New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast Announced

By: Celebuzz / January 14, 2011

Donald Trump announced the latest round of famous faces who’ll try to dodge the catch phrase “You’re fired!” on Thursday night, introducing the competitors for the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, People magazine reports.

The Donald, who yesterday revealed that he had turned down troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan for the new season, further noted that he “turned down 35 to 40 people” for this latest edition of his hit reality series, and characterized the current crop as “very talented people.”

So who are these very talented people? Singer Meatloaf, former Partridge Family teen idol David Cassidy, songbird Dionne Warwick and Latoya Jackson all made the cut, as did Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s NeNe Leakes, former baseball player/steroid-scandal poster boy Jose Canseco, Survivor winner and IRS target Richard Hatch, and actor Gary Busey.

Rapper Lil Jon, singer John Rich, former Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, Playboy Playmate Hope Dworaczyk, actress Marlee Matlin, actress/reality star Lisa Rinna, model Niki Taylor and Star Jones also earned a place for this season.

The new season of The Celebrity Apprentice will premiere March 6 on NBC.

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