Big Brother 2 cast announced.

Big Brother 2 cast announced.
The cast of Big Brother 2 has been announced, and it includes a 43-year-old interior designer who cites Dr. Laura as her hero, a 28-year-old physician whose favorite TV show is “Boy Meets World,” a 26-year-old bartender whose favorite magazine is Men’s Fitness, and a 40-year-old adult literacy teacher who says her least favorite band is ‘NSync.
+ update: during The Early Show, Julie Chen showed clips of the 12 cast members audition tapes, which demonstrate, she said, the “potential for tension in the house.” Among the highlights: Bunky is gay; Kent says “the gay lifestyle is perverse, is deviant, is not normal”; Justin once told a woman she was “a complete walking disaster”; Will thinks he comes off “cocky” but thinks he’ll have “intellectual superiority” over everyone; Shannon was going to be a flight attendant; and Krista wants to “get naked.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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