Arsenio Hall Bests Clay Aiken on Celebrity Apprentice: Twitter Reacts


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Arsenio Hall, the 56 year-old comedian and former 90's talk show host, has beaten "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken on this season's installment of "Celebrity Apprentice". Aiken, who was hoping to cast off the annoying, ever-present "second best" title by claiming the top spot, ultimately had his hopes and dreams for such a reality destroyed with the utterance of one famous sentence: "You're fired."

"Arsenio worked hard and he did a great job and that's why he won," controversial host Donald Trump explained after the finale. The show played out in front of a live studio audience, which included Aiken's own mother.

"My mother's here tonight and she's already sat through me losing once," the "American Idol" runner-up said before the decision was handed down. "I feel like the last task was a comprehensive exam that we excelled at."

Unfortunately for Aiken, it was Hall who came out on top of the game. In addition to the money he raised during the charity-driven variety show the contestants were charged with staging, Hall will receive an additional $250,000 for The Magic Johnson Foundation.

"I want to be No. 1. We've heard about Idol many times," Hall said, "but when I was battling Johnny Carson [in the TV ratings] I was No. 2, when I entered a magic contest as a kid I was No. 2. I need to be No. 1!"

Naturally, not everyone thought that Hall should have won "Celebrity Apprentice", may of whom are devoted Claymates. You can have a look at some Twitter reactions to the show's finale by investigating the posts you see nestled below

Loving the Celebrity Apprentice finale! May the best power-bottom win!!
11 hours ago via WhoSay · powered by @socialditto
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Donald Trump picked the wrong winner on Celebrity Apprentice last night. It should have been Clay Aiken.
5 hours ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto
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Congrats to my good friend @ArsenioOFFICIAL for winning " NBC Celebrity Apprentice"! Next up, its time to bring u back to Late night TV!
10 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto
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Arsenio Hall won Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice on behalf of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Congrats to him. That's awesome!
8 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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"Celebrity Apprentice" is Trumped up. Arsenio Hall will "win" so Trump can claim he's no longer a racist.
21 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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Hopefully, winning the Celebrity Apprentice will be exactly what Arsenio needs to start making Chunky A albums again.
20 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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So who watched the #CelebrityApprentice finale last night? Am I the only one who thinks Trump chose the wrong Celebrity Apprentice?
33 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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Congrats to Arsenio Hall for winning Celebrity Apprentice. A smart, down-to-earth and warm person, with a big heart. A true champion.
47 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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Am I the only one finding this Daily News headline funny? "‘Celebrity Apprentice’ final recap: Arsenio Hall tops Clay Aiken"
30 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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