MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil is among sixteen contestants who have signed on for the next season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”, NBC’s long-running business reality show. Also participating in Season 8 of the reality-TV competition are retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” fame, Muhammad Ali’s daughter and retired champion boxer Laila Ali, Kyle Richards of “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”, singer Boy George, NFL Hall Of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, comedian Jon Lovitz and stylist Carson Kressley.
NBC put the “Apprentice” franchise on hold after Donald Trump, the show’s host since it launched in 2004, entered the Republican race for president. He has since been replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California governor and a world-famous movie star, known for films like the “Terminator” series.
Arnold’s first season is scheduled to premiere in September.
The celebrity version of “The Apprentice” has contestants compete to win money for their favorite charities. Celebrity contestants take part in business-driven tasks and work grueling hours on mentally challenging tasks that test their ability to work together.
According to Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, Vince is playing for late chef Kerry Simon’s Fight MSA and Keep Memory Alive causes at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Symphony Park.
“I’ll be raising money for great Las Vegas causes, so I hope the entire valley-wide community will be supporting whatever it is we have to tackle,” Vince told Leach.
“I’ve set myself a record target of $1 million and have begun reaching out to my rock star and country star friends to support me once the challenges get underway.”
Filming for the new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” starts Monday for six weeks.
Previous rockers who have appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” include TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and POISON’s Bret Michaels.
Ratings for “The Celebrity Apprentice” have been down considerably since the show premiered in 2004, with the show’s most recent season, in January and February 2015, averaging 7.6 million viewers.