2012 Celebrity Apprentice Cast Revealed
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice will feature a slew of reality stars, comedians and singers. Donald Trump calls the 18-person lineup, "the best cast ever."
Trump said of his new proteges, "It's hard to top the last few seasons, but we think we've done it. We didn't want to change much. We're not looking to reinvent the show in its 12th season. I think we have a great, very diverse cast. It's amazing the abuse they take and the kind of work they put in."
- The winner will earn $250,000 for the charity of their choice. The season will premiere within the next few months.
The new cast:
- Clay Aiken, 32: Second-season runner-up on American Idol
- Marco Andretti, 24: IndyCar series driver. Father is Michael Andretti and his grandfather is racing legend Mario Andretti.
- Tia Carrere, 44: Musician and actress.
- Adam Carolla, 47: Former Man Show host, who also appeared on Dancing With the Stars and used to cohost Love Line with Dr. Drew Pinsky.
- Lou Ferrigno, 59: Actor and bodybuilder.
- Deborah Gibson, 41: The pop singer formerly known as Debbie Gibson.
- Teresa Giudice, 39: From The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Victoria Gotti, 48: Author of several books and former star of Growing Up Gotti is the daughter of late NYC crime boss John Gotti.
- Arsenio Hall, 55: Former late-night host and Eddie Murphy's costar in Coming to America and Harlem Nights.
- Penn Jillette, 56: Comedian and illusionist.
- Lisa Lampanelli, 50: Raunchy, racy comedian and frequent roaster for Comedy Central.
- Dayana Mendoza, 25: The singer and Venezuelan TV personality was crowned Miss Universe in 2008.
- Aubrey O'Day, 27: Singer and former member of Danity Kane.
- Dee Snider, 56: Twisted Sister frontman.
- George Takei, 74: Actor and gay rights activist played Sulu on Star Trek.
- Paul Teutul, Sr, 62: Motorcycle designer and star of the Discovery Channel's reality hit American Chopper.
- Cheryl Tiegs, 64: Actress and former supermodel.
- Patricia Velasquez, 40: Venezuelan model and actress from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns