Well, the cast of Celebrity Big Brother has finally been announced. Now you know I'm a huge Big Brother fan, but that's usually because it's on in the summer when we're looking for mindless TV. But since it's celebrity Big Brother, and it will only last about two and a half weeks, I can't lie, I'll be tuning in, despite the fact that the word celebrity is being used very very loosely. It begins on February 7th and concludes February 25th as counterprogramming to NBC's Olympics. Check out the complete cast below and tell me what you think. Will you be watching?
Omarosa Manigault The three-time Apprentice contestant and Trump campaigner departed the White House for the Big Brother house. No word on if that is trading up or trading down.
Mark McGrath The Sugar Ray singer also did a stint on Celebrity Apprentice. He’s actually been on many a reality television program, including Celebrity Wife Swap, a guest judge on American Idol, and host of not one but TWO Pussycat Dolls shows.
Shannon Elizabeth The American Pie star may not like living on slop if she becomes a “Have Not.” She also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, because of course she did.
Metta World Peace The former Ron Artest won NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as an NBA title. He’s also best known for the “Malice at the Palace” brawl between fans and players in Detroit while a member of the Indiana Pacers. Not that there’s ever any fighting on Big Brother. Oh, yeah, he also did his time on Dancing with the Stars.
Brandi Glanville It wouldn’t be a celebrity reality show without a Real Housewife. This time, it’s Brandi from Beverly Hills, who also paid her dues on Celebrity Apprentice. (Who didn’t?)
James Maslow The Big Time Rush star also got fourth place on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable is in the house! The Big Brother house, to be exact. She also appeared on, yes, Celebrity Apprentice.
Marissa Jaret Winokur The Hairspray Broadway star was on the same season of Dancing with the Stars as her new housemate Shannon Elizabeth. Instant alliance?
Ariadna Gutierrez She was Miss Universe in 2015… for about two minutes. Then it was revealed that host Steve Harvey had read the wrong name. Whoops!
Chuck Liddell The former mixed martial artist will have to use his smarts and social skills, not his fists to win this competition. And if you were wondering which show he previously appeared on: Celebrity Apprentice or Dancing with the Stars, it was the latter.
Ross Matthews The former Tonight Show intern is a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. But now he will be judged by his fellow housemates… and America.