Penn Jillette.jpg“Celebrity Apprentice” has been a bit stale for the past few seasons. Famous people sobbing over projects and getting snippy with each other was starting to wear thin. Then the Season 5 cast was announced and it made our ears perk up.

Hearing that notoriously smart and always controversial magician Penn Jillette is in the mix (along with people like the hysterical George Takei, the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider and Adam Carolla), there is no way we’re missing this.

According to Deadbolt, Jillette was surprised by one of his cast mates. He’s now buddy buddy with Paul Teutul Sr. from “American Chopper.” He explains, “Paul Sr. was the guy on a stupid show that just yells a lot and meant
nothing to me. And he turned out to be a very good friend, really smart
and savvy, and really kind and measured. I appreciated all of those
things. That was kind of a shock.”

“A lot of the other people on the show, I knew before,” adds Jillette,
“and a lot of the people on the show acted in a way I could have
predicted. But Paul Sr. was a surprise.” Well Penn, we’re totally cool with that, but what we really want to know is the best one-liner from George Takei. We’re totally in love with him after his “Star Trek”/”Star Wars” peace video.

“Celebrity Apprentice” premieres February 12th on NBC.

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