Joan Rivers and Bret MichaelsWho'll win 'Celebrity Apprentice' -- Holly Robinson Peete or Bret Michaels? Oh, come on. If you ask Joan Rivers, you know she's going to tell the truth.

"How can Bret, after coming back from death, be fired?" asks Rivers, last season's winner, who interviewed the final four on last week's episode and who will be on hand for this week's (May 23) live finale. She is, of course, referring to rocker Michaels' miraculous recovery from a brain hemorrhage just a month ago.

"I don't know if it hadn't happened, what it would have been," she adds, referring to the final result of the Donald Trump series. "But I know if I were Donald, it would definitely be Bret. I mean, the stamina and the courage is beyond anything – beyond anything!"

Whatever happens, Rivers says, "Everybody wins. It's a show where everybody wins, and if you don't get that, you're stupid. Your charity gets money, you get air time."