The first episode of reality TV show All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premiered this past Sunday, bringing back popular celebrities from past Celebrity Apprentice seasons. Celebrities such as Marilu Henner, Penn Jillette, and Dennis Rodman are now competing against one another for the affection of Donald Trump.
As is custom for an Apprentice show, one of the celebrities was unceremoniously dismissed by Trump at the end of the episode. Surprisingly, the first celebrity to go was none other than rocker Bret Michaels. Though Michaels had won the third season of Celebrity Apprentice, and was the only contestant to have won a past Apprentice season, Trump fired the star for a poor fundraising showing. Both Brande Roderick and La Toya Jackson were able to escape the boardroom at Michaels’ expense.
Before his appearance on the show, Michaels stated that some people though he was “crazy” to go back on the show after already winning. It’s a sentiment that even Trump expressed during the boardroom portion of the episode.
Radar Online is now reporting that Michaels took the firing extra hard. The report cites an unnamed “show insider” as saying that Michaels “was crying and totally distraught.”