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New Celebrity Apprentice Cast: A Hulk, A Mob Wife, A Beauty Queen And More

NBC is promoting season five of Celebrity Apprentice as the “toughest season yet,” and we can kind of see why. I mean, who would want to mess with the likes of George Takei, Clay Aiken and Debbie/Deborah Gibson?

Oh, wait, there are also a couple of intimidating folks here: Victoria Gotti, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr. Not only do they know their way around reality TV, but they also probably know a guy. And Lou Ferrigno may not be the Hulk anymore, but we wouldn’t test him. Also, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza was once kidnapped in Venezuela, so running a business or five should be a piece of cake, right?

Also competing for the chance to win back their fame, er, win $250,000 for the charity of their choice are a slew of “Where have they been?” folks: Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Tia Carrere, Adam Carolla and Cheryl Tiegs. Magician Penn Jillette, racecar driver Michael Andretti, actress Patricia Velasquez comedian Lisa Lampanelli and the always-entertaining rocker Dee Snyder round out the cast.

“It’s amazing the abuse they take and the kind of work they put in,” Donald Trump told The Hollywood Reporter. Well, that remains to be seen, Donald. I mean, what counts as “amazing” for reality TV these days?

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Paula Abdul Back With Arsenio Hall?

Paula Abdul & Arsenio Hall

Twenty years after Paula Abdul and Arsenio Hall cavorted on the set of her “Straight Up” video, the National Enquirer reports that the pair may be dating again. “Arsenio reached out to Paula because he thought she needed a friend to talk to, someone she could relate to,” said their source. “Arsenio knows what it’s like to leave a hit TV show. One phone call led to another, and the next thing you know, they were making a date.” But is it only hit-and-run?

“This could be the perfect situation for the two of them,” says the excited insider. “Paula and Arsenio know each other inside and out.” Oh, really? This just sounds like two old friends catching up to us, but with Paula no longer cuddling Simon Cowell on American Idol, we wouldn’t mind if this fiction turned out to be a natural fact.

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Birth Dating: Who’s Older? Ed Lover Or Arsenio Hall?

Twenty years ago, Ed Lover and partner Dr. Dre were the daytime hosts of Yo! MTV Raps, while Arsenio Hall was kicking off his late night talk show. Both hits were off the air by the mid-90’s, but the stars continue to host radio and TV programs today. Hall and Lover were both born on February 12th. Click on the photo to find out who’s older.

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