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Keshia Knight Pulliam joins new 'Celebrity Big Brother' on CBS along with Omarosa

Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his  AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlanta actress Keisha Knight Pulliam, best known as Rudy on "The Cosby Show," is joining the cast of CBS's "Celebrity Big Brother" starting Feb.

The cast was announced before the Grammy Awards, and the biggest name is Omarosa Manigault, the controversy stirrer who appeared three times on Donald Trump's "Apprentice" and worked in his White House for a year as well.

Others on the cast are "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth, Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath, "Real Housewives" alum Brandi Glanville, former NBA star Metta World Peace, UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, actors James Maslo and Marissa Winokur, "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Ross Matthews and Miss Colombia Ariadna Guiterrez.

Five of the cast members are "Dancing With the Stars" alums (Elizabeth, Metta World Peace, Maslow, Winokur, Liddell) and four are "Celebrity Apprentice" alums (Omarosa, McGrath, Pulliam, Glanville). Matthews did "Celebrity Fit Club." Guiterrez was the woman Steve Harvey accidentally named as Miss Universe in 2015.

The celebrities will stay locked up inside the Big Brother house for up to two and a half weeks.

With no more "Celebrity Apprentice" (for now), CBS finally decided to pull off a celebrity edition of "Big Brother," something the U.K. version has been doing for years (and often importing Americans.)

Pulliam was the first person eliminated from "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2015. She also married and divorced former NFL player Ed Hartwell in 2016 and had a child with him a year ago. Their break up has been rather contentious, to say the least.


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