What do you have when you take a bunch of former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestants want to win on the show and put them together to battle it out again? “The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” which NBC premieres on March 3, 2013, at 9 p.m. EST. The competing stars are:
- Trace Adkins (country singer)
- Stephen Baldwin (actor)
- Gary Busey (actor)
- Marilu Henner (actress)
- LaToya Jackson (sister of Michael Jackson)
- Penn Jillette (magician)
- Lil Jon (rapper)
- Claudia Jordan (TV personality)
- Omarosa (TV personality)
- Bret Michaels (lead singer of Poison)
- Lisa Rinna (actress)
- Brande Roderick (former Playboy model)
- Dennis Rodman (former basketball star)
- Dee Snider (lead singer of Twisted Sister)
All 14 of these contestants were on “The Celebrity Apprentice” before, and only one of these contestants (singer Michaels) is a previous winner. (He won in 2010.) The basic format of the show is still the same: In each episode, celebrities complete business challenges in order to raise money for their selected charities. The contestants are eliminated until a winner is named. The winner gets a grand prize of $250,000 for his or her charity.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” executive producer/host Donald Trump makes the final decision on which contestants get “fired” and who the winner is. He gets help from three eldest children (Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric), who assist in evaluating the contestants and offering their opinions on who should stay and who should be eliminated. Guest judges occasionally substitute when any of the Trump children is unavailable. Past “Celebrity Apprentice” winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, John Rich and Arsenio Hall will be guest judges on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Here is what Donald Trump, Michaels and Jackson said when they did a telephone conference call with journalists about “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
Mr. Trump, will this be the final season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”?
Trump: It has been doing very, very well in the ratings as you know. It’s the No. 1 show at 10 o’clock on Sundays. And we’ll see. You never know what’s going to happen. But certainly it has been doing very, very well in the ratings as you know and so I would anticipate that it would continue onward.
We have had 15 copies of “Celebrity Apprentice” or “The Apprentice” as I say. I guess there was another one last week, it was called “The Job,” and that was just terminated, I understand. But 15 copies and this is our 10th year, it’s our 13th season. So it has been a great success and it continues to do very well in the ratings as you know.
Drama sells in reality TV. Is this the most dramatic “Celebrity Apprentice” season yet?
Trump: I think it’s certainly one of the most dramatic seasons. We have tremendous interest in the season and we have brought back - including Bret and La Toya we have brought back some of the people that everybody really likes because it’s an all-star season. And I think yes, it’s a very dramatic season, amazing things happen.
Jackson: You have no idea, it’s very dramatic, it’s very exciting. There is so much going on. And you will see a lot of confrontations. It’s going to be a blast, you’ll love it. You will simply love it, everyone will.
Michaels: I have found that as being there the first time it was something I really wanted to do. I had an absolutely great time and coming back, obviously, it is extremely dramatic and you’ll just have to watch because it will keep you riveted.
Mr. Trump, what’s your take on Penn Jillette? Were you surprised that he came back this year after not quite fitting in with Clay Aiken in the previous season?
Trump: He actually does very well, and we’ve shot much of it and he does very well. He did very well the first time. And no, I wasn’t surprised. It has been extremely good for him and for his brand and for his show in Las Vegas and I wasn’t surprised. It was very easy to get everybody to come back.
We got everybody that we wanted back. And it’s actually very easy to cast the show because everybody really wants to be on it. Whether it’s Piers Morgan or Joan Rivers or Trace Adkins or so many others or Bret, so many have done so well for themselves and their brand. They have made a lot of money and they have also made a lot of money on the show itself for charity but their brand has made a lot of money. So I wasn’t surprised to see him come back at all, no.
Bret, after winning “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2010, did you feel like you had an advantage going into this season? What was your approach?
Michaels: The truth is here is the absolute truth. I actually felt like I had probably a major disadvantage because I feel like it’s like you want to call it the Super Bowl Syndrome: when a team comes back that has won it, everyone is gunning for them. But I loved everyone who was on it and listen, as a lifelong diabetic, it’s a great opportunity for charity. I wanted to do it. But no doubt, when you’re coming back they’re going to firing for you, and you’ve just got to be strong and do the best you can.
Mr. Trump, you have a day job, we all know that. You make a lot of money doing it. So what do you find so appealing about still doing this show?
Trump: I think more than anything else it’s the success of the show. It has just been amazing how well it has done and it took people by storm. As you know it became the No. 1 show in many evenings over the years and it has been just a great success and it continues to be a phenomenal success for NBC and for me and for us. So I think more than anything.
It has been an amazing success and I think maybe that’s why I keep doing it. It’s just that old thing. I talked about “The Job” or I could talk about many, many other shows that have tried to copy “The Apprentice,” and they failed. They failed very quickly and miserably. And 15 of them now. I think more than anything else, it’s really the success of the show. I enjoy doing it. As long as it continues to be successful, I enjoy it.
La Toya, what was the greatest lesson or did you learn a lesson from being on “The Celebrity Apprentice”?
Jackson: It’s such a fascinating show and I love the fact that he has given us this opportunity to promote our networks and what we’re doing as far as our charities are concerned. But I think I learned that personalities are individuals and you have to really be strong and steadfast no matter what happens, what you go through, stand by what you truly believe in, and don’t let anyone deviate and you go into that road of deviation.
Was that something that was reinforced for you, because your mother is pretty strong? You have siblings who are pretty much kind of that way too. Did that just reinforce that for you?
Jackson: Those are my siblings and that’s different because we come from a different household. But when you’re in the real world working with people from different personalities it’s such a major difference because now you see the cutthroat and that’s so different. It’s totally different from your family.
Let me tell you, you’re going to love the show. I don’t want to give it away or tell too much. But it’s fascinating, it’s intriguing, it’s everything. I am so happy and so proud to be a part of this. I love it. I love it, I love what Mr. Trump offers to all of us.
Bret, what was the biggest lesson you learned by doing this the first time?
Michaels: You know what? The first time for me, and again I go back to this being a lifelong diabetic and my Life Rocks charity. It was an amazing opportunity. And when you go in there you’ve got to remember … it’s a strange bittersweet moment because you’re all very much friends and at the same time you’re all competing to win and win big money for your charity
And when you get into the boardroom, you hope that you don’t get too badly thrown under the bus. And I learned from the first year I did it, it was an amazing opportunity. And everyone talks about brand, but honestly just for the charity itself and as a diabetic to raise hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars and open up other opportunities outside of it, it was amazing.
Jackson: It is. It’s very exciting. And you asked me what I learned, I have to tell you that I learned this time you cannot really let your heart or emotions get too involved because if you do this is business and you’ve got to keep it business and you can’t let your emotions or your heart be a part of it. And I think Donald is very, very good at that. He knows how to separate the two.
Trump: They both do great, they both do great. I mean, it’s exciting stuff and these two people are special people. And Bret already won it. And to be honest I was a little surprised that Bret [wanted to come back as a contestant] because the others are sitting next to me as my advisors, the other winners. And Bret really wanted to go on the show and really make a lot of money for his charity and that took a lot of courage.
As somebody that won the show, I was surprised. I don’t think I would have done it. But as somebody that had won the show and then to go back for a second I think took a lot of courage. And he did that because of his you raise a lot of money for your charity. And I think it’s going to end up being very good for him too. We’ll see how that all turns out.
Mr. Trump, were you expecting more out of the contestants since they have been through the show before? Were you a bit tougher on them?
Trump: No, I think they became a lot smarter, they understand the system better. We have a couple that did very, very well that frankly I wasn’t expecting as much from and I think they have learned the system a little bit. So it wasn’t that I was expecting more, I think they have become much smarter.
And I actually think that it made for an exciting show, very exciting show. I think almost every one of them really have learned so much and it has become very, very exciting. It’s really a strong show, amazing show.
Were there any moves that surprised you? Did any of the contestants do anything shocking that we may have not seen before?
Trump: Well I think what surprises me more than anything else is the fact that these are name people, these are people that are successful and in some cases very, very successful like Bret and like La Toya. But they’re very successful people. And it is a tough go. They devote so much effort, so much time, so much energy and I’m just amazed. You know, I don’t know, there aren’t very many people that could do it and I give a lot of credit to the people that go on the show.
And certainly, it’s good for them but it’s also good for charities because they raise we have raised literally probably over $10 million to charity on the various shows. And it’s great, I love it, I love it. We actually had a couple of nights where we raised $1 million in one night, over $1 million in one night. So it has been a great thing for charities.
Bret and La Toya, did you have any hesitation about going back on the show or did you immediately think, “Yes, I want to do this again.”
Jackson: I wanted to do it in the very beginning but the second time around I was a bit hesitant because I knew what I was faced with the first time. And I said, “You know what? You never give up, you always have to keep believing, you have to believe that you’re going to be the winner, you’re going to come through this really straightforward and strong.”
And I went for it, I went for it. Because if I have learned anything I have learned what Trump has taught us all that we need to put our best foot forward and don’t let anybody, anybody block us from anything that we wish to do or want to do. And I felt it was very, very important to bring awareness as well to my charity which was National Network to End Domestic Violence. Because this show is so big and so wonderful, he has given us this opportunity to bring this awareness to our charities where everybody sees it and that interest goes there and then they start giving to the charity which is incredible. And it’s wonderful all the people who need it.
Bret, what about you? Any hesitation?
Michaels: No hesitation on my part at all. I was excited to do it, I wanted to do it the first time I did it and again. When I actually did it the first time I wasn’t at the peak of my best health. So this time, getting the opportunity with the all-stars and with La Toya and everyone that was there and Trace [Adkins] and Penn. I mean, these guys are all of them successful at what they do.
There is a reason Mr. Trump and his show is a success. He’s a success in real life, in life life. And to be able to learn from that, I went in with no hesitation and realizing that the competition was going to be fierce. We all know each other, we all know the way each other plays, and for me I just went in headstrong and had a great time going there, zero hesitation. I would do it again.
Mr. Trump, why do you think the time was right to do an all-star edition of “The Celebrity Apprentice”?
Trump: It just seemed good. You know, we’ve had so many people that have done so well on the show. They didn’t win but they did really well and they were really liked by the audience because ultimately it is about them being liked by the audience. And we have Trace Adkins coming back, we have so many people that did so well and just really were liked.
And I have such respect for Bret going on the show and because he could have sat to my side and it wouldn’t have been the same risk. But I think you’ll see that Bret comes out amazingly, he comes out amazingly. But there was so much like and love for some of these contestants that we wanted to do an all-star version and bring back some of the [former contestants], whether it’s Gary Busey or Dennis Rodman, we have some great people coming back.
Are you harder on Bret because he is a returning winner?
Trump: That you’ll have to see, but I respect Bret at least as much and in many ways more. Because what he did took guts. I told him actually during the show, I can say the one thing I can say, I said, “I don’t know why you’re doing this.”
Because it’s like a heavyweight champion. You win the fight and then you sort of retire and then you want to come back and win it again. And it took a lot of courage and I respect that. I fully get it and I totally respect it. But I did say to Bret that was a courageous thing to do. And I think he did it for his charity, which is pretty noble.
And what about this particular all-star cast that makes for such a good mix of drama?
Trump: It’s a strong cast. It’s a very smart group of people. They’re people that have done well in life and also in the show, for the most part in the show and in life in all cases. It’s a very nasty show.
Omarosa is extremely nasty I can tell you. I’m a big fan of Omarosa by the way. I love Omarosa. But she was brutal wouldn’t you say La Toya? And La Toya handled it very well I will say but it was not easy. Do you agree with that La Toya?
Jackson: Absolutely brutal is right. And I was told over and over she’s very conniving and cunning and you’re faced with it. It’s right there. And she was brutal, absolutely.
Trump: But it’s going to be interesting and it’s great television.
What is Joan Rivers’ role on the show? She’s a judge now?
Trump: Yes, she will be a judge. And [my eldest children] Don and Ivanka and Eric are judges. But what we’ll do is put Piers [Morgan] on in a little bit. And the conflict between Omarosa and Piers which is just a continuation of what happened previously on the show as you know, the conflict is as good, as smart, as tough, as mean as anything that we’ve ever had on the show.
But Piers is a judge with me and he sits by my side replacing Ivanka a couple of times and likewise with Joan. And we have some amazing evenings. I mean, it’s really amazing. So in other words I have taken some of the past winners and made them judges to replace my children for a couple of shows.
Were there other people that you wanted on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”? What about Lisa Lampanelli?
Trump: Lisa would have been great … She was very recent so we didn’t do that. But Lisa was great, she did a fantastic job and what is even more important was very nice to me afterwards. Even during her comedy where she destroys people, she has been very nice to me so that’s great. Lisa is great. We got everybody we wanted.
As I said before, it’s very easy because of the success of the show and the ratings and everything it’s very easy. When we want people, we get them and people line up. Even the celebrities, they line up to be on it.
La Toya, what can you say about your own reality show?
Jackson: It’s called “Life With La Toya,” and it’s on Oprah Winfrey’s network.
Trump: I’ll be watching, that’s good La Toya, good.
Jackson: It’s wonderful. You guys are going to love it.
Trump: Good, I love that.
What does Gary Busey bring to your show? And did you consider bringing Meat Loaf back so that you had the same dynamic as before?
Trump: We were thinking but we didn’t want to duplicate the show. So we may have Meat Loaf back at a later time. He was fabulous, he was just great on the show. He was great.
And Gary is very interesting because he’s somewhat different. He has been solidified. He’s a piece of work. You know, in his own way he’s a genius. I guess we could say that Bret and La Toya, right? He really is, he’s amazing.
Jackson: He really is. He’s the smartest guy ever. As a matter of fact I just saw him last week and he is Gary. He hasn’t changed a bit and he loves you, Mr. Trump. That’s all he talks about.
Trump: Oh that’s nice.
Jackson: You never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. That’s the strangest part about it all, isn’t it guys?
Trump: He really did good. Bret knows him very well. And I think he really did well and he showed some of his smarts. Go ahead, Bret.
Michaels: Yes, Gary is a tremendous he is a tremendously smart human being and a character all mixed into one, you know what I mean? And the best part about it is it’s real, it’s sincere. He’s not going out of his way to be it; it’s just what he is. And he’s also very intelligent in his own way.
There’s no acting, it’s just the way he is. He is a very unique guy. He is a strange kind of a guy, but he’s a very unique guy. He’s very smart. It takes you a while to realize that and then he even borders on brilliance probably. But he’s great entertainment and great show business and people really wanted him to come back. Along with the two people you’re talking about and others. We really have an amazing cast. But people really wanted Gary back.
Jackson: I think Gary’s personality is so different from anyone else that he brings so much to the table, wouldn’t you say, Mr. Trump?
Trump: I think so and he’s very exciting. Unbelievable conflict you’ll see that comes out, unbelievable conflict.
What can you say about former “Celebrity Apprentice” winners John Rich or Arsenio Hall?
Trump: We’re very proud of them. They have gone on to very big things. Arsenio now has a late-night show coming up and he is going to do great. He’s a natural for that. So we’re very proud of him and John Rich also.
And what capacity will they be appearing on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”?
Trump: Judging, representing, replacing the children in the show.
What can you say to your Canadian viewers to convince them to tune in to “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”?
Trump: The show does very well in Canada. It’s one of the top shows in Canada and it has for a long time … So I just think it’s going to be more of the same. In a certain way, it’s going to be even smarter. I won’t say tougher, I think it’s going to be as tough but it’s actually smarter.
And I think they got this very much by the fact that they have learned the system and the system can be very complex but they have learned the system. So I think Canadians are going to love it. I think they are going to love it as they have.
Jackson: It’s so wonderful, you have no idea. I think you’re dealing with an ensemble with different personalities and they all know the game. They have all played the game so they’re coming in with their best foot forward. And what you’re going to see is going to be an amazing and I mean it’s going to be an amazing season.
Why didn’t you have Holly Robinson Peete or Melissa Rivers on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”?
Trump: They were all great. I have had some that I did not think were good and we wouldn’t have them back. But Holly Robinson Peete was great. Melissa had one of the great scenes in the history when she went she went crazy over something. And it was great television.
But this was the group we wanted. Everybody that we asked to be on the show we were able to get. Look at what has gone on with Trace and with Gary Busey and some of the people we have talked about and it’s just amazing. You have a list of the people on the show.
And it has just been a chemistry thing. We wanted the right chemistry. You never know if it’s going to work but we picked people and the chemistry really did work.
Bret, with all the health issues that you had the last time you were on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” were you a little bit nervous to be back on the show this year?
Michaels: No, to be honest with you. I’ve said this before. I didn’t hesitate for a minute. I had such an amazing time the first time I did it. And let me tell you what no one wants to say. This is the real truth. It is a very, very tough show and I’m talking schedule. When you go in, it’s a tough schedule. You want to get there, you want to win, you’re going up against all very competitive A type personalities.
And no. I didn’t hesitate for a second. They worked on the brain, the heart, the appendix. Most of the parts are fixed or gone. I said at this point I went back and I thought I’d feel a lot better. You know, the first time I did it I was pretty sick but this time I felt great. And I really wanted to be there and do it.
And La Toya is fantastic. She is a fighter and she’s kind. It’s a great juxtaposition. But everyone on there wanted to win and you get a lot of drama. It’s going to be great TV.
And who do you think is your biggest competitor on the show and who surprised you the most?
Jackson: In the beginning of the show I thought the biggest competitor, I knew it would be probably Penn. I just felt that. I don’t know why but I did of course. And Trace of course. However, I felt that I would have a lot of problems with Omarosa and that was just a feeling.
Because you can tell in the beginning when you see the people sort of sizing you out and saying little things to you but you’re still polite to them at the same time you’re going, “Oh my God, it’s going to be war at some point.” And you know it’s going to happen, you know it’s going to come. And yes, of course, it’s going to be an interesting season, let’s put it that way.
Michaels: I can add to this. I look at everybody as massive competition on that show because everyone wants to win. They didn’t go there to lose. And you’ve got to just bring what is your game and pray that it works and bring your A game and pray that it works.
And no doubt, La Toya said it best, everybody is competitive. And some of them — I won’t mention any names — are pretty good TV professional villains. And as much as I think I’ve got nerves of steel they can rattle you, they can rattle you no doubt.
Jackson: And Bret, you were a threat because Bret as we all know Bret has already won so at this point you’re thinking, “Oh no, Bret’s here. What are we going to do?” So yes, it’s very competitive. And that’s one thing that you have to really, really mentally get yourself prepared for because people will do anything, and I do mean anything as Bret knows to win.
Trump: And I’ll speak for Bret. He is very tough and he’s very, very smart.
Trump: So it’s just going to be amazing.
Mr. Trump since this is an all-star version of the show and everybody has been on it before, in your estimation did everybody perform better than they did the first time? And if you had to award a prize or a ribbon for most improved celebrity from the first time to this time who would it be?
Trump: I would say I can’t give names obviously because it would be inappropriate but a number of people really were different and performed better. Some didn’t perform as well I would say but a number of people really performed better than they did in the first show. And some are just smart people that they do well including the two people that you’re talking to. I mean, they’re very smart people and they do well.
You know, I said great things about Bret. People don’t get La Toya. She is sharp and tough as can be. She dealt with Omarosa so incredibly. I mean, what she had to go through, and that was not easy. And I have great respect for La Toya Jackson. So yes I think all of them, I think everybody really performed very well, to be honest with you.
Mr. Trump, how is this season divided? Was it male celebrities versus female celebrities or is it a mix?
Trump: Generally we find that male versus female is the best and that’s generally what we do. And we do a lot of that here. It just seems to work the best. There’s no great secret. We could come up with 15 different formulas but generally speaking we find that’s the best way of going about it. People like it. We don’t want to change a formula that works too much. It doesn’t get any better than male versus female. It’s time-tested.
La Toya and Bret, can you tell us why the charity you’re playing for is important to you personally?
Jackson: My charity that I was playing for was National Network to End Domestic Violence. As you all know domestic violence occurs all over the world and as we’re speaking now there are women and of course men that are just going through abuse at this very single moment. And they have no shelter, they feel that they have no lobby, they have nowhere to go.
So I’m here to let them know that we are doing something about it and there are shelters. There is an 800 number that’s right there for you to call and get help. This charity that I’m playing for, National Network to End Domestic Violence was actually formed by the people themselves. So they went out and they got together and said we need a charity, we need a place to stay, something to do and have people come and donate for us.
So I thought that was very commendable of these little kids and women who were basically really suffering to get together and do something and say this is what our charity is going to be about and this is what it is. And it needs awareness. And people are just watching and just donating and I’m so happy. You can never, ever, ever have enough. And I truly believe that no one charity is better than the other but just bringing awareness to it is what I’m here for and I am very proud and pleased to be happy working with Mr. Trump to bring that awareness to it.
Michaels: My charity is simply called Life Rocks Foundation, and I’ve had it for a really long time. Being a lifelong diabetic myself, obviously, a big part of it goes to diabetes. A big huge part of it which works also with ETF is St. Jude’s and childhood cancer and in Wounded Warriors and pet adoption. It’s got a variety of different things that we work. But it’s called Life Rocks Foundation Faces and Places and you just go to Bretmichaels.com and you see the thousands of faces and the money every penny has been donated over the years.
Bret and La Toya, is there anyone that you were sort of intrigued to meet before you met them and is there anyone you bonded with during the show and kept in touch with after the show?
Michaels: I get very excited and extremely passionate. My passion is both my blessing and my curse. La Toya was great; she’s fantastic. She is a unique person because she has a heart of gold and fiercely competitive. We kind of share that same thing. You’ve got a good heart but you also want to be very competitive.
But everyone on the show I’ve known Trace for a while, Penn — all these people, very, very competitive people. And each of them brought a different winning quality to the table. And I’ve got to be honest with you, very, very, very dramatic season.
Jackson: I have to say that I was really, really thrilled and I do mean thrilled, and I’m not saying this Bret because you’re on the phone. He’s a big rock star. And I thought he had already won and he’s wonderful and I just could not wait to meet him. And I never really expressed that to you because like Bret said, once you get there, you get in work mode immediately because you know that competition is there. But I was truly looking forward to meeting him and he’s such a wonderful person. And I will always, always adore Bret as well as Penn Jillette who is such a sweetheart, isn’t he guys?
Michaels: He’s great.
Jackson: Yes he really is.
Michaels: Very intelligent and pretty to the point.
Jackson: Yes, but he has a heart of gold as well — just like you, Bret.
Michaels: Yes, thank you.
La Toya and Bret, what made you choose different charities this time?
Jackson: I chose a different charity because I like helping different charities that I work with and I felt that this is one that needed that awareness brought to it. And that’s why I wanted to slightly go in a different direction because I believe that all charities need and they will always need so I figured why not give to this one. Because a lot of kids, a lot of parents are suffering right now, needy mothers who have no place to go. And I said this will be the perfect vehicle for this. What about you, Bret?
Michaels: The Life Rocks Foundation very simple, it was also part of what I did last time with the ADA [American Diabetes Association]. And again, I go back to this: I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic since I’ve been 6, and I fight hard for that. But there’s a lot of causes and the Life Rocks Foundation was part of what we won for last time with the ADA, the American Diabetes Association.
And again I would come back and if they asked me again to do this again I’d come back and fight again. It’s one of those things I love. I love the show. I love watching it, aside from doing it but the opportunities it gave me to help me to learn how to raise money for charity and also do what I do by giving money to charity, it’s both. And Life Rocks is part of what ADA is, a big portion of it goes to the ADA.
Mr. Trump, if you were to compete on the show what charity would you play for and why?
Trump: I support many, many charities and a lot of good ones. But I would do something probably with either AIDS research, cancer research, or the Police Athletic League in New York City. They do a fantastic job. Dana-Farber is fantastic up in Boston. I have many, many charities. And that would be very, very hard for me, I’d have to pick one. But any one of those would be good as far as I’m concerned.
Do you think people tune in for the Trump family dynamic? Because your show does show very good family values and the importance of having your children work really hard.
Trump: I think some people do. They like my children, they like Ivanka very much. That has been proven and tested and they like my children. And I think yes, I think they do, I think some do. I think some turn in for the conflict and the fighting and some turn in to learn.
A lot of reasons to watch “Apprentice.” And it started out as a very educational thing and it continues to be that but the entertainment value certainly has to be there, otherwise you wouldn’t have too many viewers. It wouldn’t be on for 10 years now.
Could you please talk about some of the challenges you went through this season, which ones were maybe your favorites or the ones that stand out the most to you?
Jackson: Are we allowed to speak about that, Mr. Trump?
Trump: Probably not. We’re probably not supposed to do that. How about giving them a different question? We don’t want to ruin the show by talking about the challenges. They will be seeing them pretty soon. Go ahead.
Could you talk about then some of the people that we’ll be seeing as making appearances, maybe some of your friends we’ll be seeing?
Trump: I can tell you that we have a lot of stars coming on that help the stars, the stars have brought in order to raise money. Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood will be coming onto the show. We can’t tell you who they are yet, we’re not allowed to.
But we have a lot of people coming on to help everybody, Bret and everybody else. I mean, they have gotten a lot of their friends who are very, very big people, mostly the entertainment world and they’ll be coming onto the show and making appearances, yes.
Jackson: And there will be a lot of stars because there are a lot of stars that come back to the show which is just incredible.
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