Just when you thought the only reality show you had to keep track of was The Bachelor — bam! Another season of The Celebrity Apprentice is coming for you! This time, it’s called The New Celebrity Apprentice and is hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the premise is the same. Another group of 16 celebrities have thrown their hat in the ring to be the ultimate business guru. Some of the names are recognizable (at least to me), like Kyle Richards, Boy George, Jon Lovitz, Carson Kressley, and Laila Ali. But there are a few that aren't quite as well known, like Celebrity Apprentice contestant Carrie Keagan. Let’s get to know her better, shall we?
Keagan has been in a little of everything. sShe’s that actress and host that you say, “Hey! I know her from somewhere.” I do this all the time, mostly because I’m slowly losing my memory for entertainment names and becoming my mother (but I digress). As an actress, Keagan has appeared in movies like Superbad, Miss March, The Hangover, and American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love. She also starred as “Frosty” on the very funny series Reno 911!, and has done a ton of voiceover and short film work, too. Where Keagan really shines, though, is her hosting and producing work. She’s portrayed appeared on In Bed With Carrie, It’s On With Alexa Chung, VH1 Classic One Hit Wonders, KTLA Morning News, Jump Start Live, Attack Of The Show!, Big Morning Buzz Live, and, mostly recently, Up Close With Carrie Keagan. Suffice it to say that Keagan knows her way around a television set.
Of course, many of the other contestants on The New Celebrity Apprentice have experience with television, so how will Keagan’s resume help her specifically? For one, all of the live television work definitely puts her in another class. I know that other contestants like Richards, Carson Kressley, and Porsha Williams are comfortable in front of the camera, but they were all on reality television shows whereas Keagan does so much of her work live.
On live television, you can’t hide a thing — you have to roll with the punches and just keep going. Reality television means things can be edited out, but I think live television makes you sort of unflappable. You have to keep a smile on your face, and this way of thinking on one’s feet could be helpful for Keagan when faced with a tough challenge (or tough teammate).
Keagan’s been in the entertainment business for a long time, and she has experience doing basically everything, which will be a great asset to her time on The New Celebrity Apprentice. Will the Terminator cast her out early? We’ll just have to tune in to find out.