new Big Brother 5 head of household room may allow evesdropping on others.

new Big Brother 5 head of household room may allow evesdropping on others.
Julie Chen promises big changes when Big Brother 5 debuts on July 6. On a promo video, she says that “new rules are probably going to hurt people who go in as a manipulative player and help those who go in with a pure and open heart.” As Jam! Showbiz reports, rumors suggest that “the producers are handicapping the liars” by changing the house: “the Head Of Household bedroom has been modified to allow those in it to spy and eavesdrop on the other houseguests.” While that isn’t confirmed, Chen does confirm one modification to the house: “Let me just say there is one bedroom that is going to make the army cot that we had as a bed from previous seasons look comfortable. All of the bedrooms are never created equal and this season there is one that is pretty bad so you don’t want to be the one stuck with that bedroom.”

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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