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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

'Lost in Space' Then and Now - Video of the Day


Today it's a double feature! Perhaps you've heard that Netflix is re-booting, re-making or re-imagining the CBS TV series, Lost in Space which ran from 1965-1968. Below is trailer for the new series (which begins in April) followed by a promotion video for the original series to compare. Danger Will Robinson.

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Lost’ O.J. Simpson Interview to Air on FOX



In an odd stunt of counter programming against ABC’s debut of American Idol, FOX will air O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? on March 11. The special is mostly an interview with Simpson that was recorded in 2006 and according to Indiewire, the tapes of the interview were recently found sitting in a box on the FOX lot.

Here’s the scoop: Judith Regan interviewed Simpson over 11 years ago about a “shocking hypothetical account” of the night when Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered. The interview was the material used for Simpson’s book, If I Did It, that was to be published by HarperCollins. However, it was reported that Simpson was paid $3.5 million for the interview that was planned to be a TV special on FOX, but after the public outrage, Regan was fired, the book was released by the Goldman family and the special was cancelled.

The new two-hour special is hosted by Journalist Soledad O’Brien and will be joined by a panel of analysts who will discuss the historic and newsworthy interview, providing timely analysis and context for the never-before-seen footage where Simpson describes what might have happened on the night of June 12, 1994.

Although exonerated of murdering Brown Simpson and Goldman, Simpson was later sued in civil court, found responsible for both murders and ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the victims’ families. In 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas on felony charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The following year, he was found guilty on 12 counts and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. Simpson was released on parole five months ago on October 1, 2017.

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? will air March 11, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. with limited interruptions and will feature public service announcements on domestic violence awareness throughout the program.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Your Complete Guide to the 90th Academy Awards


To see the complete list of winners from this year's Oscar show and highlights, click here.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on ABC. The special will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Each year ABC makes this event bigger and this year is no exception including a Countdown to the Oscars, Live! special and Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet both airing before the show on ABC. Other specials will air on Facebook and Instagram. Here is you complete guide to this year’s Oscars:

Countdown to the Oscars, Live!
ABC says this is the “ultimate guide to Hollywood’s biggest night” preparing viewers for the big night. Hosted by Paula Faris and Chris Connelly, the three hour special (!) will revisit unforgettable moments from Oscars past and will feature Whoopi Goldberg’s exclusive interview with chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company and museum campaign chair Robert A. Iger discussing the new Academy Museum and the 90th Oscars. Goldberg also brings viewers a first look inside the new museum and visits the Academy Film Archive which is full of treasured Hollywood memorabilia.

Faris and Connelly will be joined by special contributors including editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle, The Hollywood Reporter TV editor Marisa Guthrie, actor and writer Robert Wuhl, TV and radio personality Rolonda Watts, fashion expert Joe Zee and stylist to stars Sophie Lopez.

Countdown to the Oscars, Live! airs 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Joy Behar Still Floating in Hot Water Weeks After Controversial Comment

Joy Behar
Joy Behar on the Set of The View (ABC)


On February 13, 2018, the women of ABC’s The View discussed Mike Pence and his faith. As is often the case, co-host Joy Behar threw in her two cents with a touch of humor but the “joke” fell flat. She stated that Pence might have a mental illness because he claimed to have heard Jesus speak to him. Pence himself (who didn’t actually see the exchange) wasn’t amused.

“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said during an appearance on C-SPAN following the controversial remarks. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”

Since then, ABC has received over 30,000 calls since the Media Research Center began a campaign to hold the TV show co-hosts accountable for “spewing anti-Christian bigotry,” reports Fox News.

According to Fox News the MRC president, Brent Bozell published an open letter to ABC News calling for the apology. As of this morning, ABC had received 30,588 angry calls and advertisers, including Clorox, Gerber and Oreo have received at least 6,000 calls.

“I am sure the advertisers of The View will be just as appalled as I am about the anti-Christian remarks made on the show,” Bozell wrote.

To date, no formal apology has been given, but the subject was brought up the following day after the controversial remarks were made and Meghan McCain apologized to Pence on behalf of the show in the clip below.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This Day in Pop Culture for February 27

The TV show "Cliffhangers" debuted on NBC on February 27, 1979.

‘Cliffhangers’ Debuts

Those of a certain age will remember that on this day in 1979, NBC had attempted to bring back the old movie serial for the modern age with three shows in one. Cliffhangers was three mini genre shows shown back in a one-hour time slot with each episode ending with a … cliffhanger. The interesting test began with the mystery, Stop Susan Williams, which was inspired by The Perils of Pauline and starred Susan Anton. The middle adventure show, The Secret Empire, was inspired by The Phantom Empire and starred Geoffrey Scott. The last was the horror story of The Curse of Dracula which starred Michael Nouri who played the Count living in 1979 San Francisco. Cliffhangers did not fare well against ABC's Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley. The show was cancelled after 10 airings which only featured the ending of the Dracula story. The others left the air as … you guessed it … cliffhangers.

Monday, February 26, 2018

'I Dream of Jeannie's Diner' - Video of the Day


I've always been a fan of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" as well as the TV series I Dream of Jeannie, so this is the perfect mashup. Sort of like a Reese peanut butter cup. ("Jeannie's Diner" by Mark Davis)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

This Day in Pop Culture for February 25

Jim Backus was born on February 25, 1913.

The Man Behind Mr. Magoo and Thurston Howell III is Born

James Gilmore Backus, better known as Jim Backus was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio in 1913. His first acting roles were for radio playing a millionaire aviator Dexter Hayes for Society Girl on CBS in 1940. A-Lad-In His Lamp (1948) was Backus’ first film role, however, only his voice was heard and he was uncredited for the part. In 1949, Backus voiced Mr. Magoo for the first time for the theatrical short, The Ragtime Bear. He would continue to voice different versions of the character for film and TV through 1989. However, most people are familiar with Backus’ role as Thurston Howell, III from Gilligan’s Island. The show originally aired from 1964-1967, but he also appeared in the three reunion films as also voiced the character the Saturday morning animated version of the show as well. Backus appeared in many movies and made guest appearances on many TV shows including The Brady Bunch, The Beverly Hillbillies and I Dream of Jeannie. Backus had only one wife, Henny, whom he wed in 1943 and was with him every day until he died on July 3, 1989 due to complications with pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Here’s What ‘Survior: Ghost Island’ Contestants Wished They Had on the Trip

The cast of "Survivor: Ghost Island"
The castaways of Survivor: Ghost Island. (Photo: Robert Voets/CBS)


After 35 seasons, Survivor is running out of places for the castaways to hang out. For season 36, the new crew has been sent back to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji where the show has been themed “Ghost Island.” Here, two groups of ten contestants will apparently try to make good out of other past players’ bad decisions. It’s a convoluted idea to be sure.

CBS says, “The question is: will these new players be able to learn from the past mistakes of others and “reverse the curse,” or will the past come back to haunt them?” According to the network, this season is filled with real idols and advantages from previous seasons including shows that were shot in Brazil, China, Africa and Australia and will serve as a “haunted” graveyard of those pesky "unfortunate choices" of the former members. Of course, the name of the game still is to “outwit, outplay and oulast” each other in order to become the “Sole Survivor.”

Survior: Ghost Island debuts with a special two hour episode on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and as always, the show is hosted by Jeff Probst.

This year, CBS ask cast members, “If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?” Here is what they said…

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Unfortunate Events' Season Two is Coming Next Month - Video of the Day


Season 2 of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events comes to Netflix March 30, 2018. Despite what you think you see in the trailer below, know that this is actually a great family show for older kids who can appreciate sarcastic humor. If you haven't seen the first season, it's time to get caught up.

Monday, February 12, 2018

When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples


You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus and Sally
Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe t-shirt-wearing Linus.

I Dream of Jeannie
Tony and Jeannie Nelson
The astronaut Captain Tony Nelson met Jeannie on a deserted island in the South Pacific on September 18, 1965 in the premiere episode of I Dream of Jeannie. Nelson’s one-man Stardus One space capsule landed far from the planned recovery site where he found a strange bottle. He opened the bottle releasing a genie who had been trapped inside for 2,000 years. At first, the two could not communicate until he wished that they could. Unbeknownst to Tony, Jeannie rolled her bottle into his duffle bag and “followed” him home. At the time, Tony was engaged to his commanding general’s daughter, Melissa Stone, but the two broke up.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018 Winter Olympic Games NBC Schedule: February 11

NBC Highlights: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Speed Skating: Speed skating coverage features the men’s 5000m. The Netherlands swept the podium in Sochi and remains dominant four years later. The Dutch are expected to be led by two-time defending Olympic champion Sven Kramer. Men’s 5000m Gold Medal Final.
  • Men’s Biathlon: The U.S. enters PyeongChang with a chance at winning its first-ever Olympic medal in biathlon. The U.S. team is likely to be led by Lake Placid, N.Y., native Lowell Bailey in the men’s 10km sprint. Men’s 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final
  • Cross-Country Skiing: The men’s cross-country skiathlon event is expected to be headlined by defending Olympic gold medalist Dario Cologna of Switzerland. Men’s Skiathon Gold Meal Final
NBC Highlights: 7:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Figure Skating: Live coverage features the conclusion of figure skating’s team event. Men’s Free Skate, Ladies Free Skate, Ice Dance Free Dance.
  • Alpine Skiing: Alpine star Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. in run 1 (of 2) of the women’s giant slalom. The event will conclude live later in “primetime plus.” Women’s Giant Slalom Competition (live).
  • Freestyle Skiing: Americans Jaelin Kauf and Keaton McCargo should contend for medals against Australian Britt Cox and sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in the women’s moguls final. Women’s Moguls Gold Final
  • Snowboarding: Snowboarding coverage includes the women’s slopestyle final, where defending gold medalist Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland. Women’s Slopestle Gold Medal Final
  • Luge: American Chris Mazdzer wins the first-ever medal (silver) for the U.S. in men’s singles. Mens Singles Gold Medal Final Runs
NBC Highlights: 11:35 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Skiing: Multi-medal threat Mikaela Shiffrin of Colorado targets her first PyeongChang podium in run 2 of the women’s giant slalom. Women’s Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final (live).
  • Snowboarding: 17-year-old sensation Chloe Kim and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark, the most decorated Olympic snowboarder of all time, look to advance in qualifying-round women’s halfpipe action. Women’s Halfpipe Competition (live).
All Events Live Streamed on and the NBC Sports app

This Day in Pop Culture for February 11

Tina Louise was born on February 11, 1934.

The Original Ginger is Born

Actress Tina Louise, known for playing Ginger on Gilligan’s Island TV show was born on this day in 1934. Her breakout role came from 1958’s God’s Little Acre where she received a Golden Globe for “New Star of the Year.” She became Ginger Grant in 1964, a role that she was afraid would ruin her career, and continued playing it until 1967. (Originally the role was offered to Jayne Mansfield, but she turned it down.) Tina continued to act in both film and TV but, she never participated in any of the show’s reunion movies and unlike her co-stars, she did not lend her voice for the animated version of show which ran on Saturday mornings from 1974-1977. However, she did appear occasionally for reunions on talk shows, she appeared with Dawn Wells (who played Mary Ann on the show) for a commercial for the Jeopardy game show and she also made a brief appearance on Roseanne. Tina and Wells are the only two surviving cast members.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Winter Olympic Games: February 10

NBC Highlights: All Day
  • Snowboarding: Snowboarding men’s slopestyle gets underway with qualifying 
  • Short Track: Short Track, hugely popular in the host nation, begins with the men’s 1500m, plus qualifying in the women’s 500m and 3000m relay. Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women’s 500m. 
  • Ski Jumping: The first Ski Jumping medals will be awarded in the men’s individual normal hill final. 
  • Luge: Luge competition starts with the first two runs (of four) in men’s singles. 
  • Figure Skating: Team competition continues in figure skating with the short dance and the ladies’ short program. 
  • Alpine Skiing: In alpine, the “Attacking Vikings” of Norway – led by three-time Olympic medalist Aksel Lund Svindal – are among those seeking to prevent Austria’s Matthias Mayer from becoming the first repeat Olympic champion in the men’s downhill. 
  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Snowboarding: Men's Slopestyle Competition, Short Track: Men’s 1500m (Final), Women’s 500m (Qualifying), Women’s 3000m Relay (Qualifying), Ski Jumping: Men's Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final, Luge: Men’s Runs 1 & 2 
  • 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. - Figure Skating: Team Event (LIVE), Ice Dance Short Dance, Ladies’ Short Program, Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill Gold Medal Final 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. - Figure Skating: Team Event (LIVE), Pairs’ Free Skate
All Events Live Streamed on and the NBC Sports app

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Katie Couric Stars in New Documentary Series

America Inside Out with Katie Couric
Katie Couric (L) greets a child at the Islamic Association of Raleigh, NC.
 (National Geographic/Ben McKeown)


National Geographic today announced the title of the network’s latest project with Katie Couric: America Inside Out with Katie Couric. The six-part documentary series follows Couric as she travels the country to talk with the people bearing witness to the most complicated and consequential questions in American culture today.

Inspired by her own journey making National Geographic’s critically acclaimed documentary Gender Revolution, Couric travels to dozens of cities across North America — from Freemont, Nebraska, to Montgomery, Alabama, to talk with hundreds of people to get an inside look at pressing social issues, including gender inequality, Muslims in America, political correctness, white working-class anxiety, the battle over Confederate monuments and statues and how technology is affecting our humanity.
Couric enlists cultural icons, experts and everyday people to help her look past the noise, politics and individual discomfort to understand complicated truths. Examples include Farris Barakat, whose brother Deah, a dental student, was murdered in what many believe was an anti-Muslim hate crime; residents of Erie, Pennsylvania, who have faced a steady decline in jobs and are having to reimagine their futures; and an Oregon family whose 20-year-old son is headed to a three-month technology rehab echnology rehab after falling into gaming addiction.

“As a nation, we are in the midst of unsettling, often head-spinning change — how we live, how we communicate, how we see the past, the future and each other,” says Couric. “I wanted to explore some of the thorniest, most divisive issues facing the country, and give people the tools to have a conversation, not just an opinion. In the instantaneous, 24/7 news cycle, people seem to want affirmation, not information. That makes it all the more important to step out of our comfort zones and be open to different perspectives. I want to revive the lost art of listening, because when we understand each other, it can help us reclaim our empathy and humanity, and forge a path forward.”

America Inside Out with Katie Couric premieres April 11, 2018 on the National Geographic channel.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

5 More of the Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

Five of the greatest TV show theme songs


If you are of a certain age, you remember when TV theme songs actually meant something. Sure, we've seen a lot of sitcoms that had terrible, generic-sounding theme songs, but many still hold up and are just as iconic as many of the shows themselves. Unlike many of today's themes that air for ten seconds or less, these classics would play for about a minute before the show would begin and the song would stick in your head for days to come. Very few shows do that today and some have borrowed music from other sources instead of creating anything new. Ironically, many shows that air on premium cable channels or services like Hulu or Netflix still feature the longer theme songs.

While we all have our favorites for one reason or another, I presented five of the very best with the actual songs awhile back and now I bring you five more:

Five of the greatest TV show theme songs
The theme song for Friends, “I’ll Be There for You,” was co-written by the show’s producers David Crane and Marta Kauffman, Kauffman's husband, composer Michael Skloff, and songwriter Allee Willis, along with Phil Sōlem and Danny Wilde, both of the Rembrandts. When Charlie Quinn and Tom Peace from radio station WYHY looped the original song three times and airing it as a full-length track, the song became so popular that the original group "had" to re-recorded the song into a real three-minute song.

This Day in Pop Culture for February 7

"Pinocchio" was released on February 7, 1940.

Pinocchio Becomes a Real Boy

Walt Disney’s second full-length animated feature, Pinocchio, was released on this day in 1940, but it should have been the third. After Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937, Walt had planned to release Bambi as his next movie, but the studio was having difficulty with both the story and making the animals look realistic and so Bambi went on the back burner. Pinocchio has been called “groundbreaking” in that movie was able to create realistic movement to vehicles and the items found in Geppetto’s workshop. Other natural elements like rain, lightning, smoke, shadows and water also looked more realistic than in previous animated works. Although considered one of the best animated films ever created, Pinocchio did not do well of his first official outing in terms of box office sales. However, the film was the first animated movie to win two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “When You Wish Upon A Star.” It wasn’t until the movie’s reissue in 1945 that Disney made a profit on the film. In 1994, Pinocchio was added to the United States National Film Registry for being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In the mid-2000s, DisneyToon Studios began to work on a sequel, something that John Lasseter cancelled after being named Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2006. However, there is a live action film in the works.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Animated Disney Hits Coming Your Way This Month

ABC airs Disney animated hits
Joy from Inside Out, Ralph from Wreck-It Ralph
and Flik from A Bug's Life. (ABC)


It's always interesting to see what the other networks plan to put on in hopes of wooing viewers away from watching the Summer or Winter Olympic Games. This year, CBS is airing a special "celebrity" edition of Big Brother and ABC is using it ratings-getter, The Bachelor to promote a spin-off of sorts The Bachelor Winter Games. The annual presentation of Be My Valentine Charlie Brown will also be shown on ABC opposite of the Olympics' opening ceremony. We'll see how well those on do.

However, ABC is also pulling out its Disney card from up its sleeve airing three Disney and Pixar animated hits this month including the broadcast television debut of Inside Out to be shown tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. The other films making their way to the small screen are Wreck-it Ralph and A Bug’s Life. While first won't make any impact with the Games, Wreck-It Ralph and A Bug's Life could make a dent into NBC's ratings.

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Best Ads from Superbowl 2018

Best TV commercials shown during the 2018 Super Bowl.
Ads from Jack in the Box, Pepsi and Doritos. (Photos: YouTube)


Every year, we take time out of our busy schedules to watch the best of the best duke it out over the airwaves. We plan for the spectacle weeks in advance, load up on snacks at the grocery store and host large parties for the Super Bowl where advertisers show us their best stuff and a football game is shown in between for those who like that sort of thing.

Super Bowl ads have become such a cultural event, many companies are preparing for the big day by producing actual teaser trailers with most only shown online. This years, M&M’s, Skittles, Doritos, Mountain Dew, Jack in the Box and Tide laundry detergent were among those who created such teasers. Like last’s years teasers for Snickers “live commercial” some of the gimmicks didn’t work. While I liked the M&M’s ad that starred Danny Devito, I was expecting more.

This year, RAM Trucks produced a beautiful-looking ad featuring hard-working Americans doing good for others – alongside shots of the trucks – with a speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. While some praised the ad for its good intentions, others didn’t appreciate the connection between MLK and the trucks themselves.

Coca-Cola has a great reputation for producing thoughtful, feel-good commercials over the years, but personally, I think this year’s ad was a dud though their intentions were good. They shared many scenes of different people from all walks of like enjoy the bubbly beverages. Coke now has four different types of soda (The Original Classic, Diet, Zero No Sugar and the stevia/sugar Life) and the company shared the message that whether you are a person of color or sit in a wheelchair – there is a Coke for you. Apparently, we’re all invited to join the Coke Club. I wasn’t aware that any soda beverage was trying to keep us out. (Bring back the polar bears!) Pepsi on the other hand created an ad with a similar message but with a much better execution. They patted themselves on the back showing how their previous ads over the years contributed to pop culture with a message that Pepsi is for all generations.

On the plus side, after months of disappointing Jack in the Box commercials this years ad proves that Jack stills has it. Of course, featuring Martha Stewart helped a lot, too.

Here are some of this year’s best of the best:

NBC Presents ‘The Best of the U.S.’


The 1998 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski and two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir will host the one-hour Winter Olympics preview special, The Best of the U.S. tonight at 10:00 p.m. The special will feature stories on decorated Team USA athletes, including 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White, two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen and 17-year-old phenom snowboarder Chloe Kim.

In addition, figure skating play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon joins Lipinski and Weir to preview the Olympic figure skating competition that features gold medal showdowns as Chen and 2014 Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu compete on the men’s side; with two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and 2018 European champion Alina Zagitova of Russia facing off on the ladies’ side.

The special also features award-winning chef David Chang, who makes his NBC Olympics debut as a special correspondent, offering an insider’s look at Korean culinary traditions.

Friday, February 2, 2018

The ‘Big Brother’ House and Celebrities Who Will Live There

Celebrity Big Brother
Celebrity Big Brother hopes to capture some of the Olympics audience. (CBS)


I haven’t really been much of a fan of CBS’ Big Brother and haven’t watched any episodes since 2000 or 2001 when the reality show was just in its infancy. For the most part, the show was dull and only livened up when a couple of the housemates would start to argue. However, 18 years after the show’s start, it still has its share of dedicated fans and this year’s celebrity twist has perked some interest that might bring on a few more viewers.

For those who are not aware, Big Brother crams a group of people in one “house” where they will have to live together 24 hours a day. Every move will be captured by 94 of the HD cameras and 113 microphones installed and will be available to view online. Each week, one or more celebrity houseguest(s) will be voted out of the house and the sole survivor will win $250,000.

Celebrity Big Brother
(L-R) Brandi Lynn Glanville, Chuck Liddell, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Mark McGrath and Shannon Elizabeth (CBS)
The “cast” for this season of the show contains a truly diverse mix of celebrities; many of whom have made second careers out of appearing on reality TV shows. Perhaps the biggest name to pack her bags and move in is Omarosa Manigault. I find it interesting that CBS has listed her occupation as “television personality” instead of “former White House advisor. That might be because some people are more familiar with her appearance on the original The Apprentice TV series and Celebrity Apprentice three times. Omarosa has always been an attention-getter and will no doubt be stirring up trouble in the home.

Joining Omarosa will be serial reality TV star Keshia Knight Pulliam who most people will remember her playing little Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Since then, she has appeared on celebrity editions of Fear Factor, The Weakest Link, The Mole and Splash. Other houseguests include American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth, Brandi Lynn Glanville (a Real Housewife from Beverly Hills), model Ariadna Guiterrez, UFC legend Chuck Liddell, former Big Time Rush star James Maslow, Ross “the intern” Matthews from The Tonight Show, singer Mark McGrath (from the band Sugar Ray), Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur (who played Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray) and American professional basketball coach and former player Metta World Peace. However, the actual star of the show might be house itself.
Celebrity Big Brother
(L-R) James Maslow, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ariadna Guiterrez, Ross Mathews, Metta World Peace and Omarosa Manigault. (CBS)