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‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Recap: The Final Two Are Revealed

NBC’s Donald Trump had to fire Leeza Gibbons, Vivica A. Fox or Geraldo Rivera and one competitor made the choice easy

(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Monday’s episode, titled “Universal Wizards,” and don’t want to be spoiled).

“Kill Bill” actress Vivica A. Fox endured drama, a string of losses on Team Vortex and insults from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” diva Kenya Moore. But none of it could save her from getting the ax on Monday night’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

During the episode of the NBC series titled “Universal Wizards,” host Donald Trump asked for Vivica, Geraldo Rivera and Leeza Gibbons to return to the boardroom. Last week in one of the series’ most shocking episodes, Trump fired all of Team Infinity: Ian Ziering, Brandi Glanville and Johnny Damon.

On Monday night, he asked Fox if she thought he should keep Gibbons over her.

“To be your next Apprentice, Mr. Trump? Yes,” a teary Vivica said. “I’ve never lied to you. I’ve always been honest.”

Leeza was surprised by the statement and responded, “You’re a great competitor.”

Vivica’s claim was all Trump needed to hear within the first 10 minutes of the penultimate episode.

“You did a fantastic job,” he told the actress. “Vivica, you’re fired.”

Trump then switched gears and revealed the final task. Leeza and Geraldo would create a 90-second commercial selling vacation packages for Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, but with help from former teammates.

Kevin Jonas, Brandi and Johnny joined Leeza. Lorenzo Lamas, Ian and Vivica were on Team Geraldo.

The teams seemed ready to compete for their leaders, but the task wasn’t without problems. Leeza chose to ignore Brandi and Johnny who slacked off to ride roller coasters. Team Geraldo felt a time crunch when its leader re-arranged the order to shoot scenes, and a race was on to find child actors before day’s end.

Geraldo’s mismanagement didn’t sit well with Vivica.

“Vivica and I went though a lot of trouble to make a shot list that told a story,” Lorenzo said. “Vivica was pissed. I love her to death.”

Next week’s finale will reveal the teams’ final commercials, how much money they raised and who will become the next Celebrity Apprentice.

Tune into NBC Monday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. for the finale.