Trump teases Omarosa, Stephen Baldwin 'Celeb Apprentice' feuding
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/10/2008
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth apparently doesn't just beef with her fellow female candidates on NBC's currently airing The Celebrity Apprentice.
"What happens between her and Stephen Baldwin -- unbelievable some of the scenes," said Donald Trump during Tuesday night's Late Night with Conan O'Brien broadcast on NBC. "What happens between Omarosa and Stephen Baldwin, I've never seen anything like it on television. You will see that in the upcoming weeks."
The Donald described Manigault-Stallworth -- who was first fired by Trump during The Apprentice's original installment -- as both "nasty" and "very, very smart." Since Trump has gone on the record in characterizing Manigault-Stallworth as "pure evil" but also someone he "really, really likes," O'Brien said that must make Trump "the devil."
"She's evil for other people, for me she's good. I actually love Omarosa," Trump told O'Brien. "She's terrific... but she's a tough woman. There's no question about it."
It should come as no surprise Manigault-Stallworth butted heads with Baldwin or any of the other The Celebrity Apprentice candidates.
During The Apprentice's initial 2004 first-season run Manigault-Stallworth accused fellow contestant Ereka Vetrini of using "racist terms" when Vetrini commented that "the pot [was] calling the kettle black" in an early episode of the series -- however no footage of the alleged incident ever aired and NBC, Vetrini and Trump all refuted the claim.
Manigault-Stallworth then appeared as a housemate on The Surreal Life's fifth season where she constantly feuded with former America's Next Top Model judge and fellow reality retread Janice Dickinson.
"The first thing I did was I recognized that I was cast as the villain. Instead of crumbling under that, I embraced the character," she told the St. Petersburg Times recently. "The villains are sexy and fun to watch. I cultivated it, there were times I exaggerated it. The only thing that I let the public see was the naughty girl antics."
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