Two Celebrity Apprentice cast members identified

The Celebrity Apprentice stars production next week, and two cast members have been identified: model Cheryl Tiegs and Marco Andretti, the grandson of Mario Andretti. It also seems likely that Clay Aiken will be a cast member.

EW’s Dalton Ross reports that the show “will begin filming next week,” and cites “an insider close to the production” who revealed Tiegs and Andretti.

On the surface, they seem like weak choices to me, and are especially weak choices to be leaked ahead of time (which is maybe the point: leak the ones no one will really care about), but the show also has a history of outstanding casting. Even the lesser-known cast members usually deliver drama and entertainment, so I’m not concerned.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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