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Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
Will Omarosa get a Trump White House tell-all book published?
One literary agent thinks somebody will eventually publish the former Celebrity Big Brother star's book. But one book publisher doesn't see any value in an Omarosa book, especially since "her reliability as a narrator has been questioned."
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
The Late Show releases Stephen Colbert's full, uncut, 19-minute interview with Omarosa
The version that aired on TV was edited down to about nine minutes.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Omarosa hedged when Stephen Colbert asked about her Celebrity Big Brother prediction that the Trump presidency is "not going to be okay"
“It’s a very difficult and very complicated subject,” Omarosa says on tonight's Late Show. “I don’t believe it can be resolved so simply, and that was part of the discussion … We have an opportunity to make it okay. I don’t want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic.” ALSO: Why Omarosa was Celebrity Big Brother's true winner.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Omarosa on her Celebrity Big Brother experience: "I would have evicted me five evictions ago"
"I can’t believe I lasted this long," Omarosa said after her eviction during the two-hour finale. "I took out the biggest target in this game, and that was James (Maslow). Once I did that, I knew there was no chance of me staying in the house any longer." ALSO: Celebrity Big Brother has been a delightful surprise from a garbage show.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother boss: Why we allowed Omarosa back in the game after her asthma attack hospitalization
"There were producers with her the whole time, making sure that she stayed in the bubble," says executive producer Allison Grodner. "That was really the determination. If we had any sense that she wasn’t still in our Big Brother bubble, we’d have to make a call on that. But she was cleared by the doctor and she stayed in the bubble. So we were okay about letting her back in."
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Celebrity Big Brother would still be a political show even without Omarosa
The Head of Household competition is one example of how politics informs Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother, says Jen Chaney. "Even if you cut out Omarosa’s comments about how Melania Trump is actually sharper than people think, Celebrity Big Brother is, at its core, a pretty political show," she says. "Much has been said and written about how Trump became the 'reality-show president' by capitalizing, in part, on the cachet he developed as the no-nonsense, successful businessman he portrayed on The Apprentice. Not as much has been written or said about the fact that nearly two decades of watching wildly popular competition shows like Big Brother, Survivor, and The Apprentice has influenced how Americans view people who are trying to forge relationships while seeking or maintaining power, a process as central to winning at Celebrity Big Brother as it is to getting a bill passed in Congress." ALSO: Omarosa has proven to be a winner at being a reality TV loser.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Mike Pence criticizes The View for "insult" about his religion
Joy Behar earlier this week said the vice president must be suffering from mental illness if, as Omarosa said, "he thinks Jesus tells him to say things." Pence was asked about Behar's comments by Axios. "I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness," he responded. "And I'd like to laugh about it, but I really can't." He added: "I have to tell you — to have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. And it's an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life."
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Stop taking Omarosa's Celebrity Big Brother comments about Trump seriously!
Omarosa's comments keep being written up as news when her observations could have come from anybody, says Daniel Fienberg. "For the past week," he writes, "a strange and sad thing has occurred where seasoned political reporters and entertainment reporters alike have been forced to glue their eyeballs to the live feeds for Celebrity Big Brother because of the annoying possibility that reality TV retread and discarded Trump Administration castaway Omarosa Manigault-Newman might say something controversial and therefore meaningful — which is not the same as saying something substantive and therefore meaningful, because we know with reasonable certainty that that's not going to happen — about her former boss in the White House." ALSO: Julie Chen thinks Omarosa "played up" her asthma attack.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Piers Morgan: Omarosa suggested we have sex and start "showmance" on Celebrity Apprentice
"I’ve met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen," Morgan writes in the Daily Mail. "But I’ve never met anyone quite so relentlessly loathsome as Omarosa; a vicious, duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work." ALSO: Omarosa was reportedly fired for misusing the White House car service.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother evictee Chuck Liddell on Omarosa: "She seemed great"
“I had a great time talking to her. She’s intelligent and an athlete. I think she has a good shot (to win),” the retired MMA fighter tells Us magazine. “I haven’t paid much attention to her reality show personality. But yea, she’s very interesting to talk to. I liked her.” ALSO: Omarosa warns about Mike Pence in new Celebrity Big Brother promo.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Omarosa to return to the Celebrity Big Brother house after leaving due to health issues
CBS addressed her weekend departure in a statement on Sunday's episode, saying: "Omarosa has been taken to the hospital to be treated for an asthma attack. She is recovering and will be returning to the house prior to the nomination ceremony. The game will continue as normal. So she’s fine."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother is proof that reality TV has become “a fourth branch of government”
Omarosa's tearful criticism of President Trump while chatting with Ross “The Intern” Mathews on Celebrity Big Brother was "a Frost/Nixon interview for the Trump era,” says James Poniewozik, “when politics and reality TV have become inseparable and indistinguishable. Television, from Fox and Friends in the morning to Big Brother at night, is now a fourth branch of government.” Poniewozik also points out that there is a “kind of literary symmetry” to Omarosa, the most “Trumpian” competitor, going after her former boss with “the very tools he taught her to use.” “She recognized that the show was a contest not of business acumen but of getting and leveraging attention,” he says. “She created conflict in the belief that chaos yields opportunity. She denied mistakes even when she’d made them on camera. She didn’t win the season, but she won the greater prize of fame.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Stephen Colbert isn’t buying Omarosa’s Celebrity Big Brother freakout over President Trump
The Late Show host said of his fellow CBS star, “I had an inkling things weren’t going to be OK when Trump hired Omarosa to work in the White House.” ALSO: When will Omarosa go away?
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Report: CBS is giving its Celebrity Big Brother contestants unlimited alcohol
TMZ says the Big Brother policy of limiting alcohol consumption has been ditched, TMZ reports, so that the celebrity housemates -- Omarosa, in particular -- will spill the beans.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
White House fires back at Omarosa in response to her Celebrity Big Brother comments
“Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice and this is the fourth time we let her go,” White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said today in response to Omarosa throwing shade at the Trump White House on the premiere of Celebrity Big Brother. “She had limited contact with the president while here," he added. "She has no contact now.”