Trump appeared on TODAY with Matt Lauer this morning, and went through the new list, which includes:
- Clay Aiken (“American Idol” runner up, pop star)
- Michael Andretti (IndyCar race car driver)
- Teresa Giudice (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”)
- Victoria Gotti (“Growing Up Gotti”)
- Lisa Lampanelli (comedienne)
- Dayna Mendoza (former Miss Universe)
- Dee Snyder (rock musician)
- Paul Teutul, Sr. (“American Chopper”)
- Arsenio Hall (talk show host, comedian)
- Adam Carolla (radio host)
- Lou Ferrigno (bodybuilder, “Incredible Hulk” TV actor)
- Penn Jillette (magician, comedian)
- George Takei (“Star Trek” actor)
- Cheryl Tiegs (supermodel)
- Debbie Gibson (pop star)
- Tia Carrere (actress, singer)
- Aubrey O’Day (singer, “Making the Band”)
- Patricia VelÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¡squez (model)
Several contestants were in the studio with Trump for the announcement.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Three episodes are already taped, and Trump calls this cast “the biggest we’ve ever had”.
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, Trump DID say that he can’t even consider jumping back into the political race until the show ends in May.
Thank goodness for “Celebrity Apprentice”.