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2008 Winter TV Preview: Celebrity Apprentice
Celebrity Apprentice - Season 7
Premieres: Thursday, January 3rd at 9:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Mark Burnett
Starring:: Donald Trump, Trace Adkins, Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Tito Ortiz, Vincent Pastore, Gene Simmons
In previous seasons of The Apprentice, people from various backgrounds competed against one another in different business-related competitions in an effort to not get fired by The Donald. The last man (or woman) standing would win the opportunity to run one of Donald Trumpís companies. While many of the contestants are college grads, others have little more than a high school education and can still run with the best of them.
What sets this season of The Apprentice apart from the previous seasons is obviously the celebrity factor. Rather than successful businessmen/women competing for Trumpís approval, this season will include a number of celebrities from the sports and entertainment industries. Since most of the celebrity contestants will probably have better things to do than run one of Trumpís companies, theyíll be competing for charity rather than a job.
Honestly, if it werenít for the writers strike leaving the winter TV line-up pretty bare, I probably wouldnít be all that excited for this new season of The Apprentice. I havenít really had much interest in the reality series since the first season as it has almost always conflicted with something else I was watching that season. But between the quasi-celebs theyíve got set to compete in this season and the fact that there wont be anything else to watch on Thursday nights for a while, Iíll give Celebrity Apprentice a shot.
Iím very interested to see how huge Omarosaís ego is, considering the evil reputation she earned for herself in the first season of Apprentice got her enough celebrity status to be included in this seasonís line-up. Then again, based on some of the other contestants participating this year, thatís not saying much.
Iíll be rooting for Piers and Pastore for the guys and of the women, Nely Galan. Telemundo rules!
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