#YEAH: Lil Jon Caps Off Impressive All Star Celebrity Apprentice Season In Third Place, Raises Funds for American Diabetes Association
Think you know Lil Jon? Think again. Known from his early days for his bold, loud rap personality – laced with trademarked (literally) taglines, “Pimp Cups,” Grammy nominations and earth shattering tracks co-produced with fellow top artists across genres – the modern day Jon is a thoroughly evolved music and marketing machine. Displaying the versatility of his brand and famous voice, Jon’s recent current club rattling collaborations with some of the top Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artists/DJ’s and worldwide party anthems have him at the top of his game in a new era of music. But it’s the businessman, philanthropist and all-around solid guy that many in the general public haven’t been as familiar with. Until now, that is. Previously finishing fourth in his first try at Donald Trump’s infamously popular Celebrity Apprentice show, the matured entrepreneur was invited back to the boardroom for All Star Celebrity Apprentice this year.
On a breezy afternoon at the Etnies Skatepark in Mission Viejo, Calif., Ryan Sheckler was joined by the skating community. Current pros like Greg Lutzka and Austen Seaholm, legends of the sport like Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi, turned out for the cause. They were there to compete, of course, but they were also there to contribute – and contribute, they did. Between the carnival atmosphere outside the park and the money spent to watch the big name present and past pros do their thing, more than $100,000 was raised for the Sheckler Foundation and “Be The Change” project to build a skatepark on the Port Gamble S’klallam Reservation.
Michael Cudlitz’s reputation as a prolific character actor is powerful. The veteran actor has brought to life rivetingly sobering experiences of reality-based personalities – like Sgt. Denver ‘Bull’ Randleman in Steven Speilberg’s Emmy-winning Band of Brothers TV mini-series – amongst a plethora of other roles. So it’s no wonder that his talents in exposing the experiences of real combatants in warfare, and more, eventually lead him to the lead spot in the popular SouthLAnd drama series. Attempting to shed light on some of the reality faced on a daily basis by everyday Los Angeles Police Department officers, the TNT show highlights the real life, deep connection between Law Enforcement and Oakley.