Celebrity Apprentice is gearing up for a brand new season. The show, best known for making some of the most diverse celebrities put on their thinking caps, is ready for its eighth season with new stars and a new host. While Donald Trump is busy trying to win America’s heart, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is stepping in to fill his shoes. A slew of stars announced today [Thursday, January 28] they’re taking the sunny city of Los Angeles by storm as they compete for $250,000 for the charity of their choice. Among those names are famous athletes, entertainers, and reality stars.
First on the list of the new cast is famous boxer and daughter of Muhammed Ali, Laila Ali. Keeping the theme of legendary sport stars going, the show has also cast WNBA legend Lisa Leslie. Joining them are reality stars Porcha Williams (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Snookie of MTV’s Jersey Shore. The rest of the cast includes legends like singers Boy George and Vince Neil, making it a melting pot of celebs that will pull in multiple generations of viewers.
While the line-up is already impressive, there’s also a set of star-studded advisers. Those set to whip the new batch of apprentices into shape are actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, model and mogul Tyra Banks and businessman/investor Warren Buffet. The show, which has raised over $15 million dollars for charity thus far, is also getting some advisory help from Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer plus Schwarzenegger’s nephew, Patrick Schwarzenegger. While the ultimate decision of who is eliminated every week will be up to Arnold, we can’t help but wonder how the boardroom will transform with such a diverse cast.
There’s currently no set premiere date for season eight of Celebrity Apprentice and with Trump out and Schwarzenegger in, there’s sure to be a complete change of pace. When you put Grammy winners, superb athletes, “real housewives” and leaders of specialized industries together, things should get juicy. Check out the full cast list below.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi