'Celebrity Apprentice': A Shocking Double Firing Reveals Final Three

Sun, May 6, 2012 11:07pm EDT by 66 Comments

With the season finale just two weeks away, Donald Trump fired two more celebrities! Did the right contestants survive?

Arsenio Hall found himself in yet another boardroom battle on the May 6 episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, only this time it wasn’t Aubrey O’Day on the receiving end of his fit — it was Project Manager Teresa Giudice! He called her out for her poor leadership skills, while Teresa accused him of not bringing anything to the table. Ultimately, the celeb who ended up hearing Donald Trump‘s two favorite words was…

Teresa!

“It was a good experience,” Teresa said. “I wanted to prove to people that there’s more to me than just a housewife.”

Arsenio and Aubrey tried to play a little trick on Lisa Lampanelli, telling her Aubrey was the one who got canned, but the Queen of Mean — and the one I had put my money on in this competition — wasn’t buying it for a second.

That’s when things got real: The Donald called all four remaining contestants back to the boardroom for surprise interviews with last year’s Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich and runner-up Marlee Matlin. When the one-on-ones were over, two more celebrities would be fired!

After an intense round of interviews, Lisa was let go, thus killing my dream of her winning the whole competition.

“My experience here was really cool … but hey, I was fired by Mr. Trump in the most pleasant way possible,” Lisa said on her way out. “It’s almost like I went out on this really high note.”

But just when the Donald was ready to fire another celeb, we were given a big fat “To be continued…”

Do you think Teresa and Lisa were the right celebrities to be fired this week? And which remaining celebrity should be fired next week — Aubrey, Arsenio or Clay? Cast your vote, then leave all your thoughts and theories in the comments section.

— Andy Swift

More Celebrity Apprentice:

  1. Exclusive: Dayana Mendoza Tells Me Getting Fired Was ‘A Relief’
  2. Exclusive: Lisa Lampanelli Reveals the Moments She Felt ‘Vindicated’
  3. Recap: Penn Jillette & Dayana Gang Up Against Clay Aiken

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joe

Posted at 2:42 AM on May 13, 2012  

If Aubrey is so against bullying why does she use bullying tactics?

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Linda Johnson

Posted at 3:56 PM on May 10, 2012  

I realize that a person has to have self confidence and believe in themselves to be in showbiz. But Aubry is over the top. She does not appear to be interested in her charity at all. She blows her horn so loud that I mute the tv when she is on. Lisa is a loud mouth b…ch!!! Donald Trump is smart
though and can see through this kind of people. I feel Arsenio
and Clay have the best “hearts”and hope one of them win.

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Glenn birdsong

Posted at 12:15 PM on May 9, 2012  

Lampanelli was the right one fired she is gross in every way there is. She is funny to watch, with her double standard and all,just another liberal…. Don’t you dare do what I do, I am a comic……………………. She is not so funny, unless you enjoy making fun of people

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Celebrity Apprentice watcher

Posted at 10:37 AM on May 9, 2012  

I did not care to hear or watch Lisa and Aubrey so the show would either be muted or changed channels when Aubrey praised herself or interferred and when Lisa’s mouth had verbal abusive diarrhea. I did not watch the episode when Theresa & Lisa were the leaders. The enjoyment of watching the show was gone.

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Amelia

Posted at 2:42 AM on May 9, 2012  

after being avid follower of celebrity apprentice, this is my analysis of the whole show and my conclusion of who donald trump would want as his celebrity apprentice.

donald trump is not stupid to keep lisa and aubrey in the final would kill his desire. i can tell he never likes lisa at all. lisa is jealous of pretty girls. in contrast, donald loves pretty girls. so, how can donald and lisa work together in the future?

aubrey is way too young. she lacks passion about her charity. all i can see is she is very hungry for fame and fortune. will donald want to work with her in the future? 100% he won’t rely on her opinion. no confidence in aubrey as a celebrity apprentice.

most likely the finale 2 would be clay and arsenio. i can tell that donald is very keen to appoint arsenio as his celebrity apprentice. arsenio is so passionate about his charity. there are a lot of great things to like this guy. i believe donald would want to appoint him as celebrity apprentice. this guy has influence and popularity. arsenio can command his presence and his way of explaining situations in such great diplomacy. i can tell donald is quite impressed with his genius.

clay – donald also likes clay, but he prefers arsenio to clay. clay is a smart guy, but he likes to play safe games. i think he finds clay a bit on the weak side b/c he is not as popular and influential as arsenio. clay is also not as passionate to his charity as arsenio.

there is a high chance that arsenio will be appointed as his 2012 celebrity apprentice.

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Neil C Gisherman

Posted at 5:26 PM on May 8, 2012  

This years 2012 showing of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE seemed more ORNERY and VISCIOUS. than I expected and have seen in the past taking away some of the enjoyability of watching the show . I CRINGED at LOU s tirade at LISA. ARSENIOS outburst and. LISAS COMPLETE EGOTISTICAL AND ABRASIVE CONTINUOUS DEMEANOR . Usually I enjoy team cohesiveness interaction innovative task ideas and implementation. And the boardroom in a civil respectful manner LED BY MR DONALD TRUMPS SAVY MANNER

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eyvonne

Posted at 3:00 PM on May 8, 2012  

I am glad that Teresa was fired. I hope she vanishes from the Housewives also.

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Amelia

Posted at 2:23 AM on May 9, 2012  

therese is really stupid

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Mark

Posted at 9:24 AM on May 8, 2012  

didn’t anyone pick up on which way Donald pointed when he did the next firing in next weeks preview. he points directly at his right (Clay) and says your fired – then points to his left and says you two are the final two.

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Amelia

Posted at 2:28 AM on May 9, 2012  

it doesn’t matter who needs to go as long as Arsenio is in the final. Clay is a weakling. he is smart, but he is not brave and courageous enough to be a celebrity apprentice. Donald trump is pretty good in selecting his celebrity apprentice. usually his celebrity apprentice has a charm and a lot of guts.
john rich and marlee are very strong contenders. so is pierce morgan.

from the way the production goes, he won’t choose aubrey for sure. she is way too young and lacks of passion for her charity. he wants someone influential to be his celebrity apprentice. aubrey doesn’t have popularity and influential. but i m pretty confident that arsenio is popular and smart. he has ways of manipulating and explaining situations with diplomacy

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marty

Posted at 10:37 AM on May 10, 2012  

@Mark, I picked up on it, and was so shocked I just didn’t want to believe it, but you are RIGHT! It is EXIT-STAGE-LEFT for Clay which leaves the field WIDE OPEN for Arsenio to win! Trump has made no secret of his fondness for Arsenio and the way Don Jr. went to bat in helping with the ousting of Teresa says it all! Arsenio truly represents all that Trump is looking for. Except for Arsenio’s smack down of Aubrey McDonald O’Day, (with GOOD reason), he has remained a gentleman, and he IS SMART! John Rich did NOT like Clay, and Marlee really liked Arsenio. NONE of the Trumps can STAND Aubrey, and didn’t want to choose between Arsenio and Clay for a NUMBER of reasons (trust), so this was a smart strategic move on their part! They didn’t want it to be too obvious, but clueless O’Day can seriously HANG IT UP!!!!

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ElijahX

Posted at 9:38 PM on May 10, 2012  

The second firing (after Lisa) was edited for drama and anticipation purposes. Check any video you can find of Lisa’s firing and you will notice The Donald is wearing a black jacket with a pink tie. Remember they do not leave the room before he fires the second (leaving two). But in the previews for next week The Donald has on a grey jacket with a grey tie. Exactly what he was wearing last year with John & Marlee. Editing leaves us wondering. Aubrey is fired & Arsenio beats Clay in the finale. I can supply the videos if interested.

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ElijahX

Posted at 9:48 PM on May 10, 2012  

Check youtube of The Donald firing Lisa. He is wearing a black jacket and pink tie. Remember they do not leave the room before he fires another leaving two. However, in the previews for next week it shows him wearing a grey jacket with a grey tie. That is exactly what he is wearing last year with John & Marlee. It’s good editing to leave us thinking, worrying, and nervous. I can supply the videos if interested.

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ElijahX

Posted at 10:33 PM on May 10, 2012  

By the way, he fires Aubrey and Arsenio beats Clay to win Celebrity Apprentice.

Here are the videos:

He fires Lisa….notice black jacket/pink tie:

Next week’s preview…notice grey jacket/grey tie:

http://www.nbc.com/the-apprentice/video/and-then-there-were-two/1400119

Compare to last year’s final three….notice grey jacket/grey tie

What we are actually viewing in the preview for next week is the firing last year of Meatloaf

 
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marty

Posted at 6:03 PM on May 12, 2012  

Thanks ElijahX, you’re right! I didn’t even think about that! Now I have to go back to the drawing board, but one thing I DO know, Aubrey will NOT win!

 
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Jim

Posted at 4:11 PM on May 13, 2012  

Yep. Noticed the exact same thing, but have wondered if it wasn’t one of those edited ways to fool you.

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