NBC wants to continue making money off of Donald Trump‘s hair and his “you’re fired” catch phrase. According to the New York Post, the network is hoping to launch not another Celebrity Apprentice, but an All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Wow…there are a lot of past celebrity apprentices to choose from, no?
Some of the celebs being tossed around to return to the mega-show include former winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels, as well as Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Lennox Lewis, Meat Loaf, Jesse James, Trace Adkins, and Gary Busey. The Donald is reportedly also considering Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Marilu Henner, Marlee Matlin, and Dennis Rodman. An insider close to the show says that many other past contestants are clamoring for a gig on the show, although both Trump and NBC have no comment. What, no Teresa Giudice?
WOULD YOU WATCH AN ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE? WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RETURN?
Though the cast information of Celebrity Apprentice 3 had been leaked, NBC is now officially revealing the identities and official cast photo of the 14 celebrities competing on the show’s third season, set to premier Sunday, March 14 at 9PM ET.
Sharon Osbourne, who is arguably the best-known competitor, had previously been revealed to be a cast member. Sharon will be joined by the has-been likes of Cyndi Lauper, Bret Michaels, Holly Robinson Peete, TV chef Curtis Stone, Sinbad, and athletes Darryl Strawberry and Michael Johnson, among others.
A surprising cast member would have to be Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, who’s name had not been leaked in previous reports.
The full cast list is below –
• Darryl Strawberry - former MLB all-star
• Bret Michaels – Poison frontman turned VH1 hot mess
• Bill Goldberg - two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion
• Michael Johnson - Olympic track and field gold medalist
• Rod Blagojevich - disgraced former Illinois governor
• Sinbad – comedian
• Curtis Stone – TV chef
• Cyndi Lauper – singer-songwriter
• Sharon Osbourne - first lady of reality TV
• Holly Robinson Peete – actress and children’s book author
• Selita Ebanks – Victoria’s Secret model
• Maria Kanellis - WWE wrestler
• Carol Leifer – comedian, writer and producer
• Summer Sanders – Olympic swimming gold medalist
The above photo of the 3rd season’s cast was leaked back in October, and though NBC has yet to officially confirm the cast, several media reports confirm the new contestants will include Bret Michaels, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, wrestlers Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, “Take Home” chef Curtis Stone, comedian Sinbad, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, writer/comedian Carol Leifer, actress Holly Robinson Peete, former baseball star Darryl Strawberry and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
This third season of the Celebrity Apprentice will mark the ninth overall edition of the NBC reality competition series.
Other notable stars include Sinbad, Darryl Strawberry, and Holly Robinson-Peete. The most shocking cast member would have to be former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevic. It seems committing a crime increases one’s celeb status.
The third season of the Celebrity Apprentice is expected to premiere in January.