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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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'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen on Contestants' Racial Comments: 'It Stung'

July 09, 2013 09:07:09

"" co-presenter Julie Chen, who also hosts "", shared her feelings about the offensive remarks made on the CBS show by the contestants. During a Monday discussion with , , Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood, Chen said she took offense at the insensitive comments, especially the ones that made fun of Asians.

"When I first heard found out that Aaryn [Gries], 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. I heard about her describing Asians as 'squinty-eyed' and 'go make a bowl of rice,' " Chen said. "It stung. I took it personally; I'm a human being."

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'Big Brother 15' First Eviction: Nick's Master Plan Works

July 04, 2013 11:07:03

The secret alliance and the blindsiding plan in the first week of " 15" led to the first eviction on Wednesday, July 3. Some of the HouseGuests' prediction that Elissa was the MVP was proven right as she revealed it herself to Andy and the master plan initiated by Nick and McCrae continued.

David became the first evicted contestant after being voted out by seven fellow HouseGuests. David's allies were genuinely shocked, while those who evicted him pretended to be shocked. Jeremy, meanwhile, stuck to the plan to evict Elissa, giving Nick a "reason" to out him as a member of his secret alliance, the Moving Company.

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CBS Responds to Controversy Over Racist and Homophobic Remarks on 'Big Brother'

July 03, 2013 11:07:06

Just a week into its 15th season, "" has sparked a controversy over the HouseGuests' statements on live feeds which offended fans. In the unedited streaming, some of the contestants were captured making racist and homophobic comments.

GinaMarie referring to welfare as "n**ger insurance," Aaryn calling gay contestant Andy a "queer," and another girl saying that Candace's "blackness" was coming out were some of the offensive remarks. Those parts, however, were not included in the broadcast version of the show.

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'Big Brother' Reveals MVP's Power in Season 15 Premiere

June 27, 2013 04:06:46

" 15" welcomed 16 houseguests to the new house in the season premiere on Wednesday, June 26. After a short introduction of the contestants, host Julie Chen gathered them to announce one of the twists: instead of two houseguests, three contestants will be nominated for elimination each week.

The houseguests then played Popsicle Factory to determined the HoH. In the game, they had to hang onto a "popsicle" while things like cold water and paint sprayed them as they rotated. After almost three hours, Nick and McCrae made a deal which would ensure Nick's immunity as he let McCrae be the first HoH. McCrae agreed, saying, "I like you. I think you and me can work well together."

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'Big Brother 15' Announces 16 Houseguests

June 21, 2013 12:06:12

CBS has officially announced the 16 contestants that will be competing in the forthcoming season of "". Including people from a wide range of professional background, the 15th cycle features a relatively much younger cast compared to previous installments with the majority of the houseguests in their 20s.

The 16 houseguests will be competing for the $500,000 prize, but host Julie Chen has teased that more people could join the game. The show recently also announced two twists: three houseguests, instead of the usual two, will be nominated for eviction, and an MVP will be chosen based on viewers' vote each week.

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'Big Brother' Reveals Two Twists for Cycle 15

June 20, 2013 03:06:50

Before the " 15" is officially kicked off, two changes on the show have been revealed. The Hollywood Reporter, which recently shared photos of the new "Big Brother" house, learns that this season houseguests will nominate three fellow contestants for eviction, instead of the usual two.

The second change will involve the audience. Each week, viewers will vote for that week's MVP. The contestant who gets the most votes and ultimately declared the MVP will get special powers, which will be further explained on the show's premiere.

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'Big Brother' Reveals Cycle 14 Winner, Gets Renewed for 15th Season

September 20, 2012 11:09:47

Ditching freedom to live in the "" house for more than two months was worth it for one contestant who went home with the $500,000 grand prize in the season 14 finale. When the episode started, Ian Terry, Danielle Murphree and Dan Gheesling were still playing the endurance game for the first part of the final HoH competition.

Dan managed to convince Ian and Danielle to drop the game, so the latter two were battling it out in Part 2, which was a puzzle game. Ian won in the second round and competed against Dan in the third part. Ian defeated Dan in the challenge, which had them completing jury member questions, and thus he secured his place in the final two.

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'Big Brother 14': Coaches Hit the Reset Button, No One's Going Home

August 03, 2012 01:08:37

The result of the "America's Vote" on "" has been unveiled. Before the live eviction show on Thursday, August 2, host Julie Chen announced that viewers chose to give a chance for the coaches to join the remaining eight HouseGuests in the game.

Joe and Frank were nominated for eviction that night, but if any of the coaches hit the reset button, the eviction would be canceled and everyone would play for the Head of Household (HoH). One by one the coaches were called into the Diary Room whether to hit the "Reset Button" or not. Britney, Dan and Janelle chose to hit the button, but Boogie did not.

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'Big Brother 14' Could Let Coaches Join the Competition With 'America's Vote'

July 27, 2012 12:07:37

" 14" is poised to bring in a potential game changer to the competition while it's close to enter its fourth week. After eliminating four HouseGuests, the show may expand its list of contestants as it has just announced "America's Vote", which would allow the four coaches to compete for the grand prize of $500,000.

In the Thursday, July 26 episode, host Julie Chen announced the big twist, in which viewers could vote to decide whether or not former contestants Janelle Pierzina, Dan Gheesling, Mike "Boogie" Malin and Britney Haynes could join the remaining HouseGuests in the game. The result will be announced next week, on Thursday, August 2.

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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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