Big Brother 3 cast revealed.

Big Brother 3 cast revealed.
CBS plans to officially reveal the cast members of Big Brother 3 later today. However, the group has already been appearing in commercials for the show (watch the full commercials at Elite TV using the links in the left-hand column). And Entertainment Weekly online has their names, ages, and occupations. Of the 12, six are in their 20s, five are in their 30s, and one person is 51; there are six women and six men. Producer Arnold Shapiro says, “I don’t want to insult last year’s [cast], but this group is gonna make bathing-suit time worth watching,” adding that “we have some hot single moms” and a gay man who is “not hairy like Bunky.”
+ also: Kent talks about what happens behind the scenes the first few days.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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