There is no love lost between Brande Roderick and Jesse James, and Joan Rivers.
Playboy Playmate Roderick and motorcycle builder James were holding court on the Queen Mary Thursday morning, sizing up what remains of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” from which they both were just “fired” by Donald Trump.
Their exits leave just two apprentices standing: comedian Joan Rivers and poker champ Annie Duke, one of whom will emerge victorious in Sunday’s finale.
“You are going to see Joan probably doing a lot of name-calling and Annie is going to be pleading her case,” Roderick said. “And, I don’t know, you might see some cat fights.”
No surprise there, as “Celebrity Apprentice” viewers have been watching Rivers duke it out with fellow apprentices all season. Perhaps the most dramatic bout was two weeks ago, after Rivers— furious about daughter Melissa’s “firing” — called Roderick a “stupid blonde” and Duke a “white trash” poker player.
Little wonder Roderick is no Rivers fan. “I don’t think she deserves to win, I can say that,” Roderick said.
“Because she is old and Brande doesn’t like the elderly,” joked James.
”(Joan has) been taking the game too personal,” Roderick continued. “She’s been calling people all kinds of names. She wasn’t there for three of the tasks, all of her ideas were shot down. So, I mean, Annie, throughout the whole game, was very effective.”
“The Celebrity Apprentice” finale airs Sunday on NBC at 8 p.m. EDT.