Carol Leifer was the first celeb booted from the new season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice Sunday, after the writer-comedian rubbed her teammates the wrong way, calling them “dumb.”
The premise of the premiere episode pitted the seven male celebrities against the seven female celebrities. Each team had to start up a restaurant to see who could make the most money; the women lost. At the end of the episode, Trump told Leifer her colleagues threw her under the bus as he delivered his dreaded trademark phrase: “You’re fired.” Leifer said being the first dismissed on the NBC hit “super-sucks.”
The new season of competition includes rock wife Sharon Osbourne; pop icon singer Cyndi Lauper; actress Holly Robinson Peete; former WWE champ Bill Goldberg; embattled ex-baseball star Darryl Strawberry, comedian Sinbad and ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, among others.
Celebrity Apprentice airs on NBC Sundays at 9/8c.