Mistakes were made on the new casting of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
First off, if anyone did their research, they would know Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch is a dancer extraordinaire and should have been cast on “Dancing with the Stars.” But the clever Norwegian is our top pick – next to seeing some last tape on the late Joan Rivers – to tune into NBC’s Donald Trump series.
The Today show, natch, an NBC morning chatter, got first dibs on the announcement. Trump reveals new ‘Apprentice’ cast, and promises a season full of bad behavior as the high stakes charity competitions hit the small screen in January.
The only surprise is the felonious Mama June isn’t part of the B-List cast (except for Sig and Joanie) heavy with athletes that also includes Kevin Jonas, Kate Gosselin, Ian Ziering and Brandi Glanville.
The full list:
- Reality TV star and mom Kate Gosselin
- “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering (his star is on the rise BTW)
- Actor, musician and reality star Kevin Jonas
- Reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera
- Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
- Gold-medal gymnast and “Dancing With the Stars” winner Shawn Johnson
- Sig Hansen, who captains the crab boat Northwestern on “The Deadliest Catch”
- Actress Vivica Fox
- Comedian Gilbert Gottfried
- Actor and reality TV star Lorenzo Lamas
- Talk show host Leeza Gibbons
- Actress and former Miss USA Kenya Moore
- Major League Baseball outfielder Johnny Damon
- Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens
- Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”
- Gold medal-winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson
Our divine Ms. Joan Rivers, who won season 8, filmed scenes for season 14 before her September death.
Trump said of the woman he considers to be one the best players to ever join “Apprentice.” “I saw her a few days before she passed away, and I want to tell you, I said, ‘She’s going to live forever.’ You looked at her — she was so strong and so vibrant.”
Rivers will appear as a judge, sitting in for the boardroom boss’ daughter, Ivanka Trump, in two upcoming episodes.
Trump decided that remembering Joan meant to Keep her scenes intact so the audience could enjoy her role within the series..
“We decided, in memoriam, we’re going do something and honor her during those two shows,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer. “She was so good, and I think she would have liked it that way.”