Real estate mogul Donald Trump crowned the winner of the fifth season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday night at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
After a season of harsh goodbyes, former late-night talk show host Arsenio Hall was the last man standing. Hall trumped "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken for the title.
Trump told Us Weekly after the live finale, "Arsenio worked hard and he did a great job and that's why he won."
During the season, Arsenio raised $105,000 to Clay's $60,000, and ended up bringing home $350,000 for his charity, the Magic Johnson Foundation.
In memory of his cousin, who passed from AIDS shortly before signing on to the show, Hall said, "I can't wait to deliver this check to my friend "Erv" for The Magic Johnson Foundation. It's a dream to be able to support the important work they do on a daily basis and I am humbled to be able to contribute to their ongoing mission."
Arsenio then praised his "lil' brother Clay" for providing him with fierce competition -- and friendship -- throughout the series. "Tonight we are both truly winners!" Hall said after the show. "Reality's Batman and Robin! I will always treasure that friendship."