Donald Trump Returns to the Boardroom With the First Ever 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'

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October 12th, 2012

via press release:

Fan Favorites from the Past Five Seasons Rejoin the Competition to Win Money for Charity and a Chance to win “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”

Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, John Rich and Arsenio Hall - Previous “Celebrity Apprentice” Winners Return as Advisors

NEW YORK, NY – Friday, October 12 – Donald Trump, executive producer and star of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” announced today the cast of the first ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Favorite competitors of the past five celebrity seasons will compete to raise money for charity and earn the coveted title of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

This season’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” brings back 14 celebrity contestants to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City. Contestants will work grueling hours on mentally challenging tasks that test their ability to work together. This season has all the ingredients to be the most exciting, and interactive yet.

“This season is going to be fantastic! We will have the first ever ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ with 14 of the best contestants from previous seasons. It’s going to be another amazing season!” said Mr. Trump.

The lineup of men rejoining the competition include: multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins, who competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; actor, author, and entrepreneur Stephen Baldwin, who also competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; magician, master illusionist and Vegas superstar Penn Jillette, who competed in the fifth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; DJ artist, rap star and entrepreneur Lil Jon, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Poison frontman Bret Michaels, winner of the third season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman, who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; rock star and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

The lineup of women rejoining the competition include: Star of ‘Taxi’ and best-selling author Marilu Henner, who competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; entertainment icon La Toya Jackson, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; television/radio personality and actress Claudia Jordan, who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; “The Apprentice” original all-star Omarosa, who competed in the shows first season; actress, host and author Lisa Rinna, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

All contestants return this season to endure an entirely new set of tasks with the goal of raising money and awareness for their charity of choice. The rivalries will prove to be even tougher as they go up against competitors from previous seasons. Each has a second chance to be named “The Celebrity Apprentice” and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their charity. Last season’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” raised over $2,000,000 for the contestants’ charities.

"I absolutely love The Celebrity Apprentice,” said Executive Producer, Mark Burnett. “No other show on television has such an entertaining cast, such a dynamic host, and also raises so much money for charity. This season is going to be more fun than ever, and our loyal fans will not be disappointed."

All tasks will be carefully monitored by Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) and his advisors, Don Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr), Ivanka (@IvankaTrump), and Eric Trump (@EricTrump.) For the first time ever four previous winners will return as advisors in this seasons’ competition. The advisors include: Piers Morgan, winner of the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Joan Rivers, winner of the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; John Rich winner of the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and Arsenio Hall, winner of the fifth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

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“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” is produced by Mark Burnett in association with Trump Productions. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Page Feldman, and Eric Van Wagenen are executive producers. Sadoux Kim, Johnny Petillo, and Michael Dietz are co-executive producers.

  • Baqinardo

    Will end up just like DWTS all stars.

  • CW

    Mark it down: Penn and Lil Jon in the final two.

  • Wunsch

    I’m getting tired of this all-stars casts. They are desperate for ratings, for sure.

  • RJ

    It’s supposed to be Dateline/Fashion Star/The Celebrity Apprentice/Do No Harm beginning in January. However, these things always change, so who knows?!

  • Jon

    Bret Michaels competing but the other winners as advisors? WTF?

  • Fred

    I enjoy this show, but Shark Tank is the better show.

  • Fred

    cont.. Shark Tank is fast moving business oriented show that doesn’t get involved with emotions too much.

    Apprentice is about the contestants trying to achieve a business goal but it is more like a Survivor type program.

  • a p garcia

    Lets hope it is more popular than DWTS all stars.

  • Chris


    It will be one hour, thank goodness, it makes sense for interactive shows such as The Voice and The X Factor to be two hours because there’s too much to fit in in one single hour, but a taped show such as Celebrity Apprentice needs to be ONE hour.

    By the way, when will the show premiere?

  • hello

    When I first heard there was going to be an all star season I was really excited; after reading the cast kist I am dreading it. The men’s team seems pretty strong, but the women’s team is a total joke. Lisa Rinna……seriously, didnt she get fired almost immediately. I mean what about star jones, nene leakes, cyndi loper, sharon osborn, lisa lampinelli, aubrey oday, summer sanders, marli matlin….those are just the ones off the top of my head that would have been a lot better. I mean the donald must have gotten a lot of rejections from the women. Its look like a very weak season, im hoping it will surprise me though.

  • Dan S

    Ugh, I can’t believe NBC cancels a great show like Harry’s Law to continue airing this bombastic self centered idiot. I’d sooner watch another season of The Cape over this garbage.

  • Christian

    NBC must’ve hate Do No Harm to have this crappy line-up as its lead-in. Don’t get me wrong, I watch CA but the show’s ratings suck and Fashion Star’s is even worse! I was looking forward to Do No Harm but I won’t get my hopes up.

  • Brian

    Man an awful group of female contestants! Not 1 of those ladies deserves to be called an All Star! No wonder they only have 6 of them compared to 8 men! I can come up with 10 women who were much stronger competitors I guess none of them wanted to do it. At least I hope that’s the case before they settled for this sad bunch!

  • TVDude

    I find it funny that the press release doesn’t say when you can watch the show. I know it’s a ways off, but why wouldn’t you mention the premiere date in a press release?

  • Nick

    I LOVE Celebrity Apprentice, and with this cast, things are gonna be good for sure. Call it reality trash, whatever you want, but this far and above the best reality show on television. Hopefully NBC makes the smart move and expands it to 2 hours again. I love my 2 hour CA fix!

  • Ralph Hahn

    There is no such thing as “good” reality shows” so how could you possibly rank one as “The Best?”

  • Brett Heitkam

    Celebrity Apprentice is always entertaining. I’m actually kind of sad it will only be an hour instead of two this season. Biggest Loser could easily be whittled down to one hour, but CA always has lots of (hilarious) drama. I hope when they edit the show down, they keep boardroom to a minimum (like make them 10-15 minutes as opposed to the 30-45 it usually is) and focus more on the challenges themselves. All in all, I’m looking forward to it a lot.

  • City Kitty

    Gary Busey and Rodman will make this interesting. Omarosa is OVER DONE – stick a fork in that thing. Michaels? Clay Aikman should be in that slot.

  • Brett Heitkam

    City Kitty – Omarosa may be over done, but she never fails to bring the dramz… I am looking forward to an Omarosa-Lisa Rinna throwdown.

  • Networkman

    This is a horrible cast. Who wants to see these celebrities again? I’m not watching this trash. Dennis Rodman and Gary Busey? This must be joke. And what the heck is Omarosa doing in the lineup? I believe this will be her third time on the show. I thought she would still be grieving, dealing with the lost of her lover.

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