‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Season 2: Who Is Every Cast Member?
Rumors have been swirling about just who will be in the Big Brother house for season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother. CBS just let the official information out, and we know the players. The 12 houseguests are each a celeb in their own right whether it be from the big or small screen, the musical stage or the political one, and with some top-notch athletes mixed in.
Kato Kaelin, age 59
Anyone who was around during the O.J. Simpson trial in which he was acquitted of his wife’s murder, knows Kato Kaelin. Kaelin, a radio and television personality lived on Simpson’s estate during that time and was called as a witness in the case. Since the trial, Kaelin has made guest appearances on many TV shows and participated in Celebrity Boot Camp in 2002.
Ryan Lochte, age 34
Twelve-time Olympic Medalist swimmer, Ryan Lochte is no stranger to controversy or reality TV. He received a 10-month suspension from competitive swimming for some odd behavior at a gas station during the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016. Last year he received a 14-month suspension following a social media post of himself receiving an intravenous infusion, albeit not of a banned substance. In 2016, Lochte was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
Lolo Jones, age 36
Another Olympian joins the cast. Lolo Jones is one of the rare few who have participated in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Favored to win the 100-meter hurdles in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she tripped and came in seventh. Jones is also a brakeswoman on the U.S. bobsled team having competed in 2014 in Sochi.
Ricky Williams, age 41
Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams, Jr. rose to prominence in the athletic world as a Heisman Trophy winner during his college days at the University of Texas. Drafted by the New Orleans Saints, the running back later played for the Miami Dolphins. He is a Football Hall of Fame inductee and serves as a football analyst for ESPN’s Longhorn Network.
Natalie Eva Marie – 34
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) January 13, 2019
Former WWE star, Natalie Eva Marie turned her athletic career into one of modeling, acting, and fashion designing. With her flaming red hair, she was a part of the main cast in the reality show, Total Divas. Eva Marie has recently been photographed with her locks and extensions in purple, but we’ll have wait to see what color her hair is for the BB House.
Dina Lohan, age 56
Best known for being the “momager” of her daughter Lindsay Lohan, Dina Lohan is anything but modest. Mom Lohan seems to enjoy the spotlight herself. The former singer and dancer was an executive producer of and starred in Living Lohan on the E! Channel for a total of nine episodes in 2008. Lohan may have joined the Celebrity BB cast with a need for the prize money. Architectural Digest reported she lost the family home in 2018 due to foreclosure.
Jonathan Bennett, age 37
Jonathan Bennett is an American actor, model, and cookbook author. He may be best known for his role as a love interest for Lindsay Lohan’s character in Mean Girls. Soap opera fans may remember him as JR Chandler from All My Children. Also not a stranger to reality TV, Bennett was a competitor on Dancing with the Stars in 2014. In 2015, he hosted Cake Wars on the Food Network.
Joey Lawrence, age 42
Growing up behind the camera Joey Lawrence appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at the age of five. He was one of three real-life brothers who starred in the sitcom Brotherly Love in the ’90s. Just before that he portrayed Joey Russo in the NBC sitcom Blossom. Lawrence made it to the finals in Dancing with the Stars, Season 3 taking third place.
Kandi Burruss, age 42
Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer Kandi Burruss may be best known for her role in the Bravo series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and its spin-offs, The Kandi Factory and Kandi’s Wedding. Her musical career spans R&B, pop, hip-hop, and soul. Her contributions in writing the TLC hit No Scrubs in 1999 are what garnered her a Grammy.
Tamar Braxton, age 41
The youngest of the musical Braxton sisters, Tamar Braxton is a singer, musician, and actress in her own right having earned Grammy nominations for various singles and albums. She has appeared in the WE TV series Braxton Family Values since 2011 and worked as co-host on The Real from 2013-2016 for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
Tom Green, age 47
The Tom Green Show aired on Rogers Television in Ottawa Canada from 1994 – 2000. It was picked up in the U.S. by The Comedy Network. The former husband of actress Drew Barrymore, Green’s most notable performance may have come in Nov. 2011 when he announced during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live that the two would be married at the end of the show. It didn’t happen. She left him to close the show on his own. But, they did marry off camera, filing for divorce a brief time later in Dec. 2001.
Anthony Scaramucci – 55
For anyone who has kept up with the political landscape of the Trump White House, you’re probably familiar with Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci who had the briefest stint ever as White House Communications Director. It lasted only 10 days. The Harvard Law grad is a member of the Republican Party and has no shame in sharing his political views.
Celebrity Big Brother, Season 2 premieres on Monday, Jan. 21 with Julie Chen Moonves once again as host. We hope to see last year’s CBB winner, Marissa Jaret Winokur sometime during the series, as well as runner-up and fan favorite, Ross Mathews.