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OTRC: Lisa Rinna 'fired' from 'Celebrity Apprentice' - good choice?

Lisa Rinna appears in a promotional photo for 'The Celebrity Apprentice' in 2011. (NBC)

Lisa Rinna was fired on Sunday's episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Rinna, 47, is the second person to be eliminated on the fourth season of Donald Trump's business-themed reality show. The former "Days of Our Lives" and "Melrose Place" actress was made the leader of her team for the episode and had lost a challenge to write a children's book after squabbling with contestants such as Star Jones.

"I was a bit 'heartless' last night ... but strategic for a long-term plan," Jones wrote on her Twitter page on Monday. "It wasn't personal...it was all business."

Former child star David Cassidy was the first star to be eliminated during the series premiere on March 6.

Contestant Hope Dworaczyk, a 26-year-old Playboy model, recently told OnTheRedCarpet.com that one of the "older ladies" in the cast was the meanest among her fellow contestants.

The remaining female cast members are Jones, 48, singer Dionne Warwick, 70, Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson, 54, supermodel Niki Taylor, 36, actress Marlee Matlin, 45 and NeNe Leakes of the reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," who is 42.

The remaining male contestants are actor Gary Busey, baseball star Jose Canseco, "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch and singers Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, and Mark McGrath and John Rich.

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