Kathie Lee And Hoda: Lisa Rinna On Celebrity Apprentice


Celebrity Apprentice: Lisa Rinna and Penn Jillette

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Lisa Rinna Celebrity Apprentice & Teachable Moments

Lisa Rinna talked with Kathie Lee and Hoda about her experience on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and how her life has been touched by breast cancer. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Despite raising the money for her charity, and being told by Donald Trump, “I think you’ve done an amazing job,” Lisa Rinna got the boot on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, loosing out to Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller. She stopped by the Today Show set to chat with Kathie Lee and Hod about her experience on the show.


“Penn is a great team player,” she conceded. “But on paper, I look good as a finalist.” Despite her loss to Penn, she revealed to Kathie Lee and Hoda, “I came back and I’m helping Penn.”

Lisa was surprised when they got along. “I would’ve never crossed paths with him otherwise…He’s one of my favorite people on the planet. He and I are complete opposites, and I have no idea how we connected.” Penn doesn’t seem like a natural fit for the petite, perky Rinna, but sometimes opposites attract.

This time on the show was better than the first for Lisa, who said the worst part of being on the show last time was the people she had to deal with. “I had such a bad time,” Lisa said. But Lisa’s young daughter told her that going back and fixing it for herself was a good idea. “She’s right,” Lisa said. She described going back to the show as a “teachable moment.”


Kathie Lee and Hoda: Lisa Rinna on Breast Cancer

Lisa was quick to applaud Angelina Jolie for her revelation about her breast cancer and double mastectomy. “Both my mother and my sister had breast cancer within six months of each other,” Rinna said. Both her mother and her sister had double mastectomies like Angelina Jolie did. Kathie Lee said, “Thank God there’s something you can do about it.” Adding to Kathie Lee and Hoda’s praise for Angelina, Rinna said, “I just wanted to say bravo to Angelina for coming out.”


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