Fired NBC “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Vivica A. Fox snapped back at recent comments from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” diva Kenya Moore who previously told TheWrap, “Bosses don’t cry in the boardroom.”
“I saw that little cheap shot she tried to make,” Fox said to TheWrap on Tuesday. “I’m an emotional creature, I’m a woman, and I’ve never been ashamed to show my feelings and that I care.”
Fox’s quip came after Moore criticized the “Kill Bill” actress for tearful moments during eliminations. The pair’s quarrel became a staple throughout the season with verbal jabs until host Donald Trump fired Moore last week.
Fox’s choice words for Moore, such as “toxic trick,” was a visceral reaction.
“That came from the gut. I don’t use that language knowing I’m on television. She had it coming. It made it difficult for me, I’m a fighter,” Fox said. “What makes a boss great is if they do care, and they’re not a cold, lying thief.”
On Monday’s episode, Fox was fired after she admitted that teammate Leeza Gibbons deserved to compete in the finale. The move shocked Trump, who called the actress a great competitor.
Fox takes prides in making it to the final three after the series started out with 16 contestants.
“I knew the last task would be fundraising and [Geraldo and Leeza], they came in with super-big checks. I wanted to go out on my own terms, and I didn’t want to say mean things about [them],” Fox admitted. “To win money for our charities was what we were supposed to be there for originally.”
And heading into next week’s finale, Fox dished on who she thinks will win the season as Geraldo Rivera and Gibbons will present their final commercials selling Universal Orlando Resort vacation packages.
Fox being on “Team Geraldo” doesn’t mean anything.
“Without a doubt, I’m predicting the next Celebrity Apprentice will be the fabulous Leeza Gibbons,” Fox said. “She played the game right, and she saved all of her big checks for that last fundraising task.”
Tune into “The Celebrity Apprentice” Monday, Feb. 16 to watch the live finale at 8 p.m.