Singer Clay Aiken and Rocker Dee Snyder Give NewsChannel 9 Tonight A Preview of "The Celebrity Apprentice"
POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:18pm
The 12th installment of the NBC reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" premiers Sunday right here on NewsChannel 9. This time, there are more contestants than ever before. I had a chance to catch up with two of the contestants about what this season has in store.
"You will not be disappointed if you're looking for hair pulling and table flipping," said singer Clay Aiken.
Aiken and rocker Dee Snyder joined us via satellite to talk about the latest installment of "The Celebrity Apprentice", where contestants are playing for a chance to be Donald Trump's apprentice. "This is the largest cast so far: 18 people. And it's 15 weeks of episodes," said Snyder.
"It's a really eclectic group... and everybody's coming from different backgrounds and different areas of the entertainment industry," said Clay.
Among the guys: comedian Arsenio Hall, Michael Andretti, comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla and illusionist Penn Jillette just to name a few.
On the women's team: "Teresa Guidice, Victoria Gotti, Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Aubry O'Day," said clay.
Some of those names spell trouble. "I tell you what, it's never been truer than this season. The women's team, they make last year's team look like librarians," said Dee.
Each week, a team is assigned a task that usually involves raising money. The winning project manager gets to award their wins to the charity they're playing for. Aiken is playing for the National Inclusion Project, an organization he founded to help include kids with disabilities into programs with kids without disabilities.
Snyder is playing for the March of Dimes. "I'm the national spokesperson for "Bikers for Babies". Two of my four kids were born prematurely. Thankfully they were healthy, but other families are not as lucky and March of Dimes helps those families in need," said Snyder.
The losing team has to go into the board room where team members have to vouch for why they should not be voted off. "I have been nervous in the board room but I don't tend to show it. I kind of keep quiet. I feel like I'm giving away my strategy to Dee. I don't want him to hear it. But I find that it's better to shut your mouth until you're spoken to," said Clay.
Will clay's strategy work? You'll have to tune in to find out.
"The Celebrity Apprentice" premieres this Sunday February 19th at 8:00 p.m. here on NewsChannel 9 right after "The Voice".