Entries in The Celebrity Apprentice (3)


Unofficial 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Revealed

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Over the past week and a half, the names of cast members for the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice slowly leaked.

Now that production is in full swing, has posted the identities of all of the celebrity contestants who've reportedly signed up for Donald Trump's reality series.

On Tuesday, 18 celebrities were seen selling sandwiches in New York City as part of an Apprentice task.  They were:

-- Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken
-- Race car driver Marco Andretti
-- Comedian/actor Adam Carolla
-- Actress Tia Carrere
-- The Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno
-- 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson
-- The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice
-- Growing Up Gotti star Victoria Gotti
-- Former talk show host Arsenio Hall
-- Magician Penn Jillette
-- Comedian Lisa Lampanelli
-- Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza
-- Singer Aubrey O’Day
-- American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr.
-- Model Cheryl Tiegs
-- Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider
-- Star Trek actor George Takei
-- Model Patricia Velasquez

The fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice will premiere early next year.

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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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Paris Hilton Not Interested in 'Apprentice' or 'Dancing'

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Paris Hilton has starred in several reality shows, but she's not interested in appearing on two of the most popular ones: NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

During a press event in Los Angeles to plug her new Oxygen cable network reality series, The World According to Paris, the heiress revealed that she has "been approached every season by both of those shows" but "would never do them."  Paris added, "I like doing my own show.  I wouldn't want to be with a bunch of other people on a show who I don’t know.  Some of the people on those shows I really wouldn't want to be associated with."

Paris's reality series resume includes The Simple Life, Paris Hilton's My New BFF and Paris Hilton's British Best FriendThe World According to Paris debuts June 1.

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