“Celebrity Big Brother” just announced its cast for season 2, which is slated to start its three-week run on CBS on Monday, Jan. 21. As with the first edition of this “Big Brother” spin-off last year, this sophomore season includes an exile from Trump administration, Anthony Scaramucci. He lasted all of 10 days in his job as director of communications in the summer of 2017. Last year’s debut of “CBB” included one-time Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The other six men entering the “CBB” house this week are: actor/host Jonathan Bennett (“Veronica Mars,” “Cake Wars”), comedian Tom Green (“Freddy Got Fingered”), actor/host Kato Kaelin, actor Joey Lawrence (“Gimme a Break,” “Melissa & Joey”), Olympian Ryan Lochte and NFL player Ricky Williams.
The five women in the hunt include Tamar Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”), Kandi Burruss (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Olympian Lolo Jones, “momager” Dina Lohan and WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.
Julie Chen Moonves may have left “The Talk” last fall but she will return to host this second season of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which premieres Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. As with the summer-time “Big Brother,” this winter installment of “CBB” will air multiple nights a week, with its two-hour finale scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13.