'Celebrity Apprentice': The 11 craziest fights ever [Video]
Sure, it's fun to watch your favorite celebrities -- OK, your favorite B- and C-list famous types -- sell sandwiches and create commercials for mops in the name of raising cash for charities. But viewers tune in to "The Celebrity Apprentice" for the meltdowns and blowouts, too, and with a sixth all-star version of the show premiering Sunday on NBC, it's a safe bet that tempers will flare and egos will clash once again.
Peruse our roundup of the 11 rowdiest rows in "Celebrity Apprentice" history, and then consider this: Five of Season 5's contestants are on the list below. (Warning: These clips contain adult language.)
Lisa Lampanelli vs. Dayana Mendoza (Season 5)
Was comedian Lisa Lampanelli just cruising through the entire season with a chip on her shoulder, especially where Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza was concerned? Or was the beauty queen truly not as savvy or qualified as the other contestants, relying on her Miss Universe looks instead, as Lampanelli charged so many times? They both might have had valid beefs with each other along the way, but Lampanelli got into verbal tiffs with several of her fellow celebs, and at one point even let her anger boil over outside the show when she used a racial slur to describe Mendoza in a Sirius XM radio interview. In the clip below, Lampanelli goes off on Mendoza with the boss -- OK, junior boss: Donald Trump Jr. -- in the room.
Lisa Lampanelli vs. Lou Ferrigno (Season 5)
You have to give it up to Lampanelli for this: She is an equal-opportunity bully. She isn't even intimidated by the Hulk! Lampanelli and Ferrigno went at it in a boardroom showdown, when he was angry about her previously calling him a loser. He told her if she were a man, he would have "thrown her right through a wall," calling her negative, mean, and vicious. Her response? The same one she always deployed to people she didn't like: "Shut up!"
Lisa Lampanelli vs. Arsenio Hall (Season 5)
First, in the clip below, Lampanelli calls both Lou Ferrigno and Dayana Mendoza "brain dead" and useless, so … yeah. But that comes after she blows up at Arsenio. He'd just had a tiff with Lampanelli's only real friend on the show, the equally outspoken and credit-grabbing Aubrey O'Day. And when Hall began referring to O'Day as a "wh---" and "b----," Lampanelli saw red, let loose with a few expletives of her own, and told Hall he was putting a dent in his reputation by using such offensive words to describe a woman. "Lisa Lampanelli is the last human being on the planet that can tell me what language I should use when I'm angry," Hall said. "That's the pot calling the kettle black." He had a point. So did she.
Arsenio Hall vs. Aubrey O'Day (Season 5)
And then there was the blowup that preceded the Hall-Lampanelli fight. O'Day had been taking credit for her team's successes throughout the show, and by this midway point of the season, Hall had had enough and called her out on it. Donald Trump acknowledged he'd recognized the same behavior in her, and her teammates said she should be fired if her team lost (they didn't). Trump even chastised her for turning on the waterworks. O'Day felt her teammates, especially Hall and Clay Aiken, had ganged up on her, so when they left the boardroom to let Trump deliberate, O'Day got in an elevator and split, leaving Hall to continue ranting about O'Day and viewers to wonder if O'Day had quit the show.