Fresh batch of stars gets fired up for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ | NewsOK.com: "Other new “Celebrity Apprentice” contenders include model Niki Taylor, former “The View” co-host Star Jones, “Real Housewife of Atlanta” NeNe Leakes, and music stars La Toya Jackson, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich.
“For every slot, we probably had five or six people,” Trump says. “You don’t realize how many celebrities there are. Everybody wanted to be on.”
Deaf Oscar-winner Matlin (“Children of a Lesser God”) says through her interpreter, Jack Jason, that “the entire experience was something I didn’t anticipate. I never had seen the show before, though I’d heard a lot about it. You sort of work outside your comfort zone, so it made me very curious. I learned a lot in a very short time. You get a taste of the business world you would never know as an actor.
“It was like being thrown into a fire feet first,” Matlin says."