*With the current non-celebrity version of “The Apprentice” earning record low ratings, Donald Trump will begin filming the next celebrity version of the show early next week in New York City.
Michael Jackson’s sister LaToya Jackson and TV personalities Star Jones and Mark McGrath are among the cast, according to EW.com.
LaToya got her feet wet in reality television three years ago on CBS’ “Armed & Famous,” where she joined Erik Estrada, Jack Osbourne and others to become a reserve police offier in Muncie, Indiana.
In 2009, she followed in her brother Jermaine’s footsteps by appearing in the UK’s “Celebrity Big Brother,” where she shared a house with the likes of Verne Troyer and Coolio.
Outside of Star Jones’ appearance last year on a celebrity version of “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” (which, like “The Apprentice,” is a Mark Burnett production), Jones has been out of the spotlight since her nine-year run as a co-host on “The View” ended in 2006, and she hosted her own talk show briefly on TruTV.
The fourth installment of “Celebrity Apprentice,” will air in the first quarter of 2011. Expect more names to leak soon once the cast arrives in New York City in the next few days.