Certain celebrities will be hearing this phrase soon, and not for the first time. Taking a page from ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, NBC’s Donald Trump show Celebrity Apprentice will be having their first Celebrity Apprentice: All-Star season, bringing back 13 celebrities from past seasons, plus one past winner (SPOILER ALERT: fired past contestants and past winner announced below.)
Says Trump, “We wouldn’t have done the All-Star concept unless we were able to get the right contestants back. They’re all very smart, and I think they learned a lot from their last go-around. This time, some of them will change their game to fool their rivals — some for better, some for worse.”
Here are the 14 All-Star contestants:
1. Playboy “Playmate of the Year” Brande Roderick
2. Actress and author Lisa Rinna
3. Reality star Omarosa, who competed in the first, pre-celebrity edition of The Apprentice
4. TV personality and actress Claudia Jordan
5. Singer La Toya Jackson
6. Actress and author Marilu Henner
7. Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider
8. NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman
9. DJ artist and rap star Lil Jon
10. Magician and illusionist Penn Jillette
11. Actor Gary Busey
12. Country music star Trace Adkins
13. Actor Stephen Baldwin
14. Poison frontman Bret Michaels. (Michaels won in 2010 despite being hospitalized from a brain hemorrhage).
As with past seasons, the winner will collect $250,000 to donate to his or her chosen charity.
Who will win? Even Trump wouldn’t presume to guess. “You can never predict,” he says. “I’ll see a contestant come out, and you would say they’re going to win, on the first day. And then they’re the first one fired.”
Despite his reservations on predicting a winner, Trump admits to playing favorites. “Absolutely, I do. Some people I like much more than others. I’m a human being, so I have my likes and my dislikes. But I don’t let that cloud my judgment. If I like somebody but somebody deserves to be fired, I’ll always fire them, as opposed to somebody that I don’t like if they don’t deserve it. I would lose total credibility if I did otherwise.”
The 13th season of the series will start shooting next Monday, October 15 and will premiere in March 2013.