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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: The 17th Houseguest

July 4th, 2014 8:10am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: The 17th Houseguest
Big Brother 2014 claimed its first victim last night. This person made a lot of critical game mistakes. So we can't decide which one was their biggest one. As this player left, two other houseguests took the power tonight. We also have a new alliance member in Team America.

The 17th Houseguest: Alex

Joey starts campaigning to stay in the house. Most of her tactics involve straightforward asking people to keep her in the Big Brother 16 game. Some of them were a bit out there, like the introduction of Alex. Joey decides to embody a new alter ego called Alex, a really aggressive macho man wi...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: Battle For The Bomb Squad

June 30th, 2014 9:11am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: Battle For The Bomb Squad
Last night's Big Brother 16 displayed one of the golden rules of the game: don't play too fast too soon. Throughout Big Brother history, players exterminated their game with this fatal flaw. Big Brother is an intense game. Therefore, it's natural for a player to over think and try to cover all the angles to stay safe from eviction. But Big Brother is about making the right moves at the right time. Make 50 moves in 1 day, and you won't survive pass week 5. Big Brother 2014's Devin Shepherd may soon learn this lesson.

An Explosive Alliance

As the new head of households, Caleb Reynolds and F...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Night 2 Recap: New Kids On The Block

June 27th, 2014 8:38am EDT
Big Brother
The remaining eight houseguests entered the Big Brother 2014 house on last night's episode. These eight players included a metrosexual country boy, a photographer, a police officer with undercover training, and an unemployed houseguest who will annoy everyone at some point in the game. With their entries, Big Brother 16 officially started. However, the game has changed in a major way because of one of the most confusing twists in Big Brother history.

A Shifty House

The Crazy Eights players have to rethink their strategies with the new houseguests. Nicole Franzel worries that loyalties and...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Recap: The Crazy 8s

June 26th, 2014 9:46am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Recap: The Crazy 8s
The Big Brother 2014 season introduced viewers to some of the biggest personalities in the series' history. We met a makeup artist with blue hair, a Youtube sensation with a famous sister, and a loud DJ. The meek and quiet won't get any Big Brother 16 airtime while these characters stay in the house. To add to the Big Brother excitement, host Julie Chen informed viewers of a couple new game changing twists. Can Big Brother 16 make up for the mistakes of Big Brother 15? We have our doubts.

A Game of Eight

This year Big Brother decided to divide the houseguests. On last night's episode we m...
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A History Of Hatred And Bigotry In The 'Big Brother' House

June 23rd, 2014 8:57pm EDT
A History Of Hatred And Bigotry In The 'Big Brother' House
Big Brother has never been the classiest reality television program. Viewers go into their favorite summer obsession knowing that they’re going to be outraged by unfair twists, blatant rigging, and characters that make our stomachs turn. Big Brother 15 set the bar for how low a season could get. In only one week, BB15 was declared the most controversial season in the show’s history. It featured racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, misogyny, and every other stop on the bigotry check list from the least likeable cast to ever darken CBS’s doorway.

During and after the season, Big Brother produc...
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9 Spin-Off Shows That Were Real Hits

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Spin-Off Shows That Were Real Hits
Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

"The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own i...
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'Big Brother' Star Aaryn Gries Asks For Forgiveness Over Racist Comments

September 21st, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Aaryn Gries
Big Brother houseguest Aaryn Gries, who came under fire in early July after making ethnic and racist comments during the show's 24/7 live internet feed, is trying to come to terms with her mistakes, and is hoping people will forgive her for her mistakes.

Gries first made headlines after she was heard telling an Asian contestant to "go make some rice" along with mocking and stereotyping Asians as owning nail salons, but her off-color words went further than that. She also told a fellow housemate to watch what she says in the dark because contestant Candice Stewart, an African-American, may ...
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'Big Brother' 15 Finale: Finally Putting Us Out of Our Misery

September 19th, 2013 8:29am EDT
Big Brother 15 Finale
Never in the history of Big Brother has there been such an unlikeable final three. It’s hardly surprising in a season with only a handful of houseguests who weren’t racist, misogynistic, or otherwise bigoted. The final three consists of unapologetic racist, Gina Marie whose literacy has been in question all season, Spencer a man who has been investigated for child pornography and has yet to find a sexual innuendo he couldn’t make more disgusting, and Andy a noted rat whose obsession with Elissa should have people worrying about whether he’ll one day turn her into a skin-suit. None of these ...
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'Big Brother' 15 Episode 29: 'A Blindside Most Glorious'

September 2nd, 2013 9:30am EDT
'Big Brother' 15 Episode 29
Part One: Wipe That Smile Off Your Face

Previously on Big Brother: Aaryn was evicted and then scalped on live television by the beautiful, perfect, genius Julie Chen. Amanda won her only competition and acted like a total ass about it. She tried to bully Elissa but only got laughs and a growing target. An alliance called The Exterminators, which gets rid of rats and snakes, was formed with Gina Marie, Judd, Spencer, and Mr. Rat himself, Andy.

• An “egg-citing” battle. Pun-tastic.
• The physical HOH continues. They have to hop like bunnies and get a bunch of eggs through a wire fence. It’s...
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Big Brother 15 Episode 27: Amanda The Drama Queen VS Elissa The Queen Bee

August 29th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Big Brother
Part One: Like Looking Into Hell

• Amanda is the worst houseguest since Evel Dick and she only gets worse. The show isn’t that fun anymore. She and her cronies have single-handedly ruined what should be fluffy summer fun.

• Previously On: Amanda was certain she could get Elissa to do what she wanted. She couldn’t. So she cried about it. That’s the season in a nutshell.

• McCrae and Aaryn are nominated. She cries. McCrae is convinced that he’s been running the game. It’s been his missus. He’s just slept through the season.

• Aaryn dramatically cries on a chair, but in a way where she kno...
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'Big Brother' 15 Episode 24: Andy The Rat, Elissa The Beast, And Amanda The Boss

August 22nd, 2013 10:30am EDT
Big Brother
Part One: I Honestly Think Elissa Is Her Target

Previously on Big Brother: Everything was terrible. Andy was a rat. Amanda told her pets, McCrae and Andy what to do. Aaryn joined their merry band of evil. Amanda’s DR’s continued to be over the top terrible. Helen’s delusion lead to her to believe that Elissa was somehow the target over her. And, seriously, everything was terrible.

• The tag scene before the credits: Aaryn yelling “My HAIR came out.” Also, me yelled “YES!”
• Reminder: Aaryn’s nomination speech calling Helen and Elissa a power duo, while pointing out that she’s close with G...
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'Big Brother' 15 Episode 23: The Rise And Fall Of Helen The Mastermind

August 19th, 2013 11:53am EDT
Big Brother
Part One: Delicious Tears

Previously on Big Brother: Everybody was so disgusting and stupid that I couldn’t bother to write up the episodes. The 3 A.M. alliance blah blah blahed their way into another boring week. As HOH, Andy nominated two people with no strong alliances and loyalty to him because he’s a genius. Jessie tried to make some moves, forgetting what season of Big Brother she was on, and was rewarded by getting voted out. Then Satan won another HOH, putting her on par with the most HOH’s won in a single season.

• Amanda lays claim to all the past, present, and future evictions....
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'Big Brother' Contestant Spencer Clawson Investigated Over Child Porn Comments

August 8th, 2013 3:40pm EDT
Spencer Clawson
Big Brother contestant Spencer Clawson is under fire for making comments about child pornography during the show's 24-hour live internet feed.

Fans who tuned in to the feed would've seen the 31-year-old train conductor saying things like, "I like to beat off to child porn. Did I ever tell y'all about that? I love it. Beating off to child porn is my favorite thing there is" and "I love it when they're around three or four years old... My favorite ones are when you can tell they're in a basement, somewhere in Minnesota."

Spencer was apparently pretending to be fellow BB houseguest McRae whe...
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A.M. Roundup: 'Wizard Of Oz' Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies, 'Big Brother' Recap, Percy Jackson Saves NOLA

August 8th, 2013 10:33am EDT
Wizard Of Oz
Previously on Big Brother: Howard and Candice tried to get Amanda out of the house, but logic was too much for the fragile brains of the houseguests. Howard was evicted during Racist #1’s HoH and Racist #2 was immediately made HoH. One guess who she targeted? Jessie stood up for herself and all the viewers who were sick of Amanda. (recap)

The production of new action adventure movie Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters served as a major clean-up operation for one of New Orleans, Louisiana's most beloved amusement parks after director Thor Freudenthal chose to turn The Six Flags Jazzland attracti...
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Big Brother Episode 18: Amanda Versus The Accurate Edit

August 8th, 2013 12:22am EDT
Big Brother 15
Part One: The Rat, The Alligator, and The Showmance Power Play

Previously on Big Brother: Howard and Candice tried to get Amanda out of the house, but logic was too much for the fragile brains of the houseguests. Howard was evicted during Racist #1’s HoH and Racist #2 was immediately made HoH. One guess who she targeted? Jessie stood up for herself and all the viewers who were sick of Amanda.

We flashback on GM’s ridiculous nomination speech where she uses every negative insult she knows can make it on television. (She’s the one who was fired for using the N word on the show, so we know s...
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Big Brother 15 Episode 15: Riddles, Paranoia, and The Land of Dinosaurs

August 1st, 2013 12:35pm EDT
Big Brother 15
Part One: Howard Is A Riddle Wrapped In Clichés

Previously on Big Brother: Amanda only had eyes for Howard, Aaryn somehow survived death’s door, Helen got an undeserved mastermind edit, and Aaryn had the world’s worst nomination speech.

Howard thinks that Elissa was one of the people to convince Aaryn to put up Howard. As a reminder, Elissa not only refused to put up Howard a few weeks ago, she also despises Aaryn with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Howard is not very astute. Helen jumps up and down at the nominations with Aaryn like she’s a 14 year old cheerleader. Gina Marie i...
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Big Brother Episode 14: Monsters, Misinformation, and Memory

July 29th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Big Brother
Part One: Terrible Gameplay Rears Its Ugly Head

Previously on Big Brother: a viewer advisory card appeared as further proof of the worst cast in Big Brother history, Aaryn was the most hated person in the house so of course she didn’t have a single vote to evict her, Elissa told Aaryn to get a life, and then the monster won HOH.

I didn’t watch the last episode, but I’m glad this episode’s pre-credit’s bumper was Aaryn saying “I don’t understand why you don’t like me.” It’s not like she tried to ostracize Elissa from the house the first two weeks.Helen’s mastermind DR’s continue to be the ...
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Big Brother Episode 12: Mudrakers, Strippers, and Rumors

July 25th, 2013 4:30pm EDT
Big Brother
Part One: A Nervous Mistake

Previously on Big Brother: The houseguests were reminded to expect the unexpected, Amanda was obsessed with Howard to an alarming degree, and Judd went the safe route by nominating Kaitlin and Aaryn.

Aaryn uses the word of the season (besides flabbergasted) “sketchy.” It’s sketchy that they have such poor command of the English language. Judd told Aaryn that she twists words in the nomination speech, but once she asks him about it, he backs out and lets her off easy. Aaryn cries. Too bad they didn’t bottle those tears. I’m sure some BB fans would use it to fend...
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Big Brother Episode 9: Intimidation, Thy Name Is Amanda

July 18th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Big Brother
Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was on the boring side but it gave us two great moments: Elissa standing up for herself against Amanda and the reoccurring appearance of the bear shirt. Now on to the episode…

Part One: Shaking and Scrambling

Previously on BB: The Mean Girls lived up to their name, The Moving Company was revealed, and Helen turned out to be a major disappointment.
Kaitlin doesn’t like the “stupid sympathy hugs” after the nomination. I’m guessing Kaitlin doesn’t like a lot of things that human beings do.
Aaryn thinks she’s nominated because she’s a “straight shooter” and a ...
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Julie Chen Appalled By Racist 'Big Brother' Comments

July 10th, 2013 4:09pm EDT
Julie Chen
Big Brother host Julie Chen has spoken out over the racist and homophobic comments a handful of this season's HouseGuests have made on the show via its live internet feed.

Chen made an appearance on The Talk Monday morning, explaining that the comments made by houseguest Aaryn Gries about Asians were the ones that really hit the hardest.

"When I first found out that Aaryn, who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, the Asian ones hit me the most," Chen says. "I heard about her describing Asians as 'squinty-eyed' and 'go make a bowl o...
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Third 'Big Brother' Contestant Set To Lose Job Over Racist & Homophobic Comments

July 9th, 2013 12:11pm EDT
Spencer Clawson
A third contestant on CBS reality series Big Brother has come under fire for offensive comments he made that were caught on tape during the show's 24/7 live feed online.

Spencer Clawson, like HouseGuests Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman, has made several off-key remarks, including gay slurs and praising Adolf Hitler for being a "gifted speaker."

Clawson's employer, Union Pacific Railroad, has now begun the process of terminating the employment of the 31-year-old train conductor over his bigoted comments on the show.

"The values represented by Spencer Clawson's comments during the Big ...
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The Morning Roundup: Clooney & Keibler Call It Quits, Khalifa & Rose Wed, Jay-Z's New Album

July 9th, 2013 10:32am EDT
George Clooney & Stacy Keibler
George Clooney & Stacy Keibler have called it quits. The high-profile celebrity couple have broken up after two years together. Clooney was spotted over the 4th of July holiday at his Italian villa without Keibler, who was at a party in L.A. The two actually split a few weeks ago and are on good terms. Word is she wants to have kids someday and she knows that George just isn't that type of guy. (story)

Mariah Carey ended up in the hospital on Sunday after dislocating her shoulder during a video shoot. Mimi's husband Nick Cannon was directing his wife and rapper Young Jeezy in the shoot for...
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CBS Airs Offensive Comments From 'Big Brother' Contestant Aaryn Gries

July 8th, 2013 5:59pm EDT
Aaryn Gries
Three of the HouseGuests on this season of Big Brother came under fire last week for their bigoted remarks on the show's live feed at CBS.com, which lets fans see everything that goes on in the house 24 hours a day.

Producers aired parts of the live feed on the show this week, and during Sunday night's episode footage of contestant Aaryn Gries mocking Asians and African Americans, as well as throwing in a gay slur for good measure, made the final cut.

Gries (whose first name, ironically, reminds us of a word that's often used synonymously with racism) referred to gay HouseGuest Andy Herre...
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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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