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Trump Names His Celebrities

I'm looking over the list of the so-called 16 All-Star celebrities on the latest version of "The Celebrity Apprentice" and I'm thinking a prize should go to any viewer who knows what they all do.

I'm having trouble deciding who is the most famous in the group, which NBC listed in alphabetical order Thursday:  Clint Black, Andrew Dice Clay, Annie Duke, Tom Green, Natalie Gulbis, Scott Hamilton, Jesse James, Claudia Jordan, Khloe Kardashian, Brian McKnight, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Brande Roderick, Dennis Rodman, Herschel Walker and Tionne Watkins.

I suppose Joan Rivers or Black qualifies as the most famous and I suspect that Duke (a great poker player), Gulbis (a pro golfer) and Jordan (a model on "Deal or No Deal") have readers scratching their heads wondering what they are famous for doing.

NBC said the celebrities were picked for their balance of notoriety and business skills, though I suspect some also see it as an opportunity to revitalize their careers. In any event, they all begin playing for charity on Sunday, March 1, and host Donald Trump assures us that the second season of "Celebrity Apprentice" "will be even better' than last season's.

What do you think of the celebrity list? And be honest, how many of the 16 were you able to identify?

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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