TONIGHT: Hall heats up Celebrity Apprentice –
There are more jokers in the deck than usual in Celebrity Apprentice Five

Donald Trump returns tonight with 18 new Aces in the fifth edition of Celebrity Apprentice (9/8c on NBC).
For some bizarre reason, Global is showing this next Saturday., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Thank goodness there’s no such thing as an Internet to trip over who’s in or who’s out every week.
One of the competitors this time is Arsenio Hall, the former late night talk show host who has kept a relatively low profile since The Arsenio Hall Show went off the air in 1994.
I spoke with Hall at the NBC TCA press tour party in Pasadena last month. Filed a Canadian Press story on that encounter; read it here.

Also working the party were Hall’s competitors Tia Carerra and Lou Ferrigno. The former TV Hulk, now 60, looked like he could step right back into the role. Pen Jillette was also there and dismissed Hall’s suggestion that he was one of the smartest guys he’d ever met. “He needs to get out more,” said Jillette.
Other competitors include comedians Adam Carolla and Lisa Lampanelli, American Idol grad Clay Aiken, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, original Star Trek player George Takei, race car driver Michael Andretti and American Chopper dad Paul Teutul, Sr., super model Cheryl Tiegs, singers Aubrey O’Day and Debbie Gibson, Patricia Velasquez, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza and reality stars Victoria Gotti and Teresa Giudice.
Asked if there was anybody on TV now who reminds him of his younger self, Hall singled out America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon.

Cannon was briefly hospitalized for mild kidney failure last month and Hall was asked if he might step in for the 31-year-old.
“At home,” said Hall, apparently a big fan of Cannon’s wife, Mariah Carey. “Have you seen her lately? I’m all over that Jenny Craig.”

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  1. Talk about a horrible scheduling decision on Global’s part. I get they probably wanted to air The Good Wife on Sunday night, but delaying The Apprentice by nearly a week is just plain dumb.

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