Celebrity Apprentice Cast Revealed: Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett and More Join Host Arnold Schwarzenegger
Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba and Los Angeles Clippers owner/former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer have signed on as advisers, joining Arnold Schwarzenegger as he hosts the reality competition series for the first time, replacing Donald Trump. Schwarzenegger’s nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, will also serve as an adviser.
The 16 contenders include all kinds of celebs, from athletes to reality TV stars: Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams and Carnie Wilson.
“I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger, 68, said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”
NBC has yet to set a premiere date, but the reality series is expected to return sometime in the 2016-17 TV season.