It looks like another “Housewives” star will be able to say she cashes Trump checks.
“The Real Housewife of Atlanta’s” Kenya Moore will star in the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump revealed Monday on the “Today” show. You may remember Kenya’s “RHOA” nemesis NeNe Leakes infamously feuded with Star Jones when they both starred on the competitive reality show nearly four years ago. NeNe went on to tell her then-“RHOA” cast mate Sheree Whitfield that she was cashing “Trump checks” (you can watch that here). I wonder if the former Miss USA will make a similar claim during the “RHOA’s” seventh season, which debuts Sunday? (Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will also join this season.)
Actress Vivica A. Fox, former “The Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam and ex-NFL star-turned-reality star Terrell Owens are among the other 15 contestants who will join Kenya on the show. And like its predecessors, this season is promised to be an ugly one where the cast "hates" each other. I'm just hoping the jock, the "Cosby" kid, the Beauty Queen and the star don't give me a reason to duck and hide. And maybe they won't.
When Matt Lauer asked Donald, who he likened to P.T. Barnum, who was the straw that stirs this drink, he replied, “Well, Geraldo is terrific, I have to say. He’s a vicious guy, a smart guy.” Why am I not surprised.
Watch the rest of Donald's interview as well as what Vivica, Keshia and T.O. have to say about competing in the upcoming season below. Be sure to check out the full list of "Celebrity Apprentice," too.
The new season of “Celebrity Apprentice” premieres Jan. 4 on NBC.
Donald Trump talks new “Celebrity Apprentice” cast on “Today”
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“Celebrity Apprentice” contestants
Jamie Anderson, Gold medal-winning snowboarder
Johnny Damon, Major League Baseball outfielder
Vivica A. Fox, Actress
Leeza Gibbons, Talk show host
Brandi Glanville, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member
Kate Gosselin, Reality TV star and mom of multiples
Gilbert Gottfried, Comedian
Sig Hansen, “The Deadliest Catch” star
Shawn Johnson,Gold-medal gymnast and “Dancing With the Stars” winner
Kevin Jonas, Actor, musician and reality star
Keshia Knight Pulliam, Actress known for playing Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”
Lorenzo Lamas, Actor and reality TV star
Kenya Moore, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, actress and former Miss USA
Terrell Owens, Former NFL wide receiver
Geraldo Rivera, Reporter and talk show host
Ian Ziering, actor who starred in “Sharknado” and “Beverly Hills 90210”
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