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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.”
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Omarosa says on Celebrity Big Brother she was the only White House staffer who openly disagreed with President Trump
"It's bad," Omarosa said with tears in her eyes on the CBS reality show's premiere episode as she recalled working in the Trump White House to fellow housemate Ross Mathews, adding that she was "haunted" by the president's tweeting habit. "I tried to be that person and then all the people around him attacked me," she said. "It was like 'keep her away from him, don't give her access, don't let her talk to him."' ALSO: Celebrity Big Brother launched to stronger ratings than the summer edition of Big Brother.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
Julie Chen hopes Omarosa speaks out about Trump and generates headlines for Celebrity Big Brother
But Chen worries that Omarosa will refuse to be her controversial self, even though the Celebrity Big Brother host is quick to point out that CBS hasn’t muzzled her from discussing her former boss. “My theory is that she doesn't want to say too much because she wants people to buy her supposed book that she's working on,” says Chen. “I’m like, ‘Don't you want to tease something to the viewers?’ I'm hoping she does. And if she does and continues to, you're going to force every single news outlet in the country and maybe beyond to be monitoring the live feeds 24/7. If she says one thing at 2 a.m. that's a bombshell no one wants to get out-scooped on. If I worked at MSNBC, CNN or CBS News I would assign people just to trail her actions in the house and watch her. I would form an 'Omarosa Watch' if I was running a news division.” Chen also revealed which Celebrity Big Brother contestant got away. “Timing didn't work out for Boy George. I really wanted him and was proud of that pick,” says Chen. Boy George was banned from appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in Britain 2009 because he was on probation.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother boss on Omarosa: She’s a “super fan,” but her casting doesn’t make it a political show
"This is not a political show. . .this isn't becoming 60 Minutes,” says executive producer Allison Grodner. As for whether Omarosa will be able to discuss her former boss, President Trump, Grodner says “that is not a topic we can answer. That's only a topic Omarosa can answer. She knows what her restrictions are.” Grodner says Omarosa likely would not have been cast if she wasn’t a “super fan.” “The timing worked well,” she says. “The other part about her that we knew is that she is a Big Brother fan. We're not talking about her just being familiar with the show. She is a legitimate super fan who knows many details about all of the seasons.”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Why Omarosa can win Celebrity Big Brother
Omarosa has never actually won anything, despite her long reality TV track record. “Omarosa came in eighth, sixth and 10th place in each of her Apprentice appearances, respectively, and yet her name is the one most readily associated with the show,” says Helena Andrews-Dyer. "The woman knows how to leave a lasting impression which, in the Big Brother universe, is a necessary skill.” On a show like Big Brother, she says, being labeled a villain could finally pay off. ALSO: Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother is proof that reality TV is finally dead.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother host Julie Chen just recently learned Omarosa’s last name
Chen tells CBS This Morning how her CBS reality show snagged the former Trump White House advisor and reality TV veteran.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother cast features five Dancing with the Stars alums and four Celebrity Apprentice alums -- including Omarosa
In fact, the only Celebrity Big Brother contestants who didn’t go Dancing or star in a reality show with Donald Trump are Ariadna Gutierrez — of Steve Harvey Miss Universe pageant flub fame — and Ross Matthews, who went from Jay Leno’s Tonight Show intern to a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The other contestants include Celebrity Apprentice alums Keshia Knight Pulliam, Brandi Glanville and Mark McGrath, as well as Omarosa. The Dancing alums include Metta World Peace, James Maslow, Chuck Liddell, Shannon Elizabeth and Marissa Jaret Winokur. (Elizabeth and Winokur competed against each other on the same Dancing season.)
TOPICS: Celebrity Big Brother, CBS, The Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Brandi Glanville, Chuck Liddell, Donald Trump, James Maslow, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mark McGrath, Metta World Peace, Omarosa Manigault, Ross Mathews, Shannon Elizabeth, Reality TV