Twitter Celebrates The New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast

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  • The cast for the fifth season of “Celebrity Apprentice” has been announced, and what an eclectic group of performers it is! Among the 18 contestants is Clay Aiken, Arsenio Hall, Tia Carrere, Debbie Gibson, Adam Carolla, George Takei, Dee Snider, Paul Teutul Sr., Teresa Giudice, Lisa Lampanelli, Cheryl Tiegs, and former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza. Within 15 episodes, the stars will compete for $250,000 to give to a charity of their choice. This season kicks off on February 12th on NBC.

  • The new cast is making believers out of some non-reality TV supporters.

  • Here’s a list of all of the contestants and their charities.

    Former American Idol Clay Aiken, The National Inclusion Project

    Retired race car driver Michael Andretti, Racing for Cancer

    Talk show host Adam Carolla, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Actor/TV personality Arsenio Hall, Magic Johnson Foundation

    Magician/TV personality Penn Jillette, Opportunity Village

    Former Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies

    Star Trek’s George Takei, Japanese American National Museum

    American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr., Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Actress Tia Carrere, After-School All-Stars

    Singer Debbie Gibson, Children International

    Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The NephCure Foundation

    Growing Up Gotti’s Victoria Gotti, Association to Benefit Children

    Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Gay Men’s Health Crisis

    Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Latino Commission on AIDS

    Singer/actress/model Aubrey O’Day, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

    Model/actress Cheryl Tiegs, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation

    Model/actress Patricia Velasquez, Wayuu Taya Foundation