March 19th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
Tia, you’re fired!
And so it went on Sunday night, when actress and singer Tia Carrere became Donald Trump’s latest victim on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
The Grammy winner was given the ax after she took responsibility for the women’s latest team loss.
She had gone head-to-head with the men’s team project manager, Lou Ferrigno, whose team accurately predicted that they'd "mop the floor" with her, in reference to their task: creating a viral video for a new floor mop by O-Cedar.
But in the end, Carrere faced the fire with fellow team members Aubrey O’Day and the task’s creative director Lisa Lampanelli - where she got burned.
“You should fire Tia because she's project manager,” suggested O’Day.
"[Tia] has 20-something years of experience on me," she continued. "I'm overshadowing her at 27…That's a problem."
Ultimately, Carrere would agree.
"Unfortunately I know as project manager, my head is on the chopping block," she told Trump.
But the confession did not keep the star from trying to take the other ladies down with her.
"[But] if I throw myself on the knife, as it were, take one for the team … because I was the clearing house for info, I was the final say, I approved everything and I was the task leader - if I do that, will you fire another person on the team as well?" she asked Trump.
Trump said no, and so the singer owned up. The Latin beauty hugged the other women goodbye but threw barbs at them and the others during the taxi ride home.
"I'm happy to leave now with my head held high," she said. "The game is getting to a place where people are getting ugly and cruel with each other, and I don't want to be a part of that."
"I just hope they can sleep at night," she quipped.
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