While TMZ is reporting that each of the show’s celebrity houseguests signed a base deal of about $200,000, and will receive more based on how long they stay in the house, the winner takes home a prize of $500,000.
But “insiders” tell RadarOnline that Omarosa was given $1 million to both join the program and shoot a pilot for her own talk show, with an executive from CBS’s The Talk attached to produce.
“It’s a good thing the word ‘brother’ is between ‘big’ and ‘house’ so it’s not from the White House to the Big House,” said host Julie Chen said on Page Six TV Monday. “We know Omarosa likes a microphone. She likes a camera. She has something to say.”
“I do think she’s going to speak her truth in the House.”
Manigault was fired from her position as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Policy at the White House at the end of 2017 after a confrontation with President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, but she rebounded and booked the reality show gig scheduled to start in February.
The former “Celebrity Apprentice” star joins a full house that includes Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth, NBA star Metta World Peace, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Ross Matthews and “The Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam.
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