Omarosa Manigault Moves Into the ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ House

Former “Apprentice” contestant and Trump adviser will share an abode with a “real housewife” and a Miss Colombia

Last Updated: January 29, 2018 @ 4:43 AM

Bye-bye White House, hello “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” house: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault is checking into “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” when the CBS reality show debuts.

Although it’ll be quite a downgrade from that big blanched house on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Trump’s former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison will again find herself among an interesting and eclectic assortment of personalities.

They will include Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”), Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Keshia Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”), Brandi Glanville (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) and UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell. Actors James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) and Marissa Winokur (“Scary Movie”), TV personality Ross Matthews and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez round out the cast.

CBS gave a peek at the cast in promos before and during the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. And earlier in the day, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” host Julie Chen hinted at the star-studded cast of 11 with an emoji-filled tweet.

Manigault resigned from her position at the White House in December. She said on “Good Morning America” that she decided to depart after seeing developments that made her “uncomfortable.”

She sidestepped questions about reports that her departure came after a spat with Chief of Staff John Kelly and that she had to be physically removed from the White House.

“Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” is the first U.S. celebrity edition of the reality hit “Big Brother” and follows a group of celebrities living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day.

Each week, someone is voted out of the house, with the last remaining house guest receiving a grand prize of $250,000.

“Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” premieres Feb. 7 at 8/7c.


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