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The Morning Roundup: Racist 'Big Brother' Contestant Aaryn Gries, Nigella Lawson To Divorce & Heidi Klum's Bikinis

July 8th, 2013 10:21am EDT
Arryn Gries
CBS series "Big Brother" has come under fire for the numerous racist comments a couple of its houseguests have made in the show's 24/7 live feed on the internet. Houseguest Arryn Gries mocked Asians, African Americans and a gay contestant on the show with some off-color language; and fellow contestants Spencer Clawsson and GinaMarie Zimmerman have also made some racist comments. Sunday night, CBS aired Aaryn's segment during the show. Wait a minute -- her name's Aa-ry-n?(story)

Katy Perry and John Mayer are definitely back together again. Maybe the third time's a charm, but Katy has some r...
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The Morning Roundup: 'Big Brother' Racism, Kerry Washington Weds, Old Shows Returning As Comics

July 4th, 2013 9:16am EDT
Big Brother GinaMarie and Aaryn
Two contestants, aka "Houseguests" on CBS reality series "Big Brother" have come under fire for making racial comments that were aired during the show's 24/7 feed online. Aspiring model Arryn Gries and pageant coordinator GinaMarie Zimmerman had a conversation that involved numerous racist and homophobic comments. When the show ends that they rejoin the outside world they'll find that they're both out of a job. Also, neither of the two were evicted during Wednesday night's show, where David was the first person booted from the house. (story)

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington married San Fran...
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'Big Brother' Houseguests Arryn Gries And GinaMarie Zimmerman Under Fire Over Racist Comments

July 3rd, 2013 10:25pm EDT
Aaryn Gries
Texas modeling agency Zephyr Talent is dropping Big Brother season 15 contestant Aaryn Gries from her contract after the houseguest on CBS's hit show made racial and homophobic comments on camera during a recent episode.

“Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone,” the talent agency's Facebook page reads. “We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by Aaryn, either on any live feed from the House or during the ...
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Pamela Anderson Joins Britain's 'Big Brother'

September 11th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Pamela Anderson
Actress Pamela Anderson entered Britain's Big Brother reality TV show on Friday night for a five-day stint on the program.

The new series of the show, in which competitors are 'locked' in a house together, kicked off on Friday, and 14 contestants entered the compound.

They were given a shock when the shutters into the garden were lifted - and the former Baywatch star was unveiled as their new housemate.

Anderson showered her new pals with hugs and kisses and told them, "We're gonna have so much fun. I'm here for a few days but I'm having so much fun I might stay longer."
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Tara Reid Loves London, Loves Showing Off Her Stomach

September 8th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Tara Reid
We spotted Tara Reid outside her British hotel last night in a hoodie with the slogan "I Love London" on it. For some reason the actress felt like baring her stomach for photographers.

Tara was recently evicted from the U.K. version of "Big Brother," which features stars locked in a house together. Last month the actress married Zack Kehayov in Greece.

She stars in the upcoming film "American Reunion," part of the "American Pie" franchise.
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Q&A: 'How To Be A Gentleman' Star Mary Lynn Rajskub

August 26th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub has gone from hilarious comedienne to a cult favorite actress. You may have spotted her making people laugh in series like The Larry Sanders Show and Mr. Show. Or you may have seen her helping save the day as computer expert Chloe O'Brian on 24. Now she has a regular role on CBS' new sitcom How To Be A Gentleman. Rajskub plays Janet, the "bossy sister" of struggling advice columnist Andrew (David Hornsby). She dropped by recently to chat about her return to comedy and her long history of making us laugh.

I'm sure everyone says "I loved you on 24," but I'm going to go ...
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Summer 2011 TV Highlights

May 24th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
True Blood
As much as you should be going to the beach, catching a hot concert or spending time with friends at outdoor barbeques this summer, there is also a lot going on indoors too. We’re talking about what’s going on inside on the television. Summer television shows aren’t always about the addicting and sometimes laughable reality programs since stations like TNT and USA have stepped up their game with shows like The Closer and Burn Notice. As much as we were anticipating the return of Mad Men this summer only to be disappointed by the news that the premiere is delayed until 2012, we found a few m...
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Pamela Anderson Stars In The Indian Version Of 'Big Brother'

November 18th, 2010 12:26am EST
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson is in Mumbai, India starring in their version of "Big Brother" entitled "Bigg Boss 4."

No, she's not featured in the show for its entire run, she's just making a three day appearance as a houseguest. She'll make a cool $500,000 for the short stay, too.

Anderson's cameo on the show comes with a purpose though, she's using it as a platform to promote her favorite causes, like PETA and teaching housemates about water purification.

She tells indianexpress.com, "Life is short and I wanted to visit India soon. This is my first trip to India. I wish I could visit the Taj Mahal b...
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9/2 'Big Brother' Recap: The Final Four Is Determined

September 3rd, 2010 9:56am EDT
BB
After Thursday night’s episode of Big Brother, the final four has been determined and a winner will be crowned in a few short weeks.

Along with this weeks eviction, Thursday’s episode shed some light on what goes down in the Jury House, as Kathy, Rachel, Matt, and Brendon have been residing there for the past several weeks. After the usual recap which showed how we ended up with Ragan and Hayden on the block, Host Julie Chen turned our attention to the Jury House and each evicted houseguests arrival. Once all four were accounted for, Matt revealed to his fellow roommates that he lied about...
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8/26 'Big Brother' Recap: Two Eliminated In Chaotic Episode

August 27th, 2010 9:20am EDT
brendon
Thursday night marked the most intense episode of the Big Brother season, as CBS crammed in an eviction, Head of Household competition, Veto competition, and yet another eviction into its one hour timeslot. With the “master manipulator” Matt on the block against his fellow Brigade member Enzo, the show started off with a brief recap on the week’s previous events. In his search to figure out why Ragan was giving him the silent treatment, it finally dawned upon Matt that Britney must have told Regan what he was up to. In a last effort to stay alive in the game, Matt attempted to turn the hous...
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'Big Brother' Season 12, Episode 19: Twists, Eviction, And More Sabotage

August 20th, 2010 10:33am EDT
Big Brother
Thursday night’s edition of Big Brother provided the twists that made the show famous in the first place.

The magical Diamond Power of Veto, which contestant Matt won when he selected to open Pandora’s Box, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, as Brendon placed Matt on the block during Wednesday’s episode in an effort to defend the honor of his evicted love Rachel. No one in the Big Brother compound knew that Matt held the Diamond Power of Veto, so many houseguests were torn between voting for Matt or for his fellow alliance member Lane.

The episode began with Matt feeling out his...
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Top TV, July 12-16: 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey,' ‘The Hills’ & More

July 12th, 2010 2:36pm EDT
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Just when I was re-gaining my addiction to the over-the-top drama of “The Hills,” I realized it was time to say goodbye. That’s right, “The Hills” stars are finally ready to move on with their lives; although, it is doubtful any of them will move too far out of the spotlight.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” – Monday, BRAVO

lovers have seen a lot of screwed up stuff, much of it coming from the Jersey women, but I can’t help but get excited when thinking about Monday’s episode. A fight; two grown women chasing after one another; possible revenge from Jaqueline’s daughter; cop cars; and ...
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'Big Brother 12' Rips Off 'The Mole' - Premiere Recap

July 9th, 2010 10:01am EDT
Big Brother 12
The CBS reality mainstay "Big Brother" entered its twelfth season Thursday night. And this year, the customary "twist" is similar to the premise of the fallen reality show, "The Mole."

Of the thirteen house guests, one is a "saboteur," acting as the producer's antagonist to prevent the other contestants from winning challenges, or to generally "wreak havoc," according to host Julie Chen. The contestants weren't informed of this until after they moved into the "Big Brother" house.

Chen says the saboteur may work against an individual or the entire group. He or she is eligible to reign a...
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What To Watch: Summer 2010 TV

May 14th, 2010 10:44am EDT
Summer TV 2010
There used to be a time when summer television was all reruns and special events, like baseball games and the occasional Olympics. Then it became a reality television zone, giving life to such mind-numbingness as CBS’ Big Brother, a show about thirteen insipid individuals put in a house and made to play inane games and “back door” each other for a chance at a half a million dollars. More and more, though, networks are scheduling new shows for the summer block that are quirkier, non-formulaic, and even character driven. What was once a wasteland is fast becoming a haven for smaller, niche sh...
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Anna David On 'Reality Matters'

April 5th, 2010 1:58pm EDT
Anna David Reality Matters
What do you get when you give a dozen writers who are hooked on reality television a pen and paper? Reality Matters. The book, edited by Anna David, is a brilliant compilation of essays by various writers coming clean about the reality shows they can’t stop watching. Why do we love this genre? Why are we glued to the TV every week as if our lives would end if we didn’t see who The Bachelor picked as his bride-to-be, or which wannabe star got the boot on American Idol? The book explores such shows like The Real Housewives of New York City, The Hills, Married by America, Project Runway, The O...
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Weekly Reality TV Roundup

September 14th, 2009 9:50am EDT
Hell
Let's take a look at some highlights of what reality TV had to offer us last week as we move into a new week of reality antics.

The Rachel Zoe Project (Mondays Bravo 9PM CST).

Rachel Zoe has become one of my favorite reality stars. She is very cool, smart, funny and she likes to have a good time. This week Rachel was in charge of Anne Hathaway at the Oscars but she left her assistant Brad in charge. Although he struggled at last season's Oscars Brad did just fine this week and he was humbled at the opportunity Rachel gave him.

In between a chaotic Oscar week and drama with assis...
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Top 5 To Watch This Week: 'Jay Leno,' 'Survivor: Samoa' & More

September 14th, 2009 9:04am EDT
America
This week's Top 5 shows to watch list is full of finales, premieres and one show that may be a shock to readers for having made the list at all.

"America's Got Talent" - NBC, Monday Sept. 14 & Wednesday Sept. 16

This week is the big finale of this season of "America's Got Talent." Ten acts - The Texas Tenors, Grandma Lee, Kevin Skinner, Fab Five, The Voices of Glory, Hairo Torres, Recycled Percussion, Lawrence Beamen, Drew Stevyns and Barbara Padilla - will perform for viewers and voters one last time on Monday, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday. The winner will receive ...
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Reality Roundup: 'Jon & Kate,' 'Hell's Kitchen' & More

September 8th, 2009 9:27am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Although Reality TV is supposed to be real it is actually intended to help people escape reality and laugh at other people's misadventures. The trashier the concept the better the show, except some of those VH1 shows are obnoxious.

I am more about shows like "The Real World," "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance," or my new favorite show "Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel."

If you missed any of your favorite reality shows last week, I am here to give a short synopsis of what went down:

Jon & Kate Plus 8 (Monday 8 p.m. CST TLC)

Everyone's favorite family, the Gosselins, had some fun a...
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Top Five Shows To Watch This Week: 'Melrose,' 'Glee' & More

September 8th, 2009 8:36am EDT
Melrose Place
This week the top 5 shows you should be watching will possibly reveal what object was involved in a hit-and-run on 90210, who will compete for the $500,000 "Big Brother" grand prize and show us a performance that will, once again, blow our minds.

Viewers will also get to meet the newest people in our television lives - the cast of 'Melrose Place' and the cast of 'The Vampire Diaries.'

Melrose Place

Tonight the new "Melrose Place" brings a new crop of hotties to the famous address yet the same amount of, if not more, drama. The usual typecasts are there - bad boy, good girl, me...
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Slideshow: Celebrity Baby Watch Summer 2009

August 13th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Marley Shelton
There's a celebrity baby boom in Hollywood this summer! We've got the latest scoop on who's got a little one on the way. Which stars will the stork will be paying a visit to? Click to find out!

Bill Hader

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The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and his wife Maggie Carey, are expecting their first child together. They will welcome their bundle-of-joy at the end of September.

Ellen Pompeo

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Paging McDreamy! The Grey's Anatomy star, and her hubby Chris Ivery are expecting their first child together. Pompeo's publicist, J...
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Celebrities We'd Like To See Stuck Together On 'Big Brother'

July 9th, 2009 11:51am EDT
Celebrity Big Brother
The 11th season of CBS'S reality show Big Brother premieres tonight. The show features a group of strangers who live in a house together for a couple of months and are isolated from the outside world. Every word they say and every move they make is caught on camera as millions of viewers watch them on television.

Wouldn't it be a great idea to have some of our favorite and least favorite celebrities live in a house together for two months to watch how they would get along with each other? Check out eight celebrities we'd love to see locked in a house together:

Kanye West - Musical g...
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Survivor: Is It Still A Great Show?

February 19th, 2009 10:06am EST
Survivor
In it's 19th season, Survivor is one of the longest running shows on television. It is certainly one of the longest running reality television shows. But the popularity of Survivor is fading. Survivor was once the most talked about show on television. Every week millions of viewers tuned in to see how the contestants would survive with each other on an island for thirty days and which one of them would be voted off the island. It was real drama TV. These days many people have forgotten about Survivor. You realize that the show is still on when you see it while flipping through channels on T...
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Is There Any Reality Left In Reality TV?

February 17th, 2009 9:02am EST
The Bachelor
Writers and producers from many shows including "Laguna Beach," "The Bachelor," and, the granddaddy of them all, "The Real World," have admitted that their shows are either partially scripted and/or edited to manufacture storylines. And even before they admitted it, most of us knew for a long time that the term "reality TV" was kind of an oxymoron.

But remember when the first season of "The Real World" premiered 17 years ago? Some of you who are fans of the show now may have still been in diapers back then, but hopefully you've had an opportunity to see its beginnings. If you have, yo...
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Spotlight On Reality Stars Who Want To Be Legitimate Actors...But Fail

December 1st, 2008 11:45am EST
Paris Hilton
Recent photos snapped on the set of the 2009 Demi Moore/David Duchovny film "The Joneses" features some reality stars. These photos show two very big reality television personalities playing even bigger versions of themselves to match the upgrade in screen size: Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"The Joneses" is about a family who moves into a prestigious community only to peddle very specific products. They are an affluent, powerful, popular family, so everyone else wants to follow their lead and "keep up with the Joneses," hence the titl...
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Look! I'm A TV Star!

September 24th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Hills
People used to believe in fictional television. They didn't believe that it was real, simply that it was an honest fabrication of reality, a mild funhouse reflecting life as it is lived. They watched whether they could identify with it or not; they watched to imagine the lives they saw on the screen. Some still do. But others, a growing majority, watch reality television; they take comfort in the truthful depictions, no, profiles of the lives of others. These shows cannot be melodramatic, cannot be dismissed as over-the-top like Grey's Anatomy. They are "real."

America's fascination wi...
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Point/Counterpoint: Is '24' The Most Addicting Show On Television?

September 4th, 2008 9:14am EDT
24
Fans have been waiting almost a year for the return of 24, one of television's most addictive dramas (or is it?). On Sunday, November 23, the wait will be over as FOX presents a special two-hour prequel event.

In the meantime, do you think "24" is the most addicting show on television? Two Starpulse writers weigh in on whether the fast-paced Fox drama is truly habit forming or merely a passing enjoyment.

'24' Is Like Crack

I follow a ridiculous amount of television shows, so much in fact that my roommates and I had to get a second DVR box to accommodate all the shows we wa...
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British Invasion: UK Shows Coming To America

August 26th, 2008 9:03am EDT
Life On Mars
With the American version of "The Office" still leading NBC's fall line-up, remakes of successful British shows have become a hot commodity. Picking up on this success, several networks have snatched up the rights to remake some of the most popular British shows. It's a process that has obviously worked in the past, at least in the world of reality television. "Dancing with the Stars," "Big Brother," and "Celebrity Fit Club" all had their start in the Fallen Empire, but remakes of drama and comedy haven't been nearly as successful. For better of for worse, here's a list of shows that will i...
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Reality TV Overload

August 11th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Project Runway
What happened to the days when movie stars were in fact stars in major motion pictures and when being an actor meant you actually had talent? What about when game show contestants were just game show contestants, not famous people?

Now it seems like you can't turn on the television without seeing a reality show, a preview for a reality show, or a reality show "star" in his or her new movie. When is it going to stop? It's reality TV overload! Some shows aren't that bad and are actually tolerable, but then there are shows like "Sunset Tan" on E! that make you want to rip your eyes out.

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Top 10 Shocking Moments In Recent Television History

July 9th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Lost
Audiences love television because it allows the viewer to become a voyeur. Great television, though, allows the viewer to identify with the characters on screen and become wholly immersed in the fictional world that’s being created. Television can also shock viewers.

In an age in which the viewer can become a fly on the wall in a Mafioso household or counter terrorist agency, it’s no surprise that audiences can be stunned by what they see on television. However, there are moments on the small screen that stick with us. Twists, revelations, and blind sides leave our mouths agape a...
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Hottest Reality TV Show Hosts

July 7th, 2008 8:50am EDT
Mario Lopez
Gone are the days of the classic game show. It's not that these types of shows are completely extinct; however, we live in the un-ending world of reality television. That being said, a new breed of reality TV hosts who tend to be hotter than ever have cropped up. This is the eye candy era. Goodbye Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Bob Barker (The Price is Right), and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy). The sexy hosts are here! A few ladies and gentlemen in particular who stand out the most include:

The Ladies

Heidi Klum

This Victoria's Secret model and Sports Illustrated darling can do it...
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