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Donald Trump Talks 'Brutal' New Season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' and Honoring Joan Rivers [Video]

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UPDATE: Watch Keisha Pulliam's awkward, Cosby-related boardroom moment below.

How do you keep a show fresh in Season 14? According to The Celebrity Apprentice chairman Donald Trump, the secret ingredient is casting people who don't get along. "This is a very exciting season," Trump tells Yahoo TV in one of two exclusive videos previewing the 14th season of The Apprentice, which is also the seventh edition of Celebrity Apprentice. "The cast is just absolutely brutal. They really dislike each other, and of course that's good for television." See: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore hijacking Vivica A. Fox's Twitter account during the season. "Kenya is a beautiful woman, but she really is nasty," says Trump.

Related: 'Celebrity Apprentice' Season 7: Meet the Cast

But the show will call a temporary truce from the backbiting and infighting when previous Celebrity Apprentice winner Joan Rivers stops by for a two-show appearance, filmed before her death last September. "Interestingly, we were thinking about, 'Do we cut it?'" Trump recalls. "But she was so spectacular and so good and so strong and so smart that not only didn't we cut, we're really highlighting and it's going to be in memoriam. Joan is looking down and will be very pleased."

Given how tough she was during her winning season, Rivers is probably also pleased with the knowledge that she could have taken down any of these apprentices — even Kenya — without breaking a sweat. Watch the videos above for more from Trump about the new season, which he says includes "one of the greatest scenes I've ever seen on reality television, and I'm not just talking about Celebrity Apprentice."

Watch The Donald question Keisha Pulliam on why she didn't call TV Dad Bill Cosby for help.

Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC.