Pro Football Hall of Fame member Eric Dickerson, Basketball Hall of Fame member Lisa Leslie and reality television figures Kyle Richards and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be among the 16 contestants for the inaugural Arnold Schwarzenegger-hosted season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” NBC announced.
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, a former Microsoft CEO, will be among Schwarzenegger’s advisers, along with model-turned-television personality Tyra Banks, actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, the founder and chief creative officer of the Honest Company and Honest Beauty; and entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, a nephew of Arnold Schwarzenegger, NBC said Thursday.
The show’s boardroom will be in Silicon Beach.
The other contestants are:
— former boxing champion Laila Ali;
— actress, television personality ModernMom.com CEO Brooke Burke-Charvet;
— singers Boy George, Vince Neil and Carnie Wilson;
— “American Ninja Warrior” host Matt Iseman;
— actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and television personality Carrie Keagan;
— television personality Carson Kressley;
— comedian and actor Jon Lovitz;
— mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen;
— singer and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Porsha Williams; and
— Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame member Ricky Williams.
NBC announced in September that Arnold Schwarzenegger would replace Donald J. Trump as the series’ host.
—City News Service