Celebrity Apprentice #PhoneGate has not died down on the Internet. This site seems to have become the last safe (sort of) refuge for those who for whatever reasons do not think Kenya sent out the nasty tweets about menopause and Vivica Fox. Kenya is taking a pretty big drumming for #PhoneGate and I personally think it is because Kenya’s fans wish she would have just owned her evil. A simple “It is a very cutthroat game. I used everything I could to insure I made it to the end to play for my charity.” or “after days of very long hours and very little sleep I impulsively sent a tweet on Vivica’s phone to make light of her lack of usefulness on the Hawaiian King task. I certainly meant no offense to all the hormonal women in the world. And am sorry to all those I insulted.” Something. Anything that didn’t fly in the face of logic to the degree of ” I didn’t do anything” does. But she didn’t. That is why the comments here are imploding with debate.
So yesterday she was supposed to do a Q & A on the Celebrity Apprentice Facebook page and hoards of angry menopausal women descended with their claws out. It was not pretty. Today TMZ rolled another story on #PhoneGate including a video of Vivica Fox saying she knows beyond a doubt that Kenya stole her phone and providing her makeup artist as a “witness.” To be clear it didn’t appear he actually “witnessed” anything.
There are ambitious divas in the news business, but in my experience we don’t steal each other’s microphones to prevent our rivals from broadcasting. Something like that happened last night on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’.
As I took the pictures of New Yorker’s ogling the women’s backsides, Kenya and our teammate the veteran actor Vivica A. Fox strutted through various poses. It did not go smoothly. There had been enormous friction between the pair from the very beginning of the season and this project was no different.
To make a long story short, Vivica was distracted during the production because her cell phone was missing and she feared stolen. After we lost the challenge, ‘King’s Hawaiian’ easily picking the other team’s traditional approach over our big bun angle, Kenya and Vivica started pointing fingers at each other as being responsible. At one point, Kenya charged that Viveca was struggling with personal issues as evidenced by Vivica’s salacious tweets about going through menopause and being 50 years old.
Vivica essentially said, “Wait a minute, I never tweeted about any such thing.” To make a long story short, it turned out that Kenya had either stolen or caused to be stolen Vivica’s phone. And then wrote the self-damning tweets. Busted on the air, Kenya was shameless and avoided either accepting responsibility or admitting culpability. Mr. Trump fired her on the spot, but it was a breath-taking display of the ruthless nature of this game. I survived the loss, our fifth in a row because the cat fight didn’t scratch this old dog.