Omarosa to Return to Reality TV After Leaving White House

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Omarosa Manigault Newman, who became a household name after appearing on "The Apprentice," is set to return to reality television next week after resigning from her White House post in December.

Manigault Newman, who served as White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for almost a year, is a part of the cast for the latest season of "Celebrity Big Brother," Politico reported Monday.

CBS announced the cast lineup during the Grammy's on Sunday, and the show is set to premiere on Feb. 7.

Manigault Newman will be joining former NBA player Metta World Peace, former UFC champion Chuck Liddell, James Maslow of "Big Time Rush," and other famous faces in the new season of "Celebrity Big Brother."

Manigault Newman resigned from her White House position last month, though her departure was not effective until Jan. 20. There has been speculation, however, that White House chief of staff John Kelly fired her, and that she had to be escorted out of the building after shouting and cursing. Manigault Newman has denied those reports.

The reality television star turned White House staffer was named to her job after earning the confidence of President Donald Trump during her appearances with him on "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" in the 2000s. During the 2016 presidential election, she served as the director of African-American outreach for the Trump campaign.

Manigault Newman will not be the first person to move from politics to reality television, if only for a short period of time. Both former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R., Texas) and current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry have appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" in the past.

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Haris Alic is a Social Media Writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the staff, Haris worked in communications and government relations at various non-profits. Haris lives in Northern Virginia. His Twitter handle is @realHarisAlic. He can be reached at alic@freebeacon.com.

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