Have you been feeling a void in your life that can only be filled with an odd assortment of famous people teaming up to sell branded products, gripe about everything and scream accusations at each other in a faux boardroom setting until a billionaire with bizarre hair tosses them out?
Color me shocked.
Well, that hasn’t stopped NBC from putting together a new season of The Celebrity Apprentice, debuting next month.
As in past seasons, the cast is a mixture of headline-grabbing reality-show vets and whatever-happened-tos. Among the ones vying for The Donald’s approval this time is RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice, who’s already posting pics of the experience on her website. Maybe she’ll fare better than fellow Housewife NeNe Leakes, who was on the show a couple of seasons back but didn’t make the finals.
Like Teresa, more than half of this season’s candidates are also parents, so they come equipped with skills that should serve them well in a business setting: negotiation, management of unruly people, an ability to improvise and think on their feet and long-range planning skills (what mom doesn’t keep a snack and a pack of tissues in her purse at all times?).
Have a look at these famous Apprentice parents and tell us: Which one will be the first to hear “You’re fired!”? Will Teresa and Victoria Gotti get into a war to rival Omarosa and Piers Morgan or Meat Loaf and Gary Busey?
(Don’t look at me – I’m rooting for George Takei to win it all.)
Clay Aiken 1 of 11Claymates will be delighted to see the "American Idol" favorite in the boardroom. His son, Parker, will be 4 this summer.
Lou Ferrigno 2 of 11The one-time Incredible Hulk is an incredible dad to his daughter and two sons.
Victoria Gotti 3 of 11Will Trump dare to cross the widow of the infamous John Gotti (and mom to his three sons)?
Tia Carrere 4 of 11The singer-actress has an adorable daughter, Bianca.
Dee Snider 5 of 11Dee's a reality-show vet - his whole family appeared in "Growing Up Twisted." Can't wait to see if he wears his famous makeup to attract customers to his team's projects.
Cheryl Tiegs 6 of 11Still looking ridiculously gorgeous at 64, Cheryl is the mom of an older son and 11-year-old twin boys.
Arsenio Hall 7 of 11The comedian and one-time talk show host has a son named Cheron.
Paul Teutul Sr. 8 of 11He's almost as famous for his volatile temper and his fights with sons Pauly and Mikey as he is for his custom-built motorcycles. Expect sparks to fly!
Adam Carolla 9 of 11A man of many talents, Adam is a radio host, comedy writer, car enthusiast, "Dancing With the Stars" contestant - and the dad of twins.
Penn Jillette 10 of 11The world-famous illusionist (here with magician partner Teller) has yet to pull out of his sleeve a good reason why he named his daughter Moxie Crimefighter.
Michael Andretti 11 of 11The son of racing icon Mario Andretti is a multi-time IndyCar champ himself, as well as the father of two sons and a daughter.
[Photos: Pacific Coast News; PR Photos (Andretti, Jillette)]
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