Macaulay Culkin, Joan Rivers, and Dennis Rodman may appear on UK Celebrity Big Brother

Four American celebrities are rumored to be participants in the next version of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother.

Friend of Michael Jackson “Macaulay Culkin has signed up to be a contestant,” according to Ireland Online, “and TV bosses are hoping he will reveal all about his friendship with Michael Jackson.” Also rumored to appear: Dennis Rodman, Anna Nicole Smith, and Joan Rivers, who has reportedly been offered 130,000 to do the show, according to Digital Spy.

If this season has 10 cast members like last year’s celebrity edition, that’d mean that almost half of the cast would be American, and that begs the question: Why is the UK stealing our C-list celebs? The new celebrity season debuts Thursday, and the BBC reports that “Channel 4 refused to confirm the line-up and added it could change before the series begins on Thursday.”

If this lineup is real, let’s hope this season ends up on DVD, because what true American wouldn’t pay to see Macaulay Culkin and Joan Rivers living together with Dennis Rodman and Anna Nicole?

Culkin asked to reveal Jackson secrets on Big Brother [Ireland Online]
Culkin, Rivers rumoured for Celeb BB [Digital Spy]
Big Brother keeps mum on line-up [BBC News]

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