Former ET Correspondent Leeza Gibbons Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'


The battle in the boardroom came down to two TV stars.

The battle in the boardroom on the season 7 finale of Celebrity Apprentice came down to two TV personalities: Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera.

While Geraldo was a fierce competitor, Donald Trump ultimately crowned former Entertainment Tonight correspondent and co-host Leeza as the big winner.

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The final challenge was to put together an advertisement for Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter and have a viewing party to collect money and promote vacations. Leeza's team was working to raise money for Leeza's Care Connection, while Geraldo's group was working to collect funds for his charity Life's WORC.

Geraldo had some trouble with his team, with Lorenzo Lamas slamming the team leader, saying, "Geraldo's like a cold wind -- you kind of have to shelter yourself at first because it's snappy."

Leeza's team had less obstacles and was able to get $324,000 from the challenge, as well as a performance by Olivia Newton-John. Meanwhile Geraldo's team raised $146,000, making the challenge, as Trump pointed out, not even close.

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That being said, Geraldo raised overall $725,000 for his charity, while Leeza raised a total of $446,000.

Back in the boardroom, Leeza quipped before her big win, "I really think Geraldo should just concede right now. Because, if he doesn't, Ian [Ziering]'s going to have a meltdown, and we don't want that."

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