‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Showrunner Says Omarosa Is ‘Polarizing,’ ‘Playing to Win’

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‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Showrunner Says Omarosa Is ‘Polarizing,’ ‘Playing to Win’
Omarosa Manigault was ousted from the White House in December and entered the Big Brother mansion on Jan. 31. Why? For one, “Celebrity Big Brother” executive producer Allison Grodner said “she was available.” But it sounds like her presence is also going to make for some serious drama. Even more than the CBS reality series is used to seeing. “I would say it’s surprising,” Grodner told Entertainment Weekly of the other guests’ reaction to the former member of the Trump administration living among them. “There is no doubt she was polarizing, judging by the reaction to her walking in. Remember we sequestered...
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New Celebrity Big Brother USA Update: Four More Celebrities Revealed To Be Interested

Hey, "Big Brother" fans. We're back at you with another Celebrity Big Brother USA update. This time, our source is The Hollywood Reporter. They revealed that four more celebrities have expressed interest in competing in the new United States version. The four new celebrities they mentioned are: former Nsync band member Lance Bass, former "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" contestants Kaitlyn Bristowe and her fiance Shawn Booth. Former MTV's "The Hills" reality show star Spencer Pratt. Kaitlyn Bristowe was the main lady in the 2015 version of The Bachelorette, and she and her fiance from the show Shawn Booth told The Hollywood Reporter that they want to do Celebrity Big Brother really bad. She also told them, "That's the one show that we can think of that we'd want to go on after being on our kind of show." Kaitlyn revealed that she already has a strategy in mind for Big Brother stating,
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'Big Brother' Celebrity Edition: Everything to Know So Far

When news broke that longtime CBS reality series Big Brother would be dipping into celebrity territory, it was met with an outpouring of interest and intrigue.

And it wasn't just from viewers and super fans of the show — Hollywood fans of the series made it clear they would consider stepping inside the Big Brother house.

Executive producer Allison Grodner tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We've had an overwhelming response from people who want to be on the show." Adds host Julie Chen, "They're getting tons of calls from agents."

So, who in town is dialing up the show to pitch...
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'Big Brother 19': Pre-Jurors Crown This Season's Winner

What if Big Brother season 19 went just a little bit differently? 

Every summer, the longtime CBS reality series pits about 16 houseguests against each other to compete for a shot at half a million dollars. In order for them to claim the grand prize, a jury of their peers must decide who to give it to. 

After a season of back-stabbing, blindsides and bullying, said jury could wind up being bitter.  Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan teased to The Hollywood Reporter that this year, audiences will definitely witness an "emotional" one. 

But before...
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The Upcoming Celebrity Big Brother Caused A Problem For Host Julie Chen

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According to a new report from the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter, the host of CBS' hit summer reality show "Big Brother" Julie Chen (above) has encountered and issue when it comes to the new celebrity edition that's scheduled to get introduced this winter 2018. Apparently, the problem will hit her checkbook. They're saying that her husband and CBS chief Leslie Moonves has forced her to take a pay cut to make this Celebrity Big Brother edition happen. It's reported that Moonves is making her take a pay cut because the celebrity season will be much shorter than the regular season. We're guessing that it might also have to do with the fact that they'll have to pay celebrities a lot more money to do it than they would people of a non-celebrity status. So, that money has to come out of somewhere and it's coming out of Julie's pay check.
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Big Brother Season 8 Winner Evel Dick Said Really Bad Things About The Big Brother 19 Cast

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Recently, the folks over at Big Brother Network got to chat up the very outspoken winner of Big Brother season 8 Evel Dick (above). He pretty much had nothing good to say about the current season 19. He even went as far as to say that this was probably the worst season ever! He said returning houseguest Paul Abrahamian is entirely to blame for all the bullying that went on this season and more. The first topic of discussion that they tackled was some of these houseguests comparing their game play to his. They asked him about this. He told them that unlike this season's houseguests, he did his own dirty work. He didn't get other people to gang up on a person. Evel Dick stated, "When I played, I did my own dirty work. I didn’t need the house to gang up on someone, isolate someone, attack someone. When I went full EvelDick on them,
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New CBS Celebrity Big Brother Is Officially Happening This Winter,New Details Revealed

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Alright, so all of you who watched the huge Big Brother 19 live Double Eviction show last night know that host Julie Chen made a major announcement at the end. She revealed that this winter CBS is finally doing their own version of Celebrity Big Brother! In light of that, we sought out all the information we could from some other news outlets. It turns out that the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter were able to get a phone interview with Julie Chen and the executive producers of the show Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. They definitely revealed a little more information that we can expect to see take place with this new Celebrity edition of Big Brother. It looks like we’ll see it actually air in 2018. So, it won’t be happening in December or something like that. We’ll probably see it premiere in January or February.
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CBS Plans Celebrity Edition of ‘Big Brother’ for Winter

CBS Plans Celebrity Edition of ‘Big Brother’ for Winter
CBS is extending the “Big Brother” franchise into the regular September-May season with plans for its first celebrity edition of the show set to air this winter.

The move marks the first time the housebound reality-competition series has aired outside of the summer months since 2008, when CBS fired up a special edition of the show to help fill the primetime void during the 100-day writers strike.

The cast for the show has yet to be announced. Julie Chen will be back in her regular role as host. The CBS-owned cabler Pop TV will again carry the live companion show “Big Brother After Dark,” offering an unfiltered feed of the goings-on in the house during the late-night hours.

“ ‘Big Brother’ has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the U.S.,” said longtime “Big Brother” executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan.

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Big Brother to Unveil First-Ever Celebrity Edition This Winter

Big Brother to Unveil First-Ever Celebrity Edition This Winter
Some famous names are going to be moving into the Big Brother house.

The CBS reality staple is rolling out its first-ever celebrity edition, slated to debut this winter, the network announced on Thursday. No word yet on which celebs will be taking part, but the show will air multiple episodes each week, with all of the usual Head of Household competitions, Power of Veto competitions and live evictions. Franchise mainstay Julie Chen will return to host.

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This will be the first U.S.-based Celebrity Big Brother, but
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'Big Brother': Julie Chen Previews Season 19's First Live Eviction

Big Brother season 19's first live eviction has arrived. 

On Thursday, either Christmas Abbott (yes, like the holiday) or Jillian Parker will walk out the front door, but that doesn't mean they will be this summer's first evictee.

After living in the house for 16 days, the roster of 17 players is now down to 15. First was Cameron Heard's surprise night-one exit when the twist of season 18's Paul Abrahamian coming back into the game was unleashed on the house.

Next, Megan Lowder, who executive producer Allison Grodner had pegged...
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'Big Brother 19' First Evictee Opens Up About His Early Exit

Cameron Heard's Big Brother journey has come to a short and not-so-sweet end. 

Heard's stint on the reality show juggernaut only lasted a mere 12 hours, before he even had time to memorize any of his competitors' names. Due to the first-ever "Big Brother Swap" twist, the return of season 18 runner-up Paul Abrahamian sent the microbiologist packing. And how everything went down shocked both viewers and executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan

"It was very surprising to us," Meehan tells The Hollywood Reporter about the choices made on night one that left Heard meeting host Julie Chen again...
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‘Big Brother’ Premiere: Executive Producers Talk Season 19 Hookups, Viral Trump Moment

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‘Big Brother’ Premiere: Executive Producers Talk Season 19 Hookups, Viral Trump Moment
Another season of “Big Brother” is upon us, and fear not: There will be hookups. Season 19 of the venerable CBS reality show launches Wednesday, and executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan spoke to TheWrap about this year’s “Summer of Temptation” twist, in which houseguests will be offered money, power and safety, albeit with inherent risks. “We knew that temptations had worked before on ‘Big Brother,’ even on season 2, and we just thought that it seems like an element of the game that has always been fun,” Meehan said. “We’ve done it sporadically, but why not do it bigger and wilder.
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Go Inside the 'Big Brother' Control Room as Producers Reveal Season 19 Secrets

Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan had toyed with naming their production company Human Zoo, and an afternoon spent at the Big Brother season 19 house reveals why.

Inside the house, the 16 houseguests are seen sitting on one another's laps, dancing while doing the dishes in the kitchen, and even screaming. Observing them just inches away are the longtime executive producers behind the CBS reality series, who settled on Fly on the Wall Entertainment instead. 

And that's exactly what The Hollywood Reporter was when invited for a close-up look behind the scenes of the summer staple: a fly on the wall.

While the houseguests are trapped inside the house as they...
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How Julie Chen Would Solve the Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud

Following a yearslong feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, the latter tried to make peace during the Big Brother-style YouTube live stream (produced by Big Brother producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan) promoting her latest album, Witness. "I am ready to let it go," said Perry. "I forgive her, and I'm sorry for anything I ever did."

During a chat with THR, Big Brother host Julie Chen surmised that Perry in the Bb house "would win the public over in a second, everyone except for Taylor Swift" and that she'd like "to see these two in the house at...
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'Big Brother' Team Reveals Season 19's Summer of Temptation

Big Brother season 19 is almost here and soon on June 28 all will be revealed. 

The fresh batch of 16 new houseguests were announced on Monday and their interviews with The Hollywood Reporter were released on Tuesday. And as the old saying goes all good things come in threes because now, it's time to take an inside look at the house. 

THR spent some time in the newest house with host Julie Chen and executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan and got some answers to some of the biggest burning questions for the new season.

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CBS Announces June 29th Premiere Date for Zoo Season 3

If you've found in recent years that Zoo has replaced Under the Dome in giving you some thrills and chills in the summer TV season, then you may be pleased to know that CBS has announced that the third season of Zoo will premiere on Thursday, June 29th, at 10:00pm Et.

Press Release: CBS today announced its summer schedule, including the new event series Salvation, the new live-action game show Candy Crush, the third season of Zoo, based on James Patterson’s #1 bestselling novel, and the return of the summer sensation Big Brother.

Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will once again have three weekly episodes. The hit reality series debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 28 (8:00-10:00 Pm, Et/Pt), followed by the Thursday broadcast on June 29 (9:00-10:00 Pm, Et/Pt), Sunday’s installment on July 2 (8:00-9:00 Pm, Et/Pt
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'Big Brother: Over the Top' Boss Talks Potential Finale "Split Vote" and Digital Edition's Future

Tomorrow the first ever Big Brother: Over the Top winner will be crowned. Either Morgan, Jason or Kryssie will be walking away with $250,000. 

If Twitter is any indication, Kryssie will come in third place and Morgan and Jason be fighting for the title. And it'll be a fitting final two given that their respective sides of the house have fought back and forth all season long.

"It's interesting to see one from each side represented, which does predict quite possibly a split vote," executive producer Allison Grodner tells The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the finale.

And if the vote is anything like...
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5 Things to Expect on 'Big Brother: Over the Top'

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5 Things to Expect on 'Big Brother: Over the Top'
There are many questions surrounding Big Brother's biggest experiment, also known as Big Brother: Over the Top. Considering this is the first digital edition of the reality show and the first to air exclusively on CBS All Access, it's hard to imagine how the new season will fare compared to the summer network series that just concluded a week ago. What's different about it and what can viewers expect from it? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan dish on what the new edition is all about.
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'Big Brother' Bosses Talk Season Finale, Nicole's Critics and Jury House Live Feeds

'Big Brother' Bosses Talk Season Finale, Nicole's Critics and Jury House Live Feeds
The end is near for Big Brother season 18. In fact, it's one day away as Paul, Nicole or James will be crowned the newest winner on Wednesday night. Who will take home the $500,000? Well, according to the brains behind Big Brother, executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, it's anyone's game. "What I'm happy about is that you can make an argument for all three of them," Grodner tells The Hollywood Reporter. THR got on the phone with both Big Brother bosses to get their take on Nicole's gameplay, jury house live feeds, the possibility of another

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