NBC Announces Cast of ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
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.
Donald J. Trump - Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is the pre-eminent developer of quality real estate around the world, making the Trump brand synonymous with the gold standard. His commitment to excellence extends from his real estate holdings to the entertainment industry to his extremely successful product licensing division. As the star and co-producer of the NBC hit series "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" to his award winning golf courses and skyscrapers, his business acumen is unparalleled. His Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue has become one of the most famous landmark buildings in New York City, his Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City has received the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award, and Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was awarded the #1 Hotel in the US and Canada in July of 2010 by Travel & Leisure Magazine. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over ten bestsellers and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and the number selling business book of all time. Recently he purchased the iconic Doral Hotel & Country Club in Miami, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Mr. Trump is the archetypal businessman a deal maker without peer and an ardent philanthropist. Follow Mr. Trump on Twitter @realDonaldTrump
Donald Trump Jr. - As an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. works in tandem with his siblings Ivanka and Eric to expand the company's real estate, retail, commercial, hotel and golf interests nationally and internationally. His extensive real estate development experience, rigorous education and inherent business sense add a level of detail and depth to the management of all current and future Trump projects. Donald Jr. directs new project acquisition and development throughout the world, and actively oversees The Trump Organization's property portfolio, which contains over 70 projects. He is involved in all aspects of the company's development, from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, branding, marketing, operations, sales and leasing. He has overseen development projects including Trump Place and Trump Park Avenue in New York City, Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland. In addition to his real estate interests, Donald Jr. is an accomplished and sought after speaker. He has spoken extensively throughout the United States, and has given keynote speeches internationally, notably in Dubai and India. He has also been featured as an advisor on the highly acclaimed NBC show "The Apprentice", and is a star of the "The Celebrity Apprentice", currently approaching its 13th season. Mr. Trump is also an avid philanthropist, sitting on the Board of Directors of Operation Smile and is strongly involved in the Eric Trump Foundation. Donald Jr. received his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow Trump Jr. on Twitter @DonaldJTrumpJr
Ivanka Trump - As Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of The Trump Organization, Ms. Trump is charged with the domestic and global expansion of the company's real estate interests. Ms. Trump directs all areas of the company's real estate and hotel management platforms. She is involved in all decisions large and small from the acquisition phase to determining the interior selections for residences and hotel suites. Ms. Trump founded the Trump Hotel Collection with her brothers in 2007. Today, the company is regarded as one of the leading hotel management companies in the industry. In addition to overseeing operations, Ms. Trump also spearheads the interior design decisions for the Trump Hotel Collection properties and provides the creative vision for the brand as a whole. Currently the collection boasts 7 luxury properties and will continue to expand domestically and abroad with the recent additions of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. and the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. In addition to her work at The Trump Organization, Ivanka Trump is the principal of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, which launched to great success in 2007 and in the past 3 years she has expanded her brand into collections of apparel, footwear, handbags, outerwear and sunglasses. Ms. Trump recently re-launched her fine jewelry store as the flagship Ivanka Trump Boutique, a lifestyle store that encompasses all of her brands. Ms. Trump is currently one of the stars of NBC's wildly successful "Celebrity Apprentice." Ms. Trump's first book, THE TRUMP CARD: Playing to Win in Work and Life quickly became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. Ms. Trump graduated Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in science in economics. Ms. Trump gave birth to her first child, Arabella Rose with husband Jared Kushner in 2011. Follow Ivanka on Twitter @IvankaTrump
Eric F. Trump - Eric F. Trump joined The Trump Organization in 2006. As Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, Eric is actively involved in all aspects of real estate development and deal flow, both nationally and internationally. From acquisition and development to sales and marketing functions, he plays a pivotal role in Trump projects around the world. He is also credited, with his father Donald J. Trump and siblings Donald Jr. and Ivanka, with the creation and management of Trump Hotel Collection, the award winning hotel management company. Nationally, Eric has been instrumental in the development of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Trump Tower Manila, and Trump Seven Springs in Westchester, NY. Eric has been instrumental in the expansion of Trump Golf - the company's world class portfolio of courses. Eric continues to work very closely with the construction teams at all Trump National and International Golf Clubs to ensure that the courses and clubhouses are maintained to the highest caliber of Trump standards. Along with his work at the Trump Organization, Eric actively pursues business ventures and opportunities on his own, including his latest project, Trump Winery, formerly known as Kluge Estate and Vineyard, a leading manufacturer of award-winning East Coast wines. Eric is a rising star in the business sector, and was recognized by Forbes Magazine among their top "30 under 30" in Real Estate for 2012. Eric also works fervently to aid children in need and founded The Eric Trump Foundation for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in 2007. Over the last five years, the Foundation has raised more than $4 million dollars in donations and is dedicated to improving the lives of children battling life-threatening or debilitating medical conditions at St. Jude (www.erictrumpfoundation.com). Follow Eric on Twitter @EricTrump
Trace Adkins - Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers. With an instantly recognizable baritone voice, he has earned platinum and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing $10 million. He is the author of "A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck." He charmed millions as a finalist on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and was recently seen in the box-office topping theatrical release, "The Lincoln Lawyer." In December 2012, he will co-host the American Country Awards on FOX for the third consecutive year. Adkins' last studio album, "Proud to be Here," featured the Top Ten hit, "Just Fishin'" and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. He is currently preparing his eleventh studio album, which will feature the new American anthem, "Tough People Do." The 6'6" former oil rigger-turned-Country star is the father of five daughters. Trace Adkin's charity is the American Red Cross. Follow Trace on Twitter @TraceAdkins
Stephen Baldwin - Since his appearance in the late 1980's TV series "The Young Riders" and then his breakthrough performance opposite Luke Perry in the acclaimed rodeo movie "8 Seconds," Stephen Baldwin has crafted a wide-ranging career spanning movies, television, radio, books, and more. Amongst other highlights, he has appeared in the Academy-Award-winning film "The Usual Suspects," competed against celebrities in the name of charity on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and published his autobiography, The Unusual Suspect, detailing his personal life, days of drug abuse, and ultimately, his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. He also is the co-host of "Baldwin/McCullough LIVE," a popular radio show broadcast to an audience of over 3 million listeners and television simulcast, available in over 26.7 million homes. The youngest of six siblings, including actors Alec, William and Daniel Baldwin, Stephen is happily married to Kennya Baldwin, with whom he shares two daughters. He lives with his family in New York. Stephen Baldwin's charity is the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenBaldwin7
Gary Busey - Gary Busey is enjoying a 42-year career in Hollywood. In fact, 2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of "The Buddy Holly Story" which garnered Busey a BAFTA win and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Buddy Holly. His other notable film credits include memorable roles in "The Firm," "Under Siege," "Point Break," "Big Wednesday," "Straight Time," and "Lethal Weapon." Busey became a household name and a TV sensation in his recent starring roles on "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Celebrity Apprentice." Busey's other TV roles of note are his multiple appearances on HBO's "Entourage," a recurring role on the syndicated sitcom "Mr. Box Office," and a special guest-star role on "Two and a Half Men," where Busey played himself. Gary Busey's charity is the Busey Foundation for Children's Kawasaki Disease. Follow Gary on Twitter @THEGaryBusey
Marilu Henner - With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a super hero, Marilu Henner has deservedly earned the nickname "Perpetual Motion." A five-time Golden Globe nominee beloved for her roles on two hit classic sitcoms, "Taxi" and "Evening Shade," Henner is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books (including Total Health Makeover, The 30 Day Total Health Makeover, Healthy Life Kitchen, Wear Your Life Well, Total Memory Makeover). She has starred in over thirty films, six hit Broadway shows (including Grease, Chicago, Social Security, Over Here! and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), and was a contestant on the first installment of Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice." As featured on "60 Minutes," Marilu is one of only twelve documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) and wrote her ninth book, the New York Times bestselling Total Memory Makeover with the goal to help others tap into their memories. Marilu Henner's charity is the Alzheimer's Association. Follow Marilu on Twitter @TheRealMarilu
La Toya Jackson - La Toya Jackson was born into America's Royal Family of Music. Jackson made her debut at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas tap dancing and singing with her brothers, The Jackson Five. A true Renaissance woman, she has emerged as a successful entertainer, Grammy-nominated writer, two-time best-selling author, entrepreneur, television star, and international icon. She has performed in more than 90 countries, and in addition to her music successes, Jackson penned her first book in 1991, La Toya, Growing Up In The Jackson Family, which sold over a million copies as number two on the New York Times Best Seller List. The consummate philanthropist, Jackson dedicates herself to a number of causes stemming from both her own experiences and the continuation of causes her beloved brother Michael initiated. One of their common charities is AIDS Project Los Angeles, and in 2009, "Home" was released in Michael's memory with all proceeds going to APLA. Due to her personal experience with abuse, Jackson is also focused on battered woman's shelters. Television appearances include "Armed & Famous" on CBS, Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother," and NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." She was the only Apprentice contestant to ever fight her way into being re-hired, after being fired by Mr. Trump. In 2011, Jackson published her explosive memoir, Starting Over. In an account that sent shockwaves around the globe, Jackson shed new light on the dynamic of the Jackson family and the intrigue that surrounds them. She also shares her journey to hell and back at the hands of her former manager and husband, Jack Gordon, and divulges some of the most painful episodes of her life with an open heart and complete honesty. Her first EP release in over 20 years features songs inspired by incidents written about in the book. The title track, also named "Starting Over," is an inspirational anthem about empowerment and overcoming obstacles. La Toya Jackson's charity is the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Follow La Toya on Twitter @LaToyaJackson