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Julia Chen Gets Real About Omarosa: 'She Played Up' Her Asthma Attack

Julia Chen is getting real with her feelings on Omarosa‘s medical emergency that had her taken to the hospital and out of the Celebrity Big Brother house.

“For me, I was really hoping Omarosa was exaggerating her need for medical attention so she could get back in the game,” Julie told EW. “I mean, [former Big Brother contestant] Christmas went back in after a broken foot. My suspicion was that although Omarosa truly had an asthma attack, she played up the severity of it after it passed, to milk it for drama, attention, sympathy, and safety from eviction.”

Omarosa left the house to receive treatment for her asthma attack and returned to the house the next day.

'Celebrity Big Brother' 2018: Look Inside the Remodeled House!

The Big Brother house just went under an extensive remodel to prepare for the upcoming “Celebrity Edition” and the houseguests will be treated to some luxurious amenities!

The season will feature many firsts, including separate beds for each houseguest, a square dining room table instead of round, and one cohesive theme for the dining room, kitchen, and living room.

“We wanted to elevate the sophistication of the house design for the first-ever Celebrity Edition of Big Brother,” the show’s executive producer Allison Grodner said in a statement. “Our houseguests and viewers alike will be transported into the glamour of a Hollywood Hills home that embraces iconic Los Angeles and celebrity themes in every room.”

The kitchen is outfitted in dark hardwood and features a unique eat-in banquette, unlike the island previous houseguests have used. The house also has all-new appliances, including the house’s first espresso machine.

The “Hollywood speakeasy” was added to the home and the chess set, normally upstairs, is now located in that room along with a game of Chinese checkers.

The bathroom received many new features including more privacy than other houseguests have ever received. A concrete wall now separates the two showers and two vanity stations were installed.

The HOH room features the biggest bed the house has ever seen. It’s the size of two queen beds built together!

The backyard will be smaller than usual as competitions will be held so frequently, so there is now an indoor gym, available 24/7. The celebs will still be able to go outside and enjoy the jacuzzi and late night fire-pit chats.

30+ pictures inside showing off the Celebrity Big Brother house… More Here! »

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Julie Chen Shares Thoughts on Omarosa Joining 'Celebrity Big Brother'

The cast of Celebrity Big Brother was just announced and host Julie Chen is sounding off on former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault being one of the contestants.

This won’t be Omarosa‘s first time on reality television. She was of course one of the most infamous stars of The Apprentice.

“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,” Julie told Page Six TV. “We know Omarosa likes a microphone. She likes a camera. She has something to say.”

“After spending one year in the White House – and if you believe what you read in Page Six – I don’t think it was the most pleasant exit when asked to resign…” she added. “I do think she’s going to speak her truth in the House.”

Make sure to meet the other 10 celebrities who will play the game.

LL Cool J, Lionel Richie & Gloria Estefan Receive Kennedy Center Honors!

LL Cool J, Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan were just honored in a major way!

The three stars, including American dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and American television writer and producer Norman Lear, were all recipients of the annual Kennedy Center Honors on Saturday (December 2) in Washington, D.C.

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“The @KennedyCenter Honors Class of 2017. Truly Honored to be sharing this special moment with this group of extraordinary people. Congratulations to my fellow honorees!!! #KCHonors,” LL wrote on his Instagram.

Attendees at the Kennedy Center Artist’s Dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson included Kenneth “Babyface” and Nicole Edmonds, Julie Chen and Les Moonves, Eva Longoria and Anthony Anderson.

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Anthony Rapp & Wilson Cruz Talk Gay Romance in 'Star Trek: Discovery': 'Anyone Would Be Happy'

Sonequa Martin-Green and co-star Wilson Cruz are all smiles as they hit the carpet together at the premiere of their new series Star Trek: Discovery held at The Cinerama Dome on Tuesday (September 19) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actress and Wilson, 43, were joined at the event by their other cast mates Anthony Rapp and his boyfriend Teerakeni, Michelle Yeoh, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Sam Vartholomeos, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Kenneth Mitchell, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and Sonequa‘s husband Kenric Green.

Also in attendance to show their support was Star Trek‘s Nichelle Nichols, Julie Chen and husband Leslie Moonves, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo, and Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Anthony Montgomery.

Anthony and Wilson‘s characters, who share a romance in the show, will be the Star Trek series first openly gay characters.

“It’s the first time two human beings were born themselves and in love with each other as the same gender,” Anthony told CBSN. “Even that he’s Latino and I’m white. We are also colleagues. It’s part of the fabric of it. Anyone would be happy [about the relationship].”

FYI: Sonequa is wearing Georges Chakra Couture. Mary is wearing is a Parker dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Rene Caovilla shoes.

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