Congratulations, St. Louis. You now have an excuse to watch the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump's "ultimate job interview" in which celebrities -- some of whom you may have actually heard of -- compete in various business tasks to...uh...well, not work for Trump since they already have jobs...oh, right, raise money for charity.
Anyway, Gary Busey, one of this seasons' contestants, has chosen the Westport-based Center for Head Injury Services to be the beneficiary of his business acumen. The Center helps people who have suffered brain injuries live independently and get back to work.
Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle crash in 1988 because he wasn't wearing a helmet. On Celebrity Apprentice, says Center for Head Injury Services administrative assistant Erin Jameson, "he wanted to work with a company that deals with head injuries. He Googled 'head injury' and found us, and then he contacted us about being part of the show."
"We're thrilled that Busey is raising awareness [of our organization]," Jameson says.
The show's season premiere will be Sunday, March 6, on KSDK-TV (Channel 5).
Busey's competitors are Hope Dworaczyk, La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor, Dionne Warwick, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich.
Watch Busey talk about "his" charity:
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.