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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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Trace Adkins' Home Is a Total Loss After Fire

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(BRENTWOOD, Tenn.) -- Trace Adkins' Brentwood, Tennessee home burned to the ground on Saturday.  No one was hurt, but the structure is said to be a total loss.

According to reports, Adkins' daughter Brianna, along with the couple's two other daughters, a babysitter, and another neighborhood child, were watching a movie Saturday afternoon just before 3:30 when they heard a huge crash.  Thinking it was something that had fallen in the cabinets, the babysitter checked the kitchen but found nothing.  She then checked the garage and found the dryer on its side, with fire and smoke was everywhere.

The nanny quickly got the children and the dogs out of the house and called 911.  The entire Brentwood Fire Department, including off-duty firefighters, was called to the home to fight the blaze.

Adkins' wife, Rhonda, was returning home from running errands and saw "black smoke" in the sky and rushed home to find the house in flames.  A slideshow of photos of the fire, including firefighter efforts to extinguish it and numerous images of the gutted brick structure, is posted at

Adkins' spokesperson issued a statement late Saturday night, declaring, "Trace wishes to express his gratitude for the immediate response of the Brentwood Fire Department and is humbled by the outpouring of concern from friends and fans."

At the time of the fire, Adkins was en route to Alaska, where he was scheduled to perform later this week.  Upon landing in Alaksa, he learned of the fire and immediately boarded a return flight home.

For now, the Adkins family plans to stay at their farm, about 30 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


First Round of CMA Music Festival Performers Announced

Keith Urban. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first round of performers has been announced for this summer's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, including Keith Urban, Reba, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and The Band Perry round out the list for the festival, set for June 9-12.

The event will again be filmed for an ABC special.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CMA Music Festival, which began as Fan Fair in 1972.

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First American Country Awards Airs on Fox

Photo Courtesy - The American Country Awards/20th Century Fox(LAS VEGAS) -- Trace Adkins hosts the first-ever American Country Awards Monday night on Fox, and he's proud the fans get to choose which artists they like best for these trophies.

"It's about time that we had an awards show that the winners are not chosen by industry insiders that may have a political agenda or their own personal motivation -- you know, voting for whoever makes 'em the most money," Adkins says.

Easton Corbin, who's set to perform on the show, and Lady Antebellum are the lead nominees with seven nods apiece going into the American Country Awards.  Steel Magnolia follows with four nods, and they're set to perform their nominated hit "Keep on Lovin' You" on the show.

Reba, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry are also performing on the American Country Awards, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Jerrod Niemann, Laura Bell Bundy and Lee Ann Womack are also set to present trophies on the show.

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