Jamie Kern, who appeared on season one of CBS’ Big Brother, has sold her makeup and skin care company IT Cosmetics to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion.
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My love/hate relationship with Big Brother is well-documented. Compared to Survivor, which blew regular TV out of the water with its stunningly produced first season, the other CBS reality series was a complete disaster its first season, and has always… continue reading
A decade ago tonight at 9 p.m. ET, Big Brother debuted on CBS, instantly taking network reality TV in a new direction. It was a Wednesday evening, and Survivor served as its lead-in. Everything that series introduced–cinematic production values, rich… continue reading
In reality TV history, American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman is perhaps the most in/famous forgotten host; his co-host Ryan Seacrest is hosting the Emmys tonight, and who knows where Dunkleman is, besides being mocked. While Big Brother host Julie Chen gets… continue reading
On July 4, 2000, in celebration of our nation’s birthday, 12 people entered a trailer in the parking lot of CBS Studio City. Yes, the cast of Big Brother 1 started their sentences five years ago today. After we, the… continue reading
Will Mega loses City Council race. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Big Brother‘s Will Mega received 2,913 votes–not enough to land him one of the seven at-large seats on the Philadelphia city council. An education party candidate, he ran… continue reading
celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars. A celebrity edition of Big Brother was possibly going to air last month, with plans for a celebrity Survivor in the works; CBS president Les Moonves said… continue reading
Howard Stern says he was offered $3,000 to visit previous Big Brothers. Saying he’d participate in a celebrity edition of Big Brother only if it was just him and Kathy Lee Gifford in the house for a month with no… continue reading
CBS settles Big Brother name suit. The lawsuit alleging that CBS’ Big Brother infringed upon George Orwell’s book “1984” was settled late last week. Details were confidential.
“The return of the hamsters!” Six of Big Brother‘s house guests appeared at a reunion, and writer Jeff Whitty was there. With a well-earned amount of skepticism and sarcasm, he chronicles the evening in Salon.com. Among the highlights: Mega gave… continue reading
six Big Brother cast members “extend their grasp of fame.” The LA Times’ Brian Lowry reports on a reunion of six Big Brother cast members in New York. About the only interesting thing that happened was Cassandra saying, “I felt… continue reading
Britt starting her own e-commerce business. Yeah, good thinking, Britt; that’ll certainly be a huge success.
Endemol chief: bad casting is to blame for Big Brother. John de Mol, creator of Endemol Entertainment, says Big Brother‘s problems in the U.S. (international versions have apparently not sucked like last summer’s CBS version) are because of a crappy… continue reading
the casting sucked, and more Big Brother bashing–and some praise! TV Guide’s report about CBS chief Les Moonves’ Big Brother comments include some praise for the show. He said the last ep beat the Olympics in ratings, and overall, the… continue reading
want to get into Big Brother Josh’s shorts? now you can.Josh’s “Aunt Suzey” is auctioning off the orange shorts he wore “all most everyday” during his three-month stay in the Big Brother house. With four days remaining, the highest bid… continue reading