July 22, 2008
: LOS ANGELES – (AP) Reality TV villain Omarosa sparred with talk show host Wendy Williams on Monday in a spat that at one point turned physical.
She appeared on Fox’s “The Wendy Williams Show” to promote her upcoming book but instead spent more time trading insults with the radio personality-turned-talk show host.
“I wanted to throw her off the set,” Williams later told The Associated Press.
The altercation started when Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth first walked onto the daytime talk show and said she was displeased with Williams’ introduction of her and would not be disrespected. Things got uglier when Williams grabbed Omarosa’s book cover to hold it up to the camera, and Omarosa snatched it back out of Williams’ hand.
“Omarosa wished her career was my career,” Williams told the AP. “Omarosa is a delusional, D-list, pathetic woman.”
The yanking gave way to Omarosa attacking Williams’ appearance, asking the talk show host whether she had had a nose job and suggesting she shouldn’t wear wigs.
But Williams didn’t stay silent throughout the heated interview. She called Omarosa “a typical angry black woman” and suggested cosmetic injections could fix her wrinkles.
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“I have no reason to invite Omarosa back to the show,” said Williams. “That’s done. She had her moment.”
Omarosa was a contestant on the first “Apprentice” with Donald Trump in 2004. Her domineering personality quickly earned her enemies among fellow contestants and TV viewers.
An after-hours telephone message and e-mail to Omarosa’s publicist were not immediately returned Monday.