Celebrity Twitter Copes With News Anthony Scaramucci Will Join Cast of Celebrity Big Brother: ‘Oh, FFS’
That’s right, THE Anthony Scaramucci is going to be on Celebrity Big Brother. Entertainment Weekly tweeted the news Sunday that the former (and momentary) White House Communications Director will be among the 12 guests in the house on Big Brother: Celebrity Edition when it premiers just over a week from now.
It’s not unprecedented. Omarosa Manigault was on the first season of the show. Is it for buzz? Parity? Parody? Or even masochism? The internet sure wants to know, and they’re tweeting about it.
Some celebrities have weighed in, of course, including actress Jane Lynch, who also happens to host her own game show featuring celebrities, Hollywood Game Night, had the tweet that perhaps best captured America’s collective Id, an instinctive, primal, gut reaction, not just to this news, but almost all news these last few years.
Oh, FFS. https://t.co/fLCJywf4KG
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) January 13, 2019
Actor Jon Cryer also weighed in.
It’ll be interesting to see how many Scaramuccis he lasts on the show. https://t.co/TSNlpLqZC0
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) January 13, 2019
Using the short time measurement of “Scaramuccis” was a nice touch.
But they are only part of what was a big reaction, particularly among the Blue Check Set, where we find the commercial has already aired.
Just saw a commercial where they revealed the cast. The rumors about Scaramucci last season were correct, he's on this season
— EvelDick (@EvelDick) January 13, 2019
That commercial for Celebrity Big Brother with Scaramucci? Sheesh.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 13, 2019
If nothing else, it seem to be working on the “buzz” front. Not that everyone is happy about it. (Or anyone?)
Just saw that @Scaramucci is going to be on Celebrity Big Brother. He's the only guest whose name I recognized but now I guess I have to watch.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) January 13, 2019
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) January 13, 2019
Anthony Scaramucci is going to be on Celebrity Big Brother, despite not being a celebrity, or big, or a brother.
— Mason Steinberg (@AlUCanEatShrimp) January 13, 2019
If the doors of the house lock from the outside, I’m for it. https://t.co/w5w5UsHW3S
— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) January 13, 2019
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) January 13, 2019
God Friended Me looks like the dumbest tv show, but CBS also has Anthony Scaramucci on Celebrity Big Brother, so the good news for them is that I guess it’s not.
— Mitch Goldich (@mitchgoldich) January 13, 2019
— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) January 13, 2019
America, 2019. https://t.co/9EG0NVA4O8
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) January 13, 2019
Oh no https://t.co/5QXlfnEdX9
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 13, 2019
I get different strokes for different folks but it's mind boggling there's a large market for Celebrity Big Brother with Anthony Scaramucci and "famous house guest" Kato Kaelin.
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) January 13, 2019
Some were unhappier than others:
While pundits wring their hands about whether or not news outlets have “learned lessons from 2016 coverage,” CBS’s entertainment wing is putting Anthony Scaramucci in a reality TV game show. Make of this what you will. https://t.co/V0CJFXBx38
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) January 13, 2019
And even Omarosa, contestant on Season One of the Trump administration as well as Celebrity Big Brother, joined in, congratulating Scaramucci.
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) January 13, 2019
Still, you gotta love this question.
— Andrew Husband (@AndrewHusband) January 13, 2019
The answer is “a lot”, Andrew. A lot.
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