Season 14 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” is rapidly becoming one of the most drama-filled runs the show has seen yet. At least that’s what Donald Trump seems to think, going as far as to invoke the name of Season 1 heel Omarosa Manigault.
Controversy kicked off during last week’s episode when Trump sent home “Kate Plus 8” star Kate Gosselin in one of the most heated boardroom confrontations of the show’s history. It may be hard for some fans to believe but Gosselin, despite being the one axed, wasn’t the one stirring up drama. That job went to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore. Moore has been causing problems for the women of Season 14 for weeks now, sparking feuds with Brandi Glanville, Gosselin and Vivica A. Fox.
"They truly hate each other. They hate Kenya. Actually, Kenya hates Vivica like you've never seen...probably hates Brandi more than she even hates Vivica," Trump told E! Online. "But the three women on the show are a total disaster, which I love."
Gosselin was project manager on her final task, which forced the remaining celebrities to organize an interactive experience to promote Trump’s National Doral Miami Resort. Her performance failed to live up to her competitor, Ian Ziering’s. When it came time to place blame, Gosselin told Trump that the “girl drama” between Moore and Fox is what held her team back. That’s when the two women went for each other’s sore spots, with Fox bringing up Moore’s plastic surgery and Moore rubbing her recent win against Fox directly in her face.
Despite the cat fight, Trump blamed the loss on Gosselin’s poor project management skills and, much to the general viewer’s surprise, fired her instead of either of the feuding women.
“I refuse to be a sore loser… I do think that, in all fairness, there were probably more viable reasons for sure that Kenya… as I said in the show, should be fired,” Gosselin reluctantly told E! Online in a separate interview. “It is what it is and I was surprised because I didn’t see it coming.”
As explosive as last week’s boardroom was, next week’s appears to be even better with Vivica A. Fox’s head apparently on the chopping block over a tweet she claims Moore sent from her phone. Trump went as far as to say that fans can expect a level of fighting that hasn’t been seen on the show since Omarosa was a contestant. Only fans of the reality show will truly understand what a grand teaser the use of that name truly is.
“Celebrity Apprentice” airs Monday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.