As Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” gears up to start filming next month with a new cast, NBC producers have been targeting David Hasselhoff, Kate Gosselin and “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering according to The New York Post.
A production source told the newspaper, a contestant high on the “Celeb Apprentice” wish list is “Baywatch” star Hasselhoff, who “is so unpredictable that insiders say he could be this year’s Gary Busey.” A rep for the Hoff denies he currently has a deal in place to join as a contestant.
Hasselhoff, who served as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” will appear in the movie “Stretch” later this year with Jessica Alba, Chris Pine and Patrick Wilson. Next month, he’ll auction off his “Baywatch” lifeguard jacket, KITT “Knight Rider” car, German Bravo Award and other valuable items at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills as he switches homes.
Kate Gosselin is a veteran of reality shows, having starred on “Jon and Kate Plus 8” and taken a turn on “Dancing with the Stars.” Her rep could not be reached about a possible “Celebrity Apprentice” deal. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian baby-daddy Scott Disick has also been in talks with NBC to appear on the show. His rep declined to comment.
Past cast members of the hugely popular reality show include Joan Rivers, Dennis Rodman, Bret Michaels and Arsenio Hall.