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

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October 12th, 2012

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DONALD TRUMP RETURNS TO THE BOARDROOM WITH THE FIRST EVER “ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE”
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.

 
  • TVMAN

    I feel like Celebrities get a big bump if they win. For Example… Peirs Morgan- ExAGT judge, and is currently hosting his own CNN show… Joan Rivers – Currently has her own TV show on WeTV……. Brett Michaels – Got a lot of media attention after win, (mostly due to his surgery) and appeared as guest performer on American Idol right after his win…… John Rich – Had hist highest selling album after his win, and currently is Judge on The Next on CW. Arsenio Hall – Got his own talk show deal after winning, which will premier next fall… Where as Dancing With Star winners get a trophy of they win, Winners of Celeb Apprentice can mean a career boost.

  • Voltron

    Seems like 1/2 the cast didn’t seem to jive with the rules of the show or didn’t seem to get into it (Penn, Snyder, etc.) but I will watch to see Bret Michaels, because I thought he was great on the show, super creative and a winner.

  • Voltron

    They should’ve put all the supreme villains on one team: Holly Robinson, Annie the poker player, Amarosa, Lisa Lampanelli, and Aubrey and watch them backstab each other one at a time!

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