The new batch of celebs who’ll be living in the ‘Big Brother’ house for another season of drama are filling with one thing in common — starting salaries … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the contacts for all 12 stars in season 2 of “Celebrity Big Brother” tell us each of them will rake in $ 100k … just for entering the house. The winner can walk away with an additional $ 250k.
In other words, Anthony Scaramucci isn’t more important than Dina Lohan this year … at least not from the jump, money-wise.
Our production sources also tell us the houseguests had been sequestered in separate hotel rooms for 4 days prior to entering the house Wednesday. We’re told CBS brass didn’t want anyone in the cast knowing who else was set to appear until the premiere.
Other celebs set to appear on ‘CBB’ include Natalie Eva Marie, Ryan Lochte, Joey Lawrence, Kato Kaelin, Lolo Jones, Tom Green, Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton, Jonathan Bennett and Ricky Williams.
Side note … the American version of ‘CBB’ doesn’t pay nearly as much as its U.K. counterpart. Just look at what Speidi made, not to mention Ray J. Big difference.
Does one of the greatest Kansas City Chiefs ever regret retiring just months before the team’s best run in recent franchise history???
Tamba Hali tells TMZ Sports not one bit …
“I think there were measures — I could’ve did more about being on the team this year, but I’m happy for those guys.”
Hali is a legend in K.C. … having played the last 12 seasons there and racking up 89.5 sacks — but he retired after last season having never gotten further than the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
That’s why we at TMZ Sports wondered if there was at least SOME regret that he decided to call it a career just before Patrick Mahomes got the Chiefs on an epic run this season.
But, 35-year-old Tamba says while it is “bittersweet,” he’s at peace with the decision.
“I think the way coach [Andy] Reid treated me was great. He kind of saved me, because I played the game wreckless. I probably would’ve been on the other side — would’ve wrecked my body.”
“So, I’m happy, yet it is bittersweet.”
As for the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game against the Pats this weekend … Hali says he’s giving the edge to Mahomes over Tom Brady in the big matchup, and ya gotta hear why.
As if the new ‘Bachelor’ didn’t already know he was a virgin, his suitors (and the show at large) constantly reminded him during the season premiere … and it got old fast.
Colton Underwood‘s journey got started Monday night, and as he was meeting the lovely ladies who’ll be vying for his heart …and apparently his crotch. His virginity was on the minds in the mouths of almost every girl. It was awkwardly charming at first, but quickly became a tired gag.
Even worse … the virgin gimmicks quickly escalated from a chat to full-blown costumes just to land the joke. One girl popped a “cherry” balloon in front of Colton, another teased him with a real peach, and yet another took away his “V” card in a corny magic trick.
But, Alex D. of Boston took the cake (and the award for worst contestant thus far) by creeping out of the limo in a human-size sloth suit and lurching over to him in slow-mo … staying committed to the whole sloth thing the entire way through.
It was cringeworthy to say the least. Fact is … Colton’s more than just his virginity — here’s hoping the producers of the show realized that before it’s too late.
Isaiah Crowell ain’t about to forget his first season with the Jets anytime soon … ’cause the RB got a custom diamond pendant made to remember it forever!!!
TMZ Sports has learned the Jets star hit up Luxe Jewelers in Atlanta to make him some sick ice that commemorated his first year in NY … and seems they delivered.
The drip — which features Isaiah’s No. 20 jersey and “Crow” nickname — cost roughly $ 50,000 and has 12ct diamonds AND 150 grams of solid gold.
We’re told the piece — made by Ali G — has diamonds that are all VS clarity … with a pendant that has 2 tones and is 3D.
Crowell had been having a solid first year with New York — logging 685 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns — before a foot injury ended his season a couple weeks ago.
Good news for Isaiah?? He signed a 3-year, $ 12 MILLION deal with the Jets last offseason … so he’s got PLENTY of cash to make more chains for years 2 and 3!!!
Nick Foles is clearly FEEEELIINNN’ himself after lifting the Eagles from the dead right back into the playoff picture — ’cause dude wore a pair of webbed-toe shoes to work Wednesday!!!
The Vibram EL-X’s ain’t exactly known as Jordans in the football world … but Nick still rocked ’em with pride at Philly’s presser Wednesday — showin’ he doesn’t need anyone’s approval to swag out.
“I was wearing them around the house and figured I’d wear them to the facility and try it out. My wife thought I was a little crazy, but I said I’m not really worried about how I look. They’re comfy.”
Foles has done things unconventionally throughout his career … but it’s paid off for the dude — he’s got a Super Bowl MVP and has Philly right back in the mix again this season.
So, who are you to tell B.D.N. his shoes are for squares?!?!?!