The fifth season of “Celebrity Apprentice” features no Atlantans for the first time since 2008 but will include its very first ‘American Idol” alum: Clay Aiken, according to People magazine.
This was reported weeks ago but it now looks like 100% for sure. Aiken’s music career has lost momentum over the years but he has kept himself in the spotlight with guest spots in recent years on “30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” and “Drop Dead Diva” as well as a stint on Broadway.
This reality show stint will give us the first chance to see him in a setting where he’s not singing, being interviewed or acting. I bet he’ll do well. He’s smart, engaging and creative.
But will be able to get along with the likes of Adam Carolla (comic), Debbie Gibson (1980s pop star), Arsenio Hall (talk show host), Cheryl Tiegs (model/actress), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Therese Guidice (”Real Housewives of New Jersey”) and George Takei (”Star Trek”)? There are clearly some strong personalities there, which is what makes this show tick. Guidice, of course, is the NeNe Leakes of this year’s crew. Snider even showed up in the past “Apprentice” and looks to be this year’s Meat Loaf type. Hall will surely make his presence known, as will Carolla. Aiken will mix it up for sure, too.
-”The X Factor” was pre-empted last night due to a rain-delayed baseball game. Tonight will air what was supposed to be yesterday’s show, then Fox will air Thursday’s show Sunday.
- Check out Lauren Alaina singing the peppy new single “Georgia Peaches” on “Regis” that references fellow Georgia singers Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk