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Anthony Scaramucci better hope his stint in the "Big Brother" house is longer than his one in the White House. Donald Trump's former director of communications, who held that job for all of 10 days in 2017, will now follow his ex-boss into the world of reality TV, as one of the contestants this month on CBS' "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition."
Current City: Gainesville, Fla.
Occupation: Singer/TV personality
Current City: Manhasset, N.Y.
Current City: Los Angeles
Current City: Los Angeles
Hometown: Port Washington, N.Y.
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.
Current City: Atlanta, Ga.
Other successful reality stars in the house include Tamar Braxton ("Braxton Family Values") and Kandi Burruss ("Real Housewives of Atlanta").
Occupation: Actor/host
Current City: Los Angeles
Jonathan Bennett (37)
Other players include actor/host Jonathan Bennett ("Veronica Mars," "Cake Wars"), comedian Tom Green ("Freddy Got Fingered"), Olympian Lolo Jones, actor/singer Joey Lawrence ("Gimme a Break," "Blossom"), WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie, and former NFL player Ricky Williams.
Anthony Scaramucci (55)
The majority of the show's new cast are no stranger to reality shows — even accomplished names like Lochte have starred on their own shows in the past. Many of the contestants have even listed "TV personality" as their occupation. And then there's Dina Lohan, who still gives "momager" as her job.
Current City: Long Island, N.Y.
Occupation: 12-time Olympic medalist in swimming
Natalie Eva Marie (34)
Kato Kaelin (59)
22 at 8 p.m. 21 at 8 p.m., followed by another episode on Tuesday, Jan. on CBS. Here's a look at this year's housemates, along with their stated occupations: Julie Chen Moonves is back to host "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition," which launches on Monday, Jan.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Ryan Lochte (34)
Occupation: Former White House director of communications/financier
Besides signing up for "Big Brother," Scaramucci was seen on the Golden Globes party circuit last week. That doesn't mean the Mooch has given up on cashing in on his 15 minutes of White House fame.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Dina Lohan (56)
Ironically, earlier this year Scaramucci told reporters that he had turned down several reality show offers. He later reportedly shopped his own show around town, to little interest. Scaramucci's "Celebrity Big Brother" stay comes a year after another former member of the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigualt, spent time inside the house and offered up plenty of White House dish.
Scaramucci was among the latest roster of celebs announced by the Eye Network on Sunday, along with other players like noted houseguest Kato Kaelin, Olympian Ryan Lochte and former heartthrob Joey Lawrence.
Ricky Williams (41)
Tom Green (47)
Occupation: Olympic track and bobsled star
Joey Lawrence (42)
Occupation: Actor/host
Occupation: Momager
Current City: Baton Rouge, La.
There's also quite a few former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants in the mix, including Bennett (Season 19), Braxton (Season 21), Jones (Season 19), Lawrence (Season 3), and Lochte (Season 23). Green was on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Scaramucci's former boss Trump, while Williams was on "The New Celebrity Apprentice," but with host Arnold Schwarzenegger (not Trump).
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
Occupation: Actor/producer
Current City: Newport Beach, Calif.
Tamar Braxton (41)
Occupation: Singer/TV personality
Current City: Los Angeles
Kandi Burruss (42)
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
And that's not for charity. "Big Brother" isn't just a vanity play for these participants, however: Scaramucci and the other houseguests will be competing to win $250,000.
Lolo Jones (36)
Occupation: Former WWE wrestler/actress
Current City: North Tustin, Calif.
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Comedian
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.