Omarosa is going back to her reality show roots and entering the Celebrity Big Brother house

Omarosa Maginault.
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When one door slams shut and has the Secret Service escort you off the premises, another one opens.

Omarosa Manigault Newman, The Apprentice's original villain and President Trump's former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, will appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother, starting Feb. 7 on CBS. The participants, whose names were announced during Sunday night's Grammy Awards, will be locked up together in a house for two and a half weeks. The show will air for 13 nights, with the first eviction set for Feb. 9.

The rest of the cast includes Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray; Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie); Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show); former NBA star Metta World Peace; Marissa Jaret Winokur (Broadway's Hairspray); Brandi Glanville (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); James Maslow (Big Time Rush); TV host Ross Matthews; former mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell; and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez.

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