Big Brother is one of my favorite shows of all time mainly because it starts with the contestants being all lovey-dovey and welcoming for about five minutes before they start plotting to destroy each other. And do you know what makes that type of premise even better? Famous-ish fame whores. Because they’re crazy as cat shit and I’m here for it. Now, with the potential cast of the second season of Celebrity Big Brother U.S. being leaked via Twitter, all I can do is hope this list is real, because if it is, the new season is going to be a train wreck.
Twitter user @BBSecretSusan tweeted the rumored cast. As soon as I saw the names, I immediately set my DVR.
FULL CONFIRMED CAST:
Tonya Harding@CBSBigBrother premieres 21st January at 8/7c on @CBS, don't miss it! #BBCeleb #CBBUS
— Susan Big Brother Insider (@BBSecretSusan) January 6, 2019
Now, remember, the word “celebrity” in this context is a misnomer. That’s almost like calling a Big Mac “healthy“. In case you looked at this list and said “Who the fuck is that?” while reading don’t you worry. I got you:
Aubrey O’Day is a singer, and mistress, formerly of the girl group Danity Kane. Bobby Moynihan, noted Big Brother fan boy, is a comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member. Caitlyn Jenner is fame whore royalty so she needs no introduction (unless you’re introducing that bitch to the concept of humility). Calvin Johnson is a former NFL wide receiver and Dancing With The Stars contestant. Carson Kressley is a noted member of the Fab Five from the original Queer Eye. Dina Lohan is Lindsay’s mess of a messy ass mother and also needs no introduction (though she always needs a check). Jonathan Bennett is a proudly out actor most famous for his role as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls. Sean Spicer is a former White House Press Secretary under Trump’s regime. Stephen Baldwin is Justin Bieber’s father-in-law, and apparently an actor as well. Tiffany “New York” Pollard is a reality TV LEGEND from VH1’s Flavor of Love and I Love New York (she was also a houseguest on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother 17 and gave the moment of the entire series). And finally, a woman who will strike fear into the hearts of everyone (except New York) Tonya Harding, who you may remember as the Tony Soprano of the figure skating world when she was accused of taking part in the hit on Nancy Kerrigan’s leg.
This cast gives me more life than a 1Up in Super Mario Bros. However, this may just be speculation since there has been no official confirmation that this cast is legit. Pop Culture reports that of this list Dina Lohan is 100% on board because her salary, as well as the compensation for the other houseguests, has also been leaked.
Lohan’s potential involvement was previously reported; she was reportedly offered a position with a guaranteed $100,000 contract, as well as $5,000 bonuses for every eviction she survives. That deal reportedly stands for the rest of the Celebrity contestants as well.
The winner of the competition will earn $250,000; a favorite houseguest, chosen by viewers at the end of the season, takes home an extra $25,000, just as with the regular Big Brother series.
Although, there’s also a rumor that two cast members dropped out after finding out that other cast members are getting paid more than them.
Julie Chen will still serve as host despite the firestorm of sexual harassment allegations that have been thrown at her husband Les Moonves, though I’m surprised she would even want to be attached to anything regarding CBS. However, Julie might not be a total fool so she’ll gladly accept that direct deposit in her bank account for after the divorce is finalized (which you know is coming in 3…2…)