Kate Gosselin Blames Kenya Moore’s Drama” for Celebrity Apprentice Exit

Kate Gosselin on Celebrity Apprentice
Kate Gosselin was fired from Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, and blamed Kenya Moore's "girl drama" for her exit. Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

On Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice, Kenya Moore's claws have officially come out, and Kate Gosselin claimed to be an unfortunate casualty of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star's "girl drama."

Assuming the role of project manager to lead her team Vortex (Geraldo Rivera, Moore and Vivica A. Fox) during a task to promote Trump National Doral Miami resort and its amenities through an interactive experience, Gosselin quickly found herself in over her head when she paired Moore and Fox up to go shopping for supplies.

"There was some struggles between Kenya and Vivica overall," the reality veteran, 39, recounted to Mr. Trump during her boardroom session after their team lost. Referring to Moore's incessant, petty texting and complaining to Gosselin during her shopping trip, the project manager and mom of eight chalked up her team's troubles to "girl drama."

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Kenya Moore, Kate Goseelin, Geraldo Rivera, and Vivica A Fox on "Celebrity Apprentice" Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

Moore refused to let Gosselin and Fox throw her under the bus in the boardroom. "I was concerned with the time management. I was concerned with how much time we were spending and Vivica didn't want to follow my directive," Moore said. "I wanted to make sure I was communicating with Kate . . . she needed to have support from her team. I'm a team player. You don't become Miss USA without being a team player."

As Moore, 44, Fox, and Gosselin’s bickering reached its boiling point, team Vortex's lone male Rivera took a backseat in the tense boardroom. "It's a good thing I have a beautiful wife and three strong daughters that prepared me for this!" he joked to Trump.

In the end, Gosselin's project management skills were called into question when judge Eric Trump said their experience lacked luxury and wasn't interactive. When Gosselin advocated to keep Fox – her team's strongest player – Moore got especially defensive. "This noise gets in the way of work," Gosselin said as Moore tried to save herself by buttering up Trump and calling his family "the first family of America."

Summed up Gosselin: "Our team would be better able to operate in a positive way if we did not have Kenya."

Trump's verdict: Gosselin, as the project manager, needed to go. "Trump National Doral is very high-end and it didn't have a luxury feel," Trump told Gosselin. "Kate, you have a very difficult team to handle, dealing with Kenya and Vivica especially, and Kate, I think it's your time."

The single mother of eight was clearly blindsided by her elimination. "I gave my all for my team and I'm sitting here. It just doesn’t add up." Watch a clip of Keshia Knight Pulliam's controversial firing from the show.

Tell Us: Did Kate Gosselin deserve to be fired over Kenya Moore?

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