Joan Rivers Mops the Floor With Annie Duke on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Joan Rivers Mops the Floor With Annie Duke on 'Celebrity Apprentice'-photo

Joan Rivers is capable of cutting down her foes with other things besides her acid-tongued barbs.

The 75-year-old, loudmouthed comedienne took top honors on this season of Celebrity Apprentice last night, beating out poker pro Annie Duke by throwing a more successful pre-party and silent auction for attendees of Cirque du Soleil's Wintuk.

The victory came after Rivers after a heated exchange during which she likened Duke to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and compared her associates to the Mafia.

"I get so emotional but I didn't want to get in the gutter," Rivers later told E! Online afterward. "I think I got close to it...I pulled it out of the gutter very fast."

That's right; you stay classy, Joan.

Check out video of Mary Rambin interviewing Rivers and other Celebrity Apprentice contestants during the season finale party below:

Have your say in the comments section: Did Joan Rivers deserve to win Celebrity Apprentice?

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  • Someone
    Someone

    Well, just like in the real world, Jews are scumbags and they always win through unethical ways & connections not qualifications or performance. They always try to present themselves and appear as victims, while they are the real oppressors. Joan Rivers, do you have the nerves to talk about good vs. evil?? Look at what Israel is doing to Palestinians??? It is clear that evil wins because it is Jewish!! And to stupid, hypocrite and repulsive Donald Trump I say; you couldn't be fair and upset some top Jewish connections of yours isn't it? Well, after watching this unfair episode of CA I say to you: Donald Trump, you and your program are both fired from my life!!!

  • Drew
    Drew

    Waaah waah wah. Joan won good for, her Annie Duke was an egomaniac, just because she has a bunch of rich poker friends to throw all kinds of cash around does not mean she should have won.

  • Enea Porter
    Enea Porter

    Annie Duke IS a Bitch Shes Full Of HerSelF thaTs WhY She DIdNt Won...I did this I did that come on..u had some teammates...AholE ....

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra

    "... beating out poker pro Annie Duke by throwing a more successful pre-party and silent auction..." If you consider raising only a third of the amount of money that Annie did then yea I guess you could call it "successful." This show is a sham and to reward Joan for the behavior she exhibited throughout the entire course of the apprentice is a travesty. Annie should have not even showed up to the finale because the fix was in. However, Annie is not a quitter, unlike Joan, and she carried herself with a level of class few of us could hope to achieve as Joan repeatedly interrupted her while Donald allowed it to go on.What's even worse is that a relative of Donald's is actually on the board of Joan's charity. I understand what happened but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I will never again support anything that has to do with Donald Trump, Joan, and Melissa Rivers. You might also add that Joan's new television show is produced by Mark Burnett Productions, the same producer of Celebrity Apprentice. Don't think the fix wasn't in with the Kodak executive. It's all about publicity however you can get it. Talk about whore pit vipers....sounds like the comb-over himself.

  • PC14
    PC14

    I'm sure the Kodak exec hated the trannys in the same room as the Kodak brand. In a real, fair competition, Trump would have asked Rivers what the hell she was thinking going that route. Kodak is an All American brand and there is no way they would ever associate themselves with a bunch of perverts. Annie has the last laugh. She knows she won. Rivers is so old and worn out she would have trouble finding her own Easter eggs after hiding them. Put that fag hag out to pasture---she's overdue.

  • Donna
    Donna

    I too am appauled at the horrific behavior of Joan & her daughter. She should be sued and shame on Trump for allowing them. How dare he not give Annie Duke the RESPECT she deserved. I will never support a thing that Joan Rivers does again. Her insults should be addressed properly by the Trump organization and and the station that supports the show. I am not surprised that Trump has not addressed this issue!

  • Carlos
    Carlos

    Who are you sick wastelings that even bother to watch or listen to foul-mouthed would-be entertainers like joan Rivers ? What a waste of wrinkled skin !!!

  • jojax
    jojax

    Joan is jew trash.

  • DMc
    DMc

    I am VERY happy that Joan Rivers won! I could not stand Annie Duke...she is white trash! Very self centered, mean, coniving, and disgusting! I was very very happy in the end when The Don fired her butt! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I'm just glad I don't have to look at her anymore! Way to go Joan.

  • diane
    diane

    If spewing slander was the criteria - Joan won If interrupting was the criteria - Joan won If having a toilet tongue was the criteria-Joan won If twisting truths was the criteria - Joan won Do you think Joan really goes door to door delivering for her charity- I bet not. That was the last show of the Apprentice I will ever watch and the last of anything to do with the Rivers clones.

  • Riley
    Riley

    Let's look at the fact that you apparently watch it too so relax with the "you all's."

  • noah
    noah

    Let's forget about the fact that you all are obsessing over a sh*tty television show (that peaked in 2005) for just one minute... and look at the RIDICULOUS fake tan The Donald sprayed all over his face. He looks like a giant Oompa Loompa!

  • Darnell
    Darnell

    Show was rigged. Trump fires one person for "volunteering for execution," another for not wanting to be there, but Joan Rivers actually walks off the show and is allowed to return and become the Celebrity Apprentice. It was all about the conflict between Annie and Joan - as they say, good television. While Joan's energy has to be commended, Annie clearly won.

  • Maximus
    Maximus

    Trump just jumped the shark! The Apprentice will last a little longer then the fraud will be over. Joan Rivers is, was and has always been a classless bitch! Did anyone else notice the body language of the guest who "supported" Rivers? They appeared to be lying, Hmmm?

  • pleasepeople
    pleasepeople

    People, please...the "celebrity experience/presence" part of the last challenge was not just about the NUMBER of celebrities that attended the auction...it was about how recognizable they were. What good does it do to have a dozen top poker players in the room if most people don't know who they are? Ivanka clearly stated that while Annie had celebrities, they felt that Joan's were more recognizable.

  • Gambit
    Gambit

    What a set-up from the very end. Annie had no chance, despite beating Joan at every turn. I think Joan is really an egomaniac who could not fathom that Annie was besting her at every turn. Annie out raised Joan 4-1; Joan has a better entry into the "Celebrity Experience" and won? Who had more celebs there - Annie! Mr. Trump - you're wimp. Poor decision to pick Joan. And Joan needs to get professional help - she's obviously mentally ill if she thinks all professional gamblers are mafia and Annie is as bad as Hitler!

  • Jane
    Jane

    Annie was out for one thing--Annie. I did this, I can do this, etc. Me, me, me! No one likes a know it all, unless they are the same way, of course. She DID say things about Joan, and as for the designer quitting, he knew he wasn't up to the job. She never said anything to insult him, just wanted hime to DO something when dragging his feet. They didn't have forever to get it done, you know. And she said she wanted to get someone else to work with him, obviously he threw the little hissy fit, not her and was the quitter. Annie was clearly using everyone and had two faces so she could kiss herself all the time. No one thought more of her than HER. THAT is disgusting. If someone ticks you off, say something back to their face, (like Joan did) and not slither around tattling behind their backs.

  • southcod
    southcod

    I think Annie was by far the winner on Celebrity Apprentice. I think Joan and Melissa's meltdowns were trashy.. and I can't believe her and her daughter got away with all their nasty comments and meltdowns. I was definitely disappointed in the outcome and will not be watching this program anymore.... what a let down. Annie is clearly the winner.... Annie was the winner in my book...

  • Ridiculous
    Ridiculous

    Letting Joan Rivers win was totally disgusting. Her behavior was inexcusable throughout the entire comptetion. I am sooooooo dissapointed in Trump for doing this he has finally gone soft. He had a chance to do the right thing and go against the grain and surprise everyone by giving the win to the person that deserved it and earned it. Joan Rivers was rewarded for being a no-class loose cannon.

  • Lou
    Lou

    Have always enjoyed the "apprentice". Knew what was going to happen from day one this season. JR's behavior and verbal abuse was so uncalled for. Expected more from DT. Now that is out in the open how unfair DT is, it is no longer worth watching next season. Now is the time to see what's on the other stations. Expected so much more from you Mr. Trump.

  • yup
    yup

    I love Joan. She is the most strong, straight forward 75 years old woman. I can't stand looking at Annie, I did not like her from the begining. She always talk about herself, she did this and she did that, very self centered. Donald made the right decision to pick Joan than picked Annie. Nobody like Annie, who will like to work with her. She will only got herself a promotion. Well done Donald. Go Joan, we love you.

  • Gurrl
    Gurrl

    What show were most of you watching? Annie Duke is ruthless, and the kind of boss anyone would hate. Celebrity Apprentice was about finding the best leader. A good leader doesn't steamroll over her team. It should tell you something that out of everyone Trump asked, only Jesse James thought Annie should win. The rest picked Joan. If you can't inspire loyalty among people who work with and for you, you're a bad leader! If you like Annie so much, try working for someone like her!

  • David
    David

    Joan rivers should be sued for her hate speech. As a Jew, I am offended at her "Hitler" remarks and think that it qualifies as hate speech...

  • Riley
    Riley

    First of all, people like Lisa Ann are scary in that they actually believe Annie would go through the trouble of visiting message boards all over the internet just to proclaim her as the winner. ARE YOU PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR F'ING MIND!?! The truth is that most people are smart enough to realize that Annie should have one in a landslide but that she instead had it stolen from her. Also, for people to say that Annie was talking smack "off camera" is the biggest cop out of all times. The show lives for ratings as evident by the rigged ending. If Annie were to say anything it would surely show up on screen. The truth is that Joan and Melissa were so psychotic that they couldn't avoid airing their childish behavior because it must have happened so often. The way Donald let Joan interrupt everyone at will should let you know that he was clearly playing favorites. I know the show doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things but it just doesn't sit right with me when someone, Annie in this case, gets cheated so blatantly.

  • Linette
    Linette

    EVERYONE said Joan should win...it was so obvious. The number 1 and 2 from last season, the peers except for one surly Jessie James, the sponsors, and most importantly, Donnie Trump. I love you, Trump. That was a clinic by Mrs. Rivers and the excited look on Annie's face when Trump was talking at the end and she thought he was going to pick her was just hilarious...especially after he said "annie, you're fired!" lol. Loved it. I can't wait for next season.

  • JOE
    JOE

    Joan played her hand... and WON!!!!

  • k
    k

    Annie Duke won the show throughout the season. Trump's ex-sister-in-law runs Joan's charity which is why Joan won. Annie Duke was a consistent winner throughout the show. THE SHOW WAS FIXED. TRUMP AND NBC SHOULD BE ASHAMED !!!!!!!! I agree!!!! TOTALLY! JOAN treated Annie Aweful and she lied like crazy. Donald should of brought that out. He probably has the hots for JOAN. I think Annie should of won.

  • Lisa Ann
    Lisa Ann

    LOVED the show and the season. Joan Rivers kicked the living snot out of that 2 faced Duke. Dominated Duke in the finale when all the chips were in and it all counted by winning 4 out of the 5 criteria for the win. But what I love the most is that Joan got into the head of Duke so much, Duke became absolutely obsessed with Joan. Constantly talking about Joan, calling her every name in the book...nonstop. Even Tom Green noticed how much Joan got under her skin and into her head. Joan played Duke like a fiddle. Duke was the puppet and Joan was the puppet master. And now Duke is still having nightmares and is left roaming the internet for any message board where she can assume a bunch of different names and say how awful Donald Trump is and how she's never going to watch the show again. hahaha. It's really pathetic. Duke is the most narcissistic person I've ever seen and I'm glad Joan played her.

  • D_Blackwell
    D_Blackwell

    Fixed. Annie crushed Joan. More class and raised truckloads more money all the way through. Rivers is simply mean and spiteful, while Duke is a cool professional.

  • Woodster
    Woodster

    I was appalled that Joan Rivers sat there and lied through her teeth about the designers quitting. We all saw it with our own two eyes Joan caused them to pull out and poor Annie had to sit there while that lying big mouth went up one side of her and down the other. Trump, if this is anyway you run your business then I am really surprised you are as successful as you are.

  • Suzie
    Suzie

    Yes it was rigged. Originally they were to be graded on six tasks. One being who had the better auction items, Annie won that one. However, it was edited out of the finale. The NBC local station in NYC was already having commercials for their next day's morning news show at 10:30m stating the winner, Joan Rivers would be on.

  • brian
    brian

    The media reports/ project The Rivers team attitudes and nasty tactics like labeling Annie Duke as white trash, Hitler, whor...and manipulative. I feel sorry for Annie Duke children that have hear the River's team insults but without cameras.The Show is a disappointing: teach children, teenagers and adults that labeling people and covering-up as "comedy" is fine. Annie Duke is a well educated woman, see Wikipedia and you will be surprise! Annie spent so much time talking bad about Joan Rivers off camera. This is why you didn't see it on The Apprentice. Annie, however, wasn't picky about who she did the back stabbing too. This is why we know she made many horrible remarks about Joan. They both made comments. (Annie said she understands why Joan's husband commited suicide - that is UGLY) Both made comments, both played the game very well. But Joan took it at the end. She commanded the board room, put Annie in her place more than once, and won the final challenge. Winning the final challenge is the most important thing. All the other challenges just get you to the finals. Annie couldn't close the deal as strong as Joan, she depended too heavily on money.

  • Jesse
    Jesse

    Annie won the contest it was clear, she raised more money, intergrated her charity better, and had more celebrities at her auction then Joan. I know Donald gave this third criteria to Joan, but the video does not lie, when you compare who was at eachs event. Joan Rivers is a old hag, and her actions told Annie was shameful. Its too bad for Joan that you can't pay for a surgery that would give her a good attitude.

  • Riley
    Riley

    Adrien, she actually looks pretty BAD considering all the money she has spent on plastic surgery. Also, I hate the argument that "she has energy" which not only you made but numerous people last night did. I respect that she does but that has nothing to do with the competition. A lot of old people are active. The point was to raise money for charity and nobody did that better than Annie. One last thing that bothers me beyond belief is how everyone says that Joan sticking up for Melissa was great when she was throwing a hissy fit. First of all Melissa sucks. But more importantly, if Annie got to bring one of her four kids on the show I'm sure she would have stuck up for them too. However, she wasn't given that unfair luxury.

  • JP
    JP

    I respect Joan Rivers and admire her tenacity.

  • Adrien
    Adrien

    Why call Joan an old hag. She looks pretty good to me for her age. Also, her energy level is quite appealing. when the baby-boomers reach 76 they will redefine the word "old."

  • pat
    pat

    Annie Duke didn't have a chance, the whole show was rigged. JR was horribly rude,, and why on earth was JR allowed to call Annie a liar when she said the Event Planner told her she refused to work with Annie because of JR!! Joan, you are ruthless and rude, and you ARE white trash, not Annie.

  • Ramon
    Ramon

    Ramon, you are the biggest idiot of all times. Three out of four criteria, what does that even mean? One of the criteria was "celebrity" which by the ensemble of cast members the Donald put together is clearly something he is not good at judging (ie Khloe Kardashian, the deal or no deal girl, etc). When your judging system is as ambiguous and subjective as the one I witnessed last night then you have liberty to give it to whoever you want - which he did by stealing it from Annie. Annie did everything they asked of her and beyond. When you win all of your challenges, dominate as project manager, have to take on a mother/daughter alliance, and still bring in the most money by a landslide (even eclipsing douche Piers by $100,000) and still don't win then it is obvious the fix is in. WHAT A SHAM! lol. as JR would say "SOUR GRAPES, darling"

  • monty
    monty

    What a fix ! I will never watch or go to any place that has anything to do with Donald Chump or those nasty Rivers hags.Talk about perpetuating a stereotype !

  • monty
    monty

    What a fix! I will never watch or go to any place that has any thing to do with Donald Chump.Those Rivers broads are disgusting!

  • Pop Warner
    Pop Warner

    Just like the real world. It's not how you perform, it's who you know.

  • Riley
    Riley

    Ramon, you are the biggest idiot of all times. Three out of four criteria, what does that even mean? One of the criteria was "celebrity" which by the ensemble of cast members the Donald put together is clearly something he is not good at judging (ie Khloe Kardashian, the deal or no deal girl, etc). When your judging system is as ambiguous and subjective as the one I witnessed last night then you have liberty to give it to whoever you want - which he did by stealing it from Annie. Annie did everything they asked of her and beyond. When you win all of your challenges, dominate as project manager, have to take on a mother/daughter alliance, and still bring in the most money by a landslide (even eclipsing douche Piers by $100,000) and still don't win then it is obvious the fix is in. WHAT A SHAM!

  • ramon
    ramon

    Joan Rivers totally deserved to win. Anne Duke is not even half as talented as JR and lost on 3 of the 4 criterion. Most guests were pro Joan, even Piers Morgan! Don't we in our lives say mean things to people? In almost 99% of the cases we dont mean such things. And before everyone forgets, had it not been for JR, Celebrity Apprentice would not even have been worth watching.

  • dish
    dish

    Donald and OLD HAG SHOP together. As much money as Joan and Melissa had together that is all they could raised how stupid. Joan is just and unhappy old hag and so is her daughter two bitchs together I gues if you screw the daughter you be sure to get the old hag with you toooooo.

  • John B
    John B

    Trump just Trumped the $64000 Question

  • jenny
    jenny

    Classy?....has the meaning of the word changed?....Joan Rivers' behavior was shameful. Far from being classy.

  • Kupee
    Kupee

    I think it is redundant for those of you who say that Meliss is where she is because of her mother. Well, so are the Trump children where they are because of their parents. Isn't that what we parents "strive" to do? Take care of our children? Duh!!

  • Riley
    Riley

    "... beating out poker pro Annie Duke by throwing a more successful pre-party and silent auction..." If you consider raising only a third of the amount of money that Annie did then yea I guess you could call it "successful." This show is a sham and to reward Joan for the behavior she exhibited throughout the entire course of the apprentice is a travesty. Annie should have not even showed up to the finale because the fix was in. However, Annie is not a quitter, unlike Joan, and she carried herself with a level of class few of us could hope to achieve as Joan repeatedly interrupted her while Donald allowed it to go on. What's even worse is that a relative of Donald's is actually on the board of Joan's charity. I understand what happened but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I will never again support anything that has to do with Donald Trump, Joan, and Melissa Rivers.

  • V Day
    V Day

    I liked that Joan won----I thought Annie was talented but very self centered. Everything was about her. I do not care for Malissa however. She is only where she is because her mother is a survivor and a great talent. I liked everyone on this edition of the show.

  • fed up with apprentice
    fed up with apprentice

    Joan and Melissa discust me! Annie played the game with way more class and she out performed the plastic face female and her no talent daughter from day one. Donald should be ashamed of the way he let the nasty rivers girls pile on Annie all season and not allow Annie to ever tell her side, Kudos to you Annie. You showed class in your game. Joan should be sued for the things she called you. Melissa...you have no talent and would never make it without your Mom....who although is a witch....she has talent.

  • Isabel
    Isabel

    The media reports/ project The Rivers team attitudes and nasty tactics like labeling Annie Duke as white trash, Hitler, whor...and manipulative. I feel sorry for Annie Duke children that have hear the River's team insults but without cameras. The Show is a disappointing: teach children, teenagers and adults that labeling people and covering-up as "comedy" is fine. Annie Duke is a well educated woman, see Wikipedia and you will be surprise!

  • shelbyzstone
    shelbyzstone

    Annie Duke won the show throughout the season. Trump's ex-sister-in-law runs Joan's charity which is why Joan won. Annie Duke was a consistent winner throughout the show. THE SHOW WAS FIXED. TRUMP AND NBC SHOULD BE ASHAMED !!!!!!!!

  • cody krake
    cody krake

    The show was totally rigged. Annie Duke Won it fair and square

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