‘Celebrity Apprentice’ 2016 Cast Announced!
“Celebrity Apprentice” announced its cast for the 15th season, and its first with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday. The 16 contestants are a mix of actors, athletes, comedians, reality stars, and singers.
Those who will be facing Schwarzenegger in the boardroom are Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz,Vince Neil, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams, and Carnie Wilson. The advisers are Jessica Alba, Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett, and Schwarzenegger’s successful attorney nephew, Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
As Gossip Cop reported in September, Schwarzenegger was tapped to replace Donald Trump, who’s future with the show was questionable when he announced in June he was running for President. Not long after Trump made remarks about Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminal, NBC cut its ties to the real estate mogul. Upon being announced as the new host, Schwarzenegger said, “I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork. I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity.”
After Schwarzenegger was chosen to replace him, Trump tweeted, “Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He’ll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity.” Trump has yet to comment on this year’s cast.