New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast Announced [GALLERY]

January 4, 2012 1:21 pm

Get ready for a new season of drama! Donald Trump has revealed the latest group of celebs who will be going head-to-head for $250,000 for their favorite charities on the new season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” The cast will include a “Real Housewife,” a former supermodel, an 80s pop princess, and an “American Idol” contestant.

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“It’s hard to top the last few seasons, but we think we’ve done it,” Trump told The Hollywood Reporter about the cast. “We didn’t want to change much. We’re not looking to reinvent the show in its 12th season. I think we have a great, very diverse cast. It’s amazing the abuse they take and the kind of work they put in.”

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Below is the full list of the 18 celebrities that will be competing for The Donald’s praise. The season premiere of “Celebrity Apprentice” airs Sunday February 12 on NBC at 9/8c.

Michael Andretti

Retired race car driver Michael Andretti, Racing for Cancer

Adam Carolla

Talk show host Adam Carolla, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lou Ferrigno

Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Clay Aiken

Former American Idol Contestant Clay Aiken, The National Inclusion Project

Arsenio Hall

Actor/TV personality Arsenio Hall, Magic Johnson Foundation

Penn Jillette

Magician/TV personality Penn Jillette, Opportunity Village

Dee Snider

Former Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies

Gearge Takei

Star Trek’s George Takei, Japanese American National Museum

Paul Teutul Sr.

American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr., Make-A-Wish Foundation


Tia Carrere

Actress Tia Carrere, After-School All-Stars

Debbie Gibson

Singer Debbie Gibson, Children International

Victoria Gotti

Growing Up Gotti’s Victoria Gotti, Association to Benefit Children

Lisa Lampanelli

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Teresa Giudice

Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The NephCure Foundation

Dayana Mendoza

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Latino Commission on AIDS

Aubrey O'Day

Singer/actress/model Aubrey O’Day, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Cheryl Tiegs

Model/actress Cheryl Tiegs, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation

Patricia Velasquez

Model/actress Patricia Velasquez, Wayuu Taya Foundation

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