'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Catch Up With Her

Cyndi Lauper, we miss you already. On Sunday night's (May 9) episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice," the wheels finally came off for the girl who just wants to have fun, and sadly, she was undone by the fact that she lacked boardroom savvy. In an absolutely interminable boardroom scene, Lauper went toe-to-toe-to-toe with Bret Michaels and Holly Robinson-Peete. As usual, Michaels played it cool (which ended up upsetting Donald Trump) while Robinson-Peete repeatedly threw Lauper under a bus. Lauper had been a thorn in Robinson-Peete's side for a long time, and apparently since Summer Sanders made her exit, things have been a little more intense (Holly even referred to Sanders as "my Cyndi whisperer" during the boardroom). Michaels waffled but ultimately said that he would fire Lauper, which spelled doom for her.

What was the vague challenge this week? The two teams had to design apartments, and some lizard-like guy judged their opulence. Honestly, these things are impossible to follow. However, it did give the viewing audience the rare opportunity to take a sneak peek into Trump's own apartment, which is as gaudy and absurd as you would imagine (and clearly designed by a set dresser from "Dallas" in 1983). Highlights were few and far between, though Sharon Osbourne suddenly decided that she cared about the game again and played extremely sharply (though calling the prop house to find out everything the other team had collected was both savvy and sort of cheating).

Back in the boardroom, Michaels stepped aside while Robinson-Peete and Lauper argued over who messed up worse. And while Bret's side-stepping got Trump hot under the collar, Cyndi ultimately slipped up and told the board that it was Holly who suggested that Lauper's room be painted red. Since Cyndi's "artistic vision" was her only asset (to offset her prickly personality), that spelled the end for her (but not before she called Robinson-Peete a "beeyotch" -- which actually demanded a subtitle). Bret tried to make nice on the way out, but Lauper made a dramatic exit and declared the show "like high school."

We're getting down to the nitty-gritty, as there will be three firings in next week's episode to decide the final two, who will go head-to-head in the finale in two weeks.

Were you sad to see Cyndi Lauper go? Is there any doubt that Bret Michaels and Sharon Osbourne will square off in the finals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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