By Janice Kay
Jan. 4, 2012
This morning on ‘The Today Show’, Donald Trump announced the new line up for this year’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and it looks like it’s a season for the sci-fi fans to tune in to! Two of the eighteen celebrities announced are none other than famed ‘Star Trek’ alumni George Takei and the former green Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno.
Takei and Ferrigno will be up against other celebrities for a chance to win $250,000 for their charity. If you’re not familiar with the show, each week celebrity teams will be given a task to complete. Under the scrutiny of Donald Trump, they will undergo the stress of long hours to get the task done, a grueling deadline to meet, and the personality clashes that come when you throw a group of people with nothing in common together. The team leader of the winning team will get a check towards their charity. The losing team leader and one other person from that team will have to defend why they shouldn’t leave the show and be fired by Mr. Trump himself. Ultimately, it will come down to two celebrities that will compete for a check for $250,000 to be given to their charity and the bragging rights to be ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’ Past winners include Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels and John Rich.
But don’t think the show is all peaches and roses. After all, it IS a reality show much like ‘Survivor’ (which by the way Mark Burnett who executive produces that show also is the executive producer for this one). Celebrities can get down and dirty as the competition relies on making alliances, setting other people up for possible failure (did you watch last year with NeNe Leakes and Star Jones?) and just dealing with other people’s egos.