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The Celebrity Apprentice will premiere January 4th on NBC. In preparation, the website has some new promo photos, stills, and a sneak peak video.

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Shawn attended The Celebrity Apprentice Season 14 Red Carpet event in March, but the photos have just been released. She also attended a Girl Scout campaign in August and Press Conference for the Miss America Judges in September.

Public Appearances > 2014 > March 20: ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ Season 14 Red Carpet Event

Public Appearances > 2014 > Aug 19: “Let’s Get Her to Camp” Girl Scout campaign with Lisa Leslie

Public Appearances > 2014 > Sep 10: Miss America Pageant – Judges Press Conference in Atlantic City

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Candids > Candids in 2014 > Nov 17: Shawn and her boyfriend meet up with Derek Hough outside Dance Studio

Shawn Johnson Reunites With Derek Hough At Dance Studio

Shawn Johnson stops by the dance studio to visit with Derek Hough in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (November 14).

The 22-year-old athlete and new Apprentice star came for a visit at the studio with her boyfriend Ryan and ran into one of her former dancing partners, checking out Derek‘s drone he was trying out in the parking lot.

In case you didn’t know, Shawn was the season 8 winner of Dancing With The Stars with Mark Ballas, and came back for the All-Star season to dance with Derek, where she placed second.

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Shawn Johnson Hits the Books at Vanderbilt

Retired world and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson (U.S.) will be a full-time freshman next fall, she told NBC Olympics in an interview.

The 2007 world all-around champion and 2008 Olympic champion on balance beam said she has moved to Nashville and enrolled at Vanderbilt University, where she plans to study sports psychology and dietetics. “I want to turn it around in the sport,” Johnson said. “I want to give back to gymnastics.”

Johnson followed her 2008 Olympic success by winning ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” She returned to competition in 2011, but a knee injury led to her retirement before the 2012 Olympic Games. {intlgymnast.com}

Catching up with Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson has kept plenty busy since her four-medal performance at the 2008 Olympics.

The gymnast won “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009, made a run at the 2012 Olympics after tearing an ACL skiing and then retired two months before the London Games due to the knee injury.

Johnson went back on “Dancing with the Stars” for an all-star edition later in 2012 and recently started taking college classes.

OlympicTalk recently caught up with Johnson to look back on her career, discuss her future and analyze the current gymnastics scene:

OlympicTalk: You’re in college now, what are you studying?

Johnson: I’m a freshman at Vanderbilt, studying sports psychology and dietetics. I want to turn it around in the sport. I want to give back to gymnastics.

OlympicTalk: What’s the classroom setting like?

Johnson: I haven’t really been in a classroom setting yet. I’m going to be a full-time student next fall. But I’ve done a lot of online.

OlympicTalk: Why Vanderbilt?

Johnson: I already live in Nashville, so it was already kind of a perfect fit. I lived in LA for a while. It’s a little bit too big of a city for me, seeing as I’m from Des Moines, Iowa. And then I found Nashville, was interested in Vanderbilt and moved there. My best friend lives there. It kind of all fell together.

OlympicTalk: What are your first memories of the 2008 Olympics?

Johnson: I would say the team competition was the epitome of the Olympics for me, being able to work together, compete together and earn a (silver) medal. It’s everything that I had dreamed of and worked for.

OlympicTalk: Would you change anything about your comeback in 2010 in hindsight?

Johnson: Not at all. It wasn’t exactly like I dreamed or planned because I wanted to be on that (Olympic) team, but I don’t think I would have come back if it weren’t for my knee injury. That was kind of the motivation behind it, and that ultimately is what ended my career. It was a great learning experience. I wouldn’t change it.

OlympicTalk: Which current gymnast do you like to watch?

Johnson: She’s not a senior yet, but her name is Norah Flatley (14 years old, on the Junior National Team). She’s a Chow’s gymnast (training under Liang Chow, Johnson’s longtime coach in Iowa). She worked under me. She’s almost a mini-me. She’ll be in the 2016 Olympics if I’m putting my money on it.

OlympicTalk: No U.S. woman has made back-to-back Olympic teams since 2000. What do you attribute that to?

Johnson: Our difficulty level. I think our girls are so far ahead of other gymnasts and other countries. We choose such difficulty that we almost burn our girls out too early. It works for us. We bring the medals back and everything, but I think it’s a lifestyle. We have the freedom to kind of move into other things, where other countries make a living off of it.

OlympicTalk: Can you compare/contrast your 2008 Olympic Team to the 2012 Fierce Five?

Johnson: No comparison to 2012, but I think the 2008 team was really great because we had our team leader, Alicia Sacramone. She was like the mom. She kept us all grounded and sane and not distracted. We had strengths from every other girl. Sam Peszek was awesome. She was good on every event. Bridget Sloan, Chellsie Memmel, Nastia Liukin, obviously, she won everything. We had a really good team bond, and we were a family. So, it worked well.

OlympicTalk: Do you still talk to Liukin?

Johnson: We don’t talk very much. She is a busy, busy girl. As am I. All of our lives have gone different directions, but we keep in touch every once in a while. Alicia just got married, so we were all celebrating that. I guess we’re growing up a little bit.

OlympicTalk: You’ve said you want to run a marathon?

Johnson: I’m still recovering from injuries from my sport, so I’ve been out of commission for the last year, not able to work out or do anything. My goals are definitely physical, trying to get back in shape and back into everything. So a marathon would be amazing. I have a crazy idea for an Ironman one day.

OlympicTalk: Why an Ironman?

Johnson: Just because it’s so extreme. The Olympics are extreme, so why not an Ironman? I hate running in general, I feel like I would drown, and I don’t really own a bike. So it doesn’t make sense, but I’ll accomplish it someday. I’m a competitor.

OlympicTalk: So you’re still dealing with injuries?

Johnson: Some nagging stuff. I also love to work out, so I never stop. My doctor finally made me stop for a year. I’m finally getting back to it.

{nbcsports.com}

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I’ve added a few photoshoot pic that have gone under the radar from 2012.

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I’ve added some candids of Shawn working at a pie shop in NYC along with Kate Gosselin for the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice:
Candids > Candids in 2014 > March 25: Filming Celebrity Apprentice in NYC

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Shawn is going to be in this season’s Celebrity Apprentice :D ! Filming starts soon, and the first episode of season 14 will air this fall!

The Donald awaits! The cast of Celebrity Apprentice’s Season 14 has been revealed, and it seems as though the boardroom will surely be drama-filled with cat fights galore.

This year’s celebrity contestants include The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville, mom of eight Kate Gosselin and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, Us Weekly can confirm. Veteran journalist Geraldo Rivera will also be joining, along with The Cosby Show alum Keshia Knight Pulliam, TMZ reports. (Go Rudy!)

Us can also confirm that Ludacris, Vivica A. Fox, Shawn Johnson, Lorenzo Lamas, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Reece will come face-to-face with Trump and his famous “you’re fired!” line.

Last year, Trace Adkins beat out Penn Jillette for the win in the first-ever All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. He was joined by other famous faces Dee Snyder, Dennis Rodman, Garey Busey, Lisa Rinna, Lil Jon, among others.

Celebrity Apprentice Season 14 filming is set for spring, and will air on NBC in the 2014-2015 season. The cast will be officially announced on Thursday, March 20. {usmagazine.com}

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Shawn was featured in Extreme Makeover, S07e02, the Hampton family. She donates a framed inspirational signed photo to aspiring gymnasts. Ashley Tisdale is also a featured celebrity guest. Catch Shawn at the 24.40 mark.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Shawn Johnson took up gymnastics at the age of 3.

It was obvious from the start that she had serious talent. But it was her hard work and determination that carried her though countless competitions.

Eventually she landed a spot in the 2008 Winter Olympics, where she won several silver medals and a gold.

Years later, in 2012, Johnson announced she was retiring from gymnastics.

“I was kind of burnt out,” she said. “I feel like when you lose any heart in that sport, you kind of lose the success of it. But my body was falling apart. I had had two knee surgeries, I need a third one, I fractured a vertebrae in my back, I had arthritis already. It was a bunch of things.”

A day after the announcement, Johnson signed on to do “Dancing with the Stars” for a second time.

“It was like going back home,” she said. “It was a family. I kind of got to share my story of why I retired and let people get to know me a little more than just the gymnast on TV.”

In addition to “Dancing with the Stars,” Johnson has been busy working as a cheerleading commentator.

She also is in the process of opening a gym in her hometown of Des Moine, Iowa.

And there’s something else. Johnson travels to gyms around the country, talking to young people about gymnastics, fitness and healthy living.

She was recently at a gymnastics center in Wexford, where she talked about the P&G Gymnastics Championship, which is set to be held in Pittsburgh next year.

She didn’t take off without signing a few autographs.

“It’s so much fun getting to meet up and coming gymnasts and recreational gymnasts and elite gymnasts,” she said, “everybody, I can relate to them. I know their story and I see myself in them.”

Next up on Johnson’s agenda is attending college. She was just accepted to Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

“I want to major in sports psychology and dietetics,” she said. “So nutrition and the psychology side of my sport, I think it’s neat.”

Although Johnson says she misses the beam and bars, she is thrilled to have this new chapter in life.