOR to the divocrce. Or maybe his current wife would like to throw in HER 2 cents worth. Loyalty? Eh, well, maybe

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Cora Crosman

Posted at 11:17 PM on April 8, 2012  

I would have fired big-mouth Lisa Lampanelli after the first show. She’s a know-it-all, big-mouth, lieing hypocrite; she’s overweight, matronly-looking and hates herself and this is why she is so mean/cruel to everyone else, especially Dayana Mendoza who is gorgeous and sweet.

Please, Mr. Trump, FIRE her. The show will be much more pleasant without that thing.

I hope she is now watching Celebrity; she must be so proud of herself. She made a real fool of herself and I hope it hurts her so-called comedian profession.

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Rick

Posted at 11:04 PM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa and Aubrey attack,attack,attack and then when someone calls them on it they call that person a bully. It is insane how self absorbed these two women are. I am astonished how patient Dayana is she shows much more maturity than either of these two ladies.

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Kim

Posted at 11:03 PM on April 8, 2012  

Please just fire Lisa…..she is a mean, condesending, vindictive and at least on the show….a horrible, horrible person. Nobody left wants to be on her team. She said she got into the business to make people laugh….well Lisa, as far as I have witnessed, you only use mean, insulting words and actions….not funny at all. She makes the show hard to watch.

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****

Posted at 11:42 PM on April 8, 2012  

hopefully lisa will get fired next episode. i like aubrey though. she’s quick and smart even if she kind of is a bitch

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Paula

Posted at 10:19 PM on April 8, 2012  

LISA is a FAT OLD PIG, she’s stupid and don’t deserve to be in any show especially Trump’s show. Can’t wait to see she’s get fired!!!

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Anya

Posted at 10:15 PM on April 8, 2012  

Y’all need to get over yourselves, Lisa is the best woman to walk the earth, quit being femnazis

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J Clark

Posted at 10:46 PM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa IS THE FEMINAZI!
DON’T GET IT TWISTED!

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Karen

Posted at 3:07 AM on April 9, 2012  

She walks with her knuckles dragging, like a primate.

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Karl

Posted at 6:06 PM on April 9, 2012  

Amazing that people confuse loud, controlling, and obnoxious for talent. Lisa hasn’t lost most of her tasks for no reason. Her negative energy doesn’t do well for the team and she bullies her opinions on others.

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Elle

Posted at 4:25 AM on April 10, 2012  

What does being an ignorant pig have to do with being a femnazi? Which is both indulges in, by the way.

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Elle

Posted at 4:26 AM on April 10, 2012  

@she

 
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Sue Polly

Posted at 4:58 PM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa and Aubrey both are Pathetic fat cows. Lose some weight people!! Dayanna is slow and incompetent and just wants everybodys pitty. Clay Aiken is a joke can’t stand him!! He’s a loser!!

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Posted at 11:44 PM on April 8, 2012  

if dayana is trying to get people’s pity, she has mine. she seems like one of the only people on the show who i would get along with in person. also she is beautiful.

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Hass

Posted at 12:37 AM on April 9, 2012  

You must be Lisa’s sister.

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milocelebrity

Posted at 12:11 PM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa is the most obnoxious person I have ever seen. I hope everyone boycotts her “shows” or whatever she calls she thinks she does in her so called life. What a bitch!!!!!! And, Aubrey isn’any better. Lisa is much worse then eveb Omarosa!!!! And that is bad!

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laughing

Posted at 8:39 AM on April 8, 2012  

Lisa & Aubrey are 2 bitter, jealous, old hags. They’re both so jealous of Dayanna that they can’t see straight. The sooner they’re both gone from the show, the better it will be.

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Meow

Posted at 7:35 AM on April 8, 2012  

I think Lisa has prejudice against Dayana from the very beginning, simply because Dayana is Miss Universe, and Lisa thinks Dayana is famous for being pretty with no brain. I have to admit, many beauty pageants do fit that stereotype, but Dayana does prove that wrong. Lisa keeps calling Dayana stupid and tries to convince everyone to think the same, but the fact is, as a viewer (to be fair, I know neither of them prior this season), I find Dayana is quite smart and she makes several good calls, and she is strong and classy toward Lisa’s vicious attacks. And yet, Lisa is biased and ridiculously aggressive, btw, you don’t see her poking fun at Aubrey, who has so many things you can make fun of. So I see no excuse for Lisa for saying the rude things she said. I like comedians too, but Lisa doesn’t come off as being funny, she just sounds like a whinny old bitch who kicks and screams whenever things don’t go in her way.

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Mimi

Posted at 11:28 PM on April 7, 2012  

Lisa is a classless person. It has nothing to do with what she does for living or menopause. Wish someone would slap her silly.

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SMH

Posted at 10:17 AM on April 7, 2012  

DAYANA:

HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW THAT LISA IS NOT JUST JEALOUS OF YOU…SHE IS EXTREMELY JEALOUS OF YOU!!! I HAVE WATCHED THE SHOW AND I SEE HOW SHE FIXES HER CLOTHING AND HAIR WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM. JUST GO BACK AND WATCH HER. I FEEL THAT SHE IS VERY INSECURE ABOUT HER WEIGHT AND HER LOOKS. SO SHE BARKS MORE AND LOUDER. AND I SIMPLY ADORE YOU AND SAW HOW MANY TIMES SHE SHOT YOU DOWN WHEN YOU TRIED TO SUGGEST SOMETHING. AND YOUR STATEMENT ABOUT HER COMMENT IS AS CLASSY AS IT GETS. DON’T PAY HER ANY MIND BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S JUST A SHOW AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH HER. SHE’S A TIRE OLD FART. CAN’T STAND HER!!!

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The Truth

Posted at 10:07 AM on April 7, 2012  

I don’t think it had to do with being racist but more so with Lisa being jealous of Dayanna. Take it as a compliment. I’m glad Dayanna stood her ground. Remember you’re an attractive woman among average looking ones so they are going to attack. It happens in work environments all the time and social groups.

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Cookie0

Posted at 8:17 AM on April 7, 2012  

I know some make excuses for Lisa, thats her way, thats her comedy, I think she needs some serious help. She is so jealous of Dayanna,who is not only beautiful but smart, that she can’t see straight. And Aubrey, if she comes up with 1 good idea before this is over I’ll faint. She’s an idiot who intimidates & bullys. And Arsenio made my night. I was able to release every frustration through his ranting, it was wonderful. I could watch it over and over. Thank you Arsenio and thanks Clay for backing himup.

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Jacalyn Dolani

Posted at 6:38 AM on April 7, 2012  

Dyanna has handled herself with class.Lisa behaves like trash! If she were as smart and wonderful as she thinks she would not have the need to degrade others.She feels inferior that is why she has targeted Dyanna.It’s a common tactic of a bully,they hide behind their bullying to cover up their insecurities.

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Karen

Posted at 4:59 AM on April 7, 2012  

Lisa has been deeply jealous of Dyana since the first episode. It’s so obvious that Lisa has issues with her that have nothing to do with the show. Every week Lisa has to inform everybiody that she’s so smart. lol Whatever. Lisa is a trashy, ugly, fat pig and Dyana should just ignore her.

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Whatever

Posted at 2:15 AM on April 7, 2012  

By the way people, don’t take this shows too seriously please, you know how it is in the media, every little thing is taken out of context to make everyone move on one direction or another, it’s tv, it’s controversy, the real life its around the block, just have fun with tv as it is meant to be, to entertain, let people solve their problems as they want, don’t get to invested in it.

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Whatever

Posted at 2:02 AM on April 7, 2012  

I like Lisa, cause i’m a fan, and Dayana too, i didn’t knew who she was until the celebrity apprentice, i think she’s a sweet person, however, Lisa’s job is insult comedy, which includes making fun of people, even herself, when she uses racial slurs, which by the way, has been doing it for 20 years or so, it’s part of her act, i’m hispanic too, yes she’s targeting the hispanic culture, but making fun of stereotypes, just how she does about most races, religions, sexualities, whatever…it’s nothing new, i think the reason that’s been taken out of context is that people who are new to her comedy, think everything she says on every place is actually what she thinks, which is not, in most radio or tv appearances she makes fun of everything using harsh language, that doesn’t mean that that’s her personal opinion, it’s rare to hear her on some serious interview, which i had, she’s a good person at heart, nothing racist of mean, i think that all this feud about her personality and all with the celebrity apprentice is that she gets frustrated with most people very quickly, because she’s not very used to working on teams, like i am XD, also she’s goind through menopause, not that that’s an excuse, but it sure has a lot to do with it, however i feel that sometime they’ll get along, i’m absolutely sure they would out of this context, it’s like when dealing with friends, some people are easy to talk with and some are not, but they’re both very sweet and good people at heart.

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LittleMo

Posted at 3:40 AM on April 7, 2012  

There’s ripping on people to prompt a laugh at the joke and there is ignorance. Lisa is the latter not the former. If Dayana had been African-American would Lisa have called her a n____, talked about watermelon and friend chicken and expected people to laugh at that, too? Everyone knows what “racial humor” is but even there you will find a line that should never be crossed.

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Tonetare

Posted at 5:33 AM on April 7, 2012  

Lisa Lampanelli is a racist piece of crap who has yet to be called out on any of her gross behavior. And YES to answer your question: The lowlife uses the n-word freely and has also said things worse than Don Imus. Here’s just one example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st49UflCFQc This offensive piece of garbage isn’t funny and needs to be called out on her b.s. like Aubrey O’Day was! between her and Aubrey O’Day, I honestly think the human race is going to hell!

 
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Karen

Posted at 5:01 AM on April 7, 2012  

Lisa probably is going through menopuase. That would explain her nasty disposition. Menopuase and jealousy.

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Rena

Posted at 6:23 PM on April 7, 2012  

In case you weren’t watching closely, the show was Celebrity Apprentice and not Lisa doing stand up comedy. She is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside. She is so jealous of Dayanna it is pitiful. I never heard of her before this show and after this is over I would never go to see her. She has a serious mental problem

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Another Human Being

Posted at 1:29 PM on April 8, 2012  

Sorry but I disagree with you there…if Lisa’s job is to freely insult people and by that we laugh at it and clap to her…I am sorry but that is not talent, that is frustration! … Respect people, RESPECT!

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Karen

Posted at 8:36 PM on April 9, 2012  

Whatever:

The racial slur was aimed at Dayana personally, which means she can’t hide behind her act. And why do you think it’s not her real opinion? LOL Miss Piggy Lumpanelli says exactly what she means. She has no filter.

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Elle

Posted at 4:32 AM on April 10, 2012  

Comedians tend to use racial/ethnic stereotypes in their acts but she is using down right used an ethnic slur!! You’re Hispanic and you’re not offended that she used a word used to refer to Hispanics as less than nothing??? Wow. There are plenty “tell like it is” comedians who are ACTUALLY funny and don’t need cheap shots to do so. Have a word with yourself.

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Rob

Posted at 11:32 PM on April 6, 2012  

Lisa is a PIG! I can’t wait to see her cry when she gets fired.In her words,”SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP” Oink.

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Elizabeth

Posted at 1:17 AM on April 7, 2012  

I’ve been watching and catching up on cnbc, celebrity apprentice. I have never seen or heard someone as hateful and ugly in all respects. She’s jealous with that face and mouth god gave her. She is a horrid person and would probably want to walk away from Aubrey and Lisa. Both evil conniving disrespectful and crude jack asses. I can’t believe Lisa is still there. A mouth like that should have a apple in it’s mouth stuffed.

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Liz

Posted at 1:34 AM on April 7, 2012  

Aubrey and Lisa are just messes. Smartest most respectful people left early. Love Clay, this gives me a whole different opinion of him. Gotta say Dayana and Clay are already better than the left overs. Oh and the housewife seriously do we have to watch her seriously ask someone seriously again seriously. What’s her name, Theresa already forgettable. Loser. Not a grown tv star. Eww. Mr. Trump you should be fired for letting go of someone because of ratings ie. Debbie Gibson. Should have been the mouth. Lisa good luck finding a job after the show. You suck and this just shows how much.

 
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Gigi

Posted at 5:43 PM on April 7, 2012  

Please people, you are seriously disrespecting pigs by comparing Lisa to one of them. They don’t deserve that!

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Elle

Posted at 4:34 AM on April 10, 2012  

Yes! I find it extremely offensive to Pigs.

 
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SKae

Posted at 7:14 PM on April 6, 2012  

I fully agree that Lisa and Aubrey have no room whatsoever to complain about Arsenio. Aubrey has made fun of the two contestants from Venezuela since day one (among others with her incessant Me, Me, Me attitude), and Lisa, OMG, she is just crude, rude and unacceptable in my book.

Neither of these beotchy women should throw stones when they live in glass houses (ha! did I get that saying right?)

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John Donoghue

Posted at 2:27 PM on April 9, 2012  

couldn,t help feeling a bit sorry for Lou lastnight… he was no match for such a foul mouthed… no talent..opponent. Too bad it wasn,t Omarosa…. another darling… she was talking to. And I couldn,t agree more with the previous comment about the so called LOYALTY the son proudly announces that his father has taught him….was he being serious? What a foolish thing to say about a very disloyal person.

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