Arnold Schwarzenegger is in charge of the new edition of The Celebrity Apprentice, with NBC just announcing both the celebrity advisors as well as the celebrity apprentices. Warren Buffett, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, entrepreneur Jessica Alba, and Schwarzenegger’s nephew/entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger will serve as advisors on the eighth season of the reality show.
The eighth season of The Celebrity Apprentice will be set in Southern California. To date, the reality show has raised $15+ million for charity. The winner of season eight will be awarded a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
The Plot: “New state-of-the-art headquarters in Silicon Beach — Southern California’s ever-growing technology hub — will house Schwarzenegger’s boardroom and the center of operations for the exciting and diverse line-up of business-savvy celebrities. Contestants will compete in challenging, business-driven tasks more focused than ever on technology and innovation, testing their ability to work together as a team while raising money and awareness for their favorite causes. Each episode will conclude with a compelling boardroom showdown, as Schwarzenegger evaluates the performances of all of the players before deciding which team wins the challenge and who will be sent home.”
Season Eight’s Celebrity Apprentices:
Laila Ali — the retired four-time boxing world champion and two-time hall of famer, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet — actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com
Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons
Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of The Voice, as well as a top fashion designer and photographer
Matt Iseman — American Ninja Warrior host, comedian, actor and licensed physician
Carrie Keagan — Actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan
Carson Kressley — Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse show exhibitor who owns saddlebred horses
Lisa Leslie — Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA
Jon Lovitz — comedian, film and television star and former Saturday Night Live cast member
Vince Neil — lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe as well as eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star and New York Times bestselling author
Kyle Richards — actress and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills
Chael Sonnen — former UFC standout and mixed martial artist
Porsha Williams — Co-host of nationally syndicated Dish Nation, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, entrepreneur
Ricky Williams — Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens
Carnie Wilson — singer, television host and member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.