'Celebrity Apprentice': Omarosa Goes Lower Than Low

Oh my, my. Clearly thinking there's not been enough animosity already this season, Trump started out by realigning both teams (though the poor women needed it, given that they've lost 5 out of 6) into mixed-gender combinations. Which of course meant putting Omarosa and Piers on the same team, the better to let the fur fly.


Forget the task (involving horse-carriage rides in Central Park). This whole episode was about just how nasty the two of them can get. And let us say, without question, Omarosa won.

Piers, who liked to call her "trash" a lot, opened the show with a description of his nemesis as "such a pointless, irrelevant, ghastly creature." As project manager, he fired her in the beginning of the task, standing on the (ridiculous) soapbox of how she didn't spell his first name right. Get over it. He browbeat and ridiculed and dismissed. Mostly dismissed.

But then potty-mouthed Omarosa started going crazy. It would be lovely to have a poll here on the nastiest thing she said in this episode, but, really, how can you when every third word out of her mouth had to be bleeped?? Take it from Lennox Lewis, who, along with Carol Alt, was one of the other poor souls on the Piers-Omarosa WWE team: "It seemed to cross the line. It seemed very ghetto and very mean."

What did lovely Omarosa do? Ah, well, she decided to repeatedly invoke Piers's three (not-grown) sons and go on and on about how terrible a father he must be and, well, we'd tell you more -- but it got bleeped! Yeah. Omarosa's tack was to vilify Piers as the kind of father whose children must be just horribly handicapped by being raised by him -- kids, mind you, who are probably gonna watch this thing on TV, given that "Daddy's on it!" She did so with such venom and nastiness and vulgarity it was really just unforgivable.

So even though Piers can truly be an obnoxious jerk and seems capable of alienating pretty much anyone (although, let's admit it, he DOES get results as PM; not the same for Omarosa), it was hard to not see Omarosa as just evil-evil. Oh, and in addition to evil, she was totally clueless in the boardroom when she first (a.) lied about attacking the kids and (b.) smirked and smirked as if she'd hit upon some kind of brilliant strategy for finally rattling her nemesis.

Quiick rant: Here's hoping she never has kids, because the woman's ability to be vile in a way that directly attacks children really took her to an all-time low. There's a reason she's the only "celebrity" on "Apprentice" who isn't actually a true celebrity: because she did mean so well the first time she was on. She was brilliant at mean. But this wasn't mean in the category of TV-deliciousness. This was M.E.A.N. Contemptible-mean.

On to the results: To pretty much everyone's horror (including, they claimed, Trump, Ivanka and George), the happy-happy newly contrived team of Trace Adkins, Stephen Baldwin, Marilu Henner and Tito Ortiz actually LOST in the end, despite the fact that they all worked hard and liked each other and busted out the best in their BlackBerries (paging Billy Baldwin, stat!). But even while their competition dealt with total-hatred havoc (and only had three members raising money, since Omarosa is at a distinct disadvantage in tasks like these, given that she's the most famous person in her own PDA), they came out ahead.

So Trump was stuck with four nicey-nice people he likes (even if Baldwin punked out somewhat last week) who worked together and refused to step on each others' toes -- let alone throw someone, anyone, under the bus -- when they got unexpectedly left in the boardroom. So Trump said, he really, really, REALLY wanted to fire Omarosa or Piers (which we believe not a whit. Hello, isn't he desperate for ratings?) and decided not to fire anybody.

Yup, that's right. The Donald went soft.


Jennifer Frey  |  February 15, 2008; 8:56 AM ET Celebrity Apprentice
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Posted by: Fairfax | February 15, 2008 10:25 AM

"The Donald went soft." What a great new euphemism for performance issues. Well done!

Posted by: Nice | February 15, 2008 1:28 PM

Omarosa used the same tactic against Janice Dickenson on The Surreal Life. She would fight with Janice and then talk about Janice's kids and how awful to have a drug addict mother, etc.

Omarosa will never have kids of her own, well maybe she will. There's always artificial insemination.

Posted by: Greg | February 15, 2008 3:47 PM

I agree. This show made me feel bad as i thought omorosa just acting mean during the season. Turns out she is absolute evil. She was talking about his kids, regardless if directed towards him, this is horrible. She should publicly apologize. Piers was just playing her the whole season as a joke, but she on the other hand went "lower than low" as you put it.

Posted by: rob | February 15, 2008 5:37 PM

Go Omorasa! I'm rooting for her so she can piss off fans of this stupid show.

Posted by: T Dog | February 15, 2008 7:16 PM

It has always been a given that Odorosa is despicable. It was clear to me that she's on the show to be a villain and get people to watch her be contemptible.

The new twist for me is that Piers is equally (although differntly) despicable and contemptible.

Neither of them is what I call a decent human being, and I will not watch anything else either is on.

Posted by: Fol de Roi | February 16, 2008 11:09 AM

Trump should have FIRED Omarosa. She contributed nothing but her VILE mouth to the whole season. I cannot believe any station would give her the time of day to spew her hateful foul commentary. You have to be the scum at the bottom of the barrel to attack someone's children!

Posted by: Fired Omarosa! | February 16, 2008 11:44 PM

Perfect justice would be that Trump brings in Piers Morgan's family and make Omarosa face them and explain why she has attacked them. Omarosa deserves everything Piers said to her. He has not been her only target. What a hate-filled vile animal she is.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 16, 2008 11:50 PM

I will watch the show again once that Trash Omarosa is kicked off and maybe run over by a horse + carriage, but then again donald wants higher ratings and sadly trashy people will bring those rating's up...

Posted by: Mike | February 18, 2008 5:05 PM

I THINK Donald Trump asked Omarosa to come back the next day and meet with him alone. Hopefully we'll get to see it all on tape! I think she's only on this show because of some settlement is a supposed discrimination lawsuit after her first "Apprentice" appearance. So thank goodness it was Lennox Lewis who called her behavior "ghetto"!!!!

Posted by: Jean | February 19, 2008 5:46 PM

"It has always been a given that Odorosa is despicable. It was clear to me that she's on the show to be a villain and get people to watch her be contemptible.

The new twist for me is that Piers is equally (although differntly) despicable and contemptible."


And for those of you who can't understand why The Donald wanted mean old Omarosa back - as though Trump is a paragon of virtue and good behavior himself - RATINGS. What was this blog about? Omarosa. Who is everyone who watches this show talking about? Omarosa. This show is on it's last legs and without her ratings would be so low that this would be the last season. Trump knows how she is and asked her back anyway. And hasn't fired her. But what can you expect from someone who flaunted his mistress Marla in his first wife's face...and then dumped Marla rather unceremoniously.

Posted by: What do you do with a problem called Omarosa? | February 20, 2008 9:35 AM

I love her she makes the show besides Piers started with her and she got him back!!

Posted by: Ashley | February 21, 2008 4:11 PM

Omarosa was so up in Piers face almost begging him to hit her, so she could sue and make some money. I am glad he had the restraint not to slap her, because that is exactly what she was hoping for. She is a real whack job!

Posted by: Linda Moreno | March 12, 2008 8:12 AM

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