January 27th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Donald, you old fox
Just when you think Donald Trump has mined all the D-list (and below) pseudo-celebrities he can find for Celebrity Apprentice, NBC releases the cast list for the new season! Now in it’s fourth iteration, the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice features the most actual celebrities and least athletes or reality show stars than any other season. Few “celebrities” have successfully stayed in the public eye after their season ended; current relevant ex-Apprentice contestants include Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Khloe Kardashian, and Bret Michaels (the hole in his heart is now entirely closed! Yay!).
So! Meat Loaf? Awesome! Can’t wait for Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of Atlana’s breakout star, to unleash her blunt style all over The Donald. Psychics–er, singers–La Toya Jackson and Dionne Warwick? Interesting. Potential loose cannons Gary Busey (actor), Richard Hatch (nudist, first Survivor winner, tax evader), and Star Jones (lawyer, formerly on The View) give viewers preexisting villains. There are also some surprises, like Marlee Matlin (lady, you have an Oscar!) or Lil Jon (don’t you have some rapping to do?), or country singer John Rich. And, of course, the inevitable WTFs. Jose Canseco! Haven’t seen you since The Surreal Life! Niki Taylor, can’t you get Bravo to do another season of Make Me a Supermodel? Mark McGrath, isn’t there an evening entertainment newscast you should be fronting? I do believe Lisa Rinna, Hope Dworaczyk and David Cassidy have nothing better to do.
The show doesn’t premiere until March 6th, but someone amazing has already compiled a flattering group shot below! It’s probably safe to predict we’ll see NeNe and Star get into it with either each other or someone else. La Toya and Dionne will bond over their psychic abilities, Jose Canseco will perv all over Hope Dworaczyk, and Marlee Matlin will pretend she can’t hear any of them and walk home with the prize. Well–her or Meat Loaf. Never underestimate the power of a man who will do anything for love (except that)!