6:36am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Celebrity Apprentice' Adds Warren Buffett, Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks as Advisors
Celebrity Apprentice is sporting a whole new look for its upcoming season.
In addition to new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, who replaces presidential candidate Donald Trump, the long-running reality show has added a slew of star-studded boardroom advisors including billionaire Warren Buffett, Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer and Schwarzenegger's nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
The last name is, of course, a nod to the previous Celebrity Apprentice regime, in which Trump's children — Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Eric Trump — were all frequent advisors on the series.
The new season of the NBC reality show will move west as headquarters shift from Trump's hometown of New York City to Schwarzenegger's base of California, where he served as governor for two terms. The new headquarters for Celebrity Apprentice will be based in Southern California's Silicon Beach, which companies like Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, BuzzFeed, AOL, and MySpace call home.
NBC on Thursday also announced the 16 celebrities that will be competing to be Schwarzenegger's first apprentice. They are as follows:
Laila Ali — retired four-time boxing world champion, TV host, author, health and wellness expert and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet — actress, host, entrepreneur, fitness expert and CEO of ModernMom.com
Eric Dickerson — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders and Atlanta Falcons
Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for pop band Culture Club, international DJ and a coach on the U.K. version of The Voice, as well as a top fashion designer and photographer
Matt Iseman — American Ninja Warrior host, comedian, actor and licensed physician
Carrie Keagan — Actress, producer, writer, entrepreneur and the former host of VH1’s Emmy Award-winning live morning talk show Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan
Carson Kressley — Emmy Award-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, as well as a successful horse-show exhibitor who owns saddlebred horses
Lisa Leslie — Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion who earned an MBA
Jon Lovitz — comedian, film and television star and former Saturday Night Live cast member
Vince Neil — lead vocalist for heavy-metal band Mötley Crüe as well as an eclectic businessman with interests in liquor, bars, restaurants and tattoo parlors along with clothing and retail
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star and New York Times best-selling author
Kyle Richards — actress and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as a philanthropist who owns an innovative boutique concept in Beverly Hills
Chael Sonnen — former UFC standout and mixed martial artist
Porsha Williams — model, singer and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Ricky Williams — Heisman Trophy winner for the University of Texas, 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN sports analyst who was a running back for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens
Carnie Wilson — singer, television host and member of pop music group Wilson Phillips.
The Celebrity Apprentice hails from executive producers Mark Burnett, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen. MGM produces the series and will handle international distribution.
A premiere date has not yet been set for season 15 of Celebrity Apprentice, but the reality series is not expected to return until sometime in the 2016-17 TV season. Schwarzenegger was named the new host in September, three months after Trump announced his run for the White House and subsequently stepped away from his hosting duties and parted ways with NBC.