Two reality-TV veterans and a pop songstress make up part of this year's Celebrity Apprentice cast.
Nine others are joining them, including — for now — former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached last year and is facing federal racketeering, extortion and fraud charges. He's accused of trying to trade state government business for campaign cash and of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
Blagojevich was denied the opportunity to compete on last summer's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Blagojevich's reality show dreams could be dashed again. He was due in court Monday for a hearing in his federal corruption case, and his lawyers could address his upcoming appearance on Celebrity Apprentice.
A photo of the new cast shooting their opening appeared in the New York Post and reveals that actress Holly Robinson Peete and former baseball star Darryl Strawberry will also be facing the Donald this cycle.
Rounding out the competition: wrestlers Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, Take Home Chef Curtis Stone, comedian Sinbad, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders and writer/comedian Carol Leifer — the inspiration behind Seinfeld's Elaine.
The selection of this menagerie of people already has taken a hit. Seth Meyers joked on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" that the new cast of Celebrity Apprentice reduces the meaning of "celebrity" to "mammal."
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