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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

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Gary Busey Files for Bankruptcy

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Gary Busey filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in California, and his publicist says the actor needs a fresh start, just like General Motors.

The actor, 67, filed for bankruptcy and indicated he has less than $50,000 in assets, TMZ reported, and between $500,000 and $1 million in various debts.

Among the creditors owed money by Busey are the IRS, various lawyers, UCLA Medical Center, Wells Fargo, and L.A. County Waterworks Districts.

TMZ reports Busey may also be in debt to a woman named Carla Loeffler, who sued Busey for allegedly attacking her at a Tulsa airport back in May.

Michael Conley, Busey’s publicist, provided a statement to ABC News:

“As with many great American institutions, i.e., General Motors, American Airlines, and others who have utilized the strategic business plan of bankruptcy, Gary’s filing is the final chapter in a process that began a few years ago of jettisoning the litter of past unfortunate choices, associations, circumstances, and events, to enable the start of a new and clear path toward peace, happiness, and success with his career and his wonderful new soulmate, Steffanie, and their son, Luke.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Gary Busey, Ted Haggard to Swap Spouses

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Gary Busey and disgraced pastor Ted Haggard will swap partners for an upcoming episode of Celebrity Wife Swap.

Haggard, the former New Life Church pastor, and his wife, Gayle, will appear in the spinoff of the ABC reality series, along with bad boy actor Busey and Steffanie Sampson, girlfriend and mother of his child.

The episode will tape Thursday at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado Springs, according to

Neither Haggard nor Busey are strangers to reality television. After Haggard saw his life crumble when he was caught in an affair with a gay male prostitute, he made appearances on countless talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. He and his wife also appeared on a 2009 episode of Divorce Court.

Now admitting he may be bisexual, Haggard was also featured in documentaries on TLC and HBO.
Busey is an alum of both Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Apprentice.

Besides having reality television in common, both claim to be reformed bad boys.

Busey, a born-again Christian, is an active minister with Promise Keepers. Haggard has returned to the ministry as pastor of the non-denominational St. James church in Colorado Springs

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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