"The Celebrity Apprentice": New cast announced

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(CBS) Eighteen new competitors are heading into the boardroom for a new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

The cast, announced Wednesday, includes a former "Star Trek" star, a table-flipping cast member from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," an "American Idol" runner-up and an '80s pop star.

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The nine men and nine women will compete for cash for charities of their choice, and will likely clash with the Trumps and each other along the way. Here's the full list:

  • "American Idol" Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken
  • IndyCar champ Michael Andretti
  • Comedian/radio personality Adam Carolla
  • Actress/singer Tia Carrere
  • Former "The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno
  • '80s pop star Debbie Gibson
  • "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice
  • Writer/"Growing Up Gotti" star Victoria Gotti, daughter of crime boss John Gotti
  • Actor/comedian/former talk show host Arsenio Hall
  • Magician Penn Jillette
  • Comedian Lisa Lampanelli
  • Miss Universe 2008 winner Dayana Mendoza
  • Former Danity Kane singer/Reality TV personality Aubrey O'Day
  • Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider
  • Actor/gay rights activist George Takei, best known for playing Sulu on "Star Trek"
  • Motorcycle designer/"American Chopper" star Paul Teutul, Sr.
  • Actress/former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs
  • Venezuelan model/actress Patricia Velasquez

The fifth season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" premieres with a two-hour episode on Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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