Um can we say a mess and awkward? LOL.Keshia Knight Pulliam, a.k.a. Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show, has become the first contestant to be fired from Celebrity Apprentice — because she refused to ask alleged abuser Bill Cosby for help. She could have called her boyfriend V103 Atlanta radio personality, Big Tigger if anything else!On Sunday, Jan. 5th’s show (recorded prior to Cosby’s recent sex abuse allegations) Donald Trump told a disappointed Keshia Knight Pulliam she was to blame for her team’s lack of success during a charity task, because she refused to pull personal strings and contact the comedian to ask for a donation. Pulliam, who was project manager for the task, was trying to raise money for her own charity, Kamp Kizzy, by selling pies with her all-female team that included fellow contestants Kate Gosselin, Vivica A. Fox, Shawn Johnson, Bradi Glanville, Kenya Moore and Leeza Gibbons.
“I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don’t know how long,” she explained in the boardroom, when criticized for not reaching out to the star. “For me to pick up the phone having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event, I feel that’s not my place to do.”
Sidenote: I wonder what happened.
Donald was not hearing any of that! Donald Trump decided Pulliam’s refusal was her team’s fatal error. “You are an amazing person, but you were the project manager. You didn’t make one call that I really believe that if you’d called that gentleman he would have helped you, even if you hadn’t spoken to him in years,” he said.
“You were an amazing team with one of the most successful shows ever, so I think it would have been a good call to make for charity,” he added. “You have to take responsibility.”
Wow.. Is it how it really is in these streets?