The “celebrities” who were just announced for CBS’s “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” are mostly the kind of fringe figures people tend to mock in shows of its ilk: actors, singers and comedians who haven’t been particularly busy lately, relatives and houseguests of the rich and famous, and a number of figures from the world of sports. There’s also a former White House communications director.
But we can say we’ve at least heard of most of them. Of the 12 celebs announced over the weekend, three or four are sports stars: former NFL-er Ricky Williams, Olympians Ryan Lochte and Lolo Jones, and maybe former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie, depending on whether you choose to believe WWE wrestling is a sport.
A few are of the “celebrity by association” variety — Kato Kaelin resurfaces here, and Dina Lohan is on board (occupation listed as “momager”).
Also popping up in the lineup is Anthony Scaramucci, aka “The Mooch,” the financier who had a brief and tumultuous run as director of communications for the Trump White House in 2017 — who may be the most famous person in the house.
Throw in Tom Green, Joey Lawrence, Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss and Jonathan Bennett … and it’s sure to be a lot of fun because why would any of them hold back?
It’s the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition,” and it premieres with a two-night event on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 22. The houseguests will be competing for a grand prize of $250,000.
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