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New season of Celebrity Apprentice starts tonight, Chael Sonnen stars

New season of Celebrity Apprentice starts tonight, Chael Sonnen stars


A new season of the hit television series, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ starts tonight, January 2 on NBC. The show previously hosted by billionaire and now President Elect of the United States, Donald Trump, will now be hosted by former Governor of California and famed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This season will feature mixed martial artist currently signed under the Bellator MMA banner, Chael Sonnen.  Sonnen will return to MMA later this month as he takes on Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator 170.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when “The Celebrity Apprentice” shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season, where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the Boardroom.

Advising the new head of the Boardroom this season will be world-class business minds, including investment guru Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world; former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Tyra Banks, a supermodel, actress, TV host, producer, accomplished businesswoman and CEO of the Tyra Banks Company and cosmetics brand, TYRA Beauty; actress, author and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, the founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty; and Schwarzenegger’s trusted confidante and nephew, prominent entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.

The celebrity lineup is as follows:

New season of Celebrity Apprentice starts tonight, Chael Sonnen stars
THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE — “In Here You Call Me Governor” Episode 1501 — Pictured: (clockwise) Eric Dickerson, Chael Sonnen, Vince Neil, Ricky Williams, John Lovitz, Carson Kressley, Matt Iseman, Boy George — (Photo by: Luis Trinh/NBC)

Laila Ali – the retired four-time boxing world champion and two-time hall of famer, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Brooke Burke-Charvet – actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com

Eric Dickerson – Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons

Boy George – Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of “The Voice,” as well as a top fashion designer and photographer

Matt Iseman – “American Ninja Warrior” host, comedian, actor and licensed physician

Carrie Keagan – actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show “Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan”

Carson Kressley – Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse show exhibitor who owns Saddlebred horses

Lisa Leslie – Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA

Jon Lovitz – comedian, film and television star and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member

Vince Neil – lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, as well as eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi – reality television star and New York Times best-selling author

Kyle Richards – actress, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills

Chael Sonnen – former UFC standout and mixed martial artist

Porsha Williams – co-host of nationally syndicated “Dish Nation,” star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and entrepreneur

Ricky Williams – Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens

Carnie Wilson – singer, television host and member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips

New state-of-the-art headquarters in Silicon Beach, Southern California’s ever-growing technology hub, will house Schwarzenegger’s Boardroom and the center of operations for the exciting and diverse lineup of business-savvy celebrities. Contestants will compete in challenging, business-driven tasks, more focused than ever on technology and innovation, testing their ability to work together as a team while raising money and awareness for their favorite causes.

Each episode will conclude with a compelling Boardroom showdown, as Schwarzenegger evaluates the performances of all of the players before deciding which team wins the challenge and who will be sent home.

Over the course of the series, “The Celebrity Apprentice” has raised more than $15 million for charity. This season’s winner will gain the coveted title of the Celebrity Apprentice and a $250,000 check to give to their designated charity.

“The Celebrity Apprentice” is produced and internationally distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Mark Burnett, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen are executive producers.

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