The claws are out! Star Jones made her feisty debut on the Season 4 premiere of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on Sunday night, an appearance which included a fight with castmate Lisa Rinna — and the former lawyer warns there will be more drama on episodes to come.
“I played the game from Day 1 – that’s my legal training,” Jones told Access of her competition strategy for the show as Access covered her “Celebrity Apprentice” viewing party at NYC’s Opia restaurant, at which she raised an additional $170,000 for the American Heart Association, on Sunday. “I’m trained to bait, trap and kill, and that’s what I was doing.”
The 48-year-old former “The View” co-host warned that when it comes to the boardroom, business trumps pleasure.
“I did not do this show to make friends,” she told Access.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, while Jones enjoyed her midtown viewing party, a few of her castmates headed to Sin City for the show’s premiere.
Gary Busey, along with fellow boardroom buddies Lil Jon, NeNe Leakes and Hope Dworzczyk hit up Encore’s Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas on Saturday night to celebrate the launch of the hit NBC reality show.
The group partied in style, while Lil Jon commandeered the DJ booth.
“Apprentice” boss Donald Trump made an appearance via video at the swanky celebration, telling the crowd, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is Donald Trump. My man from ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ Lil Jon is on the turntable. If you’re not partying, your a** is fired!”
Busey, however, devised his own means of entertaining the crowd.
With a cigar planted firmly between his teeth, the 66-year-old actor leapt onto a dancing platform to give pole dancing a whirl for the onlookers.
Catch all of the boardroom happenings on “Celebrity Apprentice” – Sundays at 9 on NBC.