NBC revealed Thursday the cast of the forthcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Sixteen celebrities have been hired.
The show — which made Donald Trump's "You're fired!" a catchphrase — famously puts the stars from various walks of Hollywood life through a series of challenges, in which they hustle hard and pull out their Rolodexes to earn money for their favorite charities. Past winners have included media personality Piers Morgan, country singer John Rich, and the late comedian Joan Rivers. The Apprentice.
The show — which made Donald Trump's "You're fired!" a catchphrase — famously puts the stars from various walks of Hollywood life through a series of challenges, in which they hustle hard and pull out their Rolodexes to earn money for their favorite charities. Past winners have included media personality Piers Morgan, country singer John Rich, and the late comedian Joan Rivers.
Though Donald Trump is been busy ruffling feathers on the campaign trail in his bid for the Republican presidential nominee, that won't be the reason he'll be absent from the Celebrity Apprentice's eighth season.
You may remember that Trump was dropped from the hit NBC show last summer after his derogatory remarks about Mexicans immigrants. The network at the time also said it would not broadcast his Miss Universe pageant.
Instead, celeb-contestants will have to try to appeal their case in the boardroom to The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though he's great at giving motivational speeches and is down for the business of climate change, he'll have a little help advising the stars. According to Entertainment Weekly, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, model and media maven Tyra Banks, the Los Angeles Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer, The Honest Company founder and actress Jessica Alba, and Arnold's nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger will join him at the big table throughout the season, though there's no word yet on whether any of the judges will have a permanent seat.
Without further ado, here's who will be competing during the fifteenth overall season of the show — and where you know them from:
Brooke Burke-Charvet — Actress, TV personality, and winner and former host of Dancing With the Stars
Carnie Wilson — One-third of singing group Wilson Phillips ("Hold On") and former talk show host.
Carrie Keagan — Seen in Reno 911 and Superbad, as well as host of VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live
Carson Kressley — Reality TV mainstay seen on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked
Chael Sonnen — Ex-UFC fighter, and full-time *ss-kicking mixed martial artist
Eric Dickerson — NFL hall-of-famer who played running back for the Rams, Colts, Raiders, and Falcons
Jon Lovitz — An alum of Saturday Night Live who also voiced well-knowns on The Simpsons
Kyle Richards — Actress and cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Laila Ali — Knockout boxing champion whose dad happens to be Muhammad Ali
Lisa Leslie — A former member of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks who has four Olympic gold medals
Matt Iseman — The comedian and commentator is seen regularly hosting America Ninja Warrior
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi — The breakout star from Jersey Shore and Snooki & Jwoww
Porsha Williams — Singer, cast member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Dish Nation pundit
Ricky Williams — The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner who went on to play for the Saints, Dolphins, and Ravens
Vince Neil — Legendary lead singer of metal band of Mötley Crüe ("Girls Girls Girls")
A premiere date for the show has not yet been released and details on charities stars are playing for will likely be revealed during the season opener.
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