What Show Will Feature an Original ‘Star Trek’ Regular, a ‘Cursed’ IndyCar Champ and a Famous ‘American Idol’ Runner-Up — Along With the Usual Reality ‘Stars’ and Former Whatevers? (It’s Easy If You Think About It)

Jan 4, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A “Star Trek” cast member from the 1960s version of the show and a well-known IndyCar driver who won the series’ championship without ever winning the Indy 500 are on the list for the upcoming installment of Donald Trump’s NBC reality series "Celebrity Apprentice," Deadline.com reports.

The cast will also include one of “American Idol’s” most famous second-place finishers in Clay Aiken, who lost to Ruben Studdard in the show’s second season; and TV’s “Incredible Hulk,” Lou Ferrigno. They join “Star Trek” veteran George Takei, auto racing champion Michael Andretti — whose lack of an Indy 500 win despite his overall career success has been attributed to the “Andretti Curse” — and a lineup of comedians, models, singers, reality stars and other pop culture figures.

Here’s the full list:

George Takei, who played Sulu on the original "Star Trek"
Michael Andretti, auto racer and IndyCar champion
Clay Aiken, "American Idol" runner-up
Lou Ferrigno, TV’s "The Incredible Hulk"
Arsenio Hall, former talk show host
Adam Carolla, radio host
Penn Jillette, magician/comedian
Dee Snider, singer from Twisted Sister
Paul Teutul Sr., "American Chopper" star
Cheryl Tiegs, ex-supermodel
Debbie Gibson, former pop star
Tia Carrere, singer/actress
Victoria Gotti, author and reality star
Lisa Lampanelli, comedienne
Dayana Mendoza, former Miss Universe
Aubrey O’Day, singer/actress
Patricia Velasquez, actress/model
Teresa Giudice, one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey"


  1. Arsenio Hall on The Celebrity Apprentice.
    How sad.

  2. And that’s more sad than any of the others in what way, exactly? And is it sad for Arsenio or for Celebrity Apprentice? And I’m really eager to see just how long Penn Jillette & Lisa Lampanelli last before they start throwing word grenades at the host.

  3. Haha WOW. I’m looking forward to this season. Should be quite entertaining, haha.

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