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Saturday October 20, 2007 5:03 pm

‘Apprentice’ Celebrity Contestants: R.I.P.

Apprentice celeb edition: coming soon“Stars” of the new celebrity edition of were seen putting a nail in their coffins on the streets of New York this past week. I’d like to take this moment to hold a proverbial candlelight vigil for the careers of Piers Morgan, Omarosa (did she have a career?), Trace Adkins, Marilu Henner, Stephen Baldwin, playmate Tiffany Fallon, Lennox Lewis, Vincent Pastore and Gene Simmons. I am aware that many of these beloved characters left us a long time ago (I’m looking in your direction Baldwin).  I also know that this isn’t necessarily the end for the likes of Adkins and Ortiz. But let’s face it, starring on the “celebrity edition” of any reality show is like having unprotected sex with a Brazilian hooker - it may not mean instant death, but it’s a step in the right - er - wrong direction.

This gaggle of C-listers were seen in New York shilling out hotdogs to tourists during an Apprentice challenge. Apparently former WWE Champion John Cena was among the contestants, but he gets a pass because he is only there due to an injury that will sideline him for up to a year. Among those who showed up to gawk were New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and rotting porn star Jenna Jameson.

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