Cyndi Lauper vs. Holly Robinson Peete (Season 3)
Holly Robinson Peete, Cyndi Lauper, and Bret Michaels were Donald Trump's choices for who to fire after a season three task that challenged the teams to remodel a New York City apartment. Lauper was angry because she felt she'd done a lot of the grunt work, Peete claimed she'd had to babysit Lauper -- note to all future "Celebrity Apprentice" stars: no famous types like to hear the phrase "needed to be babysat" applied to them … they will not respond well to that phrase or any variation thereof -- and Michaels tried to sit by quietly and let the women duke it out. In the end, Lauper was saying Peete was too bossy, Peete was saying Lauper couldn't be bossed, and Trump decided to kick Lauper to the curb.
Joan and Melissa Rivers vs. Annie Duke and Brande Roderick (Season 2)
Melissa Rivers was fired after Annie Duke and Brande Roderick pooled their efforts against her in the boardroom, and neither daughter nor Mama Rivers took the dismissal lightly. Melissa called Duke and Roderick "wh--- pit vipers," and then Joan tore into both of them, calling Duke "a piece of s---," and "a poker player … that's beyond white trash," while labeling Roderick "a stupid blonde."
Dennis Rodman vs. Clint Back (and sanity) (Season 2)
Why did NBA alum Dennis Rodman freak out on country crooner Clint Black? Dunno. And no one else, including Rodman's teammates, seemed to know why either. Dennis being Dennis is probably the best explanation anyone could slap on it, but Rodman full-on flipped out, unspooling an expletive-filled rant at Black, repeating again and again that it's a team game, and then ripping off his mic pack and disappearing from the task for much of the rest of the episode. PS -- Rodman was the project manager for the next episode, but was fired after he started drinking during the task and acting even more erratically than he had been.
Piers Morgan vs. Omarosa (Season 1)
He had just called her a "pointless, irrelevant, ghastly little creature" when Trump called all the contestants into the boardroom to pull a little switcheroo on the team lineups. And, of course, that ended with Morgan and reality diva Omarosa becoming teammates. He whined, she told him not to be a coward, and he told Trump his British countrymen had "fought two world wars, [but] we never had to deal with this." The two managed to shake hands and agree to put their differences aside for the sake of the task, but that didn't last even a day, and ended with Omarosa saying his children don't like him and Morgan calling her a "foul-mouthed little tramp." Later, Omarosa attacked Morgan's sexuality in the boardroom, saying he's gay because he'd asked men to pose without their shirts during advertising-related tasks on the show. She was fired at the end of that boardroom, while Morgan went on to become the first "Celebrity Apprentice" winner.
"The Celebrity Apprentice" Season 6 premieres March 3 at 9 PM on NBC.