- Associated Press - Friday, October 12, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - If at first you don’t succeed …

NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” is bringing back 13 players fired from past “Apprentice” contests, plus one notable winner, in the first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

“We wouldn’t have done the `All-Star’ concept unless we were able to get the right contestants back,” said Donald Trump, the host and boardroom boss who once again will be pronouncing each contestant’s fate.

The series, which starts shooting this new season on Monday for a March 2013 premiere, announced its slate of 14 contenders Friday morning.

They include:

_ country music star Trace Adkins.

_ actor Stephen Baldwin.

_ actor Gary Busey.

_ magician and illusionist Penn Jillette.

_ DJ artist and rap star Lil Jon.

_ NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman.

_ Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.

_ actress and author Marilu Henner.

_ singer La Toya Jackson.

_ TV personality and actress Claudia Jordan.

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