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Trace Adkins rips 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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You don’t expect much honesty or self-awareness at a Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars press junket. But thanks to Trace Adkins, critics at Sunday’s NBC’s panel for the reality franchise got both.

The gravel-voiced country singer and returning contestant on the Donald Trump series (the Donald, by and by, was absent from the event) was refreshingly blunt about his reason for being on the show and his opinion of hanging with the C-listers competing on the franchise (this round includes Stephen Baldwin, Gary Busey and Omarosa).

Adkins said he’s returning to Apprentice because his house burned down last year and his family was assisted by the Red Cross. Since participants on the show raise money and awareness for a charity organization ($3 million this season, according to a producer), Adkins said he wanted to give something back. “The only reason that I would do a reality television show is because this one at least has a shred of nobility because of the charitable aspect of it,” Akins said. “That’s the only reason that I even considered coming and doing something like this.” READ FULL STORY

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