New Celebrity Apprentice Cast Announced!

NBC has announced the new contestants for The Celebrity Apprentice, and they include a top-selling country singer, a former NBA rebounding king, a Kardashian and a Deal or No Deal model.

The 16 contestants-slash-entrepreneurs will go at one another starting Sunday, March 1. The show will run for two hours every single week, meaning you’ll get all you can stand of the likes of Clint Black, Dennis Rodman, Khloe Kardashian and Claudia Jordan, the aforementioned Deal briefcase holder. Andrew Dice Clay, Joan and Melissa Rivers and Brian McKnight are also among the competitors.

Donald Trump will, of course, be back to sit in board-room judgment of the contestants, along with his kids Ivanka and Donald Jr. and familiar Apprentice face George Ross. The new season will also feature a roster of guest judges from the business world.

Trump, you’ll be glad to know, has not lost his skills as a hype man. “Last season’s Celebrity Apprentice became one of the hottest shows on television” — as hot as any show that finished 46th in the overall ratings can be — “and this season will be even better,” he says. “We have an amazing cast of celebrities, and we are looking forward to some fantastic entertainment.”

As was the case last season, the contestants will be playing for their favorite charities. Here they are:

Name: Clint Black
Known for: His prolific country-music career
Playing for: International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Name: Andrew Dice Clay
Known for: His stand-up comedy, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Playing for: Stand Up For Kids

Name: Annie Duke
Known for: Her career as a poker pro
Playing for: Refugees International

Name: Tom Green
Known for: His comedy antics and MTV show
Playing for: Butch Walts and Donald Skinner Urologic Cancer Research Foundation

Name: Natalie Gulbis
Known for: Her pro golf career and occasional modeling
Playing for: Boys and Girls Club

Name: Scott Hamilton
Known for: Winning gold medals as an Olympic figure skater
Playing for: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Name: Jesse James
Known for: “Monster Garage,” marrying Sandra Bullock
Playing for: NA

Name: Claudia Jordan
Known for: Being a Deal or No Deal and Price Is Right model
Playing for: NAPSAC Foundation

Name: Khloe Kardashian
Known for: Being Kim’s sister, co-starring in an E! show
Playing for: The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Name: Brian McKnight
Known for: His singing career
Playing for: Youthville USA

Name: Joan Rivers
Known for: Red-carpet cattiness
Playing for: God’s Love We Deliver

Name: Melissa Rivers
Known for: See above
Playing for: Lili Claire Foundation

Name: Brande Roderick
Known for: Being a Playboy playmate and various acting and reality-show appearances
Playing for: California Police Youth Charities

Name: Dennis Rodman
Known for: Being an NBA star and acting like a bad boy
Playing for: CASA of New Orleans

Name: Herschel Walker
Known for: A long and productive NFL career
Playing for: Alternative Community Development Services/Project Turnaround

Name: Tionne Watkins
Known for: Being the “T” in R&B group TLC
Playing for: Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia

Source: Zap2It