Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman, Bret Michaels, Trace Adkins to compete on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”
NBC announced today the 13 fired players from past “The Celebrity Apprentice” seasons, plus one memorable winner, for its first “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” reports the Associated Press.
Two of the contenders have Oklahoma ties: Oscar-actor Gary Busey, who grew up in Tulsa, and NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, who played college basketball at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
“We wouldn’t have done the ‘All-Star’ concept unless we were able to get the right contestants back,” said Donald Trump, the host and boardroom boss who once again will be pronouncing each contestant’s fate.
The series starts shooting the new All-Star season Monday for a March 2013 premiere, according to the AP.
Here are the other contestants:
— country music star Trace Adkins.
— actor Stephen Baldwin.
— magician and illusionist Penn Jillette.
— DJ artist and rap star Lil Jon.
— Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.
— actress and author Marilu Henner.
— singer La Toya Jackson.
— TV personality and actress Claudia Jordan.
— reality star Omarosa, who competed in the first, pre-celebrity edition of “The Apprentice.”
— actress and author Lisa Rinna.
— Playboy Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick.
— plus Poison frontman Bret Michaels, who in 2010 emerged as the winner despite life-threatening ailments that included a brain hemorrhage and hospitalization for what doctors called a warning stroke.
“They’re all very smart, and I think they learned a lot from their last go-around,” Trump told the AP. “This time, some of them will change their game to fool their rivals — some for better, some for worse.”
The winner, as usual, will collect $250,000 to donate to his or her chosen charity.