Shapiro says Big Brother concept is “sociologically intriguing.”

Shapiro says Big Brother concept is “sociologically intriguing.”
The producer of Big Brother 3 says the show’s concept is “sociologically intriguing” because of how people are affected by being in the house. Arnold Shapiro tells The Indianapolis Star, “I could say: ‘I’m going to be me. I’m going to be my ethical, honest, low-key self.’ But who knows, after six and seven weeks of having been betrayed by somebody and (having) plots hatched against me and being deprived of food except for peanut butter and jelly? I might become a villain.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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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