May 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM ET
As a season jam-packed with some of the crankiest stars “The Celebrity Apprentice” has ever hosted draws closer to the end, boss Donald Trump shows no mercy. Last week saw one walkout-turned-termination, two verbal pink slips and at least half of the drama exit the show when NeNe Leakes, Star Jones and La Toya Jackson left. On Sunday night, Trump returned to the rapid-fire firings by sending two more hopefuls out of the running before the boardroom action was even half over.
First on the chopping block was Lil Jon who committed the unforgivable blunder of not picking himself as one of the best candidates for the finale battle.
As expected, Lil Jon took the news in stride.
Next up was the man single-handedly responsible for the remaining drama on the show, the sometimes raging, sometimes teary-eyed Meat Loaf. Although Trump complimented Meat Loaf’s “beautiful” emotions, and even asked the rocker to teach him how to cry, he had to admit enough was enough.
“From a pure business standpoint, too much emotions can also not be good,” the bigwig said.
As expected, Meat Loaf choked up.
The final two applicants standing are John Rich and Marlee Matlin. The two began their final battle this week, but the winner won’t be revealed until the “Apprentice” finale airs on May 22.
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