The Mooch, Trump's infamous White House press guy, will be on 'Big Brother'

 mashable.com  01/13/2019 21:23:42   Adam Rosenberg

For at least one former White House staffer, there is life after Donald Trump.

Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci is officially set as one of the 12 contestants who will be competing when Season 2 of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition premieres on Jan. 21. He's presumably hoping he'll last longer there than he did in the White House, where bad behavior cost him his job after just a week.

The Mooch won't be Big Brother's first ex-Trumper contestant. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who worked in the White House until Dec. 2017, made it as far as the Season 1 finale of Celebrity Edition in 2018, just a few months after she was unceremoniously fired from her government role.

Mooch joins a mall-star cast that includes: O.J. Simpson pal Kato Kaelin, controversial Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Blossom star Joey Lawrence(!!), Lindsay Lohan's mom and manager Dina Lohan, Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett, former wrestler Natalie Eva Marie, former NFL star Ricky Williams, track and bobsled star Lolo Jones, comedian Tom Green, and singers/reality personalities Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss.

The 12 of them will be competing for the show's $250,000 prize, which will be awarded when the season finale airs on Feb. 13. You can check out the full CBS gallery of contestants right here.

The Season 2 casting is rife with eyebrow-raising names that span multiple generations, but few have generated more talk than the Mooch casting. Obviously. The guy had the shortest tenure as White House Press Secretary in U.S. history, and he quickly achieved infamy for his unfiltered chatter.

I wonder how many mooches The Mooch will last in the Big Brother house. #CBBUS2

— BBdwagon (@BBdwagon) January 13, 2019

Mooch and Kato Kaelin, was bound to happen

— Leif Erickson (@ImLeifErickson) January 13, 2019

Ok, don’t @ me, but I’m here for the Mooch.
Actually I think this is a good cast of d-list (?) celebs. #BBceleb #cbbus2

— AbbieGrace (@MeLovesTV) January 13, 2019

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