Donald Trump may be out at NBC, but that isn’t stopping Celebrity Apprentice — now helmed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his multitude of catchphrases — from busting back onto your TV screen and demanding you watch your favorite reality stars (and the occasional beauty blogger/person you’ve never heard of) be completely humiliated by the former governator and his cronies. No contestant can ever top Gary Busey in the entertainment department, but this season’s slate of hopeful executives is full of people you’d expect to be on a reality show about making bank (Carnie Wilson, for instance, who’s been on all of them at this point) and some that you wouldn’t want anywhere near your conglomerate, even if it was already failing (looking right at Snooki).
Here’s the full list of contenders, which was posted to Facebook as a meeting reminder:
If you can’t see the list, here are all the contenders: 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.
In addition, Schwarzenegger has employed his son Patrick to assist him in deciding who to let go of. Other advisors this season include Waren Buffett. Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, and, worryingly, Jessica Alba.
Who do you think will be “Hasta la vista-ed” first? And who will actually “Get to the choppa?” Actually, how great would it be if that was in the finale? Instead of the winner being told they’re hired, both finalists would have to race to a helicopter. One would be allowed inside, the other would be pushed off a tall building, never to be heard from again. (Please let the finalists be Jon Lovitz and Kyle Richards. Please.)