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All-Star Season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" Begins Sunday Night

Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's NBC series The Celebrity Apprentice returns for its sixth season on Sunday night, but with a new twist.

For the first time, the competition is inviting back past contestants for an "all-star" season. Fourteen celebrities will compete for Trump, including 2010 Celebrity Apprentice champ Bret Michaels, 2008 runner-up Trace Adkins, the always-wacky Gary Busey, Deal or No Deal model Claudia Jordan, actress Marilu Henner, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman.

Adkins says he's going into the show with a different mindset than the one he had when he last competed on The Celebrity Apprentice. He explains, "I did change my strategy, 'cause the first time I was on there, I didn't have a strategy. I didn't know what I was doing. I'd never watched The Apprentice before....I got there, and I didn't know what I was going to do."

Jordan is also taking a new approach -- she tells ABC News Radio that during the upcoming season, she's going to "stand up for myself a lot more [and] not be afraid to throw someone under the bus that deserves it."

Henner learned a few pointers from former Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan that she'll implement in the upcoming season.  "You have to make sure your entire team knows all the rules, exactly what the objective of the task is, who's going to be assigned what and really pay attention to the strengths and weaknesses of everyone," she tells ABC News Radio.

In contrast, Rodman isn't changing his strategy at all. "I mean it won't be that much different. It's just think it's more like me having fun this time," he said. "It's going to be more of a...comic relief than anything this time because I'm just going to laugh at everybody."

As usual, the stars will be divided into two teams as they attempt to raise money for their respective charities. The ultimate goal for each contestant is to win the grand prize: a bonus donation of 250 thousand dollars.

Trump will rely on his children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- plus Celebrity Apprentice alumni Piers Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Joan Rivers and John Rich -- to serve as his advisers.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, the 14th season in The Apprentice franchise, premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Here's a list of celebrities who will return to Trump's boardroom:

* Trace Adkins, country singer
* Stephen Baldwin, actor, brother of Alec
* Gary Busey, Oscar-nominated actor
* Marilu Henner, former Taxi star
* La Toya Jackson, singer, sister of Michael
* Penn Jillette, magician
* Lil Jon, rapper
* Claudia Jordan, Deal or No Deal model
* Omarosa, rose to fame as season-one Apprentice contestant
* Bret Michaels, Poison frontman
* Lisa Rinna, actress
* Brande Roderick, model
* Dennis Rodman, former NBA star
* Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman

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Bret Michaels, Fiancée Kristi Gibson Announce Split

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Looks like it may time for Bret Michaels to sign on for another season of Rock of Love.  According to the Poison frontman's rep, the "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" singer and his fiancée, Kristi Gibson, have called off their plans to get married.

Michaels and Gibson have two daughters together, 12-year old Raine Elizabeth and 7-year-old Jorja Bleu.  A statement from Michaels' rep reads, "Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters."

Michaels and Gibson's relationship was documented in the 2010 VH1 reality series, Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It.  The singer popped the question to his longtime love on the finale of the show, which aired in December of that year.

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Bret Michaels Sues CBS, Tony Awards over Accident at 2009 Tonys

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bret Michaels hasn't forgotten the onstage injury he suffered after performing at the Tony Awards two years ago.  In fact, he believes the accident, in which a set piece struck him in the head, contributed to the brain hemorrhage he suffered last year.  Now, Michaels is suing CBS and the organizers of the Tony Awards over the accident.

At the 2009 Tonys, Michaels suffered a broken nose and busted lip when a piece of scenery hit him as he was exiting the stage following his band Poison's performance of their hit "Nothin' but a Good Time."

According to published reports, the lawsuit claims Michaels wasn't told that "the scenery piece would be descending or given any warning of the existence of the dangers it presented.  Quite the opposite, Michaels specifically asked for instructions regarding how to exit after his performance and was just told to walk off the rear of the stage -- in what was ultimately the danger zone."

In a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly and other media outlets, Michaels lawyer said, "The Tony Awards dropped a piece of the stage on Bret's head, and then instead of doing the right thing, joked about it and played it off for ratings...Bret never wanted to file a lawsuit, but the Tony Awards have left us with no choice.  They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do."

Michaels seeks unspecified damages.

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Bret Michaels Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery

Photo Courtesy - Ethan Miller/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Bret Michaels is out of the hospital after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a hole in his heart.

A doctor at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where the Poison frontman and reality show star had the surgery, said Wednesday, "Because of the successful outcome and Bret’s determination, I believe he will be able to return to normal activity within weeks."

A People magazine source says Michaels is now at home with his fiancée, Kristi Gibson.

The hole in his heart was diagnosed last year, after he suffered a brain hemorrhage.

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Bret Michaels Proposes to Longtime Girlfriend

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Bret Michaels is off the market.  The 47-year-old singer finally got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, 39-year-old Kristi Gibson on Monday night's finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.  Michaels and Gibson have two daughters, ages 5 and 10.

Michaels credits Gibson for continuing to be by his side, especially after he almost died from a brain hemorrhage earlier this year.

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Bret Michaels' New Reality Show Premieres Monday Night

Photo Courtesy - Michaels Entertainment Group Inc(NEW YORK) -- Bret Michaels, who previously starred in Rock of Love for VH1, returns to the channel Monday at 10:00 p.m. ET with Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

Filming on the series was already underway when Michaels was hospitalized in April with a brain hemorrhage, and then learned he had a hole in his heart which would require further surgery.  Viewers will see all that in the new show, as well as the singer's rock star lifestyle, his life as a father to his daughters Rain and Jorja, and his complicated relationship with their mother, Kristi.

According to the show's trailer, viewers will also see Michaels struggling to decide whether or not he should finally propose to Kristi, who he's been dating on and off for 16 years.

Talking about what fans can expect from the show, Michaels tells ABC News Radio, "It shows everything that goes on with my life.  And they follow me in this journey...with my daughters [and] my family."  He adds, "I think people will really get to see the inside -- how hard you gotta work to be out there, to do what you love to do."

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