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'Big Brother 17' Recap: First Eviction and Twin Twist Reveal

July 03, 2015 01:07:19

"" returned on Thursday, July 2, one full week since the competition began. It was time the first live eviction, but not before some campaigns by the nominees. While Jackie remained chill, Jace went to everyone and tried to convince them to keep him.

He confronted James about his decision to nominate him. He was angry that everyone turned against him, although Audrey insisted that she wasn't part of it. Jace tried to start a revolution and talked to Liz, Vanessa and Steve. Steve wanted to help Jace, but he didn't think Jace would get enough support.

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'Big Brother' Brings in 'The Amazing Race' Team in First Takeover Twist

June 26, 2015 02:06:49

The first surprise guest of " 17" arrived on Thursday, June 25 as the first Takeover twist was revealed. On Night 2, the show welcomed not just one, but two surprise guests, Jeff Weldon and Jackie Ibarra, who are "" alums.

"Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan showed up to introduce Jeff and Jackie, who were paired up as strangers on blind date on "Amazing Race". They, however, currently are just friends. They entered the competition along with six other previously-announced houseguests Liz Nolan, Jason Roy, Vanessa Rousso, Steve Moses, John McGuire and Becky Burgess.

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'Big Brother' Announces Twin Twist in Season 17 Premiere

June 25, 2015 10:06:08

As if the BB Takeover doesn't promise a lot of surprises throughout the season, " 17" announced another big twist in the Wednesday, June 24 season opener. The show brought back the twin twist that was first introduced in season 5.

It's revealed that one of this season's houseguests has an identical twin and they both will switch places to play the game as one person. If they survive the first five evictions without getting found out, both siblings will enter the game and compete as individuals. Just like the other houseguests, viewers have no idea which contestant who will swith places with his/her identical twin.

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'Big Brother 17' Cast Includes First Transgender Contestant

June 17, 2015 08:06:18

CBS has announced the cast of "" season 17. Unlike the previous season which hosted 16 contestants, the upcoming installment will include 14 houseguests, raising speculation that there will be surprise houseguests.

Among the announced cast are poker dealer Da'Vonne Rogers, professional wrestler Austin Matelson and professional poker player Vanessa Rousso. There's also Audrey Middleton, a Digital Media Consultant who is reportedly the first transgender contestant on the show.

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'Big Brother 16' Winner Announced

September 25, 2014 10:09:06

After 97 days, " 16" has finally crowned a winner. The 90-minute finale on Wednesday, September 24 began with a recap of the season so far. The remaining HouseGuests, Cody Calafiore, Victoria Rafaeli and Derrick Levasseur, then competed in the first part of final HoH.

In the first part which was an endurance game, they were on hang gliders. After 40 minutes, Victoria slipped and fell. Derrick tried to convince Cody to throw it, reasoning that Cody had a better chance to beat Victoria in the second part. Cody didn't fall for it so Derrick dropped and Cody won.

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'Big Brother' Renewed Up to 2016

September 25, 2014 07:09:04

CBS has so much faith in "" that it has renewed the reality show for two more seasons. The 17th and 18th edition will air in summer 2015 and 2016 respectively.

"Big Brother continues to be the one of the summer's most dominant programs, and with each season, Allison [Grodner] and Rich [Meehan] produce the most twisted ways to evolve the series creatively," said Chris Castallo, CBS executive vice president of alternative programming. "With its one-of-a-kind format, coupled with its passionate, socially engaged fan base, no other show comes close to duplicating it."

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Frankie Grande Evicted From 'Big Brother' House

September 17, 2014 01:09:58

Frankie Grande's fate turned 180 degrees on " 16", thanks to the Rewind Button. After winning the HOH competition on September 7, he lost the power when the game was reset and later was nominated for eviction.

The brother of singer felt betrayed by the members of his alliance as Caleb was the one who nominated him and Victoria. Cody won the Power of Veto and decided to keep the nominations the same as he wanted to send Frankie home. Frankie was eventually evicted by a 2-0 vote on Tuesday, September 16 and became the seventh member of the jury.

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Gary Busey Is the First American Winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother'

September 13, 2014 09:09:07

may not be a good housemate, but he is still loved by his fans. The eccentric actor, who often clashed with other "Celebrity " contestants due to his poor manners, came out as a winner in the latest edition of the U.K. reality show.

The 70-year-old actor is the first American winner in the show's history. He was in the final with boxer Audley Harrison, "Benefits Street" star "White" Dee Kelly, former Bwitched singer Edele Lynch, "Gogglebox" star George Gilbey and former "Strictly Come Dancing" pro dancer James Jordan.

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'Big Brother 16' Recap: A Proposal and Rewind Button

September 08, 2014 02:09:21

"" is not a dating show, but love has sparked on the show in past season and resulted in an engagement. On Friday, Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd who competed in season 11 returned to the show, but not to join the competition. Instead, Jeff surprised Jordan with a proposal.

The romantic scenes were included in the Sunday, September 7 episode. "Five years ago we met here, so I wanted to come full circle," Jeff told Jordan, before he got down on one knee. She said yes and they kissed. Country star performed as a video montage of the couple's best moments on "Big Brother 11" and "Big Brother 13" were shown.

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Frankie Grande Gives Touching Eulogy for Late Grandfather on 'Big Brother'

July 24, 2014 02:07:00

Frankie James Grande learned the sad news of his grandfather's death on "". During the show's Live Feed on Wednesday, July 23, he received a letter from his family informing him that his grandfather Frank, who had been battling cancer, passed away on Tuesday.

Frankie's family urged him to stay in the competition as his sister previously tweeted, "Asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said 'no way!' he's gotta play the game even tho i don't understand it." She watched the show when Frankie learnt of the sad news and took to Twitter to share her reaction, "Watching @frankiejgrande talk abt grandps after reading our letter on the live feed. sobbing / laughing hysterically. love u frankie so much."

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'Big Brother 16' Twists and New House Revealed

June 19, 2014 03:06:31

New rules will apply in the upcoming installment of "". In what is dubbed the most "twisted" season ever, the show will name two Houseguests as the Head of Household (HOH) each week. Each HOH will have a chance to nominate two fellow Houseguests for eviction every week, but the HOHs will not be automatically safe for the week.

The second twist is called "Team America", which is a new interactive element that will allow viewers "to significantly influence the game from home." Additionally, this season's "Big Brother" will introduce a new competition, Battle of the Block, "which will dramatically shift the power in the house each week."

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'Big Brother 15' Winner Claims He Played a Good Game

September 19, 2013 11:09:46

Another reality TV competition series wrapped up its season on Wednesday night, September 18. While "" crowned its season 8 winner over at NBC, " 15" picked its own champion on CBS.

GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson and Andy Herren were the last three remaining contestants after spending 90 days in the house. In the first part of the HoH competition which took place almost a week ago, they held on in the skater-inspired challenge. Spencer was out quickly and GinaMarie won in this challenge, but she choked on some glitter.

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'Big Brother' Is Renewed for Season 16 as the Final Three Are Revealed

September 13, 2013 09:09:36

"" is going to return for another season. CBS has just picked up the reality competition series for a 16th installment set to debut next summer. Its live feed, late night companion show, "Big Brother: After Dark", will also return for a second season on TVGN.

"Big Brother" is a solid ratings performer for CBS this summer despite being plagued with controversy regarding some of the contestants' racist and offensive remarks caught on camera. The network has addressed this issue, inserting disclaimers that say, "Views or opinions expressed by a Houseguest are those of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS," in the broadcast and online episodes.

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'Big Brother 15': Two Girls Down in Second Double Eviction

September 06, 2013 01:09:35

" 15" featured another double eviction as the show hit a milestone. With two weeks left before the show crowns a winner, the competition is in shortage of female players as two other girls were sent packing on its Thursday, September 5 outing, which marks the 500th episode for the reality series.

First to get the boot was Amanda, who was nominated along with Spencer. Amanda initially thought McCrae and Andy would be on her side, so she campaigned to get Elissa's vote. Elissa agreed to keep Amanda. The vote result was a tie, so GinaMarie got to make the deciding vote. She chose to evict Amanda.

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Video: Aaryn Gries Evicted From 'Big Brother', Confronted About Racist Remarks

August 30, 2013 02:08:28

Aaryn Gries became the latest victim of " 15" eviction. The 22-year-old Texas girl, who made headlines due to her controversial statements on the show, was voted out 5-0 of the competition on Thursday, August 29 after being nominated along with Andy Herren.

In an interview with host Julie Chen following her eviction, Aaryn finally addressed her racist behavior on the show. "I do not remember saying those things," she said after Julie read back some of her racist comments. "That was not meant to be serious, and if I said those things I feel horrible because I regret that."

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'Big Brother 15' Welcomes Back a Juror in Latest Twist

August 23, 2013 11:08:07

" 15" wasn't done with its surprise yet. In its eighth week, the show revealed another twist, shocking the HouseGuests as well as viewers at home. Before that, the HGs voted for eviction with Helen and Spencer as the nominees. Helen was eventually evicted 4-1.

In her post-eviction interview with host Julie Chen, Helen said, "I've been questioning Andy's loyalty over the last few weeks." Julie then dropped the news that Helen would have a chance to get back into the game.

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'Big Brother' Contestant Invesitaged by Cops After Making Child Porn Jokes

August 08, 2013 11:08:02

Another "" contestant shocks viewers again with controversial remarks on the show. On Monday, August 5, Spencer Clawson was overheard talking about child pornography in the program's 24-hour live feeds.

"I like to beat off to child porn. Did I ever tell y'all about that?" he's captured telling fellow HouseGuest Spencer Clawson. He continued, "I love it. Beating off to child porn is my favorite thing there is."

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CBS' CEO Leslie Moonves on 'Big Brother' Racist Remarks: 'It Makes Us Uncomfortable'

July 30, 2013 08:07:24

The "" racial controversy was one of the topics discussed during CBS' presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves, taking over for CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler who attended a funeral, personally found "some of the behavior absolutely appalling."

" 'Big Brother' is obviously a social experiment, it always was. Clearly that's what's happening this year," he said. "What you see there, I think it, unfortunately, is reflective of how certain people feel in America. It's what our show is. I think we've handled it properly. Obviously, a lot of it makes us uncomfortable ... we did not comment on some of the racial things being said until it really affected what was going on in the household."

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'Big Brother 15' Adds Disclaimer Following Racial Controversy, Reveals Week 3 Nominees

July 15, 2013 01:07:41

CBS stresses its stance on the controversy sparked by some of "" season 15 contestants' racist comments. On the show's latest episode which aired July 14, the network added a disclaimer which sounded similar to the statement it released before to address the issue.

"Big Brother is a reality show about a group of people who have no privacy 24/7. At times, the Houseguests may reveal prejudices and other beliefs that CBS does not condone. Views or opinions expressed by a Houseguest are those of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS. Viewer discretion is advised," the disclaimer read.

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'Big Brother' Shocking Eviction Jeopardizes a Secret Alliance

July 12, 2013 02:07:09

Following the first live eviction last week, Nick of " 15" and most viewers might have thought his alliance was so solid that his plans to stay survived on the show would've worked out once again. However, that was not the case in the July 11 episode when the show evicted another HouseGuest.

As the MVP for the second straight week, Elissa nominated Nick for eviction to replace Jeremy, who won the Power of Veto and used it to remove himself from the block. Helen, also being nominated along with Elissa, didn't worry that she would be sent home since among the three nominees, she was the one with the least threat.

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Pamela Anderson Joins India's 'Big Brother'

November 16, 2010 10:11:25

Hayden Moss Wins 'Big Brother 12'

September 16, 2010 11:09:48

'Big Brother' Crowns Jordan Lloyd as Winner

September 16, 2009 11:09:02

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