*NBC has officially announced its latest round of stars for “Celebrity Apprentice,” which includes former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall and former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day.
Donald Trump returns for the largest ever cast of the show when it premiers on Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. Trump’s sons Don, Jr. and Eric are back, as well as daughter Ivanka as advisors.
As with past seasons, each week Trump puts the celebrities through a series of challenges to push a product. The head of the winning team gets money for their charity, while one member of the losing team gets fired. In the end, one player gets $250,00 for their charity.
Also on the show are Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, actress Tia Carrere, “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken, author and mobster daughter Victoria Gotti.
“This season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will be the most exciting yet,” Trump said in a statement. “The show will be great, with a record number of contestants and 15 episodes. We are thrilled to bring 18 new and talented celebrities who will help me make ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ one of the hottest shows on television this spring. This will be season 12 — Amazing!”
Rounding out the cast, Adam Carolla, Lou Ferrigno, Penn Jillette, George Takei, Michael Andretti, Paul Teutul, Sr., Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lampanelli, Dayana Mendoza, Patricia Velásquez, and Teresa Giudice.
Last season “Celebrity Apprentice” raised more than $3.1 for charity.