On NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, Star Jones and Lisa Rinna were enemies from the getgo. But it seems as if once the cameras stopped filming the hit celebreality competition series, things got uglier.
The Celebrity Apprentice contestants butted heads during the first two episodes, culminating in this week's elimination of Rinna from the competition after she was appointed project manager on a children's book task. Rinna got the dreaded "You're fired!" from Donald Trump after she lost the task and then threw her team under the proverbial bus.
Rinna singled out the former View host, accusing Jones of trying to take full credit for writing the book. But, behind-the-scenes things got a bit worse. Jones claims she has been targeted by Rinna's "foul" tweets and emails. Apparently they were so nasty that Jones has drummed up a team of lawyers.
Jones claims that she's been constantly bad-mouthed by Rinna since the show wrapped. The Celebrity Apprentice began taping in the fall of 2010. All of the episodes, except the live finale, have been shot. To back up her claim, Jones has gathered a series of tweets dating back months and a collection of emails from Rinna and turned them in to NBC's legal department. Jones claims she is being "harassed."
Rinna has yet to comment. But, she has since deleted the offending tweets, including some of Rinna posing with monster masks that feature captions like "Great picture of me and Star Jones!!!" Thankfully, even though Rinna has removed them, many have been archived online.
Jones says such attacks are "evidence of [Rinna's] instability." She also has lawyers from The Trump Organization and from Mark Burnett Productions involved in her fight to quiet Rinna.