Donald Trump Announces ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast, Includes Former Champ Bret Michaels (VIDEO)

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NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice is back and this time Donald Trump is bringing us an eclectic group of all-stars.

The business mogul appeared Friday on the Today show with his new cast to make the announcement with Matt Lauer. Among the most notable of this year’s group of celebrities is former winner Bret Michaels, who won the competition in 2010 during Celebrity Apprentice 3. When asked why he’d come back, the former front man of Poison told Lauer, “Last time I was really sick, and this time I’m ready to come back..”

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The cast also includes TV personality Claudia Jordan, rapper Lil’ Jon, actor Gary Busey, actress Lisa Rinna, basketball player Dennis Rodman, magician Penn Jillette, singer La Toya Jackson, country music star Trace Adkins, Twisted Swister lead singer Dee Snider, actress/author Marilu Henner, Apprentice alum Omarosa, actor Stephen Baldwin and Playboy playmate Brande Roderick.

Some tension was noted on the Today show between Baldwin and Adkins who had previously clashed on the reality competition program. When asked by Lauer if there was any bad blood, Atkins appeared to joke, “I hate him.”

To which Baldwin replied, “I love him. I think so far it’s been very sweet and peaceful and calm but that’s kind of scary. Ithink we have a couple of zingers coming, it should be very exciting.”

Each celeb will again be competing for a $250,000 donation to his or her charity.

It was announced Thursday that previous season winners including Joan Rivers, Piers Morgan, John Rich and Arsenio Hall will be appearing on the season as advisors to Trump.

Filming for the show begins Monday and the new season is set to air in March of 2013.

You can watch Trump’s announcement in the video above.

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