Celebrity Apprentice Cast

Third time’s a charm, as we’ve finally gotten official confirmation of the cast that will be in Celebrity Apprentice. The first list turned out to be typical Donald BS. The second list turned out to be largely accurate. Anyway, here’s the list of “celebrities” that will be appearing on The Apprentice 7.

Trace Adkins (Country music singer)
Carol Alt (Ex-model)
Stephen Baldwin (Actor, The Usual Suspects, both Celebrity Moles)
Nadia Comaneci (Olympic gymnast)
Tiffany Fallon (Playboy Playmate of the year 2005)
Jennie Finch (Olympic softball player)
Nely Galan (Producer, The Swan)
Marilu Henner (Actress, Taxi)
Lennox Lewis (Boxer)
Omarosa (The Apprentice 1)
Piers Morgan (America’s/Britain’s Got Talent Judge)
Tito Ortiz (UFC Fighter)
Vincent Pastore (Actor, The Sopranos)
Gene Simmons (KISS Singer)

In addition to this underwhelming list of celebrities you may or may not recognize, since NBC’s essentially dead on Thursdays anyway, they’re giving Trump his time slot back. The show will premiere on Thursday January 3 at 9PM. I always liked this time slot myself, as it was a great followup to Survivor.

Certain tasks will encourage the contestants to reach out to their contacts for assistance or donations, and a new twist will offer a “rotating seat” in the boardroom. Contestants will not be competing for a job with Trump but instead will be competing for money for charity.

Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment (Is this guy for real? Try putting that on a business card.), said, “You may think you have seen it all, but there will be lots of twists and surprises to sweeten the pot for everyone. We had so much fun shooting this and we know viewers are going to embrace this amped up Apprentice.”

Celebrity Apprentice Cast Revealed?

Update: the list below was only a partial leaked list. The full official Celebrity Apprentice Cast has now been posted.

Another list of Celebrity Apprentice Cast members have been revealed, this time by TMZ. The previous list turned out to be wishful thinking.

The list, which may or may not be partially accurate, this time is:

Omarosa (The Apprentice 1)
Lennox Lewis (Boxer)
Gene Simmons (KISS Singer)
Tito Ortiz (Mixed Martial Artist)
Stephen Baldwin (Actor, Flinstones movie, both Celebrity Moles)
Carol Alt (Ex-Model)
Vinny Pastore (Actor, The Sopranos)
John Cena (Wrestler)
Marilu Henner (Actress, Taxi)

Yeah, I had to look half of them up. With a cast like this, it’s almost like doing a non-celebrity version.

Charisma Carpenter on The Apprentice 7?

TV Guide reports that Charisma Carpenter may be one of the contestants on the upcoming celebrity edition of The Apprentice. Charisma is most well known for her 7 year role as Cordelia Chase on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and later on Angel. She has also been featured in recurring roles Charmed and Veronica Mars.

I’d say this beats the three [bleep]ing messes previously reported as being possible candidates, although from a ratings standpoint, even a drunk out of shape Britney apparently brings in the viewers if the VMA’s are any indication.

Bill Rancic Marries Giuliana DePandi

Bill Rancic, the only Apprentice winner who seems to have lived to tell the tale of his victory, married E! News Live anchor Giuliana DePandi in Italy on Saturday, according to People Magazine. The couple met while she was interviewing him and has been engaged since December.

The ceremony was held in both English and Italian. Giuliana’s sister Monica was the maid of honor, while Bill’s late father was the honorary best man. Due to both of their schedules being busy, the honeymoon will have to wait for now.

Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears On Apprentice?

What do you get when you combine Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears? I’m sure everyone has their own answers to that apparent setup for a joke, and Donald Trump is no exception. The Donald told the New York Post that he’s looking to get them for the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice.

“We’re negotiating with Britney right now. Can you imagine her doing it?” Trump told Page Six. “We’re not sure what will happen. She’s a [bleep]ing mess. And that little reality show she had did nothing. But she likes the idea of being on television and I think she’d be great.” Hilton, he adds, “wants to be on, and we’re thinking about it, but I don’t know if we’re going to do it.”

And Lohan? “Another [bleep]ing mess. We haven’t asked her yet, but I’m going to call her this week. It would a positive thing for her to do . . . for all of them,” he says.

Those already willing to humiliate themselves by working with Donald Trump include Omarosa (again), Pete Rose, Tony Hawk, Jeff Gordon, George Foreman, and Carmen Electra.

Update: According to a Trump spokesperson, none of the people listed above have actually agreed to participate, even if all have probably been contacted. Sounds like Trump’s trying to make a bigger deal of himself than necessary (big surprise).