Hate him or love him, The Donald creates interesting television. Last season’s Celebrity Apprentice experienced great ratings, thanks to the antics of a well cast set of contestants. And if this new season is anything like the last, it will be must see TV.
Here is the line-up of contestants:
Clay Aiken, singer and American Idol runner-up
Arsenio Hall, TV personality
Debbie (Deborah) Gibson, teen singer, Broadway actress
Tia Carrere, actress
Aubrey O’Day, singer, reality TV star, Making the Band
Victoria Gotti, author, daughter of Mob Boss John Gotti, reality TV star, Growing Up Gotti
Adam Carolla, comedian
Dee Snider, singer
Lisa Lampenelli, comedienne
Lou Ferrigno, actor
George Takei, actor
Cheryl Teigs, actress, former model
Penn Jillette, comedian
Teresa Guidice, reality TV star, Real Housewives of New Jersey
Patricia Velasquez, model
Michael Andretti, IndyCar team owner
Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008
Paul Teutul, reality star, American Choppers
As you can see, this season’s cast is an interesting one, but I will say that it’s missing some spunk. I notice there aren’t any women of color this season—maybe it was because the Dionne, La Toya, Star, and Ne Ne quartet was a little too much for the show to handle.
While I am not a fan of Donald Trump’s political aspirations (or his Birther stance), Celebrity Apprentice is one of my favorite shows. It is always interesting to see these “stars” in another light as it pertains to business and how they handle themselves in sometimes “pressure” type situations.
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice begins Sunday, February 12.
You gonna watch?