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Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Big Brother contestant who was accused of sexually harassing his housemates is now under fire for using the N-word
JC Mounduix was trying to explain the difference between "midget" and "dwarf" to black female contestant Bayleigh Dayton when he used a gay slur and the N-word. Mounduix was admonished two weeks ago for inappropriately touching housemates with an ice creams scooper.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Big Brother is emphasizing younger contestants because they are more likely to create drama
The reason this season is almost entirely made up of 20-somethings is because they are more likely to be immature and volatile, says Julie Chen. "You need people that you think are not going to get along. We’ve found that the majority of the group being in their 20s works nicely, especially since it’s summer and everyone’s in bathing suits trying to impress," Chen tells Parade magazine. "Also, there’s a level of immaturity in your 20s; you’re still hotheaded and not that wise, so you’re going to act up and be more interesting to watch.”
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Big Brother contestant uttered N-word while reciting Drake lyrics
“Oops!” housemate Kaitlyn Herman said on last night's live feed after realizing the error of directly quoting from Drake's song “0 to 100.” Her snafu comes days after CBS had to address incidences of racist comments and sexual harassment in the early days of Season 20.
Posted Wednesday 7/04/18 at 12:54AM EDT
CBS responds to Big Brother allegations of racism and sexual harassment
The network released a statement on footage showing housemate JC Mounduix was touching other cast members inappropriately with an ice cream scooper and additional video of Angela Rummans and Rachel Swindler making offensive comments on race. "Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 -- and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives," read the statement. "At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone. The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed. In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS.”
Posted Tuesday 7/03/18 at 3:01PM EDT
Big Brother contestants accused of being racist on live feeds
Rachel Swindler and Angela Rummans, who are white, were filmed complaining that the sun made them look dark, and "ghetto" -- with one of them saying she feared she would "change ethnicities" because of sun exposure. This is the latest controversy dogging Big Brother in its first week of Season 20. Housemate JC Mounduix was earlier accused of inappropriately touching his male and female fellow houseguests with an ice cream scooper.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Big Brother fans are outraged by contestant who keeps inappropriately touching housemates with an ice cream scooper
JC Mounduix was spotted trying to "scoop" the genitals of his fellow housemates, male and female. According to TMZ, none of the housemates complained about his behavior.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Big Brother returns to a season premiere low, but still topped last night's ratings
About 5.3 million watched the Season 20 premiere of the long-running CBS reality show. ALSO: Did Westworld inspire Big Brother's twist?
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Big Brother boss previews Season 20 twists, says the all-new cast is "much stronger than last year"
"Listen, we have some really strong players in this house, much stronger than last year," says executive producer Alison Grodner. She goes on to explain the "BB App Store" and why there is an entirely new cast this season. "For the past couple of years, we've had people return," she says. "It's nice to have a fresh start for BB20 and to have a brand-new cast of people and brand-new cast of potential 'all stars' in the future." Grodner also explained how Season 20 will pay tribute to earlier seasons. "Right from the get-go you're going to see familiar faces from the show in the audience," she says. "We have nods to the previous seasons in the set design of our opening night competition and throughout the season we'll be welcoming back some of the legends and favorites to participate."
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Big Brother to unveil a "BB App Store" social media twist
“America will get a chance to get the Houseguests trending, resulting in power apps or punishments that could crash their game," CBS says of the new twist for Season 30 that will be unveiled on Sunday, July 1. On the June 27 premiere, housemates will compete on three different challenges that CBS promises “will yield a game-changing power — and two unprecedented punishments.”
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Big Brother unveils its Season 20 houseguests
This year's cast includes a former undercover cop and a Las Vegas entertainer. ALSO: Season 20 may include a social media twist.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ross Mathews to host a Big Brother recap show on Facebook Watch
The recap show, titled Off the Block with Ross and Marissa, will be like Jeff Schroeder's CBS All Access recap show, but for Facebook. “We love them so much, who better to continue the conversation after I’m talking to them,” says Julie Chen. “Plus they are super fans!” Winokur won CBS' first-ever Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
CBS sets summer premiere dates for Big Brother and Kevin Hart's TKO: Total Knock Out
Season 20 of Big Brother will kick off on Wednesday, June 27, with the traditional three episodes airing every week. The Mark Burnett-produced, Kevin Hart-hosted TKO: Total Knockout premieres on Wednesday, July 11. CBS has also scheduled the premiere of sci-fi thriller Salvation for June 25.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Big Brother alums Caleb Reynolds and Rachel Reilly are expected to join The Amazing Race
They are among the contestants on a reported Big Brother-themed season of The Amazing Race.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
The Amazing Race planning an all-Big Brother edition
According to TMZ, Amazing Race winners Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf, who met on Big Brother, paved the way for an all-Big Brother edition. CBS has yet to officially announce the special Amazing Race, which should contain at least one Big Brother winner.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Celebrity Big Brother would still be a political show even without Omarosa
The Head of Household competition is one example of how politics informs Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother, says Jen Chaney. "Even if you cut out Omarosa’s comments about how Melania Trump is actually sharper than people think, Celebrity Big Brother is, at its core, a pretty political show," she says. "Much has been said and written about how Trump became the 'reality-show president' by capitalizing, in part, on the cachet he developed as the no-nonsense, successful businessman he portrayed on The Apprentice. Not as much has been written or said about the fact that nearly two decades of watching wildly popular competition shows like Big Brother, Survivor, and The Apprentice has influenced how Americans view people who are trying to forge relationships while seeking or maintaining power, a process as central to winning at Celebrity Big Brother as it is to getting a bill passed in Congress." ALSO: Omarosa has proven to be a winner at being a reality TV loser.