Celebrities Expect the Unexpected in Celebrity Edition of Big Brother

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Big Brother Celebrity Edition
CBS has announced the 11 Celebrity Houseguests who will star in the first-ever Celebrity edition of BIG BROTHER in the U.S. This season’s accomplished cast includes an NBA champion, a UFC legend, a Tony Award-winning actress, a chart-topping musician, a model, a television personality and a TV host, among others.  BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION launches with a three-night premiere event airing Wednesday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and a two-hour live eviction show on Friday, Feb. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen returns as the host of the hit series. 
The following 11 Celebrity Houseguests will compete for $250,000:
 

Shannon Elizabeth (44)

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current City: Cape Town, South Africa

Occupation: Actress

 

Brandi Lynn Glanville (45)

Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Television personality

 

Ariadna Gutiérrez (24)

Hometown: Born in Sincelejo, Colombia but raised in Barranquilla, Colombia

Current City: Miami, Fla.

Occupation: Model

 

Chuck Liddell (48)

Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.

Current City: Calabasas, Calif.

Occupation: UFC legend

 

James Maslow (27)

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current City: Venice, Calif.

Occupation: Actor/musician

 

Ross Mathews (38)

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, Wash.

Current City: Los Angeles/Palm Springs

Occupation: TV host

 

Mark McGrath (49)

Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.

Current City: Studio City, Calif.

Occupation: Rock star 

 

Keshia Knight Pulliam (38) 

Hometown: New Jersey

Current City: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Actress

 

Marissa Jaret Winokur (44)

Hometown: Bedford, N.Y.

Current City: Toluca Lake, Calif.

Occupation: Broadway actress

 

Metta World Peace (38) 

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: NBA champion

 

Omarosa (43)

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

Current City: Jacksonville, Fla.

Occupation: Television personality

Details about the house will be announced shortly.
 
Following the three-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air for three weeks, with the two-hour finale on Sunday, Feb. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Click HERE for the full schedule.  

BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, one or more Celebrity Houseguests will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $250,000. BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.