America’s first season of Celebrity Big Brother kicked off Wednesday night with night one of the season’s three-night premiere, as well as fans are already getting to see how the show’s star-studded cast is actually gearing up to fight for the top prize.
The cast includes former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, Miss Universe 2015 runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez, The Cosby Show alum Keisha Knight Pulliam, Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, TV personality Ross Matthews, former NBA legend Metta World Peace, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, Big Time Rush singer James Maslow, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, as well as American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth.
However, the castmember whose involvement had the different houseguests the most worried — as well as fans most excited — is actually Apprentice winner as well as recently-fired White House political aide Omarosa Manigault.
via her larger-than-life pre-taped introduction, which saw her lounging in a voluminous evening gown on top of a large writing desk in front of giant shelves of antique books, to her lavish ball gown of which she wore to meet the different houseguests, the 44-year-old reality star seemed to be trying to assert her dominance via the first moments of the show — as well as the different contestants could feel of which.
“When people asked me, ‘Who don’t you want to see within the house?’ My answer was Omarosa,” Ross said in a solo interview as the contestants first entered the home. “I can’t do toxicity as well as negativity.”
Omarosa immediately defied expectations, however, by being one of the nicest there. Introducing herself to everyone, smiling broadly, as well as generally being one of the most pleasant people on the whole show, she seemed to disarm a lot of the detractors among her fellow houseguests.
While reaching out to the different celebs, she eventually came to James, whose work on Big Time Rush (as well as subsequent run on Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars) she was unfamiliar with.
The exchange actually led to the night’s most hilariously embarrassing moments for the former Nickelodeon star, when Omarosa introduced herself by saying she’d been a contestant on The Apprentice, to which James smiled, nodded as well as said, “Oh, cool. Who was the person you were apprenticing for?”
of which’s right — James has apparently never heard of or seen The Apprentice, nevertheless Omarosa didn’t mock him. She simply told him the boss was at of which point-president Donald Trump.
While showing her cordial side might be part of her long-term plan, the savvy politician as well as businesswoman surprised everyone who was expecting her to be some sort of tantrum-throwing, backstabbing lunatic.
If anything, of which was the Big Time Rush star who emerged as the real villain of the night — or at least the houseguest with the biggest mouth.
To determine who would likely be named Head of Household for the first week, the 11 castmembers had to climb up on giant silver statues (modeled after Oscars), as well as hang on as they were lifted off the ground. After trying to break their focus, spraying them with paint as well as spinning them within the air to send the houseguests falling to the floor, the only two left were James as well as Shannon.
Despite talking trash about the different contestants who fell before him — as well as arrogantly trying to make a deal with Shannon so she would likely just give up — of which was James who ended up slipping first, leaving the Scary Movie actress as the Head of Household, with the power to nominate two of her fellow houseguests for elimination.
However, the twists as well as turns of which will hopefully make of which season special were just about to begin. After the competition, the cast were all instructed to pick up one of 11 gift bags, as well as they were later told of which one of the bags contained a brand brand-new Big Brother “power” — the power to recast Head of Household at their will.
As the first night of the three-night premiere wrapped up, fans were left with some lingering questions: Who picked up the special, powerful brand-new gift bag, as well as do they get to use of which power at any point during the season? If Shannon isn’t dethroned as HOH, will she stick with her alliance as well as nominate two of the guys? Why is actually Chuck Liddell here? He clearly hasn’t ever seen of which show as well as doesn’t want to be stuck with these people. What is actually he getting out of of which?
Night two ofCelebrity Big Brother‘s multi-night premiere airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS.