Move over, Joan Rivers — Donald Trump has a few new celebrity employees to contend with.
TV personality Sharon Osbourne, rocker Bret Michaels and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich are among the 14 stars competing in a battle of the sexes on the third season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice.
"This season of Celebrity Apprentice is going to be fantastic," creator Trump said in a statement to UsMagazine.com Monday. "The list of celebrities we have this season is outstanding and the show will really resonate with our core viewers and fans. I expect this season of Celebrity Apprentice to be the best one yet."
On the men's team are Darryl Strawberry, Goldberg, Michael Johnson, Sinbad and Curtis Stone. The women include: Cyndi Lauper, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Maria Kanellis, Carol Leifer and Summer Sanders.
Premiering March 14, the new Apprentice cast will complete business tasks in the New York City area while raising funds for their favorite charities and battling for the title of the Trump's new apprentice. During the last two celebrity installments of the series, more than $3.5 million has been donated to causes including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Trump's children, newlywed Ivanka and Donald Trump, Jr. will join Apprentice vet and longtime Trump Organization employee George Ross to help Trump utter those famous words — "You're Fired!" — each week.
Last spring, tart-tongued comedian Rivers beat poker player Annie Duke for the title of Celebrity Apprentice, earning more than $500,000 for her charity, God's Love We Deliver, which provides meals to people living with illnesses.
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