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NUP_152482_0210 (2).JPGIt's NBC day at TCA, the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., and the morning starts off with coffee, croissants and the cast of the upcoming all-star season of "Celebrity Apprentice."

This is the 6th installment of "Celebrity Apprentice," the first all-star edition. It starts March 3.

The Donald isn't here, but most cast members are. They include Chicago's own Marilu Henner, Omarosa, Trace Adkins (who's looking very serious on the panel in his cowboy hat), Stephen Baldwin, Gary Busey (who can never look serious anymore), Penn Jillette, Lil Jon and Lisa Rinna.

Henner said it was a different way to play the game this time because there are no rookies -- everyone had played before. "The tasks were harder but it was so much more fun than the first time I played."

The question that keeps getting asked is, "Why come back and do the show again?"

Jillette said it was simple: "It's the most honest show I've ever heard about."

"The reason I did the show is I didn't have anything else to do," Busey said.

Lil Jon said he went back on the show to raise awareness about diabetes.

"It took my house to burn down to get me to come back," said Adkins, who's playing for the Red Cross, which helped him out after his house burned down.

Omarosa owes her fame to "The Apprentice." She said she's playing "for the love of my life," referring to former South Sider and actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died last year after suffering a heart attack.

"I'm playing for Michael Clarke Duncan Charity, the Sue Duncan Children's Center on the South Side of Chicago," she said. "Michael actually was an alumni of the center, and they have 178 children, and they feed them. They give them clothes. They tutor them. So I'm playing for the love of my life, and I would hope that you would all go and look up Sue Duncan Children's Center and see the work that they're doing for those children in that community."

Omarosa said she had several run-ins with Piers Morgan this season, who's on the show in a mentor-like capacity.

"I fought with everyone," she said.

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