Chima’s “behavior that led up to the expulsion” will be on Big Brother tonight

Previewing tonight’s episode of Big Brother 11 on The Early Show Monday morning, Julie Chen said that we’ll see why she was expelled, although Chima insists she quit.

“You will see why, basically, our back was up against the wall and we had to expel her from the game. You will see her behavior that led up to the expulsion; then, you can decide,” Julie said.

Also on the segment, which is below, Julie’s co-hosts mocked the show, prompting Julie to hysterically say, “oh no she di’int, as B-Side notes; he also astutely points out that the crying alliance of Jessie followers have turned into The Friendship from season six, with Jessie as Cappy and complete with crying over how America hates them. That explains why I’m completely a fan of the other alliance. I just wish the producers would bring April back into the house so she could calls us “pieces of shit” again.

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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