Wrestling fans rejoice: Eva Marie will soon be back on our screens! And rejoice a second time: it's not in a wrestling capacity!
If you're lucky enough to live in the United States, and are a lover of reality television/ a glutton for punishment, it looks like you'll soon be able to see the former Miss. Red Everything - now sporting a striking purple rinse - on the second season of Celebrity Big Brother.
The one-time WWE 'Diva', who now goes by the name Natalie Eva Marie, was spotted shooting a promotional VT for the show in a Los Angeles gym this past week. One enterprising Twitter user infringed Marie's privacy to capture her mid-filming:
Marie joins a clutch of other 'celebrities' in the Big Brother House, each vying against one another to walk away with the $250,000 cash prize up for grabs for the sole surviving tenant. Joey Lawrence, best remembered for his role in Blossom over twenty years ago, has also been 'accidentally' revealed as a HouseGuest for the upcoming season.
It was alleged that two other celebs had dropped out after a disagreement over pay - with the suggestion being that Marie had been hastily drafted in as one of the replacements.
The tipped new housemate had a tepid career in WWE, to say the least. After achieving almost nothing of note in four full years - and in that time failing to progress her wrestling acumen beyond that of an antique ottoman - Marie left the company in 2017. Since then, she's been working on her own fashion line, and starred in the movie Inconceivable, alongside Nicholas Cage and Gina Gershon. The Hollywood Reporter described the flick as "something Cage will want to leave off his filmography." Think about that.
Celebrity Big Brother 2019 will formally reveal its full cast this Sunday, ahead of the CBS premiere on 21 January.
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