Even more Celebrity Apprentice cast members identified

With production of Celebrity Apprentice 5 starting next week, names of likely cast members are being reported. In addition to Cheryl Tiegs and Marc Andretti, two people who’ve been on other reality series have been confirmed as cast members: The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Guidice and Growing Up Gotti‘s Victoria Gotti, daughter of John Gotti.

The New York Daily News reports that “the 48-year-old mob daughter of the late Gambino crime family boss, John Gotti, will appear on the fifth season … [along] with another feisty Italian American: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Teresa Guidice.”

News that Teresa was negotiating to appear on the show surfaced late last month, when Caroline Manzo reportedly started telling people she was asked first, but turned it down; The New York Daily News reported that someone “who works with both the Trump Organization and Mark Burnett Productions, which produces ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ disputes Manzo’s claims, however, saying producers ‘never approached or considered Caroline Manzo for the show.’”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump told the Chicago Sun-Times, in his typical superlative style, that “the 18 contestants are our very best ever — and most diverse group yet.”

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