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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Clay Aiken, Arsenio Hall, George Takei, Victoria Gotti on board for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’


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Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” released its list of contestants for the upcoming season, premiering Feb. 12. While the cast is light on political or controversial figures, there are plenty of reality stars, models, and actors you haven’t thought about in years.

Here’s the line-up:

* Clay Aiken, second season “American Idol” runner-up

* Michael Andretti, race car driver

* Adam Carolla, radio/podcast host and former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant

* Tia Carrere, “Wayne’s World” actress and singer

* Lou Ferrigno, otherwise known as “Incredible Hulk”

* Debbie Gibson, 80s pop star

* Teresa Giudice, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” table flipper

* Victoria Gotti, daughter of John Gotti and star of A&E’s “Growing Up Gotti”

* Arsenio Hall, former late-night show host

* Penn Jillette, magician and comedian

* Lisa Lampanelli, comedian

* Dayana Mendoza, a former Miss Universe (The Donald and NBC put on the annual beauty pageant)

* Aubrey O’Day, singer trying to make a comeback on Oxygen’s “All About Aubrey”

* Dee Snider, lead singer of heavy metal group Twisted Sister and star of A&E’s reality series “Growing Up Twisted”

* George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame

* Paul Teutul, Sr., the eldest Teutul on Discovery’s motorcycle show “American Chopper”

* Cheryl Tiegs, supermodel

* Patricia Velásquez, model with lots of recurring/bit parts on TV shows (“Arrested Development,” “The L Word,” “Rescue Me”)

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