For Stephen Baldwin Celebrity Apprentice 2013 — the All-Star competition — required a game plan. All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premieres on NBC Sunday, March 3. Early this year we enjoyed breakfast with the youngest Baldwin at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where he had plenty to share about the new season and growing up Baldwin.
“What day is it today?” Baldwin says when asked how frequently the Baldwin boys get together. “Well in five days I’m driving from New York City — just me and Alec — five hours to Syracuse to go see our mother. So that will be a fantastic therapy session.”
His mother, age 83, is a breast cancer survivor and is one of the motivating forces behind his return to All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, as he plays for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. In between bites of breakfast, Baldwin says that the second go-round at the game was far more difficult than the first.
“There are some people who frustrated me on how good they were at playing the game,” he says. “Dee Snider frustrated me. He’s a bit of a chameleon. You think it’s just Dee being Dee. Dee. Dee. But there’s a method to his madness.”
As for the boardroom, that’s the worst. “The boardroom is hell because it’s people who have been there before. You can try and be ethical and respectful and all of a sudden someone cold-face lies. … And Mr. Trump is no help. He loves it. The sooner you can throw somebody under the bus, the better.”
Did Stephen Baldwin win All-Star Celebrity Apprentice 2013? That he couldn’t tell us. Although Baldwin shares that he did do “pretty well” this season, despite getting thrown under the bus a few times. “I have some tread marks on my back here,” he points. “Dennis Rodman threw me under the bus over his interpretation of my involvement in a task. … Dee Snider threw me under the bus.” Baldwin grabs my recorder and brings it closer to his mouth. “Wasn’t very nice, Dee.”
But when it comes to the game, the men always seem to look less catty and deceitful than the women. “I think it’s because men are wimpier than women. And you can quote me on that,” he laughs. “You’re talking to a man who’s been married for 23 years and lives in a house with two teenage daughters. The only other male presence in my house is a Pomeranian. I’m outnumbered.”
Luckily, he’s not outnumbered this time around when it comes to men vs. women. Along with Baldwin, the colorful roster of fan favorites consists of Trace Adkins, Gary Busey, Marilu Henner, Penn Jillette, Lil Jon, Omarosa, Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, Claudia Jordan, Bret Michaels, Brande Roderick, Dennis Rodman and Dee Snider.
“I shouldn’t say this, but who survives and who doesn’t, and when and where that all happens, is going to shock a lot of people,” Baldwin says.
Here’s What Some Of The Other All-Stars Had To Share On The New Season …
Lisa Rinna: “Women can be bitchy. Let’s just say that.”
Omarosa: “Jon had to break up all the fights between me and crazy-ass La Toya Jackson.”
Gary Busey: “The volatile conflict I have is with myself. If you want to see your worst enemy, look in the mirror.”
Trace Adkins: “I don’t think I’ve ever learned anything doing this show that I’ve used anywhere else.”
Marilu Henner: “It’s a pressure cooker.”
Lil Jon: “I can’t go nowhere without a 70-plus-year-old woman coming up to me saying, ‘You did so good on The Apprentice.’”
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