The season 11 “Celebrity Apprentice” cast was announced last night, and there are a few cast members (namely Gary Busey and Lil Jon) that might actually make it worth watching.
I usually can’t watch any version of “The Apprentice” without getting bored of the boardroom drama within a matter of minutes. However, the casting for season 11 was ingenious, especially with the addition of Gary Busey and Lil Jon. I mean, I still think “I’m with Busey” is one of the greatest reality shows ever created, and I can already see Gary Busey dishing out his wacky life advice and creating kooky acronyms (Sober – Son Of a Bitch, Everything’s Real) while Lil Jon constantly interjects with “What?!”, “Yay-ah!”, and “O-kay!” (I have Dave Chappelle to thank for convincing me that these are the only three words Lil Jon knows). And I’m sure Gary Busey’s charity is something crazy like the Society to Save the Mountain Oysters or something (or maybe he’ll go with one that’s got a cool acronym, like the Sexual Health Action Group).
But while Gary Busey steals the show with his sure-to-be-way-out-there marketing strategies, other members of the cast of season 11 of “Celebrity Apprentice” competing for some camera time will be David “DUI” Cassidy of “Partridge Family” fame; Latoya Jackson of being Michael’s sister fame; singer/psychic Dionne Warwick; not-so-real housewife NeNe Leakes; Meatloaf; tattle-tale Jose Canseco; the first winner/loser of “Survivor”, Richard Hatch; singer/TV host Mark McGrath and his hair gel crown; first 3D Playboy centerfold Hope Dworaczyk; good sport from “Family Guy Presents Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show”, Marlee Matlin (oh, she’s also an Oscar-winning actress); Lisa Rinna’s lips; model Niki Taylor; and half of Star Jones.
What else would I like to see from the season 11 cast of “Celebrity Apprentice”? How about Meatloaf and Lil Jon penning a song together; Hope Dworaczyk fighting off Jose Canseco’s advances with a few fun jokes about the side effects of steroids (“maybe you’d look better with some 3D glasses!”); Richard Hatch grossing everyone out by getting naked; and Marlee Matlin having a difficult time understanding Gary Busey because he talks with his teeth instead of his lips (it can’t be easy reading Lisa Rinna’s lips, either).
So while I’m no fan of “Celebrity Apprentice”, I must say that season 11 looks pretty promising. In addition to all the fantastical imaginary scenarios above that could take place above, the Donald has already hinted at a big-time feud between Nene and Star. So I think I just might watch the claws, teeth, lips, implants, and ‘roid rage come out when it airs on March 6.