DONALD TRUMP RETURNS TO THE BOARDROOM WITH THE FIRST EVER “ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE”
NEW YORK – Friday, October 12, 2012 – Donald Trump, executive producer and star of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” announced today the cast of the first ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Favorite competitors of the past five celebrity seasons will compete to raise money for charity and earn the coveted title of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
This season’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” brings back 14 celebrity contestants to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City. Contestants will work grueling hours on mentally challenging tasks that test their ability to work together. This season has all the ingredients to be the most exciting, and interactive yet.
“This season is going to be fantastic! We will have the first ever ‘All-Star Celebrity Apprentice’ with 14 of the best contestants from previous seasons. It’s going to be another amazing season!” said Mr. Trump.
The lineup of men rejoining the competition include: multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins, who competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; actor, author, and entrepreneur Stephen Baldwin, who also competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; magician, master illusionist and Vegas superstar Penn Jillette, who competed in the fifth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; DJ artist, rap star and entrepreneur Lil Jon, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Poison frontman Bret Michaels, winner of the third season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman, who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; rock star and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
The lineup of women rejoining the competition include: Star of ‘Taxi’ and best-selling author Marilu Henner, who competed in the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; entertainment icon La Toya Jackson, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; television/radio personality and actress Claudia Jordan, who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; “The Apprentice” original all-star Omarosa, who competed in the shows first season; actress, host and author Lisa Rinna, who competed in the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick who competed in the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
All contestants return this season to endure an entirely new set of tasks with the goal of raising money and awareness for their charity of choice. The rivalries will prove to be even tougher as they go up against competitors from previous seasons. Each has a second chance to be named “The Celebrity Apprentice” and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their charity. Last season’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” raised over $2,000,000 for the contestants’ charities.
“I absolutely love The Celebrity Apprentice,” said Executive Producer, Mark Burnett. “No other show on television has such an entertaining cast, such a dynamic host, and also raises so much money for charity. This season is going to be more fun than ever, and our loyal fans will not be disappointed.”
All tasks will be carefully monitored by Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) and his advisors, Don Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr), Ivanka (@IvankaTrump), and Eric Trump (@EricTrump.) For the first time ever four previous winners will return as advisors in this seasons’ competition. The advisors include: Piers Morgan, winner of the first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; Joan Rivers, winner of the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”; John Rich winner of the fourth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and Arsenio Hall, winner of the fifth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
Donald J. Trump – Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is the pre-eminent developer of quality real estate around the world, making the Trump brand synonymous with the gold standard. His commitment to excellence extends from his real estate holdings to the entertainment industry to his extremely successful product licensing division. As the star and co-producer of the NBC hit series “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” to his award winning golf courses and skyscrapers, his business acumen is unparalleled. His Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue has become one of the most famous landmark buildings in New York City, his Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City has received the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award, and Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was awarded the #1 Hotel in the US and Canada in July of 2010 by Travel & Leisure Magazine. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over ten bestsellers and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and the number selling business book of all time. Recently he purchased the iconic Doral Hotel & Country Club in Miami, and he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Mr. Trump is the archetypal businessman—a deal maker without peer and an ardent philanthropist.
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Donald Trump Jr. – As an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. works in tandem with his siblings Ivanka and Eric to expand the company’s real estate, retail, commercial, hotel and golf interests nationally and internationally. His extensive real estate development experience, rigorous education and inherent business sense add a level of detail and depth to the management of all current and future Trump projects.
Donald Jr. directs new project acquisition and development throughout the world, and actively oversees The Trump Organization’s property portfolio, which contains over 70 projects. He is involved in all aspects of the company’s development, from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, branding, marketing, operations, sales and leasing. He has overseen development projects including Trump Place and Trump Park Avenue in New York City, Trump International Hotel & Tower® in Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ in Las Vegas, and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland.
In addition to his real estate interests, Donald Jr. is an accomplished and sought after speaker. He has spoken extensively throughout the United States, and has given keynote speeches internationally, notably in Dubai and India. He has also been featured as an advisor on the highly acclaimed NBC show “The Apprentice”, and is a star of the “The Celebrity Apprentice”, currently approaching its 13th season. Mr. Trump is also an avid philanthropist, sitting on the Board of Directors of Operation Smile and is strongly involved in the Eric Trump Foundation. Donald Jr. received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ivanka Trump – As Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of The Trump Organization, Ms. Trump is charged with the domestic and global expansion of the company’s real estate interests. Ms. Trump directs all areas of the company’s real estate and hotel management platforms. She is involved in all decisions—large and small—from the acquisition phase to determining the interior selections for residences and hotel suites. Ms. Trump founded the Trump Hotel Collection with her brothers in 2007. Today, the company is regarded as one of the leading hotel management companies in the industry. In addition to overseeing operations, Ms. Trump also spearheads the interior design decisions for the Trump Hotel Collection properties and provides the creative vision for the brand as a whole. Currently the collection boasts 7 luxury properties and will continue to expand domestically and abroad with the recent additions of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. and the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida.
In addition to her work at The Trump Organization, Ivanka Trump is the principal of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, which launched to great success in 2007 and in the past 3 years she has expanded her brand into collections of apparel, footwear, handbags, outerwear and sunglasses. Ms. Trump recently re-launched her fine jewelry store as the flagship Ivanka Trump Boutique, a lifestyle store that encompasses all of her brands. Ms. Trump is currently one of the stars of NBC’s wildly successful “Celebrity Apprentice.” Ms. Trump’s first book, THE TRUMP CARD: Playing to Win in Work and Life quickly became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. Ms. Trump graduated Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and received a bachelor’s degree in science in economics. Ms. Trump gave birth to her first child, Arabella Rose with husband Jared Kushner in 2011.
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Eric F. Trump – Eric F. Trump joined The Trump Organization in 2006. As Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, Eric is actively involved in all aspects of real estate development and deal flow, both nationally and internationally. From acquisition and development to sales and marketing functions, he plays a pivotal role in Trump projects around the world. He is also credited, with his father Donald J. Trump and siblings Donald Jr. and Ivanka, with the creation and management of Trump Hotel Collection ™, the award winning hotel management company. Nationally, Eric has been instrumental in the development of Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump Tower™ Manila, and Trump Seven Springs in Westchester, NY. Eric has been instrumental in the expansion of Trump Golf – the company’s world class portfolio of courses. Eric continues to work very closely with the construction teams at all Trump National and International Golf Clubs to ensure that the courses and clubhouses are maintained to the highest caliber of Trump standards.
Along with his work at the Trump Organization, Eric actively pursues business ventures and opportunities on his own, including his latest project, Trump Winery, formerly known as Kluge Estate and Vineyard, a leading manufacturer of award-winning East Coast wines. Eric is a rising star in the business sector, and was recognized by Forbes Magazine among their top “30 under 30” in Real Estate for 2012. Eric also works fervently to aid children in need and founded The Eric Trump Foundation for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in 2007. Over the last five years, the Foundation has raised more than $4 million dollars in donations and is dedicated to improving the lives of children battling life-threatening or debilitating medical conditions at St. Jude (www.erictrumpfoundation.com).
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The Contestants of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Trace Adkins – Trace Adkins is one of Country music’s most versatile and accomplished entertainers. With an instantly recognizable baritone voice, he has earned platinum and multi-platinum albums with total sales surpassing $10 million. He is the author of “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck.” He charmed millions as a finalist on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” and was recently seen in the box-office topping theatrical release, “The Lincoln Lawyer.” In December 2012, he will co-host the American Country Awards on FOX for the third consecutive year. Adkins’ last studio album, “Proud to be Here,” featured the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin’” and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. He is currently preparing his eleventh studio album, which will feature the new American anthem, “Tough People Do.” The 6’6″ former oil rigger-turned-Country star is the father of five daughters.
Trace Adkin’s charity is the American Red Cross.
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Stephen Baldwin – Since his appearance in the late 1980′s TV series “The Young Riders” and then his breakthrough performance opposite Luke Perry in the acclaimed rodeo movie “8 Seconds,” Stephen Baldwin has crafted a wide-ranging career spanning movies, television, radio, books, and more. Amongst other highlights, he has appeared in the Academy-Award-winning film “The Usual Suspects,” competed against celebrities in the name of charity on Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” and published his autobiography, The Unusual Suspect, detailing his personal life, days of drug abuse, and ultimately, his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks. He also is the co-host of “Baldwin/McCullough LIVE,” a popular radio show broadcast to an audience of over 3 million listeners and television simulcast, available in over 26.7 million homes. The youngest of six siblings, including actors Alec, William and Daniel Baldwin, Stephen is happily married to Kennya Baldwin, with whom he shares two daughters. He lives with his family in New York.
Stephen Baldwin’s charity is the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
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Gary Busey – Gary Busey is enjoying a 42-year career in Hollywood. In fact, 2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of “The Buddy Holly Story” which garnered Busey a BAFTA win and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Buddy Holly. His other notable film credits include memorable roles in “The Firm,” “Under Siege,” “Point Break,” “Big Wednesday,” “Straight Time,” and “Lethal Weapon.” Busey became a household name and a TV sensation in his recent starring roles on “Celebrity Wife Swap” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” Busey’s other TV roles of note are his multiple appearances on HBO’s “Entourage,” a recurring role on the syndicated sitcom “Mr. Box Office,” and a special guest-star role on “Two and a Half Men,” where Busey played himself.
Gary Busey’s charity is the Busey Foundation for Children’s Kawasaki Disease.
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Marilu Henner – With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a super hero, Marilu Henner has deservedly earned the nickname “Perpetual Motion.” A five-time Golden Globe nominee beloved for her roles on two hit classic sitcoms, “Taxi” and “Evening Shade,” Henner is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books (including Total Health Makeover, The 30 Day Total Health Makeover, Healthy Life Kitchen, Wear Your Life Well, Total Memory Makeover). She has starred in over thirty films, six hit Broadway shows (including Grease, Chicago, Social Security, Over Here! and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), and was a contestant on the first installment of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” As featured on “60 Minutes,” Marilu is one of only twelve documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) and wrote her ninth book, the New York Times bestselling Total Memory Makeover with the goal to help others tap into their memories.
Marilu Henner’s charity is the Alzheimer’s Association.
Follow Marilu on Twitter @TheRealMarilu
La Toya Jackson – La Toya Jackson was born into America’s Royal Family of Music. Jackson made her debut at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas tap dancing and singing with her brothers, The Jackson Five. A true Renaissance woman, she has emerged as a successful entertainer, Grammy-nominated writer, two-time best-selling author, entrepreneur, television star, and international icon. She has performed in more than 90 countries, and in addition to her music successes, Jackson penned her first book in 1991, La Toya, Growing Up In The Jackson Family, which sold over a million copies as number two on the New York Times Best Seller List. The consummate philanthropist, Jackson dedicates herself to a number of causes stemming from both her own experiences and the continuation of causes her beloved brother Michael initiated. One of their common charities is AIDS Project Los Angeles, and in 2009, “Home” was released in Michael’s memory with all proceeds going to APLA. Due to her personal experience with abuse, Jackson is also focused on battered woman’s shelters. Television appearances include “Armed & Famous” on CBS, Britain’s “Celebrity Big Brother,” and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” She was the only Apprentice contestant to ever fight her way into being re-hired, after being fired by Mr. Trump.
In 2011, Jackson published her explosive memoir, Starting Over. In an account that sent shockwaves around the globe, Jackson shed new light on the dynamic of the Jackson family and the intrigue that surrounds them. She also shares her journey to hell and back at the hands of her former manager and husband, Jack Gordon, and divulges some of the most painful episodes of her life with an open heart and complete honesty. Her first EP release in over 20 years features songs inspired by incidents written about in the book. The title track, also named “Starting Over,” is an inspirational anthem about empowerment and overcoming obstacles.
La Toya Jackson’s charity is the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
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Penn Jillette – Penn Jillette is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy Award winning magic duo and Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller. Jillette most recently co-hosted the Discovery Channel’s “Penn & Teller Tell A Lie” and was a contestant on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” He cohosted the controversial Showtime series “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” which was nominated for sixteen Emmy Awards and was the longest-running show in the history of the network. His solo exposure includes appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “MTV Cribs,” “Chelsea Lately,” and he hosted the NBC game show “Identity.” As part of Penn & Teller, he has appeared more than twenty times on David Letterman, as well as on several other TV shows, from “The Simpsons,” and “Friends” to “Top Chef” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Together since 1975, Penn & Teller’s live show spent years on Broadway and is now the longest-running headliner show in Las Vegas where it plays nightly at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Penn’s latest book is God No! Signs You Might Be An Atheist and Other Magic Tales, which spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list upon its release in 2011. His new podcast, “Penn’s Sunday School” was the No. 1 downloaded podcast on iTunes during its debut week.
Penn Jillette’s charity is Opportunity Village.
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Lil Jon – For the last decade, Lil Jon has been one of the most prominent figures in music. Known best for his role in creating and popularizing the southern movement and lifestyle known as Crunk, Lil Jon has become one of the most sought after artists and producers in hip-hop. Widely known for his platinum-selling production, Jon has crafted groundbreaking hits for a diverse array of artists such as Usher, Ciara, The Ying Yang Twins, E-40, Ice Cube and more. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, whose smash hits “Get Low” and “What U Goin’ Do” have been among the biggest crossover hip-hop hits in recent times. He also has an endorsement deal with Oakley as well as a branding relationship with Don Julio. Lil Jon’s latest album Crunk Rock – which was released in June 2010 – spawned huge singles including both “Shots,” and “Outta Your Mind” with LMFAO as well as “Hey” feat. 3OH!3. Lil Jon’s consistent hitmaking has earned him legions of fans from Los Angeles to the Midwest to his native region, the South. He won BMI’s Songwriter of the Year award and has received eight Billboard Awards (for the two hit Usher tracks “Yeah!” and “Lovers and Friends”), a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award.
Lil Jon’s charity is the American Diabetes Association.
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Claudia Jordan – Claudia Jordan is a multi-talented actress, television and radio personality, best known as the most recognizable model on “Deal or No Deal.” She got her first taste of the entertainment business when she was crowned Miss Rhode Island in 1997. Shortly after, Jordan beat out thousands of hopefuls to become the second African-American woman ever to be a Barker’s Beauty on “The Price is Right.” Following her successful run on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump selected her to host the 2009 Miss Universe pageant on NBC. Jordan worked alongside Jamie Foxx for four years on his show, “The Foxxhole” on Sirius XM Radio and was eventually given her own eponymous radio show on Sirius XM, “The Claudia Jordan Show.” Jordan was recently cast in Producer Debbie Allen’s new sitcom, “My Parents, My sister and Me,” and is training for the film “The Runner,” playing an Olympic track star struggling with the temptation of performance enhancing drugs. She is also in pre-production of a new show for VH1 called “Tiny Tonight,” which will premiere on December 9th.
Claudia Jordan’s charity is the Tom Joyner Foundation.
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Omarosa – Omarosa first captured the public’s eye as a participant on the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” She holds the unique distinction of being the only three-time participant on the show. Omarosa has amassed a huge fan base by captivating the country with her no holds barred business savvy. She has appeared on more than 30 television shows, including scripted, unscripted and major talk shows, and has transformed her success into full-fledged stardom. Prior to being introduced to the world on “The Apprentice,” Omarosa served as Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House during the Clinton administration. She currently teaches Branding and Marketing in the MBA program at the Howard University School of Business. An ordained Baptist Minister, Reverend Omarosa also currently serves as Assistant Pastor of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. A journalist by trade, Omarosa utilized her extensive experience in unscripted television to help launch Reality Weekly Magazine, where she served as the magazine’s first West Coast editor. She parlayed that experience into her current position as West Coast Editor at OK! Weekly Magazine.
Omarosa dedicates most of her free time to community service. She has worked on behalf of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., the Positive Vibrations Program in Compton, California, and the Fred Jordan Mission in California. She has done missionary work in Nigeria, Senegal, Guyana, and the Gambia. Her most recent missionary assignment was in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake. In the wake of the tragic loss of her fiancé, Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, Omarosa has founded the Michael Clarke Duncan “You Can Do Anything” Organization in his memory (MichaelClarkeDuncan.org).
Omarosa’s charity is the Sue Duncan Children’s Center.
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Bret Michaels – Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, and product endorsements. Michaels rose to fame as the frontman of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands that helped define the rock ‘n roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Charting 10 singles in the Top 40 of Billboards Top 100, including the number-one single “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”, the band still tours together selling out venues across the country. Equally as successful, Michaels’ solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums, his last of which was Custom Built, released in July 2010. His current album release is set for November of 2012, entitled Bret Michaels: Good Songs and Great Friends, where he is joined by a group of legendary artists, who just happen to be great friends. Even though music is Michaels’ first passion, the multi-talented performer has achieved yet another accomplishment in the entertainment world with a successful reality TV career. His first reality TV show “Rock of Love”, is one of the most successful in VH1’s history, shattering weekly rating records during its run. Following three successful seasons of the show, he teamed up with VH1 for the docu-series “Life as I Know It”, which continued to prove Michaels as a ratings generator. Michaels is grateful for his success and has used his position to raise awareness for issues that are close to his heart.
Bret Michaels’ charity is the Life Rocks Foundation-National Philanthropic Trust.
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Lisa Rinna – With her exotic looks, prodigious talent, infectious energy and savvy business acumen, Lisa Rinna has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. In the realm of television, few can boast such an enduring and prolific career as small-screen queen Lisa Rinna. Rinna is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC’s daytime hit “Days of Our Lives. A longtime lover of fashion, Rinna recently launched her new collection belle gray by Lisa Rinna for QVC. Rinna recently released her third book, “The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book,” a follow-up to her other bestsellers “Rinnivation,” a candid look at her personal struggles with post-partum depression, and “Starlit,” a revealing roman a clef about life on and off the red carpet. Rinna competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and also participated in the national Dancing with the Stars tour. In 2010, Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin starred in the TV Land original series, “Harry Loves Lisa.” Lisa starred as Roxie Hart alongside her husband Harry Hamlin in the hit Broadway musical, “Chicago.” Before joining the Broadway cast on June 19, 2007, Rinna performed with the “Chicago” National Tour. Lisa resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Lisa Rinna’s charity is the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Follow Lisa on Twitter @lisarinna
Brande Roderick – In a city where beautiful women are a dime a dozen, Brande Roderick stands out as a star among the masses. Roderick finished in the top four on the second season of NBC’s hit show “Celebrity Apprentice.” Since being on the show, Roderick founded two companies: Pantofola D’oro, a designer shoe company where she has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger and Adam Levine, and Fantaz.com, an online Fantasy sports site where anyone can play Fantasy sports live against their favorite athlete. Other television appearances include roles in “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Jesse,” “Love Boat: The Next Wave” and “Baywatch Hawaii.” She’s also starred in “The Surreal Life” and “Celebrity Fear Factor.” Film credits include “Starsky & Hutch” and “Nanny Diaries.” She enjoys spending time with her two young sons.
Brande Roderick’s charity is the Promises 2 Kids.
Follow Brande on Twitter @BrandenRoderick
Dennis Rodman – NBA Hall of Fame player Dennis Rodman retired from the game in 2000. He played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Playing small forward in his early years before becoming a power forward, Rodman earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. Rodman also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA Championships. In 2011, he was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame and the Detroit Pistons retired his number, #10. Apart from basketball, Rodman is a part-time professional wrestler as well as a restaurateur. He had his own TV show “The Rodman World Tour” and starred in the action films “Simon Sez” and “Double Team” alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rodman was the winner of the $222,000 grand prize on “The Celebrity Mole,” he participated in the U.K. version of “Celebrity Big Brother” and he hosted “Geek to Freak” on Mark Cuban’s HDNet. Rodman is a long-time vegetarian, and in 2005 became the first man and first sports star to pose for PETA’s “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.
Dennis Rodman’s charity is Make-A-Wish.
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Dee Snider – Best known as the lead singer of 80′s sensation, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider has become an icon in music, television, radio and theater. He’s starred in several reality TV shows including “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Gone Country with John Rich,” MTV’s “Rock The Cradle” with his son Jesse and “Growing Up Twisted,” an A&E series featuring the entire Snider family and their Long Island lifestyle. He is also a frequent host on MTV Networks, and his long-running nationally syndicated radio show “House of Hair” is heard on more than 200 stations in North America. He’s had success in both voiceover work and the creation of “Dee Snider’s StrangeLand,” a horror flick that’s become a classic of the genre. His recent starring role on Broadway in the hit musical “Rock of Ages” generated national interest and inspired him to record his latest album, “Dee Does Broadway.” His autobiography, “Shut Up and Give Me The Mic”, was released in the summer of 2012. Most recently, Dee headlined the final Labor Day concert in the Rock Of Vegas summer concert series in front of 10,000 people.
Dee Snider’s charity is the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Follow Dee on Twitter @deesnider
About NBC Entertainment
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes the Emmy Award-winning comedies “The Office” and “30 Rock,” as well as the critically acclaimed “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” and new popular comedies “The New Normal,” “Go On,” “Animal Practice” and “Guys With Kids.” NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by the buzz-worthy new series “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire,” veteran award-winning shows “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Parenthood,” and the acclaimed recent additions “Smash” and “Grimm.” Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit “The Voice” as well as “The Biggest Loser,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”
In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
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