Photo: Celebrity Apprentice 2011 Cast
Today Donald Trump released the names (and a group picture) of the new cast of his hit spinoff show. While the regular edition of The Apprentice may not do very well in the ratings Celebrity Apprentice seems to still be going strong.
The New List of Celebrities released today for March 2011 when Celebrity Apprentice 2011 starts up for the season:
1. David Cassidy - aging pop star
2. LaToya Jackson - Michael Jackson’s soothsaying sister
3. Dionne Warwick - singer Dionne Warwick, “Why Dionne, Why?”
4. NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta star
5. Meatloaf - another aging rock star
6. Jose Canseco - former steroid using home run hitter
7. Richard Hatch - aging reality star
8. Gary Busey - a very good actor who alas is now “mug shot” famous
9. Lil’ Jon - the rapper whose main claim to fame is having the best grill in hip hop
10. Mark McGrath - the singer from one hit wonders Sugar Ray
11. Hope Dworacyk - Playboy playmate
12. Marlee Matlin - she won an Oscar back in the day
13. Lisa Rinna - the actress best known for her stunning lips
14. Niki Taylor - model
15. Star Jones - former co-host of The View
The Lone Latino- Jose Canseco Capas Jr is Profiled here….
José Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964), nicknamed “The Chemist,” is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. Conseco was named Rookie of the Year in 1986 and Most Valuable Player in 1988 in the American League. He was also the first player to hit forty home runs and steal forty bases in a single season. After his retirement from Major League Baseball, Canseco competed in boxing and mixed martial arts. His identical twin brother is former major league player Ozzie Canseco.
Canseco was born in Regla, Cuba and moved to Miami with his family as an infant. After graduating from Coral Park High School, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 15th round in 1982. Canseco was first recognized for his for his remarkable power at his early minor league stops with the Idaho Falls A’s in Idaho Falls, Idaho and the Modesto A’s in Modesto, California. He began the 1985 season with the AA Huntsville Stars, where he was nicknamed “Parkway Jose,” for his long home runs that landed close to the Memorial Parkway behind the stadium.
Former baseball slugger and admitted steroid user Jose Canseco was detained for more than nine hours in Oct 08 at a San Diego Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility . Border agents caught him trying to bring human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) across the border from Mexico. The fertility drug, which is extracted from the urine of a pregnant woman, helps produce testosterone in athletes who are cycling off steroids. “That helps trigger your own body to produce testosterone when you’re not taking steroids,” BALCO founder Victor Conte said.
A prescription is required to use HCG, according to anti-doping expert Dr. Gary Wadler. Canseco’s attorney, Greg Emerson, told the Daily News that Canseco did not have a prescription.
Canseco admitted to using steroids in his 2005 tell-all book, “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big.” He identified various players as having taken steroids, including former teammates Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez. At a congressional hearing that year on the subject of steroids in sports, Palmeiro categorically denied using performance-enhancing drugs, while McGwire repeatedly refused to answer questions on his own suspected use. Palmeiro was later suspended for 10 days by Major League Baseball after testing positive for steroids.
In December 2007, Canseco was cited in the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball as a steroid user and was also named in pitcher Jason Grimsley’s unsealed affidavit as taking performance-enhancers. Canseco and Grimsley were teammates on the 2000 Yankees.
Canseco received six National Baseball Hall of Fame votes in 2007, which failed to get him the 5% vote he needed to stay on the ballot for another year. However, the Committee of Baseball Veterans can still elect him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Stay Tuned for a March Debut of the new season of Celebrity Apprentice 2011.