Time-lapse footage of Big Brother’s veto competition being constructed

Big Brother 14 has gotten more “social” this season, and that has given us a behind-the-scenes video about the construction of last night’s veto challenge.

It’s too brief and not very detailed, and is narrated by the show’s “Social Insider,” who reads off of cue cards and really should not. It also failed to mention that a Mexican food-themed competition would be turned into a bunch of stereotypes by the contestants.

But it’s still interesting to watch the back yard space be transformed for the competition. I hope CBS produces more of this, but with more detail (like the behind-the-scenes of Survivor videos we’ve gotten in previous seasons).

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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