Dee Snider is one of 18 celebrities who will be competing in season five of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ which is set to premiere on NBC in early 2012. The cast members reportedly outed themselves in New York on Oct. 18 when they were seen on the streets testing their sandwich-making skills in what appeared to be one of the show’s competitions.
The new cast will also consist of small-screen Italian divas Victoria Gotti and Teresa Guidice, former “American Idol” favorite Clay Aiken, race-car driver Marco Andretti, radio and TV personality Adam Carolla, “Wayne’s World” muse Tia Carrere, former bodybuilder and “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno, “Shake Your Love” chanteuse Debbie Gibson, former late-night host Arsenio Hall, magician/rumor debunker Penn Jillette, “Making The Band” vet Aubrey O’Day, “American Chopper” dad Paul Teutal, models Cheryl Tiegs and Patricia Velasquez, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, foul-mouthed funny lady Lisa Lampanelli and George Takei, known lovingly worldwide as Sulu from “Star Trek”.
Past episodes have shown that those competitors with street smarts often triumph over those who have an academic advantage, which adds to the overall enjoyment of watching the show. In 2010, Poison frontman Bret Michaels won ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ title, beating out actress Holly Robinson Peete. Last year Big & Rich’s John Rich won the title over actress Marlee Matlin, and Dee Snider starred in a 7-Up commercial for Rich’s team.
Dee on last year’s show: