Bret Michaels, Dee Snider to Both Appear in Reality Show Competition
Bret Michaels is returning to the site of one of his greatest victories. The Poison frontman will once again compete on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump is bringing back 13 previous competitors for the show’s first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
The all-star season begins shooting on Monday (Oct. 15) and is expected to premiere in early 2013. The Donald was quick to point out that he would not have gone down the all-star road unless he was “able to get to the right contestants back.” So, in essence, he’d need to be able to fire the right people.
Joining Michaels, who notched the win on his season, for the all-star reprise are Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider, as well as country singer Trace Adkins, actor Stephen Baldwin, the always entertaining Gary Busey, magician Penn Jillette, rapper Lil Jon, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, actress Marilu Henner, singer LaToya Jackson, actress Claudia Jordan, pre-celebrity ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa, actress Lisa Rinna and Playmate Brande Roderick.
Michaels’ big win in 2010 was all the more poignant since he suffered a life-threatening brain hemorrhage that year and battled serious health issues.
Despite his health woes, the Poison frontman enjoyed competing for a charity cause, saying that the goal of winning funds for the American Diabetes Association was more important than the onscreen drama.
Michaels, who is a diabetic himself and won $640,000 for the organization, said, “Passion supersedes everything. You can have as much arguing and fighting as you want but when people are actually fighting for a real cause close to their heart, then that makes it the best emotion to watch.”