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Bret Michaels in tears after 'Celeb Apprentice' firing?

Rocker reportedly 'distraught' when the Donald gave him the boot

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Mar 5, 2013 2:38PM

'Celebrity Apprentice' '/' NBC

If it seemed like Bret Michaels took it hard when Donald Trump fired him on Sunday's "Celebrity Apprentice," it was worse than it looked.


"Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired," a show insider told Radar Online. "Bret totally went into the show believing he was going to win again. He couldn't believe it that he was let go so quickly. It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did."


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In case you missed it -- and the low ratings imply you did -- the boardroom elimination came down to the former Poison frontman and La Toya Jackson and Trump decided to give Michaels, a former "Celebrity Apprentice" winner, the boot. The aging rocker was the only past winner to come back for the all-star edition.


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"I got hired big on the show, and I've been fired big," Michaels said on CBS' "The Talk" Monday, adding that he was shocked and heartbroken. "I thought they were punking me."


"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Mar 9, 2013 2:10AM

Bret was only fired because Trump didn't want him to win again.

Last season the show was a joke.

Aubrey was the most intelligent person on the show, she had all the ideas and made Hall and Aitken look good during challenges.

Trump allowed Arsenio to disrespect her on the air, that was it for me, so classless.

i watched the show and was impressed with Bret wanting to compete again for his charity. Isn't that the point of the show.. to raise money for charity????  Donald Trump had it in for him the moment he entered the boardroom. Trump is a real piece of work.  He was really cruel to him. The look in Bret eyes told the whole story. Trump disrespected him and shame him for doing what he thought was a noble thing. Diabetes kills many people. My entire family has died from Diabetes.  I am a diabetic also and anyone who has such a commitment to raising money for the possible cure or treatment for this horrible disease is a winner in my book. I used to be a fan of the "Apprentice" but after what both my husband and I seen, we are not watching it anymore.  I am sorry but, Trump is  bully and NBC should fire him!
Mar 7, 2013 8:36PM
Dear Saggy Ballz - I never said I watched it, just read about Brett's reaction.  But past wasted time watching the Apprentice,  plus listening to the news commentators every time The "idiot" Donald tried to get a few minutes of attention with his birther ramblings have taught me to pass on anything associated with Trump's name.  Oh yeah, guess I have to explain that the "grass growing" comment was sarcasm too.  Despite your name tag, I bet you're no older than 10 which explains why you seem to like the Apprentice.  Or . . . maybe you're "the Donald"? 
Mar 7, 2013 3:40AM
Trump should QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough already.How many people has he taken advantage of to get where is?
Mar 7, 2013 1:35AM
Mar 6, 2013 11:59PM
Mar 6, 2013 10:47PM
who cares?...he's a creep anyways.....instead of aging normally he tries to maintain the same persona and look of when he peaked in his twenties......he looks like hes aged terribly and needs to dump the hair, the stupid dated rag on his head, and the el creepo eye liner.........example, you dont see the respectable Glenn Frey of the Eagles looking or even trying to look like he did when he was in his twenties, same thing with Bob Seger...............................your welcome.
Mar 6, 2013 9:08PM
Okay... if The Donald was going to ostracize Bret for returning to compete for his charity then *why* the heck was Bret allowed a spot on the show for this season?  Donald, you pulled a Matt Lauer.  For that, you're fired and off my DVR schedule.  P.S. - OMG-a-rosa does not rate as must see TV.
Mar 6, 2013 8:24PM
Why anyone would want to be on Trumps show have to desperate to be on tv. I feel bad for him but he really needs to let it go and find another show to be on. Like one he would qualify for. Like judging on American Idol, America's got talent, The Voice.  And probably some that haven't been done yet.  He should do what he knows, not Trumps stupid show. REALLY
Mar 6, 2013 7:39PM

I am more upset when I see homeless veterans on the street that cannot get essential help from the government they served,or upset for the diabetic that makes just enough money working,falls through the cracks and cannot afford adequate food or medication or children that live in poverty and violent homes.someone has his priorities messed up,boo hoo donald trump made me cry.who the F is trump with out his money?Or brett for that fact...

Mar 6, 2013 7:16PM

I kind of feel bad for him. Maybe he was so upset because it was important to him. Maybe it was important to him for reasons we don't understand or there were circumstances we don't know about. You can't decide for someone else what is important to them and why. Obviously he's not living in the day to day reality that most of us are because he is wealthy and well known, but that doesn't make it wrong of him to get upset about something we find trivial. Give the guy a break. I'm sure I've cried over dumber things. The only difference is there weren't 100 news articles about it the next day.

Mar 6, 2013 6:57PM
get real , take off the headdress and put it where it really belongs . I you back pocket
Mar 6, 2013 6:49PM
i watched it and donald was pretty cruel to sorry bret
Another celebrity not getting his way, WAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Mar 6, 2013 6:14PM
I hope he has a stiff upper lip.  Get tough ya pansy.
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