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The Morning Roundup: 'Big Brother' Racism, Kerry Washington Weds, Old Shows Returning As Comics

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
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 Francisco 49ers star Nnamdi Asomugha in a secret ceremony last week last week. The couple began dating last summer and wed on June 24. (story)

Rocker Lou Reed has heaped the praise upon Kanye West's new album "Yeezus." Reed falls just short of calling West a genius, but he does say the album is "majestic and inspiring. (story)

"Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, who died two weeks ago at the age of 51, has left the bulk of his $70 million fortune to his teenage son. The star suffered a massive heart attack in Rome last week while on vacation with 13-year-old son Michael. (story)

A Las Vegas coroner has determined that the death of Cirque du Soleil performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard was an accident and her cause of death was "multiple blunt force trauma." Guillot-Guyard died after her harness broke during a high-flying part of the production's "Ka" show and fell an estimated 90 feet to her death. (story)

Two major movies are set to battle at this weekend's box office: "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2." Disney's take on the 50s TV series doesn't bode well against the capsule-shaped Minions of baddie-turned-goodie Gru as three-quarters of the film's reviews on website Rotten Tomatoes. com do not favor a good outcome. In fact some are bringing up last year's epic Disney flop "John Carter" in comparison. "Despicable Me 2," on the other hand, is the frontrunner after landing the first box office number one in the UK for a Universal Studios film during it's opening last weekend across the pond. (story)

Demi Lovato has opened up about her past in the August issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, revealing that she was suicidal at age seven.(story). She also had some pretty harsh words for rappers and 80s rockers, calling them "p*ssies" for not dealing with their problems like she did. (story)

A number of classic TV series are being made into digital comics. NBC has teamed up with Lion Forge Comics, a Missouri publishing house, to revive five shows: "Saved by the Bell," "Knight Rider," "Punky Brewster," "Airwolf," and "Miami Vice." And they say Hollywood's out of ideas. (story)

The Hallmark channel has dropped Marie Osmond's talk show after only a season because of poor ratings. The singer's show replaced Martha Stewart's show, which was canceled in early 2012. (story)

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