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Sneak peek at ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ season 3, debuting March 6 with Atlanta Lil Jon & NeNe Leakes



Atlanta is well represented on the third season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” which debuts on NBC March 6. Both rap star Lil Jon and reality show regular NeNe Leakes (of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame) participated last fall.

Without giving away too many details, here are some observations based on watching a preview of that first two-hour episode.

- Actor Gary Busey is crazy in a lovable sort of way. And we learn why one of his eyes bulges out at times.

- NeNe was on her best behavior on the first challenge but as we’ve seen in trailers, she and Star Jones will go at it at some point.

- Actress Lisa Rinna (also an alum of  “Dancing With the Stars”) talks behind Star Jones’ back, sowing the seeds for future conflict there as well.

- Star Jones clearly has the smarts and determination to win this game. And she was only a few months removed from open heart surgery!

- Richard Hatch is an ego-maniacal, mean-spirited man – just 10 years older and better clothed than when he won “Survivor in 2000.

- David Cassidy, the Justin Bieber of his day, is a lot smaller than baseball player Jose Canseco. And he smokes!

- Canseco clearly does not need steroids to exhibit his temper.

- Singer Meatloaf is intense. Very intense.

- LaToya Jackson seems sweet but flighty.

- Model Niki Taylor knows her way around a kitchen.

- Lil Jon has a way with words – even when he’s not rapping.

- Country singer/producer John Rich, who hosted reality show “Gone Country” on CMT for three seasons, is not only incredibly smart but well connected in New York City.

- Actress Marlee Matlin, a “Dancing with the Stars” vet, has a sign language translator with her at all times so she knows whats going on as others speak around her and vice versa.

- Singer Dionne Warwick is very low key, which is not something Donald Trump tends to like when push comes to shove.

- Hard to read singer/ TV host Mark McGrath based on the first episode. Does he have the assertiveness to win it all?

-Eye candy Hope Dworacyk, a model and Playboy Playmate, left virtually no impression at all.

“Celebrity Apprentice,” NBC, Sunday March 6, 9 p.m.

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By Rodney Ho,, AJCRadioTV blog

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February 22nd, 2011
12:37 pm

Sneak P-E-E-K.

B Real

February 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

NaNa, perfect exsample of the hoodratz that are in The Dirty! Congrats

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February 22nd, 2011
10:08 pm

Nene whether you like her or not has a personality. She sells and the Donald knows.


February 22nd, 2011
11:55 pm

neNe’s face is all messed up since she botched it with surgery

Ann Marie

February 23rd, 2011
4:38 am

Celebrity Apprentice? Has beens or low lifes is more like it. Pathetic!!

2nd Cup

February 23rd, 2011
5:54 am

Remind me to be doing something else that’s worthwhile on March 6. Like my laundry.

Vanilla sweet

February 23rd, 2011
8:13 am

Go NENE!! Love ya!! This is the first time that I will ever watch the Apprentice show. And I love your new look. It looks natural, unlike the stretched botoxed face bubblelipped plastic faked breasted horrible looking housewives of beverly hills. They are so ugly!!


February 23rd, 2011
11:19 am

They didn’t even mention Dionne Warwick. Whats up with that? NE NE NE NE NE NE!!!!! Love me some Nene.

B Real

February 23rd, 2011
1:42 pm

NaNa’ will be back dancing on the pole soon enough, she’s a one trick pony. Remember Omarosa ? people used her and then got rid of her. Same will heppen to NaNa’, nobody would be seen in public with this thing let alone employ her.


February 24th, 2011
10:11 am

I love me some NeNe Leakes. This show will get much rating because she is on the show. Get paid and shake away all those who have negative things to say about you.


February 25th, 2011
2:58 am

Losers and Duds should be the name of this show.


February 27th, 2011
11:55 am

I thought The Apprentice was supposed to have B list celebrities. This is scraping the D list bucket. Who is Lil John?


February 27th, 2011
12:07 pm

Mr. Ed NeNe will disgrace black women again. This woman is just too angry. Donald Trump is looking for big ratings and unfortunately some of us will watch this train wreck.

Dave Kirk

February 27th, 2011
12:11 pm

I Like Gary Busey, I cant believe Richard Hatch is still alive!, Jumping off a cliff sounds better than this Show!!!