120104_celeb_apprentice_castReturning for its fifth season this weekend, THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE will, once again, have DONALD TRUMP at the head of the boardroom table as he steers another handfull of B-listers through a series of tasks designed to humiliate all in the name of charity. In what is the largest group of contestants yet, 18 familiar (and not-so-familiar) pop culture personalities will face-off in challenges both large and small. Just a few of the names involved include: CLAY AIKEN, ADAM COROLLA, PENN JILLETTE, LISA LAMPENELLI, TIA CARRERE, ARSENIO HALL, GEORGE TAKEI, CHERYL TIEGS and DEBBIE GIBSON.
We sat down with CARRERE and HALL last month at the Television Critics Association press event and, while they’re under a strict embargo regarding leaking events of the show, they hinted that this year may include some fireworks.

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE season premiere airs Sunday night on NBC