Bachelorette’s Jillian, rapper Xzibit joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition cast

Bachelorette 5 star Jillian Harris is joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as a designer this fall, after guest starring on an episode this spring. Also joining the cast:
rapper Xzibit and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the basis for Sandra Bullock’s character in The Blind Side.

Jillian’s Twitter profile says “Once Bachelorette. Always a Designer,” and before she appeared on the Skaggs family episode, executive producer Anthony Dominici said in a press release, “People know Jillian as a great personality, but they may not realize that she’s an incredible designer too — she’s done restaurants and custom furniture for years.”

Jillian, who got engaged as volcanoes erupted last summer, told People that being on the show “is truly a dream” and “I can’t wait to get on that bus again and make a difference!”

And clearly, with those empty platitudes, she’s ready for Extreme Makeover.

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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