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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Although the catchphrase of "The Celebrity Apprentice" is "you're fired," VeriFone Systems Inc. payment solutions have been hired.
When NBC premieres its first-ever episode of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" on March 3, 14 stars will utilize VeriFone payment systems in a bid to collect donations for charity.
Sunday night's episode will feature country music star Trace Adkins; actors Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey; illusionist Penn Jillette, rap star Lil Jon; NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman; rocker Dee Snider of Twisted Sister; actress Marilu Henner; singer La Toya Jackson; TV personality Claudia Jordan; reality star and original “The Apprentice” contestant Omarosa; actress/author Lisa Rinna; "Playboy" Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick; and 2010 "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Bret Michaels.
Sunday's episode, titled "The Wolf in Charge of the Hen House," tasks the celebrities with creating and selling meatballs. Television stars Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Paul Teutel Sr. and Valerie Bertinelli, as well as singer Amy Grant, comedian Gilbert Gottfried and model Nikki Taylor, are all expected to make guest appearances.
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