Omarosa Manigault is ripping her old boss Donald Trump ... saying he's talking out of his ass when he blames President Obama for the Ferguson riots -- and Trump has no clue what's really happening there.
Omarosa -- a veteran of 3 seasons of "The Apprentice" -- tells TMZ Trump is entitled to his opinion ... but claims he's making up facts when he says Obama's weak leadership is responsible for America's racial divide.
Trump tweeted ... Obama has "no control (or respect) over the African-American community" -- and blamed him for blacks doing "so poorly" under his presidency.
Omarosa tells us ... she thinks Trump is full of BS, and claims she personally spent time in Ferguson working alongside White House personnel sent by the President to deal with the crisis.
She also says Trump is the one who's making things worse because -- "With tensions high in our community we don't need more divisiveness! And the Obama bashing is getting a bit redundant."
So much for that 4th go-round on 'Apprentice.'
I've Got a GREAT Joan Rivers Story
9/4/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers made one hell of an impression on her former "Celebrity Apprentice" co-star Herschel Walker ... who just told us a story about Joan that's pretty awesome.
First off, Walker says Rivers was one of the nicest people he'd ever met -- and says he's "very depressed" after learning about her passing.
"I didn’t know much about Joan before 'Apprentice' besides the fact she's a comedian -- but she’s much more than that. She taught me a lot. She's an amazing person."
Now for the story ... Walker says," After 'Celebrity Apprentice,' she asked for my mom’s address. Then, she sent my mom a letter saying how I was such a nice man and sent her a charm necklace by the Joan Rivers collection."
How cool is that?!
"So, unexpected and kind of her," Walker tells us.
I Should Be the First Black Bachelor!
4/7/2014 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Terrell Owens says he's ready to do "bigger and better things with his life" -- and step one is becoming first black "Bachelor" so he can score his "special someone."
Owens was doing a video session on "Hang w/" alongside “Celebrity Apprentice” co-stars Ian Ziering and Lorenzo Lamas ... who both suggested T.O. could be the perfect man for the ABC show.
"You heard that? From two white guys! I should be 'The Bachelor!' Holla back!"
Ya gotta watch Terrell sell himself as a the ultimate catch -- "I'm a guy of good taste, quality ... I've had my share of women, so to speak."
One of those women is Rachel Snider -- who's currently in a nasty divorce with T.O. after a Kardashian-esque two week marriage.
Still, Owens swears he's ready to commit to the right woman ... a woman he hopes to find on a show featuring people that crave attention even more than he does.
Why not give the man a shot? He can’t do any worse than Juan Pablo.
Trump Can't Afford Buffalo Bills Alone
Donald Fires Back HARD
4/5/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mark Cuban tells TMZ Sports he does NOT believe Donald Trump can afford to purchase the Buffalo Bills all by himself ... a statement that Trump says is DEAD WRONG.
Trump also says Cuban's a "lightweight whose net worth is a fraction of mine" ... and claims he has first-hand knowledge that Mark sucks at golf.
His response: "He cant afford them by himself. So it would be interesting to see what group he put together to buy them. It would make things interesting."
Donald, to put it lightly, disagreed ... and fired back hard at the insinuation his bank account couldn't handle the purchase.
"Mark Cuban is a lightweight whose net worth is a fraction of mine. He was rejected by baseball and probably plenty of others! By the way, I watched him play golf and he is a total non-athlete – zero clubhead speed. He lives vicariously through his basketball players."
Trump added, "By the way, the Dallas Mavericks deal is syndicated and his partners have been fighting him over poor management. While the Bills deal would be easily handled by me, if I chose to do it, almost all sports deals are syndicated."
Sounds like fightin' words to us.
I'll CONSIDER Buying the Buffalo Bills
4/1/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Buffalo Bills could have a new owner -- one Donald J. Trump -- who says he's been contacted about buying a piece of the team and will "take a look at it."
Trump was on WBEN radio in Buffalo, NY when they asked him about taking over the NFL team now that longtime owner Ralph Wilson has passed away.
"People have actually talked to me about the Bills. I mean, the group of people called me -- would I be interested in investing, and I'll take a look at it. I mean, I look at a lot of things. I'll take a look at it."
When asked if he would move the team out of Buffalo, Trump said ... "If it were me I'd keep the team in Buffalo. I think it's something that is really vital to the area. It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills."
I'm PUMPED About 'Apprentice'
... But I'm Still NFL-Ready
3/20/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Terrell Owens tells TMZ Sports he's "excited" about his shot to impress Donald Trump on "Celebrity Apprentice" -- but wants everyone to know he's still READY TO GO if an NFL team comes calling.
T.O. was in NYC yesterday getting ready to meet with producers -- when he told us the money he raises on the NBC show will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
But the 40-year-old says he still hasn't given up on playing pro football -- telling us he was "on the field" training earlier this week ... just in case.
Owens hasn't been with an NFL team since 2012, when he spent some time with the Seahawks -- but "Apprentice" has been know to jump start seemingly dead careers.
Think Owens has a shot at a comeback?
Geraldo, Kate, Brandi, Kenya and Keshia
Joining the Cast
3/14/2014 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Celebrity Apprentice" is still weeks away from announcing its latest contestants, but TMZ spies have come through again ... with a list of celebs who will be duking it out this season.
TMZ has learned Geraldo Rivera and former "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam are among the cast members for the upcoming season.
In addition, our spies say two "Real Housewives" -- Brandi Glanville from Bev Hills and Kenya Moore from Atlanta -- will also be doing the show.
Kate Gosselin's name has been rumored for a while now ... and TMZ can confirm she'll be trying to get on Donald Trump's good side as well.
"Celebrity Apprentice" is still a ratings force on Sunday nights and has helped re-launch the careers of Joan Rivers, Arsenio Hall, Trace Adkins and Piers Morgan.
Wait, maybe not that last one ...
I'M GONNA BE ON 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!!!
3/14/2014 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He's already been axed by the Cowboys, Eagles & Bengals .. but now Terrell Owens is gonna have a chance to be FIRED BY DONALD TRUMP ... 'cause he's gonna be on "Celebrity Apprentice," TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources tell us ... T.O. is all set to appear on the 14th Season of Trump's mega-hit show on NBC.
And it's not just for the paycheck, now that Owens is on board, he's got a HUGE opportunity to blow up his post-NFL career ... just like Joan Rivers, Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall who all enjoyed a serious resurgence of fame after appearing on the show, which is #1 on Sunday nights.
But Owens may not be the only jock on the show ... we're told tennis superstar Martina Navratilova is in talks with producers and really wants to do it ... but isn't a lock yet.
Stay tuned ...
Judge to Omarosa's Mom
Claudia Jordan's No Threat
7/8/2013 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Omarosa's mom got shut down in court -- a judge slammed the door on her attempt to get a restraining order against ex-"Celebrity Apprentice" star Claudia Jordan ... for now.
Theresa Manigault filed her request for the restraining order last week ... just a few days after she and Claudia got into the most ridiculous, and childish fight ever on the BET Awards red carpet.
TMZ broke the story ... Claudia claimed Omarosa's 65-year-old mother punched her in the arm -- while Omarosa claimed Claudia's the one who shoved her mom.
In her court filing, mama Manigault describes the incident this way: "She started to use profanity at me. As I was walking the carpet, she began to be physically aggressive" ... and used "her shoulder to try to knock me off balance."
Mortal combat, right?
Clearly, the judge didn't see any immediate threat because according to the documents ... Mom's request to keep Claudia 20 yards away was denied.
Omarosa's mother will get a chance to restate her case during a hearing on July 24.
'Celebrity Apprentice' Alum
Omarosa's Mom Just
7/1/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Celebrity Apprentice' alum Claudia Jordan says Omarosa's mother assaulted her moments ago at the BET Awards ... and claims she has filed a police report, TMZ has learned.
We're told the alleged attack went down at L.A. Live while Claudia was walking the red carpet.
Our sources at the awards show say, Claudia and Omarosa got into a heated verbal exchange -- after Omarosa allegedly called Claudia a "stupid b***h."
The verbal blows didn't stop ... so we're told when Omarosa's mom overheard it ... she walked by and punched Claudia in the arm. We're told event security then rushed in to break the women up and prevented the incident from escalating further.
Claudia then tweeted, "Wow, that awkward moment when you're assaulted on the red carpet."
But Omarosa tells TMZ ... Claudia started it by pushing her 65-year-old mother. And Omarosa says her mom filed her own police report for assault against Claudia. She says, “I am deeply saddened by Claudia Jordan actions at the BET Awards. After all that my family and I been through this year. She should show at least an ounce of decency and respect “
FYI -- Claudia and Omarosa were on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" together ... and have been known to bash each other in the media.
Specifically Omarosa claims Claudia took pics at Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral (Omarosa's former fiance) which pissed her off. Claudia, in turn, ripped Omarosa, saying she was using the funeral as a press opportunity.
Happy BET Awards everyone.
The Apprentice Is a DRAG!
5/20/2013 9:12 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
With a ratty blonde mohawk weave, enough drag makeup to make any 4 AM Hollywood Blvd. streetwalker jealous and some sort of loud Hawaiian print blazer, Dennis Rodman hit up "The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" finale in New York City on Sunday ... looking like the bastard love child of Rupaul and Tina Turner in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."
The 52-year-old former NBA star turned clown finally managed to do something worse than vacation with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
He is the United States embarrassador.
Trump Asked Me to Do
'Celeb Apprentice All-Stars'
8/2/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bret Michaels says he's considering a return to the world of reality TV ... because Donald Trump has asked him to compete on the upcoming, "Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars."
Bret's rep says the rocker is considering the gig, but has yet to officially commit.
As for rumors Bret will once again hunt for skeezers on another "Rock of Love" VH1 reality show now that he broke up with his fiancee ... Michaels' rep insists it's just not true.
"Anyone who knows Bret's family and knows him as a father and a friend would truly understand that he is hurting over the separation and the last thing he is thinking about is doing a dating show."
Backlash After Comic Hurls
Racial Slur at Dayana Mendoza
4/10/2012 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Celebrity Apprentice" star Dayana Mendoza is firing back at Lisa Lampanelli ... claiming Lisa insulted an "entire Hispanic culture" when she called the beauty queen a "sp*c" during a radio interview.
It all went down last month when Lampanelli appeared on Sirius XM and said, "I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it f**king soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
Now, Dayana is speaking out about the racial slur ... telling the Huffington Post, "I understand that it's Lisa's job to make fun of people for a living. If poking fun at me can help her sell tickets to her shows, no problem, I am happy to help her put food on her table. However, when she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself but degrading an entire Hispanic culture."
We reached out to Lisa for comment -- so far, no response.