The Zingbot may have serious competition on its hands when the first U.S. season of Celebrity Big Brother debuts on Feb. 7.
All Hail The "Villain"
Former Trump Administration official Omarosa Manigault Newman is the most notable celebrity who will be locked inside the Big Brother house. Manigault Newman, who earned her infamous title of "The Greatest Reality TV Villain of All Time" on the first season of NBC's The Apprentice, will return to her roots to face off against other celebrities to become the season's champion.
The Other Housemates
Manigault Newman is not the only celebrity checking in to the Big Brother house. Her housemates will include a plethora of Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars alumni.
Representing the athletes in the household are two unique figures in the sports world. Basketball player and children's book author Metta World Peace will be the representative from the National Basketball Association on this season. Former mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell is scheduled to enter the Big Brother house as well.
Broadway's beloved Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), Melissa Jaret Winokur, might sing "Good Morning, Big Brother House" when she is locked inside the house. Actresses Shannon Elizabeth and Keshia Knight Pulliam will represent the acting world. Celebrity Big Brother will also host musicians Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath and James Maslow.
Rounding out the cast is former Miss Universe contestant Ariadna Gutierrez, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, and television personality Ross Matthews.
Elizabeth, Liddell, Maslow, Peace, and Winokur have all danced on Dancing with the Stars, while Glanville, Manigault Newman, McGrath, and Pulliam faced off in The Celebrity Apprentice boardroom on different seasons.
Firing From The White House
Manigault Newman's reality TV comeback might stem from her exit from the White House. On Dec. 13, 2017, the White House announced that Manigault Newman would be resigning from her position as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration.
However, CNN reporter April Ryan reported that the White House terminated Manigault Newman. On Dec. 14, 2017, Manigault Newman appeared on Good Morning America and stated that people would know her side of the story. Manigault Newman's longtime rivals on The View had an "Omarosa Fired" celebration three hours after her interview.
Manigault Newman and her fellow Celebrity Big Brother house guests will compete for the show's $250,000 prize, which will be given out during the final episode scheduled for Feb. 25.