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'The Celebrity Apprentice' 2012 cast announced

This season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' will have the biggest stars, according to Donald Trump. The Season Premiere will air on Sunday February 19, 2012 on NBC at 9:00pm ET. Following are the cast members and what they are famous for.

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Candidate Bios

  • Adam Carolla With their partner Daniel Kellison, Carolla and Kimmel are the heads of Jackhole Industries and have created and starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, "The Man Show" (1999-2003) and "Crank Yankers" (2002-present).
  • Arsenio Hall On January 3, 1989, "The Arsenio Hall Show" made its debut. Virtually overnight, Hall changed the face of late night television by captivating young viewers across the country.
  • Aubrey O'Day The singer, dancer and actress has played some of the most popular musical characters on stage, including Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," Carmen in "Fame," Sandy in "Grease," Liesl in "The Sound of Music," Tzeitel in "The Fiddler on the Roof," Mimi in "Rent," Elphaba in "Wicked," and Val in "A Chorus Line."
  • Cheryl Tiegs is a model, designer, author, businesswoman, public speaker and avid spokesperson for health and fitness, the environment and underprivileged children. Tiegs is the very definition of "Supermodel" and is acknowledged as an icon for women of all ages.
  • Clay Aiken joins 'Celebrity Apprentice' seven years after winning 'American Idol'. He has sold more than six million copies worldwide of his four albums: the double-platinum "Measure of a Man" (featuring the hits "Invisible" and "This Is the Night"), 2004's platinum holiday CD "Merry Christmas with Love," 2006's gold-certified "A Thousand Different Ways" and 2008's "On My Way Here" - all of which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard chart.
  • Dayana Mendoza On July 13, 2008, in front of nearly one billion viewers worldwide, Dayana Mendoza's life changed forever when she was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
  • Debbie Gibson For more than 25 years, Debbie Gibson has proven she's an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actress and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer.
  • Dee Snider While perhaps best known as the lead singer of '80s sensation Twisted Sister, there is so much more to Dee Snider. He has starred in several reality TV shows including "Gone Country" with John Rich, MTV's "Rock the Cradle" with his son Jesse and "Growing Up Twisted," an A&E series featuring the entire Snider family and their Long Island lifestyle.
  • George Takei With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series "Star Trek," in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of "Star Trek" and later reprised his iconic role in six movies. More recently, Takei won over a new generation of fans with his recurring guest role on the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" as Kaito Nakamura, the father of time-traveler Hiro Nakamura.
  • Lisa Lampanelli is comedy's lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as "more than a standup - a standout," by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from The King of All Media Howard Stern, who called her "a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time."
  • Lou Ferrigno An internationally famous and well-respected bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on television as "The Incredible Hulk," the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner.
  • Michael Andretti son of racing legend Mario Andretti, has the third most wins of any driver in IndyCar history with 42 victories, and he led 6,702 Indy car laps during his career. Currently, Andretti is the Chairman, President and CEO of Andretti Autosport and runs two full-time driver programs in the IndyCar series, where he has been equally successful as an owner - he is the most winning team owner in IndyCar history. As one of the most well-known racing personalities in the United States, Andretti stepped out of the race car on a full-time basis in 2003 as CART's most successful driver.
  • Patricia Velasquez Born in Venezuela, Velasquez climbed to the top of the fashion world becoming the first Latina supermodel, working on the runway for Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Herrera to name a few. Velasquez's exotic features have graced the covers of countless magazines such as Vogue, Bazaar and Marie Claire, and she has starred in several commercial campaigns including Allure, Pantene and New York & Co.
  • Paul Teutul, Sr. is known to the world as the massive and mustachioed owner of Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle manufacturing company featured on Discovery Channel's hit reality series "American Chopper."
  • Penn Jillette Penn Jillette is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy Award?winning magic duo and Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller. His solo exposure is enormous: from Howard Stern to Piers Morgan, from Oprah to Glenn Beck, to the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Teresa Guidice As a New York Times best-selling author, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is taking the food world by storm. The fearless TV personality is emerging as a burgeoning businesswoman through her irresistible Italian-based cookbooks and forthcoming business ventures.
  • Tia Carrere Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television, and a Grammy Award-winning musical artist Carrere has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters, among them, "Wayne's World 1 & 2" with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, "True Lies" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Rising Sun" with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes.
  • Victoria Gotti is best known as the matriarch in the hit A&E reality show, "Growing Up Gotti," which chronicled the life of Gotti and her three sons, Carmine, John and Frank. Filmed at their family home on Long Island, the boys quickly became celebrity heartthrobs.

Stay in touch with Celebrity Apprentice Examiner to see who will be first to leave the boardroom in the season premiere of 'The Celebrity Apprentice'.


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