Meet the Good, the Bad and the Grool of the New ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ Cast

CBS just announced the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition season two lineup and it includes everyone from former White House staffers to Real Housewives and Mean Girls alums. Julie Chen Moonves will return as host babysitter to the group of eclectic celeb houseguests as they compete for $250,000. Without further ado, here are the 12 contestants moving in to the Big Brother: Celebrity Edition house for season two.

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Jonathan Bennett

The 37-year-old is best known as Aaron Samuels, the groolest guy at North Shore High.

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Dina Lohan

Speaking of Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina, 56, is also moving into the house. Fingers crossed she and Bennett institute an “on Wednesdays we wear pink” alliance.

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Ryan Lochte

The newly married 12-time Olympic medalist is trading in his freestyle stroke for a chance at $250,000.

anthony scaramucci
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Anthony Scaramucci

The 55-year-old erstwhile White House communications and finance director is taking a page out of his former boss’s playbook and going the reality TV route.

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Natalie Eva Marie

Don’t let the purple unicorn hair fool you, the 34-year-old former WWE wrestler packs a punch.

ricky williams
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Ricky Williams

The 41-year-old ex NFL player is ready to touch down in the Big Brother house.

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Kato Kaelin

You may recognize Kaelin, 59, from the OJ Simpson trial. Well, he’s baa-aack.

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Tamar Braxton

She’s bringing her The Real and Braxton Family Values finesse to the Big Brother house.

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Kandi Burruss

The 42-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star is coming in hot(lanta).

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Tom Green

The comedian, 47, will bring some levity to the house. What better way to make alliances?

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Lolo Jones

The 36-year-old Olympic athlete competes in both track and bobsledding, so best believe she’s bringing her A game.

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Joey Lawrence

Blossom, Melissa & Joey and now Big Brother.

The games begin Monday, January 21, at 8/7c with a two-night premiere. The second episode will air on Tuesday, January 22, at the same time. TBD on whether we’ll see you there.


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