Ousted Celebrity Apprentice Speaks!


Feb. 28 2008, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Ousted Celebrity Apprentice contestant Marilu Henner may have been sacrificed by a teammate last week, and surprisingly enough, it wasn’t Omarosa!

As project manager of selling a product on QVC, Marilu’s team lost because they didn't tap into the network’s EasyPay payment plan, a little gem of information her team member, Carol Alt, failed to mention. “Carol and I had worked together before and she was very supportive that day,” Marilu tells me. “But now, after seeing the show and seeing her face, I realized she must have known, and she was just trying to take me out.”

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Ouch! Even though Carol may have sold Marilu down the river, she admits the crown of cruel still belongs to Ms. O. “Omarosa’s a great girl, but you don’t get to see it, because you’re watching the character she's chosen to play,” Marilu explains. “I watched the first episode and thought, 'Damn, she’s got the best part. She’s the villain!'”

The QVC task was even more of a challenge since Marilu, who was her team’s on-air talent, suffered a technical glitch on live TV. “I was hearing another show in my ear piece,” she reveals. “I could sort of hear Piers Morgan, but it was all garbled. They fixed it for the next guys.”


Double ouch! It just doesn’t seem fair that Marilu, who was one of the show’s nicer players, would walk away from this charity fundraising opportunity empty-handed. “Just keep watching the show, that’s all I’m saying,” Marilu teases.

Back in the real world, Marilu is getting ready to release her next book. “It’s called Wear Your Life Well: How to Use What You Have to Get What You Want,” she says. “The chapters are based on the best of classes I teach on my Web site,, which is everything from learning to love the foods that love you to using acting techniques to help create the life you’ve always wanted to have.”

Carol and Omarosa may want to sign up, soon.

The Celebrity Apprentice airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.


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