The New Celebrity Apprentice, also known as Celebrity Apprentice 8 or The Apprentice 15, will be helmed by new host Arnold Schwarzenegger. He will be joined by advisors Warren Buffett, Jessica Alba (who founded The Honest Co.), and, yes, strangely enough, even supermodel Tyra Banks. Jessica Alba’s acting career is currently in the bog, perhaps because she’s so focused on her business, and Tyra’s post-America’s Next Top Model career isn’t doing much better. Was this NBC’s way of giving them a ladder to pull themselves out of the muck?
On January 28th, the new cast list was revealed and, according to some, this could prove to be the most insane season to date. We have Boy George – yes, the Boy George – going up against people like Nicole “Snooki”, fashion designer Carson Kressley, and even Carnie Wilson. Imagine the chaos that awaits. You’re most probably thinking why we haven’t covered more about The New Celebrity Apprentice. According to NBC, “[The New Celebrity Apprentice] is not on the full schedule because of ‘an embarrassment of riches’. It’s been held between The Voice cycles, that could use a big engine like this.”
In human words, NBC wants the show to pump some madness into the schedule, using said madness to propel other shows, and finally injecting said madness into the entire line-up. It is a rather peculiar way of touting a show, especially when the show undergoes a makeover of epic proportions.
The New Celebrity Apprentice could fulfill that dire need we have of seeing celebrities do stupid things in a reality show, e.g. selling celebrity shampoo to famous people. The Donald Trump version, the original, gave us enough reality television fodder to last us a lifetime, i.e. Omarosa. But will the new Celebrity Apprentice pull off what Donald Trump did so well? Would it be the same if Arnold Schwarzenegger tells someone, “You ahhhe fihhed!”? Would we be able to take this seriously at all?
Several reality shows have survived a makeover, i.e. the new America’s Next Top Model, but this is a makeover of a completely different magnitude. Donald Trump was the quintessential Apprentice boss. If I were Boy George, I’d tell Arnold to Chama-Chama-Chama-Chameleon his way out of the show, because, you know, Arnold will be back and all that jazz.
I think only time will tell whether the New Celebrity Apprentice will survive. I have high hopes for the show, just because I want to see Boy George throw a bitch fit when something doesn’t go according to plan. Imagine Tyra screaming, imagine Warren Buffet shaking his head and saying, “No, no…”, imagine Jessica Alba blinking her eyes and, devoid of all emotion, tell someone that they need to get the freak off the show because they’re useless.
Hopefully it lives up to my imagination. What do you think? Can The New Celebrity Apprentice survive without Donald Trump? Will Arnold Schwarzenegger make for a good host? Hired or fired, we’re in it for the long haul. Stay tuned to Celeb Dirty Laundry for all things New Celebrity Apprentice. We keep you updated so you don’t have to download apps and stuff to clog your magical iPhone.
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