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Celebrity Big Brother: Are these the most scandalous housemates ever?

After weeks of the usual ridiculous speculation (who really believed Chris Fountain would duck into the house mere days after being fired from Corrie?), the cast for the next Celebrity Big Brother was finally revealed on tonight's (August 22) massive launch show.

In some ways it's a pretty typical CBB lineup - a Towie star, tick. A Loose Woman, tick. A Barbie-esuqe glamour model, tick, tick, tick. However, we did notice that the new lot of contestants are a bit more controversial than usual, boasting between them an 'impressive' amount of arrests and column inches for issues as diverse as drink, drugs, violence and racism.

Before it all kicks off in the house, Best in Showbiz brings you a rundown of the real-world antics of Celebrity Big Brother's most scandalous group yet...

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Abz is not just an acronym for Aberdeen Airport, an Asian American gang or a drug for
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TV highlights 23/07/2012

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Care Home Kids: Looking For Love | Horizon: The Truth About Looking Younger | Absolutely Fabulous | Ruby Wax's Mad Confessions | Arena: Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came To Dingle | The Daily Show

Care Home Kids: Looking For Love

9pm, BBC3

Ashley John-Baptiste is widely known as the guy who quit The X Factor (he left boy band The Risk last year while they were still in the running). Here, though, he wants to talk about something else: from the age of two until he was an adult he was in care and moved between foster and child care homes. Though he admits he's done remarkably well in life, he still carries the emotional scars of his upbringing. In this documentary he revisits the care system, meeting children who are currently in care, to try to find out what really went on. Martin Skegg

Horizon: The Truth About Looking Younger

9pm, BBC
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Keira Knightley Lands a Nomination at Laurence Olivier Awards

Keira Knightley's heavily criticized stint in a London production of "The Misanthrope" has earned her a nomination for one of Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards. The actress has been hit with a slew of bad reviews for her part in an adaptation of the Moliere classic, which marked her debut on the West End stage and is currently playing at the Comedy Theater.

But the poor reviews haven't stopped Knightley from being named in the Best Supporting Actress category by jurors of the prestigious Olivier Awards, the highest honors in British theater. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star will compete against Hayley Atwell ("A View From the Bridge"), Michelle Dockery ("Burnt by the Sun"), Alexandra Gilbreath ("Twelfth Night"), Rachael Stirling ("The Priory") and Ruth Wilson ("A Streetcar Named Desire").

Meanwhile, Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz was shortlisted for a Best Actress prize for her performance as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire
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Knightley Nominated For Theatre Prize

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Knightley Nominated For Theatre Prize
Keira Knightley's heavily criticised stint in a London production of The Misanthrope has earned her a nomination for one of Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards.

The actress has been hit with a slew of bad reviews for her part in an adaptation of the Moliere classic, which marked her debut on the West End stage and is currently playing at the Comedy Theatre.

But the poor reviews haven't stopped Knightley from being named in the Best Supporting Actress category by jurors of the prestigious Olivier Awards, the highest honours in British theatre.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star will compete against Hayley Atwell (A View From The Bridge), Michelle Dockery (Burnt By The Sun), Alexandra Gilbreath (Twelfth Night), Rachael Stirling (The Priory) and Ruth Wilson (A Streetcar Named Desire).

Meanwhile Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz was shortlisted for a Best Actress prize for her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, and will go up against Gillian Anderson (A Doll's House), Imelda Staunton (Entertaining Mr Sloane), Lorraine Burroughs (The Mountaintop) and Juliet Stevenson (Duet For One).

Jude Law's turn in Hamlet faces competition from James Earl Jones in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, James McAvoy for Three Days Of Rain, Mark Rylance (Jerusalem), Ken Stott (A View From The Bridge) and Samuel West (Enron).

In the musical categories, former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm is up for a Best Actress statue for her role in Blood Brothers, while Rowan Atkinson's stint as Fagin in Oliver! has scored him a Best Actor nod.

The winners will be named in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 21 March.

Minnie Swears On Live Primetime TV

Minnie Swears On Live Primetime TV
Minnie Driver caused problems for British television show The Priory after swearing live on air yesterday. Minnie turned the air blue when a song she had written for group Bomb The Bass was played. She made no apology, leaving presenter Zoe Ball at the end saying, "We apologize to viewers about the expletives." Minnie's behavior may now stop future shows going out live.

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