'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' cast and celebrity advisors announced by NBC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/12/2012
NBC has revealed the identities of the 14 celebrities competing on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, The Celebrity Apprentice's upcoming sixth season and first-ever all-stars edition, which will premiere next year.
The returning men competing as all-stars next season are country star Trace Adkins and actor Stephen Baldwin, who both appeared on the first season of The Celebrity Apprentice; retired NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, who competed on the show's second season; rock star and former reality TV star Bret Michaels, who won the third season of The Celebrity Apprentice; actor Gary Busey, rapper Lil Jon, and rock star and former Growing Up Twisted star Dee Snider, who all competed on the show's fourth season; and comedian and magician Penn Jillette, who appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice's most recent fifth edition.
The returning female contestants are actress Marilu Henner and first-season The Apprenticecontestant Omarosa, who both competed on the first season of The Celebrity Apprentice; model Claudia Jordan and former Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick, who appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice's second season; and singer La Toya Jackson and actress and former Harry Loves Lisa star Lisa Rinna, who both appeared on the fourth season of the show.
Former The Celebrity Apprentice winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, John Rich, and Arsenio Hall will serve as advisors for the all-star contestants. In addition to the new advisors, all of the celebrities' performances will still be judged in the boardroom by Trump and his children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Similar to its five prior celebrity installments, the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice cast won't be vying for a job with Trump but will instead be competing in business-related tasks around New York City to raise money for their favorite charities. Each contestant will be competing to be crowned the first-ever All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and receive a $250,000 bonus check to give to his or her selected charity.
The fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice raised over $2 million for the contestants' charities.
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, which will reportedly begin filming in New York City shortly, is being produced by Mark Burnett in association with Trump Productions. Burnett, Trump, Page Feldman, and Eric Van Wagenen are serving as executive producers, while Sadoux Kim, Johnny Petillo, and Michael Dietz are co-executive producers.
"I absolutely love The Celebrity Apprentice," Burnett said in a statement. "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."