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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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Ivanka Trump Confirms Name of Newborn Girl

Mike Coppola/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, confirmed the name of her newborn child Monday on Twitter.

The Apprentice star wrote that she and husband Jared Kushner were playing with their daughter Arabella Rose, who was born Sunday.

She wrote the tweet after her father spilled the beans on Fox News earlier in the day.

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Ivanka Trump Gives Birth to First Child

Mike Coppola/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's 29-year-old daughter and Apprentice co-star, Ivanka Trump, has given birth to her first child with husband Jared Kushner.

"This morning @jaredkushner and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world,” she tweeted Sunday. “We feel incredibly grateful & blessed."

No word yet on the child’s name.

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Donald Trump Names 'The Celebrity Apprentice' On Live Finale

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump named country star John Rich the champion of this season's Celebrity Apprentice during a live reveal Sunday night in New York City. Trump's decision came in the last seconds of a two-hour show.

In the last task assigned to the two finalists -- designing original ad campaigns for 7Up Retro -- Team Marlee and Team John Rich each ran into roadblocks, with Marlee Matlin's team tangled in a contract dispute with deep-voiced 1970's 7Up pitchman Jeffrey Holder, and John Rich dealing with static from Def Leppard's manager. Holder eventually showed up and Team Marlee's soda commercial was soon in the can. Def Leppard's sticking point -- the use of a kick drum to get the crowd going -- was settled as well, paving the way for the '80s icons to play Rich's launch event.

Team Marlee's presentation featured the debut of their commercial, which featured stock 1970s-outfitted characters and a performance for the soda company execs and others by the Harlem Globetrotters. Team John Rich's presentation featured an ad boasting appearance by former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. However, Rich's unveil event ran aground when he announced Def Leppard fifteen minutes before they agreed to play, leaving an empty stage and everyone -- including Trump -- waiting. Thinking on his feet, the country star grabbed his guitar and started playing, even improvising a song about the real estate mogul. The awkward gap successfully filled, Def Leppard took the stage and performed "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Rock of Ages."

Trump met with the soda company's execs, who told Trump both the disco-themed can designed by Team Marlee, and the '80s zebra-striped can John Rich's team created are being rolled out nationally. Both teams assembled in the boardroom and assessed one another's performance when, to Matlin's shock, John Rich made the surprising announcement he'd generated an additional $275,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at his final event, even though it wasn't a fundraising task.

The remainder of the show was dedicated to the live reveal. Matlin spoke about the barriers she overcame both in life as a hearing-impaired person, while Rich said his "body of work" on the show bested Matlin's.

Trump agreed with son Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka that both finalists could not have performed better, and although there are no losers, he still needed to pick one winner -- and he chose John Rich.  The country singer not only earns bragging rights as Trump's latest Celebrity Apprentice, but also won a $250,000 check for his charity.

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