First jury member will be evicted Saturday night

Those wacky Big Brother 6 producers just announced another twist, although it’s not a huge one. Tonight, after Kaysar or Janelle leaves the house, a new HOH will be selected as usual. But that HOH will have to immediately nominate two people for eviction, and one of them will leave Saturday evening, becoming the first jury member.

CBS is calling this a “double eviction,” but it’s really just two evictions in one week. And there’s no word whether or not there will be a veto competition tomorrow or Saturday. We also don’t know if Julie Chen will stick around to work Saturday night’s eviction, or if producers will just put a Dustbuster on the couch in her place to see if we notice the difference.

The Drama Heats Up On This Week’s “Big Brother 6″ As Two Houseguests Fall Victim To The First Double Eviction Of The Season [CBS press release]

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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