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‘Celebrity Apprentice’ brings back 14 for all-star season

NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” is bringing back 13 players fired from past “Apprentice” contests, plus one notable winner, in the first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

The series, which starts shooting this new season on Monday for a March 2013 premiere, announced its slate of 14 contenders Friday morning.

They are:

•Country music star Trace Adkins

•Actor Stephen Baldwin

•Actor Gary Busey

•Magician and illusionist Penn Jillette

•DJ artist and rap star Lil Jon

•NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman

•Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider

•Actress and author Marilu Henner

•Singer La Toya Jackson

•TV personality and actress Claudia Jordan

•Reality star Omarosa

•Actress and author Lisa Rinna

•Playboy Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick

•Poison frontman Bret Michaels, who in 2010 emerged as the winner.

The winner, as usual, will collect $250,000 to donate to his or her chosen charity.

– Associated Press