Geraldo Rivera, Kate Gosselin, Vivica A. Fox and Johnny Damon are among the cast members who will enter the boardroom in the next season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Other cast members in the 14th season of the NBC reality series, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 4 before switching to Monday nights, include Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Ian Ziering, Kevin Jonas, Real Housewives’ Brandi Glanville, Gilbert Gottfried, Leeza Gibbons, Cosby Show alum Keshia Knight Pulliam and former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens.
When asked about his comment that he’d “never had a cast that hated each other more than this cast,” Trump said, “I think that’s largely true.”
Speaking about specific stars, Trump called Rivera “a vicious guy” and Gottfried “a piece of work.”
“I saw her a few days before she passed away,” Trump recalled. “I said, ‘She’s gonna live forever!’ … She was so strong and so vibrant.”
Trump, who said Rivers had “an amazing mental strength,” reiterated that the late comedian would appear on two episodes as a guest adviser, taking his daughter Ivanka‘s place.
He noted that the show considered re-editing her appearances after she died but decided instead to do something to honor her during those two shows
“I think she would have liked it that way,” Trump said.
Original Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan also appears as a guest adviser this season, with other past winners Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins also set to appear.
The full season 14 cast is listed below, followed by Trump’s Today appearance.
• Kate Gosselin
• Ian Ziering
• Kevin Jonas
• Geraldo Rivera
• Brandi Glanville
• Gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson
• Deadliest Catch captain Sig Hansen
• Vivica A. Fox
• Gilbert Gottfried
• Lorenzo Lamas
• Leeza Gibbons
• Kenya Moore
• Johnny Damon
• Terrell Owens
• Keshia Knight Pulliam
• Gold-medal snowboarder Jamie Anderson