While ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast Dishes, Lampanelli Demands Apology From NBC

by | January 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM | Celebrities, RealityTV

Lisa Lampanelli (Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment)


Upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Lisa Lampanelli spent hours yesterday promoting NBC and her appearance in the upcoming show, and quickly reversed course afterward, telling TMZ that the network actually owed her “BIG F**KING APOLOGY.”

The reason? The comedian says that the network sent her, along with fellow “Apprentice” contestants Teresa Giudice and Dayana Mendoza, to a New York Knicks game last night where she discovered that while her companions were seated courtside, Lampanelli was instead placed eleven rows away.

“I’m like Rosa Parks! … Don’t sit me in the back of the bus!” she told the site, but later stated that the network did apologize and “even asked for her address to send her a gift in the mail.” Needless to say, she has since forgiven the company.

Meanwhile, fellow contestants were also hitting the media to discuss the upcoming season of “Apprentice.” Arsenio Hall and Cheryl Tiegs visited “Access Hollywood Live” to share their thoughts on working for Donald Trump.

Supermodel Tiegs told Billy Bush that while Clay Aiken made her laugh, the person she liked the most on the show was “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Giudice, noting “Out of all of them, I liked her most — of the women.”

Hall, meanwhile, raved about George Takei: “He’s the greatest guy to work with. There are times when everything goes to hell and he says, ‘Ohhhhh, my!’”

Watch the interview in the clip below…