Hey Joan Rivers — You just won the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice; what are you going to do next?
“Going home to eat a Skinny Cow ice cream bar,” the comedy legend admitted to OK!
We caught up with the outspoken and often controversial comedian after Sunday night’s broadcast of the season finale for the hit NBC reality competition, which saw Joan rallying her way to the top to beat archrival, poker ace Annie Duke.
“I have to go back and look," she told OK! about the final, acid-tongued exchanged between her and Annie. "I get so emotional but I didn’t want to get in the gutter. I think I got close to it…. I pulled it out of the gutter very fast."
The final task of this season was for Annie and Joan to each create a pre-party and silent auction, sponsored by Kodak, for patrons attending Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk. They each oversaw project teams composed of previously fired contestants, including former football great Herschel Walker, Playboy pinup Brande Roderick, country music performer Clint Black, former NBA basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman, comedian Tom Green and Joan’s daughter, TV personality Melissa Rivers.
Annie seemed to have the advantage after Joan insulted a vendor to the point they quit the project and she appeared to be left without the celebrity cache to pull off her event. But in the end, the caustic jabs and one-upsmanship between the dueling divas were the highlight of the night. Rivers out-entertained her opponent with celebrity look-alikes while Dennis Rodman pulled out his one-trick pony: cross dressing.
As for Joan’s thoughts on Annie? "We’re two different personalities," she explained. "We all work our different ways.”
Which is probably the most diplomatic she’s been about her foe in the weeks leading up to tonight’s finale.