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During Sunday night's special three-hour "Celebrity Apprentice," La Toya Jackson, who Donald Trump brought back into the competition last week, stepped up as project manager for Team Backbone in a battle to put on a high-grossing comedy show.
And that wasn't the only switcharoo Trump had in store...
Following NeNe's outburst toward Star Jones, Trump moved the Real Housewife to Team Backbone, and sent Meat Loaf over to Team A.S.A.P. But NeNe soon disappeared, after telling Trump she wasn't pleased with the way he "accommodated" Star's requests.
She won't have to worry about Trump bringing her back La Toya style, however. He couldn't resist firing her in the boardroom in absentia.
"To you NeNe, I say, you're fired," Trump said. "And you're a quitter. And Star Jones kicked your ass whether you like it or not."
With Team Backbone down to just three people, La Toya, Lil' Jon, and John Rich still booked Jimmy Fallon as one of the comedians for their show, and grabbed a $10,000 donation from him while they were at it. While Fallon performed live, Team A.S.A.P. was only able to get a taped interview with Tracy Morgan via Star.Video: Why did NeNe Leakes quit ‘Apprentice’? (on this page)
Meanwhile, Meat Loaf cried nearly the entire time out of fear that he might squander the money he earned for his charity, the Painted Turtle, if the team lost.
He was able to dry his eyes for a moment, however, when Team A.S.A.P.'s ticket sales trumped that of Team Backbone's by $20,000.
There were more firings to come, however. First, La Toya got the boot for not winning as project manager.
"You set one other record," Trump said. "You're the only one to ever be fired twice. La Toya, you're fired."
That led to a second task, in which the teams were assigned to create a promo for On Star. This time it was Star that was sent packing for not coming through as an effective brand manager for Team A.S.A.P. when her team lost.
"The branding was not exactly what On Star liked. They thought you totally missed the mark. You were in charge of branding," Trump said. "Star you're fired."
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