The women of The Apprentice 2 continue to take a beating. On last Thursday's show, 32-year-old investment whiz Pamela became the latest Apex femme fatale to be discharged by The Donald. Just hours after her very public pink-slipping, the high-stylin' diva rang up TV Guide Online's Michael Ausiello to chat about bad haircuts, Carolyn's mean streak and a certain havoc-wreakin' munchkin named Stacy R.
TV Guide Online: The Louis Vuitton knockoff you were sportin' on last night's show is winning raves. Where in Chinatown did you pick that up?
That's not funny, darlin'. That bag cost me a lot of money.
TVGO: It's real?
That's like, $1600 a bag.
TVGO: Too bad it didn't score any points with The Donald. He was kinda rough on you in the boardroom. I mean, you lost by, what, six cents?
I don't think he liked that I was challenging his thoughts in the boardroom. He just hates bravado, as we saw with Bradford. You can't get into a p---ing contest with Donald Trump. I sunk myself.
TVGO: Explain to me how Stacy R. is still in this thing.
Well, you know... that's Donald Trump's decision.
TVGO: You had some harsh words for the "Li'l Munchkin."
Personally, Stacy is a lot of fun. Professionally, she wasn't the easiest person to work with, and I think I was pretty clear about that.
TVGO: Did you ever hear from the mother of the kid with the Dumb and Dumber 'do?
No, but she should call me because I need to give her a stern talking-to about that haircut.
TVGO: No regrets about making that comment?
[Laughs] No. Remember, when somebody's videotaping you 24/7, the likelihood of saying something under your breath that's a little snide — [especially] if you're me — is quite high. It's not like I marched up to that kid and pushed him, you know? We were in a soundproof, two-way-mirrored room.
TVGO: I take it you probably sympathize with Jen C. and all she's going through over the "fat Jewish lady" crack.
Yeah. People forget that we're real people. They watch this show and it's so easy to judge everyone — "I like this one and I hate this one." It's bad enough that you're being judged by all America, but then to be held to that standard three months later, once the show airs? That's tough.
TVGO: Was Carolyn that testy with you outside the boardroom?
No. Carolyn is very pleasant. She's a lovely person, a smart lady. People give her a hard time for giving women a hard time, but the women deserved it!
TVGO: Do you feel vindicated that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, the It Works Cleaning Bar's archenemy, retails for $2 a bar?
Yeah! I didn't pull that $27 out of my keister.
TVGO: Any interest in breaking into the entertainment biz to become an actor or something?
What do you think I should do?
TVGO: Honestly? Keep your day job.