The entertainment website TMZ.com is listing the names of the “applicants” for the next season of The Apprentice, which in the vein of the British edition of the show has gone the celebrity route. Inside Pulse readers will no doubt recognize some of the names listed here, as there are former world champions from wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts participating.
The “Applicants” are:
Omarosa Manigault – Applicant on season one, goes only by her first name now.
Lennox Lewis – The last true undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world
Gene Simmons – Star of Family Jewels, bassist for Kiss and shameless promoter of Kiss paraphernalia
Tito Ortiz – Former UFC Light-Heavyweight champion, known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”. This, by the way, would explain why the proposed rematch with Rashad Evans next month is off.
Stephen Baldwin – One of the Baldwin Brothers, former contestant on Celebrity Mole: Hawaii and Celebrity Mole: Yucatan
Carol Alt – Former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and apparently a rink rat, having been married to ex-New York Ranger Ron Greschner and currently dating underachieving Islander Alexei Yashin
Vincent Pastore – Best known for playing Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero on The Sopranos, and host of The Wiseguy Show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 104.
John Cena – Former three-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, star of The Marine
Marilu Henner – Best known for playing Elaine Nardo in Taxi, now something of a diet and health guru.
Paris Hilton was apparently also cast, but TMZ lists her as “out”
As usual, Reality Dish will be covering The Apprentice, but we will try and keep you Pulse Wrestling and Inside Fights readers apprised of the statuses of Cena, Ortiz and Lewis
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