16 Celebrities Compete for Favorite Charities when “The Celebrity Apprentice” Shifts to Los Angeles

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29 December 2016
The Celebrity Apprentice
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“The Celebrity Apprentice”
Season 8 Premieres Monday, January 2 from 8 to 10 PM ET/PT on NBC
          Twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom. Advising the new head of the boardroom this season will be world-class business minds, including investment guru Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world; former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Tyra Banks, a supermodel, TV host, producer, accomplished businesswoman and CEO of  the Tyra Banks Company and cosmetics brand, TYRA Beauty; actress, author and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, the founder and chief creative officer of the Honest Company and Honest Beauty; and Schwarzenegger’s trusted confidante and nephew, prominent entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.

          Additional boardroom advisors this season are healthy lifestyle crusader and James Beard award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito, TV/film producer and “Extra” co-host Tracey Edmonds, digital influencer Justine ‘iJustine’ Ezarik, Emmy Award-winning TV host and previous winner of “The Celebrity Apprentice” Leeza Gibbons, Gemma Godfrey, the U.K.’s leading FinTech influencer and founder/CEO of online personal finance firm Moola, and Bob Harper, health and fitness expert, television star and three-time New York Times bestselling author.


The celebrity lineup is as follows:
  •     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 – Co-host of nationally syndicated Dish Nation, star of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ entrepreneur.
  •     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.
         New state-of-the-art headquarters in Silicon Beach — Southern California’s ever-growing technology hub — will house Schwarzenegger’s boardroom and the center of operations for the exciting and diverse line-up of business-savvy celebrities. Contestants will compete in challenging, business-driven tasks more focused than ever on technology and innovation, testing their ability to work together as a team while raising money and awareness for their favorite causes.  
          Each episode will conclude with a compelling boardroom showdown, as Schwarzenegger evaluates the performances of all of the players before deciding which team wins the challenge and who will be sent home.

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