Omarosa Moves From White House to Big Brother House

She'll be among 11 houseguests on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2018 8:52 AM CST
Omarosa Manigault walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 13, 2016.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – From the White House to the Big Brother house: Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on The Apprentice before a year in President Trump's White House, will return to her reality TV roots with a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, the first celebrity edition of the long-running CBS show. The new season, running from Feb. 7-25, will see 11 celebrities locked in a house as they battle for $250,000. Though Manigault is "the biggest name in the new cast," per the Hollywood Reporter, she'll be joined by other familiar names including Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath, American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth, and former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

Rounding out the cast is Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, former Cosby Show actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, former NBA star Metta World Peace, Marissa Winokur of Broadway musical Hairspray, former Nickelodeon star James Maslow, TV personality Ross Matthews, and former Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez. Still, it's Manigault who's created the most buzz, with fans hoping she'll dish about her time in the White House while monitored 24/7 by cameras and microphones. Big Brother fan Andy Cohen, however, predicts Manigault won't be around for long. "Brandi is going to eat her for lunch," he says in a tweet, per Us Weekly.

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