Julie Chen pregnant but won’t leave Big Brother

Big Brother host and increasingly self-aware and human-like robot Julie Chen is pregnant with her first child, and she’ll pull a Heidi Klum and host Big Brother 11 this summer.

On the Early Show this morning, Julie announced, “I am expecting my first child. So it wasn’t a big Sunday at the buffet table. I’m starting to show now! And my due date is Oct. 4.” She’s married to CBS CEO and president Les Moonves.

Julie also said, “I’m not taking maternity leave from (the CBS show) ‘Big Brother.’ I e-mailed my boss over there this weekend and I said, ‘Don’t worry. I can still do the show!”

Well, in fairness, you could never really do the show, but that’s why we love you, Julie.

Julie Chen Is Expecting First Child [CBS]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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