January 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm #556087
Info on Arnold, Advisors (TYRA?) and contestants including Porsha Williams from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Boy George, Carnie Wilson and Snooki.
The new era for The Celebrity Apprentice is shifting into gear with a new setting, boardroom, cast and host, with Arnold Schwarzenegger replacing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for the eighth season.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, LA Clippers owner and ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba and Schwarzenegger’s nephew, Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, a 47-year-old entertainment lawyer, will make up the boardroom. The show will be set in Silicon Beach on LA’s Westside, home to major technology companies including Google, Yahoo, YouTube and others, with more of a focus on business and innovation. Here’s the complete celebrity lineup:
Laila Ali — the retired four-time boxing world champion and two-time hall of famer, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet — actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com
Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons
Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of “The Voice,” as well as a top fashion designer and photographer
Matt Iseman — “American Ninja Warrior” host, comedian, actor and licensed physician
Carrie Keagan — Actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show “Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan”
Carson Kressley — Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse show exhibitor who owns saddlebred horses
Lisa Leslie — Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA
Jon Lovitz — comedian, film and television star and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member
Vince Neil — lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe as well as eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star and New York Times bestselling author
Kyle Richards — actress and star of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills
Chael Sonnen — former UFC standout and mixed martial artist
Porsha Williams — model, singer and star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Ricky Williams — Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens
Carnie Wilson — singer, television host and member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.
This season’s winner will receive a $250,000 check to give to their designated charity.January 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm #556089
I think it’s a nice cast. It’s the least “who?” celebrity list ever, at least half of these people are still kind of around or people still remember them.
Porsha will definitely try to take on Kenya’s “legacy” of crazy, Snooki should be entertaining to watch.
I have high expectations, I don’t know how this will turn out. Would’ve been nice to at least mention a semi possible date like “spring” or “summer”. But they said nothing.January 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm #556090
Wow Arnold, really bringing in the A-listers. Jon Lovitz will clearly be the first one eliminated.January 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm #556091
That’s a great group! I’ll be rooting for Boy George, I also really enjoy Carrie Keagan tooJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:29 pm #556092
Tyra I think is a good choice for an advisor, I mean she’s made herself an empire and is a Harvard Business grad.January 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm #556093
I have not watched The Apprentice in years but I might tune it to see how Schwarzenegger does as the host.
I enjoyed The Apprentice but seeing Trump sometimes axe people with the stupidest of reasons and keeping ppl for ratings kinda makes me forget about the show.January 29, 2016 at 7:06 am #556094
Just my thoughts on the contenders:
Laila Ali: She is one of my favs becuase she is so tough and smart (did anyone else watch her on DWTS or Chopped?).
Brooke Burke-Charvet: Not a fan of her to be honest but overall she can go far.
Eric Dickerson: This was the only one that I had to look up becuase I had no clue who he was and I’m impressed by his stats so if he takes that mentality into the show he could go very far.
Boy George: I’m at a loss for words here. Not sure what to expect.
Matt Iseman: I despise this man but people seem to love him.
Carrie Keagan: I’d bet she knows some big celebs.
Carson Kressley: Early ouster I’m guessing if he doesn’t take it seriously.
Lisa Leslie: I’m psyched for this one.
Jon Lovitz: First out I’d guess lol
Vince Neil: The one I’m most excited to see in action.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: I’m going to try not to say anything bad about her becuase she seems normal now….so “She is pretty to look at”.
Kyle Richards: Interesting….she could be fun
Chael Sonnen: Yes!!!!! Big fan of this guy.
Porsha Williams: Oddly feel like she is a contender.
Ricky Williams: Could be fun
Carnie Wilson: Ok I kinda hate her too. Good voice though.
As for the advisors: The only one I’m iffy on is Patrick. The rest I like.January 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm #556095
They had me at Porsha Williams.January 31, 2016 at 9:42 pm #556097
They had me at CARNIE. WILSON.
That is all.February 3, 2016 at 1:53 am #556098
I’ve watched every season of The Celebrity Apprentice and The Apprentice and it always makes for good trainwreck TV; so I’m tuning in. I want to see how badly NBC screws this one up.
Really, The Apprentice story is a fantastic telling of NBC’s fortunes as a network. The Apprentice debuted just as NBC was starting to lose its ground and it has only stuck around because NBC has almost nothing else to replace it.