Well almost. February 12th (Sundays on NBC) will bring the return of the only version of The Apprentice that in my opinion anyone should give a rip about: Celebrity Apprentice.
It’s fifth season and 2012 cast members list has been revealed:
Let’s start with the slew of singers, always fun.
Debbie Gibson: Singer. Charity of choice; Children International
Clay Aiken: Singer, American Idol runner-up. Charity of choice; The National Inclusion Project
Aubrey O’Day: Former Danity Kane singer. Charity of choice; Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Dee Snider: Twisted Sister singer. Charity of choice; March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies
They’ve got jokes. The comedians that is 😉
Lisa Lampanelli: Comedienne. Charity of choice; Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Now here’s a comedienne has a particular brand of humor. (but don’t all funny ladies? !) This one has long been dubbed the Queen of Mean. Will she play nice in Trump Towers?
Adam Carolla: Comedian. Charity of choice; Charity of choice Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
Teresa Giudice: Real Housewives of New Jersey. Charity of choice; The NephCure Foundation. That’s my girl!!!! No, not in the sense that I actually know her, have even met her, or would for half a second consider purchasing one of her cookbooks; no, not in that sense at all. In the regards that this Jersey Housewife with her plethora of mini me lookalike daughters, is one of my favorite self absorbed, table flipping, too many outfit packing, oblivious to the obvious errors of her ways, loudmouth and proud about it, reality starlets. In the realm of the reality TV atmosphere I prefer my non-scripted programming to be more on the crazy side. Mrs. Guidice puts the CR in CRAZY and brings the entertainment on default. That’s my girl!!!
Penn Jillette: Magician. Charity of choice; Opportunity Village
Insert a sprinkling of actors for good measure…
Arsenio Hall : Actor and comedian. Charity of Choice; Magic Johnson Foundation
George Takei: Star Trek actor. Charity of choice; Japanese American National Museum
Tia Carrere: Actress. Charity of choice; After-School All-Stars
Lou Ferrigno: Actor. Charity of choice; Muscular Dystrophy Association
Paul Teutul Sr.: Motorcycle designer and TV star. Charity of choice; Make-A-Wish Foundation
There’s always a few models on the show…why? I don’t really know.If they haven’t modeled for Victoria Secret what’s so great about em?
Dayana Mendoza: Miss Universe 2008. Chairyt of choice; Latino Commission on AIDS
Cheryl Tiegs: Model and actress. Charity of choice;The Farrah Fawcett Foundation
Patricia Velasquez: Model and actress. Charity of choice; Wayuu Taya Foundation
Marco Andretti: Race car driver. Charity of choice; Racing for Cancer He’s cute. That’s all I got.
Victoria Gotti: Author and reality TV star. Charity of choice; Association to Benefit Children. Yes this Brooklyn-ite is the daughter of a real life convicted mob boss (see John Gotti). Yes she claimed she had breast cancer, but after being accused of faking her illness by several media outlets, later admitted that she did not have full-blown cancer but rather had “precancerous cells”. But more importantly she’s had a captivating reality show in the prehistoric days of almost half a dozen years ago—haha—that I can still recall with humor! On the A&E Network no less. (Growing up Gotti) Glad to this is Gotti back on the boob tube, hope she goes far!
Featured photo Credit of NBC. The Hollywood Reporter.
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