Arsenio Hall Wins Celebrity Apprentice!

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Broadcasting live from New York City's Museum of Natural History last night, Donald Trump announced the newest winner of Celebrity Apprentice.

That man is Arsenio Hall!

Clay Aiken and Arsenio faced off in one final challenge on Sunday, with the help of former Celebrity Apprentice competitors. They were given the task of putting together a variety show and throwing a party to benefit their respective charities.

Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken

The 56-year-old comedian was elated to win, putting his head down on the table then his hand to the sky. Clay hugged his competitor and friend.

Both men, and their charities, were the real winners last night, however.

Arsenio's team raised $167,000 for the Magic Johnson Foundation, and Clay's team pulled in a whopping $301,500 for the National Inclusion Project.

Arsenio's charity was also awarded an additional $250,000 from Trump.

"I've never been so torn," Trump said, announcing the winner. "This is a very, very tough decision. You're both amazing people. There is no loser tonight."

Are you glad Arsenio Hall won Celebrity Apprentice? Or did Clay or third-place finisher Aubrey O'Day deserve it? Sound off in the comments below.


I think the right choice was made. Put it like this. Clay waited until the last task to step up and a fire breathing dragon. Arsenio exhibited the same leadership style all the way through and as project manager he never lost a challenge. You cannot wait until the last challenge to put on your leadership hat. Aubrey's little snarky remark about Arsenio not being a man fell onto deaf ears...It is your immaturity that lost you this game ma'am. It is obvious that you are salty about that fact. That little stank attitude, and that blame game you play is what got you fired by Diddy and by Donald Trump. Learn from your mistakes dear or you will continue being fired.


Clay not winning shows again, Trumps true colors. There was no way in hell that he would let a homosexual be announced a winner & especially not by him. I lost respect for Trump a while ago and he constantly gives me reason to applauded my decision. Stop supporting this man and he might go away!


Hahaha @ big daddy "big daddy May 21st, 2012 7:40 PM I dont get the love for Clay...right from the start he was in my bottom half" - I don't think Id phrase it that way -


What a jerk he has turned into!


I have watched all 5 seasons of celebrity apprentice and I cannot believe Mr. Trump chose Arsenio Hall. Clay was smarter, classier, stronger player, and raised more money. Even my 12 year old daughter said "it just doesn't make sense, Mr. Trump is playing favorites for some reason." I definitely think he has a hidden agenda with this choice!! Sorry Mr. Trump, but now that the viewers know you are not a fair man, I give you two more seasons until we say "you're fired!"


Arsenio won because Trump was proving a point. Audrey and Lisa don't run nothing. And ah I really have a few other chosen words, but I'll hold back. Audrey and Lisa were rude and totally disrespectful.
I like both Arsenio and Clay and welcomed the win to either.


Clay totally won. Not sure what Trump is thinking. Clay was so much better all season and his final task was awesome!!!


Arsenio did very little creatively on any of the tasks, and he did not show leadership. Clay was robbed! What was Trump smoking before he named Arsenio? Yes, my guess NBC wants to give Arsenio a show, and for Trump to stay on the air with The Celebrity Apprentice, which has slipping ratings, Trump was forced to pick Hall. BTW, I'm not a Clay fan, and I like Arsenio a lot, but Clay was clearly the model of a leader and a much better fundraiser, which makes him the clear winner.


Boy-O-Boy, What a HOLD-UP!!!! It clearly showed that Clay was a leader,He didn't let one thing go pass him with out a "OK" now that's a leader.Who would you want to rise money for YOU? NR. Trump "YOU were the loser last night--- BIG TIME---. charlie


I really thought that Clay brought it. He, to me, was the clear winner. His entertainment was much better than Arsenio's. Not to say that I don't like Arsenio but I thought that Clay was a better leader. Aubrey should take a long look at herself. She is so self absorbed that it is pathetic and will do almost anything for attention. I am glad that both men made so much money for their respective charities but the fact remains that Clay earned the most and that should have made him the winner.