Singer songwriter Debbie Gibson will appear on the premiere episode of the fifth installment of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” She will play for the Kansas City charity Children International.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” will begin this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
“The Celebrity Apprentice” is a reality television show where celebrities compete in weekly challenges and donate any winnings to their personal charities. Every week, the celebrity contestants will work in two teams, each under the guidance of a designated project manager, to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City, using their fame, along with their proven business acumen, to win challenges.
Contestants are subjected to long hours, grueling deadlines, intellectual challenges, personality clashes, and intense scrutiny under the careful watch of Donald J. Trump and his advisors. The last person standing will be chosen as the Celebrity Apprentice and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.
Gibson will compete to help build 5,000 poor children in India a community center where they will receive medical and dental care and educational support.
“Knowing the profound impact I could have on Children International was my turning point in deciding to do this show! It is great that Donald Trump and Mark Burnett have separated themselves from the reality pack by giving this show a huge charity payoff as its backbone,” said Gibson.
Children International president and CEO Jim Cook said, “We are very grateful for Debbie’s continued support of Children International. Her performance on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ will help raise awareness for helping children living in poverty.”