Donald Trump Returns to the Boardroom in "The Celebrity Apprentice"

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28 December 2014
Celebrity Apprentice
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"The Celebrity Apprentice"
Sunday, January 4 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
Celebrities Compete to Win Money for Charity
And the Chance to Be Named the Next Celebrity Apprentice

          Donald Trump, executive producer and star of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” announced the new and exciting lineup of famous faces that will compete in the seventh installment of the series.  The new season will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9-11p.m. ET/PT before settling in its regular time slot, Monday at 8-10 p.m.
          Over the course of the series, “The Celebrity Apprentice” has raised over $14 million dollars for charity.
          This season’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” brings 16 diverse celebrity contestants to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City. Contestants will endure challenging tasks that test their ability to work together while ultimately raising money and awareness for their respective causes. Fans will be able to binge watch the show with two hourlong episodes, two boardroom showdowns and multiple firings airing every week.
          “This season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ is on point to be the best yet,” said Mr. Trump. “With 16 extraordinary contestants bringing their energy to the boardroom, it is sure to be a hit, as always.”
          Evolving television brand integration, Donald J. Trump and Mark Burnett welcome world-class companies as partners to the seventh installment of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” including, Universal Orlando Resorts, Anheuser-Busch, Cosmopolitan magazine/Cosmo Body, King’s Hawaiian, the Neat Company, Luvo, Chock Full O’Nuts, Trump National Doral and the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Celebrity Apprentice
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          Previous “The Celebrity Apprentice” winners return as advisors, including the late great Joan Rivers, who appears in two of this upcoming season’s episodes. Rivers won the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and impressed Mr. Trump with her incredible work ethic and unbelievable energy. Piers Morgan, the winner of the original “The Celebrity Apprentice,” also returns as an advisor. Other previous winners include Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and last season’s All-Star winner Trace Adkins.

The Contestants
Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable female snowboarders in America.  She was the first female gold medalist to win in slopestyle snowboarding at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Anderson’s other victories include four gold medals at the Winter X Games,  gold medals at every stop of the 2012 Burton Global Open Series, 2011 Dew Tour Champion,  2008, 2011 and 2012 first overall World Tour ranking and 2013 US Grand Prix Slopestyle Winner.
Johnny Damon
An MLB star for 18 seasons, Johnny Damon is one of the most respected and durable players in MLB history. Damon played for the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland A’s before winning the 2004 World Series with the Boston Red Sox and achieving legendary superstar status in New England. In 2009, he won a World Series with the Yankees, joining Babe Ruth to be one of just a few full-time, everyday players to achieve World Series rings with both the Red Sox and Yankees. Damon has been a member of the Detroit Tigers (2010), the Tampa Bay Rays (2011) and the Cleveland Indians (2012).
Vivica A. Fox
Vivica Fox has been featured in a series of hit movies and TV shows, most recently starring in the Syfy phenomenon “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” Fox has co-starred with some of Hollywood’s hottest actors including Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg and Academy Award nominees Will Smith, Uma Thurman and Queen Latifah. Fox’s feature credits include Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill,” “Ella Enchanted,” “Independence Day,” “Soul Food,” “Batman and Robin,” “Kingdom Come,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and “Juwanna Mann.”
Leeza Gibbons
Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well?known pop?culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Gibbons is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman and a New York Times bestselling author.
Brandi Glanville
Brandi Glanville traveled the world as a high fashion runway and print model for more than 17 years. She appeared on the glossy pages of premiere fashion magazines and worked for luxury design houses such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Gucci. Glanville recently added author to her resume, penning two best-selling books, “Drinking and Tweeting: and Other Brandi Blunders” and “Drinking and Dating: Social Media is Ruining Romance.” She is currently exploring more opportunities in publishing as well as other projects.  Her most important role, however, is mother to sons Mason and Jake. In her downtime, Glanville enjoys dancing, cooking, golfing, pilates, hiking, supporting her charities and building Lego castles with her boys.
Kate Gosselin
American television personality and author Kate Gosselin is a registered nurse and mother of twins and sextuplets. Gosselin and her family were featured in several specials on the Discovery Health Channel, along with their wildly successful American reality television series on TLC “Jon and Kate Plus 8” and “Kate Plus 8.” Airing from 2006 to 2011, the series focused on the challenges of raising eight children, including twins Cara Nicole and Madelyn Kate, and sextuplets, Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope and Joel Kevin.
Gilbert Gottfried
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as “The Comedian’s Comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Sig Hansen
Born in Seattle, Wash. Captain Sig Hansen is a fourth generation fisherman and one of the featured captains on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” Sig’s father, Sverre Hansen, was one of the pioneers in the Alaskan king crab fishery in Alaska and the builder of the family boat, Northwestern. Under the watchful eye of his father, Hansen began commercial fishing at the young age of 14. At 22, he started relieving captains as a “relief skipper” on the Northwestern. At 26, Hansen began serving full time as the Captain of the Northwestern. In its history of operation, the Northwestern has been a top producer with an excellent safety record. The Northwestern has never seen any serious injuries, which Hansen considers his greatest accomplishment for one of the world’s most dangerous occupations.
Shawn Johnson
American gymnast Shawn Johnson has accomplished a lifetime of achievements in her 22 years; including Olympic Medals, a New York Times best-selling book, a business and a career in broadcast.
Kevin Jonas
Kevin Jonas got his start in the digital world by leading all digital branding initiatives as they related to the Jonas Brothers, the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling band. Since then, he has used his knowledge of the tech and business worlds to collaborate on a number of apps and business ventures. For the past six years, Kevin has been working alongside Bill Werner as co-founders of JonasWerner Homes, building fine custom homes throughout New Jersey. Specializing in quality construction, JonasWerner Homes has been featured on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and DIY’s “Man Caves.”
Lorenzo Lamas
Lorenzo Lamas’ first big break came at nineteen, when he won the role of Tom Chisum in the blockbuster film “Grease.” From there, he was cast in several television roles including his big break in nighttime soap “Falcon Crest.” After nine years on “Falcon Crest,” he made a number of action movies including “Snake Eater,” “Body Rock” and “CIA Target Alexa,” which he also directed.
Kenya Moore
A breakout star of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Kenya Moore was the second black woman to be crowned Miss USA. Moore has stared in a variety of feature films including “Waiting to Exhale,” “I Know Who Killed Me” opposite Lindsay Lohan, “Deliver Us From Eva” with Gabrielle Union and LL Cool J, “Senseless” with David Spade and Marlon Wayans and the smash indie darling “Trois.”
Terrell Owens
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Fitness Expert, and six-time NFL Pro Bowler, Terrell Owens is a man on a mission. His extraordinary skills on the gridiron and elite athleticism raised the bar for Wide Receivers in the league. Owens is credited with being one of the most exciting and electrifying players ever to play the game, with 1078 Receptions, 15,935 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15 year career.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress who began her career at nine months old in a national print ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. Pulliam’s career continued to flourish as she appeared in “Sesame Street” and landed a role in the feature film, “The Last Dragon.”
Geraldo Rivera
A hard-hitting investigative reporter, accomplished interviewer and champion of citizens’ rights, Geraldo Rivera is one of America’s most successful television journalists and public advocates.  Through his distinguished work as an author, news producer, war correspondent, talk show host and philanthropist, Rivera has made enormous contributions in the fields of broadcasting and community service.
Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering is best known for his role as Steve Sanders in the teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210.” After ten years with “90210,” Ziering went on to appear in “CSI: NY,” “JAG” and Fran Drescher’s “Happily Divorced.”  Ziering appeared in the Tony Scott feature film thriller “Domino,” with Keira Knightley, “National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus,” “That’s My Boy” with Adam Sandler and “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars” with Nia Vardalos.

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